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06-01-2011 10:27 PM  8 years ago
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I will swap 2 or even 3 Eagle 3 SWMs for one VPUS any day of the week!! I am NOT joking.

If I want a CCPM NITRO machine, I'll get the Sylphide.

Anyone can implement 135 SWM - there's no trick in it. Now you go and compare any mechanical mixing system out there to VPUS. Have a go. The old ones were designed by people who didn't know what they were really doing.

Of course, to be fair, the SWM has more collective "punch" than the VPUS.
I must concede that it brings with it a good deal of complexity that just is not required in a SWM set up.
complexity is only an issue if there is the possibility of propagation of slop over the linkages/balls wearing/pivot bearings etc. . . if everything was tight complexity is not an issue is it? It would not matter if you had 5 pairs of linkages or 2 going to one control lever.

Also my servos lasts a whole lot longer with VPUS, and I hate messing around with all these CCPM mixers and what have you. Really, really tedious.

You turn a nitro Eagle 3 VPUS to SWM and what's it got that a nitro Sylphide hasn't? (Apart from better CCPM and better quality of parts?). I should know, the person I fly with has the SWM and VPUS Eagles, and I really don't care for his SWM.
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06-03-2011 01:48 AM  8 years ago
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Thanks Guy's, I agree with all that has been said. I'm certainly not saying that I would rather have SWM (In fact, I can proudly say that I don't currently have ANY SWM machines), what I am saying is that I can concede that there are SOME advantages to a SWM system; but for me the scales are still heavily tipped towards mCCPM. I can see the argument that say's "why do mechanically, what you can do electrically", but I glad that I'm not the only person that still answers that by saying "because you CAN'T do it electronically". We all know that the VPUS is the best!!!

I am certainly looking FWD to getting this bird going, but I decided from the start that I was not going to rush this build.

Next step U/C & Radio install -

Keep watching & thanks for the comments & encouragement

Colin
'Life' is Looking Up!!!
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07-04-2011 09:58 AM  8 years ago
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Dear Mr Colin,

Awaiting your build pictures... What is the recent status? I am also a Hirobo E3 fan in Hong Kong...

Diamond
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07-07-2011 09:22 AM  8 years ago
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Progress has been slow... I hope to make a little more progress this weekend 'Life' is Looking Up!!!
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08-12-2011 06:23 AM  8 years ago
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Any further build Colin?

Still awaiting the update... :P
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08-17-2011 01:24 AM  8 years ago
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Progress has still been slow... The weather is bad here right now, so maybe I will get to it this weekend...'Life' is Looking Up!!!
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08-17-2011 01:40 PM  8 years ago
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I've heard of people taking their time, but the way you're going Colin, there might not even be nitro machines when you finish . . . .
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08-17-2011 04:07 PM  8 years ago
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I just noticed 8 Months Jeffrey Fung...15 Years old - FLEET: Evo 50, Raptor 30, Trex 500, SDX's, X-Spec, Logo 10/400
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08-18-2011 06:12 AM  8 years ago
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I've heard of people taking their time, but the way you're going Colin, there might not even be nitro machines when you finish . . . .
'Life' is Looking Up!!!
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08-19-2011 05:57 PM  8 years ago
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Dear Mr Colin,

I am seriously looking for a second hand Hirobo E3, would you mind to selling this lovely bird to me? I am sincerely.

thanks,

Diamond
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08-19-2011 09:17 PM  8 years ago
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Sorry, this Bird is "not for sale". Keep an eye on RR and you will from time to time see an E3 "up for grabs". I bought this one 2nd hand "new in Box", it is the original version and I know that I could never replace it - thanks anyway...

Colin
'Life' is Looking Up!!!
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09-08-2011 01:54 AM  8 years ago
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Some more Pic's at last...
Both "under body mounts" installed
Servos installed
'Life' is Looking Up!!!
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09-08-2011 01:57 AM  8 years ago
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Looking good !!!MANCHA
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09-08-2011 06:11 PM  8 years ago
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Very excited to look into this build!!! Excellent!
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09-17-2011 07:15 AM  8 years ago
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Ref photo's


I got scientific about the offset for the servo horn balls. The instructions show that the balls need to be offset but do not go so far as to say how much to offset the balls by, so I got out the trigonometry calculator and came up with 1.7mm for the Ailerons and 1.2 mm for the Elevator, as it turned out 1.7mm was too much for the Ailerons (so much for my Math – I should of got the kids to work it out for me...), so I tried the disc that I had prepared for the Elevators, It was almost perfect. I then made a new disc for the Elevators with about a .7mm offset, again it was almost perfect.

The 8mm bolts supplied for the U/C bolts were too short, so I ended up fitting 10 mm bolts - all good

As per Jason Chan's Build, I tipped the U/C rubber upside down to give better "safety" on the nuts.
I've heard of people taking their time, but the way you're going Colin, there might not even be nitro machines when you finish . . . .
Yeah, I just hope that I can still buy glow plugs by the time I am finished
'Life' is Looking Up!!!
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