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10-12-2010 05:32 AM  8 years agoPost 1
NOLONGERFLYING

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So I finally got around to building my TDR, months after it arrived(due to work). Is it me or was the 3DMP-E alot easier build? This seems alot more of a technical build. Obviously the torque tube plays a role, but this is for some reason taking me alot longer then the MP build. Figure I have a day or two more left, basically on the tail, electronics part of the build now, but I want to fly the damn thing now!. Maybe I just have a bad memory and remember how quickly the MP went together alothough I like the lower frame setup alot better on the Rigid with the tubes for support vs the CF plates. Sure looking forward to actually flying it soon.

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10-12-2010 05:41 AM  8 years agoPost 2
OICU812

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I dunno, honestly I thought the TDR was one of the easiest builds really. I think you might be hung up on the setting of the gear mesh in regards to the spacers on the main gearing section? I know that part seemed long but in reality when I clock checked the build no electronics was around 3 - 4 hours or so only and I consider myself a slow builder really.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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10-12-2010 05:50 AM  8 years agoPost 3
NOLONGERFLYING

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Some of it is the meshes, but most of it is the electronics. Completly new. Maybe is it lack of the straight forward drawings for example with the elevator servos and the weird setup on that. Obviously it is nothing compared to say a stratus build(nitro), but I deffinetly have more then 4 hours in it, alot more... I would put most of that on electronics servos, motor though.

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10-12-2010 05:53 AM  8 years agoPost 4
OICU812

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I dunno maybe you are admiring it to much?

Heh look at bright side, you have one, many would roll ya for it

Been so long since I had my 3DMP I can't recall, but it was pretty straight forward to for sure.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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10-12-2010 06:02 AM  8 years agoPost 5
NOLONGERFLYING

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True on that, many people are still waiting.

The batteries are the part that makes me just want to cry... Have so many 10's batteries for logos which i no longer have (AT the moment) and buying 1000's worth on new 12's batteries. That is my only bitch

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10-15-2010 11:33 PM  8 years agoPost 6
NOLONGERFLYING

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Well got it built and set up...Time for the maiden flight tommorow. Praying I didn't forget to tighten any bolts... Weird how Jan didn't want alot of bolts loctighted, but I assume he knows what he is talking about.

Also do you guys have alittle wobble in the head. Meaning if you have the blades opened up you can mode it alittle one side to the other or is this the "floating head" that people are refering to.

Pictures coming soon

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10-16-2010 12:02 AM  8 years agoPost 7
dhoffack

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yes in the 2010 head there is wobble, in the 2009 head there is no wobble.

Dan

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10-16-2010 01:12 AM  8 years agoPost 8
NOLONGERFLYING

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kinda annoying, sure there is a reason, but it makes for setting pitch alittle more difficult. I use a floating pitch meter meaning i don't need two and makes it hard. Anyways, thanks for the clarification.

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10-16-2010 06:46 PM  8 years agoPost 9
RCSavager

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Looking forward to hearing how it went today and maybe a pic/video. I think mine is scheduled for May.

Will be nice having a local to turn to if I have a question (and to race of course).

Once you try steak, is hard to go back to hotdogs.

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10-16-2010 07:33 PM  8 years agoPost 10
NOLONGERFLYING

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Will have it in air tommorow. Just was doing decals and what not today. What a PITA those are, but for doing a half ass I dont care on them cause im getting a painted canopy, they shall do for now. Will get some pictures of the finished heli up today and try to get some in flight tommorow.

Of course you can learn my costly mistakes which hopefully I didn't make many

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10-17-2010 12:14 AM  8 years agoPost 11
HilliHeli

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Weird how Jan didn't want alot of bolts loctighted, but I assume he knows what he is talking about.
I'm nearing the end of my build, this statement has me a little-concerned as I haven't really found this to be the case (?)
Could you be a little-more specific (as to which-ones, if in-question)
I'd hate to hear about a poor maiden-flight

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10-17-2010 02:40 AM  8 years agoPost 12
NOLONGERFLYING

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Just going by the manual others can chime in here as they see fit obviously. He clearly states to not locktite certain bolts for X or Y reasons, but the on some of the drawing and text he states to locktite them (through an ! point or attention or whatever. Alot of the other parts I dont see anything about locktite. You would assume metal to metal you would, but not sure if that is the case. It is electric so you shouldn't get many shakes, anyways lets see what other people chime in have to think.

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10-17-2010 05:29 AM  8 years agoPost 13
tanguy

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Hello

see that video

Watch at YouTube

http://helitanguy.blogspot.com/

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10-17-2010 05:34 AM  8 years agoPost 14
HilliHeli

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He clearly states to not locktite certain bolts for X or Y reasons, but the on some of the drawing and text he states to locktite them (through an ! point or attention or whatever)
This was my main-concern, just wanted to make sure that you understood that these do require locktiting at some point in the build and that some require it done a certain-way (on the side-threading of the grub-screw only, etc., ... )

I haven't left anything (metal-to-metal) un-locktited as the build has progressed, I did double-check the few-assemblies that were done at the factory and they were done correctly (so, I cleaned and reassembled with the correct-type locktite)

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10-17-2010 07:19 AM  8 years agoPost 15
helicraze

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There has been along thread on a german forum about Jan saying not to use loctite.

Jan does not use loctite on the small button head bolts or the spindle.

Personally i prefer to use loctite on the spindle as there is only another element of safety added.

Basically there is no harm to using 243 blue loctite.

I have pulled apart my TDR a few times to inspect various areas and using 243 did not pose any problems, i use precision ground allen keys (better than german wiha drivers)

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10-18-2010 07:17 AM  8 years agoPost 16
spdntckt

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I actually find this strange.. Believe it or not i finished my TDR build in a single evening. Having said that I had read the instructions at least twice beforehand and had sanded down the edges of the frames and prepped the parts before actually starting..

I found the build to go very smooth and straightforward. I enjoyed it - especially as i began to notice all the special engineering that went into it. (and i dont really enjoy building helis)

Amazing how all those small enhancements add up into a very innovative design

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10-18-2010 02:07 PM  8 years agoPost 17
NOLONGERFLYING

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Ya I guess i just really took my time and I was lazy! Anyways, the electronics by far took me the longest and that was at least 5 hours, due to vbar with futaba issues. Anyways, here is a kinda blurry picture of my TDR the will be flown today. On a side note, I am deffinetly buying the SBUS receiver that recently came out from futaba. 1 Cable you cant beat that and way better the Spectrum imo.

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