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Old 01-21-2019, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New K110 Owner...What do I need

Getting back into the hobby somewhat so figured I would first start with a garage/backyard flyer and bought the K110 RTF.

Purchased extra main gears, feathering + main shafts and landing gear.

I am a sport flyer but do want to practice some light 3D (inverted flying and loops). are there any other spares I should be looking at?

Also recommendations for spare main + tail blades and batteries would be welcomed.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look up on Tips, mods and upgrades section, that would give you an idea.
But I would say that you have the main spare parts, hit throttle hold before a crash and you would be okay, at the most head spindle.

If you fly over grass you would not need to replace any part

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Old 01-21-2019, 08:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default XK K110 == Best MicroCP Ever!

Locktite the (teeny tiny) spindle bolts! (After throwing three blades/grips, I've since gotten religious about this).

Great choice - You're going to love the K110!
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so you did get a XK, i never flown that one but have hear if you fly over grass and hit throttle hold before it hits the ground 99% the time you pick it up and its still flyable.
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Aside from charging the battery, what should I be setting up, checking, etc before my first flight?

Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Proper gyro sensing and reactive swash movement.

While powered on but no throttle, pick up the heli and tilt the heli forward/back and side-to-side. The swash should immediately move in such a way that it tries to remain more level than it would otherwise. For example, if you tilt the nose down, you should see the front of the swashplate tilt up relative to the heli.

Oh, also proper transmitter to swash movement. Cyclic forward should make front of swash tilt down, etc. check collective too. Up on throttle should give you positive pitch.
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Also check this info about. Not all is relevant for a micro electric with motor tail, but it gives you a sense of things to consider.

https://www.rchelicopterfun.com/how-...ters-day1.html
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Also check this info about. Not all is relevant for a micro electric with motor tail, but it gives you a sense of things to consider.

https://www.rchelicopterfun.com/how-...ters-day1.html
Any idea of flight time on the stock batteries with non-3D sport flying?
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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3-4 minutes.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well just had my first reminder of the fun of the hobby.

Flew a couple packs with no major crashes but a hard landing has now made it so the heli won't take off. I did a quick check and the swash seems to be moving, going to have to research what could be some other causes.
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Likely the main gear slid down the shaft during your hard landing and disengaged it from the motor pinion. Just push the main gear back up to remove any play.
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Likely the main gear slid down the shaft during your hard landing and disengaged it from the motor pinion. Just push the main gear back up to remove any play.
Yup, that was it. Thx
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I feel like learning about the main shaft sliding down is a hazing ritual for the Nano CP S and the XK 110. Basically it’s the first heli fix-it that many people do, myself included.

Intro to Post-Crash 101.
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I also noticed the tail motor likes to slide out pretty easily. Is it good to keep as is for crashes or is it worth adding some hot glue or something to keep it fastened in?
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I also noticed the tail motor likes to slide out pretty easily. Is it good to keep as is for crashes or is it worth adding some hot glue or something to keep it fastened in?
I always used duct tape strips on the end bell (with extra on the end as a cushion) as a crash type damper and to keep it in place.

It will rip your wires off if it comes out. Once I started taping them, I stopped going through motors.
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Been flying the Heli a bit but it seems to drift a lot. Is there a recalibration or anything I should mess with to make it more steady in hover?
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There is a calibration step! One for 3D mode and one for 6G mode.

I know the manual detailed how to get into each one, but I cannot for the life of me remember at the moment.

It would be worthwhile to do a search on RCGroups, as I recall seeing that information somewhere on their boards.
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Calibrating the 6 axis/3 axis gyro

Like the V977, this copter has the option to adjust the hover in 6G mode. As the manual isn't too clear on this, I was happy to see member Anderu come up with a translation of the manual's "borken chinglish"


To tune the handsfree hover in 6G mode, try this:

1. Switch on TX
2. Switch on K110 and wait for it to bind to TX
3. Switch to 6G mode
4. With the throttle stick down, pull down the elevator stick and hold the position
5. Wait for LED (I did not check which one) to blink
6. Lift off K110 and hover it in one spot correct with trims until it hovers.
7. While the K110 is hovering in one spot slowly land the heli and keep the throttle at 0
8. Pull down the elevator stick again and hold the position
9. Wait for the LED to stop blinking and you're finished with the calibration


I've not tested 3D gyroscope calibration but I'm sure the steps are like below :

(MODE 2)
1. Switch on TX
2. Switch on K110 and wait for it to bind to TX
3. Switch to 3D mode
4. Move and hold the throttle stick to the bottom left location. At the same time move and hold the cyclic stick to the bottom right location.
5. Wait for LED (I did not check which one) to blink
6. Wait until the LED stop blinking and the gyroscope calibration is complete


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