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HelicopterFuel-Helicopters New or Limited ActivityAHF › Photos of completed Aeolus 50 3D
06-05-2009 07:37 PM  8 years agoPost 1
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Aloha everyone

Here are the photos taken last weekend of my Aeolus 50.

Since last weekend, I connected and configured the MultiGov Pro and rerouted all the wires to have a cleaner look. Also I moved the control switch for the voltage regulator from the top of the electronics pod to the lower part of the right side frame because the canopy was rubbing the corners of the switch.

I'll be taking some photos of the new placement and rewiring, then I'll post that as well.

EJB

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06-05-2009 08:08 PM  8 years agoPost 2
EVO76

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sweet heli, I like the install with the header tank vertical, something not commonly seen. I hope my Vibe 50 turns out this nice

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06-06-2009 12:18 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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EVO76

Thanks, there seemed to be an interest from some of the heli pilots Memorial weekend on Oahu. I had brought this heli over for some assistance from my dad and a couple of other heli pilots for the final setup and to start the OS50 break-in.

The header tank is a horizontal design but, because the header interferes with the canopy if mounted horizontal I opted to mount it vertical. I figured if I am just hovering to break-in the OS50 it should be alright for now. This weekend I'll be taking out the fuel tubing and clunk and replacing it with a brass or plastic tube that will extend to half of the header tank. That way I can leave it mounted vertical but still go inverted.

EJB

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06-06-2009 01:07 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Steff Giguere

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You guys are making me not want to wait for the N5 and go for this one.

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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06-07-2009 01:42 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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steffgiguere

Check out the link:

http://www.ahf-usa.com/catalog/

For the price of the kit and the price for replacement parts (if you crash because you push yourself, then) are affordable.

Looking at the 50 size helis as a start in nitro and a 50 size heli that was not complicated for a first time kit builder like me, the Aeolus 50 3D fit the bill for me.

Aside from the price, the a feature that helped me decide to get the Aeolus 50 3D is the modular design.

Check out the link:

http://www.ahf-rc.com/english/default/default.asp

You pop off the linkages to the cyclic arms, rudder servo, and throttle servo. Remove 5 screws on each side of the electronics tray and you can move the electronics tray over to another frame. Remove 4 screws on each side of the engine pod, 2 screws on each side of the fan shroud, 4 screws for the landing gear and you can move the engine, complete with muffler attached to another frame.

Not complicated for a beginner like me. Imagine for an experienced or even a semi-experienced builder/pilot how much of a convenience that is to get back in the air.

I am very pleased with my Aeolus 50 3D thus far.

EJB

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06-08-2009 03:45 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Furious Predator

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looks like an Align 600N rip off....

Shawn
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06-08-2009 08:45 AM  8 years agoPost 7
blbills

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looks like an Align 600N rip off....
More like an Trex 600 lessons learned. This heli is much more user friendly than the 600. The design is amazing.

Brian

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06-09-2009 03:49 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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unfortunately, most people are too new to this hobby to realize that Align and the vast majority of manufacturers out there are using designs that have been around for most of the last 20+ years.

I wouldn't say Align ripped off anyone, but they did borrow ideas from existing and pre-existing models of the time and combined them into a more progressive package.

- Dan Goldstein
Team Revolectrix

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06-09-2009 04:20 PM  8 years agoPost 9
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CEGLOBAL

How do you access the glow button?

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06-09-2009 05:01 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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Aloha red_z06

The first placement of components that I did had the glow button on the top of the electronics pod (first photo). Although this made it so I could have all the electronics together if I had to remove the pod, I did have to have the canopy removed in order to start the heli. Not to mention the canopy did rub the forward most corners of the voltage regulator switch box. So last week when I attached all the connectors for the MultiGov Pro, I rerouted all the wires and moved the switch box to the lower right side frame (second photo). Now with the canopy on, I can access the glow button by sticking my finger between the header tank and the canopy.

EJB

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06-09-2009 05:20 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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Hardly a rip off or a knock off. There are numerous improvements and enhancements including the sexy thin frame (26mm wide) and modular design for easy and fast maintenance on the electronics and engine. Parts may be similar, but not the same. Nothing like the Trex600 in that regard. My kit looks like quality hardware from what I can see. From the packaging, to the manual, to the end of the build: it is well laid out. To me this looks like the next evolution of 50 class heli's. I really respect this air frame.

