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HelicopterCentury Radikal G20-30 N640 Hawk Predator › Super floaty electric predator condor build 950mm+
02-27-2018 07:47 AM  51 days agoPost 1
eeeeky

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Hey all! I'm currently building a predator that I got from a member here. It was wrecked, and looked like it had sat for some time. Dirt, rust, and grime built up on everything. No worries however, as it was a great deal and there are plenty of workable parts. I wont have many before pictures as i started tearing into and cleaning the thing before deciding to document the process in case anyone else is interested, but will keep plenty of the build.

The helicopter was previously a gasser. I got it as an airframe with no engine, landing gear, or lower frame/gear mount bracket. I didn't quite have enough of the old bent frame pieces to convert it back to normal predator 90 parts, however I do have a freestyle I can use the bottom plate to measure, and 3d print a new lower bracket if needed. Or i have another wrecked gasser i can use for parts.

THE PLAN:
electric conversion, only 10s for light weight.
Condor conversion
Semi symmetrical 950mm rotortech blades

THE GOALS:
ULTRA long giggle worthy auto hang time
10.5lbs maximum flight weight
800-1000rpm headspeed
Lazy Sunday flyer, just because!

Ill be using the only century 650A motor (565kv) and turning Dlux 160a esc as they are whats on hand. The motor mount is a stock predator clutch bell bearing block with a couple holes drilled. This flew over 500 flights in my old predator 60 and freestyle.

The ultimate goal is a clean, unique predator. Plenty of people fly 800s nowadays, but how often do you see a 950 flown just for fun?

More pictures to follow!

PS. Show me your predator condors!

Lets Fly!

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02-27-2018 08:10 AM  51 days agoPost 2
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Heres an example of how most of the heli was. Before and after of course! Absolute cleanliness is the ultimate goal.

Lets Fly!

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