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12-01-2007 12:28 PM  9 years agoPost 1
chopperben1

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I have just completed my Hurricane 200 and today is the day for the first flight! I bought this heli as a winter indoor flyer as it is too cold now up here in Canada for regulary outdoor flights (I am relatively new to the hobby and my other heli is a Trex600E, so way too big to even think about for indoors).

Thanks to everyone for the posts so far on this helicopter...they have helped with the set-up.

I'll let you guys know how it goes.

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12-01-2007 06:06 PM  9 years agoPost 2
chopperben1

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ok, first few flights done...so far so good, but still needs some adjustments. Fo such a small heli, I am surprised how stable it is once I get it settled down, but when it gets going, it is really fast.

I have a few questions:

1) Have you guys mounted antenna tubes, or if not, how have you run your antenna wire?

2) Is anyone else running a Telebee gyro? If so, how do you switch it from "normal" mode to "heading hold" mode?

3) Is there really any difference between using flybar wights and expo adjustments to dull the speed of the cyclic movements? So far I have no flybar weights so I am playing with the expo.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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12-02-2007 07:54 PM  9 years agoPost 3
eheliflyer

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Is it as stable as others are saying?

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12-02-2007 09:23 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Mikej

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2) Is anyone else running a Telebee gyro? If so, how do you switch it from "normal" mode to "heading hold" mode?
Negative numbers are rate, positive numbers are HH

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12-02-2007 09:31 PM  9 years agoPost 5
MMike

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Cool Heli

Is that your office?

Question 3

The flybar weights make the model more stable.

Expo helps you control more finely.

MMike

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12-02-2007 10:24 PM  9 years agoPost 6
chopperben1

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All right, got it. Thanks for the replies! I didn't have the gyro set up right.

This heli seems awesome to me, but please consider that I am a newbie and certainly no expert. I have a Trex600E that I have about 100 flights on, so I don't do hard 3D or anything, and I bought the Hurricane 200 because it seemed to be the most advanced micro heli that I could fly inside during the winter. Replacement parts also seemed really cheap.

So far, it gets very high marks from me. It is very stable (once you get it set up and trimmed properly!). It seems extremely well designed. I have not had any of the issues that I have read about in other posts about ball joints cracking and the like because the new 200 is all aluminum, and seems very sturdy.

I am flying 2S 850mah batteries and while I am still only in hovering mode right now (so I am not pushing the batteries at all!), I am putting in 4 minute flight times and still putting only about 200 to 250 mah back in.

Thanks again for the replies and the help.

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12-02-2007 10:26 PM  9 years agoPost 7
MMike

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My EP100 eats 100 mAh a minute

MMike

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12-02-2007 10:26 PM  9 years agoPost 8
chopperben1

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Oh yeah, and MMike, thanks for the feedback on the flybar weights, I'll get those for sure now just to see how much more solid this thing can get.

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12-02-2007 10:29 PM  9 years agoPost 9
chopperben1

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"My EP100 eats 100 mAh a minute" - I'll likely get into that range soon, I am clearly not pulling that much right now, but I am doing VERY basic hovering only (in normal mode, not even in idle-up). I am probably about one month away from thinking a little more about what packs I can put in for longer and harder flights!

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12-02-2007 10:32 PM  9 years agoPost 10
MMike

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I would take the blades off to add weights to the flybar:

Balance the fly bar by putting scotch tape on one paddle.

If it's better, fine. If not, move it to the other side.

If the tape doesn't improve either side, you're good.

Leave it off.

Good luck

MMike

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12-02-2007 10:36 PM  9 years agoPost 11
MMike

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I'm flying indoors. Very "softly".

My rotor span is not as efficient as yours.

MMike

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