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Old Aug 24, 2012, 12:00 PM
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parts list

the motors http://www.wowhobbies.com/turboace92...ama3lama4.aspx
the motor flange is drilled and taped for cx and lama you can find cheaper but you will need to drill and tap your self http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_2900kv.html
the converters
http://www.wowhobbies.com/thestevebl...erter-1-1.aspx
the esc
http://www.wowhobbies.com/fg-blesc-1...aesc-2-4s.aspx
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Nice work sonnier00. Not only does it look awesome, but I get it performs great. I am a little jealous of all the white xtreme stuff. I hope when I have some money to blow I can pick up all the xtreme stuff in white and then add the airbrushed white with black window canopy from boomtown and use black foldable blades. I think that would look really clean and sharp.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 12:34 PM
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the motors http://www.wowhobbies.com/turboace92...ama3lama4.aspx
the motor flange is drilled and taped for cx and lama you can find cheaper but you will need to drill and tap your self http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_2900kv.html
the converters
http://www.wowhobbies.com/thestevebl...erter-1-1.aspx
the esc
http://www.wowhobbies.com/fg-blesc-1...aesc-2-4s.aspx
These are all dead links

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Old Aug 24, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Looks great. What did you have to do to get it flying?
What was wrong was the outer shaft gear (top) was rubbing the main frame (bottom). I used 2 thrust washers at the bottom outer bearing and reset the pinons to the gears and all fell into place. I'm using http://flyrcrivesud.com/bladecx2.htm shafts now the extra long shafts is great not more falling from the sky be cause of blade strikes

I did have to replace the converter it was damage in a collation with a fence. I did not like the way they had the esc and converters was stacked in the shrink rap so I used a piece of credit card and double face tape to mount them so they would not be in such a bind.

She flying great now. I have been using 3c battery's but the motor seems to run hot, not sure how hot I can hold my finger on them so maybe their OK I'm going to run 2c the next time the wind dies down and see what happens
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 12:47 PM
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try these links

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These are all dead links

Mike.
ops don't know what happen I'll try again

http://www.wowhobbies.com/brushless-...ama-v4-v3.aspx

http://www.wowhobbies.com/turboace92...ama3lama4.aspx

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_2900kv.html
the hobbyking will need to dilled and taped

http://www.wowhobbies.com/thestevebl...erter-1-1.aspx

http://www.wowhobbies.com/fg-blesc-1...sc-2-4s-1.aspx
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 12:55 PM
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did the new links work
they worked for me
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Yep all working now.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Saw a video on youtube. Someone was making blade grips out of the stock blades. Just wanted to know if anyone here as tried them.

CX2 (CHEAP) UPGRADE (3 min 35 sec)
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Thanks. Much better. Sounds too rich for me. Don't you have to double up on some of those parts other than the motor? Good luck with the build. Keep us up to date

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Old Aug 25, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Saw a video on youtube. Someone was making blade grips out of the stock blades. Just wanted to know if anyone here as tried them.
I tried them and they have to be just about perfect to work well. The hole you drill has to be perfectly centered. For the $10+ each piece, I went to the Xtreme composite grips.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:27 PM
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I tried them and they have to be just about perfect to work well. The hole you drill has to be perfectly centered. For the $10+ each piece, I went to the Xtreme composite grips.
thats the ones i'm using on my cx and have had no problems
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Hi,where can I get a complete set of screws and hex screws for a cx2.got extra parts to build another one but no screws.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Hi,where can I get a complete set of screws and hex screws for a cx2.got extra parts to build another one but no screws.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/E-Flite-EFLH...item3f1adab2bc
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Actually if a guy was to make his own swivelling grips it is much better if you either go with the actual lama system, or make your own out of Rcrvds thicker grips by drilling them and tapping them with the correct size balls. However, by the time you get done with either your costs are stacking up to the point where you might as well have bought the xtremes. Plus, on the lama conversion you need the new hub, swash, grips and links. And they still cone unless you pick up the (dunno why they call it this) blade stiffeners? From E2, as they are actually little plastic plates that stiffen up the grips themselves. And on the modding of the grips, if you have the mechanical aptitude and mic set, go for it. Even with all this mine were still slightly off where the balls were seated due to core shift in the plastic. Plus, no one here will buy anything from Rcrvd as he is permanently banned from RC groups. A few of us actually did a parts comparison from him early on, and all his stuff was way out of spec. Or sloppy. Especially the inner shaft, you need a 2mm and his mic'd out at .077. so lots of guys complained the inner shaft wobbled around in the bearings. Turns out his blades are identical to the china blacks in performance also. You can get 10 sets of them for something like $5 shipped. I don't want to get too detailed here. But in the end the only thing worth buying from him were his grips, but now the Xtremes are only a few $$ more and ten times better.

Yeah, the made at home swivelling grip mod using stockers has been out for almost 3 years now. Again though, there are problems with the stock blades. One, you have to have a matched pair on the lower set, or your heli will fly with a life of its own. And I have gone through 15 or 20 sets to get one pair that was identical. It is just alot easier to buy the $2.50 xtremes.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Yes, we sort of let the RC rivisud part of it slip by and I was going to comment on that today. Run, do not walk, away from them.
Well, boys, for most of us, the season will be over before you know it. I'll be putting the plane and bigger heli's away and reverting to the MCX-2. Have you guys gotten into any new indoor stuff lately? There are palm size quads out.
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