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Old 03-16-2012, 01:02 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #42 (permalink)
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This evening, I finally got the my CAM software working properly at home so I rewrote the g-code to cut the grip arms. I'm thinking that since the weather is probably going to be lousy, I might go and cut a few of them myself for those interested.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:11 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I would be interested in getting at least 2 sets of the grip arms. I'm using an rjx head now, but I would like to get the stock setup on there as much as possible. Using a g5 block and align follower, what control rods do I need? And do I need anything else?
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:34 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I used a pair of Trex 500 swash to servo links I had laying around for my swash to grip linkages. This was with my custom frames. The geometry is a bit different on the stock frames. I think you would need longer linkages.

I went looking to see if I could get some aluminum stock locally to make some of the grip arms but I've been unsuccessful so far. I might just order some from McMaster.
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I decided to go ahead and get a batch of the arms made. It just takes too much time and tooling to do it myself. I'll post when I receive them...
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:41 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I was out flying yesterday and had my second crash on the new frames. This was another mechanical failure. The first crash on the new frames was a result of the swash driver I made out of Furion head parts failing. This second crash was a result of one of the tail grip screws failing. Surprisingly, there was very little damage to the heli. The tail rotor is pretty messed up and may require a full replacement. Otherwise, the only other damage I've found is a broken skid.

I can't say I'm surprised that the tail rotor exploded since my Furion has only had 3 crashes since I've owned it and I've had it since early 2007. Five years of more or less trouble free service from any assembly on a heli is pretty good in my book.

In other news, I finally got a video of me flying it from my buddy and I'm not sure if I will post it. It was shot with a GoPro and because of the wide angle lens, the little 450 is little more than a dot for most of the video.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:45 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Decided to upload it anyway to see how it looked on Youtube...

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U59-4-7VzVs[/ame]
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:14 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Made some new blade grip arms since my prototype ones have been working so well.

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blade grip arms look fantastic, i'll take a set too, let me know when you have them available
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:23 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I made 2 pair of the grip arms today if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:49 AM   #51 (permalink)
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If you still have extra grips I will take/buy a set love my
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:07 AM   #52 (permalink)
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I have one pair but I plan on making some more soon.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:31 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I just got my grip arms from prototype3a and they look awesome very well finished and definitely will help the head geometry of the furion, looking forward to fitting them later tonight
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:49 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Weather forecast for no flying? Made some more grip arms. I think this batch came out nicer than the first.

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:07 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Just got my grip arms and they are AWESOME.


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Old 06-04-2013, 06:33 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Great to hear! I'm glad they made it all the way to Alberta okay.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:31 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Yup grip arms installed and flying. Did I mention they are awesome
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I have a set on the way too!
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:43 PM   #59 (permalink)
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I was just thinking back on this project. Is anyone still flying these parts?
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