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01-15-2011 11:56 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Mike545

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did my maiden voyage of my Ionx2 and It dances in the air "on the skids" left to right. head speed is 1566aproxx. Im going for the longest flight times I can get. ratio is 13.3 to 1. My buddy is helping, just want to hear other thoughts , head is a 3d "firm" head. I plan to go fbl, but i want to straiten this out first. I heard that fbl will fill this. when I come down quickly the wobble goes away.

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01-16-2011 12:25 AM  7 years agoPost 2
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found one thing, flybar ball was in middle hole, instructions show its supposed to be in inner hole

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01-16-2011 01:29 AM  7 years agoPost 3
TomC

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Mike, you probably need to use softer dampners to get rid of wobbles using your fairly low headspeed. Maybe try the 60's;

http://www.ronlund.com/mm5/merchant...y_Code=XCELL_08

IF you sitll get wobbles, they also make softer 50 dampners.

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01-16-2011 01:55 AM  7 years agoPost 4
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It should be perfect, even with a flybar...
I've had my HS down to 1650 W/stock dampeners...no problem.

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01-16-2011 02:10 AM  7 years agoPost 5
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Can we see a picture of your new helicopter?

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01-16-2011 03:30 AM  7 years agoPost 6
Mike545

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will post on sunday

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01-16-2011 11:49 PM  7 years agoPost 7
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great news, flys better once I relocated the ball into the correct hole on the fly bar. Im rlying at 1606 rpm in Idle up 1, 1557 normal. Right now im flying with 12s 3000mah packs(yes I know), but after 3min flight I only used 1000mah. Thats with me doing big loops and normal forward flight, no heavy 3d(cant do that) I do kinda fai style.

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01-17-2011 12:06 AM  7 years agoPost 8
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Great!

Do the 3000's make it tail heavy?

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01-17-2011 12:36 AM  7 years agoPost 9
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yes they do, for now, doing basic math, being that I only used 1070,1111mah on the batts at 3min, could I go 6 min? oh yea, Ill get pics up, wife was giving me the "hairy eye".

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01-18-2011 12:25 AM  7 years agoPost 10
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have pics, Its 11lbs

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01-18-2011 01:11 AM  7 years agoPost 11
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11 pounds is very light for a .90 electric. I bet that's lots of fun.

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01-18-2011 02:44 AM  7 years agoPost 12
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Keep in mind two things, first thats only 3000mah batts, second I hope the scale is accurate.

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01-18-2011 02:47 AM  7 years agoPost 13
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Good lookin' bird Mike!

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01-18-2011 02:50 AM  7 years agoPost 14
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thanks, I did get a new fancy canopy from Heli Direct on sale. It was a blast to fly, so quiet and large to see!!! It calmed down alot after I made the ball change on the flybar.

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01-18-2011 04:09 AM  7 years agoPost 15
TomC

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Ya nice looking heli mate.

One thing I noticed (on your second, top view picture) is that you are using the outside holes on the two CF flybar carriers. The instructions say to use the two inside holes. I cannot honestly say I know what difference this would make but I'm sure it will have some effect. Maybe ask MA if you'r not sure. I'd like to know this as well.

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01-18-2011 05:55 AM  7 years agoPost 16
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I think using the outside holes slows the cyclic a bit for any give swash movement.

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01-18-2011 07:20 AM  7 years agoPost 17
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Doing a bit of searching I found that;

(this pertains to the CF end pieces..Stratus manual)
Note: Notice that the flybar control arms
have two holes on each side. The inside hole
is the normal position and will result in more
flybar throw. The outside hole will result in
reduced flybar throw and less control
authority.

So it sounds like the outside hole will increase the stablity, but at the cost of less crisp cyclic control.

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01-18-2011 12:47 PM  7 years agoPost 18
Mike545

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Tom, I checked on pg 85 of my manual they have them in the outter holes. do you all think I should leave them there?

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01-18-2011 03:39 PM  7 years agoPost 19
Chachin

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Hello Mike, I use the innner holes of the flybar carrier in both my Ion-X2 and Razor for 3D flight. From the geometry, it does look like the outer holes will reduce flybar throws (never tried this setting). If you are more into smooth FAI type flying then this should be a good setting. If you feel you need a faster roll rate and cyclic response then try the inner holes.

BTW I use 12S 3800 ProPower 45C and 3850 35C in my X2. The heli is very easy to balance with these size packs. Anything smaller/lighter will be tail heavy, anything bigger/heavier will tend to make it nose heavy. Another battery option that balances well is 10S 5000's.

This past weekend I tried 1750 rpms with a set of 10S 5000 packs (my heli is geared for 12S) for very smooth and controlled 3D flying. I was surprised to see that the heli still flies very gracefully at this headspeed. I found the slower cyclic response and limited power really helps develop your pitch management skills. Looking to get some more flights in today.

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01-18-2011 03:43 PM  7 years agoPost 20
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Are you going FBL anytime soon?

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