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08-08-2012 05:56 PM  5 years agoPost 1
RAK402

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Odin II, converted to FBL via 7HV head and Beast X. Also equipped with new KBDD EE 112mm Tail Blades:

It has been test hovered in the back yard, but not flown and the BeastX is still at default settings.

It should fly this week.

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08-08-2012 09:45 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Rob43

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I look forward to your flight report, RAK. I've always wanted to see more of the Odin, but it's rare as hen's teeth. I believe it has a metal tail different from the standard arrangement on the 6HV and 7HV, correct?

Also, what is your experience thus far with the electric cooling fan? It looks to me like it might add some weight, but free up some power, so perhaps a wash since the Odin is likely already a light airframe compared to 700N...your thoughts?

I sort of fell for the V2 canopy paint scheme when I saw it...that was what attracted me to Airwork's airframe he had for sale at one time. Totally cool in the red as well.

Rob

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08-08-2012 10:33 PM  5 years agoPost 3
RAK402

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Hello Rob!

The tail is the same as on the 6HV and 7HV, as I recall. I looked right at it when I changed the tail blades a few days ago, but cannot quite recall (this is also when I shot the photographs.

The electric fan has worked well, so far. It is a small, high-speed computer fan, and probably does not weigh as much as the standard, crankshaft mounted fan.

I do have a larger RX battery to power it and the on board electronics, plus another ESC, so I doubt there is much overall weight savings.

It is nice to turn the fan on and have people ask what that noise is (it sounds like a ducted fan, on the bench).

From what I understand, the electric fan was supposed to save about 20% in power (normally used by the engine just to drive the fan).

The Power to weight is quite good, overall.

Now I just need a break in this heat to really test it as an FBL machine.

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08-09-2012 04:08 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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We got our break this week. Today was 76F with a Dew Point of 54F. Now that is nice!

Rob

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08-16-2012 05:09 PM  5 years agoPost 5
towertsk

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Very nice! I was thinking about trying the same head! Did you relocate the gyro mount under the hood? Please report back with a flight report!

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08-16-2012 05:34 PM  5 years agoPost 6
RAK402

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The BeastX is mounted on the radio try in front, under the canopy. The mount itself is cast in place out of JB Weld epoxy. This was necessary as the top of the radio tray slopes down and the BeastX must be mounted horizontally.

I finally got to fly it yesterday (as opposed to just hovering it in the back yard). I had a bit of engine trouble as, other than the brief test hover last week, the machine had not been flown for a while.

It took about two tanks to adjust the BeastX, the TX, and the needles.

The tail was too quick with the newer 112mm EE Tail Blades, so the endpoints were cut back. Pot 2 on the BeastX was increased, then the endpoints on aileron and elevator were increased to increase the rate of flip and roll, then Parameter G (Paddle Sim) was increased to make the ship sharper around center. Pot 1 was increased to provide a more locked in feel.

The result of all this is a fairly light, .90 sized machine, that is every bit as quick as a 7HV, but not quite a stable. It is sharper, quicker, and more agile than it was as a flybarred machine, but more stable.

I will be flying it more next week and tweaking things a bit more. So far, I am very, very pleased.

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08-26-2012 01:39 PM  5 years agoPost 7
rcfrey

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FBL OdinII
I love my Odin. The 7HV head looks and flies awesome.

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08-27-2012 04:38 AM  5 years agoPost 8
RAK402

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Beautiful photographs!

Great looking ship!

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08-27-2012 04:24 PM  5 years agoPost 9
rcfrey

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Thanks, I really like the low stance of the Odin. To bad Compass stopped production, it's one of the best flying 90 nitro birds out there.

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08-28-2012 04:55 AM  5 years agoPost 10
RAK402

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rcfrey,

You know, it really is-I cannot believe how well it flies!

I think that the electric fan (which works great) and the low profile caused some to avoid it.

I like the low profile-a small, light, very overpowered .90 sized airframe-what's not to like?

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09-03-2012 08:50 PM  5 years agoPost 11
rcfrey

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Odin II
Mine flew great until today. Apparently the engine mounts weren,t engineered very well. Mine both decided to fail today. Luckily I was able to get the Odin safely to the ground. The part isn't stocked anywhere...Unbelievable! The mounts on my helicopter don't look the same as the ones in the manual. I think that Compass upgraded the part, probably because it was junk in the first place. I think that I bought one of the last kits available, so you would have thought that it would have had the latest parts. I may have to sell the heli...maybe there is an Odin owner out there who could use an airframe and a ton of extra parts (except the frickin motor mounts of course). If Nankin doesn't get the part in stock, watch the classifieds.

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09-04-2012 02:57 AM  5 years agoPost 12
towertsk

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09-04-2012 04:00 AM  5 years agoPost 13
rcfrey

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Thanks for the link!

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09-04-2012 05:26 AM  5 years agoPost 14
RAK402

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I think there were two generations of motor mounts, with the earlier one actually being the better of the two, but cannot quite remember.

It may also be possible to use the Knight 3D mount.

Some searching of this forum may reveal the answer.

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09-04-2012 12:26 PM  5 years agoPost 15
6cuda6

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RCFREY

I have a set of mounts that wont be used since i converted mine to an "E" version...PM me for details.

cheers

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