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10-14-2005 01:03 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Ferguson

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Does any body have some advise on how much weight i can carry on my x-cell gasser with 710 blades and which camera mount to recommend for still photography and video .
I would like to build my own mount however the Helicam solutions broadcast mounts look very tidy .
Any thoughts and ideas on this subject would be most appreciated.

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10-14-2005 01:33 PM  12 years agoPost 2
DANNO

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St. Petersburg, Florida

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get something heavy and do some tests....thats the best way really. start with 5 or 6 lbs and work your way up till you feel your lacking in power or it just inst flying right....

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10-14-2005 07:49 PM  12 years agoPost 3
wwellman

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Marlborough, Ma.

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I fly the x-cell gasser with the BH Hanson 260 Pro Heli engine with 720 V Blades. I use the Rotar Kraft mount. I carry the canon rebel 300d along with all the telemetry (12 volt battery pack for the transmitter) and I have no trouble doing an autorotation, well the auto's aren't pretty but you can do one. It flys rock solid and you wouldn't know you were carrying all that weight.

Walter

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10-15-2005 03:26 AM  12 years agoPost 4
waterskier

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I fly a Predator gasser 720mm and Hansen g-26. Payload tests proved 19lbs in ground effect (NO reserve power). 15lbs seemed to be about the highest weight still allowing acceptable performance (good climbouts, and desent autos). My daily payload (stuff other than the chopper and fuel) is about 7-8 lbs. Fly great with that load, can hardly tell it is there. The predator is much better than my Raptor 50 was (about 7lbs MAX payload, 3-4 operating payload)

Hope this helps...

Greg

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10-15-2005 03:29 AM  12 years agoPost 5
uh60ce

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Atlanta Idaho USA

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is that all up weight or just the weight of the payload?

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10-15-2005 01:30 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Ferguson

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western australia

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Thank you ,that gives me a good guide to work from .
Anybody using the broadcast 360 mount and know what it weighs ?

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10-15-2005 07:50 PM  12 years agoPost 7
JestRR

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Florence, Oregon

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well if you want shear weight that a Vario BT can carry, I managed to lift 22 lbs of water and bucket to a height of 50 feet. Not gracefully, and i would never do it again but it can be done

Heli: Vario Benzin, 725 blades, g23PUH

My mount and camera weighs in at 8 lbs and it smooths out the heli nicely!!! with lots of reserve!!!

Mike Spinner
Florence OR
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10-15-2005 09:13 PM  12 years agoPost 8
CrashTestDummy

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22 lbs of water! I'd like to see that on video (hint hint). I guess I won't worry too much about my Vario lifting the 360 SCM mount I just got (thanks Jody). I don't know yet what it weighs.

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10-16-2005 03:12 AM  12 years agoPost 9
FCM

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Surrey, England

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The standard Broadcast 360 weighs around 5lbs without any avionics/camera. From what I have heard the scm version will be about a 1 1/2 lbs more bare.

Long blades and the correct gearing are the key to lifting heavy weights. See what John Crotts is doing with his Spectra G - seems he's made a Benzine out of it with 800mm blades and 9:1 gear ratio

Paul.

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10-16-2005 02:36 PM  12 years agoPost 10
waterskier

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The weights mentioned above as payload is everything below the skids...

Greg

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