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Old Jan 02, 2013, 07:33 PM
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Broke my Christmas present

So, I was talking with the wife before Christmas about my multi rotor setup I am building and how I wished I had just bought a working one. Well she went to the mall/toy store and bought me a cheap medium sized coaxial helicopter called a "Golden Scorpion". Not quite what I wanted but still fun. As you know the problem with cheap helicopters is parts break. I have stripped the teeth off both the big gears. Rather than replace it with the original parts I thought about upgrading. I have thought about pulling the bears and taking it to my LHS and see if they have something a little more robust. Figured I would ask here firs if someone know a similar gear set from a better helicopter or if I bust out the micrometer and take some measurements could someone here point me in the correct direction.

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Old Jan 02, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Wow, good question.

My guess is, you might actually get lucky finding parts since most of the manufacturers of such helicopters basically copy one another.

It looks a lot like a Golden Horse Volitation based on a quick Bing search. Xheli.com stocks parts for the Volitation, but you might want to compare it with yours first.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 07:51 PM
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In browsing some more this looks just like the Syma s032g. The gears look a little more robust. For a few bucks I might give them a shot.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 08:09 PM
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In browsing some more this looks just like the Syma s032g. The gears look a little more robust. For a few bucks I might give them a shot.
I agree. The rotors reminded me of the Volitation, but that frame screams "Syma."

Good luck and let us know how things turn out.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 08:21 PM
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HELP...I don't want to break my Christmas Present...I am a 63 year-old guy who has wanted an electric RC helicopter for some time and FINALLY, my wife got me a UJ376 3.5-channel R/C Helicopter for Christmas. I live in Chandler, AZ and am interested in finding a place to fly (Thude Park?). I'm not a member of any club. Does my chopper fit the requirements for Thude Park (Length=610mm; Width= 95mm; Height=220mm; main roter=460mm; batteries= 9.6V NiMH; 27MHz)? Do I need to register my chopper somewhere so the park rangers don't shoot it down Where do I go to get a copy of Chandler's flying rules for using Thude Park? I've not flown my aircraft yet because I have so many unanswered questions and need a place to practice my first flight without wrecking my craft!

Bob
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 08:32 PM
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HELP...I don't want to break my Christmas Present...I am a 63 year-old guy who has wanted an electric RC helicopter for some time and FINALLY, my wife got me a UJ376 3.5-channel R/C Helicopter for Christmas. I live in Chandler, AZ and am interested in finding a place to fly (Thude Park?). I'm not a member of any club. Does my chopper fit the requirements for Thude Park (Length=610mm; Width= 95mm; Height=220mm; main roter=460mm; batteries= 9.6V NiMH; 27MHz)? Do I need to register my chopper somewhere so the park rangers don't shoot it down Where do I go to get a copy of Chandler's flying rules for using Thude Park? I've not flown my aircraft yet because I have so many unanswered questions and need a place to practice my first flight without wrecking my craft!

Bob
You should be able to fly that indoors. I watched a video of one flying at a mall
and it's not super fast.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 08:45 PM
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You would not want to fly that in a park. It will not handle any wind at all, so there's a good chance it would get away from you. It's actually too big for flying indoors unless you have lots of room, like a gym. This is one of those oddballs that usually ends up on a shelf.
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I have to concur with everyone else. That sort of helicopter is basically indoor only. I found a site that claims it's outdoor only, but I wouldn't do it unless it were absolutely dead calm and not before you get some stick time learning how to hover.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 09:35 PM
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The UJ376 looks to be about the same size as mine. It flies perfectly fine in my back yard as long as there is NO wind. With winds at 2-3 mph I fount it almost impossible to fly into the wind, anything more than that expect to go chase it down.
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