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11-27-2006 12:29 AM  11 years agoPost 1
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

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FINALLY got off my over worked, under motivated buttocks and got this thing finished up....a big thanks to Chris (rcadd1ct) for the help sorting the radio out, Craig Oku and his brother for the paint on the canopy, and Mark C (THE Professor) on the shakedown flights.....

Specs:
YS 91, MP-2
720 rotortechs
DS 8317 converted servo's on cyclics
8417 throttle
GV-1
611/9256 for tail duty
2400 Relion, Duralite 6.0 and step down for the tail servo
12 MZ (BIG TIME thanks, GUYS... you KNOW who and what !! )

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11-27-2006 12:36 AM  11 years agoPost 2
Ray Fernandez

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Guam (U.S.A.)

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Looks good, James. Really like the paint scheme.

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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11-27-2006 12:59 AM  11 years agoPost 3
Billme

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MS

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Very nice James

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11-27-2006 01:19 AM  11 years agoPost 4
rcadd1ct

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Richardson, Texas

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Looks good.

Happy you got the radio sorted out and the maiden over with.

-RCA .......... Making Cuisinarts Fly!!!!!!!

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11-27-2006 01:50 AM  11 years agoPost 5
RotorRage

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Lake Charles, La.

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Thats an awesome bird. I was checking them out at fall fest. I guess i'll have to sell some organs on e-bay........ Very nice paint job!

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11-27-2006 02:43 AM  11 years agoPost 6
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

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Thanks, guys !
I am pleased with the results. I agree, Tal Fowler, Adam Turner and Craig Oku were giving them FITS over at fallfest....

I just had to "get me some".

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11-27-2006 03:58 AM  11 years agoPost 7
beavis1

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New York state

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Sweet
Dam James your bad for my check book !!

Looks like I am off to the web site to order up me a conversion kit.
I hope I don't like it too much or I will have to convert all three...

Get er done !

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11-27-2006 07:28 AM  11 years agoPost 8
Gearhead

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Vt

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yeea, nice paint !!, it's not over done,,

and I really like this canopy..

Jim

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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11-27-2006 02:01 PM  11 years agoPost 9
Rodney

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St.Cloud,Florida

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Hey James. Is that a fail safe regulator? If not it will fail where that switch is mounted as it will fill up with fuel. If it is a fial safe, cut off the switch and make a jumper to turn it off. The switch will get loaded with fuel and leave your heli on one day.
Is Chris (rcadd1ct) that same guy I met in florida?

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11-27-2006 03:09 PM  11 years agoPost 10
BC Don

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Calgary, AB Canada

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Nice setup. One quick comment. Is that a "Revolution" brand base loaded antenna? If so I'd strongly suggest you dump it. Even if it isn't, unless you've done some mods to it internally, don't use it.

The problem is, where the small white wire (antenna) goes into the base, it is soldered onto (whatever the required electrical gizmo is) and THAT solder point is a point of failure. I've had two fail on me. If you wanted to fix it, remove the end cap (you'll have to cut with an exacto knife) and epoxy the electrical gizmo and the antenna wire so that it is held in place with epoxy and can't break.

It seems that there is room for some movement inside and with Heli Vibration it just breaks. Then what happens is you get intermittant connections. Your radio check is great, but in the right orientation you'll loose connection.

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11-27-2006 05:32 PM  11 years agoPost 11
SteveH

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Texas

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whatever the required electrical gizmo is
Don't ya just love it....Don, it's an inductor.

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11-28-2006 12:08 AM  11 years agoPost 12
Rodney

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St.Cloud,Florida

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I have had no problems from my revolution ant. I even run them on G3 receivers. Only issues I had is after I crash but that $10 ant. is the least of my worries.

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11-28-2006 12:39 AM  11 years agoPost 13
BC Don

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Calgary, AB Canada

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Rodney, glad that you haven't had a problem but I think the design is defective. When you pry off the small end cap you'll see that there is some space between where the end cap is and the end of the inductor where the antenna is soldered. This gives the inductor room to move back and forth and when this starts to happen it can break the solder joint. The solution would be to epoxy the darn thing in there.

As stated, I've had TWO of these fail, one on a 30 size and one on a 50 size. I was getting glitching on my 30 size (running PPM) and the only way I found it was when I picked up the heli I heard something move and I finally tracked it down to my antenna. I figured this was just a fluke. On my 50 size I was having weird problems. I could get it idleing fine, then as I slowly increased the throttle it would go into failsafe for a moment, then back into normal. I just couldn't figure it out. But on a hunch I then checked the antenna and sure enough it was rattling and broken as well.

I would urge everyone who owns a revolution antenna to either throw it away or pry off the cap on the end and epoxy it back it so that there cannot be any movement and the solder joint cannot break.

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11-28-2006 01:01 AM  11 years ago •• Post 14 ••
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

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Thanks for the heads up
I have been running revolutions in all my models, including the gassers (and if THEY won't break it, what will ! ) without issues.

I will,.however...pull the back off and shoot some glue in there (probably goop).

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11-28-2006 03:48 AM  11 years agoPost 15
Djxtrodinaire

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Na

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thats beautiful heli!

I think i know what I want for 2007!

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11-28-2006 02:40 PM  11 years agoPost 16
rckrzy1

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Hurst Texas

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what is with that huge fuel tank ?



Wildcat Fuels

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11-28-2006 03:44 PM  11 years agoPost 17
Al Austria

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Sacramento, CA - USA

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Longer flight times, duh!

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11-28-2006 04:16 PM  11 years agoPost 18
Buzzin Brian

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College Station, Texas

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Nice lookin bird Bro! Now get on with the gettin you some!

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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11-28-2006 05:52 PM  11 years agoPost 19
BC Don

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Calgary, AB Canada

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Interesting, with the tank in the front it'll start out nose heavy and then go tail heavy.

Any noticible issues when flying at full tank versus near empty?

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11-28-2006 05:57 PM  11 years agoPost 20
Buzzin Brian

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College Station, Texas

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It has never been an issue for me with the Predator Carbon Max. And it is not that much different than the Freestyle. So I don't think it would be that much of a difference with that model either. The Vigor CS and Vibe are the same way. And they seem to do fine. So I don't think it is an issue.

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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