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Blade Nano Guide thread - First Page = Table of Contents - Work in Progress

Blade Nano Guide thread

Table of Contents: (click on blue Link to access info)

Stock Specifications
How to Inspect/Repair Procedures
Important How to Assemble Tips
Popular Mods
Difficult to find Parts, Tools, Materials, and Adhesives
"Best of" Nano Flight Videos

NOTE: Please feel free to contribute Newbie friendly "Linkable" posts.

I'll update and make the Links linkable as the "Work in Progress" thread matures.
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Stock Specifications:

Canopy
Weight: 1.68 g

Landing Skid
Weight: 0.65 g

LiPo Battery
Weight: 4.21 g
mAh: 150
C Discharge Rating: 25
Width: 11.54 mm
Height: 5.98 mm
Depth: 30.38 mm (from back of plastic Battery Holder Stop to end of LiPo)

Main Frame
Weight: 2.07 g

Main Gear
Teeth Count: 70
Mod: 0.3


Main Motor
Weight: 4.3 g
Outside Diameter: 8 mm
KV:
Internal Resistance:
Stall Current:
Shaft Diameter:
Pinion Teeth Count : 7
Pinion Mod = 0.3
Pinion Diameter: 2.1 mm

Main Rotor Blade
Weight of a "Performance" Blade:
Weight of a "Bullet" Blade:
Length (Root (Center of Screw Hole) to Tip):
Chord Width:
Screw Hole Diameter: 1.5 mm

Main Rotor Hub
Weight:

Main Shaft with Collar
Weight: 0.27 g
Diameter: 1.97 mm
Length: 52.00 mm
Length of Main Gear D-Key: 5.33 mm
Main Gear D-Key thickness: 1.49 mm (0.48 mm Depth removed)
Length of Main Rotor Hub 2D-Key: 3.90 mm
Main Rotor Hub 2D-Key thickness: 1.17 mm (0.40 mm Depth removed from each side)

Pinion
Teeth Count: 7
Mod: 0.3

Swashplate
Weight: 0.54 g
Servo Link Ball Diameter: 1.45-1.50 mm
Blade Grip Link Ball Diameter: 1.45-1.50 mm

Tail Boom
Weight: 0.39 g
Length: 107 mm
Outside Diameter: ~ 2.0 mm (measured 1.93 mm)
Main Frame D-Key Length: 5.0 mm
Main Frame D-Key Thickness: 1.68 mm (0.25 mm Depth removed)
Tail Holder D-Key Length: 5.0 mm
Tail Holder D-Key Thickness: 1.68 mm (0.25 mm Depth removed)

Tail Fin
Weight: 0.26 g

Tail Motor
Weight:
Diameter: 6 mm
Body Length: 15 mm
Shaft Diameter: 0.8 mm
KV:
Internal Resistance:
Stall Current:

Tail Motor Holder
Weight:

Tail Rotor
Weight:
Length Root to Tip:
Chord Width:
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How to Inspect/Repair Procedures:
How to Inspect & Bend Main Rotor Blades
How to Inspect & Balance Main Rotor Blades
How to Inspect & Level SwashPlate
How to Inspect & Adjust Zero degrees Main Rotor Blade Pitch
How to Inspect & Balance AUW CoG along Main Shaft
How to Inspect & Re-Bend Feathering Spindle straightness
How to Inspect, Tighten Feathering Spindle Nut & Adjust Blade Grip free play
How to Inspect & Clean Servo Resistive Pad & Wiper
How to Remove Linear Servo's Long Threaded Rod
How to Inspect & Bend Tail Rotor Blade Balance & Pitch

Receiver Repair Info
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 03:03 AM
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Important How to Assemble & Disassemble Tips:

How to Torque Main Rotor Blade Mounting Bolts
How to Assemble, Torque, & "Lock" Feathering Spindle and Nut
How to Remove, Install, & Lock Main Gear
How to Remove and Install Main Shaft
How to Remove and Install Rotor Hub
How to Install "Polarized" Swashplate-to-Blade Grip Links
How to Install Polarized Servo to Swashplate Links
How to Install & Properly Position Tail Boom


Why are the Bullet Main Rotor Blades different from the "Performance" Main Rotor Blades?
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Popular Mods:


