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HelicopterFuel-Helicopters New or Limited ActivityAHF-RC › Started build on AEOLUS
12-12-2008 05:10 PM  8 years agoPost 1
blade3d

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Will give details later VERY NICE HELI the quality is great.

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01-03-2009 08:56 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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Well I completed the build here are some more pics.
and this is what I think about the Heli during the build.

1- The side frames are made of some kind of composit it's not G10 and is a little more flexible than G10 it has a very nice finish much lighter and when the frames comes together it seems very strong.
2- All the parts are very good quality and the whole copter goes together nicely all the parts fit, the only problem I had was the bearing was tight on the tail hub I had to file down the hub a little to get the bearing to loosen up aside from that all the parts fit perfectly there are also small notches in the frame to help fit the bearing blocks and tail boom holder.
3- The clutch bell comes with the magnet hole pre drilled and magnet is included, right above the bell in the front part of the frame is a bracket to install the sensor. The design of the belli with the bearing right above the bell it is the best design I've seen so far.
4- The copter is a straight forward build and can be quicly built the engine goes righ up into the copter with the fan shroud ( very nice ) The frame spacing is very narrow which makes it more rigid I like that very much.
5- The head and tail are basic and goes together very well
6- The canopy is very nice and light it's also the narrowest canopy I've seen makes it look very sleek.It did have some cracks I think they may want to set up a better packing for the canopy.

Overall I like the copter very much and to me it's got to be a winner. I have not flown it yet kinda cold here in NJ but I'll get out to fly it soon, here is my set up.

JR 8717 x 3
Reactor X
Spartan / 9256
Throttle 9254
YS50
JR 921 / 2.4
Battery, Flight Power 2500 MA
Zimmerman muffler
With the equipment it did come out nose heavy but I'll work on that later.

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01-03-2009 09:57 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Eury

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It's a shame that while copying the 600 head they copied the first generation swash that had the control balls out of line. Where did you get it from, and how much was it?

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01-04-2009 12:16 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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It's a shame that while copying the 600 head they copied the first generation swash that had the control balls out of line
LOL, I noticed that too

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01-04-2009 06:50 PM  8 years agoPost 5
blade3d

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Care to eloberate on that ball misalingment And all copters are copies of another copter thats nothing new what is good is when part of the design is unique.

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01-04-2009 08:31 PM  8 years agoPost 6
alchemist

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Of course there is a fair amount a design copying going on and to be honest that's a good thing, the hard part is collecting all the good designs and putting them together as one.

That said, the swash appears to have a remarkable resemblance to the 600 swash including the vertical misalignment which causes unwanted interactions in the head.

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01-04-2009 09:02 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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I see what you mean tell you the truth I didn't even look the head over I thought it was the basic Trex head, Ive never owned a Trex but am sure that can be fixed,, the rast of the copter is a great design.

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01-04-2009 09:13 PM  8 years agoPost 8
tnbulldog

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The front elevator arm up to the swash does not look like it is at 90°, from the pics it seems to be leaning back towards the tail of the heli.

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01-04-2009 09:18 PM  8 years agoPost 9
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I see what you mean tell you the truth I didn't even look the head over I thought it was the basic Trex head, Ive never owned a Trex but am sure that can be fixed,, the rast of the copter is a great design.
Totally agree, I have a 600 and it's a great machine.

You could probably put a QuickUK trex swash upgrade in it which addresses the geometry issue, it's lighter and allows for more pitch as it's slimmer.

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01-06-2009 03:12 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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OK thanks

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01-06-2009 04:45 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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the model may fly just fine as is. if your radio has linkage compensation you could dial out the interaction for free rather then spend money on a upgrade part. I'd also suggest bringing this to AHF's attention.

just some weight saving/ CG-moving suggestions:

1. move the Reactor to the top of the servo frame
2. use a HS65 for the throttle servo (another online builder did this on RCHeliSource.com I believe)
3. use a smaller lipo battery and just have multiples and change out after 2 flights or so... may not be practical for every day flying, but the batteries are cheap enough if you want the lightest weight.

- Dan Goldstein
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01-06-2009 09:41 PM  8 years agoPost 12
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I think I will do all three I have a HS65 in my K3D good idea

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01-06-2009 09:51 PM  8 years agoPost 13
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for reference:

and the entire build thread:

http://www.5irc.com/content.asp?id=1538071&db=TECH

- Dan Goldstein
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01-06-2009 09:58 PM  8 years agoPost 14
blade3d

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Nice, so far i love this copter

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01-17-2009 05:33 PM  8 years agoPost 15
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Here is an update I ordered two 2100 Mah Batteries they are a little smaller and lighter than the 2500 I also had to chop off part of the front tray and made two little brackets for the Reactor X regulator and receiver but the CG is good now. Still have not flown it yet but am ready and every thing looks nice and clean uncomplicated I love the set up it's so simple. Of all the 50 size copters out there this is the lowest parts count and simple set up I've seen, Here are the pics.

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01-17-2009 08:16 PM  8 years agoPost 16
darkfa8

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Looks great Rupert. Nice and clean install, well packaged and accessible.

I'm anxious to get one of these. So far, despite emails and phone calls, no luck =\

- Dan Goldstein
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01-17-2009 08:18 PM  8 years agoPost 17
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Thanks, hang in there bro it shoule be coming soon.

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01-17-2009 08:21 PM  8 years agoPost 18
darkfa8

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just one thing i noticed in your pics, may or may not be an issue, but couldn't hurt to check is to make sure the wires in the vicinity of the Spartan gyro case don't rub, bump or vibrate near it...could cause the gyro not to perform up to par.

its a great gyro.. while it can be a PITA, it has a bunch of adjustments you can use to get it to work the way you want.. hopefully for you it'll work perfect on your first lift off. A friend has one here in a small electric (450) and at first it wasn't as locked in as we'd like during prio manuevers or tic-tocs, but nothing some tweaking didn't fix.

- Dan Goldstein
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01-17-2009 08:29 PM  8 years agoPost 19
blade3d

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Thanks for the input but I made sure the wire or the gyro / wire is not touching or rubbing in the small area it's installed in it's all clear, I do love the Spartan I have one in my Aurora and it works great I had this one in my Knight 3D

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01-19-2009 04:16 AM  8 years agoPost 20
rsalazar

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Nice job, it looks great.

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