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Old 06-17-2011, 12:36 AM   #90 (permalink)
solarpwrd
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Thumbs up My Blade CP+ lives to fly another day!

Very nice work! That's what I love about this hobby, you can build, modify and fly as
you like. Even buy and fly RTF is one prefers.

I recently dusted off my old CP+ and spent a few bucks fixing it up so it would fly
a little better and stay fairly stable throughout loops and rolls. Well it worked out
good! Finally changed the blade grips to incorporate the bell/hiller parts, added a
GWS tail prop and went with brushless motor and ESC/mixer from a BSR that a
friend had scrapped due to a massive crash. He salvaged the motor/Esc for me,
gotta love friends with spare parts and a fair price, lunch and a beer

Other than that bought a set of superskids at a fleamarket for $10 and picked up
some plastic blades for $7 ea set. Bought two. For a cheap set of blades they
balance/track great and are tough. I also removed the extra shims on the feathering
shaft and installed two step washers each side with a step facing the "O" ring and
the other step facing the bearing. Trying out Trex "O" rings and so far so good, but
I haven't had enough flights yet to get an idea how long they will last.

I have four 3S 1000mah lipo's I don't use anymore on my SR so I put them to work
on the CP+. They work great and they last approx 7 to 12 min depending how I'm
flying that day.

I love my old CP+....it's here to stay......if parts run short in time I'll just modify it
with something else like other heli owners/modifiers/gadgeteers
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