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Old 09-13-2009, 12:20 PM   #341 (permalink)
 
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I put turnbuckles between the grips and seesaw levers and also the ones to the flybar cage. They can be adjusted with 0.2mm per turn precision without disassembly. It's such a simple thing but really helpful.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:06 PM   #342 (permalink)
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It's such a simple thing but really helpful.
Thats why the RC Car market uses them. Very easy to adjust in the middle of a pit stop.
Sorry Ben, I always wondered why there was not this style of rod used on these heli's I mean all RC Helicopters in general. I understand size and cost have a lot to do with it.
Bob you have created a very nice head.
How well does it fly
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:25 PM   #343 (permalink)
 
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I haven't flown it yet. Too busy.
Thanks for the good words.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:50 PM   #344 (permalink)
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when you do have a firm price can ya post it bob.i know someone i can point at it that might just shut his whining up...
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:22 PM   #345 (permalink)
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Yes RC car turnbuckles are the pefect way to get the perfect control rod length.

Its so simple i dont know why the manufactures dont use them even for the additional cost it just seems crazy not to.

I am talkig to my machinist to se if he can make them for us. Not sure what the best manufacturng method would be though as machining would waste allot of material.

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Old 09-13-2009, 11:32 PM   #346 (permalink)
 
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I just worked up the spreadsheet.
$300.12 as pictured.

207 grams BTW. I'm not sure how I did...I forget what a standard head weighs. I bet it's a lot lighter than Align's though.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:25 AM   #347 (permalink)
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I just happrn to have my head off of my Machine.
It weighs 248 grams with the White Gaui Paddeles and shaft with all links. No swashplate
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:02 PM   #348 (permalink)
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Is that beacause you are assembling a Head Hunter frame set by any chance?

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Old 09-14-2009, 09:04 PM   #349 (permalink)
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Bob

Did you make those turnbuckles your self or did you buy them from some place?

Would you share with us where you bought them from or would you be interested in selling them to us your self in a kit for the Hurricane?

I would be interested in buying sets from you for my frame kits.

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Old 09-14-2009, 09:29 PM   #350 (permalink)
 
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I make them myself. They have an adjustment range of 24 to 27mm ball center to ball center. Available here http://www.rc-tek.com/us_store/fbl50...pcs-p2227.html

It looks like I'm going to have to make more soon as I only made about 50 and they're going fast!

No, sorry, I have not had time to look at your frame parts. It looks like a fun project but I cannot say when I'd have the breathing room to work on it.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:56 AM   #351 (permalink)
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Hi Guys

I have updated the Assembly manual

please see the link here

https://www.helifreak.com/showpost.p...2&postcount=29

Let me know what you think

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:22 AM   #352 (permalink)
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Looks good Ben, but I didn't see any mention of bolt sizes needed for assembly.
I have a plastic framed Hurri ( x 2 ) and was waiting to hear how the guys liked your frames. I know I would need a few stock parts from a Gaui cf frame, but what about mounting hardware?
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:21 AM   #353 (permalink)
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Hey Jerrymac

Thats a good point!!

All the screws on my Head Hunter are M3 but the lengths do vary.

If your starting from a plastic frame set you can buy the screw set from teh Carbon frame and thats a good starting point. You will still need some additional M3's though

I will look into updating the Assembly Manual with suggested screw lengths next week.

Thanks for pointing that out, some time its easy to miss the obvious

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Old 09-17-2009, 02:29 PM   #354 (permalink)
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liking the new manual! good idea with the adjustable bottom servo mount, as servo sizes seem to vary by a mm or two.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:23 AM   #355 (permalink)
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It was designed like that to make sure you are able to get the servos in just right.
I hate having to use large washers or something similar to make sure the servo is properly secured.

Cheers Bobby I'm looking forward to you build report.

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Old 09-22-2009, 04:02 AM   #356 (permalink)
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Hi Ben and fellow 550 HH devotees.
Here are some images of my frame coming together.
Follow Bens new manual and its a breeze.
Still have the servos to arrive and a few bearings.
I was going to strip the old plastic frame of parts but decided that a new frame warranted a complete new heli.
The squadron is nearly complete.
Cheers
Rodjam
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:04 AM   #357 (permalink)
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Hey Ben, I bet that's a nice thing to see, your frame in he hands of a fellow Hurri owner and building it!!
All those hours of hard work coming together bro.....WELL DONE!!! Now, how's the NEXT BIG PROJECT going??? Don't tell 'em what we are up to, let them suffer ha ha

Sorry about the missed flying, would you believe it...the family meal got cancelled aiyaaaaa! Anyhow, I'm a bit f**ked up with a couple of 'jungle infections so I am not in too much comfort right now.

'Great Job' again mate
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:22 AM   #358 (permalink)
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They look great Ben.
My project for this week is get them together and in the air by the weekend.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:38 PM   #359 (permalink)
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wow ben to have the stacy's flying your frames.... pretty cool!

(btw- ray, your presence here is appreciated... it's good to have some support from high for our much loved hurri... i'm sure it makes all the new owners all the more confident of their product as well so thanks bud!)

my build is going very well. i'm taking my time (and tons of photos) of all of the steps and will be putting together a comprehensive build report and flying review within the next week or so. having a great time putting this bird together!
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:32 PM   #360 (permalink)
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Hi Ben and fellow 550 HH devotees.
Here are some images of my frame coming together.
Follow Bens new manual and its a breeze.
Still have the servos to arrive and a few bearings.
I was going to strip the old plastic frame of parts but decided that a new frame warranted a complete new heli.
The squadron is nearly complete.
Cheers
Rodjam
Hey Rod

Thanks for the Photo's she looking good so far

Did you have any problems? do you have any suggestions for improvements?

Cheers

Ben
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