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Old 05-17-2012, 01:08 PM   #1561 (permalink)
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Thought I would post up a pic of the build in progress, getting there finally..
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #1562 (permalink)
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Wow- that looks like it is gonna be a monster! Is that a 6S battery?!
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:34 AM   #1563 (permalink)
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Thanks Jason. Sure is, just following scotts and LMH's lead. There are a couple good threads in this subforum on the topic. It is setup for 1300mAH size batteries but this weekend I will be attempting to modify a kde 450 battery tray and mount a NRG35 2500mAH and see how it goes. If remember correctly LMH said he was getting 18min flight times with a 2200!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:16 PM   #1564 (permalink)
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Just FYI, Dont try the 2500mAH HAHA the thing looked ridiculous hanging off the front and doubt it would even fly!
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:47 AM   #1565 (permalink)
 

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with 420mm blades....she'll fly like a hummingbird on crack...*grins*
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:39 AM   #1566 (permalink)
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Maybe I will give the batteries LMH is using a try. The Turnigy 2200mAH nano-tech packs seem to be a much better/managable size. I recall him saying he was going to attempt a 2650mAH from them, I dont see how its possible without mounting the pack to the bottom of the frame unless the turnigy packs are smaller than their competitors? If mounted to the front those packs would be bananas in no time for sure!
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:56 PM   #1567 (permalink)
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Here's my latest one:


I put this one together from used Blade 400's I've picked up. I got one that was really well assembled, and already had Blade 450 servos (ds76 cyclic, ds76t tail boom mounted) and the G210 gyro. To this I added the Blade 450 body mounts (had to split the frame halves to install these- they require washer and nylon locking nut to install them correctly), a Blade 450 35A ESC, and Blade 450 body.

I painted the horizontal and vertical carbon tail fine set white using Krylon "Fusion" paint. I call this machine the "Blade 425"! :-) It has been carefully re-assembled using all new shafts, cleaned and lubed all bearings. Flybar leveled at mid, top, and bottom, Tracking is 100% perfect with the new main blades (new tail blades too) It is smooth! Can't wait to fly it!

As a side note- I had a Blade 450 landing gear, and while the pre-drilled mount holes lined up with the stock Blade 400 frame landing gear tabs, it would need bolts/nuts (instead of the self tapping screw arrangement that the Blade 400 gear has), so I left the Blade 400 gear on it. The Blade 450 gear would raise up the heli another 1/2" off the ground however. I still like the separate skids and struts look.

Also, I verified that the horizontal and vertical stabilizer from the Blade 450 won't fit the Blade 400 tail- I guess they re-sized the mounting hole locations when they scaled it for the 14mm tail boom that the Blade 450 uses. The only thing I've not yet tried is the Blade 450 main gear (and tail drive gear/one-way).. The Blade 450 main shaft does in fact work in the Blade 400, but I prefer the Blade 400 version, as you can remove the Blade 400 main shaft collar to check for straightness.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #1568 (permalink)
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Maybe I will give the batteries LMH is using a try. The Turnigy 2200mAH nano-tech packs seem to be a much better/managable size. I recall him saying he was going to attempt a 2650mAH from them, I dont see how its possible without mounting the pack to the bottom of the frame unless the turnigy packs are smaller than their competitors? If mounted to the front those packs would be bananas in no time for sure!
The 2200 6s nano pack fits like a glove. But I actually ended up adding more forward wieght to offset some changes I made to the tail system. And yes, I was getting 18:30min flights out of mine. But the new 2650 fits also. And weighs exactly what I need it to. For me the batteries are more about good weight balance for the heli than outright size. If my heli balanced well with the 2200 version I would have been fine with that.
What is cool, is that they fit under the canopy without a hint of what lies underneath. And with all the 6s power available, the heli really doesn't seem to notice much.

Nothing like the pop of those 420s when it is loafing along. But give it another 1000 and it outright screams and does supernatural things. All the way up to 3300, and I have had it up to 3600 in bursts. No bogging either.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:49 PM   #1569 (permalink)
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Here is Ancient Petes new heli as finished up just today. I wanted to take some pics before I sent it off to him. I do believe this heli is post worthy now.

Cnc heli carbonfibre body with double panelled upper body half with ceramics throughout. Reinforced motor mounting areas. Custom 500 skid mod with 550 tubes. Flymentor. Kds900avcs tail gyro. Hs65 cyclics and a Futaba 9257 on the tail. Microheli mains, custom tail drive gears. Modified Cncheli swash. Tarot head with Rave450 grips. Helihaven 63mm x 4mm custom feathering shaft with ProTek 3mm x 10 170,00lb tensile set bolts. Trueblood red dampeners. Composite 385mm blades. Cf flybar paddles.

7100 rx w sat, Ice50 esc, Scorp 2221-2010 6s, 2250 Nano 6s batt. Fusano canopy. Custom boom and an incredible Helihaven raised tail system with 59mm Kbdd blades hung on a polished Cncheli 4 blade tail hub. T500 boom supports and a 500 belt.

