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Old 10-02-2006, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default Helifreak Exclusive - Swift Build Videos!

Many thanks to Century Heli's for sending me a Swift KIT to build and do build videos!

This looks like it will be fun and I look forward to doing this video build series. As always let me know what you think good and bad!

Anyway the Swift build vids will be posted here:

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=19394

I will post each segment as I complete them. I am projecting to be done this week or early next week "real job" allowing time as needed

Enjoy!
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:23 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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Now we're talkin...


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Old 10-02-2006, 05:31 PM   #4
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EXCELLENT Bob!

I do have a request when you get it done, post a pic of the Swift - Trex 600 - Lepton - Trex SE all together so we can get a physical size relationship of the machines.

Your combo is the one I have been looking at so that is an added bonus for me.
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:59 PM   #5
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Pre-trimmed canopy. There -is- a GOD. :cool:

Add my intro it is "fancier"
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:33 PM   #6
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BTW folks... the DOG is making me some fancy intro stuff for these vids... Let him know how you like them as I will be using them in the next segment!

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Old 10-03-2006, 07:34 AM   #7
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Shot you a few more transitions :glasses2:
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:06 AM   #8
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As soon as I get Antonio to preview the vids I will have several segments posted today.

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Old 10-03-2006, 05:26 PM   #10
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OK the vids are being posted! There was a 24hr delay in trying and doing NEW things.

Hope you all like it!

Let me know,
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:39 PM   #11
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Just added the build of the frames...

Enjoy!
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:06 AM   #12
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:29 PM   #13
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I have posted a BUNCH of new vids for those interested.

Man the CCPM on this bird is very different..... I spent an hour doing calculations trying to figure out how to use stock Fuatab servo wheels and getthings right. Int he end... I drilled my own wheels... The "servo wheel" vid might be worth a look to those interested.

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Old 10-09-2006, 01:50 PM   #14
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Got the maiden flight in Sunday.... Here is the vid
VIDEO -> Maiden flight of the Swift (35 megs)

I have some trimming and other things to adjust plus I want to go Carbon blades and get the head speed up more (I am thinking 2200 would be real good).

I have the swash cyclic set up FULL (e.g. just to the point where the swash would start binding).... Cyclic is BLAZING FAST and even after putting in 30% expo it is clear I need to slow it down some so FF is cleaner.....

All said and done next weekend I should have her completely TUNED and I will share what I did.

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Old 10-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #15
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Bob,

This is awesome!! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. I'm expecting my kit in the mail this week and as it will be my 1st full heli build I know these videos will be priceless to me.

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Your welcome and let me know how your Swift build goes!

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Your welcome and let me know how your Swift build goes!

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Got the head together tonight and watched the frame video. I must say your videos make it 100 times easier to put together the heli vs reading the manual. It's nice to have someone who has previous building expierence to show you the best way to do things. Once again, THANKS!

I was thinking... the heli manufactures would do well to hire you to make the videos and then put them with the kits on a DVD. If a company did that it would be a serious cause for people to be more inclined to buy their models vs another.

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I was thinking... the heli manufactures would do well to hire you to make the videos and then put them with the kits on a DVD. If a company did that it would be a serious cause for people to be more inclined to buy their models vs another.
I have spoken to several manufacturers about this, and I am just shocked how non-interested they are.
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Me too Dan!

I think they dont get that E-heli's are drawing a lot of new people and the usual "manual" just doesnt cut it!

Not that I want to make money on this I really dont! I love to do the build vids and all I require is the heli! I always want to kepe this a hobby not a JOB....

Kinda stupid aint it?

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Old 11-05-2006, 07:59 AM   #20
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I have a question about the measurements of the links you talk about in the head setup video, are these taken end to end or to the center of the ball link hole?

Hope that makes sense.
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