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Old Jun 20, 2011, 06:50 AM
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For the records: HobbyKing MX2 came with 70A ESC..
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 06:25 AM
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Now on Sale in US..

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Old Jun 21, 2011, 07:30 AM
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can someone provide a more detailed image of the tail gear and linkage? the image in the manual is too small for my eyes & my kit didn't arrive with any springs.

thank you,
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 09:42 AM
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I just pulled the trigger on this one. For $158 shipped, how bad can it be?
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 12:01 PM
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can someone provide a more detailed image of the tail gear and linkage? the image in the manual is too small for my eyes & my kit didn't arrive with any springs.

thank you,
Brian
I will try tonight..

There's no springs but wires, and in my case, i had to bend it..
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 12:06 PM
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wow $158 shipped it could just be an empty airframe for all I care. I was waiting for it to hit usa warehouse im ordering now.
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 12:10 PM
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what size lipo are you going to use. One color says 3300mah the other 2200mah
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 12:27 PM
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what size lipo are you going to use. One color says 3300mah the other 2200mah
I've got a couple of 2650 mah 40C's that I'm using in my E-flite Carbon-Z, so I'll start with those. I also have a 3000mah 40C that I may try also.


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Old Jun 21, 2011, 02:04 PM
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I will try tonight..

There's no springs but wires, and in my case, i had to bend it..
That would be great!! I have some pre-bent 'Z' wires that are 3-4mm too long & I can't figure how to attach the control horns to the rudder.

Thank you for posting a picture if you're going to have time tonight. It will probably solve all of my issues & confusion.

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Old Jun 21, 2011, 03:23 PM
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can someone provide a more detailed image of the tail gear and linkage? the image in the manual is too small for my eyes & my kit didn't arrive with any springs.

thank you,
Brian
OK, but mine have springs...



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Old Jun 21, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Quick tip...when I lost my springs in my first crash, I replaced them with springs from a cheap ball point pen. They work great!
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 03:52 PM
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I'm looking for a pointer on battery size etc.

I am currently using Turnigy 2200mAh 40C Lipos, that fit nicely into the front compartment. However, every higher capacity battery I have looked at is longer....too long to mange to get the angle to slide it into the compartment. So, you guys who are using the higher capacity batteries....what batteries are they and how do you fit them in?

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The reason I am looking for higher capacity batteries, is that I have put in a Hacker 30 motor and a 14 x 7 APC electric prop. This pulled 55amps at WOT when held on the ground, so the stock 45amp ESC has been replaced with a Turnigy Plush 60amp (peaks at 80amp). The performance is great...hover at between 1/2 and 3/4 stick and bags of power to pull out. I did need to put some upthrust by adding washers to the motor mount, but that allowed me to take some (a lot of) trim off the elevator and she behaves much nicer on landings now!

But...with that draw on a 2200mAh battery, flight times are woefully short...hence why I would like to know where to put a larger battery!

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 07:11 PM
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My lipos are Nano-tech 3300 4S :







Tools used to widen the lipo's place. It is necessary to remove approximately 1 mm on each side, on the length of the compartment, it is necessary to get the access from both sides, so you'll have to remove the motor and it's mounting plate. I have glued the ESC on the top of the compartment, and I have widened it in a way that the battery goes in by rubbing, thus it remains in position without fixation and without risk of moving in flight. Fast and easy.

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Old Jun 21, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for that.

My issue wasn't the width or height of the compartment, but the length of the battery. With it being longer, I couldn't get the right angle to slide the battery in....
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