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Old 08-11-2014, 04:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Every time it crashes...

...it sits there on the shelf for a long time as I'm contemplating the repair/upgrade cost against my grownup birds and not liking it because, surprisingly, it is *very* comparable. So I delay the repair, day after day, and then, eventually, I decide that it is unkosher to let it sit unfixed, and fix it, and take it up in the air.

...and remember what a blast it is to fly - despite being small and squirrely and inexact and imperfect. It is fun, and I keep flying it...

...until the next crash. Rinse and repeat
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How hard do you actually crash, and have you blinged out your mcpx ?!

Most times I crash I just pick it up and fly more. Hell even one time I smashed it hard in the asphalt after a failed loop and the only part that broked was the canopy and a link that aI just popped back on.
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How hard do you actually crash,
Me? Not much anymore. But there are other (even less experienced than me) people that do crash it hard.

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and have you blinged out your mcpx ?!
A bit.

- Solid CF tail boom;

- RKH swashplate - just about perfect;

- Lynx DFC head - not so much. Flies nicely, but the thread on the blade grip is too shallow, one of them is already stripped, to my disbelief, and the only way to fix it is to buy the whole thing together - I haven't found a place where I can buy grips separately. I've bought a stock grip set, will downgrade when this set bites the dust completely and see if this bling is worth it;

- RKH tail motor mount - unusable after just a couple of flights, there's too little metal against the bolt that holds the motor in place, thread stripped, bought the one from Lynx, let's see how that holds up. Needed this to prevent the motor from overheating - I suspect that Lynx 42mm tail rotor is too much for the tail motor - it may overheat even with a heat sink;

- Gear hub that holds to the main shaft with a bolt - either from Lynx or from Microheli - I'm sick and tired of plastic gears popping off in the air (side note: one way bearing on this helicopter is useless, tried and discarded after the main shaft bent);

- Solid titanium shaft at this moment (after going through a multitude of others, hollow and solid; rule of the thumb: no matter how strong it is, you *will* bend or crack it if you crash hard enough, just learn to fly).

One more, last, upgrade I'm considering (when I'm not considering selling it altogether) is a modular CF frame. I don't have anything against stock frame, but lately shippers (in particular, Amazon) have become so "efficient", they pack mCPX BL main frames into flat bubble envelopes - last three frames came totally flattened, even the one I rebuilt it with yesterday has a stress mark right across the main board. Modular frame will be more expensive outright, but, hopefully, replacement parts will not get flattened - they're already flat

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Most times I crash I just pick it up and fly more. Hell even one time I smashed it hard in the asphalt after a failed loop and the only part that broked was the canopy and a link that aI just popped back on.
Same, but, like I said, there are other people flying it now as well Looks like as you learn to fly, you also learn to crash lightly.
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...it sits there on the shelf for a long time as I'm contemplating the repair/upgrade cost against my grownup birds and not liking it because, surprisingly, it is *very* comparable. So I delay the repair, day after day, and then, eventually, I decide that it is unkosher to let it sit unfixed, and fix it, and take it up in the air.

...and remember what a blast it is to fly - despite being small and squirrely and inexact and imperfect. It is fun, and I keep flying it...

...until the next crash. Rinse and repeat
I couldn't have said it better.

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