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Old 08-10-2019, 08:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i have a 180 from 3 years ago . im debating weather to keep it or not .
the good thing is that it does not need much space to fly . but on the other hand , i dont remember it having much power for 3d , tic tocs and such . leading to more crashes than usual
i need a canopy . metal head cases for the crappy plastic break away servos , battery's and boom support . I have extra torque tubes, gears and main gears .
what do you think . do I remember it been sluggish wrongly ? my 450 took off like a rocket . the 180 not so much . throw money at it and fly ,or rid of it?
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The 180 was decently powerful. Still a great heli today.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ill probably keep it , im looking for a canopy now.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Does the one for the Trio fit it? I also have a 180 that I really enjoy but now that parts are getting scarce I'm wondering how much longer I can keep it in the air ...
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it must . I think the only major difference is the 3 blade head , it has a better paint scheme . but I ordered the old style already
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I sold mine and bought a new heli, it took me a long time to get my Oxy2 to a really good state, in hindsight wish I had just fixed up the 180CFX and kept it...
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I’m thinking about buying a Trio while they are on sale/close out I’m guessing?
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd keep and fly the 180...

Parts will be available for years to come

The 180CFX is the largest heli that comes in under the FAA weight limit of 255 grams...so it's at the top of the class
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yeah I see no shortage of parts right now . i ordered battery's .a canopy ,boom supports and carbon fiber servo tab reinforcements .
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd keep and fly the 180...

Parts will be available for years to come

The 180CFX is the largest heli that comes in under the FAA weight limit of 255 grams...so it's at the top of the class

What about the Fusion 180, listed at 240g flying weight?
https://www.rcmodelaircraft.com.au/f...-basic-blh5850
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What about the Fusion 180, listed at 240g flying weight?
https://www.rcmodelaircraft.com.au/f...-basic-blh5850

You know as well as I do that the Fusion 180 is an updated 180CFX
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I can’t say that a stock 180cfx is sluggish, I mean I’m not THAT old, yet
Unless something was wrong with yours, or you tamed it down, or it was overweight with bling parts (?)

I don’t know about the Fusion line up, but in general Blade helis seem to rely on their light weight to establish their power to weight ratio. Mess with that (heavy bling) and performance will suffer.

Still a great little heli for the money, IMO.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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right , it was 3 years ago sooo , I don't know why I thought that .
I flew it a dozen times now ,and it is pretty zippy . and pretty tough .
its easy to lose orientation though con #1 , and drops pretty fast conn #2 .
or pilot error ;] . I just need to keep it closer and not get close to the ground in fast negative pitch .
I crashed a half dozen times in grass and only damage was to the main gear . the tail boom popped out a couple of times . I lost orientation once and hit throttle hold , and hit pavement . so 3 years back , I had removed the pins in the torque tube and glued the ends . { I don't remember doing that } but it worked , the tail end slipped . no gear damage .
I think a good alternative would be a break away nylon main gear bolt .
to save the main gear and on down the line . but where to get something that small? or even some nylon pin ,secured .
but these flimsy plastic canopys suck . $14 ? . give me a break they are worth .50 cents one crash in grass put a hole in it and cracked up the seem . I have it strengthened with clear packing tape after the fact .
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Old 12-26-2019, 11:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes, when flying the 180CFX you definitely have to appreciate the gravity of the situation.
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