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Old 10-17-2015, 02:37 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Yeah, stock chargers can be a bit dodgy. Didn't expect this from Blade though.

My V977 USB one charged one cell to 4,4V

It's kind of puffy now, surprise surprise.

I guess you use stock chargers at your peril.
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:48 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Rebalanced main rotor, less vibrations now.

Next is a cosmetic issue, body glued misaligned where the front of the detachable cabin sits, so the cabin does not fit right. Will try to unglue and redo it. Lots of CA holding the body parts together, despite the screws...

Since I mapped flight envelope to gear switch (independent of flight mode), seems the best way for me to take of in agility mode is to spin up in stability mode until the blades straighten and the heli does no longer dance (to keep the swash straight), then switch to agility, than takeoff almost perfectly vertical.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:18 AM   #163 (permalink)
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Argh, broke one landing gear (had some medium rough landings, no actual crashes), and it is part of the entire body set which costs and arm and a leg in Europe. Will have to get creative with some thin piano wire (as reinforcement) and CA.

HH: it would be nice to have a separate bundle with only the landing gears and the little machine gun that sits underneath. While stability mode keeps the heli upright, it cannot avoid less than perfect landings. And since this plastic is of the rigid and weak type it does not survive for long.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:14 AM   #164 (permalink)
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Awfully quiet around here

Any ideea if there will be firmware upgrades for this heli?
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:55 PM   #165 (permalink)
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Argh, broke one landing gear (had some medium rough landings, no actual crashes), and it is part of the entire body set which costs and arm and a leg in Europe. Will have to get creative with some thin piano wire (as reinforcement) and CA.

HH: it would be nice to have a separate bundle with only the landing gears and the little machine gun that sits underneath. While stability mode keeps the heli upright, it cannot avoid less than perfect landings. And since this plastic is of the rigid and weak type it does not survive for long.
Same here. I did manage to CA it back to working condition and it even survived a few landings.

Then I nicked a tree branch and it disappeared and the other one broke.

They need to make them a separate part for replacement.
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:40 AM   #166 (permalink)
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Used pieces of antenna tube to make reinforcements... really ugly but can't afford to order and entire body set only to break them again

Below you can see the stress point on the one that did not break... yet...

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Old 10-24-2015, 08:46 PM   #167 (permalink)
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They really need to be made from a stronger material.
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Old 10-25-2015, 01:33 AM   #168 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity has anyone messed with the pitch curves to see if it aliviates the the issue's some are having with the hard landings?
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:01 AM   #169 (permalink)
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Had a few botched takeoffs in which tail motor did not get up to speed so heli started spinning... anybody experienced something like this? There was some extra noise, like tail was cogging. Landed, took off again, no issues. No binding, very little vibrations.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:43 PM   #170 (permalink)
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Just toggle the rudder on spool up.
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:45 AM   #171 (permalink)
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Yeah it seems I have to do this from now on

But it shouldn't happed, a short twitch until motor is up to speed is normal, but the heli rotating out of control is not

Startup procedure becomes longer and longer with all those quirks (sorry intended new features) of the safe enabled receivers
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:24 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Checked the connectors for the BL tail?
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:18 PM   #173 (permalink)
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I read about somebody being able to pull out the mechanics. Mine did come out less than an inch than got stuck into something. I suspect the cabling is done a bit different on each heli and may be the cause.

Also somebody mentioned only the front of the body being CAd, mine is also CAd in several other spots, like at the upper led. Even the fake turbines, while being 2 pieces held by a screw, there also was a little CA in a spot. And one of the hidden body screws is under one of them.
Mine did the same thing, a little more force and it moved and came out. I believe it was one of the zip ties hanging up.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:24 AM   #174 (permalink)
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Lost orientation, dropped upside down throttle off. Results: stripped reduction gears, bent main shaft, stripped servo. Hmmm. May get expensive.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:34 AM   #175 (permalink)
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This thread should be moved to the new forum...
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:53 AM   #176 (permalink)
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This thread should be moved to the new forum...
Click on the red triangle on the left and "report" a post in this thread. In the comments section say you are reporting it as a request to have it moved to the relevant section since there's now an AH-64 specific sub-forum for Blade.
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:01 AM   #177 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

Found Strong Flexible Plastic Or Stainless Steel landing gear from the link below:

http://www.shapeways.com/product/GJL...t-landing-gear

Looks promising !!

Has anyone tried it ?
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:25 AM   #178 (permalink)
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The AH64 landing gear is a weak point.
On a hard landing, it breaks, due to the angular construction..
I broke one landing gear, but instead of ordering the whole smear, I fixed it as follows:
I drilled a 1mm hole through the strut and inserted a 1mm CF rod.
Additionally a modeled an extra vertical strut, painted it and glued it between landing gear and fuselage as seen on the two pictures.
Now it can take reasonable hard landings.
The offered stainless steel landing gear seems to be a good bet, if you are not a decent handcrafter for mini-repairs
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:02 PM   #179 (permalink)
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so i bought the second one(bnib), on sale.
this one is more tame wiyhout PID changes.
my first one just broke one landing gear,
replacement is at hand, unfortunately, the body, it's freakin
glued. i have to resort in this bracing-the-landing-gear-thing.
it'll be ugly, sure will work.
i'm at 90 on the 'I'.
and lowered expo except rudder.
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:41 PM   #180 (permalink)
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I have another Blade Apache on AH-64D rebuilt, this time the US Army.
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