Blade mSR conversion to OH-6 Cayuse 'Loach'

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Blade mSR conversion to OH-6 Cayuse 'Loach'

by Army_Medic » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:35 pm

Hi Guys,

Bought an mSR a few days ago to step up from the coaxials. I love scale bodies so I added an MD500 body and made it look like the OH-6 Cayuse; known as the Loach by the crews.

It is a little tail heavy so I have to make some adjustments.

I previously did a similar thing with a CX2 to a Huey which was featured in Rotorworld.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTOgk0d9sx4[/youtube]
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by randalsh » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:04 pm

Very impressive modelling and flying.
Looks very stable.
Well done!
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by ROV » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:11 pm

I agree,
and it did not look tail heavy in the photo's or vid.
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by Army_Medic » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:27 pm

Thank you for the kind comments. It is fun to fly...
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by benjomeen » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:47 pm

i want one where u get the fuse from ?

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by Craig R » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:24 pm

She looks great is the fuse an airfix kit ?
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by benjomeen » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:27 pm

looks like it is but which one WANT WANT WANT

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by Army_Medic » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:48 pm

Hi guys,

The fuse is made by a guy called Mario I Arguella (MIA). His YouTube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/MarioIArguello and his website in the US is http://www.micro-flight.com/MD500E-MSR.htm

The fuse with gear costs about $30 and it is available in a variety of colours. He does do a military green but it is always out of stock and there is no photo of it. My fuse was from the only UK stockist I could find and was a well-known r/c helicopter dealer in the Midlands (I don't think I can name it) and cost £24 or about that.

I had some paint and transfers from a Vietnam Huey model so I used those for this model, which is probably why it looks like a flying Airfix model :lol:

I should warn you though that with the paint as well it is pretty heavy and takes some flying to keep it airborne. The skids are metal so I may try plastic replacements.

I do love the look though and flying it around.
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by BenjaminInterceptor400 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:40 pm

Hi,

I've used Mario before for his tuff skids. He now sells his stuff through Midland and his full range is available (albeit out of stock most of the time) there.

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by BenjaminInterceptor400 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:43 pm

Oh yeah,

The tuff skids killed my flight time so don't bother. The stuff does look cool but it will only reduce the capability of the MSR until you have a table ornament.

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Re-fly

by Army_Medic » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:45 pm

I forgot to mention that in the video I flew with the reduced movement on as it was only about my fourth flight since buying it. Today I flew two batteries with the normal function and it flew much better, faster and surprisingly, I found it much easier to control.....

no table ornament for me :lol:
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by helikiwi » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:27 am

Great looking model
What weight did it come out at without battery and what batteries are you using?

I have A MIA MD500E body coming in the post for my mSR

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by Army_Medic » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:34 pm

Hi Brett,

I haven't weighed it sorry and I use the standard battery that comes with it.

I noticed a change in performance using the reduced stick option as I am new to this helicopter from co-axials. However, it flies really well in the 'full range' mode. See my outside flight shown in another post here.

Good luck with yours - look forward to seeing the video :D
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by helikiwi » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:54 pm

Here's some pics of my MD500E

The mSR notices the weight but its a lot more stable.
I think I need to give the 500 a hot section :p as its flying like its at MAUW

Saw pictures and read on a German web page where someone had fitted the longer blades off a Esky Chinook and lengthened the tail boom by 5mm -
Creating a MD530F - and that solved the lift problems

So picked up some Chinook blades and I'm going to make myself a MD530F :)

Safely flying 6 mins with the hyperion G3 160mAh batteries :DImage
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by Army_Medic » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:53 pm

Looking good m8. It will be interesting to see how the Esky blades work out. I might add the CNC upgrades if I can generate extra lift.
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by Army_Medic » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:53 pm

Looking good m8. It will be interesting to see how the Esky blades work out. I might add the CNC upgrades if I can generate extra lift.
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by helikiwi » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:40 am

Didn't work - went from using 3/4 throttle in hover to 1/2 - but the only problem was that I ran out of right pedal - and got bad LTE on climbout

Need to get the headspeed up

At the moment going to live with the 3/4 throttle - on the plus side I'm getting 6 minutes safely out of the hyperion G3 130mAh's

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by WJ Gibson » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:33 am

Looks absolutely fantastic!!! I'm going to order one of those bodies as soon as I can.

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