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Old 03-15-2009, 05:29 AM
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Damn Johny are you trying to compensate for something. 10K just on engines, you are mad....

Well you could say that Rusty, and that's just two engines the EVO and the 275 then there's the exhaust systems on to of that.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:37 AM
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G'day Johnny! Hope things are going well up in Newie for you. Hows the train driving going?
Did you ever manae to fix the wing on your Hempel??

Hi Benny
Things are going well for me landing a job that I always wanted, It will only get better as time goes on and I become a main line driver.
I spoke to Bill about the wing, he told me what to do to fix it, hope all is well now, time will tell.
I have been keeping an eye on what your doing, congrats on your engagement and hope to see you soon.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:41 AM
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Thanks Fletch I ll be down the hobby shop later this week......I need to feed my addicition....


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Hey Rob,

I'm running the HS56HB's on the cyclic and a HS81 on the Rudder. I opted for the larger servo on the rudder to get the balancing closer to perfect (helps alot in inverted stuff). Also make sure you run the rudder servo linkage on the closest hole to the output shaft of the servo.

Well done on your first loops. Best part about heli's is that they are like a buggy where if you have a ding you just replace the broke bits (most of the time, lol).

Have to get my Blade going now, haven't flown it in about 6 months.

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Old 03-15-2009, 05:42 AM
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Congradulations Benny on getting engaged.....I guess little Bennys will be on the way in the near future....buy planes while you still can.....lol
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:55 AM
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Well you could say that Rusty, and that's just two engines the EVO and the 275 then there's the exhaust systems on to of that.
It's awesome to see but honestly does it make you fly any better? I'd love to own a 3m but I don't think it is worth the extra money and worry of that many $$$$ falling out of the sky if things go wrong. After all I am no pro and never will be, it's just some fun and an escape for me.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:57 AM
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Thanks Fletch I ll be down the hobby shop later this week......I need to feed my addicition....

Haha, it is a very hungry addiction, I couldn't put the transmitter down at first, lol.

When you re-assemble the head make sure you oil up the feathering and main shafts. Also check the O-Ring dampers as they wear out pretty quick, I think mine were worn after about 20ish flights (now using Tygon tubing as it gives a harder head dampening).
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:00 AM
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Hi Chasps

Well the Doc house had a lucky escape from the recent bushfires here in Vic. (This is why I haven't been able to get on here for a while)

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Good to hear from you Doc - you had us all very worried. Was it the cleared bush around your house that saved it from the fire or some other reason? What a task it must be for those who now have to clean up and start building all over again and for so many there is the grief of lost friends and family. Almost immaginable. Sure hope you are back flying soon.
Thanks ThunderDownUnder. It is our city escape house, and we spend a lot of time there. The front and back lawns are irrigated, and the grass was quite green and moist, along with as you say the areas around the residence being well cleared. The fire seemed to come right up to the edge of it and sometimes encroached onto it a bit, but ran out of fuel. I think this was a major factor along with a lot of luck that an ember didn't take hold. (There is mesh and fire resistant paint around the bottom of the house).

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its good that u where ok
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Great to hear from you Doc and very glad to learn that you and your family escaped the worst. I grew up in Vic and my Dad was a park ranger in Marysville and Taggerty during those years. Still have very clear memories of ash wednesday when I was living in Warrandyte.

Best wishes for yourselves and your community.
Thanks Rh1no. It is our city escape house, and we spend a lot of time there. It's good to see the area rejuvenating already, we've had some good rain since then and new growth is poking thru already. Your dad will be saddened at what has happened in his old haunts, and I hear that Warrandyte was lucky that the wind changed when it did.

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Hey Doc good to see you are fire proof
LOL. And Rusty.

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Glad to hear you and the family are ok.
Thanks. I'm glad to hear your place didn't burn down either
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Wow Doc, you should go and buy a lottery ticket! Glad to see you are all safe.

Vince.
LOL, reckon all my luck has been used up for a while now

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Glad you and family and propety is OK doc
Thanks Cashey. Plenty of cleanup to keep the Docettes busy, had them rake up 6 trailer loads of dead leaves and they are learning how to chop up fallen trees and mend fences

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Good to hear that you and your family are OK DOC, that's the main thing.
Thanks Hodderjohn. Glad to hear the Hemple will be flying again soon.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:04 AM
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Ok guy's after hearing stories of certain servos not being up to there stated power
I decided to do a bit of testing . The two servos tested were the JR 8511 and the Hitec 5955,
both were given the same power (6.6V) Booma batts and a standard 50mm long arm .

All I did was hook up weight to each arm until the servo stalled .
5955 first 1.8 kg good ---------- 2.7 kg good --------- 2.98 kg stall
8511second 1.8 kg good--------3.2 kg good-----------3.4 kg stall
(I know that my figures are a meaure of dead lift not torque ).

WTF is going on here the 5955 are rated at 24 kg and the 8511 are rated at 15 kg ,
the 8511 are stated to be 60% lower than the 5955 but the real figure puts them
at 18.5 % HIGHER than the 5955 .

Either way somone is telling some very big porkies .

If any one has there own figures then please let me know .

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Old 03-15-2009, 04:01 PM
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So i wonder what my 8911 put out? they are rated @ 25kg @ 6v! i use 6.6v.
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Hey Stu, the cannister arrived last week. Thanks for the fix, I owe you some JD now.
I have a couple of futaba 9157's here that will be going in the stabs of my Krill, they are rated at 30kg's it would be interesting to see what weight they can lift.

Rutsy, the Krill is going very slowly. I am studying a postgrad uni course over the next two years, its really eating my spare time at the moment.
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Stu

The rated figures are at 1cm, so a 50mm arm is not going to get anywhere near the rated figures. Add in a sprinkle of marketing here n there and you'll have a better idea of what the ratings really are
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:26 PM
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Also, if you really want to compare the servos then exercise the gear trains for a while too. I save the 8511's I have for throttle these days, they have too much slop to be usable on surfaces.
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Stu

The rated figures are at 1cm, so a 50mm arm is not going to get anywhere near the rated figures. Add in a sprinkle of marketing here n there and you'll have a better idea of what the ratings really are
Who knows how they come up with their figures but the issue I tried to highlight is the
massive discrepancy between the two products . The 5955 was supposed to have almost
twice the power of the 8511 but it ended the other way around .

They both seem to have almost the same holding power @ centre but once the servo has to
move under load the 8511 kills the 5955 . We need some tech head to do some serious testing
and post the results .

BTW , your right about the JR gears , its a pitty but they are still well below par .

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It's awesome to see but honestly does it make you fly any better? I'd love to own a 3m but I don't think it is worth the extra money and worry of that many $$$$ falling out of the sky if things go wrong. After all I am no pro and never will be, it's just some fun and an escape for me.

No Rusty I do not fly any better,It's just an EGO thing. I'm 52 years old, you will find out as life goes by that things get just that little bit easyer as you get older. And then your eyes go so you need a bigger plane.
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