Shuttle Z (Electric) by Hirobo

18 Aug 12 - Electric Conversion nearly complete.

Hirobo Shuttle Z+

Rotor Span 48 in. 1.22 m
Weight TBC lb.  oz TBC kg
Motor Keda KD600XL - 1100 Kv - 43 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.

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