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tntburnett
06-17-2011, 12:14 AM
Here is some pics of my brushless conversion mcpx.
I am using the helimax novus cp brushless conversion kit I got it from http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0095P?FVSEARCH=hmxg8015&search=Go
the 9tooth pinion from
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=A3357918&pid=S739658
and the steve converter from
http://thesteve.ca/walkera/

Heres video also
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJnTsfbyt1I&feature=channel_video_title
The pics with the yellow wire shows how I done it and it works well. I solder the yellow wire to the old main motor plug on positive side and plug it into the plug on the board.
This thing is:banana:banana

Enjoy
Have a blessed week :thumbup:

Pigs dont fly
06-17-2011, 03:53 AM
Cool, so the signal wire for 'thesteves' converter can just plug in to the motor socket, rather than soldering to the PCB....that makes things much easier, nice find.


I'm waiting on my parts, I have my motor and new frame, just waiting on thesteves converter and the ESC to arrive, I'll be brush-less too soon :D

Stevin
06-17-2011, 05:37 AM
can you post a video of it flying, looks to be a bit simpler to obtain the parts for your version in comparison to others and I am looking to go brushless as well so I would like to see how it compares in flight to others I have seen. Nice Job:thumbup:

TwinTurbo95
06-17-2011, 07:24 AM
How bout some flight video's?

That the most important thing!

tntburnett
06-17-2011, 08:06 AM
How bout some flight video's?

That the most important thing!

Here is a flight video peps :-). Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZLMHExIXd4&feature=email&email=comment_received

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Katch
06-17-2011, 08:41 AM
Can you tell me where the other wires from the Steve go?

Yellow signal goes onto the positive of the old motor plug.

Then White goes to white on the ESC

Red & Blue - do these go to the ESC or somewhere else - I'm a little confused about the battery side.

Edit - am I right in thinking it all goes in parallel. Red & Blue to Red & Black on ESC to Posi & Neg on Lipo?

tntburnett
06-17-2011, 09:32 AM
Can you tell me where the other wires from the Steve go?

Yellow signal goes onto the positive of the old motor plug.

Then White goes to white on the ESC

Red & Blue - do these go to the ESC or somewhere else - I'm a little confused about the battery side.

Edit - am I right in thinking it all goes in parallel. Red & Blue to Red & Black on ESC to Posi & Neg on Lipo?

In this pic the blue is going to the black wire, the red wire is going to the red wire and the white is going to the white wire the two thicker wire red and blk I have solder on the board. Hope this help

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Katch
06-17-2011, 09:46 AM
got it. thanks.

Ampdraw
06-17-2011, 07:55 PM
Red and blue are the power feed for the "thesteve".

So they can be powered from wherever you prefer. TNT's style of powering it from the esc is a better option imo than soldering to the 3in1.

Means you only have three contacts to solder to on the board or two if you use the motor plug.

From memory the Walkera 003 is actually approx 15000kv and weighs 11g or so incl plug. That heli must be capable of pretty high rpm but that motor would cope...certainly a better option than the Turnigy 1220 which needs frame mod.

Amp

adroc3905
06-18-2011, 07:21 AM
Just curious, you mention using the stock tail....how is it holding up with the BL mod?
I see Helimax also makes a BL tail kit..........hmmmmmmmmm :thinking

Great vid and good idea about the yellow wire. Loving my mCPx

Heli-Yeah!
06-18-2011, 09:38 AM
So your running stock tail motor/rotor blade, and 120SR tail wires and plug. Have you had many blow-outs:badair:, and does it seem more forgiving as far as it's need for collective management?

tntburnett
06-18-2011, 09:48 AM
So your running stock tail motor/rotor blade, and 120SR tail wires and plug. Have you had many blow-outs:badair:, and does it seem more forgiving as far as it's need for collective management?

Yeap I am running the factory tail motor and tail blade. Yes it is way more forgiving where I was running 95% pitch travel now I am running 70 to 75 pitch travel and with that pt it has enough pop :-). Have a blessed week

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tntburnett
06-18-2011, 09:54 AM
Just curious, you mention using the stock tail....how is it holding up with the BL mod?
I see Helimax also makes a BL tail kit..........hmmmmmmmmm :thinking

Great vid and good idea about the yellow wire. Loving my mCPx

Yeap the tail holds fine :-). I may try the sr120 tail motor. There's a Guy who tried it and it seems to work well.

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Stevendavis
06-18-2011, 10:20 AM
tnt,
What is your throtle atv set at? Thanks.

tntburnett
06-18-2011, 11:07 AM
tnt,
What is your throtle atv set at? Thanks.

I am using the jr9503 transmitter
Norm is 0 25 50 75 100
St 1 90 90 90 90 90
St 2 100 100 100 100 100
Pitch travel H 75 L 75
D/r 100 expo 20
Thro travel 100 100
Normal Pitch curve 36 40 45 50 67 83 100
St pitch curves 0 25 50 75 100

Hope this help

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blbills
06-19-2011, 12:45 AM
What's your AUW with the conversion?

tntburnett
06-19-2011, 07:07 AM
What's your AUW with the conversion?

What do auw stands for

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Heli-Yeah!
06-19-2011, 07:15 AM
AUW = All Up Weight ( How much does it weigh, ready to fly with battery installed? ):thumbup:

tntburnett
06-19-2011, 07:40 AM
AUW = All Up Weight ( How much does it weigh, ready to fly with battery installed? ):thumbup:

thank you heli-yeah :). I dont know what is the weight I havent weighed it yet. I will take it to my LHS and see how much it weighs :thumbup:. Have a blessed week

tntburnett
06-19-2011, 07:42 AM
Here is some more things i done. I didnt think to post it on here :face forgive me for that. Have a blessed week.

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=315509

khogan
06-19-2011, 10:26 AM
Does this method of wiring thesteve converter work with any ESC? I saw in the sticky by so-fly this is how he wired the converter also but was using the same esc motor combo. Seems like this method is so much easier than soldering to the board, are there any disadvantages?

tntburnett
06-19-2011, 12:00 PM
Does this method of wiring thesteve converter work with any ESC? I saw in the sticky by so-fly this is how he wired the converter also but was using the same esc motor combo. Seems like this method is so much easier than soldering to the board, are there any disadvantages?

It will work with any esc :-)

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khogan
06-19-2011, 02:05 PM
Thanks for sharing, this mod just got a whole lot easier.

Jskrapper
06-19-2011, 02:56 PM
You get the elusive SkrappaR seal of approval. Great job my friend. I may actually give this a go.

tntburnett
06-19-2011, 03:10 PM
You get the elusive SkrappaR seal of approval. Great job my friend. I may actually give this a go.

Thank you :banana:thumbup: