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06-07-2009 09:30 PM  8 years agoPost 1
pvande

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So after destroying my Augusta scale fuselage (http://runryder.com/helicopter/t515713p1/) I decided to re-use the Swift mechs in a Cobra fuselage from Approach Engineering - figured that way I didn't have to get a multiblade head - just planned on going with the flybarless setup that Ravenhyper described... http://runryder.com/helicopter/t408215p1/

Made the changes as shown in his video and it worked but was very touchy and unstable... so I pulled the trigger and got a Skookum this week...

Took it out this afternoon - was windy, I'd guess around 10-15mph..

Wow, wow, wow... it was amazing. Had to keep tight control of the collective with the wind gusts but you could see the Skookum control the cyclic to the extent I could take my finger off and just control the collective.

I can see myself going flybarless with all of my heli's - this is really cool. It is pricey but the stability is really amazing.

Had a quick question for other Skookum users though - how high do you have your Hiller gain set? Mine is still under 50%, I have no oscillations but I do notice a slight drift to the lift after 5 or 6 seconds. Is it ok to increase the Hiller gain until you start seeing oscillations - as you would a tail gyro?

Paul

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06-09-2009 05:40 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Eddie M

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I have a similar experience as you. I tried the FBL(Skookum) on my old Logo 10 and that changed everything! I can't believe how well it fly and not the Logo 10 is a bad manor heli to begin with. In a few short weeks I converted my other 50 size electric (Raptor E620) to FBL and now I have 3 totals. I just converted my another E620 with FBL. It is in an Agusta A119 fuselage now.

FBL definitely make life easier in windy day! It give that on-rail feel in the air.

The Hiller gain, I have it set to 60, xx(I can't remember the number) but you should goes up in gain if your heli start to drift in any direction.

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06-10-2009 07:22 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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A slight drift after a few seconds is not too bad. However, if you are going to increase your hiller gain, be sure to set your heli in the mode with the highest head speed (e.g idle-up) and increase it there.

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06-10-2009 02:42 PM  8 years agoPost 4
pvande

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Given that I'm going to use the mechanics in a scale setup I'm actually trying to get my headspeed as low as possible...

Will be interesting to see how high I can get the Hiller gain - will try it out this weekend...

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