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KJH

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Interlochen, MI

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Spent last fall scrounging for parts and the winter restoring an American RC Helicopters Super Mantis. Had a loose fan on its hub and the tail belt slipping on the first hovering attempts. Got those locked down and worked on blade tracking, today. Successfully, hovered a couple tanks out. I spent all summer of 1984 trying to do that with a fixed pitch Mantis.

-Kevin

04-14-2017 07:21 PM
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old nitroman

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Naples florida

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fixed pitch was my first heli, look great, well done

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04-14-2017 07:29 PM
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flyin dan

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Looks great!

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04-14-2017 09:21 PM
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jczankl

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Would love to see some video ;-)

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04-14-2017 09:56 PM
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v22chap

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Granger, Indiana

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I spent all summer of 1984 trying to do that with a fixed pitch Mantis.
Been there done that for a friend

Good job getting the super mantis going ,,,brings back lot of memories as I had the collective on my regular american .40 bird ,, just before the mantis came out

Larry C ----------Bergen R/C helicopters

04-15-2017 01:32 PM
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KJH

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Interlochen, MI

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Video of hovering

Thanks guys. Here's a little video I did, today. Sorry for the small image. I was alone out at the field and just set up the Mobius on a workbench and let it go.

Yes, head speed is low. It's under powered. It's old.

Watch at YouTube

-Kevin

04-22-2017 11:52 PM
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v22chap

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Way to go Kevin ... but I would upgrade the motor if it is that under power .

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04-23-2017 12:48 AM
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jczankl

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Very Nice!

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