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Old Jun 29, 2015, 04:29 AM
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FXD FLAME STRIKE 27mhz to 2.4ghz

Is it possible to convert my 27mhz fxd to 2.4ghz?
-dont mind spending bit of money as i got tge bird for free
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 04:30 AM
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 06:34 PM
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To convert to 2.4 Ghz you would need a new control board and they don't make them for this model.
If your an electronic genius It may be possible but would take a lot of effort and custom board design.
These look pretty cool but sadly best left shitting on a shelf these days.
They are too heavy for the cheap brushless motors they come with.
The motors get stressed to the breaking point quickly and pretty soon your big Heli won't lift off the ground anymore.
If they would build these with brushless motors they would likely last a lot longer.
Thing is Coax Copters are viewed as cheap toys and none of the manufactures take them very serious.
They are available in the $600 price range from http://www.tech-sov.com/
I wish more companies would as it would lower the cost and I really enjoyed my big FXD and would be willing to pay for a quality model with upgraded brushless motors and a ECS that could handle them.
A coax however can become very unstable on hard fast turns and come crashing to the ground quickly so I would not invest a lot of money in one unless the design was proven to be stable in quick turns.
I looked into doing this myself but I would need a special flight controller board and ECS designed to drive the brushless motors and they are just not available. The focus is on single rotor and multirotors in todays marketplace.
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 10:13 PM
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In other words, you paid what it was worth. The number one lesson you need to learn is if it has a stamped aluminum frame, it's very cheaply made.
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 09:41 AM
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I seen a guy talking about..
3 x brushed esc
1x mixer
1xgyro
1x rx

Would this simply not work?
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 10:53 AM
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By the time you install all those items the thing might not even get off the ground due to the weight.
If it will lift off it probably would not be very responsive to control inputs.

Instead of investing the time and money to resurrect that thing, I believe you would be further ahead to buy a bind and fly, or ready to fly heli.

My 2 cents.
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Old Jul 01, 2015, 07:32 PM
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I seen a guy talking about..
3 x brushed esc
1x mixer
1xgyro
1x rx

Would this simply not work?
ryang22,
A chap named Drambuidhe and my self changed a 27mhz Syma SO33G to 2.4Ghz using a Receiver/Power board out of a 2.4Ghz Double Horse 9118.Since I already had two DH 9118's all I needed to buy was a Receiver/Power board, as I already had the Transmitter. It required a bit of rewiring, but after some trial and error we made it work. The 2.4 Ghz set-up was down on power about 10% from the SO33G Syma, but it still flew ok. It was a bit slower then the Syma So33G was to respond to a power input. The main difference was that we eliminated the signal loss that we were having with Syma SO33G, which made the 10% power loss worth it.

By the time you bought the parts that you needed, you might be money ahead to just buy one ready to fly.

Here's a link to the Video of me flying the SO33G with the DH9118 2.4Ghz radio gear.

J

Syma s033G With DH9118 PCB (6 min 10 sec)
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Old Jul 28, 2015, 04:13 PM
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A chap named Drambuidhe and my self changed a 27mhz Syma SO33G to 2.4Ghz using a Receiver/Power board out of a 2.4Ghz Double Horse 9118.Since I already had two DH 9118's all I needed to buy was a Receiver/Power board, as I already had the Transmitter. It required a bit of rewiring, but after some trial and error we made it work. The 2.4 Ghz set-up was down on power about 10% from the SO33G Syma, but it still flew ok. It was a bit slower then the Syma So33G was to respond to a power input. The main difference was that we eliminated the signal loss that we were having with Syma SO33G, which made the 10% power loss worth it.

By the time you bought the parts that you needed, you might be money ahead to just buy one ready to fly.

Here's a link to the Video of me flying the SO33G with the DH9118 2.4Ghz radio gear.

J

https://youtu.be/y1CX1DNYfcY
Hey thanks for your response and was great to see your model flying ☺

I had a couple of boards from various models and have had some joy☺ although i havnt been able to take it outside to 100% test it yet
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