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Old Mar 06, 2012, 07:11 PM
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I ordered 5 more sets of blades this morning, but they're on the slow boat from myrcmart. ?
Man I hate those chairs! Just to let ya know I've ordered from them 4 times and never had to wait more than 10 days. Two orders made it in 7. Must have been a speed boat!!
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Invest is these and spare the grief....have mine order......






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Old Mar 06, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Gotta say, those are cool. Anyone been using these? If so, are they doing you right?
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 08:43 PM
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After a few days of flying. I have to say this is a great heli. Fast and tight turns are possible.

Edit. Just ordered two more from myrcmart. $29 each and $8 shipping for two. Good for training flights.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:07 PM
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What grief are you talking about?

Also, in case you didn't know. Those extreme blade grips for the mCX are plastic. Not aluminum.

The swashplate though, is cnc aluminum. I wonder if you can remove the ball and purchase and put on longer balls. I think microheli and rakonheli have mCPX ones that may fit to extend the swash balls.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:10 PM
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After a few days of flying. I have to say this is a great heli. Fast and tight turns are possible.
I have to admit that I'm starting to enjoy the 9958 the more I fly it. It just took a bit to get use to the way it flys and how it reacts to stick inputs vs. the V911 which I was use to.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Looks like I didn't knock on wood enough. Had a nice flight over lunch. But just now waiting for my girls to get home I thought I'd get another quick flight in. Went well at first...then I hit a kitchen chair.

Yep, broke my second set of blades. But still not at the infamous ball - broke another pivot pin.

I ordered 5 more sets of blades this morning, but they're on the slow boat from myrcmart. I saw one person who replaced a broken pivot with a small screw...might give it a try. But I'm also thinking just take the good blade from each set and put them together into one good set - any tips on how to balance them if I go that route?
FYI I bought replacement blades and original batteries from bananahobby.com here in the us. Wouldn't you know, I have yet to break one, but it appears they will be carrying the other parts for the 9958 too! http://www.bananahobby.com/electric-...4---parts.html

Keep em flyin!
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Looks like I didn't knock on wood enough. Had a nice flight over lunch. But just now waiting for my girls to get home I thought I'd get another quick flight in. Went well at first...then I hit a kitchen chair.

Yep, broke my second set of blades. But still not at the infamous ball - broke another pivot pin.

I ordered 5 more sets of blades this morning, but they're on the slow boat from myrcmart. I saw one person who replaced a broken pivot with a small screw...might give it a try. But I'm also thinking just take the good blade from each set and put them together into one good set - any tips on how to balance them if I go that route?
I never replaced blades in pairs, just the broken one. also I took a regular straight pin, heated it cherry red with a lighter, stuck it about 1/4" into the blade where the pin was,then clipped of the extra after it cooled, and they worked pretty good. I never broke a ball off of a blade, it was laways the pin, after going through my 5 pairs of spares, and using my straight pin fixed ones for awhile, I finally did the Mcx lower head and blade swap, and haven't broken a blade since.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:23 PM
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What grief are you talking about?

Also, in case you didn't know. Those extreme blade grips for the mCX are plastic. Not aluminum.

The swashplate though, is cnc aluminum. I wonder if you can remove the ball and purchase and put on longer balls. I think microheli and rakonheli have mCPX ones that may fit to extend the swash balls.
I know they are plastic, but there is no guide pin on the blades to break and the blades pivot on implact like the s107.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 10:15 PM
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I have to admit that I'm starting to enjoy the 9958 the more I fly it. It just took a bit to get use to the way it flys and how it reacts to stick inputs vs. the V911 which I was use to.
EXACTLY the same here! I've only had it for a few days, but the more I fly it, the more I like it! Wish I would have started 4-channels with this or 535.

My v911's are so obnoxious that ALL other four channels seem "pilot friendly" to me.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Guys, you haven't even seen what the 9958 can do. It definitely will grow with you.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Guys, you haven't even seen what the 9958 can do. It definitely will grow with you.
I really need to get it outside or in a huge gym to see what its real potential is. I have a feeling that flying it in tight quarters is harder than in a huge area, and it's performance will probably shine when it can stretch its legs.
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I have been out on windy days and had mine vertical.. Still havent fully flipped it, but I will try next time I get the chance.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 11:31 PM
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I really need to get it outside or in a huge gym to see what its real potential is. I have a feeling that flying it in tight quarters is harder than in a huge area, and it's performance will probably shine when it can stretch its legs.
I live in a mobile home and can't wait till it gets warmer and the wind goes away!
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 01:10 AM
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Went ahead and put the two good blades on and since I finally caught up to the end of December in this thread decided to take the tail fin off (the original had been really floppy, I put on the spare and it was pretty solid but did slide forward a few times.)

Wow. Now I REALLY wish the winds would die down and I could get some outside flying in! (25mph+ winds here this evening/night and more predicted for tomorrow ) It's a lot more stable and I'm starting to really get a feel for the sticks. Was able to take off from my little stool, fly a circle around the room, do a couple of piros and then land back on the stool!

Good thing my toy budget is blown for the next few weeks or I'd be having a hard time talking myself out of ordering a 9x TX from one of the more expensive sources that still have them in stock instead of being patient and waiting on HK
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