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Old Feb 26, 2010, 10:41 PM
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Will Wasp V4/Belt 250 parts fit on Wasp V3?

Howdy all! Newbie here...

I had a quick question... I was looking for replacement "tail rotor holder set" and was wondering if the metal/aluminum set that is available for the V4/Belt 250 would fit into the Wasp V3. I was looking at some of the V4 parts (ie: framesets, etc.), & it seems many of them would... but I'm just 'eye-balling' it.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 06:21 PM
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Howdy all! Newbie here...

I had a quick question... I was looking for replacement "tail rotor holder set" and was wondering if the metal/aluminum set that is available for the V4/Belt 250 would fit into the Wasp V3. I was looking at some of the V4 parts (ie: framesets, etc.), & it seems many of them would... but I'm just 'eye-balling' it.

Yes many of the V4 parts are interchangable with the V3 parts and vice versa.

Always better to email us at our website to find out which ones will work.

The frame set will work, however recommend upgrading the whole tail section with the metal parts as they are designed to work together and some do not match up with the plastic version counterpart.
You can contact me directly at:
max@parkrcmodels.com

for complete parts list with free shipping on most orders go to:

www.parkrcmodels.com or www.skyartec-usa.com

hope that helps

Max
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 02:16 AM
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Thanks Max!

When I bust up the Wasp V3 some more, I'll be thinking about going all aluminum for the tail rotor holder & associated assemblies.
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 11:44 PM
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Hi all great to read about my Helicopter... I have purchased the Wasp V3 7ch 2.4g and Im pretty pleased I bought it... Only trouble is I have flown it only twice and doesnt seem to like to hover at all ... I have stripped the main gear already and I even had training Kit on.. My supplier in Hongkong claims that they test fly all machines before delivery but I tell you maybe I am used to Co-Axials and this is my first 2 Blade Machine.. I know one thing it doesnt like even a small amount of wind and thats one of the reasons I bought it I thought it would take some little wind and fly Outside but maybe I have made a big mistake... I have to wait now for Hongkong to send Main Gear and I have also ordered from Skyartec also... So I hope I get more flying time in the future when I refit the gear..
Any tips from you all out there would be most helpful for me as I am only one in my Country Town In Australia population 500 that flies Helicopters and of course no Hobby shops for miles.. Thank goodness for Internet...Anyway if you can give me any clues It would be great... I might upgrade to metal parts but I wont spend money on the Wasp until I know its worth it.

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Old Mar 21, 2010, 01:19 PM
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Hi all great to read about my Helicopter... I have purchased the Wasp V3 7ch 2.4g and Im pretty pleased I bought it... Only trouble is I have flown it only twice and doesnt seem to like to hover at all ... I have stripped the main gear already and I even had training Kit on.. My supplier in Hongkong claims that they test fly all machines before delivery but I tell you maybe I am used to Co-Axials and this is my first 2 Blade Machine.. I know one thing it doesnt like even a small amount of wind and thats one of the reasons I bought it I thought it would take some little wind and fly Outside but maybe I have made a big mistake... I have to wait now for Hongkong to send Main Gear and I have also ordered from Skyartec also... So I hope I get more flying time in the future when I refit the gear..
Any tips from you all out there would be most helpful for me as I am only one in my Country Town In Australia population 500 that flies Helicopters and of course no Hobby shops for miles.. Thank goodness for Internet...Anyway if you can give me any clues It would be great... I might upgrade to metal parts but I wont spend money on the Wasp until I know its worth it.

Regard

The Airwolf - Australia
You will find the WASP V3 a great performer. Checkout the download section at www.skyartec.com which is the factory website for the SOP manuals to properly setup the pitch and other adjustments.
Yes the factory test flies all helicopters before they are shipped. Sometimes they can get out of adjustment during shipping. Send me your Serial number off of the helicopter and I will get you a link to the factory test flight video.

If we can help in any way, let us know, as we are the Factory Authorized Distributor in the USA.

