The Pantera P6 is coming along nicely, and is almost ready for it’s initial test flights. All Hitec servos are installed along with the Futaba GY520 gyro, which is so small it almost gets lost on the helicopter. Here are a few pictures showing the completed layout.
Now that I have the TT Redline 53 H engine and the Hitec HS-7945TH digital multipurpose servos I can continue with the build of the Pantera P6. The first photo is of the right side of the helicopter showing the fuel mixture servo connected to my home-made fuel control. I used a soft nylon servo [...]
The Thunder Tiger RL-53H Ringed Redline Series Two-Stroke Helicopter Engine (Tower Hobbies stock number L5AHTG02) features CNC construction with a low profile cylinder head which is anodized a bright red. The two-needle carburetor uses a push/pull throttle lever and a heat insulator between the carb and the engine case for consistent performance under demanding flight [...]
It’s not very often that I need to disassemble the spindle in the main rotor head, but when I do it’s always a chore to get out the second retaining bolt. But now, using the G-Force 4-in-1 Spindle Tool (part # GFA7077) the job is a snap. Just clamp the tool on the spindle and [...]
The original receiver, battery pack and gyro have been removed. The CGY750 flybarless gyro is mounted to the right side of the frame with double stick tape. In a similar manner the new Futaba receiver is mounted to the left side of the frame with double stick tape, and the new 3200 mah LiFe Source [...]
I have had this Miniature Aircraft Fury for more years than I care to remember, and it has always been a great flying helicopter, so I thought it would be a great candidate to convert to flybarless operation. The stock head, wash out unit and swashplate were removed and replaced with the RJX Flybarless Head [...]
For all the years I’ve been flying helicopters (which is longer than I care to admit) all swashplates have had the same basic design. They all use a center ball which rotates in all directions. Although this has always worked well some slop could develop over time with a lot of use. Some companies such [...]
The build on the P6 starts as I wait for the servos and engine. This is a pic of the basic rotor head and swashplate, which come fully assembled. There are so many factory assembled parts that I would almost consider this to be an ARF vs. a kit. Note the one-piece flybar cage. The [...]