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Old 02-17-2012, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It came in today,my new trex 100x super comb i just notice that the blades have a bit of curl up on the tips . it this normal as i don't have another to compare ?
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup, perfectly normal, be sure to take abit of time adjusting the trim to get it hovering good. Also a good tip is move to the outer server link holes, and use the shorter swash plate mount locations.

This will tame it down abit and make it easier to control.


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Old 02-17-2012, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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palmore , thanks for the tips , mine came with the servo arms in the outer holes but there seems to be only one place at the swash . i really need to settle it down some how
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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On the swash if you look carefully there are 4 links, 2 short and 2 longer ones. What I've done to make mine stable is to use the inner holes on the servo arm and the "longer " links on the swash plate. At least it has worked very well for me.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the tips firedude52 . i moved the rods in to the inner hole but on the 100x there is only one swash plate connector spot. the rods look to be straight up and down though. I guess moving them in will shorted the servo throw .
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I believe if you look the swash plate has 4 connections points (ball link connections). If you look close they are not the same length. 2 are longer than the others. I believe the swash plate on the x model is the same as the s model? Your links coming down from the fly bar is what I was referring to. Of those I chose the longer of the two for better performance.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Firedude is correct, dunno why I said outer Server link holes, Inner is better (level server throw)



This is the metal swash, but the plastic is the exact same, the top portion has the 4 links, 2 long and 2 short that Firedude is referring to
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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firedude52, thanks ,now i understand ya . mine came on the longer swash arms so i just moved the servo arms in . thanks again i'll give it a wirl.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks again guys ,that made a big difference ,now i can control it better. this is a great little heli .
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thanks again guys ,that made a big difference ,now i can control it better. this is a great little heli .

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Old 02-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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well it didn't take long for me to break my first set of blades. waiting for my wife to come out to the car i decided to fly the little guy out side for the first time . big mistake , i lite wind took it for a ride got it stuck 10' up in a tree and broke the rotor blade.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I broke a blade in under 2 minutes of putting mine together lol. Had never flown a 4chan / FP heli.. Took it in the kitchen, fergot about the take off mixing, it shot off to the side, and I panic mashing the throttle.

I try and keep atleast 2 sets of blades on me =(
During the down time, pick up some "Goop" from your local Lowes and smear a thin layer inside your canopy. Should help make it last longer for ya
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A product called "Plastic Dip" has become a hot ticket among the micro fliers. Works well for both canopies as well as skids adding strength and there doesn't appear to be a weight issue either. It comes in a liquid for dipping or a spray can. I prefer the spray can as you have better control of how much you use versus dipping. It does come in clear as well. Just an FYI One guy did his old beater canopy just to see. He coated it and stomped the carp out of it and of course THAT caused the plastic to shatter, BUT the Plastic Dip held it all together and was still usable! Stomping the heck out of it is lot more abuse that you'll get in a crash. Probably beef ther skids up too.

You guys speak of broken blades. I've only broken 1 blade so far after smacking something indoors. I fly outside over grass and have crashed many times and never lost a blade. I did break a fly bar once when I crashed into myself lol, but other than those 2 instances I've not broken anything else. Of course I have them flying well now and don't fly over concrete which is tough on any heli lol.
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I'll have to check out Plastic Dip, I've been using Goop inside my canopies to extend their life so far.

I normally break my blades trying to fly under the coffee table
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Also I found that when I balanced the blade itself it helps stabilize in hover.
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Also I found that when I balanced the blade itself it helps stabilize in hover.
How did you balance the blade??
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How did you balance the blade??
I removed the blades from heli then re-assemble together by the screws. Put the blade between two glasses (on the edges) by the ball links. By then you will see one side is lighter then another. I used scotch tape to put on the lighter side cut to the size until it balance out. Hope this help, I wish I can video it to attach.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I got it lol. Just like I do the 450. I was just curious. Never gave much thought to balanacing the 100 blades. Thanks
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I found this video:
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