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Old 06-21-2018, 07:04 AM   #261 (permalink)
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Updated Oxy 3 announced today.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:21 AM   #262 (permalink)
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Here is link to the post about it in the Oxy forum

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=807810
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:51 PM   #263 (permalink)
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MIKADO LOGO NITRO???


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Compass name change? Lynx ? That's what I gather..

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Compass name change? Lynx ? That's what I gather..

Can you post a link or copy the text for the above? That's too small and blurry for my eyes.
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Can you post a link or copy the text for the above? That's too small and blurry for my eyes.
https://www.facebook.com/CompassMode...03418113044136
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:01 PM   #268 (permalink)
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Sorry not sure why it came out fuzzy. Here's the text for those without facebook

In 2010 my exciting journey started with Compass Model. A short time later, Compass Model was able to find a strong partner with JŁrgen Karg and MTTEC. The whole time Mr. Luke Lao was the owner of Compass Model and a very good friend of us. Many times we traveled to China to the Compass factory and actively helped with processes and optimization of those, we discussed new projects and spent a good time together.

From 2011 to 2013, Compass flourished. Sales in WARP and 7HV kits were great and promised a healthy development of the company.

But in 2014 the entire rc-model industry started to crash. Many manufacturers (even long-established ones) disappeared or withdrew. Also we had in connection with this strong collapse and the also very bad dollar exchange rate an extreme loss of sales.

This led at the beginning of 2016 to the fact that a large part of the machine park was sold as it simply could not be utilized.

Salary increases of 20-25% per year made life even harder. China's boom and rising costs caused big problems. Under these conditions, the introduction of the eXo has suffered a delay of about 9 months. Other problems in the pilot series, which were not noticeable in the prototype phase, caused a further 3 months delay.

Somehow, we managed to stay alive and Luke Lao decided to more costs by giving up his big production building in the heart of Zhuhai in the spring of 2018. Everything had to be moved to a new building. Everything needed to be ready right on time for the end of the Chinese New Year 2018, when sales and production should continue. But then just a day before the promised date, we received the message that Compass Model does no longer exists.

Luke Lao has given up and according to him he has scrapped the entire stock with hundreds of thousands of screws, ball bearings and several thousands of spare parts. He also scrapped about 50 injection molds. Without talking to any distributor. We were stunned and could not believe that. We tried to get more information in the following days. We asked several times if the parts were still available and we asked Luke to help us. We kept asking ourselves the same question again and again: who is destroying such quantities of material without asking potential buyers? We would have taken everything immediately, because we are sure that these products must not die. We have a large customer base and many loyal users. In these products is our lifeblood is our soul and a lot of sweat and blood.

In the next weeks the hell was going on. The most important dealers and distributors were completely or partially informed and we discussed how to proceed. It quickly became clear that support for old models is no longer possible. The sales figures are too low and some parts will not reach the minimum quantities that would be necessary for a production in 3 years. We have to limit ourselves to Chronos and eXo 500. Another slap in the face. But one thing we know for sure - it has to go on!

But where there is shadow there is light. And in this case a 500 megawatt spotlight named Luca Invernizzi. A good friend of us, with whom we have been in contact for many years. We are proud to have found a strong partner for this task like him. After we had a first good conversation at the ROTOR-Live fair we were sure, to continue together with him. Many information had to be collected and evaluated. We visited Luca in Vietnam and got an impression of his company and were impressed. Luca is an Italian who has been living in Vietnam for many years. He is known above all for the excellent quality of the Lynx products and of course for the Oxy helicopters.

The Chronos has been completely redesigned. The helicopter now has much fewer components, a much more massive main gear with an extremely robust sprag clutch. The weight of the mechanics could be reduced by more than 300g (10oz). The tail boom is now without struts, is drop-shaped and the tail control rod runs inside. Many of the new components are compatible with the old Chronos and can be used as a replacement.
Many old spare parts of the Chronos are only partially possible to do them again, since the market is still very broken and many customers will upgrade anyway.

The big problem with old parts is that it makes little sense to continue to make some (even quite common) parts, if neighboring parts would incur large losses and thus no longer can be produced. A good example is old tail rotor shaft. As already mentioned, all molds and parts have been scrapped. It makes no sense to continue to do the tail rotor shaft with a dowel pin, where the old pulley will not exist anymore and because in future it will be made of aluminum and fixed with grub screws. Even the old tail grips are pointless, since the Chronos will use the eXo 500 aluminum tail grips anyway and now the mold is lost too...

Wherever it makes sense, the old parts will continue to be used or used in an optimized (mostly weight-reduced) design.

Existing Compass Chronos users will get the option to rebuild their model with all the important elements of the new Chronos. We will calculate the price for the conversion in a way that most customers will be able to convert. This models have to keep flying. First eXo 500 parts will follow quickly, as well as the new kit. We know that we have spoiled the flying season for many users, but we are also proud of what we have built up in just over 3 months and we are promising a better quality for our products in the future.

Our new products made by Lynx will convince you. The company Compass Model is unfortunately history with this statement and this makes us very sad. All existing dealers and the entire Compass team will continue to be provided by us as usual. All products are expected to be marketed under the brand RAGE-RC. Customers worldwide will be able to shop in various shops and at our distributors. Similar to Oxy or Lynx our customers will be able to order directly at the factory. A fast worldwide shipping with very attractive prices is given here.

