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Old 07-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Finless
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Talking Audacity Pantera Build VIdeos

OK next up on the heli grill is the Audacity Pantera! $199 kit or 2 for $300...
Should be interesting. Back in 2004 - 2005 this was the type of heli that most everyone was flying. All plastic frames, parts etc. I had a Raptor 50, Hirobo Sceadu Evo 50, and Hirobo Freya which the contruction was vary similar to this heli. Again plastic molded frames etc... Thats mostly what people flew back then and they flew well! My bet is this one will fly well too. It's been a while since I have built a heli of this style. If your looking for a cheap heli this may just be it!

On with the build!

VIDEO -> Pantera - What's in the box! (37 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Steps 1 - 4 (47 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Frame Build Part 1 (73 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Frame Build Part 2 (56 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Main Gears and Main Shaft Installation (35 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Fan, Hub, Clutch install and checking run out (Dial Indicating) (68 Megs)

ALL.... Sorry for the long delay! my excuses are:
1) I needed the time off for a bit!
2) I needed the time off for a bit!
3) I needed the time off for a bit!
4) WORK! You all know the economy and HUP! Double time or loose your job!
5) WORK, WORK, WORK.....
6) Lazy arse COUCH POTATO!
7) HEY! I gotta fly too damn it
8) Equipment changes! I wont go into this but I got some bad electronics! Fixed now though
9) Are any of you buying these lame excuses?

OK so here we go! Honestly I cant wait to fly this thing. Sorry to John Beach for the delays... I know he understands my excuses

VIDEO -> Pantera - Head Build Part 1 (75 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Head Build Part 2 (59 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Head Build Part 3 (50 Megs)

HAHA! Got some time this week FINALLY to do more build vids!
OK so here we go...

VIDEO -> Pantera - Servo Installation (40 Megs)

OK this is servo setup using the Airtronics SD-10G
VIDEO -> Pantera - Servo Setup (84 Megs)

NOTE! I screwed up! On this heli the swash goes DOWN for positive pitch. This head has leading edge control grips and thus the swash moves in the other direction for positive pitch! TAKE NOTE OF THIS! I will make an update video. Thanks to HF user Spell for pointing that out to me!
Here is Head Setup using the Airtronics SD-10G
VIDEO -> Pantera - Head Setup (65 Megs)

Here is a Head Setup UPDATE that explains how the head works and also goes through how to setup the Airtronics SD-10G cyclic "amounts" using swash menu and EPA's.
VIDEO -> Pantera - Head Setup UPDATE! (28 Megs)


VIDEO -> Pantera - Installing the Servo Braces (38 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Throttle Servo Setup (68 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Tail Assembly Part 1 (60 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Tail Assembly Part 2 (66 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Tail Supports and Tail Installation (88 Megs)

FINALLY! I am sorry for how long this took you all.... Stuff happens and my free time went to hell in a hand bag shortly after IRCHA last year. But finally got there Here are the last 2 vids. Showing where I placed my electronics, chit chat about the canopy, and the maiden flight.

VIDEO -> Pantera - Electronics Placement and Canopy Notes (45 Megs)

VIDEO -> Pantera - Maiden flight after 2 trim flights (89 Megs)



Bob

Last edited by Skiddz; 11-10-2019 at 02:21 PM.. Reason: "Fixed" video links
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