Quick Quickie EP10 (2003)

Available late 2003, the EP10 was the first of the range of electric QWW helicopter models and similar specification as the Quickie 15 but for brushless motors and a ten 'cell' battery.  Good performance with the brushless motors then available but very limited duration and it was still to be a couple of years before Lipo's would start to make a difference on flight times.

Available in two version; at $325 for the De-luxe with Carbon frames, full metal rotor head with thrust bearings plus autorotation and $225 for the Standard with G-10 Fibreglass frames, non-anodised head with plastic blade holders and NO autorotation; quite a saving considering the differences would not greatly affect the way the machine flew!!!

Basic dimensions, 32" long, 12" tall and 5.5" wide; designed for main blades of 440 to 480mm and tail blades 72 to 80mm in length plus standard white and black canopy.

Quickie EP10  -  Test hover video in the HHI workshop.  

 'Standard' version

The following table lists the recommended power combinations along with remarks of the suitable flying style.

Batteries
10 cell NiMH
13V 3300mAh
12 cell NiMH|
15V 3300mAh
14 cell NiMH
17V 3300mAh
4S4P Li-Po
16V 8800mAh
8S2P Li-Po
32V 4400mAh
Motor
Aveox 36/30/1.5 Aveox 36/30/2 Aveox 36/30/2 Aveox 36/30/2 Aveox 36/30/4
ESC
CC Phoenix 80 CC Phoenix 80 CC Phoenix 80 CC Phoenix 80 Min 35V, 45A
Motor KV
~ 2000 rpm ~ 1500 rpm ~ 1500 rpm ~ 1500 rpm ~ 800 rpm
Pinion
10-11 tooth 11-12 tooth 10 tooth 11-12 tooth 10-11 tooth
Blades
Quick 475 mm Quick 475 mm Quick 475 mm Quick 475 mm Quick 475 mm
Head Speed
~ 1650-1800 rpm ~ 1700-1800 rpm ~ 1850 rpm ~ 1750-1900 ~ 1750-1900
Flight Time
5-6 min 6-7 min 7-8 min 18-22 min 20-24 min
Flying
Light Duty Aerobatic / 3D 3D 3D 3D
Fit
Good, In Frame Good, In Frame OK, Below frame Good, Below Frame Good, Below Frame
Remarks
OK for Basic Flying Recommended For MAX Power Recommended High Voltage Setup

If hard use was expected then it was recommended to fit the Quick heat sink for the Aveox motor.   

Quickie 10 EP build manual  -  Detailed manual with photo assembly plus Exploded part views

Quickie 10 EP review  -  Detailed building and flying review from Rotary modeler.

 'Pro' version

By 2005, development in motor battery technology meant that no longer was it required to have high voltages in order to get a satisfactory performance for 3D flying; the table below shows the 2005 revised recommendations for motor/battery combinations as the high voltage setup had proved to be too much for the airframe.

Batteries
12 cell NiMH
15V 3300mAh
4S4P Li-Po
16V 8800mAh
Motor
Aveox 36/30/2 Aveox 36/30/2
ESC
CC Phoenix 80 CC Phoenix 80
Motor KV
~ 1500 rpm ~ 1500 rpm
Pinion
11-12 tooth 11-12 tooth
Blades
Quick 475 mm Quick 475 mm
Head Speed
~ 1700-1800 rpm ~ 1750-1900
Flight Time
6-7 min 18-22 min
Flying
Aerobatic / 3D 3D

Quickie EP10  -  2005 short video of the EP10 carry out basic 3D manoeuvres.     

Quickie EP10  -  2005 longer video of the EP10 carry out aerobatic flying.     

By the end of 2005 the model had undergone a full redesign which was then marketed under the new name of the Little Sweetie 10.

 

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