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HelicopterJR Heli Vibe 90/50, Sylphide 90, GSR260 › Vibe 50 - New Design!
07-10-2008 01:39 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Mike Fortin

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I have been playing with a few things on the Vibe 50, nothing major and all stock parts and have managed to make the machine a little more aggressive under the hood.

I have relocated the gyro mount and the battery tray both of which should help with CG. If your flybarless, this is defeintely the way to go as it provides tons more space...if you need it.

If you have seen the layout of an Aurora, this is very similar.

I will get some pics posted soon, I'm pretty sure everyone will like it.

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07-10-2008 02:00 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Mike Fortin

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I need to trim away the brackets that held the battery tray, other than that, that's it.

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07-10-2008 02:10 AM  9 years agoPost 3
PBusch

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I don't think the gyro will fit up there without hitting the canopy.

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07-10-2008 02:12 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Mike Fortin

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Fits perfect with a Spartan or a CSM SL720.

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07-10-2008 02:47 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Mike Fortin

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Just checked and everything fits perfect with room to spare.

I like having the battery a bit higher on the model. This thing is really coming together. Amazing what you can dream up when your bored.

Also, this is going to be my flybarless machine.

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07-10-2008 10:50 AM  9 years agoPost 6
carcrasher

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What keeps the battery tray from moving and hitting the gyro?

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07-10-2008 02:12 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Mike Fortin

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2 screws keep it from moving, even if it were to hit the gyro it wouldn't effect the yaw.

It's very tight and takes a lot to move it.

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07-10-2008 02:29 PM  9 years agoPost 8
tchavei

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Unecessary weight if you ask me.

However by moving the CG higher, I believe you could notice a performance gain.

Tony


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07-10-2008 02:36 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Mike Fortin

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Unecessary weight if you ask me.
There is no additional weight, only reduced weight. No parts are added, only subtracted.

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07-10-2008 02:37 PM  9 years agoPost 10
tchavei

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So by extendind the upper tray, you're not adding any material? interesting.

Tony

PS - I just noted you moved the lower radio bed upstairs. Sorry, didn't saw it before.


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07-10-2008 03:07 PM  9 years agoPost 11
Mike Fortin

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Yep, exactly. Just relocated the battery tray, this should change the CG a bit.

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07-10-2008 03:32 PM  9 years agoPost 12
u77171

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Is the upper bolt on the battery tray screwed into the frame? Wouldn't it pivot with just one screw?

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07-10-2008 04:30 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Mike Fortin

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2 screws, one on each side. I suppose if you pushed on it really hard it would move.

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07-10-2008 04:33 PM  9 years agoPost 14
inkspot1967

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i just took off the gyro tray and relocated my vbar sensor on top of the servo(see pic) next im gonna change my battery tray and make it smaller and lighter.

Mikes right about the CG,it is no good when flybarless but can be done.

CG is the most important thing with flybarless, it has to be spot on or it wont fly good at all.

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07-11-2008 04:30 AM  9 years agoPost 15
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Ink I think you forgot half of the parts for your Vibe's head Very cool heli. I really like the "feel the difference" sticker on the tank.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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07-11-2008 04:45 AM  9 years agoPost 16
inkspot1967

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lol...thx bud.....

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07-11-2008 05:03 AM  9 years agoPost 17
RappyTappy

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You want the CG right on the main shaft and right in line with the boom which will give you the best axial looking rolls.

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07-11-2008 05:03 AM  9 years agoPost 18
carzan

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it will really be cool when he gets his order for the header tank and gets it installed!

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07-11-2008 05:22 AM  9 years agoPost 19
Mike Fortin

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Moving the tray up lik I did puts the battery pretty much inline with the boom.

I am really anxious to get the machine in the air and see how it feels.

The Vibe 50 is clearly a winner, I like the look of the tray in the new position and the fact that it can be done with all stock parts makes it even better.

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07-19-2008 07:22 PM  9 years agoPost 20
Dr LodgerrElite Veteran - Guildford, Surrey - UK - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Mike,

You had a great idea which hope I can show I have improved on slighty - note the extra bolts to hold the upper tray solid and stop it rotating.

Getting everything to fit was an absolute devil, took me hours fiddling but I like the end result!

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

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