At the moment, we are in a phase of pricing, manufacturing planning and implementation. We have to ask you a little bit of patience again, but here are the first official pictures of the new Chronos for you guys and we hope that you will like it as much as we do. Some changes are still possible at this moment, if we find out that they are necessary.

We are taking an enormous financial risk but it is simply a must for us that this hobby and our products need to continue to exist. Perhaps many customers (who were justifiable angry in the last three months) now understand why things were handled the way we did. As long as nothing was ready and clear and the new products were not finished, we did not want to shine with unsure information.

In retrospect, we are optimistic about the future and are happy about some parts of this development, even if they were - for us too - clearly too fast and in an unfortunate way. For too long, developments have been implemented unnecessarily slow and too many quality issues caused headaches. It simply lacked in constants. Lynx and its consistently good quality is beyond any doubt and Luca can quickly implement our ideas. We too can be a great help to Luca in many ways. A enormous benefit for each other. In fact, in this difficult time, a comprehensive cooperation has become more important. Together instead of against each other!

Many thanks to all loyal Compass Model customers. Enjoy your models as long as possible and just have fun with it!

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Old 07-11-2018, 08:43 AM   #269 (permalink)
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HeliDirect is moving to Indiana!!!

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After a decade plus in Massachusetts, we're getting ready to move to our new facility in Indiana, which will allow us to ship faster, offer even more products, and will no doubt elevate the service & support we strive to offer! We will certainly miss our local customers on the East Coast, but rest assured that this move will open up even greater levels of support for everyone!

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Old 07-12-2018, 07:53 PM   #270 (permalink)
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I stumbled on two new chargers on Progressive RC tonight.

The first is an all in one. Not too much power, but you can pair it with an app to control it, print out QR codes, scan them and use them to store information in your phone about the pack. If they get one out with more power, it's a great idea. I'd rather use the cloud to store my pack data instead of an electronic device that can fail.

https://www.progressiverc.com/skyrc-d100-v2.html


The second is an all in one monster. Only charge and storage, but built in power supply and 540W per channel.

https://www.progressiverc.com/skyrc-pc1080.html
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:42 AM   #271 (permalink)
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Default New Xpert servo KD1E

New Xpert servo the KD1E. Features says it is specifically designed for nitro engine throttle channel.



https://www.xpertrcshop.com/product-p/hs-2203-hv.htm

This is Xpert KD1E HS-2203-HV Standard Size Aluminum Servo.

Features
Developed and tuned by World Champion Helicopter Master, Kyle Dahl.
Specifically design for nitro engine throttle channel
Quick release cable that allows easy and quick installation for all helicopters.
Brushless motor design provides extremely high speed, top efficiency, and low power consumption.
4096 resolution and SIC (Single Integrated Circuit) for the highest performance and durability.
All Aluminum case for the best thermal dissipation and durability.
Strong Metal Gear
Glitch-free
Sophisticated error correction
High-Speed, High-precision 12-bit AD converter and CPU calculation
Fail safe
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Torque:
@8.4V: 83.97 oz-in/ 6.05kg-cm
@7.4V: 73.98 oz-in/ 5.33kg/cm
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@7.4V: .404 sec/60
Dimensions: 40x37.80x20 mm
Weight: 61.9g
Matching Gear Set: XGS7162S
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From the Oxy 4 forum...

OXY 4 MAX intro (27 min 19 sec)
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:10 PM   #273 (permalink)
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Default New Xpert R3 Servo

New low profile R3 servos from Xpert Servos.

xpert-rc Introducing R3 and R3HV Low Profile Servos



The R3 (RP-3401) and R3HV (RP-4401-HV) are both undoubtedly the best low profile servos you can find on the market. It has Xpertís quick release connectors with multiple length options. The R3HV has the center and top aluminum case with extremely good thermal dissipation performance. The R3 has the center piece with aluminum and lower/ upper case with engineering plastic. Both R3 and R3HV utilize the highest strength stainless steel gears for the best durability.

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Old 09-06-2018, 08:29 AM   #274 (permalink)
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Default Whiplash 700 Electric V2 Prototype

Video of the Whiplash 700 Electric V2 prototype:



Whiplash 700 Electric V2 Prototype by Marcel Schimanski at Kirberg 2018 (3 min 11 sec)
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:16 AM   #275 (permalink)
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Time to update this thread with some news!

SAB released a new look on two models. The Fireball is a Competition but now includes the full set of electronics (like a regular Fireball of course that is no FBL only servos and ESC) and the 700 is a hybrid between the 700 Sport and the 700 KSE. The look is designed to match their new jet line. Enjoy

https://www.bkhobbies.com/SAB-Goblin...on-p/sg285.htm



https://www.bkhobbies.com/product-p/sg708.htm

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Old 09-25-2018, 08:35 PM   #276 (permalink)
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I friggin love that paint scheme. Gratzzz
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:04 PM   #277 (permalink)
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That's a living oxymoron. Camo paint on full canopy!
Does look cool though
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Digital camo. 700's probably up next in that scheme.

The Havoc Fireball is an awesome deal. Servo's, Comp motor, ESC, blades, fiberglass canopy/boom, and most of the necessary metal upgrades now included for $450. Just need batteries and FBL.

I have been loving the Fireball - great little smack heli in case anyone is on the fence.........
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:53 PM   #279 (permalink)
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please create a thread to discuss. i can help if needed.

letís keep this thread for news only.
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:21 PM   #280 (permalink)
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Better image of the 700. (thanks toad)

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