Astroid Designs High Performance Motor/ESC Upgrade Kit for Walkera Genius CP/Mini CP

 

RC Pro Review by: Tom Zadar

 

Upgrade Kit for the Walkera Genius CP and Mini CP Helicopter.

Dylan at Astroid Designs sent me the upgrade kit to test and review at my request.

Kits will have:

C05M 13500KV motor/8 tooth pinion installed
10A V3 PnP ESC
7mm tail motor/mount/fin

Total cost will be $72
Everything in the kit will be available separately too.

 

Here is what I received to test out.

  • AEO C05M 13,500 KV with a 1.5mm shaft and locking c-clip
  • .5 mod 8T and 9T pinions
  • Oversky 10A PNP Brusless ESC running the BLheli 6.0 main code
  • Oversky 7mm tail motor with a 1mm shaft – Comparable performance to the 4G3 tail motor
  • Astroid Designs custom made 7mm motor mount with fin
  • USB BLheli Flashing Stick
  • 609 Loctite

 

 

 

Overview:

The Oversky 10A PNP Brusless ESC is running the BLheli 6.0 main code.
It is loaded with features including a governer. It can also run a BL tail if you want.
You can program the ESC using the USB BLheli Flashing Stick and the BLheli software.
You can also program the ESC using the transmitter if you want.
The Oversky 7mm tail motor has more power than the stock motor to hold the tail.
This is needed due to the high power C05 motor. The stock tail motor will blow out.
The Oversky 10A PNP Brusless ESC can be purchased and installed on the heli and flown as it is. You don’t have to program it.

The kit is easy to install. It is PNP execpt for the tail motor which you need to solder two wires.
You will also need to enlarge the tail blade a bit to get it to fit on the 7mm motor.
The 7mm tail motor and Astroid Designs custom made 7mm motor mount with fin will be sold as a set.

The ESC is easy to program. I made a How to video for it along with many more videos covering a lot of things.

 

First Flight:

Extreme power and rock solid tail holding! My Pitch travel is at L65 H65.
The pitch pumps are impressive. The heli shoots up or down very quick.

Flight time is good especially with the Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery which I got a 6 minutes of full power. Twice the flight time of the Hyperion 240 mah battery and much more flight time than the Turnigy Nano-tech 300mAh battery.

The C05 motor starts well with the ESC.

I took all of these measurements below with the governor turned off.
All testing below is done with the Mini CP helicopter using the Genius CP main gear or the Mini CP main gear.

Here are the ESC Settings I am using. The first picture is using version 6.1.1 the second picture is using version 7.0.0.1
which has many more options and I don’t get the error messages when writing to the ESC. Thanks Dylan for letting me know that the error messages were due to my ESC is flashed with Blheli V7, and I was using BLheli setup V6.11.

 

 

Genius CP Main Gear On The Mini CP Helicopter

 

Head Speed: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Genius CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter.

  • 5,560 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle with the Hyperion 240 mah 25C battery.
  • 5,670 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle with the Turnigy Nano-tech 300mAh 35C battery.
  • 5,790 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle with the Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery.

 

Thrust: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Genius CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter.

  • 98.6 grams full negative pitch in stunt mode 100% throttle with the Hyperion 240 mah 25C battery.
  • 99.5 grams full negative pitch in stunt mode 100% throttle with the Turnigy Nano-tech 300mAh 35C battery.
  • 105.7 grams full negative pitch in stunt mode 100% throttle with the Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery.

 

Flight Time: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Genius CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter. Hyperion 240 mah 25C battery

  • 1 Minutes: 3.94V
  • 2 Minutes: 3.83V
  • 3 Minutes: 3.76V – RPM and Power dropped at about 2:30
  • 4 Minutes:
  • 5 Minutes:
  • 6 Minutes:

Flight Time: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Genius CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter. Turnigy Nano-tech 300mAh 35C battery.

  • 1 Minutes: 3.98V
  • 2 Minutes: 3.86V
  • 3 Minutes: 3.77V
  • 4 Minutes: 3.72V – RPM and Power dropped at about 3:30
  • 5 Minutes:
  • 6 Minutes:

Flight Time: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Genius CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter. Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery.

  • 1 Minutes: 4.03V
  • 2 Minutes: 3.92V
  • 3 Minutes: 3.84V
  • 4 Minutes: 3.79V
  • 5 Minutes: 3.74V
  • 6 Minutes: 3.7V
  • 6:30 Minutes: 3.68V – RPM and Power dropped

 

Mini CP Main Gear On The Mini CP Helicopter

 

Head Speed: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Mini CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter.

