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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jiggy Gets a Heart Transplant

Update: Video added, below.

Jiggy makes a really easy brushless conversion.  I used a UMX Beast motherboard and motor.  The conversion is plug n play, plus a few dots of medium CA and very minor foam trimming.  Conversion time: about 20 minutes.

Believe it or not, the CG is at the 20-25% chord line with a 120 mAh 2S Velcro-mounted mid-wing.  This sort of emphasizes the tail heavy nature of Jiggy as sold.  The new weight is 1.7 oz without battery.  Thrust:Weight ratio is about 1.5:1 in RTF form, turning a GWS 5x3.

Flight test.  My tail wheel fell off before the test, I don't know where.
Nice performance at last, though nothing outrageous.  My 120 mAh battery crapped out so this is with a 180 mAh 2S, which is probably a little too heavy.
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