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Post by illusionist » August 29th, 2011, 7:51 am

Flight times and tips
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Re: Duration

Post by chia » September 7th, 2011, 5:14 pm

With this year's rule changes, especially since the minimum helicopter mass has been lowered and there is no maximum rubber mass, I think we might be seeing longer flight times (>2 min) more commonly.
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Post by DannySmith » September 7th, 2011, 6:33 pm

I am pretty surprised about the no maximum rubber mass. that seems, odd. although rotor diameter i guess still limits you.What has the minimum copter weight been lowered to?

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Re: Duration

Post by illusionist » September 7th, 2011, 6:54 pm

yes, what is the new weight chia? also, what is the rotor dimensions?
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Post by chia » September 7th, 2011, 7:08 pm

Not an enormous difference, but a difference nonetheless: maximum rotor diameter is 35 cm, minimum mass w/o motors is 3.5 grams.
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Re: Duration

Post by illusionist » September 7th, 2011, 7:14 pm

3.5 GRAMS?!?? HOLY *********************

oh... nvm, sorry. I read it as "3.5 grams w/motors"
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Re: Duration

Post by chia » September 7th, 2011, 7:15 pm

Wouldn't that be amazing? :lol:
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Post by Lily Essence » September 28th, 2011, 7:34 pm

illusionist wrote:3.5 GRAMS?!?? HOLY *********************

oh... nvm, sorry. I read it as "3.5 grams w/motors"
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Re: Duration

Post by chalker7 » September 28th, 2011, 7:38 pm

Lily Essence wrote:
illusionist wrote:3.5 GRAMS?!?? HOLY *********************

oh... nvm, sorry. I read it as "3.5 grams w/motors"
We'd end up turning out the smallest helicopters eva! :P
In AMA events we regularly make helicopters that weigh less than 0.5 g and are larger than SO helicopters. It is all about wood selection, size and specialized construction techniques.
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Re: Duration

Post by Frogger4907 » September 29th, 2011, 1:57 am

http://scioly.org/wiki/Helicopters
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