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Old 08-03-2017, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default XK K110 Change that foam tape!

Just thought I'd chime in with an experience: I bought a k110 after listening to all the hype, got it all setup (calibrated, pitch/throttle curves, rates, etc...) and was quite disappointed with the performance. It felt very slippery and the tail was drifting all over the place (not blowing out, but just wandering sometimes as much as 90 degrees). After trying everything I could think of to no avail, I noticed the mounting foam was the same stuff that comes with those eachine micro quads and that it caused all sorts of problems with transferring vibrations on them. So I swapped it out with some mounting tape that comes with MSH brain, and BOOM what a drastic difference that made!

It now flies exactly like I see in all these videos. I am actually shocked at how well this little guy flies, so much fun For reference, all these troubles were from the get go without crashing. I can only speculate that my machine has some unbalanced blades or motor causing some vibrations the flight controller is not happy with. At any rate, I cannot emphasize enough the insane "night and day" difference this little change made, so if you are having issues like mine that you just can't seem to solve - try this!

This is the tape that comes with MSH brain: http://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-u...3242444&rt=rud

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep, while mine flew really well with the stock tape, it flies even better with the good 3M stuff!

It's a remarkably good machine, for a ridiculous price.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've tried both stock and 3M foam and didn't notice a difference flying hard-ish 3D.
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The tail holds better, you feel more connected to the heli.

The new helis comes with 2 pieces of foam, one on the front and on the back of the controller, very soft and not secure if you move the heli around, you will see the controller that comes almost loose, following the movement that you make by hand.

Personally using the double side tape from Lowe's, 3M white, after replacing the foam I feel the heli that follows my commands, tail holds better, not tail drifting after hard flips, better performance, day and night.

Yes, I take my time cutting the foam and working around the electronics, pic shows what I mean
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