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Old 06-26-2011, 12:36 PM   #81
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Curious what motor I should use and what everyone's opinion would be. I have my thesteve converter on the way should be here this week and I have 3 motor options as I have some extra one's laying around from my wakera's.

So, my choices are the WK-003 which is the same as the helimax motor TNT is using. Next up is the Red Turbo Ace model 91416 and then the HP07 or HP06v2 whichever you prefer to call it.

Just wondering which one you guys would use if you had those 3 choices.
well the one I am using is 11,000 kv which you already no this. I would use the one that you half to do the less mode to the frame . Also you can use the one that benefits you. You do know i am using a 9tooth pinion which works perfect.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:49 PM   #82
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Hi TNT thanks for the reply. I was thinking along the same lines as you to use the one that requires the least amount of frame modification. Then started thinking a bit more and that motor weighs around 11g where as the HP07 is right around 7g so there is a significant weight savings. I have got a couple of those 9t pinions from BP(thanks for the link) so that is what I will use. I am also wondering if saving the weight will really even matter with the added power of the brushless set up.
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:02 PM   #83
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Hi TNT thanks for the reply. I was thinking along the same lines as you to use the one that requires the least amount of frame modification. Then started thinking a bit more and that motor weighs around 11g where as the HP07 is right around 7g so there is a significant weight savings. I have got a couple of those 9t pinions from BP(thanks for the link) so that is what I will use. I am also wondering if saving the weight will really even matter with the added power of the brushless set up.
My weighs in at 56 grams with the stock battery and without 50 grams (hard 3d ime 3:10 stock battery and sports flying time 4:50). factory stock weighs in at 46 grams with battery and without 40 grams.

i went with the setup i have becuz less mod on the frame and the other motor had to come from hobbyking out of states ( why they dont have it the states) and i got this one from towerhobbies.

do this buy another frame and do one with the walkra motor and the other frame with the other motor to see which one you like better
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=316832&page=2

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Old 06-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #84
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My weighs in at 56 grams with the stock battery and without 50 grams (hard 3d ime 3:10 stock battery and sports flying time 4:50). factory stock weighs in at 46 grams with battery and without 40 grams.

i went with the setup i have becuz less mod on the frame and the other motor had to come from hobbyking out of states ( why they dont have it the states) and i got this one from towerhobbies.

do this buy another frame and do one with the walkra motor and the other frame with the other motor to see which one you like better
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=316832&page=2
Great idea man a new frame is only 8 bucks that is what I will do so I can try them both. Will let you know the results when I am finished the conversion.

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Old 06-26-2011, 01:40 PM   #85
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Here is some pics of my brushless conversion mcpx.
I am using the helimax novus cp brushless conversion kit I got it from http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...8015&search=Go
the 9tooth pinion from
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...18&pid=S739658
and the steve converter from
http://thesteve.ca/walkera/

Heres video also
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJnTs...el_video_title
The pics with the yellow wire shows how I done it and it works well. I solder the yellow wire to the old main motor plug on positive side and plug it into the plug on the board.
This thing is

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Which convertor is requires from the four listed?
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #86
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Which convertor is requires from the four listed?
This one

Custom made converter for the Walkera 4#3/a/b helicopter(also works in the Kyosho Minium and Parkzone Vapor as well as many others) to allow the use of a brushless controller for the main motor. ***USA and Canada shipping*** - $15.00 shipped

http://thesteve.ca/walkera/
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:40 PM   #87
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I held tnt's mcpx today and the cg is only slightly off, with the esc in the front to help add a little weight. But I promise you, if you saw it fly you would see that the cg imbalance made no difference in flight. The tail was absolutely glued in place. I can't wait to do this mod.
Ok... I did the sr120 tail mod and what a difference, holy cow. I tried to make it blow out but it didn't come close.
After I do the bl mod on the main motor I may cut the tabs on the sides of the batteries so they can be moved farther forward to help with the cg. It also looks like you could trim the batt holder on the landing skids and get 2 or 3 more mm.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:59 PM   #88
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for that resistor can you solder it right on the steve converter so its compacted or do you need it going from the plug to the end of the blue wire
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:47 AM   #89
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Here is what I found of a better diagram then I drew :-). This is on the blade MSR but the same concept. Have a blessed week.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=3122340

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:20 AM   #90
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Ok, got the stock SR120 tail blades on and itís locked it. Wow what a difference using the Helimax BL motor and 9T pinion with the SR120 tail motor and boom ext mod. Flies sweet.

Originally I was worried about the CG being tail heavy (which it is) but when doing sport/3D you would never notice.
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Ok, got the stock SR120 tail blades on and itís locked it. Wow what a difference using the Helimax BL motor and 9T pinion with the SR120 tail motor and boom ext mod. Flies sweet.

Originally I was worried about the CG being tail heavy (which it is) but when doing sport/3D you would never notice.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:39 PM   #92
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Hi all,

If you go with the 120SR tail motor, blades and boom extension mod you need to know this. When buying the 120SR tail boom assembly I noticed a small round oblong part that was in a small bag with the assembly. I asked the LHS guy what it was and he told me it goes on the end of the motor before you press on the tail rotor. It turns out that it is a cup that holds a 1x3x1mm bearing for the output shaft. It mounts on the front of the motor and provides a load bearing for the output shaft of the motor. I think it is to provide a thrust bearing for the tail rotor and help unload the main motor bearing on the output side. I noticed that this part is available seperately:

Tail Motor Protective Sleeve: 120SR
(BLH3125)

When I mounted the tail rotor I used a small square driver bit to hold the back of the motor through the hole in the motor holder so I could seat the rotor as far a possible on the shaft.

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Hi all,

If you go with the 120SR tail motor, blades and boom extension mod you need to know this. When buying the 120SR tail boom assembly I noticed a small round oblong part that was in a small bag with the assembly. I asked the LHS guy what it was and he told me it goes on the end of the motor before you press on the tail rotor. It turns out that it is a cup that holds a 1x3x1mm bearing for the output shaft. It mounts on the front of the motor and provides a load bearing for the output shaft of the motor. I think it is to provide a thrust bearing for the tail rotor and help unload the main motor bearing on the output side. I noticed that this part is available seperately:

Tail Motor Protective Sleeve: 120SR
(BLH3125)

When I mounted the tail rotor I used a small square driver bit to hold the back of the motor through the hole in the motor holder so I could seat the rotor as far a possible on the shaft.

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I have it on mines. It came with it when I bought it.

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Which direction should it be installed?
I left mine off as I did not realize its usefulness at the time.
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I left mine off as I did not realize its usefulness at the time.
Small end facing towards the motor

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Tnt,

How long is your tail boom from end of the frame to the front of the tail motor holder? Mine is 4 5/8".

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How long is your tail boom from end of the frame to the front of the tail motor holder? Mine is 4 5/8".

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Right at 6 inches

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Tnt,

How are you measuring it? If I measure from front of the frame where the 2mm shaft is by the elevator servo to the end of the tail motor holder I get ~ 6". But if I measure the exposed tail boom length I get 4 5/8".

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