Blade Grips
Canopy
Landing Skid
LiPo Battery
Main Frame
Main Frame Canopy Posts
Drill & Pin Broken Canopy Post
Halfway Broken Canopy Post with HeatShrink
Main Gear Retainer
Main Motor, Brushed
Main Motor, Brushless Conversion(s)
Main Rotor Blades
Servos
SwashPlate
Tail Boom

Night Blades

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Old Jun 10, 2013, 03:04 AM
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Difficult to find Parts, Tools, Materials, and Adhesives:

Connectors

RX FET's

Wire, High Strand Count

JIS Cross-Head "+" Screw Driver

Adhesives

Carbon Fiber Suppliers

Kapton (Polyimide) Tape

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"Best of" Nano Flight Videos:

Stock Configuration

Brushless Configuration
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Carbon Fiber Suppliers

DPP
Reported by some to be stronger than conventional CF. Material Properties are specified on the last page of their Data Sheet: http://www.dpp-pultrusion.com/wp-con...e-grootte1.pdf
RCFoam
Be aware that their minimum shipping charge within the US will be about $7 regardless of how many, or size of small diameter CF Tubes/Rod ordered; therefore it is most cost effective to order all your CF supplies from them in one order/shipment instead of multiple orders/shipments. Their shipments through USPS normally arrive about 2 days after placing order.
MidWest Products
Commonly available at many US LHS. Their Round Rods and Tubes aren't very round and wouldn't recommend for use as Main Shaft.
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Best of Stock Configuration Flight Videos

Pilot = James Haley (Horizon Hobby Sales Video)

Nano CP X RTF & BNF by Blade (3 min 45 sec)


Hamish Scott

Blade Nano CPX with Hamish Scott Flying (6 min 49 sec)
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Best of Brushless Flight Videos

Bert Kammerer (Testing Astroid Mild Kit)

Bert Kammerer flying brushless Nano "Mild" (2 min 30 sec)


Kyle Dahl (testing Astroid Mild Kit)

Kyle Dahl flying brushless Nano "Mild" (3 min 18 sec)


Darrin Reed (testing Astroid Mild Kit)

Darrin Reed flying brushless Nano "Mild" (2 min 7 sec)


Bert Kammerer (testing Astroid Wild Kit)

Bert Kammerer flying brushless Nano "Wild" (3 min 42 sec)


Kyle Dahl (testing Astroid Wild Kit)

Kyle Dahl flying brushless Nano "Wild" (3 min 32 sec)
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Bert K (Astroid Mild & Wild Test Pilot)

(video to be posted later)

? ? (Astroid Mild & Wild Test Pilot)

(video to be posted later)
Ever check Astroid site OUT OF STOCK !! Everything I wanted was out of stock. Way to go .
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Didn't you read the post I left yesterday in the original Nano thread?

Edit: See post #14 of this thread
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1719536 ..... ????

Am I missing something ?
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Main Motor Brushless Conversion Mod Parts:
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Your answer was posted in the original Nano thread about a month ago:


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Guys, I have a feeling this thread is going to be just like most of the other threads: most of the valuable information is/will be buried deep inside a lengthy thread, and the only convenient way to help newbies will be to repeatedly re-type the same info over, and over, and over ...

I'm thinking of starting a new thread, which will have a table of contents something like:

Stock specifications
How to Inspect/repair
Important How to Assemble Tips
Popular Mods
Difficult to find Parts/Tools
"Best of" Nano Flight Videos

Each item in the Table of Contents will be "clickable", which will take the user to the "associated" thread page.

Likewise each "associated" thread page will consist of its own "sub-Table of Contents", which will also be clickable, and take the user to the specific page with the specific info.

I'll start the thread and will try to maintain and update the "Table of Contents" and "associated" pages as the thread grows.

I'd like to start off by asking for a good new Nano thread title?

How about:

Blade Nano Help Thread

?
And a few people basically replied to "go with it".

Then recently a few people asked questions in that thread that were already answered earlier in lengthy detailed posts already, so I decided instead of searching and hunting for the best already posted answer(s), that it might be easier just to repost and catalog the best answers with clickable Links that can be found in the beginning of this thread.

I suspect this thread will help take the load off the Newbies, and also take some of the repetitive "load" off the veterans.

I'm just trying to give eveyone an easier ride, and help take their load off

That reminds me of an off topic 1969 movie called Easy Rider and a song called The Weight (take the load off):
Weight - Easy Rider Clip (1969) HD 720p (2 min 34 sec)
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