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04-21-2009 05:46 AM  9 years agoPost 21
GimbalFan (RIP)

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3. Blades that have torsion or stiffness adjusters built into the blades. Kind of like a guitar string where you can stiffen up the blades or soften them based on your flying style or preference.
That could be useful, but with variable torsion blades you'll also need a very accurate instrument for measuring the torque so as to equalize pairs & sets.
4. Fuel injected engines, no need for tuning.
This is LONG overdue. Could manufacturers be resisting implementing this no-longer-complicated feature so as to sell more parts?

FI would make it so much easier to maximize performance, durability and fuel consumption, as it does in automobile and other engines.

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04-21-2009 11:49 AM  9 years agoPost 22
petmotel

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NO PHILLIPS SCREWS to mount link balls. I recently built a couple of helis that used phillips screws rather than socket head screws for the link balls and it is a CURSE. It made me curse a little too I must admit! Spent more time scouring the floor looking for the dropped parts than building .

Would it kill the kit builders to add a few extra basic parts such as bolt, nut, ball link, etc.? I had a plastic ball link split as I tried to thread it on the link rod. And the kit was actually short one link ball and screw for the throttle arm on the engine. Very small stuff that can put a big damper on a build.

Jay

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04-21-2009 11:49 AM  9 years agoPost 23
jal250r

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+1 Fuel injected engines

I'm not sure if it would be a good idea, But ESC fans to cool engines on 50 size helis, getting rid of the engine mounted fan. (example Compass Odin) I'm not sure how much power a fan robs on a 50, but it must be some. Just an idea

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04-21-2009 01:07 PM  9 years agoPost 24
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NO PHILLIPS SCREWS
I'll second that, phillips screws suck.

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04-21-2009 02:35 PM  9 years agoPost 25
petmotel

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Fuel Injection
I'm not so sure about the feasibility of FI on a small model. Done properly you need an injector, high pressure fuel pump, lots of sensors, a computer module, and all the associated wiring. It would add a considerable amount of weight, and complexity to an already complex package.

Jay

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04-21-2009 07:34 PM  9 years agoPost 26
darkfa8

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- make receivers have plug-in modules (gyro, rev limiter, data logger, etc)

- make external receiver components connect via a daisy chain, minimize the wiring, make the system more expandable

- make the on board avionics system voltage higher, lower current consumption, will allow for smaller components, thinner gauge wire

- Dan Goldstein
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04-21-2009 08:29 PM  9 years agoPost 27
HydroJoe

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....I think it would be cool if when you go into the training program in the simulator, instead of just showing the stick movements, it would actually move the gimbals while your watching the heli do the maneuvers while training my thumbs the correct inputs.
Wow....what a great idea.
Would it kill the kit builders to add a few extra basic parts such as bolt, nut, ball link, etc.?
Align does.

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04-21-2009 09:12 PM  9 years agoPost 28
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rear bearings that last

IT's what I do.

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04-21-2009 09:50 PM  9 years agoPost 29
jrzboy

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this is already done in the cycle world, but would be nice in the heli world seeing so many posts on settings:

Take your settings from your TX, export them to your computer as .xxx file, then be able to get another TX and import it, saving the tedious step of redoing all the settings. would also be handy then you could just send your file to someone that had the same setup and they could import it to their TX or try different setups to see which worked best.

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04-21-2009 09:57 PM  9 years agoPost 30
Gearhead

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many good ideas, they would all do the hobby well,, here are a few things I would like to see,,

1) I would realy like to see Servo Manufacturers change their Servo Wires to the same type of "round" Wire Futaba uses on their new Gyro, see link,,

http://www.heli-world.com/detail.aspx?ID=5728

2) I would like to see all Glow Plug Manufacturers rate their plugs the same way..

Jim
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04-21-2009 10:26 PM  9 years agoPost 31
PBusch

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I like the idea of round servo wires but it would also be nice to have a simpler way to adjust their length, same with the length of the gyro wires.

Reversible ball links is another good idea although its already been done on Rocket City links and probably others as well. I never understood the purpose of directional links.

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04-21-2009 10:51 PM  9 years agoPost 32
petmotel

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ElectronicsWiring
I think the easiest way to make the wires on our electronics adjustable, is if the component had a female locking socket. That way different lengths of connecting wires could be used to customize the installation without having to cut/splice, or cut/terminate as with the current system. Also one could use different colors to code the components.

Jay

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04-22-2009 12:27 AM  9 years agoPost 33
midwestpilot

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helpful hint
I wish thread lock makers would have long clear nozzles like CA...

I hot glue these to my threadlocker bottles.. works great..

In life there is no spacebar!

Rich Erikson AMA 6175

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04-22-2009 12:54 AM  9 years agoPost 34
Indybob

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How about removable (easily replaceable) antennas for JR/Spectrum 2.4 radios. Linksys wireless routers have the exact antenna they should use!

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04-22-2009 01:08 AM  9 years agoPost 35
Mapleleafs

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The servo design is outdated.

there needs to be wireless servos....

and the servos need to be linear...don't you thing its about time?

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04-22-2009 01:20 AM  9 years agoPost 36
darkfa8

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miniaturized, wireless high speed, high torque linear stepper actuators

- Dan Goldstein
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04-22-2009 03:53 AM  9 years agoPost 37
petmotel

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high torque linear stepper actuators
How can a linear device have torque?

Jay

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04-22-2009 04:05 AM  9 years agoPost 38
RappyTappy

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FI type engines by OS

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04-22-2009 05:59 AM  9 years agoPost 39
mchammer

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^^^you beat me to it.

I think YS has a FI fourstroke as well.

Peace Through Superior Firepower!!!

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04-22-2009 12:34 PM  9 years agoPost 40
darkfa8

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Jay,

sorry, I mean equivalent Force.

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