Tag: F3C

JR G5000T Extreme Tail Lock Gyro Tear Down

During spring cleaning last year, we found the JR G5000T Extreme Tail Lock Gyro from one of our helicopters quitted working. Since this is the only as well as the last JR brand gyroscope, we did not bother troubleshooting and replace it with a Futaba unit. Time went on and the G5000T sitting in our spare parts box marked “DEAD” until today.

Well, what about a teardown and learn about the design together?

F3C layout in 3D using Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp is 3D modeling tool, the software is free for anyone to use and is available for download directly from Google website. The current version is 8.0 and is compatible with Windows XP and above also Mac OS X (10.5 and above).

Google SketchUp website, Google SketchUp version 8.0 & Google SketchUp viewer

Virtual F3C Layout file: F3C Layout.skp (2.91 MB) hosted under hotfile.com

FAI Sporting Code Section 4

Based on the official FAI Sporting Code Section 4 – 2011 Edition, F3C – Radio Control Model Helicopters competition document, section 5.4.A we created a virtual F3C Contest area.

Aluminium adapter for the K&S Starter shaft (Archive)

Another archive material in the early years we now publish on to the web.

Most of us RC Heli flyers purchased this wonderful hex shaft starter adapter from K&S Japan, we did too back in 2002. A quick check up and we noticed currently this starter adapter is still in production and available in an enhanced version. Link to K&S starter accessory page.