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12-08-2004 05:57 PM  13 years agoPost 1
albireo

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I'm just now assembling my new Eolo Spirit (coudln't find a Pro ANYWHERE in the US until near Christmas) and am wondering if I need any mods to start with. I asked Robbeusa and he said nothing was needed, it flew great out of the box. I called Jeremy at RChover.com and he suggested the 3rd bearing, CF blades (for my Mega 16/15/3 motor), and the ball bearing tail rotor guides kit. I ordered these and have them now (although the 3rd bearing kit came with ALL the wrong screws - they are the standard hex screws and way too tall).
Just wanted to know if I need anything else like the landing gear "Super Strut" supports... I'm coming from a LMH Corona. I've been flying this fixed pitch bird for a year and some months. I can hover, do lots of FF, somewhat comfortable nose in, figure 8's and that's about it. (I'm a SLOW learner!)
I'm a teacher and will be off for Christmas - I want to have what I need to fly, and am worried that getting extra parts will be hard. Don't want to waste my VERY RARE time off! (no, I don't just work from 9-3 and get tons of vacations...)

Anything else necessary?
Thanks!
Joe

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12-08-2004 10:12 PM  13 years agoPost 2
darrens

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Joe,
assuming you are running lipos as nicads will only give very short run times and this is a pain. If not, great investment.
3rd bearing upgrade is great, especially if you have a few hard landings as this saves the main gear been chewed up by the chassis flex.
don't know what servo you are planning on running for the tail, but there are many topics on this and most people settle for a full size/high speed servo. I had 3 months of trouble trying to get the hitec HS81 to do the job and finally gave up. I then was recommended to fit a JR810g digital full size and the machine was transformed with the tail finally behaving itself. In my mind, this is THE upgrade and well worth the slight weight sacrifice. metal head makes the machine track a little better, but if we all were prepared to admit, they are first bought for vanity rather than performance, although I must admit to suffering a little adiction to shinny things myself!!!
regards

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12-09-2004 01:00 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Blackdog

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Upgrades
My Eolo has pretty much every upgrade possable except the metal head and grips. In terms of importance............well something like this

3rd bearing
tail boom O-ring bearing upgrade
Carbon boom supports
Definately something better than HS-81 for the tail (I have 9253/401)
Carbon gyro mount is nice too. Alot better then the stock plastic.
Landing gear supports (front and back) nice, already saved me once.

If you decide to go Lipo get the Carbon battery mount for the front. Makes mounting the battery very easy.

Jeremy at http://www.rchover.com is great to deal with. Has all the parts at a great price with superb customer service.

Check out my Eolo in my gallery.

Have fun with yours,

Blackdog

Addicted to Kaos and destin for disaster

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12-09-2004 07:14 AM  13 years agoPost 4
albireo

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I bought the airtronics tail servo... I read in the Rcgroups that folks with these birds use them... Hope it works ok. Should I send it back?
I do have lipo's - I'm using Tanic 3s2p's 4200ma. Hope that works well with my Mega 16/15/3...
I thought I could use the standard battery holder for my Tanic... I guess I need to start ordering more stuff! Eeek!
I SURE wish I could find the bolts for my 3rd bearing upgrade. You'd think that in a capital city with 2 million people I could find a hardware store with 2.5mm bolts! Looks like 3mm is the smallest people have. Now I'm stuck until I get a replacement for these.
Darn!!

THanks for the hints.

Joe

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12-09-2004 03:13 PM  13 years agoPost 5
darrens

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a hacksaw or a Dremmel will sort those bolts pretty swiftly. Too long is ok, it's the too short that creates a problem!

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