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05-12-2011 11:39 AM  7 years agoPost 21
deafheliflyer

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Arizona

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EASYKILL
See what I mean? Are you glad you got it instead of listening to a few armchair keyboard artists?

Im happy for you, keep sharing the build tips

Crash-Prone and overcoming it!!!

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05-12-2011 12:12 PM  7 years agoPost 22
rcnut

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Rockford, Illinois

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Here is what some of us are doing;

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05-12-2011 03:52 PM  7 years agoPost 23
EASYKILL

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Sonora,Ca - US

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Oh I see, thanks for the pistures that clears it up. I still wonder why there are holes in the fan for the magnets. I didn't notice if there indentations in the clutch bell for them? Either way I have an extra set of magnets, maybe I'll do both.

Hello, my name is Tony and I'm a heli addict...

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05-12-2011 05:28 PM  7 years agoPost 24
Buzzin Brian

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College Station, Texas

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The magnets can actually be mounted in 3 different spots on the ENV. You can put them in the main tail drive gear on the bottom, in the clutch stack, or in the fan. In the end it is up to you. We didn't cut the hole in the fan shroud because we knew most might not use that option, as most will go for the clutch stack first. With that said the fan is usually the better place for a nitro machine. Why you ask? Because if the clutch slips (not a problem at all with the ENV actually) the motor will speed up. If the sensor is in the fan the governor will sense this over speed and lower the throttle to control it. If the magnet is in the clutch bell the governor will sense the clutch bell slow down from the slipping and will add throttle to increase the decreased speed. This of course will aggrivate the situation. With all of that said, like I said the clutch in the ENV kits grabs really well. So this is a non-issue either way.

Brian

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05-12-2011 07:33 PM  7 years agoPost 25
EASYKILL

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Sonora,Ca - US

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Building the head now and I noticed the anti-rotation pin is very tight in the plastic brcket. The top .5" is OK but gets very stiff on the way down. Easy enough fix with dremel/sand paper/file. I think some one else has posted this already.

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05-12-2011 08:42 PM  7 years agoPost 26
Buzzin Brian

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Yes that has been mentioned many times. We have tried and tried to get rid of that little anomoly, but it keeps comming back. 2 minutes with a file and it is gone anyway. So all in all, not that big of a deal.

Brian

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05-13-2011 01:20 AM  7 years agoPost 27
Jgatorman

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Birmingham, AL

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Ah the old addage...you don' know til you know and the only way to know is to own and build one then you know. There is nothing like a rave build or rave service and if you think that is the best part wait til you fly one. Yours truly rave fanboy can't wait for my balistic

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05-13-2011 12:14 PM  7 years agoPost 28
bkervaski

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Birmingham, AL, USA

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Governor Sensor

Just a note on the governor sensor ... With the GV-1 type sensors, i.e., CG701, CGY750, it is a *lot* easier to mount on this heli if you take the sensor out of its plastic case, just put a piece of shrink on it to protect the little board.

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05-13-2011 03:48 PM  7 years agoPost 29
EASYKILL

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Sonora,Ca - US

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Actually I was able to mount it in a conventional way, with half of the shroud removed (very slick by the way) I was able to see right where the magnets pass by along side the frame. I then used a 5/16" drill to make a hole where the sensor needs to be and whittled it a little with a w-acto knife for a precise fit. It fits very snug, if you turned the shroud upside down I dare say it would hold water lol. A little modification to the sensor bracket that came with the 701 and it fits perfect. I'll post a picture later.

Hello, my name is Tony and I'm a heli addict...

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05-14-2011 01:07 AM  7 years agoPost 30
EASYKILL

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So I am basically done with the build, just need to check and zero my pitch. When I try to put the main blades on they wont fit! The base of the blade is hitting the axle bolts that stick out so darn far WTF!? I sanded the blades a little and now they will fit but there is no way I'll be able to pin the blades back, virtually no swivel. I am using SAB 700mm blades. I bet Radix blades would work Looks like I will have to remove about 1/4" off the base. Happen to any one else?

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05-14-2011 01:22 AM  7 years agoPost 31
JAy jordan2

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Cincinnati, OH

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I've had the same issue with SAB blades on my Velocity 50.
The SAB root is a bit too long to fold the blades back while they are mounted. Radix blades don't have this issue.

Many have sanded the root back just enough to fold the blades while mounted.

JAy

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05-14-2011 06:26 AM  7 years agoPost 32
gotnoclue

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sydney

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can confirm zero issues with radix and edge blades, tons of clearence to the spindle bolts

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05-14-2011 10:41 AM  7 years agoPost 33
iangurney

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West Yorkshire, UK

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I don't mean this in a derogatory way but. . . . if you'd only discovered that when you've got to the field i not only think your rushing things that i dare say you've missed something else.

zero'ing pitch for the first time is something i do on the bench not at the field regardless of whether its a test bounce or not.

However, yes i've had that issue too and just sand away whats needed to fold the blades back - not an issue.

Ian

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05-14-2011 03:30 PM  7 years agoPost 34
EASYKILL

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Sonora,Ca - US

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Oh no this was all done in the comfort of my shop on the bench. I have been building and flying for some time now and I agree with not rushing it. This was simply the last step in the process for my build.

I borrowed a set of Radix from a Buddy and flew a tank last night, hard to get a feel for anything as I am also breaking in a rebuilt motor. Hope to get in some flying today.

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05-17-2011 04:15 AM  7 years agoPost 35
EASYKILL

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Sonora,Ca - US

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Hey does any one know where to get a canopy condom for the ENV? I usually get my stuff from Helidirect/Prestige but they only have one for the 450.

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05-17-2011 10:35 AM  7 years agoPost 36
gotnoclue

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sydney

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have not seen canopy condoms for the ENV yet but the one for the vibe SG is a very good fit, a little long at the front and a touch shallow at back but very good none the less, would post pics but my ENV is in many pieces at the moment

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05-17-2011 12:12 PM  7 years agoPost 37
rcnut

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Rockford, Illinois

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...would post pics but my ENV is in many pieces at the moment
I know the feeling all to well.

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05-17-2011 04:10 PM  7 years agoPost 38
EASYKILL

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Sonora,Ca - US

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Bumber dude, what was the cause? Not the dreaded dumb thumb I hope.

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05-17-2011 06:22 PM  7 years agoPost 39
rcnut

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No I didn't, but I wish that was the case. The tail drive gear broke in the air.

I had just replaced this gear due to showing off (said "watch this" and proceeded to perform an inverted flip-out autorotation) and said those fatal words..."watch this"... lost most of the rotor speed in the flip and landed on the tail and skids (omitted the piro turn) hard.

The replacement gear inner dia. was 0.002” smaller than the sleeve. So I am guessing it was stretched out a bit too far and broke.
I posted pics in the thread "This time it wasn't my fault!"
https://rc.runryder.com/t644940p1/

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05-17-2011 08:07 PM  7 years agoPost 40
gotnoclue

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At least yours was parts failure, mine was simple dumb thumbs, still only the second time I've thumbed in a 90.

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