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Old Mar 07, 2014, 05:59 AM
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Wow, it sounds like this new Dx6 is the obvious upgrade. I can't see any reason why I would choose a Dx7 or 8 over this.
What are the new DX6 gimbals like ? The DX7s and up have noticeably better ones the the DX6i.

The first good radio I bought was a DX7s and after I found the DX8 had a number of little upgrades like back light and 3 position switches I always regretted not sending a little more.

Now I have a DX9 and am totally happy. I only use upto 6 channels so far and don't plan to need more. It is much more versatile than the DX8 and probably the new DX6.

Just my perspective...
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 10:45 AM
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does anyone have a cg machine? I put mine on it tonite and found no matter where I put the battery I am WAY nose heavy. Anyone else?
No one?
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 10:56 AM
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I run the batt as far back as it will go. Up against the foam former. Trouble is. it blocks off the hole where the air goes through for cooling. I took my knife and widened it out on both sides to let the air through.

Gord.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 11:07 AM
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No one?
My CG is perfect with the battery all the way back and that is with the larger Yak landing gear.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 11:27 AM
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I got two new APC 13x6.5 props for the VA. Ready to go for tomorrow's 45 degree weather!
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 11:40 AM
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Has anyone found a source of bearings for the Size 10 motor in the VisionAire?
Mine sounds like a gear drive and I've replaced the motor once and its bad again.
5x14x5 with flange
5x11x5 no flange
Eflight doesn't list them as a part.
Mine sounds like a dadgummed cement mixer, but I keep on flying it anyway....

Be interesting to see if someone can help with replacement bearings, I'll be looking in to see...

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Old Mar 07, 2014, 11:57 AM
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So I have not been able to find any info on cg issues on this plane so it leads me to believe either I'm doing it wrong or my cg machine is junk. It's the one from greatplanes.
I set the arms to 70mm right near the fuse place the battery in any location in the bay and still the nose drops. It's a mass produced plane and there aren't many variances that could happen. Anyone have ideas?
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Take off the nose cone? I wouldn't worry too much unless it's flying like crap!
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 02:17 PM
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does anyone have a cg machine? I put mine on it tonite and found no matter where I put the battery I am WAY nose heavy. Anyone else?
I'm not sure what a cg machine is but..... the VA comes very close to perfect right out of the box with a 2200, 3 cell battery right smack dab in the middle of the battery box. I like mine scooted all the way forward which seems to help me do knife edge flybys..(need all the help I can get, ya know).
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 02:20 PM
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Mine sounds like a dadgummed cement mixer, but I keep on flying it anyway....

Be interesting to see if someone can help with replacement bearings, I'll be looking in to see...

Chap named "Sibe" on these forums passed the following info to me... he gave me the following...

"If your bearings are feeling rough when you're done cleaning they are much cheaper to buy from a bearing supply than any RC aftermarket. Plus you get better quality bearings.
Very easy to pop them out and install new ones.
http://www.bocabearings.com/
I use these bearings, look them up online then give the part number to the guys at the store.
Some of my buddies run ceramic bearings, personally I don't, no reason other than I like to change them out regularly so plain steel works.
"

"Use a set of calipers to measure the OD, ID and width of the bearing, you actually already know the ID it's the shaft size, so all you need is the outside diameter and width.
The bearings may also have a part number stamped on them, would take a magnifying glass to see probably.
You could also just take the to a bearing supply house. They will measure them for you.
"

here is the link to the place you can apparently get any kind of bearings I think the above sorts it out pretty much for you....

http://www.bocabearings.com/


I personally have no experience in this regard and am merely passing along some hopefully helpful info that seems darn good to me... if and when I need to 'go there' ... this is exactly what I'll be doing... assuming I ever have a motor I value enough to bother... mostly mine are cheapies and it would be just easier to purchase a new motor...
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 03:17 PM
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Bearings? it's just the sound of the motor IMO....i would just say keep flying until the motor stops,then you should consider looking for things to change. i have motors here that have years of flying done and it's my first time hearing about changing bearings on brushless motors,maybe check to see if your motor is still mounted as it should be,change prop and spinner,should be fine after that.
the only way i can think the bearings would be finished is if it got a lot of heavy crashes.

i spose we all have our own ways about things,what ever floats as they say.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 03:19 PM
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I'm not sure what a cg machine is but..... the VA comes very close to perfect right out of the box with a 2200, 3 cell battery right smack dab in the middle of the battery box. I like mine scooted all the way forward which seems to help me do knife edge flybys..(need all the help I can get, ya know).


+1

i agree,i just sit my battery in the center.never had to touch COG.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 03:19 PM
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Mine sounds like a dadgummed cement mixer, but I keep on flying it anyway....

Be interesting to see if someone can help with replacement bearings, I'll be looking in to see...

See Post #5664...much cheaper than Boca
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 04:56 PM
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CG is 4 1/2 back from the leading edge at the root. Shows on page 11 of the manual.

Gord.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 05:03 PM
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What are the new DX6 gimbals like ? The DX7s and up have noticeably better ones the the DX6i.
On the Spektrum DX6 Product Page it states "Smooth, precise Four Bearing Gimbals". So, should be superior to the current DX6i. Now whether they'll be as good as the DX8 or DX9 remains to be seen!
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