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09-02-2009 03:25 PM  8 years agoPost 41
QuantumPSI

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LOL How's it going man?

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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09-02-2009 04:19 PM  8 years agoPost 42
Quicktoy

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Lol chilling man. Figured I'd throw in a laugh. When u get your synergy canopy I'll buy the blue one off ya

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09-02-2009 04:22 PM  8 years agoPost 43
Quicktoy

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Oh and pull your pants up

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09-02-2009 04:45 PM  8 years agoPost 44
QuantumPSI

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LOL, I don't think I'm getting rid of the blue one. I paid too little for it to give it up!

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
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09-02-2009 04:55 PM  8 years agoPost 45
Quicktoy

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oh and BTW the SRIMOK canopy is hooter than the Synergy ;-)

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09-02-2009 05:18 PM  8 years agoPost 46
inkspot1967

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All I can keep thinking is "Pull your pants UP!!!"
and put a shirt on..............

i didnt need to see some man boobs............lol

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09-02-2009 10:06 PM  8 years agoPost 47
cub2000

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Hey QuantumPSI,

Where do you fly? Great job on the project you're working on. I have a Trex-700E, and although it's not flyable yet, but I'm working on it

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09-14-2009 01:58 AM  8 years agoPost 48
QuantumPSI

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Confessions and Flight Report

So I kinda let this thread die a little bit. I did the mods as suggested by TMoore and Mike and moved the head down to the lower hole. This took some considerably more modifications. Here are the list of mods (don't want to get into detail unless requested and all this only took about an hour and a half):

1. Dremel down top of mainshaft
2. Dremel down top of century washout base
3. Dremel down guidepins (they were too long actually after this mod)
4. Switch washout control arms to century ones
5. Remove some material on the washout control arms (to prevent binding)

After I did all these mods, I had to readjust the links and setup the head again. Throughout all this, I made a very stupid silly mistake. I set one of my idle ups to 50% across. I forgot I had did this when I took it out to fly last saturday. On Saturday, I took off and flew in normal mode for a bit, just doing some basic circuits and feeling out the head. Once I was happy, I kicked it into idle up and I clearly had a hair amount of negative pitch cause this thing SLAMMED into the ground. I won't go into the details of exactly what happened, but let's just say, I was done for that day. In any case, I repaired the machine over this week and many thanks to Anthony (Jag72) for some critical parts that I really needed!

So, the machine was repaired and today was the day. Needless to say, I went over this helicopter with a super fine toothed comb and checked ALL of my settings. Once I was satisfied, I fired it up and took it out. Again I did some basic circuits in normal mode and once satisfied, I kicked it into idle up (on the ground this time though). Brought it into a hover and it didn't explode, so all is well. Once I was happy that it didn't self destruct, I proceeded to have my way with it!

How does it fly? AWESOME! I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with the way this machine flies now! The helicopter feels truly connected to the disk (unlike the stock head with brand new dampeners) but the dampeners still need to be replaced. The Rotortech paddles are a DREAM come true! The cyclic is VERY FAST responding and for the first time ever on a nitro, I actually NEED expo. What really impressed me is that the machine tracks EXTREMELY well! This is no doubt due the rotorhead and zero delta setting. I really expected the helicopter to be pitchy with the rotortech paddles but it is not. None of my machines tracks as well as this one does. In a high speed pass, I let go of the stick and it would maintain its heading perfectly, not pitching up or down. Interestingly though, in this high speed flight, the cyclic is still very responsive and I need expo. I don't need the expo because it overshoots when I center the stick (this happens with a pitchy setup) but rather because it is VERY PRECISE! Even flying fast, when you center the cyclic, it continues in the same direction. The collective feels more authorative than the stock head but somehow "soft" at the same time. The collective feels more predictable and "smooth" but will still punch when necessary, it's very connected to the collective stick.

Now here's the real question, does it fly like an Aurora? Honestly, I can't really answer this. I've only flown an Aurora once (Mike Wilson's at IRCHA, thanks again man) and it was late (sunset) and I was up REALLY high, oh and Mike's radio is setup weird (not really, just different from what I'm used to). So with all that said, it's hard to answer definitively but I will say this: it is definitely an improvement over the stock 700 head. All in all, the helicopter has the same crispness of an Aurora as well as its speed (in terms of cyclic). The stability and tracking really surprised me! All in all, I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with this setup!

Thanks for reading everyone!

PS I want to say thanks to FlyinBrian for the Avant head. Mike Wilson for letting me fly his Aurora. Mike and TMoore for the suggestions and how to. Anthony for the parts. And finally tr0cks for the "new" Synergy canopy I just bought ! And John (from the field) for the photos. And Al Austria (because he wanted to be mentioned in this thread to feel good about himself).

Thanks everyone!

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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09-14-2009 02:31 AM  8 years agoPost 49
TMoore

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Great Job Mikel! Sometimes a machine flies even better after a crash(ask me how I know) because you fixed all the little things that you were living with from the last setup.

TM

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09-14-2009 02:40 AM  8 years agoPost 50
Al Austria

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And there you have it!

Nice work Mikel.

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09-14-2009 02:45 AM  8 years agoPost 51
Ronald Thomas

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Nice Job!

Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!

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09-14-2009 03:01 AM  8 years agoPost 52
cation3

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"new" Synergy canopy I just bought
Dude, I'd already heard the news, but hoped you didn't kill your $30 canopy!!! I've been toying with the idea of drilling out the Jesus-bolt and slapping an N9 head on my 700, but haven't done so (as of) yet.

Hope to see the "new" canopy this next weekend at either ATL RC or Brooke Run....

-Drew

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09-14-2009 03:05 AM  8 years agoPost 53
QuantumPSI

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Dude, I'd already heard the news, but hoped you didn't kill your $30 canopy!!!
LOL NOPE! I put on the stock canopy just in case something awry happened! Besides, check the picture! I have the $30 canopy on! Wish my camera was better to get a close up of it with the head all shiny and stuff! Ah well!
I've been toying with the idea of drilling out the Jesus-bolt and slapping an N9 head on my 700, but haven't done so (as of) yet.
DO IT! Then we can see which head flies better

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
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09-14-2009 03:22 AM  8 years agoPost 54
Quicktoy

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Any idea where to pick up another avant head?? I'm not scared. I'll try anything

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09-14-2009 03:32 AM  8 years agoPost 55
cation3

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Sorry, assumed the pic was pre-death....

-Drew

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09-14-2009 05:41 AM  8 years agoPost 56
QuantumPSI

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Any idea where to pick up another avant head?? I'm not scared. I'll try anything
Honestly, I don't know man, it took me a while and a lot of searching to find a used one.

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
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09-15-2009 02:10 AM  8 years agoPost 57
Gearhead

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""I'm not scared. I'll try anything""

them may I suggest you try the all metal Compass Head..

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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09-16-2009 08:41 AM  8 years agoPost 58
Quicktoy

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are you talking about the odin 90 head? cause compass doesnt have any other heads listed on their site

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09-16-2009 06:34 PM  8 years agoPost 59
QuantumPSI

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I'd like to see this head...

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
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09-16-2009 07:13 PM  8 years agoPost 60
Jag72

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One last Mod

Now that's all you have to do it to remove the flybar and you'll be done

JK...nice job man

glad to see you are getting use out of those old flybar parts I removed

Anthony

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