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Old 05-24-2009, 11:40 PM   #141 (permalink)
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i think the cf legs are a good idea ben but cf skids might have a tendancy to dig in rather than slide during terror landings.......
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:19 PM   #142 (permalink)
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I agree...I like the CF, but I also like the tubes. The RJX style appeals more to me. LoL, I was wondering what those tapered gear mounts were for in your previous pics.

Also is there enough room in the frame for some of the FBL flyers here? I just noticed there seems to be just enough room in the frame for the gyro and the Rx, but if you have another 3 axis gyro like a skookum, where can it go? Maybe add an option for a top-mounted gyro? I've never had a problem with the old mounting position. Just some input Wazz, whatever you decide the frame looks great!
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:51 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Great ideas you guys
This is the type of constructive feedback i like.

I cant believe i forgot to make sure there is sufficient space for Flybarless electronics as really really want to go flybarless in the near future.!!!

I have changed the design a little to allow a SK360 to fit where the gyro is currently situated and i have added a gyro plate to the std location.

I chose the SK360 as its probably one of the larger Flybar gyros out there at the moment and also probably one of the most popular. The Probar is smaller and i belive the new Mini Vbar is also smaller.

This way you have the choice of where you want to mount the electronics.

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I'm not sure you would want to move the RX closer to the boom as the boom and belt are probably the biggest source of static.
With the new gyro plate i have added to the design you could mount the RX in that position and that would allow you to really shorten the servo cables for an ultra clean set up. The Gyro could go where i currently have it placed and then the RX would be pretty much as far away from motor ESC and main gears as you could get it.
You would probably need to extend the ESC cable to the RX though.

My machinist is going to kill me as it means allot of changes to the CNC program!!

Will post some pictures later on this evening.

Thanks Guys

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Old 05-25-2009, 11:54 PM   #144 (permalink)
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i think the cf legs are a good idea ben but cf skids might have a tendancy to dig in rather than slide during terror landings.......

This is true

It wont allow any side ways slip whilst on the ground.

but then again you guys are all such good pilots it wont bother you at all!!!!

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Old 05-26-2009, 02:54 AM   #145 (permalink)
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Wasser, mostly I manage to hit earth but can't guarentee a little bit of sideways movement...kilometre or two should cover it
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:24 AM   #146 (permalink)
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Hey Guys

Here is the new revised Head Hunter to allow the fitment of a Flybarless gyro.

As mentioned above i chose the SK360 due to its popularity and size.

I also added a Carbon Fibre Anti Rotation Bracket as well.

Let me know what you think

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BTW the RX, Gyro and SK360 look like they are floating in mid air as this is to allow for double sided tape for mounting.



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Old 05-26-2009, 09:27 AM   #147 (permalink)
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You can also swap the RX and SK360 around as well they both fit in each location no problems.

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Old 05-26-2009, 09:49 AM   #148 (permalink)
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looking good Ben... can't wait to see it in production!
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looking good Ben... can't wait to see it in production!

Me neither!!!
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:52 AM   #150 (permalink)
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Hey Guys

Here is the new revised Head Hunter to allow the fitment of a Flybarless gyro.

As mentioned above i chose the SK360 due to its popularity and size.

I also added a Carbon Fibre Anti Rotation Bracket as well.

Let me know what you think

Cheers

Ben

BTW the RX, Gyro and SK360 look like they are floating in mid air as this is to allow for double sided tape for mounting.



This is a great modifaction Ben. I like it very much, as I was looking at the last photos you had posted of the this design and I myself didnt like not being able to set any of the limit switches or the gain on the top of the gyro's. I like your new modifaction here. This will be in the production verision?????
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:02 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Hey Erick

Yep this is the production version as you see it now.

i think i am going to have to draw the line now at any further modifications as the machine shop will have to start from scratch with the programming if im not careful and i have to pay for the time.

I am just about to start teaching myself MasterCAM which is the program they use to write the code that drives the actual CNC machines. This way i can reduce the costs and also be much more flexible with the design changes.

Anyway

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Old 05-26-2009, 11:06 AM   #152 (permalink)
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Ok this sound good. So as I like to say, 'make it so'...
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:47 PM   #153 (permalink)
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nice ben!!! way to take the input of your fellow flyers. man i want it i want it i want it i want it. i really feel that this is gonna be a great improvement over stock. good call on giving a top-mounted gyro option as a lot of people like it that way. duuuuude lemme know when they roll of so i can send payment
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:04 PM   #154 (permalink)
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And where is the place for BEC battery ?
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:13 PM   #155 (permalink)
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well... since I'm not going to go flybarless... I'll put the RX in the rear and the RX 2s lipo where he has the RX in his drawing...

just remember, there's no hard and fast rules on where you have to put anything on a heli... if you really felt like it, you cold strap the RX pack to the bottom plate... or even if you went flybarless you could stick the FBL unit on the bottom... or if using a Gaui FBL unit, stick it on the side... point is... put stuff where you want...what ever makes you happiest.. just buy a frame... Help support Ben in this.. he's doing a good thing by designing the frame... it's needed...
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:00 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Im still learning 3D, so crashes still unavoidable, I think that for CF frame Im still not ready.
Besides, I have a new plastic frame as a spare
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:24 PM   #157 (permalink)
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When it wont go inside the frames put it on the outside... at least thats what I do.



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Old 05-27-2009, 10:37 PM   #158 (permalink)
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And where is the place for BEC battery ?
Well the front of the frame has been pushed back a bit since there are no servo placements there, so I assume you can probably mount the Rx lipo right on top of the flight lipo with enough room to fit in the canopy. The Hurri does have a pretty long nose so I think that wold work, and it could even improve the CG.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:10 AM   #159 (permalink)
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I have been working on the t'shirt design today (under considerable pressure from Ben). Here is one of my designs
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:30 AM   #160 (permalink)
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When Kevin Kostner was left alone on the prairie and adapted to survive he was accused of 'going native'.

It has been said that there are phenomena like 'cabin fever' and going 'stir crazy'. And there is an expression for being on an island too long but it slips my mind at the moment.

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