As The Blades Turn.......

Discussion in 'Blade Heli's' started by Beaver, Jan 30, 2015.

By Beaver on Jan 30, 2015 at 8:44 PM
  1. Beaver

    Beaver Well-Known Member

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    So I found myself in need of a replacement feathering spindle for my Nano CPx because it was bent and causing blade tracking and balance issues... then upon gently trying to straighten it, it breaks. I figured a trip to the LHS would remedy the problem, but no F spindle in stock. Next week I happen by the other
    LHS and again, no F spindle in stock, and was informed the part was on back-order at Horizon. So I go home and begin reviving my 120SR that was neglected after I bought the Nano. Naturally it flies like shiz and then I begin the process of scrutinizing parts. Several trips to the LHS later over the next two weeks resulted in two new Li-po batteries (one that has gone bad right out of the package and was replaced for free by Horizon), a rotor hub, cf main shaft, mixing fly bar, main motor, tail boom assembly with tail motor, landing skids, and a tail fin just for the hell of it. I also did some touch-up soldering on the 5 in 1 control board. So, over several weeks time I have managed to practically rebuild my 120SR, which flies like new now as I would expect........ and I have spent $60 to stay in the air while waiting for a $6 part. Feathering spindles for the Nano still on back-order at Horizon of course, as I suspect now they must literally be on a "slow boat from China" or something of that nature. I'm Beaver, and I'm a helicopter addict. :p
     

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Discussion in 'Blade Heli's' started by Beaver, Jan 30, 2015.

    1. smakmeharder

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      You almost have to plan ahead from memory. Nevertheless its a simpler helicopter as a result and a bit more relaxing - and robust - to fly.
       
    2. Beaver

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      Blade.... Horizon..... whatever.......
      As per another post here, I was off hobby for some time, then recently ended up with a Blade 200qx multi-rotor, of which I never intended to do, but for the price of $100, I acquired a 200qx, DX5x with 3-mode, 8 good packs, charger, and a box of spare parts. The 200qx alone in bnf package retails for $150 (US).
      The silly thing flies just like a heli, to my surprise, getting airborne and actually flying a multi rotor for the first time ever. Its not the same as heli, but oddly entertaining just the same. :D
       
    3. Crash Heligod

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      Oh my heligod.... who have we here? Just when i thought i had finally put you to rest - just like the phoenix you rise from the ashes! Being a multi rotor i am going to make sure i visit you multi times! Dont think the multi rotor will save you - far from it. I have many drones in my graveyard that have simply just lost their way! - sound familiar? While dare i say it, (whisper "its good to hear from you again") you can never be immune from my presence - muah ha ha ha....
       
    4. smakmeharder

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      You can get a camera mount for them as well @Beaver!. looks like it would be a fun little toy!
       
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      You haven't been exercised yet?? No matter, do your worst Bonehead. :p
       
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      It's fun alright. I did read into the camera mount, its basically plug-and-play.
       
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      So far, the one complaint about the 200qx is that the LEDs are arranged Red/front Green/rear as opposed to nautical style Red/port Green/starboard........ This will probably be my first Mod on the little beast. :p
       

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