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Re: Duration

Post by quizbowl » January 9th, 2011, 8:39 am

What was the winning time at Conestoga?
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Re: Duration

Post by illusionist » January 9th, 2011, 8:43 am

Nerdllama wrote:My helicopter can pretty consistently get over 1:30 with 50 winds on a 15:1 winder (750 total), and my record is 1:52.08.

The helicopter is 4 grams, and the two rotors are 40cm wide each. The rubber I use is 1/8'' thick and I usually use over 1.7 grams of it. At 50 winds, it gets to the point where it is literally a battle to get even one more turn on the handle, so we usually stop there out of fear of it snapping. How can I get more winds on it, since you guys seem to be getting 150+ more winds than I can? I do stretch out the rubber and lubricate it; what else is there to be done?
It might depend on what type of rubber you are using... Are using Tan rubber? Another thing I found was that I was able to get more turns into thicker rubber with my 5:1 winder versus my 16:1 winder.
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Re: Duration

Post by lllazar » January 9th, 2011, 9:41 am

That's strange illusionist, i use Tan and i have a 20:1 winder, i get 900 o.O (on 1/8)
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Re: Duration

Post by smartkid222 » January 9th, 2011, 9:46 am

Nerdllama wrote: I usually use over 1.7 grams of it.
How much rubber you use affects how many winds it can hold.
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Re: Duration

Post by illusionist » January 9th, 2011, 11:18 am

lllazar wrote:That's strange illusionist, i use Tan and i have a 20:1 winder, i get 900 o.O (on 1/8)
Maybe I'm just doing something wrong then... Oh well, atleast it works
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Re: Duration

Post by sj » January 9th, 2011, 11:35 am

Using tan rubber i can put in 110 winds if wound with a lot of care.

EDIT: 1100 Winds in 1/8 rubber
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Re: Duration

Post by lonestar » January 9th, 2011, 1:37 pm

Update: I got a heli down to 3.9g. 3/32" rubber with 1350 winds, 30 seconds! My first successful flight! :D

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Re: Duration

Post by sj » January 9th, 2011, 2:11 pm

lonestar wrote:Update: I got a heli down to 3.9g. 3/32" rubber with 1350 winds, 30 seconds! My first successful flight! :D
Nice Job! You should try 1/8 inch rubber it could increase your flight time by alot.
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Re: Duration

Post by lonestar » January 9th, 2011, 3:29 pm

sj wrote:
lonestar wrote:Update: I got a heli down to 3.9g. 3/32" rubber with 1350 winds, 30 seconds! My first successful flight! :D
Nice Job! You should try 1/8 inch rubber it could increase your flight time by alot.
I don't think I can order any more rubber though. That stuff costs money.

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Re: Duration

Post by lllazar » January 9th, 2011, 4:35 pm

It costs 4 bucks o.O

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