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10-11-2005 07:14 PM  13 years agoPost 1
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Will the FP > CP Conversion Kit fit on HB V2?

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10-11-2005 07:43 PM  13 years agoPost 2
coolice

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Hey,

Simply put, no it wont I'm afraid. The Elite series of Hummers had both a FP & CP variant and so the conversion pack was directed more at that group.
The FP V2, or Classic Hummingbird has a different chassis layout than the Elite series and hence would require more parts to convert.
In all honesty if you want a kit conversion you'd be better off purchasing an Elite kit to start with, than buying all whats needed to make one from spare parts.
Or, go the route of making your own conversion to the Classic FP using what you can from stock Century spares for the other Hummer lines.
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10-11-2005 07:43 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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Thanks for quick reply!

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10-11-2005 08:38 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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No problem, your welcome.
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10-11-2005 08:44 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Rogersresort

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Coolice,
What would you suggest the best set-up for the elite FP. I'm having trouble setting up mine to lift at half trottle. I'm using GWS electrics(ph-1 3-in-1) and the 300h motor. 7.4 volt 900 li-po.

Thanks,

Arnie

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10-11-2005 10:16 PM  13 years agoPost 6
coolice

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Hey Arnie,

The first thing that is apparent and could be a major factor why your struggling to break ground is the 7.4 volt LiPo and hence may just not have enough head revs due to the low voltage.

Have you tried the inexpensive NiMh 9.6 volt pack as a quick test?
It will not give you the duration and performance of an 11.1 volt LiPo, but will be a cheap & quick method to prove a theory.

Also, the Elite FP has the ability to alter the blade pitch without physically twisting the plastic blade. Perhaps taking a bit of pitch off to allow the head to rev more may help, or going the other way & winding a bit more pitch on.

From memory if I recall correct, the few Elite FP's I have setup at shows for people all came with the Century 9.6 volt pack as standard and again the extra volts will create more lift from a higher head speed.

It's also not impossible the motor could be wearing out to and hence meaning you are down on power.
But I'm more inclined still to blame the battery pack, try a higher voltage pack first as long as your ESC is capable of taking the voltage ok.
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10-11-2005 10:48 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Rogersresort

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I appreciate the info ,your right about the voltage and adjusting the pitch which is a nice feature on the elite. I actually have a v3 head on for now and it flys ok ,I'm waiting for blade grips I ordered and looking forward to getting the elite set up like it was meant to be. If you could tell me the best blades to use with the elite ,that's another problem ,the ones I ordered from helihobby are junk.

Thanks so much,

Arnie

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10-12-2005 10:12 AM  13 years agoPost 8
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Hi Arnie,

Your welcome for the info my friend, glad to help.

Blades for the Elite FP I am not entirely sure about, I have read a lot about Like90's in the past on here before and they seem good. Whether they have a set in their range to suit the Elite FP I do not know.

However it's the blade grips on the Elite FP which may limit you in your choice. For convience and cheaper costs you cannot beat the stock plastic blades.
Perhaps you could have a play with a stock set of blades, adding thing lead to the leading edge to add a bit of weight to them and then heat shrinking them to be safe.

I've never actually tried it, but I wonder if as you can add pitch to the Elite grips whether you could use blades intended for CP models? Or would they need to be slightly curved along their length to work well on the FP.

I am away from my PC tonight until tomorrow, so if I don't answer staright away don't worry I will asap.
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10-12-2005 12:04 PM  13 years agoPost 9
leslie

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Hi All,

Like90 does make woodies for the FP. I just ordered some, I'll let you know how I make out with them. Check out their site, I believe they recommend a larger pinion on a brushed motor. I'm running a brushless setup which should be able to power these blades.

The CNC grips from Century will fit FP/CP/Pro. the grips have three different tapped holes for the balls to screw into depending on which bird you're flying. The downside is the price, 33.00 USD (ish).

Cheers,
Leslie

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10-12-2005 02:53 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Rogersresort

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This forum is priceless all the info and sharing ideas. I was thinking of using the cp blades also. You are limited to choices, the like blades sound very good ,but again they need the head speed ,I have a 10t pinion now and would need an 11t for it to work. I know I will have this set up and flying within a week when all the parts come in and I will post the results. Although the fixed pitch is dated with the new blade cp and honeybee coming out I enjoy the simple set-up of the humming bird elite and I believe I'm a better pilot on my blade and honeybee because of the fixed pitch experience.

Thanks All,

Arnie

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