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03-04-2008 02:31 AM  10 years agoPost 21
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03-04-2008 07:35 AM  10 years agoPost 22
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Check out the new videos. Crappy day. Overcast, gusting winds, bla, bla, bla. Check the autos with plenty of reserve at 12 deg. FFF was just a lot of fun. I'm going to install a POV cam soon with Inspire Overlay. The camera used for the videos is a Cannon A640 shot by Cannon Head Productions. Not really a vid cam but it does a lot better with lots of light. Enjoy, I did....

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03-05-2008 07:31 AM  10 years agoPost 23
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Well, it looks like I found the limit for the swash plate follower. It was tweaked after that fun flight but hadn't failed yet. The little arms twisted. I was able to straighten them out. After inspecting the new follower for the 15 mm shaft, I've upgraded the hardware. Got ride of the counter sunk stuff and added washers under the heads to help stiffen the rig. I'm also making a new set of arms with 6061T6 that's a little thicker than stock. I won't include the lightening ovals in the new arms as that's where they were able to twist. The 15 mm design is much stronger than the one for the 12 mm shaft.



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03-05-2008 08:33 AM  10 years agoPost 24
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Thanks for posting Dan. Another component I will have to re-engineer

Paul.

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03-05-2008 04:27 PM  10 years agoPost 25
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No problem Paul, had to show this one for safety. Although steep turns are probably not described as scale flying in the RC world, I think the part should have held up a little better. Bottom line is it didn't end in a catastrophic failure and was caught on the post flight. It did change the phasing slightly but I didn't feel it.

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03-05-2008 05:08 PM  10 years agoPost 26
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Hey

Nice auto`s, especially the last in "XLV Auto 3" on youtube,
nice flare and soft touchdown.
Looking forward to see some vids with the canopy on aswell

Regards Bo

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03-10-2008 06:34 AM  10 years agoPost 27
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Thanks Bo. I love to auto and those are my first with the 3 blade XLV. That rotor is pretty cool with those blades and about 30 pounds under it. My auto's are also a personal test for the CF side struts and engine supports. So far they are holding up as I really love doing run-on autos with this machine. That's pretty hard on the side struts even when greased on. That's a 30 pound sled over a grassy soccer field. I doubt Vario engineered the landing gear for the R-22 for ROA's. I'm loving the results as the individual parts were off the shelf at the local shops.

I've flown it with the canopy but the camera guy was distracted. Whoa! It really has presence and attracts more attention than just the open black airframe. It's still slightly rich and I never cut the hole in the canopy for the pull start which also gives the engine more breathing space. Bottom line is I have to maintain forward speed to feed the engine enough ram air to offset the free air condition. Otherwise, it's on that fine line where the mixture falls too rich (Air restricted) and power falls off in a hover. Kinda like a Jet Ranger with a hot tranny. Ya gotta fly out of it and let it breath. BUT, I'm going a little leaner so maybe it won't be an issue. The heli never sags with the canopy off and has plenty of power left to be had with a little better needle setting. I'm walking my needles maybe a little too slow.... 5th gallon.

I also added a Heli Command Rigid and tonight was my first hover with any kind of SAS. I only hovered around a few minutes but it definately feels different. I'll fly it tomorrow and get a better opinion. I do have to say that the rotor is pretty stable without any SAS but this is pretty interesting. It's a different feel but I need more time on the stick which helps the engine tunning process.

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03-11-2008 01:36 AM  10 years agoPost 28
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also added a Heli Command Rigid
Oh no, another little 'box' to add to your collection

I'm very interested in hearing about this Dan. Will be looking for some more video etc. coming from you soon

Paul.

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