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Old 09-01-2019, 08:52 PM   #1101 (permalink)
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Just flew it. Great little practice heli.
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:29 PM   #1102 (permalink)
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I made a purchase agreement on another board. Should have it by friday
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:14 AM   #1103 (permalink)
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@Brick: seems You are very unlucky. I have purchased the Microheli 3-Blade a Year ago for my Scale Conversion AS350. No Problems with it.
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I allso use that MH CNC Main Gear in another Conversion, MD520N Notar Tail. Mine runs well, reducing unwanted Noise in that Scale Body.
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:31 AM   #1104 (permalink)
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:54 AM   #1105 (permalink)
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Took my V1 to the field this morning, only did 2 packs due to wind, did some flips and inverted hovering, starting to get comfortable inverted. Had to use bailout once due to poor lighting hazing and cloud cover. I am not sure if it is the wind or me but in forward flight it seemed to baloon up during gusts.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:56 PM   #1106 (permalink)
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I am not sure if it is the wind or me but in forward flight it seemed to baloon up during gusts.

Helicopters definitely become more efficient generating lift when a gust of wind happens. My 230s v2 goes up and down like a yoyo when its windy. Have to be really ready with the collective.
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:37 AM   #1107 (permalink)
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Had the first crash with my 230s yesterday. Was showing off cutting the grass on the runway which was already very short. Held it right on the ground for about 30 seconds sitting in the cushion you get when almost touching the ground before it just went to low and pulled into the grass. Lol.

Main gear, tail blade and a very small dint on the boom look like the only damage. Only issue is I will have to re-setup the head as it’s a V1 airframe and I have a V2 maingear which changes the mast height so needs all the links readjusted.

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Old 09-15-2019, 06:18 PM   #1108 (permalink)
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Just got done flying my 230s v2 for the first time. Disclaimer it was in a fixed pitch setup up. As I have alwasys been more comfterbale with fixed pitch. But so far I am loving it much more stable then any of my nano/micro heli's. Actually gives me the confidence to really start learning how to fly CP more. But we will see after I change it back over and have a couple flights. Mostly did tail in hovering in a 16ft circle in my back yard.

Later in the day my girls (11&13) were asking me to fly it again. So I thought it would be cool for them to get a FPV of me flying. So I hooked up a mini camera and let them wear the head set while I was flying. They loved it, I scared them a couple times by making the heli raise and fall fast.
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:57 PM   #1109 (permalink)
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Krugerw357, I still have an OLD Compy FP heli that I still fly around once in awhile. it's how it all got started for me
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:49 AM   #1110 (permalink)
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Pics of the aftermath below, I hit a sign and the heli fell into the bushes. It was my 4th time at the field with the heli, 8th battery pack overall, and I got a little too bold while trying some inverted maneuvers... To make matters worse, I didn't find the panic button in time, I should have practiced locating it ... I managed to hit the throttle hold though and remarkably the only damage was one blade grip, the feathering shaft was bent, canopy, and the boom. Nothing else was even scratched and the electronics are fine, from the sound when I hit the sign you would have expected more carnage! Pics of the damage:
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:09 AM   #1111 (permalink)
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oh dear that's unfortunate. One thing I do to save canopy's is to put cellotape on the inside of the canopy. It stops them tearing apart. Ok it ads a little bit of weight but it definitely lengthens the life of the canopy. As for the rest grips and tail booms are par for the course. I now use the knitting needles as they are half the price of factory tail booms.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:14 AM   #1112 (permalink)
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I've had a little break from this hobby. The children's summer vacation means they were playing in the field where I normally fly and also the farmer had a tall crop of wheat this year so I didn't fancy the potential of losing the heli in the field. It was sunny and a bit breezy but despite the down time the heli went faultlessly and I got rid of some rust from my flying skills. Just mainly straight and level with a few flips for today. These helis are very good for the sport flyer and low maintenance.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:19 AM   #1113 (permalink)
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oh dear that's unfortunate. One thing I do to save canopy's is to put cellotape on the inside of the canopy. It stops them tearing apart. Ok it ads a little bit of weight but it definitely lengthens the life of the canopy. As for the rest grips and tail booms are par for the course. I now use the knitting needles as they are half the price of factory tail booms.
Today I just ordered the new parts, and a fancy canopy after the crash posted above. Will post the pics of the upgraded/repaired heli when I have time to do the repairs. And Allan, I normally use amazing goop and yellow drywall tape to strengthen the inside of the weak blade stock canopies (a method I use for RC car bodies as well).
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I got a little too bold and too low today my self, I was Inverted and trying to show off in a park and could pull out of it in time, it went down hard, Cracked front of frame under skids ( reminds me of my first V1 Hard landing..lol) 1-Blade Grip, MH CFTail blade, and cracked one of my beloved CF Zeal 238s .. and cracked canopy.. I think i will just CA frame for now , tape inside canopy and put stock tail rotor and main blades back on and fly tomorrow, I should have blade grip in stock..Will shop for alternate new CF blades..Cant get the 238s anymore..
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:07 PM   #1115 (permalink)
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Changed front servo. It was rotating okay one direction, but had very strong resistance the opposite way. Need to test now.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:52 PM   #1116 (permalink)
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Put my v1 back together after a long hiatus today, prolly havent flown it in six months (long story). Dropped a new esc in it it and replaced all the cheapo Phillips screws with M2x8 and M2x12 Allen head screws. They bite a lot better and are easier to remove (no stripping). Replaced mainshaft and maingear as well. Thing flies like a rock now, no vibes at all.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:02 AM   #1117 (permalink)
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Put my v1 back together after a long hiatus today, prolly havent flown it in six months (long story). Dropped a new esc in it it and replaced all the cheapo Phillips screws with M2x8 and M2x12 Allen head screws. They bite a lot better and are easier to remove (no stripping). Replaced mainshaft and maingear as well. Thing flies like a rock now, no vibes at all.
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Where do you get your bolts from?
Got mine off of ebay. Just search for M2x8, etc and look for the threaded bolts. Or in this case, self tapping screws. Order Allen head or torx, that way its a lot harder to strip the head as opposed to phillips. As I'm impatient, I look at the vendor and order from US vendors. If you have time, you can get them in larger quantities with better prices on the slow boat from China

Over time I ordered some several other sizes as well for other helis.

I just did both of my G380 the same way, using stainless steel bolts a couple days ago.

I think the ones I used to secure the boom were m2x12.


Btw you can get them on Amazon as well though their selection appears more limited
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:29 PM   #1119 (permalink)
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I spent several flights today practicing some "Freddie can fly" stuff. I'm trying to do these flips where you start upright and first pitch nose down to flip inverted then rotate the tail 180 degrees and then pitch nose down again (nose goes up as the heli is inverted) to flip over back upright. It looks a good maneuver but I struggle to keep the heli stationary relative to the ground. This is what a lot of 3D people do. The heli can be girating all over the place but relative to the ground it is almost still in the air. I guess l'll keep practicing.
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:37 PM   #1120 (permalink)
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I flew mine this morning. 2 packs. Was fun! Some inverted hovering. Some circuits. 230s v2 just likes to stay in the air.
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