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09-07-2006 03:02 AM  14 years ago
gmcullan

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After much soul-searching, I ordered the Microheli head from HeliDirect. I'll post my impressions/opinions once it is received and installed.

Thanks to all for your helpful comments!
Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450
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09-07-2006 11:05 PM  14 years ago
lryansl

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gmcullan,
I reciever mind today and right off the bat ive noticed two things, theres no sear pin even though the picture shows one and the ball links arnt gold like the picture hows. Ill keep you posted on the build.
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09-08-2006 03:16 AM  14 years ago
lryansl

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havent flown it yet but its all together and on the heli, eveything went together smoothely and theres no slop so far im very happey even though theres no sear pin the grub screws are nice and tight and it didnt feel like it was gonna strip when i cranked it down. Im gonna work on a way to put a sear pin.
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09-08-2006 03:21 AM  14 years ago
iwanttofly

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does anyone have the blue bell hiller heli direct head?
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09-08-2006 03:37 AM  14 years ago
gmcullan

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Mine is in transit. If there is no shear pin, there certainly will be once I recieve the unit. I have a drill press and I know how to use it! LOL Actually, I also have a lathe and a milling machine too. I'm just buried under too many other projects to reinvent the wheel, er, I mean rotor head.

Actually, one of the projects will lead to a line of parts that will be exclusively available through HeliDirect.
Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450
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09-08-2006 04:14 AM  14 years ago
ReverendWolf

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I have the blue bell-hiller head from HD. Why you wanna buy it? I'll sell it very VERy cheap. Hell if it wasnt for trying to recoup some of the money waisted I'd outright give it to you.The only thing necessary for Evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.
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09-08-2006 05:42 AM  14 years ago
JoshKnapp1979

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reverend wolf
im interested if your gonna sell it "cheap" I would like to have an al head but they are too expensive for me! finnaly saved up enough for a used computer radio for my two helis. took about 1 1/2 years! I was using an old gold box futaba for my gasser and the stock tx for my blade. now im on a project im tring to buy enough stuff to build another blade.
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09-08-2006 10:48 PM  14 years ago
gmcullan

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Received the rotor head assembly today (Friday) after placing the order Wednesday evening through the HeliDirect web site. Shipped USPS Priority Mail, I'm very satisfied with the short delivery time.

Initial impressions: No provision for a shear pin but two little grub screws. The fit on to either a E-Flite or E-Sky main shaft is very good. Initial spin-up by hand shows no wobble.

I'll do a complete assembly and installation later this evening, but my initial impression of both the rotor head and the swash plate is that they have very good fit and finish.

Of course, the final word is how it flies. More to come later!
Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450
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09-09-2006 02:38 AM  14 years ago
gmcullan

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OK, the MicroHeli head is installed and flown. Assembly went well. I installed it on my Blade CP with the included grub screws.

After adjusting for "0" pitch center stick in idle up mode, the blade tracking was brought spot on by adjusting the low blade up one turn.

My CP was equiped with the E-Flite Bell/Hiller head option, was well adjusted, and flew very well. Or so I though!

The MicroHeli head, as received, runs dead true and smooth. Control response can only be described and silky yet crisp. It's like having a whole new heli. I put two battery packs through the heli tonight and I am very, very satisfied. So much so that I'm going to purchase a second MicroHeli head for my HoneyBee CP2.

The swash plate is slightly lighter than the E-Flite aluminum swash plate that I was using. As expected, the aluminum head is slightly heavier. Regardless, I achieved similar flight times using Thunder Power 1320 mah LiPo's.

Bye! I'm off to fly a third battery!
Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450
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09-09-2006 02:40 AM  14 years ago
lryansl

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i have mine all setup i just have yet to fly. I cant wait.
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09-09-2006 03:02 AM  14 years ago
iwanttofly

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doest the micro heli swash have a little plastic bushing in the swash instead of bearings? that seems like it would wear out, id rather have bearings
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09-09-2006 03:04 AM  14 years ago
gmcullan

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It's pricy, but it is sooooooo smooth. Before you fly, make sure that your flybar is accurately centered and that your flybar paddles are set for "0" pitch in relation to the flybar seasaw. I use the E-Flight symetrical carbon fiber blades and they are well balanced. And of course it goes with out saying that your main shaft is also straight and true.

Bottom line? I'm satisfied.
Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450
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09-09-2006 03:53 PM  14 years ago
lryansl

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It has bearings. if you look under the swash you can see them.
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09-09-2006 04:10 PM  14 years ago
s0laris

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Check the shaft for wear...
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09-09-2006 04:41 PM  14 years ago
iwanttofly

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so the micro heli silver head is the best over all yall think?
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09-09-2006 06:03 PM  14 years ago
lryansl

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Check it out for yourself I just did a bench test with it and Im extremely happy. Theres is no wobble of any sort. watch the video:

Edit: 9/11/06
Sorry the website is no longer working.
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09-09-2006 06:04 PM  14 years ago
lryansl

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I Also tached head speed with zero pitch and it was 2220.
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09-09-2006 06:50 PM  14 years ago
s0laris

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Is that the head that come swith the hdx300 kit ?
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09-09-2006 06:54 PM  14 years ago
iwanttofly

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im sold!
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09-09-2006 07:14 PM  14 years ago
lryansl

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No thats the microheli head sold through helidirect.
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