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heliblog

RC Helicopter flying, RC Cars and RC boating

Made for other people and me to track what I am doing when with my remote controlled units. It started out with helicopters. Hence the name.

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E-sky Lama V3Posted by xilsoe Jan 27, 2008 16:03:32
The idea with using the 2,5mm tail pipe from my walkera 4#3 didn't work because the shaft ends I had proposed couldn't be made so now I am going to try using a 3mm carbon pipe with an inner diameter of 2mm. The standard shaft should fit precisely inside this so there is no need to modify the shaft. I will just have to jut the shaft. It will be interesting how this will work out smiley

If the carbon doesn't work I will go for titanium.

I have also done some other weight reductions that were suggested to me: I have put rubber bands in place of the battery tray and I have cut the windows in the canopy open. The overall weight is now about 236g. It feels as the Lama has become tail heavy so i might move the 4in1 a little forward.

After the weight reductions it seems like I am flying forever smiley This make me want to do even more weight reduction. The flybar is an obvious place to look for reductions.

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