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12-03-2005 11:31 PM  12 years agoPost 1
chixwithtrix

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I have a Sceadu 50 with an OS 50 in it and I want to know how much weight it could lift, or if anyone would know how much it could lift?

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12-03-2005 11:44 PM  12 years agoPost 2
TCGliderguy

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I don't know about a Sceadu... but my Tiger 50 comfortably lifts a Helicam Solutions Sport 30 mount... equipped with a Nikon D-70 with 20-70 zoom lens, a downlink transmitter, a GentLED infrared camera trigger... all the batteries to run this stuff....and I don't even have the O.S. Hyper engine.... just a stock O.S. heli .50. And I am flying at 5500 feet above sea level.

-TC

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12-04-2005 07:52 AM  12 years agoPost 3
markrwalker007

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pretty sure it would lift 3kg but 2 would be better My freind has an sceudo with os50 hyper 600mm blades carrying a 1.5kg mount and camera, its got loads more power with 1.5kg

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12-04-2005 11:37 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Zach Sparks

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The Sceadu 50 setup in my gallery was just over five pounds of flying load. HEAVY!!! Can't remember for sure but it was like five pounds two ounces or something like that.

It flew (pretty well actually) but that is just about all it did. There was not really any room for error. If you dorked up the collective or control inputs even a little it took a bit to get it back steady.

I could see just before it lifted off the load on the blades was quite high because the blades would cone a bit. Not a lot but enough to see it. Don't even think about an auto. All an auto would be good for would be to help minimize the CRASH!!!!!

It was an awful lot of fun and really inspiring to buy a gasser once I got it going. I used a 3/8 inch piece of silicone tubing to route the exhaust to the rear. It helped but not enough to keep the camera clean.

Good luck. I had a ball flying my Sceadu with the camera stuff.

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12-06-2005 12:03 AM  12 years agoPost 5
joeskeeter

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You can input the weight into a sim to
see how it will fly.

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12-06-2005 02:25 AM  12 years agoPost 6
tech1

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Thanks Zach,

Nice to know a ballpark maximum.
Is that with 600mm blades?

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12-07-2005 11:39 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Zach Sparks

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600SAB Carbons and Carbon Extreme Micro-ridged dampers

I won't, but if I did use the Sceadu again I would shoot for no more than 3.5lbs, 2.5lbs the more ideal max. The motor was working pretty hard at the weight I was loading. I had a 60b three needle carb so I could tune it a bit better more specifically than the stock carb but regardless it was work-work working . It gave the the same feeling my Bergen Intrepid EB gave me. That it was a crash waiting to happen. Neither of them were worth the risks for AP so I replaced them both. Aside of the discomfort, flying AP with the Sceadu was really fun and kept the firing burning to get an AP heli going.

Take Care

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