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10-14-2010 06:07 PM  8 years agoPost 21
CNCjunkie

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Kauai (The Garden Isle), Hawaii - USA

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You should put that Speccy on top of the TV to stare at during the ad breaks.
Actually, she's sitting on her head with the guts hanging out. The motor was pulled out for an upgrade and I have too many projects going, so I haven't had the chance to put her back together.

The TDR is my top priority at the moment.

Oops, back on topic. My engine is mounted backwards. I don't like to look at the tank and just use my TX timer, and easy access to the spark plug.

Just another crappy day in Paradise....Aloha!

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10-14-2010 07:22 PM  8 years agoPost 22
Carey Shurley

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Orlando, FL - USA

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I'm really surprised at all the folks that run the backwards config.

I'm also surprised that there is so much need to check the spark plug. These things aren't glow plugs, they'll last damn near forever.

but then thats the great thing about hobbies. Everybody mostly gets to do what they want.........thats why its fun.

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10-14-2010 08:18 PM  8 years agoPost 23
Fledgling

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Denver, CO - USA

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I thought that having the fuel tank (who's content's mass changes continuously during flight) right on the CG (plug forward config.) would be the most ideal for stable characteristics during flight.

Does the mass of the heli (lbs.) out weigh the change in mass of the fuel (just ozs.) when you config. with plug-forward?

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10-14-2010 09:10 PM  8 years agoPost 24
KopterKat

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New Jersey

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I'm really surprised at all the folks that run the backwards config.

I'm also surprised that there is so much need to check the spark plug.
It's been my personal experience to check the plug until I got the hang of the gasser way of life. I guess I could give it try with the engine facing forward, but my heli's are flying pretty well. Maybe I'll give it a shot over the off season.


FlipMode Squad

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10-15-2010 12:18 AM  8 years agoPost 25
kogibankole

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albuquerque/ibadan

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I used to fly with the fuel tank in front, but after i converted to FBL, I noticed that you get a better piro throughout the whole flight. Also you can see the rpm when the gas in the tank settles down due to vibes.

The only disadvantage that I can think of is that you will not find it easy to run a tuned pipe.

As far as cooling is concerned; I have not gone above 240 with the little stock minair fan. Im sure the high speed funnels help out a lot too.

if im not blade bogging youll find me pack puffing

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10-15-2010 07:56 AM  8 years agoPost 26
ddavison

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Brownsville, Pennsylvania

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A little late on the posting but I began with the engine to the back ,but I did not like the Hatori hanging so far back. I turned the motor to the front, now everything looks more balanced. Used the original Stratus tank(500cc)and it fits perfect. The carb and exhaust cutouts in the canopy are not that different either way.

The first three were taken before converting to 2.4.

This one is now with Canomod and 2.4, Hanson G26 3d Pro.
Hey its nice to watch the tank and fly, fly ,fly and see how slowly the level drops compared to my Stratus.

DaveDavison,GasGob,WhiplashGas,Spectra,JRXG11MV,12X

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10-17-2010 10:25 PM  8 years agoPost 27
kogibankole

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looks sweet...good job on keeping the hatori pipe on

if im not blade bogging youll find me pack puffing

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10-18-2010 05:19 AM  8 years agoPost 28
ddavison

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Brownsville, Pennsylvania

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I was lucky to get one of the stainless adapters someone was selling, a few years ago, that work. here is another photo, the flourscent paint photograghs funny.

DaveDavison,GasGob,WhiplashGas,Spectra,JRXG11MV,12X

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10-20-2010 03:17 AM  8 years agoPost 29
mirmanchuck

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Venice Fl.

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Where is the best place to get parts?

SpectraG/3Dmax
Trex600esp BeastX DFC
QAV500G Multirotor

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10-20-2010 03:59 AM  8 years agoPost 30
Carey Shurley

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heliproz.com and ronlund.com usually have everything. I'm sure there are other dealers with inventory as well.

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10-20-2010 12:17 PM  8 years agoPost 31
mirmanchuck

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Venice Fl.

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What are the brackets over the servos called? They were not in the kit and I would like to buy them. Part # ?

SpectraG/3Dmax
Trex600esp BeastX DFC
QAV500G Multirotor

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10-20-2010 01:15 PM  8 years agoPost 32
Carey Shurley

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Orlando, FL - USA

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see parts 119-87 or 119-88 (radio dependent)

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10-20-2010 01:19 PM  8 years agoPost 33
mirmanchuck

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Venice Fl.

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Where do I get an optical sensor for my GV-1 gov? Sorry about all the dumb questions but I am new to the gassers.

SpectraG/3Dmax
Trex600esp BeastX DFC
QAV500G Multirotor

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10-20-2010 08:34 PM  8 years agoPost 34
ddavison

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Get the Stator Gator from Ron's or Heliproz

DaveDavison,GasGob,WhiplashGas,Spectra,JRXG11MV,12X

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