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03-14-2014 11:44 AM  4 years agoPost 21
rcnut

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Ok, I just about ready to start programming the CC ICE120HV Opto ESC and Beast X...

What head speed is everyone running?

And should I use the governor mode in the ESC or not?

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03-14-2014 02:43 PM  4 years agoPost 22
ttaylor63

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I just maidened my 7.2 2 days ago. I had 1700-1850-2000 head speeds. I dont fly 3D. But seemed like 1850 was a good headspeed for me. I may increase it some. I'm using the Castle 160HV & Ebar V2. It flys super smooth. Just wish had longer flight times.

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03-16-2014 12:42 PM  4 years agoPost 23
rcnut

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I am nearing the end of this build! Friday I spent the night changing out the front wheel bearing on my truck. And Saterday (yesterday) I went out flying with the guys. I was hoping to have my Agile done and ready for a test flight, but too many other things in life have gotten in the way.

Last night [before I finally passed out from exhaustion, too much fresh air] I managed to work on my Agile for a couple of hours. I made the two short links, tighten the belt, centered the swashplate, mounted the main blades, and adgusted the center pitch for aero.

The next step is to finish up the programming in the Beast X and radio. Then mount the tail assembly, set the end points, mount the system LiPo, and test fly!

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03-17-2014 07:19 PM  4 years agoPost 24
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For programming my CC ICE 120HV Opto ESC... What is the pinion and main gear count?

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03-17-2014 10:04 PM  4 years agoPost 25
ttaylor63

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its 9.37 gear ratio... (54/19) x (66/20)== 9.37

Page 29 of manual.

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03-19-2014 11:10 AM  4 years agoPost 26
rcnut

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its 9.37 gear ratio... (54/19) x (66/20)== 9.37

Page 29 of manual.
Yea...I saw that...I was looking for the tooth count for the pinion, then I saw in the castle software that I can enter the gear ratio.

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03-19-2014 11:14 AM  4 years agoPost 27
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I was hoping to test fly my Agile yesterday, but a buddy was getting impatient wanting his heli worked on, so I set my Agile aside until both of his are done. Possible maiden this weekend!

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03-23-2014 02:24 PM  4 years agoPost 28
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Took my Agile out for its maiden yesterday, while I was waiting for the NIU (Northern ILLinois University) Engineering Students. Every year the students from NIU come out to out flying field for us to look over and assist them with a test flight on their experimental aircraft. Its always a fun time to see what they come up with next!

However, disaster struck on power up of my Agile. The gear train in the rudder servo locked up! I can hear the motor trying to spin the gears, but something is holding them.

Oh so close! Ok, next time out!!!

The NUI experimental airplane flew great! It was a bit tail heavy, but I've been there before.

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03-27-2014 09:29 AM  4 years agoPost 29
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My Agile 7.2 heli is ready to maiden once again! I found the servo to be ok after all! It was the carbon fiber rod that was locked in the boom guides. Apparently I tighten them too tight! All fixed now and ready for it debut Sunday! 63 degrees, 11 mph winds, and sunny!

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03-31-2014 07:38 PM  4 years agoPost 30
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Well yesterday was a washout! Windss were gusting up to 40 mph! We had everything packed and ready to go the night before. So my Agile will have to wait until this coming weekend... Maybe I can sneek in a driveway test flight?

Wind and rain is forecasted most of this week. In the meantime we hung out at my house looking at helis and checking everything to make sure they're ready.

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04-02-2014 08:21 PM  4 years agoPost 31
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The weather is unbelievably calm! Wind 0-10 mph, temps at 53 degrees! I might have a chance to maiden my Agile today!!! If I do, I won't have video as everyone else is at work until late.

Rain and wind forecasted for the next 2-3 days.

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04-06-2014 12:41 AM  4 years agoPost 32
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I finally made it out with my Agile! However…for some reason the Beast X changed some of the settings, 2 of them to be exact. I fixed the first one,, but didn't notice when you tilt the swash, its supposed to tilt the opposite direction! Oops! And I tried to hover this way…it didn't last too long. It tipped over and broke the main blades, boom, and one boom support.

I ordered replacement parts, will try again later!

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04-06-2014 01:47 PM  4 years agoPost 33
ttaylor63

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Well that bites. Have had that happen to me as well. Good luck on the repairs & maiden.

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04-07-2014 08:53 PM  4 years agoPost 34
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I do have one question!

I heard a noise that sounded like the main gear had stripped (like a 450 heli). I started thinking about this yesterday. I brought my heli into the workshop and turned the motor by hand to see if a gear was stripped. None, they are good, like new...

However, the main gear no longer is driven by the motor gear train. The autorotation hub spins free in the drive direction (clockwise).

I ordered a new auto hub just incase, but I saw what looked like a "key" that fits into a keyway. Did I shear that key? And is there a replacement key I can order vs. buying a $70 hub each time.

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04-08-2014 02:15 AM  4 years agoPost 35
ttaylor63

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Call Allen with KDS he will know the answer to that question. But wait couple days as he is on way back from Toledo still.

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04-09-2014 03:29 AM  4 years agoPost 36
ren

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It is almost impossible to damage that key, it will damage the bearing first, the key is not sold separately.

two this could happened after the crash
1 the sets screws that hold the one way bearing on the hub got damage from the impact
2 the one way bearing itself got damage.

I would look closely to the belt if you were trying to move it by the motor and the belt was striped from the crash you would get same symptoms.

best way to test the one way will be by holding the main gear and try to spin the head.

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04-09-2014 11:23 AM  4 years agoPost 37
rcnut

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best way to test the one way will be by holding the main gear and try to spin the head.
Hi Ren, yes I held the head and turned the motor both directions, the auto hub will not lock and drive the mainshaft. I've held the main gear and turned the motor, feels solid.

I've ordered another hub just incase. I should get it today. I'll investigate this further.

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04-10-2014 11:26 AM  4 years agoPost 38
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Ok, I found out what had happened! (I love failure analysis!!!) It was the oneway bearing in the auto hub (P/N 72-022), it will not lockup and hold. The key is slightly deformed, but reusable. It was a challange to seperate the two gears/remove the mainshaft from the gear hub. The key deformed the tail gear hub some. I was able to file down (lightly) the high spots to accept the new auto hub assembly.

Hopefully the boom will show up today so I can finish the rebuild.

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04-13-2014 04:54 PM  4 years agoPost 39
rcnut

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Boom and supports showed up Friday! Changed out the boom and re-assembled everything. I went into the Beast X programming and checked everything. Only 3 setting changed, swash orientation, swash sensor directions, and the pirouette optimization direction.

Right after I finished programming, including setting the collective pitch again, I re-bound the Beast X. I had to think about the binding process...whether or not I did it after programming. I might not have and this would have explaained why some of the settings reverted back to the factory settings.

Then again...I could be wrong!

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04-17-2014 11:03 AM  4 years agoPost 40
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Ok, this is it! Tomorrow is maiden day! The weather 59* with light and variable winds, and sunny all day!

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