awesome power from G295
after solving my duration riddle with the g310, I went back to
playing with my original G295.
I now get 9.30 mins with the G310,my record was 11mins
but my pitch needed reducing to use my 7 cell nicads, and
I dont want to do that everytime.
as everthing had settled with comparable flights, I had to
go back to the g295 I fitted 2-6-3( same as rotor head ) bearings to. Last week I drilled lots of holes in the can(too many)
and the weight was reduced by 4.5g(38g) compared to std
G295(42.5), as it has 2 shielded ballraces fitted I was pleased.
I gave the motor a water treatment ( 10 secs), more to flush
out any fine metal filings, and then a quick dip in wd40,
dried it off and took her up.
What can I say, I had 3 flights this evening with the same
pack of hitach 550 nimh (8-cells). each flight was longer
with the last being 9.50,power was equal to the g310 and
had real power right up until the pack was dead.
I use 8 tooth pinion and slightly increased pitch( same as
g310) I then fitted the canopy(Hughes 300-8g) and only lost
power it seemed, after 8mins and landed at 9.30. Also the power
is so smooth and instant. it can be put into a space solidly
almost like the Hornet. the motor is not too hot and the pack only slightly warm.
Now this is getting somewhere, now to try a 9 tooth pinion and cut down blades,
Hughes 300 pic;-
Flybar bearings, swashplate mod, G310, Brass pinion tail motor, tuning blades and luvverrly linkages.
Hughes 500 pic (from Mario)
Shuttle-but now it's cold.
Re: awesome power from G295
Alan let me know how you go with the cut down blades. My motor just died and I have a new one on order with some new pinions. My blades are also cut down and I could never seem to keep it hovering for more than a minute before it sank down again.
Re: awesome power from G295
not tried the blades today yet,just been put on night shift.
I cut slightly too much off I think, I followed PGoelz's
instructions from his site, but people who have experience
in doing this have stressed that it is easy to go too far.
I just increase the pitch slightly, 'though I haven't
tried them in months for duration.
As far as the g295 goes, don't bin it. Unsolder the
blue capaciters from the can, bend back the tabs hiolding
the plastic end and gently pull it apart. I say gently,
not because bits will fly everywhere, but if one of the
brushes has actually come off, it's copper spring may scratch
the ( I've never known what this bit's called ) commutater?...
You can replace the brushes with an inexpensive S280
About £3, and at the same time fit BB's 2 for £3.50
If anyone has a duff motor and would like to try this
I'll be happy to do the conversion.
Other than the noise, the most noticeable change is
more power towards the end of the flight.I also have
a BB'd 310 to try out but that was a real pain to do.