Posts Tagged ‘totalg’

129MPH RC Helicopter

February 8th, 2010 No comments

Looks a like a Carbon extreme Freya conversion (I could be wrong) with a Total G, Neu Motor,12S Lipo Setup and Radix blades.

And 129MPH was achieved with no fuselage OMFG!

The Year of Flybarless

January 28th, 2010 No comments

700FlybarlessThe main upgrade to consider this year of course will be going flybarless. In the long run particularly for beginners and 3D pilots flybarless is the the future for model RC helicopters. F3C pilots see flybarless systems as cheating in terms of their discipline… is it cheating or is F3C too contrived?  (that’s bound to offend someone :D)

Benefits of going flybarless include:

  • somewhere in the order of 15-20% increase in power due to less drag
  • incredible cyclic control/power
  • basic hover/flight stabilization (particularly good for beginners)
  • simpler mechanical head setup (less parts to break too)
  • more cyclic control during auto-rotations (need to be careful with this one)
  • consolidation of electronics (flight control systems)

So who are the main contenders offering FBL systems:

  • Mikado with the V-Bar 4.0 (flight control system)
  • Curtis Youngblood Total G Flybarless Controller (flight control system)
  • Skookumrobotics SK-720 Flybarless System (flight control system)
  • Align 3G Flybarless package including FBL head (non control system)

I would like to mention that the Align 3G Flybarless package has initially received some good feedback, however  given it’s a first version it’s almost certain to have bugs and “teething problems” (which will eventually be corrected).

This package from Align in my opinion is intended to be a gateway product into the world of flybarless opening up a new line of marketing for Align. This can only improve the situation for the customer in the grand  scheme of things. As many will have no doubt noticed the pricing for the 3G is very aggressively placed (and the package includes a FBL head), this can only drive prices down for competing flybarless products .

CY TotalG

August 17th, 2009 No comments

All in one units are the way forward, less complications in terms of wiring, less weight etc, I wonder what the price of this little baby will be?




We have all known that Curtis Youngblood and his team have been working on and testing a flybarless electronics unit. However until this weekend it’s been kept under wraps, debuted for the first time to the public here at the 2009 IRCHA Jamboree.

Now, we knew it would be a flybarless unit. What was not expected is it to be a complete all-in-one unit, dubbed Total G. Meaning the combination of existing Solid G, ATG, etc all into one unit. Yes, the Total G includes a servo power bus, flybarless stabilization, tail gyro, and throttle governor all together in a single box.

So the Total G is a servo power bus, but that doesn’t mean it’s a receiver (RX). All servo inputs on the heli connect to the Total G. The Total G then has three RX ports to connect JR/Spektrum satellite receivers. This is the same concept as the soon to be released Mikado Mini V-Bar (also on display at IRCHA). However unlike the Mini V-Bar the CY Total G is designed to be used on larger heli’s. Curtis had the Total G in the pics installed on a Align T-Rex 700N with a Fueled By Hate flybarless head.

As you can imagine, this type of unit will decrease the complexity of the wiring on your heli dramatically. Less electronics and wiring on board also means less weight. I think we are starting to see a trend that will continue in the future of electronics that combine more if not all the functions on the heli to a single unit.

Curtis mentioned at IRCHA that the Total G should be completed and available for sale sometime around the end of 2009.