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04-06-2015 07:11 PM  35 months agoPost 41
getsuyoubi

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Where does your fuselage separate for battery access? I would be concerned if that lead was attached to the part that's only held on by a couple of magnets or something. Other than that it should work, I guess. A pound of lead is a pretty small volume, about 40cm^3, which means the shape of it is probably not that critical.

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04-06-2015 07:33 PM  35 months agoPost 42
cbflys

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Move the batteries forward

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04-06-2015 07:35 PM  35 months agoPost 43
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The fuselage does not separate. It is one piece. The battery installs through the side sliding door. I think it should work, I've just never done it before.

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04-06-2015 07:49 PM  35 months agoPost 44
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Lead shot, tungsten powder, or BBs mixed with epoxy is what I have done in the past.

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

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04-06-2015 07:58 PM  35 months agoPost 45
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Lead Shot
I too use lead shot. Have a 20lb bag left over from back when I use to reload my own shotgun shells. It's very easy and simple....just mix some 5 minute epoxy and put some in the nose and then drop the amount of shot needed or you think you need and then cover with more epoxy. You can always go back and add more or you can use a Dremel to remove some if needed. Mark

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04-06-2015 08:01 PM  35 months agoPost 46
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1 Pound?
By the way, are you sure you really need to add that much weight....1 pound sounds like an awful lot for that size fuse....?????

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04-06-2015 08:07 PM  35 months agoPost 47
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I had to place 1 pound 8 ozs on the seats to make it balance. I'm hoping to get away with just a pound by going all the forward into the nose. Shot and epoxy does sound a lot easier. Maybe I'll go that route.

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04-07-2015 12:23 AM  35 months agoPost 48
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You balanced on the main shaft?

What is the distance from the seats to main shaft, and what is the distance from the nose to main shaft?

Seat distance / nose distance X seat weight = nose weight

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04-07-2015 09:06 AM  35 months agoPost 49
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I have heard of people putting the required amount of lead shot into a ziplock bag, then adding some epoxy to bind it, and forming the bag into the nose. That way, the bag is easily removable if required, or if adjustment to the weight is required.

BTW, 1 lb (454grams) is not that much for a 600 sized. I have 2x 5000mAh lipos + 2x 2s A123 Rx batteries hanging off the front of a Trex mechanics (in a custom made battery box) so that the front of the battery box is touching the cockpit seats in my Seahawk and I still had to add 650 grams of ballast under the dashboard to get the CoG correct. Mind you the Seahawk/Blackhawk helis do have rather large tail booms.

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04-08-2015 11:37 PM  35 months agoPost 50
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The helicopter balanced with 1 pound 0.1 ounces epoxied directly into the tip of the nose. She is ready to fly this weekend.

In 2011 I built the RC Aerodyne 600 size Cobra which has been a great helicopter for me. I've been flying it for 3 years now without any problems until last fall when I got careless. The latch on the canopy was getting sloppy but I kept flying it without fixing the problem. Then after a great flight, when I landed and dropped the stick all the way down, the canopy got sucked into the blades. There are only 3 degrees of negative pitch with the stick all the way down in normal mode but the latch had released and it was enough suction to pull the canopy in. There was some other minor damage that is repaired but I can't find the model for sale anywhere so I can order a new canopy. In fact I can't find many bodies for sales anywhere. If anyone knows of a supplier that still makes this body I'd really like the name of the outfit.

For now a made a paper one to get all of the diamenions correct and I'm going to fly with that this weekend. I can use that to make one out of wood if I need to. It would sure be a better job if I could buy the replacement.

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04-08-2015 11:49 PM  35 months agoPost 51
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That paper canopy doesn't look all that bad!
Let's hope we get decent weather this weekend. Saturday already doesn't look that great anymore, pretty windy. But Sunday should be good - so far...

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04-11-2015 04:35 PM  34 months agoPost 52
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We did a first flight today in very heavy wind. This wide body helicopter really got kicked around. I only hovered for a minute and decided tomorrow will be a better day. My friend Charlie walks into the picture at the end of the video and you can see his pants flapping in the wind. The helicopter appears to be set-up correctly. We'll know better tomorrow.

Watch at YouTube

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04-11-2015 11:28 PM  34 months agoPost 53
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Well done CPT Dan considering that wind!!

Roy Mayoral

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04-12-2015 11:34 PM  34 months agoPost 54
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Today we did the second flight which went pretty well. It turns out the wind wasn't the only thing pushing the helicopter back to me yesterday. I didn't have the swash level and had to hold the stick forward even without any wind. I cut the flight short but the helicopter handles well, and with a little more head speed combined with a level swash plate this will be a great machine.

Watch at YouTube

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04-15-2015 01:48 PM  34 months agoPost 55
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wind sock
This is the second time I've been used as a Wind sock in Dans videos .Why is the camera man watching my pants lmao and not the heli !!

Stop worrying about it just fly . Team Lynx ( the best products )// Mostro/goblin 700 & 570

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04-15-2015 01:54 PM  34 months agoPost 56
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If you don't like him watching your pants, wear a skirt next time and see what happens...

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04-18-2015 11:42 PM  34 months agoPost 57
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Here is my 3rd flight and the set-up is working nicely now. I'm very happy with the helicopter and it was very little work and money for what I ended up with. I'm into it for just about $2,000 total including everything but the flight battery. It is very good looking and was really turning heads at the field in the air and on the bench. If they offer an Apache at some point for the same dollars I will snap one up.

Watch at YouTube

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04-19-2015 02:39 AM  34 months agoPost 58
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I decided to install the cabin windows tonight as the helicopter is really done now except for that. Once again I am using my magnets to hold them in place while they dry. This is still the best way I've ever seen for installing windows.

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04-19-2015 03:01 AM  34 months agoPost 59
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I love the video, especially the sound! All that's missing is Charlie and his pants to give everybody an idea about the wind conditions...

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04-30-2015 01:58 PM  34 months agoPost 60
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A good friend of mine was taking pictures during one of my flights and just emailed these to me. This helicopter does have a great presents. Now it needs some decals!

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