_Sam B_

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06-09-2009 05:33 PM  8 years agoPost 12
red_z06

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I rerouted all the wires and moved the switch box to the lower right side frame (second photo).
I think I have a patent on that spot.

www.JustinJee.com

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06-09-2009 05:35 PM  8 years agoPost 13
red_z06

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I was wrong! I have it on the fan shroud.

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06-09-2009 05:38 PM  8 years agoPost 14
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Helicopter designs
Aloha everyone

I have been around the hobby for 25+ years because of my dad. I just didn't get it when I was a teenager. My dad had and still does have an Enforcer and a Raptor. A couple of years ago, he added a T600E and a T600N to his fleet among others. And . . . this week he is adding an Aeolus 50 3D to his fleet.

As far as I know with helicopters, a pilot pushes (in normal mode) the throttle stick up, the heli goes up, pushes the throttle stick down, the heli goes down, and so goes with all the other axis of the heli. Transmitter input is translated to the heli no matter what manufacturer of heli or transmitter you have.

As I stated earlier in this thread, I am a beginner in this hobby, with my own helicopters and I'm starting to get what this hobby is all about . . . fun with your FAMILY and FRIENDS. My oldest boy is 10 years old, he has other things on his mind like school, his own friends and Xbox 360, etc. But, he does have an interest in my involvement in RC helicopters. I also have a 2 year old boy that loves to fly the Havoc indoor heli.

The features that set the Aeolus 50 3D apart, as stated earlier in this thread, is the deciding factor for me to be able to expose my boys to this hobby. Maybe with the features of the Aeolus 50 3D they both might be more open to get more involved in this hobby earlier in their lives. Only time will tell.

EJB

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06-09-2009 05:49 PM  8 years agoPost 15
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red_z06

I saw that photo in early April when I got my kit and thought about putting the switch box on the "patented spot" .

What electronics, engine, and blades do you have on your heli?

Everett

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06-09-2009 05:57 PM  8 years agoPost 16
red_z06

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Hitec 7975hbs
Align GP750 gyro with Futaba 9256
(I would like to find gyro platform so I can put LogicTech 6100T)
OS 50 Hyper with Hatori SAB50
SWE 600mm CF blade and 95mm Tail
Align 2-1 regulator with TP 2s2p2640mah receiver pack
Spektrum AR7000
Align 600 gov with Hitec 475HB throttle

www.JustinJee.com

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06-09-2009 06:02 PM  8 years agoPost 17
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Sam B

What do you have for electronics, engine, and blades for your heli?

Everett

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06-09-2009 08:06 PM  8 years agoPost 18
Sam2b

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I will be running in the CF kit:
_Radix 600 main blades
_Vblades 80mm CF paddles
_Align DS620 for collective/cyclic (0.07 sec speed)
_Futaba BLS251 tail servo
_Spartan DS760 gyro
_HS85MG micro servo for throttle
_Aerospire Multigov governor
_Fromeco Arizona 6v regulator
_2s lipo 2150Mah
_OS50 Hyper engine
_Hatori SAB50 pipe

I plan on going flybarless with my existing Vbar, therefore I won't be using the Spartan soon. I also might try the Align 95mm CF tail blades. Hopefully this weekend it will be up in the air.

_Sam B_

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06-09-2009 08:14 PM  8 years agoPost 19
darkfa8

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I'm running in the GF kit:

YS50ST
Outrage HR50 pipe
SwitchGlo
Futaba FASST R608FS RX
Hitec HS-7975HB on cyclic
Hitec HS81 on throttle
Futaba BLS251 on tail with step-down
CY Mini-G
A123 Racing 2s1100 rx pack
OMI Fuel Magnet
Hayes clunk line
KBDD 3D paddles
Mavrikk G5 Pro Wide Cord 600mm
stock everything else

Comes out to about 8.2lbs with fuel, tracks great, plenty of pop and very reliable.

- Dan Goldstein
Team Revolectrix

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06-09-2009 11:38 PM  8 years agoPost 20
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Sam B

What settings are you running for the Aerospire Multigov?
I'm running the MultiGov Pro. Are the settings the same between the two versions?

Everett

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