  • 5,670 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle with the Hyperion 240 mah 25C battery.
  • 5,700 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle with the Turnigy Nano-tech 300mAh 35C battery.
  • 5,910 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle with the Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery.

 

Thrust: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Mini CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter.

  • 81.7 grams full negative pitch in stunt mode 100% throttle with the Hyperion 240 mah 25C battery.
  • 87.1 grams full negative pitch in stunt mode 100% throttle with the Turnigy Nano-tech 300mAh 35C battery.
  • 102.3 grams full negative pitch in stunt mode 100% throttle with the Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery.

 

Flight Time: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Mini CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter. Hyperion 240 mah 25C battery

  • 1 Minutes: 3.99V
  • 2 Minutes: 3.85V
  • 3 Minutes: 3.75V – RPM and Power dropped at about 3:10
  • 4 Minutes:
  • 5 Minutes:
  • 6 Minutes:

Flight Time: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Mini CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter. Turnigy Nano-tech 300mAh 35C battery.

  • 1 Minutes: 4.02V
  • 2 Minutes: 3.88V
  • 3 Minutes: 3.79V
  • 4 Minutes: 3.74V – RPM and Power dropped at about 3:30
  • 5 Minutes:
  • 6 Minutes:

Flight Time: – C05 motor w/8T pinion. Mini CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter. Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery.

  • 1 Minutes: 4.02V
  • 2 Minutes: 3.92V
  • 3 Minutes: 3.83V
  • 4 Minutes: 3.77V
  • 5 Minutes: 3.72V
  • 6 Minutes: 3.68V
  • 6:30 Minutes: 3.66V – RPM and Power dropped at about 6:23

 

Weights:

  • Oversky 7mm tail motor: 2.8 grams
  • Oversky 7mm tail motor with mount and fin: 3.3 grams
  • Stock tail motor: 1.9 grams
  • Stock tail motor with mount and fin: 2.3 grams
  • C05 brushless motor: 4.6 grams
  • Oversky 10A PNP Brusless ESC: 2.8 grams
  • Mini CP helicopter without battery: 37.5 grams
    This is with the Oversky 10A PNP Brusless ESC, AEO C05M 13,500 KV motor, and Oversky 7mm tail motor with mount and fin.
  • Stock Mini CP without battery: 38.9 Grams

 

Note:

I soldered the 7mm tail motor wires red to red and white to copper color
but the tail motor ran backwards so when you install the tail motor reverse these.
I swapped the wires at the RX plug so I didn’t have to redo the motor wires.

See the video below on How to arm the ESC on the Helicopter.

Download the Blheli software: http://www.helifreak.com/blog.php?u=…categoryid=119

Purchase the Upgrade Kit (Coming soon) : http://astroid-designs.myshopify.com/

BLHeli threads with a lot of infomation.

BLHeli for SiLabs ESCs

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=390517

My BLHeli thread

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=412147

Flash Programming Utility

http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/P…Utilities.aspx

 

 

Thanks Dylan for sending me the upgrade kit to test and review!

 

 

 

HP05S Motor with the Astroid Designs High Performance Upgrade Kit

I installed my HP05S 13,600 kv motor with an 8T pinion. The motor has a lot of power and great flight time!
The tail holds rock solid!
I was surprised to see that I got the same flight time with this motor as I did with the C05 motor.
The HP05S motor starts well using the motor plug so no direct soldering is needed.

There are now two good motor choices to use with the upgrade kit.
The C05 which has been all out 3D flown by Manny so we know it is good.
Or the HP05 which will give you a lot more torque than the C05 motor should you need it.
For a beginner I would suggest to use the C05 motor as it has less power and will cause less damage in a crash to the heli parts.

Flight Time: – HP05S motor w/8T pinion. Mini CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter. Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery.

  • 1 Minutes: 4.07V
  • 2 Minutes: 3.96V
  • 3 Minutes: 3.88V
  • 4 Minutes: 3.81V
  • 5 Minutes: 3.76V
  • 6 Minutes: 3.71V

 

Head Speed: – HP05S motor w/8T pinion. Mini CP main gear on the Mini CP Helicopter.

  • 5,760 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle with the Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery.

 

Thrust: – 107.3 grams full negative pitch in stunt mode 100% throttle with the Oversky 400 mah linear 20C battery.

 

http://astroid-designs.myshopify.com…rushless-motor

 

 

How To Use BLheli Software with the Oversky 10A PNP ESC

 

How to install the Astroid Designs Upgrade Kit

 

Astroid Designs Upgrade Kit for Walkera Genius CP/Mini CP (1)

 

Astroid Designs Upgrade Kit for Walkera Genius CP/Mini CP (2)

 

 

How to arm the Oversky 10A PNP BLheli ESC for Walkera

 

 

 

 

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