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Old 07-26-2020, 05:51 PM   #1301 (permalink)
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Nice! Cheap easy fix.
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:11 PM   #1302 (permalink)
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I maidened my new 230S V2 yesterday and all went well. The takeoffs were definitely shaky compared to my other V2 but I messed around with the main blade tightness and got it to where there is just a small window of ground resonance that I can push through to get it safely into the air before controller induced tipover ruins the day.

A little too windy here at the moment to fly but it feels good to have another one of these guys ready to go. May it live long and prosper.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:20 AM   #1303 (permalink)
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Boiled main gear didn't last very long. One level inverted crash into soft grass later:


Not a single tooth nicked. At this point I cannot recommend V2 main gears
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:26 AM   #1304 (permalink)
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Boiled main gear didn't last very long. One level inverted crash into soft grass later:


Not a single tooth nicked. At this point I cannot recommend V2 main gears
Well that sucks.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:38 PM   #1305 (permalink)
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If you get that nut too tight, there is a chance of cracking the plastic. I've done it
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:16 AM   #1306 (permalink)
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That nut can be mouted rather loose. Its just for not loosing the bolt.
I run two of them, never cracked. But i allso run one V2 with V1 main gear, and it works just fine.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:21 AM   #1307 (permalink)
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i never had that happen. Always stripped the teeth in a crash though so ... six of one or half-dozen of the other...
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:19 AM   #1308 (permalink)
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Plastic composition must have changed. Last year's V2 main gears lasted long and we're loosing teeth in crashes. This year's V2 main gears are loosing hubs...
And yes, if overtightened nut and bolt will crush the hub.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:05 AM   #1309 (permalink)
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Default Weak frame! Crappy screws!

Repaired my 230S-V2 yesterday. Last week It hit a steel pole and the frame literally broke in half. This is the third time I've had to replace the (brittle) frame. And I really despise the crappy phillips head screws on this thing!

The 230 is a great flier but replacing the frame (one of its weak points) is a major pain in the butt! (and takes me four hours).
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:33 AM   #1310 (permalink)
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wow - most i ever broke on mine was canopy - blades (in a particular bad crash) - main gear - skids - lost links from swash to head more than once ... I think thats it.
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...And I really despise the crappy phillips head screws on this thing!
The 230 is a great flier but replacing the frame (one of its weak points) is a major pain in the butt!
Its all about the screwdriver. My sons Cheerson CX20 came with a "double action" screwdriver. Fits the blade 230s screws perfect. I use it since 3 Years now...i can disassemble and reassemble in 30 minutes. 45 minutes for untrained.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:16 PM   #1312 (permalink)
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Today I let my friend fly the 230S-V2. He has been training on a couple old MCPX's I had. Stationed away from family now all he does is practice. Every few weeks he comes home. Anyway all that training has paid off. Windy day Safe Mode on and off it went. Flew it great. Now he is ready to buy one.

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Old 08-04-2020, 10:46 AM   #1313 (permalink)
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I am now convinced that the main gear plastic has been changed. I had a hub break up on the last gear which is something I have never had. All my gears have failed by having teeth stripped in a crash. Yesterday with a nearly new gear with perhaps 20 flights on it and no crashes the heli was flying nicely. I was pushing in some pitch doing a couple of tic tocs and the gear completely stripped out in flight with more than 3/4 of the teeth stripped. I admit I run the mesh fairly slack but I have never had this happen before.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:01 AM   #1314 (permalink)
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I guess I'm glad I have a half dozen of the older BSR main gears the V1 used. If those get used up then it'll probably be a delrin one if the new ones are so fragile.
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Flew mine up at the Gunnison (Utah) flight park yesterday... (kinda smokey from the fires though).

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Old 08-05-2020, 08:00 AM   #1316 (permalink)
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That's a cool visual effect.
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Repaired my 230S-V2 yesterday. Last week It hit a steel pole and the frame literally broke in half. This is the third time I've had to replace the (brittle) frame. And I really despise the crappy phillips head screws on this thing!

The 230 is a great flier but replacing the frame (one of its weak points) is a major pain in the butt! (and takes me four hours).
Dang, I can replace a frame from start-to-finish and be in a test hover easily in an hour max. I did it frequently when the crappy V1 frame would break at the front landing gear mounts in the slightest of crashes.
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Old 08-15-2020, 08:52 AM   #1318 (permalink)
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As for the ski's mine are velcro front and back and I tie a bit of thread between the skids to stop them splaying out. I haven't broken any for years.

Yesterday was a nice flying day but after four flights one of my servos was slipping gears. I stripped it and one of the gears was worn out. I replaced it from my spare servo that has dead electronics, so we are back in the air. The problem is my spare servo now has dead electronics and a dead gear box. Not much use really.
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Allan114. check out the EMAX ES08MDII servos. you can get 3 for almost the price of one Spektrum servo. they are stronger also.
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Allan114. check out the EMAX ES08MDII servos. you can get 3 for almost the price of one Spektrum servo. they are stronger also.
Thanks for the info. I take it these are a direct bolt on replacement. If so I will get one as a spare.
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