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05-25-2018 08:24 PM  14 months ago
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Ironside

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Vario 1/5th Scale MD520 Notar
After ordering the kit and my first parts back in February 2016 and making my first hover in November 2017, I'm finally starting to get 'ol girl dialed in and flying nice and smooth. For those interested and that don't already know, these are the components I'm using:

Vario 1/5th Scale MD520N Fuselage - #9008
Vario Notar Mechanics - #1002/27
Vario 5-Blade Rotorhead - #705/30
Vario 675mm Blades - #404/22
Custom E-Conversion Kit
Xnova 4530-450kv Motor
(4) Futaba BLS 171SV Collective Servos
Futaba BLS274 Tail Servo
Futaba CGY750 Flybarless Unit
Futaba 14SGH TX
Futaba R7008SB Receiver
Castle Creations Phoenix Edge 120HV ESC (Main Rotor)
Castle Creations Phoenix Edge 160HV ESC (Tail EDF)
Aluminum JP Hobby 12S 90mm 12-Blade EDF
(2) Pulse 6S 5000mah 45C Lipos (Main Rotor)
(2) Pulse 6S 5000mah 65C Lipos (Tail EDF)

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05-25-2018 08:45 PM  14 months ago
TaylorDrain

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I’ve been following the build on ScaleRcHelis. Awesome job and now you have me interested in building one!
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05-30-2018 01:52 PM  13 months ago
Ironside

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Part of me really wants to pull the Vario Notar mechanics and try to fit a set a Goblin mechanics but another part of me says to just leave it alone. Using the Goblin mechanics would save so much weight which is the biggest issue I have with the model. My only reservation with this move is I don't want to pay $400-$500 for a new set of Goblin mechanics and then I can't seem to get them to fit up in the fuselage because of the way the body curves at the top. I've been keeping my eyes on the classifieds hoping I come across a crashed Goblin someone is trying to sell for a reasonable price. I would probably pull the trigger on it and see if I could get it to work. I do think if I did head down that road, I would probably need to get a longer main shaft made though.
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05-30-2018 02:22 PM  13 months ago
Pistol Pete

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That was a really nice scale flight. She really sounded like a jet and barely heard the rotor.
Are you adding any colors or leaving as is?
What is her AUW?
~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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05-30-2018 09:42 PM  13 months ago
marc28

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You should consider using the Goblin based mechanics. You will need to modify the wood work. It will save some weight. I will be building the #5200 kit and plan on using them.
http://eastcoastvario.com/
East Coast scale helicopter Field Rep
Vario Team Pilot
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05-31-2018 12:16 PM  13 months ago
Ironside

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Pistol Pete,
I will paint it but I haven't decided on a paint scheme yet. i wanted to work out all the kinks before I painted but hope to have it done by the end of the summer. As far as the AUW, I haven't actually weighed it but if I had to guess, I would say it's probably somewhere around 26lbs. If I remember, I'll try and buy a fish scale this weekend and weigh it for you.

marc28
I agree. If I can come across a holiday sale and can get the parts at a reduced price I might snatch them up. Are you going electric on the #5200 and what are you going to use for the tail, an EDF or specialized Notar mechanics?
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05-31-2018 01:34 PM  13 months ago
marc28

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Yes, it will be electric with EDF East Coast scale helicopter Field Rep
Vario Team Pilot
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