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Old 10-04-2009, 12:23 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Fantastic info... Thank you so much.. wish i had run into it before my crash... now its time to
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:14 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I'm new to 'proper' helicopters, only flown Co-axal stuff so far for the last 2 years.
I couldn't work out how to adjust the gain for my gyro on my DX7, thanks to your video on the DX7 I think I have it all worked out now. Many thanks!



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Old 11-03-2009, 07:40 PM   #63 (permalink)
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quick question:

crashed my blade cp pro2. bought new parts and a heli-max blade balancer. besides the fact that i paid %30 too much for it at my LHS, is this balancer any good? i read something about balancing a blade span-wise and chord-wise...i am pretty new to this but i am pretty sure that it doesnt balance chord wise...

i understand the balancing blades is important, but how much into the extreme do i have to go? i don't mind buying the koll balancer but is it necessary? is the heli-max good enough?

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Old 11-08-2009, 08:54 PM   #64 (permalink)
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The complaints that I've heard about the Heli-Max balancer seem to focus on it's sturdiness, or lack thereof. What some have done is to permanently attach it to something solid so that the parts of the frame don't move around, that can affect it's accuracy.

On a heli the size of a blade CP, I would say that chordwise balance really isn't that important. The blades are so small that the chances of the chordwise CG being different enough to cause a problem are pretty slim. Just check the static balance and that the spanwise CG is in the same spot on both blades and you'll be fine. Check out Finless' Blade Balancing 101 vid. for more information.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:59 PM   #65 (permalink)
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The complaints that I've heard about the Heli-Max balancer seem to focus on it's sturdiness, or lack thereof. What some have done is to permanently attach it to something solid so that the parts of the frame don't move around, that can affect it's accuracy.

On a heli the size of a blade CP, I would say that chordwise balance really isn't that important. The blades are so small that the chances of the chordwise CG being different enough to cause a problem are pretty slim. Just check the static balance and that the spanwise CG is in the same spot on both blades and you'll be fine. Check out Finless' Blade Balancing 101 vid. for more information.
thanks for the info. i returned, i should say tried to return, the heli-max balancer. i didn't like exactly what you pointed out. its to flimsy...however, i am gonna get the dupro tru-spin prop balancer. i wanna balance the rotor heat as well...i understand that with small helis like the cp pro, its not necessary to balance certain things...i just like doint it because i am bored out of my mind!!! LOL

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:43 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Ihaven't seen them all, but so far really good thanks
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:37 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Hi, I am new to Heli and this site. Thanks so much for all of this awesome information! I couldn't get the DX7 with GY401 video to load... I have been through most of the others already.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:57 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Just fyi in case you didn't know...the battery guide link is no longer good...just an add to sell you that domain.

Not Good>>LiPo Basics: http://www.bladebusters.com/batteryguide.html

Otherwise this is all great...many thanks!!
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:13 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Tx for all the useful information kgfly!
I need a good schoolin!
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:48 AM   #70 (permalink)
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Anyone could make a " how-to " video about programming a DX6i with a CP Pro2 and a B400 but not for full 3d for a newby how want to learn ? Thanks a lot !
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:49 AM   #71 (permalink)
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and also thank for the video's it help me a lot but know i need that align balancing tape and i cant find the part # anywhere on the web ? Could you help me ?any of you have the part # like this i could order it via my lhs , thanks again great job guys this forum is really educative for me !
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:18 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:53 AM   #73 (permalink)
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Good info!
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:10 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:10 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Great Info! thanks for compliing this!
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:40 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Thank you for the 101 video's. I am a CP (SR) noob. have flown MCX and CX3 for 10 months and am very good. Question; are the head pieces, from top of rotor head to swashplate the same as the blade balancing 101 video..was it an Align? Isn't it a bell-hiller unit? I am being confused with different information, for instance ball links not being turned 1/2 turn as I learned today in video. Who is headmaster here? Dave, again; thank you.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:00 PM   #77 (permalink)
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I must need to post something before I can view any of the vids, but being a newb this looks like a fabulous wealth of knowledge! Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:53 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Thanks for the great info!
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:57 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Awesome! thanks alot
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:51 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing. I'm just getting started and information like this and having it contained and persented in a single location is very useful.

Again, thanks people like you and some other guy i saw on another link named Bob that take time to compose and compile info for rest of us
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