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11-29-2011 12:17 PM  5 years agoPost 1
GraZer

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So after many months of gathering parts and waiting for the Avant RigidCore head to materialize, my Avant e-Aurora is finally finished and was able to take the time after work yesterday to fly it.

Not that I have flown that many helis, but it is without a doubt the nicest thing I have ever flown, I love it! There is still more work needed to get all the gains right and a bit of tweaking here and there and I would expect things to get even better thereafter.

I must thank Avant for their support in resolving some of the parts issues with the initial batch of RigidCore heads.

Cyclic Servos: Futaba BLS252
Tail Servo: Futaba BLS251
FBL Gyro: Futaba CGY-750
RX: Futaba R6203SB
Regulator: SGP Reactor X2
Regulator Battery: Thunder Power G6 2250 2S 45C
Motor: Hyperion 4035-500
ESC: Castle Creations Phoenix Ice2 HV 120
Batteries: 2 x Thunder Power G6 4400 6S 65C
Main Blades: Radix 710 FBL
Tail Blades: Radix 105

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11-29-2011 12:50 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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You did a really nice job on the build. What material did you pad the battery bay with?

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11-29-2011 01:13 PM  5 years agoPost 3
GraZer

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I had been searching for something to line the battery bays with for some time. It was actually you that lead me to what I ended up using when you posted a link to the cockpit coaming you use. My battery bays are lined with Four Most Products U-Trim Large.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXG853&P=7
http://www.fourmostproducts.com/ind...8829&product=51

One thing to point out though is that with my battery bays lined the way they are it is not possible to get the batteries in on their side. But they fit nice and snug upright, with enough space for the straps. I am curious to see if batteries will puff out a bit and make the fit a bit tighter or not.

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11-29-2011 03:11 PM  5 years agoPost 4
merlin3

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dayton, ohio

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Just an idea, I'm not sure how hard you fly and I know it's going to make your sparkling clean heli dirty but I recommend greasing the gears a little. I grease all my gears with triflow grease as it is possible to strip them without doing so.

Justin - Team Horizon, Team Byron
2-700x, Trex 700n, small helis

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11-29-2011 06:27 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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Very nice helicopter. You do fine work!

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11-29-2011 07:36 PM  5 years agoPost 6
GraZer

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Cape Town, South Africa

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Thanks guys for the comments

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11-29-2011 10:44 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I will have to order some of that Fourmost U-trim. I think it is a little bit larger than the Fourmost Cockpit Coaming I am using. I would like to examine it to see if it is a better fit. Thanks for the link.

If needed, you can get a little bit extra vertical space in the battery bays by cutting out the rubber in the areas where the Velcro straps pass by. I tried that with mine.

The nice thing about the way you have the batteries mounted in your helicopter is that when they swell, they will tend to swell outwards rather than up and down. I put the Velcro on the other side of my lipos (so that I could also use them in a Trex 550), but when the swell, they swell vertically which is less desirable.

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11-30-2011 01:29 AM  5 years agoPost 8
remotemadness

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singapore

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OMG.. this is really nice and neat..

love it..

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11-30-2011 10:39 AM  5 years agoPost 9
dan-uk

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Bath, England

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I wish my wiring was as tidy as yours

Here is mine...

Cyclic Servos: Outrage BL 9180 HV
Tail Servo: Outrage BL 9188 HV
FBL Gyro: Futaba CGY 750
Power: Pulse 5000mAh 6S (x2) 65C
Motor: Pyro 700-52
ESC: Power Jive 120HV
Main Blades: SAB
Tail Blades: Radix 105

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11-30-2011 11:31 AM  5 years agoPost 10
GraZer

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Cape Town, South Africa

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Looks great! Really like the red against black.
I see you have the ball links on your servo horns round the 12.5mm mark. May I ask what your AIL & ELE AFR values are on your CGY-750? My servo horns were initially drilled to 12.5mm, but I was not happy with the resolution, so I changed them to 10mm as per Avant's recommendation and the resolution is much better now (Round 50%~54%).

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11-30-2011 03:05 PM  5 years agoPost 11
dan-uk

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50 on AIL, 60 on ELE, 45 on PIT gives my 8 degrees on cyclic and +/-14 on collective. I'm running the 1.20 vs of the 750 firmware, and have made some JR compatibility adjustments in the advanced menus, so my settings are probably somewhat skewed compared to yours.

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11-30-2011 03:10 PM  5 years agoPost 12
GraZer

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Cape Town, South Africa

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Thanks dan. That is interesting to know.
I'm also running 8deg of cyclic with ver 1.2 firmware.
Was hoping to be able to have my servo arms at a similar radius to yours but was not able to do so and it sounds like your AFR values are even a bit higher than mine.

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11-30-2011 08:22 PM  5 years agoPost 13
GraZer

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Here is a picture of the Fourmost products U-Trim I used to line the battery bays with. It fits the carbon frames like it is made to and goes nicely around the corners.

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12-02-2011 12:23 AM  5 years agoPost 14
DiggityDan

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Long island ny

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That u-trim looks great. Does it come in as a roll?

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12-03-2011 04:13 AM  5 years agoPost 15
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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That trim looks much better than the stuff I'm using. I really appreciate you sharing that idea.

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01-06-2012 11:29 AM  5 years agoPost 16
Hicksy

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Mt Isa QLD Australia

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GraZer that is one of the cleanest/tidyest set ups i've ever seen! may i ask about that black cross brace lookin' thing you've got up front with your futaba antennas?...

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01-06-2012 12:10 PM  5 years agoPost 17
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Cape Town, South Africa

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I typically mount my antenna using some heat shrink, shrunk just enough so it is possible to insert and remove the antenna, but tight enough to hold them in place. Ironically the cross setup I have on my e-Aurora I don't feel too happy about as it looks a bit ugly.

Here is a picture from my nitro Aurora...

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01-10-2012 12:16 AM  5 years agoPost 18
deepak kirpalan

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Trinidad and Tobago

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really nice work

Hello
Thats some sweet work man!

D

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01-10-2012 01:59 AM  5 years agoPost 19
Blax1

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Sydney Australia

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Hey guys has Augusto changed the design of the boom strut ends on the E Aurora us early nitro guys used to pin the ends (all4)so they didn't pull out, whats the consensus these days are we trusting epoxy or has the design changed? I just noticed these two new birds don't appear to be pinned, I'd hate to see your heli-s smashed up over something so simple to fix, don't forget these electric motors develop over double the horse power of the nitro and doing tic tocs etc really pounds the boom components....

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01-10-2012 07:00 AM  5 years agoPost 20
GraZer

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You are correct that the boom struts are not pinned. I'm not aware of any issues with not pinning them.

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