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06-09-2012 01:02 PM  6 years agoPost 1
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Continuing this thread in Turbine Heli's.

Two machines back together.... (Originally two machines sharing just 1 set of Zealous ll Mechanics, so never photo'ed together) Last seen in MHW Mag 2004!!

https://rc.runryder.com/t684756p2/?p=5765201#RR

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06-27-2012 10:02 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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G-limo 1st hover after the Gearbox rebuild.

Watch at YouTube

Sorry about the noise, but the wind hasn't stopped blowing here in the UK since Christmas!

I'll try to get some quieter ones soon..

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06-27-2012 10:35 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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looks good

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06-28-2012 11:37 AM  6 years agoPost 4
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that video was probably the last decent weather we have had to fly,
it has been awful,i managed to get 3 tanks on the fury tuesday evening at another field, but that has been it for the last 6-8 weeks.
I now carry my longranger in the car in case there is an hour or so of decent weather.
I miss the smell of JetA1...

Hope you ok matey

Matt

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06-28-2012 11:47 AM  6 years agoPost 5
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Looks great Dave! Wind noise isn't bad at all, especially considering the gales you guys have. Hasn't been much better in Savannah. Two big tropical storms in last couple of weeks. Now we get the heat!

Sean

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06-28-2012 01:42 PM  6 years agoPost 6
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Thanks for you comments guys - I hope to give them both some airing this sunday - wind or no wind!!

Sean - you have your gears back yet??

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06-28-2012 05:59 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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managed a tank on mine plus 2 on the fury,
was very gusty, but managable, no where near as windy as the Nats last year it will be good to see the zealous fly with its propper canopy on. I will bring my video camera.

Matt

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06-28-2012 07:07 PM  6 years agoPost 8
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Dave,

No and I sent my friend in Austria an email but no word. I assume he's traveling at the moment...

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06-28-2012 08:12 PM  6 years agoPost 9
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What headspeed are you running?

Avant RC
Scorpion Power Systems
Thunder Power RC
Kontronik Drives

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06-28-2012 08:21 PM  6 years agoPost 10
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Hi, these are 300gm - 950mm blades running at about 1180rpm.

The Machine weight is 17.5kg.

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07-23-2012 12:35 AM  6 years agoPost 11
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return the favour

Watch at YouTube

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07-25-2012 03:05 AM  6 years agoPost 12
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Well done Dave! Looking fantastic! I have spoken to my Austrian friend and things are moving forward. I'll call or send you a message when I get a few more details.

Sean

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07-25-2012 08:59 AM  6 years agoPost 13
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Hi Sean,

Look forward to hearing more..

https://rc.runryder.com/t704251p1/

Both Zealous LongRangers on the above thread. (In HD too!!)

Unfortunately, while I was spooling up, I hadn't noticed another flyer walk up and start flying on the next station beside me. I had it in my mind I had half the field to fly in, like Matt who had flown his just before me. It wasn't until I had taken off and started my upwind leg that I look beside me and saw the guy starting to spool up. From that point on flight was all towards the top end of the field.

I had to smartly 'modify' my flight plan!! (Hence the abrupt decent!) - such are the things that happen on a club field.

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10-07-2012 06:09 PM  5 years agoPost 14
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Dave,
tried to call you today, i have flown with the new oil 3 weeks ago,
it is working fine, the one way is still loose after sitting for 2 weeks. so me thinks we have cured the sticky bearing syndrome.
Strange though it never affected the predator.

Matt

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10-07-2012 06:56 PM  5 years agoPost 15
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Schluter 17t ---------and -----Vario 22t....

Tail Gearbox gears, both shown as 'fully meshed' with the Schluter 20t gear. The probable cause of the failure.

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10-08-2012 02:04 PM  5 years agoPost 16
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Good news on the Wren bearings - I hope it stays fixed!

I have BOTH Zealous back in one piece now. I need to run the LR machine with Main blades to see how it goes now.

Lots of work here with Bearings/Main Drive/Tail Drive/Gearbox etc, but I think it's a flying chassis again.

/DG

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10-08-2012 05:30 PM  5 years agoPost 17
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good news dave.
Now to get started on that fuse!

In regards to the gears I have looked at my spare ones which are silver not black and they mesh fine. so you must of got an odd gear.

so what you have now is a Vario 22 tooth driving a vario 20 tooth.?

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10-08-2012 06:05 PM  5 years agoPost 18
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Hi Matt..

It was a bit of a squeeze, but yes - 22t (Vario) driving 20t (Schluter) gear in both tail gearboxes.

I'll show you the old ones and you'll see why I changed them.

Can you PM me any pictures you have of the crash?

/DG

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10-09-2012 08:21 AM  5 years agoPost 19
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Hi Dave
I will have a look, i think mine was mainly a video of the crash aftermath when it was back on the bench and everyone was diasecting the cause.
you want me to post it here?
Matt

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10-23-2012 09:10 AM  5 years agoPost 20
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DAVE
do you want me to post up the video here in this thread

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