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Old 07-24-2018, 01:08 PM   #741 (permalink)
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Yes precisely, the heli flies perfectly.
Crazy! I would have loved to see that..lol You didn't see any kind of dust devil or funnel?
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No not on this occasion but I have seen dust devils and they are quite small affairs that haven't bothered the heli, although I have never flown through a dust devil
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No not on this occasion but I have seen dust devils and they are quite small affairs that haven't bothered the heli, although I have never flown through a dust devil
This one would upset a heli..lol

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Old 07-27-2018, 03:31 PM   #744 (permalink)
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I flew three packs today in the blazing heat again. Not 100% successful as my tail motor packed up on the last flight. Its been getting hotter over the last 20 or so flights and also sometimes losing a bit of tail hold. I hit TH but the heli landed on a boulder, the only one in the 20 acre field and cracked the frame again across the top. As its cracked on one side only I have managed to do a half frame replacement as this eliminates the need for a total rebuild. The only things I hate are the awful little self tapping screws, they are a PITA in a new frame and the heads strip easily. Should be back in the air tomorrow but I am seriously thinking of an RKH frame.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:31 PM   #745 (permalink)
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I flew three packs today in the blazing heat again. Not 100% successful as my tail motor packed up on the last flight. Its been getting hotter over the last 20 or so flights and also sometimes losing a bit of tail hold. I hit TH but the heli landed on a boulder, the only one in the 20 acre field and cracked the frame again across the top. As its cracked on one side only I have managed to do a half frame replacement as this eliminates the need for a total rebuild. The only things I hate are the awful little self tapping screws, they are a PITA in a new frame and the heads strip easily. Should be back in the air tomorrow but I am seriously thinking of an RKH frame.
I filed down the tip of my screw driver a bit. It makes it more like the Japanese style screwdriver, which I ''think'' we're supposed to be using on these screws.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:04 PM   #746 (permalink)
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WOW!! Today I just realized I haven't flown my 230S (or any helicopter) since back in April or May. That's not entirely surprising since I can't stand being outside in the summer and in particular out on a blazing hot sun drenched field. I do most of my flying in the fall and winter months. In any event I am charging up a battery and I am going to take the 230S up for a bit of evening hovering and slow flying around the yard. I need to get a little practice in before I lose my touch completely...
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:07 PM   #747 (permalink)
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I flew three packs today in the blazing heat again. Not 100% successful as my tail motor packed up on the last flight. Its been getting hotter over the last 20 or so flights and also sometimes losing a bit of tail hold. I hit TH but the heli landed on a boulder, the only one in the 20 acre field and cracked the frame again across the top. As its cracked on one side only I have managed to do a half frame replacement as this eliminates the need for a total rebuild. The only things I hate are the awful little self tapping screws, they are a PITA in a new frame and the heads strip easily. Should be back in the air tomorrow but I am seriously thinking of an RKH frame.

Hah... Sorry to hear about the crash damage. What you saw happen was a perfect example of Murphy's law. You ended up hitting the one rock on the whole field. Had you dropped down anywhere else you might have had no damage whatsoever.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:09 PM   #748 (permalink)
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This one would upset a heli..lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aswtt6Cobo
Those are awesome. Like a tornado in miniature. Unfortunately I don't think they are very common here in the Northeast.

Meanwhile we are under a severe thunderstorm watch.
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:24 PM   #749 (permalink)
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First off yes defo murphy's law, I couldn't believe it

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I filed down the tip of my screw driver a bit. It makes it more like the Japanese style screwdriver, which I ''think'' we're supposed to be using on these screws.
I ended up buying an expensive set of watch makers screw drivers but like you say I don't think any fit these screws perfectly. Also the anti rotation bracket, servo screws and tail boom screws all seem different sizes. I am thinking of butchering my instrument screwdrivers to fit them on a bigger handle so I can screw these awful screws in easier.
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:59 PM   #750 (permalink)
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They JIS standard I believe, so you need JIS drivers ideally


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Old 07-29-2018, 06:47 AM   #751 (permalink)
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Thumbs up 230 S is a great medel

Just clocked in 300th flight on mine
Damage so far: Cracked canopy of course; Replaced skids (destroyed&lost in crash); Cracked frame in the usual location and liquid taped; Replaced feathering shaft (bent on crash); Replaced tail boom (bent on crash); Replaced one tail rotor (one blade cracked in the middle); Patch soldered tail LED strips.
It's a good trainer heli. Enjoy flying
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:53 AM   #752 (permalink)
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They JIS standard I believe, so you need JIS drivers ideally
I seem to have quite good success with CR-V PH0 and CR-V PZ1 bits.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:44 AM   #753 (permalink)
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That's what I was trying to say..lol
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Thanks Andy I've bought a set of JIS drivers.
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:14 PM   #755 (permalink)
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Playing around in between rain showers. Took the picture out back under the umbrella.

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Old 08-02-2018, 05:08 PM   #756 (permalink)
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I flew mine through three packs today and noticed that the tail hold still varies and it is weird. Initially it is a little suspect when I take off and the tail motor is varying in speed but then as I progress through the flight it starts to work just fine. Its like the heli is learning as it flies.Something like an EFI system on a car engine. Anyway today I bought a RKH frame and some other goodies so I can rebuild the heli. I think it has been flown to death lately in a fairly dusty and harsh environment.
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:00 PM   #757 (permalink)
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Got some new main gears in today. Took a little break from the 230 when i flew it into a tree on a maiden rebuild. Will be cutting that tree down tomorrow before i get back in the air.
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:09 AM   #758 (permalink)
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I made a female JST to XT60 adapter to connect the 1300 mAh OCDay 75C LiPo, and I was checking the COG, it's bang on balanced. Ofcourse that does make the 230S heavier.

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Old 08-03-2018, 02:48 PM   #759 (permalink)
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Bought a 450X canopy to replace my beat to hell stock one. Less expensive than that hard to see green stock one and cheaper. Thanks for the idea. Looks & fits great.
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:23 AM   #760 (permalink)
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I flew mine today but I am practicing inverted circuits and got into a bit of trouble. I nearly made it but clipper the ground rolling out when too low. Stripped the main gear and damaged the canopy but all fixed now.

I've just bought a new tail rotor hub as the old one didn't run that true and also bought some Spektrum gyro tape for the Rx but it is ridiculously expensive. I wounder if there is anything just as good but much cheaper.
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