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02-04-2010 07:14 PM  8 years agoPost 61
ualdrivr

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Thanks Glenn and Kevin.

Glenn I send you a PM here on RR. I got a JR 3" extension and I think I'll go with that I don't know, I'm still fuzzing around with the wires, want it to look good and at the same time be easy to work on and disassemble if needed, hopefully never...lol.

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02-05-2010 02:17 AM  8 years agoPost 62
ualdrivr

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Worked on the wiring for most of the afternoon. This is what it looks like now. The RX is not velcroed yet.

This is theirs:

and this is mine:

Not too bad ha?

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02-05-2010 05:31 PM  8 years agoPost 63
jones007

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Is there a reason you used thick foam on both sides of the metal plate on your gyro mount? Usually I use the thin foam between the gyro and plate. Looks like Horizon uses o-rings to bind the cables together instead of zip-ties. That might be a good idea, as zip-ties can chaff wires, particularly in a crash, whereas the o-rings probably just stretch or break. I think I might do that on mine.

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02-05-2010 05:44 PM  8 years agoPost 64
Gernejr

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Panos she lookn nice. I run the GY520 and use the futaba foam plate foam setup with jr 8900 tail servo on both my 600 and 700 best setup I've ever used. So far lol

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02-05-2010 10:01 PM  8 years agoPost 65
ualdrivr

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Is there a reason you used thick foam on both sides of the metal plate on your gyro mount? Usually I use the thin foam between the gyro and plate.
Kevin,
On page four of the manual says, that in high vibration areas the strong adhesive pad can be substituted by an additional 3mm foam pad. That's why I did it. I figured it can't harm anything. We'll see how she does in flight .

Yeah, the more I think about it, I'm going to take the zip ties off, I like the Align Velcro strip idea

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02-05-2010 11:24 PM  8 years agoPost 66
FenwayRick

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That wiring looks nice compared to my squirrels nest.

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02-05-2010 11:39 PM  8 years agoPost 67
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I use the thin foam on top with no problem, but I did notice a large drop in vibration when I replaced the stock clutch for the QUK clutch.

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02-06-2010 05:17 AM  8 years agoPost 68
reiserrob2003

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Santa brought me a TREX700n kit for Christmas too, what a nice guy. I had to pay for it and assemble it though.

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02-08-2010 04:10 PM  8 years agoPost 69
ualdrivr

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[quote]Santa brought me a TREX700n kit for Christmas too, what a nice guy. I had to pay for it and assemble it though.[quote]

Looks good Rob.

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02-08-2010 06:16 PM  8 years agoPost 70
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Cool - swapped out the zip-ties for o-rings to route wires up front this weekend (it rained all day Saturday - so couldn't fly), and they actually do a great job of holding the wires in place without damaging the the wires. A bit of effort getting the connectors through the o-rings, but workable. I'll try to post pictures later.

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02-08-2010 09:51 PM  8 years agoPost 71
Deftone45075

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You finish this thing yet panos?!?, get it out to the field, we'll fly a bit. I'm on vacation and bored.

Jeff

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02-10-2010 02:10 AM  8 years agoPost 72
ualdrivr

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Today, worked on the heli after a long four day trip.

Reconfigured the fuel system by taking the OS BubbleLess clunk out and converting the middle bung into a tank filler. It sure was a pain in the arss to take that bung out, I'm glad I don't have to do that for awhile... I made the outside hole the fuel feeding line to the motor by installing another bung with a Fuel Magnet clunk and Hayes clunk line. From there, fuel line to a 2 way Align filter and then to the motor with an Align fuel line shut-off.

I think it looks great, talked to Bert Kammerer on Twitter and read a lot of posts here and in HeliFreak and they all like this setup.

I finalized my electronics placement, everything is velcroed or double side taped to the tray. I also installed the SwitchGlo remote switch as an ignition back up.

I turned the exhaust deflector the other way around, but I shortened it a bit and I think it looks much better now.

I installed the CY Super Stubz 4105. I know Glenn you had them on, how far out you are with those things from the Flybar cage. I went to 200 mm. The instructions say, to go in at least 33mm from the end of the Flybar. I did some measuring and some math and came to 200mm. I know the Align ones are suppose to be at around 207mm.. Any advise is appreciated.

Here is a picture of that:

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02-10-2010 02:14 AM  8 years agoPost 73
Deftone45075

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Just take care of the magnet, fuel up immediately after flying and when done for the day to keep fumes out of the tank. Also don't fuel it up to fast. My first few magnets didn't like the fully charged jersey modeler pump i was using.

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02-10-2010 02:17 AM  8 years agoPost 74
ualdrivr

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Just take care of the magnet, fuel up immediately after flying and when done for the day to keep fumes out of the tank. Also don't fuel it up to fast. My first few magnets didn't like the fully charged jersey modeler pump i was using.
Jeff,

I am going to be using the manual pump and I am going to be fueling from the middle bung, did you see the setup? I am not fueling from the Fuel Magnet. I got the same top of the gallon jug pump like Frank has.

Manual is better I think, nice and slow. I know to keep the tank full after flying, I've been reading about it on the forums.

Thanks for the tip. See you at the field amigo.

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02-10-2010 02:18 AM  8 years agoPost 75
Deftone45075

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yeah, that works, i didn't read the whole post.

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02-10-2010 02:21 AM  8 years agoPost 76
ualdrivr

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Cool - swapped out the zip-ties for o-rings to route wires up front this weekend (it rained all day Saturday - so couldn't fly), and they actually do a great job of holding the wires in place without damaging the the wires. A bit of effort getting the connectors through the o-rings, but workable. I'll try to post pictures later.
Kevin,

Where did you get the O-rings?

Also anyone with advise on the CY paddles placement? I'd appreciate it.

Cheers.

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02-10-2010 06:58 AM  8 years agoPost 77
Heli Davey

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Did you soak your hayes clunk line in fuel before installing?they grow when exposed to fuel!!

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02-10-2010 01:56 PM  8 years agoPost 78
Gernejr

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Hi Panos. The paddles go on the flybar. LOL Now really I install mine by screwing all the way on then backing off 1 turn. Finish by measuring to see both are the same lenght of flybar rod exposed. Setting cyclic at 8/8. Rolls/flips are quick and smooth.

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02-10-2010 05:23 PM  8 years agoPost 79
ualdrivr

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Did you soak your hayes clunk line in fuel before installing?they grow when exposed to fuel!!
No Dave I did not. I just found that out myself, I guess I'll have to do that, or I might take a couple of mm off. I guess the Hayes tubing is really happy in fuel and it gets excited and grows bigger...lol
Hi Panos. The paddles go on the flybar. LOL Now really I install mine by screwing all the way on then backing off 1 turn. Finish by measuring to see both are the same lenght of flybar rod exposed. Setting cyclic at 8/8. Rolls/flips are quick and smooth.
I did not go that far Glenn. I went at least 33mm in from the end of the Flybar, just like the CY instructions call for and now I'm at 200mm from the cage to the paddle. I think I'm just right now.

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02-10-2010 07:30 PM  8 years agoPost 80
jones007

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Kevin,

Where did you get the O-rings?

Also anyone with advise on the CY paddles placement? I'd appreciate it.

Cheers.
I just had some lying around, but my local hardware shop has a decent selection - OSH. I used the smallest diameter I could get over the connectors - one connector at a time. Must have been about 1/4" ID on the cyclic side (everything but gyro/sense) and a little smaller on the gyro side. They squeeze the cables together enough so that the friction between the cables will hold a shape pretty well. Sorry no pictures yet - just don't think about it when I'm home.

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