Hi guys. I have been given the task by one of my sponsors, to build another helicopter for them. This one is the Protos 380. This little helicopter is really nice, and the quality is right on par with its big brother, the Protos Max V2.
The fit and finish of the parts is fantastic, and the airframe went together quickly and without issue. The parts count on this little guy is low too, which means fewer things breaking in a crash...( sorry @Crash Heligod ).
All-in-all, I really like the Protos 380, but there IS one gripe I have with it. The mounting for servo 1 and servo 2 could have been thought out a little better. The both mount right behind the main shaft (just like the V2 Max).
But on a helicopter this tiny, getting to the bottom servo mounting screws is impossible with the tail boom in place. So in order to remove servos 1 and 2 for servicing, the tail box has to come off to free the belt so the tail boom can be removed to access the bottom servo screws.
Not that huge of a deal, but it means removing quite a bit of hardware, which could easily be lost if one were doing repairs in the field.
Anyway, I have the airframe completed now, and the servos are installed. I just have to solder the Jeti MUI sensor, and battery connectors onto the ESC, update and install the mini brain, and set everything up.
I should have it ready to maiden before this coming weekend, so be on the lookout for the maiden flight video.