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Old 07-14-2010, 11:11 PM   #61
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Just got a new 6S 4200mah 25C LiPo for my X5 and I find the balance to be perfect.
What sort of flight times are X5 owners getting with the 4200 packs? Im currently doing basic stuff i.e. stall turns, flips, loops.. what sort of flight times could I expect? 4-5mins?
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:15 PM   #62
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When I went out flying today for my maiden flight, I timed mine for 5 minutes. Just basic flying. When i got home, the cells are averaging 3.8v/cell.

EDIT: When I charged the battery again, it took 2342mah back in.

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:16 AM   #63
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What is the ideal battery size for the X5? 4000? 5000?

Also, does anyone in Oz. stock Gaui spares?
GlobalRcHobby does gaui but no X5 bits and pieces that i know of.

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What sort of flight times are X5 owners getting with the 4200 packs? Im currently doing basic stuff i.e. stall turns, flips, loops.. what sort of flight times could I expect? 4-5mins?
This flight here took 2850mah back into the batts.(4200 VX Hyperion) Was new pack and they say the hyperions get better with flights. 16tooth pinion, 100% flat, 12 degrees collective,7.5 cyclic.


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Old 07-17-2010, 07:30 AM   #64
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changed the PWM frequency to 8KHz today and yipeeeeeeeeeee. If it was a drag engine, i'd say it picked up another 500ftlbs of torque ontop of the 2000 it already had( ok i'm exaggerating ) . Keeps pulling like a train and we still have room for more tweaking and was only flight number 3 on the packs.

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Old 06-17-2011, 04:32 AM   #65
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Thanks for these pics and just watched your youtube vids.. I bought one today... Look forward to building it!
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:44 AM   #66
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Tops to hear Rob and glad the thread helped.

Enjoy the build.I'm sure you will and please don't hesitate to yell out if any questions


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Old 07-10-2011, 03:28 PM   #67
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changed the PWM frequency to 8KHz today and yipeeeeeeeeeee. If it was a drag engine, i'd say it picked up another 500ftlbs of torque ontop of the 2000 it already had( ok i'm exaggerating ) . Keeps pulling like a train and we still have room for more tweaking and was only flight number 3 on the packs.

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So what timing settings were used on the motor for that flight?
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:20 PM   #68
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Tops to hear Rob and glad the thread helped.

Enjoy the build.I'm sure you will and please don't hesitate to yell out if any questions


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Hi,

Finished the X5 and 8 flights on it now.. I wasn't planning to build it this week but work gave me a week off..

So I don't have a 6S battery yet, these flights are all very tame on a 5S.. but it does well..

I'm still a beginner in the scheme of things with Helis, but already loving the X5..

It feels like I bought a Formula 1 Racing car to drive the kids to school...

Vid here.


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Old 07-22-2011, 09:05 AM   #69
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So what timing settings were used on the motor for that flight?
PWM @ 8 Khz and timing at 15 degrees

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Hi,

Finished the X5 and 8 flights on it now.. I wasn't planning to build it this week but work gave me a week off..

So I don't have a 6S battery yet, these flights are all very tame on a 5S.. but it does well..

I'm still a beginner in the scheme of things with Helis, but already loving the X5..

It feels like I bought a Formula 1 Racing car to drive the kids to school...
Thanks for the report and thank you heaps for the vid+ review+ comments. Can hear your grin right through it which is tops to see.
Seems like you have her in a nice zone and flying looks very comfy and smooth.
The 6S will wake it up a far bit . Just a suggestion and everyone's style is different, the stock setup with the supplied 16t is quite a hot one and very nuts might find it better with a 15t and higher throttle input. Still more than plenty power but without that i'm going to tear a hole in the sky feeling

Please keep the vids and thoughts coming


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Old 08-24-2011, 05:40 AM   #70
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PWM @ 8 Khz and timing at 15 degrees



Thanks for the report and thank you heaps for the vid+ review+ comments. Can hear your grin right through it which is tops to see.
Seems like you have her in a nice zone and flying looks very comfy and smooth.
The 6S will wake it up a far bit . Just a suggestion and everyone's style is different, the stock setup with the supplied 16t is quite a hot one and very nuts might find it better with a 15t and higher throttle input. Still more than plenty power but without that i'm going to tear a hole in the sky feeling

Please keep the vids and thoughts coming


Enjoy

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Thanks Vas, Yes, i went very conservative and am using a 14 T pinion.. With the 6S battery that is plenty powerful enough for my skill level for the foreseeable future.

But what a great heli it its.. easily my favourite.. I just added some red fins.. this is almost up to 60 flights
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:27 AM   #71
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Hi, Can you tell us the flight duration of your beautiful X5. I ma interested to get one from Fast Lead UK. Thanks. Htin
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