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Old 02-17-2017, 09:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Wasn't happy with the esc temp so swapped out the HW100a v3 for the 120a v4. What a massive difference! Everything's coming down cooler and I'd even almost fly back to back flights with it now. I have added a Goblin style esc cooling vent which made a noticeable difference as well.
For some reason I can't find the edit button to edit my earlier post.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Mine is done - maiden soon (weather pending) --

My build out is:

Rage motor
FBL - Vbar neo/Vontrol
MKS Servos 97xx series and tail
Hobbywing 120 v4 pro/fan on
Stock blades and tail blades

Using pulse 4100 - 45c bats, fit perfect on the tray --

With this build as you can see it weighs in at 6.56 lbs. Not bad and for the extra couple ounces I am guessing great flight and power times



I am going to start at rpms 2100 , 2300, 2500 --
That's a nice build you have there Iskareot.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:46 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Maiden her today.
Very nice stable flight based on the mikado vbar stock 500 size setup. On the second flight,I increased the agility on the tail from 100 to 120 for faster piro rate.

Specs:
Stock rt blades
Stock Rage motor
Mks 9767 & 9780 servo
Scorpion tribunus esc
Mikado vbar neo
Mikado vcontrol
Super heavy revolectrix 3700Mah battery
Headspeed 2000/2100/2200 rpm


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Old 02-25-2017, 05:20 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Transmitter Mikado Vbarcontrol
Stock Rage Motor
HW 100A V3 Platinum pro ESC
Vbar Neo FBL
KST515MG on Cyclic
KST565X Tailservo
SLS 3600 30/60C Lipo
SLS 4000 40/80C Lipo
Stock RT Blades
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:31 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Maiden her today.
Very nice stable flight based on the mikado vbar stock 500 size setup. On the second flight,I increased the agility on the tail from 100 to 120 for faster piro rate.

Specs:
Stock rt blades
Stock Rage motor
Mks 9767 & 9780 servo
Scorpion tribunus esc
Mikado vbar neo
Mikado vcontrol
Super heavy revolectrix 3700Mah battery
Headspeed 2000/2100/2200 rpm


Isko
Looks great, Isko!!! Enoy!!

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Old 03-04-2017, 12:33 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Motor: Rage SZ4219
ESC: Hobbywing Platinum Pro 100A v3
Servos: MKS HV9767 cyclic, Xpert 3302T tail
FBL: MSH Brain
Rx: Spektrum DSMX sats (2x)
Lipo: Optipower 6S 4000mah
Blades: Rail 516 main, stock tail
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Motor: Rage SZ4219
ESC: Graupner 100HV T+ w/BEC
Servos: BK DS-5001 cyclic, BK DS-7005 tail
FBL: GR-18 Graupner FBL Rx
Lipo: Revolectrix 6s 3600mAh HV LiPO
Blades: DH 511mm main, DH 87mm tail

Finally was able to maiden this machine after my initial tip-over.
Flying at 2250 RPM I am getting right at 5:00 minutes of smooth 3D. I think this will increase slightly when I can change to a lower pinion as my governed throttle output is at 35% to get 2250 RPM.

The control feel is like nothing I have experienced before. The response is instantaneous and feels very much like flying a simulator helicopter. Can't wait to fly this thing some more
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:12 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I got a request for pix of the Mezon 90 mounted in the nose. Here are two. Dan

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Old 06-10-2017, 02:32 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Here's mine:

Heli ------------- Compass EXO (Red)
FBL ------------- Vortex VX1n
Motor ----------- Rage 4219-1000kv (stock)
Pinion ---------- 20T (stock)
ESC ------------ Hobbywing 100A V3, 10A BEC
Gov-------------- Hobbywing Store Gov
Servos --------- Align ds535
Tail -------------- Align ds530 (yes, I know tail and cyclic are reversed )
Batteries ------ Turnigy Graphene 6s 4000mAh 65C
RX -------------- 2x Redcon sats
Main blades -- RT 515 & KBDD 515 orange
Tail Blades ---- RJX 85mm

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Old 06-22-2017, 02:29 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I'm back in the air after parts delivery. My current setup:
HW120V4, HW gov, fan.
Spirit Pro, Spirit/HW telemetry into DS-16.
Rex 7
JR QRS ELS01 Cyclic Servos
JR QRS ELG01 Rudder Servo
Thunderpower 6S 3850s & Revolectrix 3700s
KBDD green 515s
KBDD 84.5mm white or green tail blades (green on now).
White boom.

Here's how I'm connecting the battery. I've been doing it with heli on the side and trying to quickly flip to skids down so the FBL can initialize. I didn't like that since FBLs want no movement before initialization. Now I can connect while the bird is on the skids. I had added the cooling hole because max temp on the ESC (even with fan) was approaching 170F at times. The previous Mezon had a switch, so connecting inverted or sideways was not a concern.

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Old 06-22-2017, 05:25 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Dogbreath-

What is your flight time with these batteries?

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Old 06-22-2017, 07:48 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I checked the last three logs since I don't us a timer anymore, just capacity, but flying hard (for me) at 2700 rpm it's around 4 minutes ("land" alarm sings at 3000mah consumed) and if I fly low head speed and just putz around it's close to seven.

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Old 06-22-2017, 08:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Dogbreath,

Thanks. Good info for me as I am planning a build later in the year.
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:18 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Dogbreath I have a question too, why are you using 120V4 esc and why the REX 7? My guess is that mAh telemetry goes from the V4 Esc directly to the receiver without a MUI sensor? And if you are using Ex bus protocol from RX to the Spirit why the need of all the other normal servo channels?

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Old 06-27-2017, 12:39 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I switched from the Mezon 90 because I had current spikes over 150 amps and it was showing pretty warm temps in the winter. It's summer now, so I went with something that I could add a fan to. REX 7 is only connected to the Spirit Pro on EXBUS and the ESC for throttle. When I used the Mezon 90, I needed the REX for Mezon and Spirit telem. I could use an R3 now, but the weight isn't much different. I guess I'm using it because I was using it. Kind of an inertia thing.

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Old 06-27-2017, 05:27 PM   #36 (permalink)
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So, if am understanding correctly you are using the HW governor now, thats why you are forwarding the throttle from REX to ESC directly.

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Old 06-28-2017, 04:45 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Correct.May move gov to Spirit later down the road. Dan
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Old 01-01-2018, 03:07 PM   #38 (permalink)
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sorry for kicking an old topic, but I'm just wondering if you see an improvement with other tail blades? I see quite a lot of RJX and KDBB tail blades

I'm chasing a slight tail wag (which could well be the vbar)
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