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Old 08-04-2018, 08:57 AM   #761 (permalink)
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I use 3M 1" wide double sided tape. Less expensive then HH. It comes in a roll about 10' long. I bought mine at an auto parts store than also sold
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:01 PM   #762 (permalink)
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Did a test flight on my v2 today. I am use to bigger birds. It seems like I have to give a ton of stick to control the pitch. I have everything set per the book. Is this normal for the 230s v2?

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Old 08-06-2018, 08:06 PM   #763 (permalink)
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Try removing some or all of the expo in the D/R. You will get a better less mushy response.
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:40 PM   #765 (permalink)
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Try removing some or all of the expo in the D/R. You will get a better less mushy response.
I am going to try that...thank you
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Try removing some or all of the expo in the D/R. You will get a better less mushy response.
Only have a problem with the collective, other response is fine.

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Only have a problem with the collective, other response is fine.

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I haven't tried stunt 2 yet. The extra head speed should help.

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Old 08-07-2018, 05:09 AM   #768 (permalink)
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CG.
With a 800 mAh battery and 3/4 once of lead in the noise she is still tail heavy. Needs another 3/4 once to balance.

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With a 800 mAh battery and 3/4 once of lead in the noise she is still tail heavy. Needs another 3/4 once to balance.

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Trying to find a good 1,000 mAh batt with at least a 30 C rating that is in stock somewhere. Wish they had done a better job of balancing this bird. They recommend the 800 mAh and you need to add 1 -1/2 onces of weight to get the CG correct. That's a lot for a bird this small.

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Old 08-07-2018, 06:52 AM   #770 (permalink)
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The flight system compensates for the CG, there's no need to add weight, that will only add to your collective issues..If anything, just move the battery forward. The collective issue may just be that you're used to bigger more powerful helis? You can set your travel adjust to 125. If that's not enough, you can adjust your throttle curve.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:02 AM   #771 (permalink)
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I have an extra pair of CF main blades from my 300CFX. They measure 245mm. The stock are 238mm I believe, so an additional 7mm. The width is the same on both. What do you guys think if I put them on the 230S V2? Do you think I would be straining the motor or servos by trying those blades?
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:28 AM   #772 (permalink)
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I have an extra pair of CF main blades from my 300CFX. They measure 245mm. The stock are 238mm I believe, so an additional 7mm. The width is the same on both. What do you guys think if I put them on the 230S V2? Do you think I would be straining the motor or servos by trying those blades?
I've been flying 255mm (from Oxy 3) on one of mine and it's not been a problem. Of course I don't do smack 3D. So those will be fine. The motor and servos don't get hot at all. In fact if I'm just flying around I'm putting back 100mAh or so less into the packs. That's probably due to the lower RPM needed for the same amount of lift.



The bigger canopy is because I was just playing around flying a 2300mAh HV lipo. It was fun being airborne for 20 mins but it can get kinda monotonous.
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Trying to find a good 1,000 mAh batt with at least a 30 C rating that is in stock somewhere. Wish they had done a better job of balancing this bird. They recommend the 800 mAh and you need to add 1 -1/2 onces of weight to get the CG correct. That's a lot for a bird this small.

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There are the Nano Tech 1000mAh 25-50C

https://www.amazon.com/Turnigy-nano-.../dp/B00MWHR0EI

I find the Turnigy 1000mAh 20C though plenty and they are cheaper

https://www.amazon.com/Turnigy-1000m.../dp/B0072AEHIC
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I've been flying 255mm (from Oxy 3) on one of mine and it's not been a problem. Of course I don't do smack 3D. So those will be fine. The motor and servos don't get hot at all. In fact if I'm just flying around I'm putting back 100mAh or so less into the packs. That's probably due to the lower RPM needed for the same amount of lift.



The bigger canopy is because I was just playing around flying a 2300mAh HV lipo. It was fun being airborne for 20 mins but it can get kinda monotonous.
Thanks! I also put on a Microheli CF Tail rotor. I'll give it all a whirl. I don't do the hard 3D either (yet).
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:43 PM   #775 (permalink)
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Well today I stripped my original 230s back to the bone ready for the RKH frame. I find the plastic frames a bit of a pain. I had a minor crash but the tail boom moved out stripping the motor wiring. Even with the JIS screw drivers I find it difficult to do up these screws and feel how much torque I am applying. Screwing a new frame together is not that easy. The RKH frame should assemble more like an engineering project. Today I also got the gyro tape for the Rx but it is very expensive for what it is but I have been suffering some periods of dodgy tail hold and hope this is the answer as I can find no other faults just a loose Rx on the frame. I have also taken the opportunity to check the main and feathering shafts for straightness but no issues. In the meantime I have been flying my V 1.5 spare bird. It flies really nicely with the V2 frame and main gear. I find the V2 gear a bit more noisy than the V1 gear.
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Only have a problem with the collective, other response is fine.

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Yep, its under powered. My bats are showing their age, and I hit full collective many times a flight. I do repeated half piro flips and must pause momentarily on a flip for the collective (up/down) to grab and change. As well, I sometimes hit the ground on the LG due to not enough up collective to catch it. Power can overcome some imprecise technique- but not on the 230.
I accept that as OK, since I am asking it to do more than its purpose in life.
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I have also taken the opportunity to check the main and feathering shafts for straightness but no issues.

Not that I am recommending this, but: I hold the heli by the bottom of the frame, set collective at ~ zero, and spool it up. The vibration I feel tells me if the shafts are a problem.
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I have also taken the opportunity to check the main and feathering shafts for straightness but no issues.

Not that I am recommending this, but: I hold the heli by the bottom of the frame, set collective at ~ zero, and spool it up. The vibration I feel tells me if the shafts are a problem.
I can understand a bent mainshaft giving vibration although I think a bent feathering shaft would lead to poor blade tracking causing vibration. A while ago I put on a new set of std blades and I found the noise slightly different. Whilst hovering I could see that the blades were not track the same and I tried an number of things and couldn't find out why. I replaced the blades again and the second new set was fine. Another way of checking the feathering shaft is to remove the blades and stick a driver in one of the feathering shaft screws. Spinning this and seeing the blade grips move up and down will show that the shaft is bent.
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:03 AM   #779 (permalink)
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Well some bits came today so I have completed the tail unit and repaired the stripped wiring on the tail motor. I was also rebuilding the head and swash plate. Interestingly I thought the dog bone links (BLH1504) were quite tight on the main blade grips and seemed to offer a little resistance. I replaced them with new ones from the spares stock and they are much free'er so the swash now moves silky smooth. I have not noticed any issue with flying but I think the old dog bone links have shrunk a thou or two. For those who don't consume these bits as spares it might be worth a check.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:52 AM   #780 (permalink)
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I ordered an RKH frame 6 days ago and it arrived at my home today which I think is amazing post for once. I am very pleased with it as its nicely made. The previous owner of the heli had fitted a larger Turnigy 2627-4200 motor. It fitted on the metal mount but I had to relieve some of the strip of CF that fits under the motor. Also just to show the V2 main gear fits also.
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