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Heli-Log 3:2:2020

Posted 03-02-2020 at 11:16 AM by rcnut
Updated 03-03-2020 at 05:16 AM by rcnut

February/March, and the build continues…

Sygnergy G696Z…

While I was waiting for the “extra” parts to come in (Thursday & Friday), I disassembled the clutch stack for the third bearing block. I pulled out the main shaft and slid it into the 3 bearing. I tightened the bearing block screws in a zig-zag pattern, verifying the main shaft would stay aligned. Mounted the boom clamp, installed the tail transmission, and ESC/battery tray up front. As luck would have it, all the parts came in Thursday. Saturday was spent working on this build for most of the day, Loctiting everything together.

The 12 oz. tank showed up in the mail…and it was mostly smashed. It was easy to “pop” the dents out, but after placing it in the frame, I like the 17 oz. tank better. So I put some Velcro to the top of the tank (the tank tray is mounted upside down), and strap the tank to the tray and mount it in the frame, and then start plumbing the tank to the carb.

I finished building up the tail section earlier in the week…boom, boom supports, torque tube, tail gear box, and linkage. I just need to install the boom into the clamp, connect the boom supports, and connect the push rod to the tail servo.

Built up and installed the clutch stack, installed the motor, aligned the clutch stack to the motor, and Loctited everything in place. I added the landing gear, and now this build is looking like a heli. I installed the boom assembly to check the balance. I know, way too early, but was curious to see where it was…perfectly balanced. Installed the Spartan Vortex controller, started laying out the wires to the controller, installed the motor servo, and the tail servo. I needed to come up with a throttle link, and found one from the scrap pile of spare parts I have.

Yea, I’m kind of jumping around this build. So I decided to work on the canopy. It didn’t fit like I thought it should, so I sent a few emails to Dennis and asked him what I was doing differently. Come to find out, the original ESC plate up front, wasn’t where to install the canopy mount pins. There is a set of holes just below the ESC plate and just above the landing gear doubler. My impression, this was for a frame spacer/stiffener. So I moved the canopy pins to that position, and now the canopy sits and fits better. A little bit of canopy trimming, and I needed to add spacers to the front pins, perfect!

I installed the swashplate and head, now I’m ready to start programming the controller! I had to stop working on my new heli as Bill decided he needed some help with his helis, so Sunday was mostly spent wrenching on his stuff. Once done with Bill’s stuff, I put my new heli back on the work bench and looked it over. Bill ask a lot of question about the conversion, and well, there goes another hour of build time. But it never hurts to have a second set of eyes on a project. You never know what might come of it. Bill did suggest a couple of ideas for the canopy, and kind of helped with the pin placement in the rear…I show pics of that later…

After thoughts…

Our weather is getting better, temp wise. I heard the birds singing just before it started getting light out. Spring is coming! I’m getting anxious to get outside and maiden this heli! I still need to upload some pics!

Time to retire to the workshop!
Until next time…
Today`s show is brought to you by: The new Letter "G", the Number “6”, the Number “9”, the other Number “6”, and by the new Letter “Z”

Edit: I tried to upload some pics, but it didn't work...will try again! Later...
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