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01-23-2007 10:11 PM  10 years agoPost 181
dleroi123

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RotorCycle,

My concern is just that - a hard landing or crash. My question is: does the flybar need that much range? I've looked it over and it would be a simple matter to limit it's freedom such that it couldn't reach the gyro. Anybody have any thoughts on this?

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01-24-2007 12:13 AM  10 years agoPost 182
tean

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There's a simple mod you can do to stop the paddles hitting the canopy or gyro/boom at start up. Cut a 10mm length of 2mm rod (preferably carbon) and glue it into the bottom of the flybar slot in the headblock. This limits the flybar tilt slightly and stops it hitting anything. Mine has had all manner of cyclic abuse with this mod and it seems fine.

It would still be wise to keep the gyro out of harm's way in case of a crash or heavy landing.

Logo14 Vbar, Logo500 CSM flybarless, Trex 600 CSM flybarless, 3DMP, Logo10, Lipoly, Mini T, .......

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01-24-2007 12:25 AM  10 years agoPost 183
CrashTestPilot

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My concern is just that - a hard landing or crash. My question is: does the flybar need that much range? I've looked it over and it would be a simple matter to limit it's freedom such that it couldn't reach the gyro. Anybody have any thoughts on this?
In a crash, the flybar may wrap and become contorted to impact a top-mounted gyro regardless.

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01-24-2007 04:31 AM  10 years agoPost 184
dleroi123

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Good point!

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01-24-2007 10:39 PM  10 years agoPost 185
dleroi123

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There's a simple mod you can do to stop the paddles hitting the canopy or gyro/boom at start up.
Tean,

Thanks for the info. That's similar to what I had in mind.

I finally caved (came to my senses)and moved the gyro inside the frame. Instead of taping it to the frame, though, I fashioned an aluminum plate that is held in place by 2 screws, then taped the gyro to it. This way, I can take the gyro in and out without messing with the tape.

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01-25-2007 07:55 AM  10 years agoPost 186
brifa

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Great idea this last!

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01-25-2007 01:48 PM  10 years agoPost 187
Glenn Cain

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I velcro taped the gyro to the in-frame space instead. I can just peel it off to adjust and stick it back when done. Helps to absorb some vibes too, maybe? I wonder if it works as intended?

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01-25-2007 03:07 PM  10 years agoPost 188
AndyH

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Uh, gyro's need to be fairly rigidly mounted to do their job properly. Velcroing a gyro is NOT a good idea at all. The gyro will not perform anywhere near as well as it should.

As the recent new owner of CrashTestPilot's Mini Titan - I think I need to take a picture and post it of how he mounted the gyro - It's a very clever and well done install.

All in all CrashTestPilots build was excellent - almost as good as if I had done it myself...

Still not sure about the Futaba micro digital servo -I think I'm going to swap it for a 9650 as the tail doesn't hold rock solid. It holds well as long as I'm nice to the collective, but the bacwards inverted stuff still ain't as solid as I'd like. I wonder if the micro servo while being faster, doesn't have enough torque to hold on those demanding maneuvers?

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01-25-2007 07:30 PM  10 years agoPost 189
dleroi123

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As the recent new owner of CrashTestPilot's Mini Titan - I think I need to take a picture and post it of how he mounted the gyro - It's a very clever and well done install.
If you show me yours, I'll show you mine.

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01-26-2007 03:09 AM  10 years agoPost 190
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01-26-2007 03:17 AM  10 years agoPost 191
AndyH

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Ok - there's the gyro mount. The little orange thing is a bit of plastic used to make the area flat.

Now I've showed you all of mine.... See Crash's mini went to a good home where it will be loved and taken care of!

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01-26-2007 07:15 AM  10 years agoPost 192
CrashTestPilot

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Hey Andy, I hope you're getting some good use of it.

Incidently, that orange piece of plastic is EXACTLY the width of the little "L" shaped battery stop that comes with the kit. I used the bracket as a template, worked perfect the first time.

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01-26-2007 07:18 AM  10 years agoPost 193
CrashTestPilot

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Andy - on the tail servo, before giving up on the 3154, you might put a decent horn on there if you haven't already. The HS55 horn should fit and isn't flimsy like the stock Futaba horn that I'd wager is flexing under good load.

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01-31-2007 03:37 AM  10 years agoPost 194
ESWLFSE

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Here's mine. Sorry Rui_JC I just loved your two-tone look:

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01-31-2007 05:33 PM  10 years agoPost 195
Rui_JC

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Hi Altimat,

Yours looks very nice too
Glad you liked my idea

Is it vinyl or painted ?

Keep it up...literally

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01-31-2007 06:45 PM  10 years agoPost 196
ESWLFSE

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Painted with Tamiya plastic paint and then added some decals.

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01-31-2007 10:31 PM  10 years agoPost 197
nappyroots2182

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about the gyro being velco taped. not such a good idea but the idea is good. i suppose the velco tape that has the locked balls would maybe work. its quite stiff also. if i have some laying around ill give it a try but im not going to get excited about it.

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02-01-2007 01:50 AM  10 years agoPost 198
Donnie

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Brandon, MS. - Rankin

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Purchases

I was wondering if it is ok to ask where everyone bought their Mini Titan? Were you happy with your service from that company?

thanks
Donnie

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02-01-2007 02:31 AM  10 years agoPost 199
CrashTestPilot

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OnlyRaptors.com here. They're great and being close, every order I've placed has been received the following day.

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02-01-2007 02:38 AM  10 years agoPost 200
Jason Bell

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Anyone used a gorilla gear and paddles on this baby yet?

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