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Old Jan 10, 2015, 11:15 AM
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JR Tags mini ?

I bought Forza 450 complete combo with Tags mini included. Unit looks real good and looked it up on JR site. I had plans on selling it but think I'll keep it. i never know what will show up in RC world. I wonder if Devo 8s or Devo 10 flashed with Devation would work ? If nay I know they will fly Spectrum. Then could sell DX6i/ plus my T9X plus few buck get a JR TX that has DMSS.

Now to main question. I'll take a guess but think Tags mini is a pretty good unit ? I have not heard much about it and maybe some first hand input would be fine.
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Old Jan 12, 2015, 07:19 PM
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Tags Mini - optimised for the Forza?

With it being made by (or for) JR, I think you can be pretty confident it will be a good unit. When you buy the complete combo, you get 14mm cyclic servo arms and a 10mm tail servo arm. It's a reasonable assumption that the Tags Mini is designed to work with those on the Forza, and it results in the perfect linkage geometry. (an easy thing to check is that the elevator link is perfectly vertical)

I use Kbars on my helis, and when setting one up on my Forza, I noticed that it's not possible to get the Kbar into its optimum working range for collective and cyclic. Using the shortest cyclic servo arms that JR recommends, i.e. 12.5mm, my collective range is 76, giving -13 to +13 pitch, and the cyclic range is 63. For the Kbar, the collective range is supposed to be from 80 - 100, and cyclic from 80 - 110. Whereas the collective range is close enough, the cyclic is quite a bit off the bottom of the optimum range. Using 10mm arms would bring both values within the optimum range, just about, but would result in a ridiculous amount of servo travel, and also compromise the Forza linkage geometry. Using 14mm arms would result in values of 68 and 56, even further off the Kbar optimums.

Of course it may be that even when set up sub-optimally, the Kbar works better than the Tags Mini, but I would be surprised if that was the case.
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Old Jan 15, 2015, 11:55 AM
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2doggs do you have link to Kbar unit ? I have a older kit and think H/K has FBL upgrade that will work. I want to convert it to FBL and will need a FBL unit. I know H/K has their own unit but you seem happy with K-bar.
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Banggood

Banggood $29 with free shipping for the yellow one.
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Thank you for link.
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Old Feb 11, 2015, 02:03 PM
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I have a XG6 JR TX coming and see how it goes. this would make my Forza 100% JR. Kit/ motor esc/ servos and Mini Tags FBL RX. When i get TX then have whole package. Look foward to build.
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As do we all!

I'm really loving my 3s Forza with the 14t pinion and RJX353 blades running HS2900 governed! So smooth!
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my buddie flys Gaui X-3/ Mikado logo 480 streched to 500+/ Synergy 5e. Point his batteries are all Pulse. cool green colored batteries. even his Align 250 DFC pro. I have some new Gens Ace 30c 2600 ma. batteries. Heli-direct has sales all the time and migth get a few good batteries.
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My XG6 TX is in hand now. Have it set for Heli but needs some progeaming. Pretty simple TX/ no frill but insides are what makes it... I hope ? No looks fine.
Only one stunt mode like DX6i. I have a few things before the forza build and no rush.
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