Lots more to list but why?

Pretty heli!

In one way I will be sad to see this one go. But glad also to get it finished. Peter, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did building this piece of mechanical art!

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Old 06-23-2012, 10:05 PM   #1570 (permalink)
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Greetings LMH and HH,

As the young uns would say, "Wicked man, awsomely wicked". Yes I agree, but feel more comfortable with verbaige more suitable with our advanced stature in life. Thus, the words, magnificent sir, most magnificent are more appropreate. One amazing example of technology and art carefully interwoven into a superb example of dedication and advanced talent can manifest into flying reality.
Thank you Gentlemen, I am truley honered to be the recipiant of this phenominal machine.

God Bless to the both of you.

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Old 06-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #1571 (permalink)
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Greetings LMH and HH,

As the young uns would say, "Wicked man, awsomely wicked". Yes I agree, but feel more comfortable with verbaige more suitable with our advanced stature in life. Thus, the words, magnificent sir, most magnificent are more appropreate. One amazing example of technology and art carefully interwoven into a superb example of dedication and advanced talent can manifest into flying reality.
Thank you Gentlemen, I am truley honered to be the recipiant of this phenominal machine.

God Bless to the both of you.

Ancient Pete.
Let me give the good college try at this verbiage Ancient Pete as I close in on the advanced stature : Let me clear my throat and think a minute...

Oh My. This is quite the exquisite specimen of an airship! The sleek lustrous design exhibits an air of refined craftsmanship, that is, to put it lightly, The apotheosis of Engineering arete. The pictures leave one covetous of greater scholarly consummation! Stupendous Job! Congratulations on your supreme exploits!

How was that? I know, not nearly as "wickedly awesome" as this heli is! Let alone the hard work and skill that went into this. As always, Amazing!
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #1572 (permalink)
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I ended up almost pulling an allnighter re-rebuilding AP's heli again after an Ice50 failure yesterday. She came down in flames!
Never seen anything like this in my life. Not on an Ice50 equipped 450. So, after this I stripped all my own parts out of my B and donated these to the new- new re-rebuild. Even down to reinforcing the forward side panels and installing the new Tarot aluminum battery tray. Now, this heli is officially a work of art.

I now am officially Heliless and grounded.........
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #1573 (permalink)
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LuvMyHelis sorry you are grounded and having difficulties. Hope it gets better soon!
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #1574 (permalink)
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I ended up almost pulling an allnighter re-rebuilding AP's heli again after an Ice50 failure yesterday. She came down in flames!
Never seen anything like this in my life. Not on an Ice50 equipped 450. So, after this I stripped all my own parts out of my B and donated these to the new- new re-rebuild. Even down to reinforcing the forward side panels and installing the new Tarot aluminum battery tray. Now, this heli is officially a work of art.

I now am officially Heliless and grounded.........
Holy crap... Sorry to hear about that!

Was it the lipo or the cremations?

I once thought of a Cremations 50... for to upgrade my B450, since I loaded it up with more than stock stuff. Then I thought I'd be more comfortable with a YGE since all my msh have them... didn't really think I'd need the logging, but they cost a bomb outside of a protos kit, so I thought I'd try this instead, since I have the YGE program card:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ontroller.html

Don't need logging or anything. If it works anything like the more $$$ YGE's I have for my mini's I'll be grand.

It's on the way... I'll see if it's any good. I may yet order the 80 amp version but I don't know what the warp 360 kits are going to be like yet (I am currently drooling over that quite a bit).
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:37 PM   #1575 (permalink)
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Default My blade 400

Here's mine, stock power, aluminum head and tail pieces and a GY520 gyro.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #1576 (permalink)
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It was the Castle cremations Ice50. Never seen one go before. But upward and onward. Here is a preview of my new setup in the works. Hope you all like carbonfibre. It has never been this pretty to look at.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:00 AM   #1577 (permalink)
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Default Blade 400 in a BO-105

Im new here but this is one of my work in progress jobs.......

I have a copterx gyro, four blade head, scale blades and every thing else is standard
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:44 AM   #1578 (permalink)
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duplicate post sorry!

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Old 07-25-2012, 03:04 PM   #1579 (permalink)
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Im new here but this is one of my work in progress jobs.......

I have a copterx gyro, four blade head, scale blades and every thing else is standard
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #1580 (permalink)
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Many thanks.......once i've completed her will post some more shots in flight

Have an absolute, hum dinger in progress (a what if project) I say a "what if " as the UK don't us EC-145's for rescue

A EC-145 in H M RESCUE colours and lights,including night sun 9 led light, 9 nav lights, five blade head,she's a dayglow orange and white, and a few extras added

Engin cowels, rear sponson aerials, rear facing shark fin areial, sponson handles, body handles, windscreen wipper, top aerials,pito tubes, winch, cable cutters top and bottom but fitted the wrong way round I wont tell if you don't , and LOADS of individual lettering and badges.......so much for "less is more"

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