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WING 450 V2

Posted 11-08-2008 at 08:09 PM by Hansolo


I'd post vids 1 thru 3 but you're just gonna get bored, all familiarization spool ups. Battery #4 is where things get interesting.

Out of the box:
Wing 450 V2 - Out of the Box (5 min 17 sec)

Battery #4a - hover attempt:
Wing 450 V2 Battery#4a - Hover Attempt (10 min 21 sec)

Battery #4b - First controlled hover:
WING 450 V2 Battery #4b - First Controlled Hover (2 min 6 sec)

Battery #5 - First Outside hover:
Wing 450 V2 Battery#5 - First outdoor flight & Hover (7 min 41 sec)

Battery #6 - Indoor hover
Wing 450 V2 Battery#6b (4 min 47 sec)

Battery #7 - Tail wag issue
Wing 450 V2 Battery#7b - Tail Wag Issue (2 min 14 sec)

Battery #8 - Tail wag tuning
Wing 450 V2 Battery #8 - Tail wag tuning (7 min 18 sec)

Battery #9 - Chatting
Wing 450 V2 Battery#9 - Chatting (4 min 0 sec)

Battery #10 - This battery pack I call Revelation Flight.

I, more or less, took out all the linkages in the head. Found out that some where snapped half way to cheat alignment. I redone them all. It took some time but in this video, you can see the difference in stability. Plus of course an improvement on my flying ability.Hehe.

I also tweaked the tail for a good alignment, it was a good deal off when I got it.

The tail pitch slider. Now this has got me thinking since the start. Tail servo is binding with half stick RIGHT rudder input OUT OF THE BOX. Buzzing if you go over it. Needless to say, I don't have equal rudder throws. I learned to correct it mechanically, but I got negative tail blade pitch when I center the tail pitch slider on the tail shaft. So I need to set it LEFT of center(viewed from the tail) so I can I achieve positive tail pitch. By the way the tail blade linkages are shortest as they can be.

I've since learned how to use the Limiter on the gyro, that took care of the tail servo binding, but I still don't have equal throws.
I increased Delay to 20 & I think the Gyro setup is optimum now.

Also, the LED mod that I did. I'm so proud of this. I've always wanted my heli to have a light. And it doesn't weigh a thing. Marketing a RTF with a strobing light would be so sensible(hint). Like a beacon, a marker, I think it also serves the purpose to a heli. Just one bright strobe , not a Christmas light set.

I still don't have perfect blade tracking, working on it. That's for Battery #11.

Sum it up, this was the first tuning & mod job I did to the heli since I got it, that was like 2 days ago.

See how she fly's.
Wing 450 V2 Battery #10 - Revelation flight (7 min 1 sec)

Battery #11 - Night Flying
Wing 450 V2 Battery#11 - Night Flying (7 min 58 sec)

Nag lakas loob mag palipad sa gabi kase hindi naka lipad ng araw.

Battery #12 - Spot the Difference
This battery is a marker, like Mk1 or something. Watch the vid in high quality so you'd see the branches waving behind. Ewan ko ano pumasok sa utak ko, palagay ko lang kaya ko, or just itching to go fly. Na experience ko na tuloy konting downdraft. Ang sarap ng handling. ;D
WING 450 V2 Battery #12 - Spot the difference (5 min 37 sec)

Battery #15 - TURNS
WING 450 V2 Battery #15 - TURNS (8 min 44 sec)

Getting a feel of turns before venturing out flying.

Battery #16 - ALMOST
Wing 450 V2 Battery #16 - Almost! (7 min 48 sec)

I almost crashed on this one, around 1/3rd of the vid, a downwind left turn.

Battery #17 - I CAN FLY
It has been 8 days & 6 hours since I got my Moijiah.
Prior to her, I've only had my Lama for a month & a half. I have been doing FMS sim around 20 to 30 minutes a day since.
I only have 2 lipolies that I rotate. Between them I have used 17 batteries.
To date, this is only my 6th day of flying a 6 channel Collective Pitch heli.
The first three batteries were all familiarization spool ups. It's on the fourth battery where I actually "looked" like flying.
So 17 batteries total, minus 3 ground runs = 14 confirmed "flights".
14 flights in the span of 6 days averages around 2.25 flights a day.
I have been busy with her the past few days.

Just today it dawned on me like how it dawned on Tony Stark when he said.. " I can fly".

This video makes it official. Until today, I can now safely say, " I CAN FLY."

Battery #17 - I CAN FLY!
Wing 450 V2 Battery #17 - I CAN FLY (8 min 58 sec)

Wing 450 V2 Battery #17 - I CAN FLY! (8 min 59 sec)

Battery #18a - Clear Blue Skies
Wing 450 V2 Battery #18a - Clear Blue Sky (1 min 56 sec)
Bagyo jan sa Luzon nitong time na to, dito sa Davao maliwanag at clear.

