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12-26-2008 04:41 AM  8 years agoPost 1921
OH-6 Cayuse

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It's at about 1 and a half lbs without the battery it's closer to 1 lb though but I don't have a real accurate scale. I wonder how much it weighted without the fuse maybe a few ounces how much do they normally weight?

hehe the good ol no gyro days, I didn't get a chance to try one but I'm sure it would've been a blast. By the way I can't believe how addiction this hobby can be!!!

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12-26-2008 04:52 AM  8 years agoPost 1922
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that's great odam, this one has all the weight in the back and just the nose in the front which practically weights nothing! So I'm sure that if I add a lot of weight in the front the problem will go away but like I said it weights enough already and the trim is just going to have to stay. I'm starting to think that adding lights to it would have been cool but than again more weight, so I'll just do that for the 500 when I get the hughes 530 for it....

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12-26-2008 07:38 AM  8 years agoPost 1923
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My 450 naked with 325 woodies is .606kg, 1.335Lbs or 1lb 5.3oz. A 2200ah bat is .175kg, .385lbs or 6.2oz. Hope this helps. I was weighing mine last night and thought why not weigh it at idle up full negative pitch. IE total lift capacity theoretically. I was at 8,5lbs @ 85% when the down force closed a lid on my parts box, causing a blade strike and failure! This was very dumb of me to allow to happen. Any case I bet this thing has about 10 lbs of lift!

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12-26-2008 07:40 AM  8 years agoPost 1924
Jeep Geo

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PS, For the CG issue,try moving as much equipment foward of the main shaft. The farther foward the better

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12-26-2008 07:04 PM  8 years agoPost 1925
OH-6 Cayuse

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hehe I knew it had to be more than that, but like I said my scale is not accurate at all. Dang Jeep Geo that must have been quite an experience not the best idea to try at all. Did anything else break someone said that you can actually break the frame and mess up your heli quite good doing that, I'm just glad you didn't get injured or someone else. hehe yeah that would have helped a lot but I didn't know when I was putting the body on so now it'll have to wait till I have to take the body off to move everything forward

Well after a BS weight down I think it's a little under 2 and a half lbs, I got one of my little 2 1/2 pounder weights in one hand and the heli in the other and the heli was just a little bit lighter than the weight. I'm sure the 325's are going to create a lot more lift so that's going to help a lot aswell, right now I'm using 315's so the added 10mm in each side will be of much help!

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12-27-2008 01:26 AM  8 years agoPost 1926
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ok guys just finished trimming the fuse to get it to work good and here it is I hope you guys like it. Tommorow I'm going to fly it and than clean it to get all the fiberglass out of it. I'll try to take some flying pics and better pic's tommorow after I clean it...

I hope everyone is doing well and also have a happy new years!!

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12-27-2008 02:03 AM  8 years agoPost 1927
sonnyhad

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Oh-6
I cant beleive you are not using 325s on that 450. They are stock blades are they not?
But it sure looks sweet, do the retracts work and all?How much weight did it add to the heli?

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12-27-2008 02:20 AM  8 years agoPost 1928
Jeep Geo

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OH-6, that thing looks totaly awsome man!!! It changes the whole look of things. Were you able to move things around for a better CG? My bird is a little tail heavy too. I notice when I fly that I find it moving backwards even when trimmed. need to move thing around for a better CG. I flew a few batts today, and at the last minute I was hopping around on the ground and next thing I know I had a boom strike and wrapped the head all up! I remanufactured a bunch of main and feather shafts and tried them out and they seem to work ok. Good cause I have a few of them!! I put them in my drill press and using a dial gauge bend them straight, at least to about 1000th of an inch. seems to work. Here is a pic of my jeep too.

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12-27-2008 02:32 AM  8 years agoPost 1929
sonnyhad

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Hey Jeep,
Thats a great idea with the shafts! I'm gunna have to find someone with the drill press and dial gauge and do that myself, I am getting a bunch of them after my trouble with the head vibration. Have you tried it with the feathering shaft as well?

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12-27-2008 02:37 AM  8 years agoPost 1930
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lol yeah sonny they are stock , they used to work fine before but I need more lift now so I'll be forced to get some CF 325's as I plan on babing this one and hopefully not crashing. Oh yeah the retracts shure do work! here's a pic lie I said tommorow I'll take some while flying:

Hey Jeep Geo, thanks it sure does doesn't it. Nah I would have to take the fuse off again to get to the gyro and RX so for the mean time I'm just going to move the battery a little forward and hope that'll help a little. Great job fixing those main shafts it's great to have the tools for the job, but try tightenning the blade holders some more to keep it from doing that!! You have to kind of put it on it's side and move it up and down hard, than tighten the bolts until the blades stop bending that'll keep it from striking the boom. By the way that sucks you had barely painted the boom too!

SWEET Jeep!! do you go off-roading often? Here's a pic of mine, but we kind of had a little accident when a branch fell on the hood

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12-27-2008 04:04 AM  8 years agoPost 1931
Jeep Geo

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OH-6, I saw your jeep in some earlier pics of yours and meant to ask. I wheel it as often as possible. Since I moved out to Canyon Lake I have found that all the property is PRIVATE! I have always had jeeps and loved them all. I have only had this one for about a year now. It has factory upgraded (DANA 44) axles with Air lockers front and rear! It's hard to get stuck. When I do, The winch plucks it right out! I still need a lift and now new tires! Kinda don't want to put the same size rubber on, but that requires new rims and the lift too. Way too much cash that I doen't have!

I still have my old 96 Grand Cherokee that I have done some crazy stuff in. She is pushing 250K miles so its a little tired lately. Needs some TLC.

