Well, not only is it the last day of the year, it's also getting close to the last post of my build blog (but not quite).
I've taken the advice from Brin and have moved the ESC to the rear of the bottom tray and moved the Rx to the front, where the ESC was. I hope the Rx doesn't have too much of an issue being inside the canopy and all that. Teh maiden flight should tell, eh?
All that's left to do now is programme the ESC, do the pitch and throttle curves and she'll
Marched on a bit today. Had to pop out at around 11:30 so, having laid in bed til gone ten, all I had time to do this morning was to solder and heatshrink the bullets and Deans onto the ESC.
Having got back from my appointment and had some lunch, I set about installing the ESC, gyro, receiver and running the servo wires. I ummed and aahhed for quite some time as to where and how to route the
Well, I've marched on and done a fair bit of the build today. My wife was doing some homework so I got to do pretty much whatever I wanted.
I began the day by installing the HS-65MG servos I bought from Mark_T. They all work superbly - cheers Mark!
I ended up having to run a file around the frame servo holes to get them to fit, but that was only a two minute job.
Having been to the field this morning, then spent some time post-processing a few shots I took there, I've not done too much with the 450 today.
Having pulled a few of the screws out of the frames, I found that every one I removed that went into metal had been thread locked. As such I tested a few more and they were all done too. As such I put them back in with some Loctite and decided that, having done a "10% check", that I'd leave the rest. I gave each one a minor twist
Well, having opened up the box earlier today, I've marched on and done a bit more.
I stripped the head down in order to assemble it correctly:
In fairness to Align, almost everything had been correctly thread-locked except perhaps the parts that need it the most - the grip to feathering shaft fasteners.
So, having cleaned out all the holes and fasteners, I started the
Updated 26-12-2009 at 06:17 PM by Mart61