18 Aug 12 - Electric Conversion nearly complete.
|Rotor Span||48 in.||1.22 m|
|Weight||TBC lb. oz||TBC kg|
|Motor||Keda KD600XL - 1100 Kv - ø43 x 66 - 6S LiPo - 55A - 1600W|
|Main gearbox||N/A - Direct Drive|
|Tail gearbox||Toothed belt. 35T rear, 20T Motor = 1.75 : 1 => 1 : 5.5 from main rotor|
|Speed Controller||Turnigy Plush 80A - 2 to 6 LiPo - 3A BEC|
|Battery Packs||5S1P Turnigy
5000mAh LiPo or
5S2P Polyquest 3200mAh LiPo (effectively 6400mAh)
|Receiver||Spektrum AR8000 - 8ch DSMX - 2.4GHz - Internal and remote receiver|
|Servos||Collective - Hitec HS-425BB|
|Pitch - Hitec HS-425BB|
|Roll - Hitec HS-425BB|
|Tail rotor - JR NES-4231|
|Gyro||Align GP 790 - MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) - Heading Lock|
|Flight performance||Not yet flown in this configuration|
15 Dec 13 - Took the completed Shuttle down to the flying patch but gyro problems prevented flying it. I have replaced the gyro with an Align GP 790 and will try again soon.
18 Aug 12 - The conversion to electric power is nearly completed and I run the Shuttle Z up in my back garden the other day; looks promising but need a lot more room to risk lifting it off.
15 Apr 99 - I have just started with model Helicopters and have just completed the building of a Hirobo Shuttle Z.
[ BACK ] [ INDEX ]