Where do you wheel at? Your jeep looks pretty set itself! You do the work? Sucks about the tree.

What’s going on with you this weekend? I am still light duty due to a doc and his knife though.

As for the boom, it was remand too. I painted (cooked)three at the same time. I think this one is not repairable though.

Hey Sonny and others, If you want, mail me some of your bent stuff and I'll give it a shot. See what yawl think.

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12-27-2008 04:58 AM  8 years agoPost 1932
OH-6 Cayuse

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wow that's an awesome set up Jeep Geo!!! I'd love to put some lockers on this one too, just have to save up for them. lol you should have seen the stupid thing we were doing on wednessday. There's a freeway close to our house, well we decided to take it to the side of the freeway and do some climbing well that place was really steep and I have to admit it was kind of scary because the jeep was really tilted to the side(good thing it has the wide tires), well I decided to get off and take a look at it and boy was it tilted I wish I had taken my camera. Anyways we decided to call it a day before we got caught by the cops and when I got back on board the darn thing kind of just slanted a little more and I was like OH SH**T so I just put my seat belt on extremely fast and got ready for it to roll over but it didn't and it was so much fun!!! We did that after I changed the U joints on the front but all in all it was really cool, this is the pic of a bronco we just sold. That thing rocked so much we rebuild the engine, tranny, suspension, brakes so it ran oh so smooth and was such an awesome off road truck

How much are you going to lift yours?? I'd keep it a little low to keep it from flipping on you! Oh yeah we do everything engine's, trannies, rear ends, suspension, interiors and now with my new found love for painting I'm going to give the jeep a little touch up soon.
I don't know yet what about you, my brother and I might be going fishing at night but I'm still not sure because we have to finish some things??
Hey is there something special that you have to do to powder coat? does it have to be metal? I'd sure like to learn how to do that!

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12-27-2008 03:31 PM  8 years agoPost 1933
Jeep Geo

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Nice Bronco OH-6, I would only like to lift my Jeep just enought to stuff some 35"s under it on some 17" or so rims. Ya, don't want to jack it up too high!

For powder coating, it does have to be metal. I have an electrostatic paint gun that blows the power onto the metal. you put a ground wire on the metal to make the paint stick to it. just the right amount of pain sticks and the rest falls off to be reclaimed. put the item in the oven @ 400 for 18 mins and its done! very simple, and very tough paint, thats why I like it.

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12-27-2008 03:33 PM  8 years agoPost 1934
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Hey, Look what time it is. Time to FLY!!! No wind this morning too.

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12-27-2008 03:48 PM  8 years agoPost 1935
OH-6 Cayuse

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wow that's a cool process but I bet the equipment is expenssive huh? Yeah I don't like when truck jeeps etc are lifted too much the suspension looks so weak and their not much good for anything. Do you do your own work on your jeep also??

Hehe yeah it's such a beautiful morning outside just came in from flying the airwolf, I'll upload the pic's right now!

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12-27-2008 03:52 PM  8 years agoPost 1936
odam2k

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I got to fly yesterday morning, till it was snowing so hard I couldn't see any more... This morning I managed one flight on the Voyager, then it started raining

I've noticed in the cold of winter that the Apogee batteries I run on the Voyager (2 x 3S1P 2170mah 10C packs in parallel) just didn't have enough kick and more. I was using 2 3S1P 2200mah 30C packs and they worked fine, but those are for my Blade 400, and I had 6 of them set up to make 3 sets of batteries for the voyager. This only left me 3 for the blade 400, and 4 Apogee 3S1P 2170's doing nothing, since they coudldn't fly the 400 at only 10C

This morning I tested using 3 of the Apogee's in parallel, so that gave me just over 6.5AH which is plenty! I flew for 13 minutes till the rain started, I'm curious how much juice I'll be putting back into them. It added some weight, but it is a 500 size, and I won't be doing any 3d on it anyhow.... just scale type flying.

I also picked up another sheet of pegboard this morning, just gotta find a place to put it...

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12-27-2008 04:42 PM  8 years agoPost 1937
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here it is flying I hope you guys like it, and can see it

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12-27-2008 04:47 PM  8 years agoPost 1938
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hehe I'm sorry odam, it must be hard for you How much are those batteries? by the way how did the heli feel when you used 3 batteries at the same time, 13mins that sounds good though??

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12-27-2008 04:55 PM  8 years agoPost 1939
Jeep Geo

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Yep, I do everything i can cause it usually gets screwed up if someone else does it and it cost too much for the labor. I guess I'm "pinche`"! I think I spelled it right.

I got 3 flights in before a big black cloud moved in and the temp dropped about 10 degrees and the wind started kicking. No rain unfortunately. Now the sky’s look clear again. Wow, a whole 10 minuet storm! I like to fly, but we really need the rain. The lake is at an all time low of like 12 feet below norn. Most all of the boat ramps are closed and all you see is big trees sticking out of what little water there is!
Hey Odam, can you please pack up some of your snow and send it our way! I will gladly trade you twice as much sun and nice weather for the water. LOL.

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12-27-2008 05:09 PM  8 years agoPost 1940
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hehe yeah Jeep Geo the weather has been really crazy around here aswell, I think it was either tuesday when it was freezing and than wednessday it turned to such a beautiful day and it's been like that since... Hey I met another guy at the HS and we might be meeting at a park tommorow for some flying maybe you could come along!! It's a park on rigsby road, it's really close to Hobby town so hopefully we can go fly a little! Let me know if you're interested so I can call you if we do endup going, I still have your card so hopefully you can come down I think it's going to be like 3 maybe 4 other guys!

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