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GeneralRe: Private Eye PinmemberDalek Dave14-Jan-14 14:29 
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GeneralHmm: changes coming? Pinmembermark merrens14-Jan-14 11:22 
GeneralRe: Hmm: changes coming? PinmemberMike Hankey14-Jan-14 12:07 
GeneralRe: Hmm: changes coming? PinprotectorChristian Graus14-Jan-14 12:15 
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GeneralTest flights completed... PinmemberCDP180214-Jan-14 10:49 
... and now I'm going to disassemble the little heli I started to build over the weekend. Now I'm going to paint it and finish the model by adding all the small parts and perhaps some doors and windows. But that's just normal model building.
 
Here is a picture[^] and another one[^] from the side.
 
As you can see, I had to make a little more room for the swashplate. The real one is about three times the size of the fake one in the model kit and has to be able to move freely. The good part is that the roof is a separate part and must not be glued into place. In the rear it's tucked under the fake turbine intakes and in the front I can hold it in place with small magnets (which I don't have yet).
 
The good news:
 
With the battery in the nose, the balance is near perfect. It hovers in place as well as before. I did not expect this.
 
It has become a little less agile, but this was to be expected. The tiny motor now has to move twice the mass it had to before. It still is very responsive and fast, at least as far as I could see here at home. A Huey should not fly inverted or loops anyway.
 
The tail does not wag or turn. That's a real surprice since the model's tail is a little longer. Again, no trimming was needed and the rudder also is very good.
 
The bad news:
 
I had to throw out all of the interior, even the nice cockpit I had already built and painted. And I must build it with closed doors. Well, at least I can save a little weight.
 
The battery now only lasts about 3 minutes. That's not very much, but that also was to be expected. The motor now has to work a little harder. With LiPos it's not a good idea to simply hook up two batteries in parallel. Perhaps I can use the Blade 130's batteries which have a higher capacity instead. That's the bigger battery in the first picture.
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GeneralRe: Test flights completed... Pinmemberviaducting15-Jan-14 0:15 
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