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Old 09-22-2009, 10:34 PM   #361 (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.
Hey Ray

I'm really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Head Hunter.

I would realy appreciate it if you could share some photos of your build if you have the time. I am sure the others would also like to see!

Thanks for your involvement in this its most appreciated.

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Old 09-22-2009, 10:49 PM   #362 (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!
Bobby

Im really looking forward to seeing your build thread I am glad you are enjoying the build. Dont forget to point out any issues you have so i can fix them on the next producton batch.

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:00 PM   #363 (permalink)
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Wow, now there is some endorsment for you Ben. My build is stalled till I get my Bearings from Boca bearing
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:25 PM   #364 (permalink)
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one suggestion i would give, although this may be a little trouble but worth it in the long run, is to make your own owb spacers. i had to sand mine down to about 1/2 of the original size until it was more narrow than the old owb shaft bearings. i was thinking about just using the old bearing itself (haha that's about all those thin little things are good for anyways) but it was still too tall to get everything to fit in right. if you could find some that are the right size you could include them in with your kit.

i took some pics showing the size that it should be in comparison to other common parts and will post them in my full report

i forgot to mention how sturdy this little baby feels!!!

oh yeah one more thing- did you say in the manual where to put the canopy mounts? should the breakaway tabs still be used?
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:49 AM   #365 (permalink)
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AHHH Canopy Mounts!!!

I knew i forgot something!!

I used cut down Trex600 plastic canopy mounts on my frame without the breakaway tabs but you could use the tabs if you wanted depends on how you position your canopy.
For the lower mount i just screwed the original plastic tab int the trex600 landing gear.

I will post some pics tonight

Thanks for pointing that out Bobby

Regarding the spacers.

Yes it is a pain to have to sand down the original and yes you do end up at less than half the width of the original so its allot of material to remove.

I am working on finding some aluminium tubing of the right diameter to make some to include in the Kit.

I too think thisis the biggest week point of my design. Although once you have doen it you never have to do it again!

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Old 09-23-2009, 11:58 PM   #366 (permalink)
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I have them, I have them. I go my bearings today, totaly sweet. Now I can but Her together
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:41 AM   #367 (permalink)
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yeah it really wasn't that bad. i've spent waaaaay more time on other mods. for example, just to fit zippys in my twrecks 500 i had to chop up my frame and re-mount my battery tray. sanding the spacer down took less than half the time of that mod and wasn't nearly as frustrating.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:51 AM   #368 (permalink)
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I got my Big Balls and Easy mount set up. Started putting it in yesterday and got sidetracked.

Have to give Ben lots of credit for designing this set up......

It gets rid off all the weak points of the hurri.....small one way shaft bearings....PITA alignment of the pinion......and frame flex......as an added bonus.....you can now swap pinions at the field in just minutes....since you now don't have to remove the whole mount to do it.

I think Kahn (Marco) was the first to come up with fixes for the bearings and "stiffy" on his plastic ship but Ben has done a "Fantastic" job of designing and fabrication to put these fixes into production and designed a whole new frame around it... The best part is the aluminum mods all fit a the original Gaui CF frame.

I will be starting a mod thread with pictures showing this mod for the Gaui CF frame.

I was also very impressed that all the holes lined up and it was easy to accomplish....

My Lower OWB was "Totally disintergrated" only outer race was left....
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:04 PM   #369 (permalink)
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I just discovered this new frame while in the midst of a HV conversion. I have had to make some fairly minor modifications for the motor, namely adding spacers for the control arms (8mm each side) Here is the real tough part, I am running 10S A123. Balancing is going to be tricky. Any feedback on the HH frame, will it be easier to adjust battery placement; in this case possibly slinging some underneath. Hope ATTF picks up on this, I love the innovation coming from Wazzer.

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Old 09-25-2009, 12:00 PM   #370 (permalink)
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Ok heres one I question sorry Ben.
The landing gear mounts
Are these spaced for stock gear struts?
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:20 PM   #371 (permalink)
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no.. they are closer together than stock.. which means drilling new holes..in the struts
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:27 PM   #372 (permalink)
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Yeah.
Thats what I thougt, but since I did not have a set of stock struts, I couldnt tell. I have been using REX500 struts, and the holes that are pre-drilled in them are very close to where we would need to put the new ones.
Anyone using any other manufactuers struts on there new birds?????
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I just discovered this new frame while in the midst of a HV conversion. I have had to make some fairly minor modifications for the motor, namely adding spacers for the control arms (8mm each side) Here is the real tough part, I am running 10S A123. Balancing is going to be tricky. Any feedback on the HH frame, will it be easier to adjust battery placement; in this case possibly slinging some underneath. Hope ATTF picks up on this, I love the innovation coming from Wazzer.

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Hi Jeff

If you can give me the individual A123 cell dimensions and weights then i can have a look at possible pack layouts for you. I have never used A123's so i didnt really take it into account when designing the frames.
A photo graph of your pack will be helpfull as well.

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Old 09-25-2009, 11:23 PM   #374 (permalink)
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Ok heres one I question sorry Ben.
The landing gear mounts
Are these spaced for stock gear struts?
Hey Erik

Yes the holes are much closer together than the stock landing gear mounts meaning you will have to re-drill the landing gear struts.

I will add the dimensions to the manual for future.

Man i have allot of work to do on the manual!!!

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Old 09-26-2009, 02:45 AM   #375 (permalink)
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I got my REX500 struts on, no worries now.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:43 AM   #376 (permalink)
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Hey Erik I would like to see some pics of the Trex 500 skids on your bird.

I have finally attached some pictures of the way i mounted the canopy onto the Head Hunter frames.

Its pretty simple I used Trex 600 canopy mounts cut down by roughly 10mm



This is the std lower canopy mount screwed onto the Trex 600 landing gear




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Old 09-26-2009, 04:48 AM   #377 (permalink)
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Hi Guys

Here are the dimensions of the spacer that you need to file down for the OWB shaft

I have included the dimensions of the original spacer as a guide line.
This is the modified spacer cut down to 2.22mm



This is the original spacer un-modified


Here are the two together for a comparison



I hope this helps make it more clear for what is needed. This is the trickiest part of the build. Although when you have done it once you will never need to do it again!

There is one alternative to modifying the spacer and that is to use several of the one way gear washers stacked on-top of one another to achieve the required thickness.
However i think that you will find that this will be very very tricky to assembly in practice.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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Old 09-26-2009, 11:41 AM   #378 (permalink)
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No problem. I shot these just a bit ago.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:45 AM   #379 (permalink)
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Hey Ben?
How do you get your pics to come up imbedded in the page such as you have????

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Old 09-26-2009, 09:13 PM   #380 (permalink)
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There is a button on the top of the reply pane that allows you to insert an image. (it has a small picture with a yellow background the sun and a mountain!)
Just add the pictures as attachments in the normal way, when they have finished up loading open them in a new tab or window and copy the URL from the address bar.

Click on the insert image butun described above and paste the URL. Hey presto embedded images!!

Hope that helps

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