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Old 02-27-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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Just checked the weather for my area (Montgomery, AL) Chance of rain everyday until Sunday. what the crap. Glad I did some more loops today, looks like I'll be inside for awhile. Wish I could skip work and watch the rain though. Now the mini cp is looking pretty good, the v120d02s gets big inside really quick. Especially when you're afraid to crash it. when I crash the trex 100 it is ready to go again. Have NEVER had to make repairs on it except change the canopy. Is the mini cp that durable as well?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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About the only thing you have to worry about with the Mini is the skid and the canopy.

The skid, between the supports between the upper and lower portions is fine, its the extensions that are the problem. They like to break off.

But, if you can get some stiff piano wire, shape it to begin at the end of one extension, go up the support, across to the other support, down the support and then back out to the end of the extension on that side, you can affix it with heat shrink on the extensions and it will save your skid from just about anything.

The canopy likes to split where the notches fit the front skid supports if the Mini is driven into the ground face first. I just stuck some tape across the inside to hold the cracked plastic together and it works OK. I saw on YouTube a mod for the Mini-CP canopy that looks like it would help a lot though. I haven't tried it, as my canopy is already split but if I get a new canopy, I'd likely try it.

Other than that, the Mini likes to get down and dirty and get right back up again asking for more. I prefer it to a sim because it can take the punishment yet still is an actual bird so that you don't have to learn again what you learned on the sim.

Give 'er hell, she'll take it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:21 AM   #3
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great sales pitch, will probably make my order in 36 hours!
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:08 AM   #4
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My wife was sitting next me, and she read the end.. She said out loud "I like to get down and dirty, wanna give me hell" so I don't think I will finish the last couple threads I wanted to read. see you guys later lol.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:09 AM   #5
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Very nice. Maybe in a couple of days I'll be able to do the same. Not going to get too personal but the married guys know what I mean by that!
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:27 AM   #6
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The mini and genius are great indoors. You'll love either one on those southern rainy days
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:32 AM   #7
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The canopy likes to split where the notches fit the front skid supports if the Mini is driven into the ground face first. I just stuck some tape across the inside to hold the cracked plastic together and it works OK. I saw on YouTube a mod for the Mini-CP canopy that looks like it would help a lot though. I haven't tried it, as my canopy is already split but if I get a new canopy, I'd likely try
Craig, what mod is this, or do you have a link to the vid? My canopy splits right in that area too, and I've got a couple of new canopies I'd like to try and do something with, if I could. I usually put a bit of electrical tape lengthwise down the inside of the canopy to stop it from cracking.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #8
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Here it is,
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #9
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Cool, thanks man. I'll have to try that... Looks like it should work with the genius too.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:26 PM   #10
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Now I just have to rip up a set of blades to use.

Actually, I was thinking of using a couple of smallish black cable ties, cutting the locking portion of and trying that instead of using a recycled rotor blade.
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