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10-14-2005 03:41 AM  12 years agoPost 21
pwkpete

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Will,

Do you have a picture of what your install/tail looks like.

Almost sounds like you don't have the tail shaft or hub aligned right. (Shifted) But without seeing it can only offer a guess...

You can send me the pic in email if you would like.

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10-14-2005 04:22 AM  12 years agoPost 22
wsilvio

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Thanks Pete. E-mail sent.

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10-16-2005 03:37 AM  12 years agoPost 23
wsilvio

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Pete,

your were right. I had a little more than a mm of tail shaft in the gearbox that could be moved out, and about a mm that the hub could be moved. Should be fine now.

One more question. I received my one-way with 3rd bearing upgrade. It looks like I'm going to have to get the dremel out to make it fit the frame. Is that correct?

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10-16-2005 09:14 PM  12 years agoPost 24
wsilvio

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All right. So I fixed the tail, but now I have a new problem. Since I installed the one-way, the crown gear doesn't contact the tail pinion, and it skips when I apply right tail inputs. I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but when I put in an upgrade, I don't expect to have to modify the frame to make it fit, and I shouldn't have to figure out how to make the gear mesh right. I suppose I'll have to sand down the delrin spacer. I did try to get it better by pushing the tail assembly further in the frame. When they designed these upgrades don't they see they don't just work when instslled? The other thing that bothers me, is that I now have to re-adjust my pitch curves because the length of the main shaft has changed. I don't mean to rant. I'm just getting a little frustrated. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks,

will

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10-17-2005 01:11 AM  12 years agoPost 25
pwkpete

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Hello Will,

Complain away! I've been passing mine and others along to LAHeli. Not sure if it does any good, but I try!

I guess most people have had to cut/dremel the frames to get the 3rd bearing installed. I have not installed that upgrade, so I personally can't comment on it. The newest frame cut, I believe incorporated a larger width for this upgrade. There obviously are a few kits out there with last revision framesets.

I think I mentioned in the build thread on rcg, and in the wiki, about sanding the delrin spacer down. It initially bugged me, that they didn't provide what I thought was the right dimension spacer, but, better too big than too short I guess I've seen a bunch of other ways to improve mesh, the spacer was the least evasive and seems to work great for me.

I had a few gripes as well with my first one, but after flying it, felt it was worth the little hassles. I hope you still feel the same way when you get it flying!

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10-17-2005 01:33 AM  12 years agoPost 26
wsilvio

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Thanks Pete. Sorry I didn't mean to complain. I just started having Hornet flashbacks! I'm sure when I get everything ironed out, it will be great. I've read so many good coments on it. BTW, it looks like Duzi has started making upgrades for the maxir. I e-mailed them to see if they were going to add any tail upgrades. That might be nice. Again, thanks Pete for the support.

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10-17-2005 03:44 AM  12 years agoPost 27
wsilvio

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Success!

I finally got everything working. And I must say, I'm very impressed. The tail holds very well, and its very agile yet stable. The real proof will be when the weather clears up here, and I can fly outside. Right now in New England, we are having 30 mph winds! I guess the kitchen will have to do for now! It will probably be like that for a few more days. BTW, I think the 3rd bearing upgrade is worthwhile. There is almost no wobble in my main gear. There was some without it. Anyway, thanks to everyone for their help.

will

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10-17-2005 01:58 PM  12 years agoPost 28
pwkpete

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Awesome news Will! Don't worry about the complaining, I've been there!

Russ had some issue with the Duzi stuff. I'd stay away from it until he gets it ironed out. Duzi admitted he hasn't gotten the time to really test it, as he's been working on the TRex stuff...

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10-17-2005 04:26 PM  12 years agoPost 29
THX1138

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I am getting some control interaction when I enter a loop. The bird wants to cork screw out to the left every time but climbs up relatively straight. Any input?

Lou

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10-17-2005 05:36 PM  12 years agoPost 30
frebou

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Any body have an Idea about the canopy Thickness.

I would like to play with vaccum forming this winter and make some canopy just for fun. Even better if they turn out good

Thanks for your info

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10-23-2005 12:14 AM  12 years agoPost 31
wsilvio

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Pete,

I got my oder today, and put in the metal swash. It flies nice. The ball links are nice and smooth now, and I feel the difference when I fly. I haven't put in the metal head yet. I'm going to wait till I need to tear everything apart like after a crash! This is definately a nice little heli. I hope laheli keeps improving there product. They have a winning design!

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10-23-2005 03:01 AM  12 years agoPost 32
pwkpete

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Glad to hear it Will!

Keep us up on the reports. I think you'll like it even more when you get some more time on it!

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10-25-2005 02:59 AM  12 years agoPost 33
wsilvio

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So I finally got to do some forward flight today. It flies really nice. I do have a bit of tail wag to figure out. Also on hard climbouts, the tail lets go a bit. But its getting closer. I showed it to a buddy of mine at the field, and let him fly it. He was really impressed with it. Anyway, I'll keep giving updates.

will

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10-25-2005 05:49 PM  12 years agoPost 34
THX1138

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Control interaction went bye bye!!
I put all new gears and servo horns on my HS-55's and my interaction issues are all gone. I could not feel any slop in the old gears but with birds this small, .1mm makes a difference. Off to burn a pack or two and get some quality flting out of her now.

Lou

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10-28-2005 02:51 PM  12 years agoPost 35
frebou

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Maxir box
Hi everybody,

Just finished a little box for storing/moving my maxir last night. It's pretty simple but effective.

I'll put some cluster under the tail to store the batteries... wich are not there yet.

Have a great day!

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11-01-2005 03:41 AM  12 years agoPost 36
wsilvio

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Any of you guys using a 401 on your maxir? I'm using one with a mpi mx-52 servo, and am having trouble getting the tail to hold. I have a 401 on my trex with an hs-56 and the tail is rock solid. Today I was doing some circuits and figure 8's with the maxir, and the tail kept letting lose. It got kinda hairy a few times. It was also a little breezy, which didn't help. Mechanically everything checks out, and the vibes are pretty low. The tail doesn't move in hover. I'm wondering if maybe the delay is set too low on my 401, or maybe I need to try a different servo. What do you think? Thanks.

will

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11-01-2005 03:51 AM  12 years agoPost 37
pwkpete

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Hi Will,

I believe most are using a 401, myself included.

I use the HS-50, completely solid tail. Not as good as the 611 on my Logo14 though
I've tried a 56 and didn't like it as much as the 50.

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11-01-2005 02:59 PM  12 years agoPost 38
wsilvio

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I have an hs-50 lying around. I put it in and let you know. By the way, I got a hold of some heliup tail grips cheap. I used a hornet tail hub, and screwed on a honet pitch arm to the maxir slider. It works great. No vibes, and no slop. Probably not nessesary, but nice to know it's a possibility! I'll post a picture later when I get home from work.

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11-01-2005 07:44 PM  12 years agoPost 39
NitroSpazzz

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wsilvio I would be interested in seeing that. I have a H2 sittin in the workshop collecting dust. If I could adapt parts to improve somehting on the MaxiR that would be great. Looking forward to the pics

Blake

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11-01-2005 07:50 PM  12 years agoPost 40
pwkpete

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Blake,

You'd be better off taking the parts from the Maxir and installing them on the Hornet to make it fly better

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