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Old Mar 19, 2012, 09:34 AM
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.... I personally prefer flying in 5 km/h (3 mph) or less (on my anemometer)....
Me too, especially when I did not have that much open space. I had to avoid landing on top of cars, trees and over the fence....

I am still waiting for my spare flybars to see if we can exchange stability for wind handling.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 09:47 AM
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I use Eveready super heavy duty, after 2 weeks I'm down to one bar left on the LCD display...
There's your answer.

" Heavy duty " and " super heavy duty " normally indicate that they are Zinc Carbon cells.
Zinc Carbon is old, inferior, and cheap chemistry now.
Buy some Alkalines (Duracell, Energiser, et al..) or Rechargeables for significant improvements.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 10:20 AM
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It's called drag coefficient. Take two pieces of metal, both weighing exactly the same, one shaped like a bowl or parachute, and another shaped like a spear, and both dropped into an airstream.....say at 19mph, do you really think they're both going to be blown at the same speed?
Blown at the same speed: Yes, absolutely.

If you fly into a 20 MPH wind, you better be able to fly at 20 MPH in no wind or you'll be going backwards.

The spear has less drag, so it's more likely to be able to fly 20MPH.
If the bowl could fly at 20MPH, it could certainly fly into a 20MPH wind.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 10:23 AM
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The Turnigy 160 mAh battery for my SP 270 weighs a whopping 4.8 grams! (Flight time not improved, but at $1.17 each, who cares!)
Anyone have a contact for Turnigy who could encourage them to make a battery with compatible connector?
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Anyone have a contact for Turnigy who could encourage them to make a battery with compatible connector?
Want el cheapo batteries? Here ya go, 5 for $12.99, free shipping.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 11:37 AM
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going lower than low rate on cyclic

For those of you who want to tame the cyclic further than possible with stock 'low rate'. Try flipping both mixer arms. With both flipped, I find that even on 'high rate' mode on tx, the cyclic span is less than 'low rate' without the mixer arms flipped. Admittedly, this is taking away one of the features that make the v911 so much fun (fast and responsive cyclic), but for flying in small spaces and/or landing practice, this is an easy and reversible way to dial down the cyclic. Also, the heli with this configuration is quieter and has less vibration, similar to a 9958.

Be advised your mileage may vary, I did this on another heli some time ago, and had major TBE, but that could be due to the linkages not broken in.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 12:25 PM
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There's your answer.

Buy some Alkalines (Duracell, Energiser, et al..) or Rechargeables for significant improvements.
Haha, I guess there is a reason why they are double the price Thanks for the tip btw.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 12:28 PM
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I had read on one of these pages that quality and performance can vary based on the color you choose. Has anybody found this to be true recently with the new design changes?
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 12:30 PM
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There are no leaves on the trees here yet, if there were I don't think the landing gear would have been able to get hooked on the tree
Where I come from, leaves stay on 24-7-365
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Want el cheapo batteries? Here ya go, 5 for $12.99, free shipping.
These are only 120mAh. Not worth it for this heli, IMO.

Chris
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 01:47 PM
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These are only 120mAh. Not worth it for this heli, IMO.
How do you know they're the 120 mAh version? Even if they are, they're still a great value.
I ordered them, I'll let you guys know what I get.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 01:58 PM
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How do you know they're the 120 mAh version? Even if they are, they're still a great value.
I ordered them, I'll let you guys know what I get.
I did too. 120 mah is prominent in the main description on the page.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 02:01 PM
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How do you know they're the 120 mAh version?
This is the product description.

5 Battery 3.7V 120mAh Lipo Battery FOR WLTOYS 4CH RC V911 HELICOPTER V911-19 (11403)

How did you manage to NOT see that? Anyways... They will fly the heli but flight time and performance won't be anything to write home about, is my guess. There's only so much a 120mAh battery can lift.

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Old Mar 19, 2012, 02:18 PM
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This is the product description.

5 Battery 3.7V 120mAh Lipo Battery FOR WLTOYS 4CH RC V911 HELICOPTER V911-19 (11403)

How did you manage to NOT see that?
The dealer had a typo that I asked them to correct. It's in the V911 price/dealers/deals thread page 6, where 1 pc = 5 pcs. And like I said, even if they are 120 mAh, they're still a great value.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Haha, I guess there is a reason why they are double the price Thanks for the tip btw.
I buy cheap Aldi alkaline batteries, never duracell or something expensive as that, and they go on and on and on and on.
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