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02-07-2016 05:31 PM  29 months agoPost 1
blvdbuzzard

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Southern Calif.

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As always, I am late to the game. I bought this kit last year. Due to life getting in the way. no hobby funds, I just got it together last night.

The mechanical build is complete. I am working on the electronics now. Getting that all setup. I have solar 770 servos, Protek tail servo, Hobbywing 100amp ESC, i10 Tx. I can not say what FC I have, I might get banned.

The build was very easy. Everything went together very easy. Parts fit was real good. Now to figure out all the electronics. Should be in the air next weekend unless life gets in the way again.

Only issue I had, I broke the plastic canopy mounts about 2 minutes after i put them on. I have ordered the aluminum ones.

Buzz.

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05-22-2016 05:02 PM  26 months agoPost 2
blvdbuzzard

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Southern Calif.

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Well I have the first hover on the helicopter. Also the second flight in about 5 years and she is still in the correct number of pieces.

First lift off, she really wanted to fall over to the left. Set it back down, got it lite on the skids, then gave a little more power to push through the rough air, she was hovering there and pretty stable in the 15 mph winds and higher gusts. Very stable.

This is also the first FBL helicopter I have setup.

Now I have dusted off the whole fleet and getting ready to fly them for as long as I have parts on hand. That will be about 1 to two crashes per helicopter.

I just went through my venerable will abuse Raptor 30 v1 with O.S. 32h.

Buzz.

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05-24-2016 04:53 PM  26 months agoPost 3
pH7

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Sterling Heights, MI - USA

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Since you said:
This is also the first FBL helicopter I have setup.
It is quite common to make this mistake:
got it lite on the skids
If you do this with flybarless, then the result is:
she really wanted to fall over to the left
The reason is that flybarless is a feedback loop. If the unit senses an out of level condition, it will try to correct. If a skid is touching the ground, the correction does not achieve the level condition, so the unit puts in more of the input. Still not level (because of the ground contact) it puts in even more. This happens VERY rapidly and causes it to fall over. For flybarless, get it in the air, don't "get it light on the skids".

Phil Heavin

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