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04-04-2009 11:16 PM  9 years agoPost 501
BustedWingNut

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I had some problem with the ESC when I had to "relocate" the fit for it. One of the metal strips on the side of the ESC, got pulled loose...hooked in my batt. for a systems check and that's when it did a "smoke-check" on me. (you hate to smell a hundred dollar "DOO-HICKEY"!!) Perhaps it fried due do the relatively tight torque of the drive system AND this metal strip coming loose. I really hate "IDIOT" moments like these. In the build up, I got a bit (tiny, tiny) of epoxy into one of the belt splines. I got it all cleared out without nicking the belt which would not have been good. The tightness of the system has had me concerned.....just wanted to see if it is normal...if so; I'll invest in a more robust electrical system to handle the extra torque requirements. (I'm sorry to be so long winded) -bill

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04-05-2009 12:29 AM  9 years agoPost 502
patsyw26

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RE:ESC
What ESC did you use?

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04-05-2009 12:42 AM  9 years agoPost 503
BustedWingNut

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Stock ESC/bec in the Century Swift 16 (ARF) kit....

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04-05-2009 12:45 AM  9 years agoPost 504
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What motor and battery did you use? We used the Scorpion 910 and it feels a little tight.

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04-05-2009 02:36 AM  9 years agoPost 505
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BustedWingNut, you made me spend more money tonight, ordered a couple of crewmen tonight.

Mr. Haney

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04-05-2009 04:10 AM  9 years agoPost 506
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hee!! Hee!...when your crewmember's show up; spit shine their boots, give'em a shave, stow their footlockers....then put'em in the ready room for their flight briefings. They're made out of some really hard plastic, WrenFlyer; so cutting them to shape was a task. Used a hot air gun to bend their arms; be careful and not knock off their radio gear on the helmets....it's quite delicate. I'll upload more photo's.
(paid about $13 apiece for mine....some site I found early on.)

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04-05-2009 04:17 AM  9 years agoPost 507
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We've had some discussions on here and Scale RC Helis about these, should work out just fine. Looking forward to seeing some more pictures!

Mr. Haney

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04-05-2009 04:23 AM  9 years agoPost 508
Dr.Tim

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I have been doing a few searches for these pilots .. found them for $25 up to $50 EACH!! There was one site for $15 but they were out of stock and didn't expect to get anymore. I have a few at $25 each plus shipping if interested but there is only 6 ..

From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering

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04-05-2009 04:24 AM  9 years agoPost 509
WrenFlyer

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Found mine for $12.99 each. Cheaper than Ebay!

Mr. Haney

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04-05-2009 04:24 AM  9 years agoPost 510
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Working on the downloads now, Allen. (I'll put one pic in to show the whole module inverted) I needed to remove the fuselage bulkhead cross-member (F-4?) for the full cockpit emplacement; (maybe you can use it in place without cutting it away) AND I needed to make sure the forward canopy bulkhead, forward fuselage, and cockpit forward dash matched up....that took some measuring and sanding to get the match up just right.

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04-05-2009 04:26 AM  9 years agoPost 511
WrenFlyer

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Here's where I found mine.

http://www.toyrocket.com/McFarlanes...34863C2051.aspx

Mr. Haney

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04-05-2009 04:27 AM  9 years agoPost 512
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Dr. Tim, please look at Amazon.com....that's where I got mine, I think. (been awhile ago, I'm sorry) -bill

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04-05-2009 04:28 AM  9 years agoPost 513
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Thanks, Allen...I stand corrected. Toyrocket IS correct.

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04-05-2009 04:29 AM  9 years agoPost 514
WrenFlyer

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Thanks BWN....(Short for BustedWingNut....)

I still intend to use just the top of the crew. Should make life a little easier. The only thing that concerns me is the CG.

Mr. Haney

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04-05-2009 04:32 AM  9 years agoPost 515
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Patsys26....The Swift 16 kit uses: (motor) Century Outrunner 600A, 1100kV Brushless (CNE274) AND the ESC was a Century Electron 80/100 Brushless (CNE480)....this is the ESC that cooked on me. The BEC appears to be fine, but I'll probably R&R it, too

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04-05-2009 04:36 AM  9 years agoPost 516
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WrenFlyer....If you can build it so that you can remove the canopy as I did, then you can simply anchor the crew in with rare earth magnets ($4 to $6 at Radio Shack)

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04-05-2009 04:40 AM  9 years agoPost 517
WrenFlyer

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I'm using the Scorpion 4020-910, CC HV-85 ESC, Medusa Potencia 3.5 amp BEC, Outrage 6S 4200 battery and a 10 tooth pinion for about 1550 HS. Works great and sounds great.

BWN, do you have a lot of drag without the motor?

Mr. Haney

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04-05-2009 04:59 AM  9 years agoPost 518
BustedWingNut

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Pics of the cockpit/canopy build....canopy, cockpit, fuselage; are ALL independent, removed and combined. (Makes for a very nice static display at the field or home) I used rare earth magnets attaching the crew at a.) one at the shoulder, b.) one on the seat, and, c.) one on the foot. (Use medium CA to attach these magnets in place.)

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04-05-2009 05:04 AM  9 years agoPost 519
BustedWingNut

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WrenFlyer....NO binding with the motor to main gear WITH the tail belt pinion at the main gear DISCONNECTED. I run into the stiffness with the belt pinion engaged to the main gear....causing the belt to tranverse through the "gear-box" at the tail. (NO BINDING at all, just very stiff to turn the mechanics WITH the tail engaged.)

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04-15-2009 05:21 PM  9 years agoPost 520
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thanks
I have learned a lot from each of you........patsy

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