|Oct 17, 2013, 03:04 AM|
Joined Sep 2013
UJToys in Texas !!!
Same place i order from, ordered TWO boards, 2 balance bars, etc quite a large order quantity two of everything (about 85 $$),
Order got here and had One of some of the stuff with a invoice for everything I ordered AS SHIPPED!!!
and the one board they sent was bad
Ebay complaint and they completed the order and sent 2 boards one to fix the broke one and THEY were both bad.
One wont bind, one has some crappy soldering replacing the FET driver with a trace replaced and a resistor to the side of it blew the first time i powered it up right before my very eyes. I was looking straight at it when i plugged in the battery, TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE, and the third pcb doesn,t make volts out the volt regulator.
I PAID GOOD MONEY for parts listed as new, whats this crap!
During the conversation/argument with them I ordered another pcb in a different auction, all said and done they cancelled that order also and said
"They have exceeded there profit margin for this transaction"
and im no longer a allowed costumer of there products.......and threatend to "report ME to Ebay if i dont behave"........... what the He\\
good thing you confirmed my assumption there selling off all the broken, used crap!
AVOID THIS SCAM !!!
|Oct 17, 2013, 12:32 PM|
Hey guys, if you really enjoy flying, get rid of your toy helicopters
and buy some hobby grade stuff.
Helicopters are complex machines, and you will always have
issues here and there no matter what you fly.
But eliminating cheap parts, terrible soldering, poor design and
worthless support makes the hobby MUCH more fun.
I absolutely love my Blade helicopters, and so far the only thing I have
broken in a month between a mCPX and 300x is a pair of cheap blades.
If I do break anything else, I can go to the Hobby Town 30 minutes away,
where I have known most of the staff for 15+ years from my racing days.
The only other option is the conversions, where you take a good CP
helicopter and convert it to a fixed pitch by adding a self leveling head.
But these projects require a complete understanding of setups and
transmitter programming, along with the tools to modify the parts.
Here is my latest project, a Blade 300x fixed pitch conversion, if you have
not seen it already.
|Oct 18, 2013, 10:02 AM|
I'm not saying quit flying your 9116's.
I have 2 that Simz sent me that I have flown 30 times each, and are
still going strong. I installed new motors in them when I got them, and
also installed the E-1003 (FX059) head.
The tail motors are the version 2 FX059 tail motors, the smaller ones that are the
same size as the 9116 tail motors.
These have vent holes and run much cooler.
The version 1 FX059 tail motors were bigger and more powerful, but the
smaller ones seem to do pretty good too, because of the vents.
Like I said, 30 flights and still going strong.
As far as the PCB's go, I think you just have to buy enough until you
get a good one.
Check and double check your battery polarity. Look for bad joints and fix
them before you try to power them up.
I have (3) 9116's total, and all three have flown the last 30 flights with
absolutely zero problems.
Here is another link to the heads - $0.88 each in lots of 3.
Here is a link to the version 2 tail motors. $2.73 each in lots of 3
To use the tail motors you have to do some soldering, and the leads are
pretty small, but any pencil style iron should work if you are careful.
I don't have time to fly the 9116's anymore, but my son is having fun with them.
On the infrequent occasions I get the chance to fly, I have been firing up the brushless
conversions or the mCPX.
|Oct 20, 2013, 10:15 AM|
United States, IN, Indianapolis
Joined Jan 2013
|Oct 20, 2013, 11:52 AM|
|Oct 20, 2013, 02:44 PM|
When I was setting up my Skyfly FS-T6 I accidentally activated the display
"sweep" where it sweeps all channels, including the throttle.
(I'm an idiot for leaving the motor hooked up. I actually have a DPDT toggle installed to cut the
motor for tuning, I just forgot to flip it. )
The 300x took off spinning madly, hit the ceiling and then thankfully if flung the battery out.
It dropped to the ground on it's side, clipping my toolbox on the way down.
I inspected it for 30 minutes, and never did find any damage at all.
Once I got it set up, twice I was flying and lost control momentarily. The antenna
connection on my used RX was broken. It landed hard twice - again, no damage.
I'm beginning to think these things are invincible.
40+ flights with no belt adjustments, motor or servo issues, or ANY issues for that matter.
(Other than the faulty RX antenna, which is no fault of the 300x. It's not even made by Blade...
it's a Flysky RX)
You just put in a battery and go fly. No adjustments, no drama. Perfect flights every time.
|Oct 20, 2013, 03:35 PM|
I am building another HK250GT fixed pitch conversion, and am going
to document every step in my blog, if anyone is interested.
A special thanks to Simz for providing the donor HK250GT airframe, complete
with cyclic servos installed.
I got lots of work done on it today, and hope to have it flying by next week.
Here is a link to what I have so far:
The chargers that come with the 9116 and other Double Horse products are
complete garbage, and will ruin your batteries eventually from allowing them
to get too far out of balance.
Not everyone has $30 to $50 laying around for a decent charger, but behold,
I have found a solution for you that will not break the bank.
The Esky charger that came with my Honey Bee is a cheap little unit, and
actually smaller than the 9116 charger. The model number is EK2-0851.
Does it work? Will it ruin your packs?
I have been using it off and on when my B6 clone is tied up, and wanted to
find out how accurate it was, so I charged up 3 different packs and took
Measurements were taken with an extremely accurate Fluke 179 multimeter.
This is a $300 meter, and it does not lie.
Here are the results:
Pack 1) .2S. 650mAh. Cell 1: 4.209
.....................................Cell 2: 4.215
Pack 2) .2S. 650mAh. Cell 1: 4.217
.....................................Cell 2: 4.219
Pack 3) .2S 1600mAh. Cell 1: 4.205
......................................Cell 2: 4.198
With all 3 packs, the largest deviation between cells was 0.007 volts.
That is pretty good if you ask me.
While the ending voltage was a little on the high side, it's the balancing
that really counts.
If one cell dumps before the other during a flight, your pack will be permanently
damaged and will lose some capacity, never to return.
Since many Esky buyers already have chargers, you can usually find them
on eBay for next to nothing. No matter where you live, you should be able to
find a used one for under $10.
Resist the urge to buy a clone, if they are available. You rarely get the same
quality or accuracy. The buttons fell off of my B6 clone.
Enjoy, and happy flying !!
|Dec 05, 2013, 08:55 AM|
United States, IN, Indianapolis
Joined Jan 2013
What a difference!! Sent my transmitters to Steve and he reworked one to get it going. What trash! It took 3 to get one good TX. Now I know it wasn't me...it was the TX's that had the helicopters falling from the sky. Thanks Steve!!!!!!
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