HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:43 AM
Registered User
United States, VA, Hampton
Joined Jan 2013
66 Posts
Discussion
Mini CP redesigned reciever??

Recently purchased my first CP (Walkera Mini CP) and looking through the reference threads on here noticed a few diferences. First i have no coil on the lower left side of the Rx just a very low profile chip of some sort. Second I have 2 pots on my Rx. Is this new news? I did some searching and found nothing.
Name: IMG_1500.jpg
Views: 146
Size: 83.1 KB
Description:
Name: IMG_1501.jpg
Views: 105
Size: 141.2 KB
Description:
birwin353 is offline Find More Posts by birwin353
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:44 PM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2012
342 Posts
Hi,
you are right, the newer minis have a redesigned rx. But cannot tell you what the second pot is good for
addifromgermany is offline Find More Posts by addifromgermany
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:16 PM
Registered User
Austria
Joined Sep 2008
217 Posts
What flight times do you get?
helicopter_new is offline Find More Posts by helicopter_new
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:03 PM
FPV Noob KD0VMK
United States, MO, Platte City
Joined Jun 2012
311 Posts
Mine has no coil, but only 1 pot. So apparently there are now 3 versions of the mini cp board?

Is it a 6 axis gyro? My mini CP is 3 axis, perhaps the new ones are 6 axis and has a second pot for...something?

For flight times, mine vary a lot. If I'm just hovering, it will easily get 3-4 minutes. If I'm doing lots of inverted/3d stuff, power takes a dive around 1.5 minutes. It's pretty terrible. I'll be hovering inverted and realize I don't have any power to get out of it. Nothing to do but hit the throttle hold and hope!
Chubbs is offline Find More Posts by Chubbs
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:01 PM
Registered User
United States, VA, Hampton
Joined Jan 2013
66 Posts
I get about 2 min of usable battery life so no improvement there. Im buying a super CP to see how that is, I hear the batt life is better.
birwin353 is offline Find More Posts by birwin353
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:04 PM
FPV Noob KD0VMK
United States, MO, Platte City
Joined Jun 2012
311 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by birwin353 View Post
I get about 2 min of usable battery life so no improvement there. Im buying a super CP to see how that is, I hear the batt life is better.
I've heard the same. The Super CP has the same (smaller) motor used on the Genius CP, so that might help with battery life.

I've never flown the Genius, but the Mini CP has more power than it needs in my opinion, so I think I would trade a little power for a longer flight. I guess it depends on how you fly it though.
Chubbs is offline Find More Posts by Chubbs
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:32 PM
Registered User
Austria
Joined Sep 2008
217 Posts
Buy a Genius/Super motor for your Mini and flight time will go up to 4 minutes.
helicopter_new is offline Find More Posts by helicopter_new
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:41 PM
San Mateo, CA
HPCR's Avatar
United States, CA, Foster City
Joined Dec 2012
896 Posts
So what about using the 350 mAh battery . Has anybody tried that to extend the flying time??
HPCR is offline Find More Posts by HPCR
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:53 AM
Registered User
Joined May 2012
89 Posts
New Rx

Quote:
Originally Posted by birwin353 View Post
Recently purchased my first CP (Walkera Mini CP) and looking through the reference threads on here noticed a few diferences. First i have no coil on the lower left side of the Rx just a very low profile chip of some sort. Second I have 2 pots on my Rx. Is this new news? I did some searching and found nothing.
Attachment 5491333
Attachment 5491334
Where did you purchase this Mini from and does it perform well? Can you buy this Rx from there parts list? thanks
Len
lent57 is offline Find More Posts by lent57
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:32 AM
Hong Kong
Joined Jan 2010
6,005 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by HPCR View Post
So what about using the 350 mAh battery . Has anybody tried that to extend the flying time??
I use the 350mAH battery and the flying can be extended to over 4 mins on idle up with a 100% flat throttle curve.
zadaw is offline Find More Posts by zadaw
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:35 AM
Registered User
Ontario, Canada
Joined Sep 2009
449 Posts
Brushless C05M 11500Kv here, 7T pinion, stock main gear and flight times are 4-6 minutes on a 350mAh battery, depending on my mood. 350 flights already on this setup with no problems.

Using too much collective pitch can shorten flight times considerably. Same if using too big of a pinion.
3Dmuse is offline Find More Posts by 3Dmuse
Last edited by 3Dmuse; Feb 03, 2013 at 10:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:47 PM
San Mateo, CA
HPCR's Avatar
United States, CA, Foster City
Joined Dec 2012
896 Posts
I placed an order for some LIPOS's today. They are claiming to have a 400 mAh unit 25C. Worth a try I think. Frankly the 240 mAh unit is inadequate to say the least.. Here is where I found them ( eBay) seller besthobbysite HongKong
HPCR is offline Find More Posts by HPCR
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:13 PM
Registered User
Joined Apr 2009
188 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by birwin353 View Post
First i have no coil on the lower left side of the Rx just a very low profile chip of some sort.
This is the coil...

I also have got a RX with two pots on my new MiniCP.
OiOi is offline Find More Posts by OiOi
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:53 PM
Registered User
Joined May 2012
89 Posts
Rx redesign

Quote:
Originally Posted by OiOi View Post
This is the coil...

I also have got a RX with two pots on my new MiniCP.
Hi Oioi, Where did you buy your Mini? and can you buy a replacement Rx of the same design. thanks
Len
lent57 is offline Find More Posts by lent57
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:14 PM
Registered User
Joined Apr 2009
188 Posts
I bought this MiniCP from RC711. But I have no idea what the additional pot is for???
OiOi is offline Find More Posts by OiOi
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sold sold cchriste Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 2 Jan 28, 2013 01:40 PM
Discussion Servo mod tension mini cp and genius cp. davidkbr6 Micro Helis 2 Jan 23, 2013 06:34 AM
Sold 900 mhz 4 channel mini A/V reciever Wing&aPrayer FPV Equipment (FS/W) 0 Jan 18, 2013 03:14 AM
Sold 900 mhz 4 channel mini A/V reciever Wing&aPrayer Aircraft - General - Radio Equipment (FS/W) 0 Jan 17, 2013 10:07 PM
Discussion Blade EPP 800mm 3D foamie mini review and tail redesign jblackmore 3D Foamies 0 Jan 06, 2013 03:36 AM