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Posted by BThirsk | Oct 25, 2012 @ 08:16 AM | 3,316 Views
I did a short video to give an idea on the different helis I have. It is only hovering in my basement in confined space, but it will give a pretty good illustration of the differences. Because of the confined area, some like the HK250 are a little different than in large open space. When I don't have to worry about running into walls, it hovers very nice, but I get a little edgy and don't want to break it. The only heli I did not demonstrate is my 600 because there is just not enough room.
Notice the V400D02 is the most stable because of it's size and I spent time to set it up as close to perfect as possible. The HK250 and the 400V2 are also set up correctly. All the others need the servos centered and the swash properly leveled. I will do that when I get time, but they fly pretty good as is.
You will notice the MJX with the flybar mod and the poor radio is no more stable than the CP helis.
I hope this give you a better idea of how they react.
Helis Hovering (5 min 42 sec)

This is a comparison between the Walkera SuperFP and the MiniCP in slow indoor flight.
The SuperFP has the gyro at 35% and dual rates at 100%, The MiniCP has 50% Gyro setting and 75% dual rates.
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Posted by BThirsk | Oct 21, 2012 @ 11:25 AM | 3,106 Views
These are a few changes I have made so far to the V120D02S.
The canopy is a little stronger than stock, but will still break. Scotch tape the inside will help. The skid repair was a temporary fix, but I just decided to use it till it breaks. A little more weight, but I will break it soon.
The guide on the tail boom is milled carbon fibre with an additional deflector to protect the tail linkage.
I have a set of Foamy blades which seemed very stable, but I got some gyro jitters, so I have not used them much. I am using the 130X blades now and like them the best. The tail blades are stock which seem to be the best so far.
Posted by BThirsk | Oct 21, 2012 @ 11:00 AM | 3,114 Views
These are a few of the tools I use to build and maintain my heli fleet.
As well as these tools, I have a large assortment of small hand tools, specialty drill bits, and small metric taps and dies.
A bigger issue for me than getting pieces has been having the right tool to do the job.
A must for plastics, plastic thread locker....Continue Reading
Posted by BThirsk | Jun 14, 2012 @ 12:20 PM | 21,580 Views
Here is the english manual for the F45.

Here is a link to a 2000mah 2s 7.4 volt battery that will give better flight times and uses the stock JST plug.

Replacement Servo Arm only.

These are the parts I use for my brushless conversion. Prices where those in effect at time of purchase. MJX is full brushless now with new Flysky receiver running 11.1 volts for main motor and receiver system and a separate 7.4 volt battery for the tail ESC.
MJX F45 testing (3 min 45 sec)...Continue Reading