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11-13-2014 07:38 PM  3 years agoPost 1
lejon

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The box just came in the mail. Can't wait to get home and open it up.

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11-13-2014 09:22 PM  3 years agoPost 2
lejon

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My intent with this thread
Is to document my experience with the Rotormast Osprey V-22.

Leon

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11-14-2014 04:15 PM  3 years agoPost 3
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Started unpacking
Everything was well packed and in good physical shape.

I guess at this point I should make it clear where I am coming from and with whom I am affiliated.

I have no affiliations what so ever with anyone.

I have been flying gassers for several years and have 2 Spectra G's and 1 1005. I wrecked the 1005 3 years ago and instead of rebuilding it I put it aside and bought my second Spectra G. I was using a JR9503 radio until this year when I got a Futaba 14sg . I went to Futaba because I have been plagued with until now explainable loss of signal, which has resulted in multiple crashes. I now believe the issue wasn't so much the radio as it was the position I had the antenna pointing. Each LOS was when the heli was down range in a turn. Randomly I would be positioned such that the tip of the antenna was pointing at the heli. It seems that the system would not recover the signal in time and the heli would start to descend while still in a turn until impact.

Regardless I got the new 14sg and then realized that changing over was not as simple as I had thought it would be. Given work, life and the closing of MA I still have not flown the G with the 14sg.

I was in San Diego in June at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) and my room was directly under the inbound approach for the Osprey. Spent a lot of time that week watching them come in for landing and convert from aircraft to heli mode.

I then spent some time online looking for a model and found several but none that would convert completely (90 degrees) until I came across the Rotormast V-22.

After a lot of research I pulled the trigger and ordered one. I ordered it built and tested thinking that I would skip the building and setup learning curve and start with a machine that was built correctly and already set up. My next one will be built from a kit.

Here is what I got:

1 Osprey V-22 Snow ghost paint scheme
6 (3 sets) of batteries
1 large crash kit
1 fuselage in snow ghost paint scheme

Built, setup and test flown with my 14sg radio

Leon

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11-14-2014 09:29 PM  3 years agoPost 4
JEEPWORLD2002/2

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Cool subscribed

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11-16-2014 01:51 AM  3 years agoPost 5
rbort

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Sounds good Leon
Looking forward to some pictures and a flight report!!

-=>Raja.

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11-17-2014 06:06 PM  3 years agoPost 6
lejon

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Busy weekend so didn't get much time.

Cleaned off the work table and laid out the parts (profile not fuselage).

These two shots are of the RX and one of the 3 gyros and the other side is the Rotormast controller and the other two gyros.

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11-17-2014 06:45 PM  3 years agoPost 7
rcheli808

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You got me interested...

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11-18-2014 03:02 PM  3 years agoPost 8
lejon

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Got the wings and tail on.
I mounted the wings and the tail section. next step is to connect electronics and get familiar with the radio and aircraft interface.

I'm going to leave the blades off for initial testing.

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11-18-2014 03:05 PM  3 years agoPost 9
rbort

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Interesting
Those are pretty big power pods!

-=>Raja.

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Whiplash V1-2 Hanson 300, 1590 flts
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11-18-2014 03:14 PM  3 years agoPost 10
blissinindy

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Very interested - subscribed

Thanks Lejon!!

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11-18-2014 03:58 PM  3 years agoPost 11
AA simon

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very interesting, looking good

Simon Ribeiro

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11-18-2014 08:20 PM  3 years agoPost 12
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If I recall correctly they are basically two 450 helicopters. The batteries are 4S 2200's (uses 1 for each motor).

I will put my Spectra G next to it and take a picture for comparison.

Have to figure out a way to make a stand so I can convert my "skid" stand to hold it for initial testing.

Leon

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11-19-2014 03:44 PM  3 years agoPost 13
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Spectra G and Osprey V22 comparison.

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11-24-2014 03:57 PM  3 years agoPost 14
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Saturday was a perfect day to test fly the Osprey. So I didn't. got to working on honey does and other projects and before I knew it was dark. Sunday I awake to 25 + mph gusting winds. SNAP, should have made time yesterday.

Sunday afternoon and I am itching to test fly. I realized that here in Las Vegas, if you are standing where there is grass all around you, you are probably at a school, soccer field or golf course. I got a great idea on how to protect the bottom of the aircraft. I didn't want to tear up or scratch or dent the pylons. It was still windy and a little gusty but I was determined not to let that stop me.

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11-24-2014 04:09 PM  3 years agoPost 15
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Wind? What wind?
I bought a foam float tube and cut it so that I could slide it on the underside of the profile body and smaller pieces under each pylon.

It doesn't look that good but provides very good protection.

The instructions say to power up the radio with the gyros in rate mode, then go to hold mode and power up the aircraft. Go back to rate mode, bring the rotors up to rpm then go back to hold mode. This is needed to keep the aircraft from trying to over correct while (on the ground) and bringing the rotors up to speed, then before taking off go into hold mode. Tom says you can fly in rate mode if you wanted to, but there is no reason to.

Well unintentionally I flew my test flight in high gusting winds and rate mode. I must say that at 1/2 the weight of my Spectra G the Osprey was very stable. I have to convert the mp4 videos from my phone to a format that will work on RR and then I will post the short videos.

Lejon

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11-24-2014 04:38 PM  3 years agoPost 16
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Test Hop!!
Wind? What wind?

I like that^^^^^^^

It is tough to have to wait on Mother Nature!!!

Glad to hear that all went well though.... anxious to see the video..

Interesting project for sure.... I did get to see this fly at the IRCHA, I think a couple of years ago.. it sure did cover some real-estate!!!

THanks for sharing... Stan

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11-25-2014 10:09 PM  3 years agoPost 17
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First Hop Rotormast V22
Here is the first video. I forgot and left the unit in rate mode for the gyros and if you look at the trees you can see the wind kicking up.

Watch at YouTube

Lejon

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11-25-2014 10:35 PM  3 years agoPost 18
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Looks cool. Also looks like a little bit of taming down is gonna be necessary. Hope you can post one of getting the blades into the forward position.

Good job.

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11-25-2014 11:14 PM  3 years agoPost 19
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second hop
After going to heading hold mode. This hop felt a lot better.

Watch at YouTube

Lejon

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11-26-2014 12:01 AM  3 years agoPost 20
doorman

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Good Looking!!!
Actually, even the first hop wasn't too bad!!
The second looked pretty darn good too with what looked like some pretty hefty "breeze"!!!

Stan

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