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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:50 PM
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I put some mini pets and u816 prop for a quick spin. And they don't seem much better than the stock set as far as preppiness. But that's just my initial observation.

Still getting used to the X4 and it's TX. Too used to the fine control of the T9x.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:58 PM
Hubsan X4 - H36 - V911
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Still loving my X4. Still the best out there. I have enough spares and having fun everyday!!
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:01 PM
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thanks so much for all the info. im placing an order today. 2 more questions (sorry im new to club and still learning the ropes so to speak) can the 202 props be balanced with tape or are they to small? is there a battery from your store you recommend for the x4? thanks again for all your help.
Hey MHM, just about any prop can be balanced with tape. I think prop balancing is more viable on larger quads such as the mini's like the MQX, V9(2,4,5)9 where the props last a little longer. The V202 props are very abrasive resistant and tough, so it may be worth the effort where you can make a set last awhile. Other fragile props such as the X4 and MP are pretty well-balanced compared to others, but once they've been abused, you're really better off replacing them.

All of the batteries will work with the X4, but the Turnigys (out of stock) require some foam strips or other suitable material wrapped around the battery or inserted into the battery tray to take up slack. I personally just stick them in there stock and reseat the battery on a crash or hard landing.

The 25C V202 batteries are probably the best stock-fitting ones we carry for power and punch, while the 300 mAh are more for casual flying.

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I've tried various props on the x4, including the 202's and the mini pet's, they all work, but my personal favorite is still the stock set, which seemed the most peppy. Unfortunately stock props are extremely fragile, especially the tips, and you have to constantly bend them back to shape after crashes.
I think the stock props are the most aerodynamic and balanced. The tips are very rounded and even the prop cone is aerodynamic. I think that the MP props provide more thrust, but since the tips are square, are louder and add to the vibration problem.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 06:06 PM
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just got 2 extra batts for my x4 from banggood.... holly crap these r hard to fit in ! much thicker than the 1 that came with it !!!

also put the orange and black banggood props on and it sure quieted it down and fly's better in my opinion
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 07:30 PM
Hubsan X4 - H36 - V911
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All original Hubsan X4 are stil the best fit and performance for it. No need to use other micros part since Hubsan X4 parts are now cheap and easy to get almost anywhere
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:02 PM
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The trick to placing and removing batteries is to pry ''gently'' the lower lip of the opening so that the rectangular ''teeth'' are off the battery either partially or completely. If you don't even the smaller sizes can be problematic.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:37 PM
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The trick to placing and removing batteries is to pry ''gently'' the lower lip of the opening so that the rectangular ''teeth'' are off the battery either partially or completely. If you don't even the smaller sizes can be problematic.
! yah just kinda figured that out ! Thanks ! never really noticed those teeth !
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Did you Gents know those teeth are there to hold the lipo connector and keep the wires neat? http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=492
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! yah just kinda figured that out ! Thanks ! never really noticed those teeth !
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:11 PM
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mine and my sons micro flying fleet !

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Old Feb 02, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Romeo - thank you for the AMAZING customer service (got my X4 today)

question, for anyone...the Turnigy Nano Tech are long and kind of pinch the power leads coming out of the main board against the upper body, are you guys just mounting these on the bottom with velcro or something as to not wear down the lead wires?
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Bind problem?

My Hubsan x4 has been flying really well; but after a rather spectacular crash (did a few cartwheels across soft grass - nothing physically broken) it will now no longer bind. If I turn the TX on and then the Hubsan, the TX beeps but the leds on the quad just keep flashing fast.

Anyone come across this before?
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 07:19 AM
Ain't crashing often anymore
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My Hubsan x4 has been flying really well; but after a rather spectacular crash (did a few cartwheels across soft grass - nothing physically broken) it will now no longer bind. If I turn the TX on and then the Hubsan, the TX beeps but the leds on the quad just keep flashing fast.

Anyone come across this before?
Possibly the 16MHz crystal got loose.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:57 PM
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hmm, I'm not sure I can do this at the moment as I don't have a proper voltmeter, I just have one of these quick meters.

the Full River 30mAh batteries I got have a discharge rate of 20C. it hadn't occurred to me at the time, but I'm wondering if that's the issue and 10C would have been a better choice. still, I would've expected video recording to last more than 45 seconds.

there are some Full River 50mAh 10C batteries available, maybe I'll try those...
I've got some 30 and 50mAh Fullriver cells knocking about, I'll try them with my 808 next time I get chance.

I was just looking at thread on another forum and HazardPro is using a 300mAh flight cell and a 50mAh cell for camera AND Video Tx, 9 mins of flying around the house from your sofa and big screen TV

http://www.fpvhub.com/index.php/topi...2be71f6ef5#new
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 05:10 PM
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what do you guys think of these motor savers?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hubsan-X4-...item43b870201a

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Old Feb 03, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Locks big and heavy, think birds weight will increase 10%.
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