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Old Mar 21, 2010, 01:57 PM
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Hi all great to read about my Helicopter... I have purchased the Wasp V3 7ch 2.4g and Im pretty pleased I bought it... Only trouble is I have flown it only twice and doesnt seem to like to hover at all ... I have stripped the main gear already and I even had training Kit on.. My supplier in Hongkong claims that they test fly all machines before delivery but I tell you maybe I am used to Co-Axials and this is my first 2 Blade Machine.. I know one thing it doesnt like even a small amount of wind and thats one of the reasons I bought it I thought it would take some little wind and fly Outside but maybe I have made a big mistake... I have to wait now for Hongkong to send Main Gear and I have also ordered from Skyartec also... So I hope I get more flying time in the future when I refit the gear..
Any tips from you all out there would be most helpful for me as I am only one in my Country Town In Australia population 500 that flies Helicopters and of course no Hobby shops for miles.. Thank goodness for Internet...Anyway if you can give me any clues It would be great... I might upgrade to metal parts but I wont spend money on the Wasp until I know its worth it.

Regard

The Airwolf - Australia
I got my used Wasp V3 free with my Big Lama acquisition. I otherwise would never think about ever starting off with a 6CH Collective Pitched heli. At first, I couldn't get her to do anything, much less hover. It wasn't till after reading the manuals & forums that I realized the tail rotors were spinning in the wrong direction. So I decided to completely take the heli apart (except for the rotor head assembly) and after a few tweaks (such as straightening out the 'warped' airframe) I was able to finally get her to hover! It was such a rush to see her in the air & actually responding to stick controls (instead of doing its own thing)! I still do all my nose-in & figure-8 practicing on the Big Lama, though.

My Wasp V3 is currently on the sidelines as I snapped off one of the ball-ends on the CNC swash plate. I was using 'normal' pliers to remove the ball-link off and then snap! I've since learned my lesson & ordered a ball-link plier.

Looking on the swashplate, the ball-ends appear to screw-on/off. Anyone know if I can just buy the ball-end pieces?
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 02:48 PM
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I got my used Wasp V3 free with my Big Lama acquisition. I otherwise would never think about ever starting off with a 6CH Collective Pitched heli. At first, I couldn't get her to do anything, much less hover. It wasn't till after reading the manuals & forums that I realized the tail rotors were spinning in the wrong direction. So I decided to completely take the heli apart (except for the rotor head assembly) and after a few tweaks (such as straightening out the 'warped' airframe) I was able to finally get her to hover! It was such a rush to see her in the air & actually responding to stick controls (instead of doing its own thing)! I still do all my nose-in & figure-8 practicing on the Big Lama, though.

My Wasp V3 is currently on the sidelines as I snapped off one of the ball-ends on the CNC swash plate. I was using 'normal' pliers to remove the ball-link off and then snap! I've since learned my lesson & ordered a ball-link plier.

Looking on the swashplate, the ball-ends appear to screw-on/off. Anyone know if I can just buy the ball-end pieces?
OK... I was able to answer my own question. A few weeks ago, I ordered a screw-set for the Wasp v4... it just arrived yesterday. I was expecting only screws... fortunately, it came with what I needed . I carefully drilled out the old part, but it's back together again.
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 10:03 PM
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...I snapped off one of the ball-ends on the CNC swash plate. I was using 'normal' pliers to remove the ball-link off and then snap! I've since learned my lesson & ordered a ball-link plier.

Looking on the swashplate, the ball-ends appear to screw-on/off. Anyone know if I can just buy the ball-end pieces?
Finding a ball-link plier for these small ball links has been difficult; most are made for 400 class or larger helicopters
Let us know what you find out and if the ones you ordered fit the tiny balls and links

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Old Mar 24, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Finding a ball-link plier for these small ball links has been difficult; most are made for 400 class or larger helicopters
Let us know what you find out and if the ones you ordered fit the tiny balls and links

Max
Ah... my inexperience, shows again...
I didn't realize there were different sizes. I figured a plier was a plier... crap!

It really sucks to not have a local hobby shop (ours closed last year due to this bad economy)... it's like a 2 hour round trip to get to one.
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