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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:14 AM
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Update of Skywing...
First, don't up the batt cell count with this chopper! Pretty sure I've harmed the combo control board permanently. With a 2s, it took off like a missle. I had control at first then it slewed to right before I could get it back down nicely. Wall, floor (concrete), silence! Other than a broken skid, didn't see any damage. However, while the motors still spun up (boy do they spin up), I didn't get a response from the servos. Quickly unplugged. Further investigation shows inner shaft drive gear stripped causing chunky spin and vibration. No response from servos when switched back to 1s but blinky lights still working along with drive motors. More time will assure proper diagnosis of bad components... servos or board.
Plan B - My son had got himself one of these as well as the one he gave me. He got a total of 5 min of flight before breaking the hub mechanism and blades for the lower rotor. We'll make one good one out of the two.
Heli, the quick-change canopy mod works great. Canopy stay solid but snaps right off when needed. Thanks.
As Arnold said to his mistress/nanny... "Ah'll be bock"!
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