It's a bit gloomy 30 minutes after though.

Battery #19 - More Flying
Wing450 V2 Battery#19 - More Flying (7 min 41 sec)

Ah yes, someone heckling you while flying.
Here's a good example of messing with your head in the most subtle of ways. A friend can do that.
My latest video just this afternoon.

Battery #23 - Heckler
Wing 450 V2 Battery #23 - Heckler (4 min 13 sec)

I did the Chinese tail weights mod.
First thing I noticed when I gave it a test fly, was a tail wag. I then knew it works.
This is because the gyro sensitivity was too high without the weights. I lessened the gyro gain & she now flies sweet. What happened was the tail servo now works half the load to center the tail blades. The centrifugal force afforded by the weights helps in centering the blades. Overall, I noticed smoother tail control when all things were tuned right.
This mod is so easy, I highly recommend it.

Flight vid for the mod still uploading.

In the meantime, Enjoy my idle up practice in the cool moonlit night.
Battery #24 - Idle Ups
Wing 450 V2 Battery #24 - Idle Ups (7 min 52 sec)

Here it is..

Battery #25b - Tail Weights Mod maiden flight
Wing 450 V2 Battery #25b - Tail Weights Mod maiden (5 min 20 sec)

Flying in Idle up, dual rates & the tail weights mod.
Just doing more basics but with tighter turns & faster speed. Also more nose in hovers & approaches.
Also did my first 3D move, on the deck pitch pumps.hehe. Super sensitive.


I finally did it Folks!


Blades took most of the damage

Feathering shaft first of many

Did a rebuild that took me 20minutes.

Did I tell you NOT to fly indoors? Well I learned it. I got no video to show coz' I wasn't even flying.

It was that fast, first time seeing a crash. One second you're flying, in the blink of an eye, your heli is dead. No more flying.

Good I've got the parts that were damaged.

I guess I've made a full circle, I now know the feeling, it is NOT NICE. I ENGRAVED it in my head not to make the same mistake again. It was all my fault & I exactly know why. It is always AFTER that you feel how stupid & useless that was.

Now I need more parts.

Battery #27b - POST CRASH 2
OK. This is after I got too close to our Narra furniture. A stupid crash, but I learned from it. Just a quick hover to check if all is well.

WING 450 V2 Battery #27b - Post crash test hover 2 (1 min 3 sec)

Wing 450 V2 Battery #27 - Post CRASH 2 (1 min 4 sec)
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    *September 19, 2008
    Here's what I've been doing with my heli.

    I have since decreased the weights to this. The weights are very minimal, I found out that my motor heats up faster with the added weight. I think I've found a sweet spot with this setup. Still doing some test flights.

    Here's a pic of the E-sky digital servo. Hacked from the Lama. My elevator TPSG9 just decided to give up while I was setting up ccpm. So I swapped the tail servo for uniform cyclic servos, then installed the E sky digital to the tail, time will tell if it will hold, I need more parts.


    First wave, second wave enroute.

    Battery #29 - Just glad to be Flying
    Wing 450 V2 Battery #29 - Just glad to be flying (6 min 3 sec)

    Resuming flight sessions! ;D
    Battery #31 - Semi-FFF

    I went to the center of the course for a wider space to do FFF. It was such a rush. By the 4th pass my hands were shaking I needed to calm down to hover.

    As usual, all my videos are left in RAW form to preserve the feel of the moment.

    WING 450 V2 Battery #31b - Semi-FFF (2 min 26 sec)

    Just choose. You can also find it in Youtube.

    The full scale heli you hear on the background is a 2 seater R22 piloted by our Mayor. He just landed, probably to fetch his son, then took off again.
    We've got the same flying field.


    Let me just update my logs so I won't get lost with my details too.

    I bought her September 04, 08'.

    I got her September 05, 08', around 5 o'clock PM. I burned batteries 1 & 2 thru the night. Nice just to hear the motor & blades come alive the very first time.

    September 06, 08', first thing in the morning I ran battery #3.
    30 minutes after I PUT ON the training gear the very 1st time.
    I then ran Battery #4 & somehow I HOVERED. ;D
    This is the 2nd day that I got her.

    I started to hover Sept. 6, & today is Sept. 24.

    18 days later I have gone thru 31 batteries.
    I have 28 flights & 1 crash.

    Looking forward to future flights & new boundaries to break.


    I really do hope it's the boundaries I break often & not my heli.

    Happy Flying!
    Posted 11-08-2008 at 08:11 PM by Hansolo Hansolo is offline

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