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Old 04-15-2009, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Compass Knight 3D Nitro Build Videos

Ok sorry for the delay on this build guys.... Life and stuff

Anyway this kit is AWESOME... seriously... While building it, I think it is a sleeper heli that is probably one of the best 50 sized helis out there! I love the dampened motor mounting, the frame is a brick shit house, etc... So far this seems like it's going to be a great heli!

WHAT the hell was taking me so long (I said to myself).... so on with the build!

Video Link ->What's in the box and Overview!! (50 Megs)

Video Link ->Installing the Fan and Clutch (65 Megs)

Video Link ->Installing the Motor and Mounts (48 Megs)

Video Link ->Servo Installation (50 Megs)

Video Link ->Servo Wheels and Servo Setup using the Futaba 10C (86 Megs)

Video Link ->Servo Link Setup using the Futaba 10C (72 Megs)

Video Link ->Throttle Servo Setup using the Futaba 10C (54 Megs)

OK as stated I am moving around in the manual doing steps out of order for video reasons. Before the head build I am going to install the Main Shaft and Main Gear so I can do head setup. THIS IS WITHOUT installing the tail and belt for now. Please be aware of this.
Video Link ->Main Gear and Main Shaft install (37 Megs)

OK on with the head build! YES I cheated and used my Knight 600E videos as it is EXACLTY the same. Why reshoot something that is identical!
Video Link ->Head an Main Grips (67 Megs)

Video Link ->Seesaw and Flybar/Paddles (66 Megs)

OK this is where I really cheat and use a video from my Knight 600E build. You will notice the frames are NOT the Knight 3D.. Same setup though!
Video Link ->Swash Plate and Washout AND setting the Phasing (50 Megs)

Video Link ->Head Setup (74 Megs)

Video Link ->Tail Rotor Build (44 Megs)

OK more lazyness! I am reusing 3 vids from my 600E build as again it is exactly the same!
Video Link ->Tail Boom Installation (53 Megs)

Video Link ->Tail Servo and Linkage Setup (53 Megs)

Video Link ->Tail Supports and Landing Gear (34 Megs)


Video Link ->Electronics Placement (34 Megs)

Video Link ->Setting up a Throttle CUT switch on the 10C (23 Megs)

Video Link ->Final Futaba 10C radio settings for Maiden (37 Megs)

Maiden flight! Well it was my 5th getting things tuned. Still having gyro issues and getting that tuned for this heli but other than that... Check out the flip rate! Not my best flying since I am getting use the the heli and it flys very different than my 600n pro. Heck I had not even flown this heli inverted until this video flight. Enjoy!
Video Link ->Maiden Flight Report (67 Megs)



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Old 04-15-2009, 01:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great Bob - I think this is one pretty looking heli with some neat features - looking forward to your build
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks Like your Hard at it again Awesome also with your other builds!!!!!!
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good Evening Bob,

Are you going to do the Setup with the Futaba 10C Radio?

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Old 04-15-2009, 02:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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YES!

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Old 04-15-2009, 04:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks like another top heap videos from the master,cant wait for the rest of the builds
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Looking forward to your build vids sir Bob. thanks!
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Fantastic! This couldn't have come at a better time. Bob: What are your thoughts on the boom-mounted tail servo vs. the mods some people have been doing to bring the servo to the front of the heli?
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well I am going to build her stock first. I am not against boom mounted tail servos though other than crash damage to them.

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Old 04-15-2009, 12:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Less Talk more Build Bob!

I agree, I think this is a "hidden jewel" in the 50 size heli class. It is built solid and flies great.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hey Bob, what's the cost & parts availability?
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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OK the good, the bad, and the I am lazy
After reviewing this the tail build and the head build are IDENTICAL to the Knight 600E. So I am not going to reshoot those segments and just reuse them. I will reshoot assembling those sections into the frame though.

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Makes sense to me, Bob! Why do extra work?!?

One thing I found curious: Check the dampers out and see if they have one or two o-rings per side. My 600E came with only one per side, but my K3D had two. I'm not sure if that was factory, or if the previous owner added a second o-ring. Both of my Knight's dampers have since been replaced with KBDD, which I like a lot. The only downside is they "nod" during autos with the KBDD, and don't with stockers. Oh well.
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Dunno if I would call that lazy as much as smart . Why take the time to do the same thing twice.
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I just reviewed the 600E tail rotor and I will be reusing that!

Reviewing the 600E head build now and will watch the damper part. Thanks for the tip.

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Makes sense to me, Bob! Why do extra work?!?

One thing I found curious: Check the dampers out and see if they have one or two o-rings per side. My 600E came with only one per side, but my K3D had two. I'm not sure if that was factory, or if the previous owner added a second o-ring. Both of my Knight's dampers have since been replaced with KBDD, which I like a lot. The only downside is they "nod" during autos with the KBDD, and don't with stockers. Oh well.
The Delrin former dampers are designed to be adjustable and can be used with 1 O-ring, inboard or outboard, 2 O-rings or even none at all - or you can slip in some green KBDD dampers. The head is NOT rigid so don't get alarmed if there's a little slop of the spindle in it - it flies great. I tried 2 O-rings but got a bit of tail oscillation so went back to a single inboard O ring. I haven't tried the KBDD ones yet as I really like the handling at present.

NB The COmpass Yellow and Red dampers are designed for the Knight SPort and are for a 6mm spindle not the 8mm now standard on the Knight.
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thanks bob...cant wait to watch it all. i bought mine used so it'll be nice to watch it being built as new.
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looking forward to the upcoming videos....
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Thank you as always Bob. Just finished my K3d. I am glad to hear you like this heli. I picked it because of some of the same reasons you mentioned, motor mounts etc. I love my Atom and I think I'm really going to Love the Knight.
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3 More vids posted! Servo install, setup, and link setup!

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