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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:19 PM
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I bought mine used but looks like I got the newer 'Version'. I read the posts about hitting the servo gear and was going to do the mod, but as mentioned, Blade has already addressed that problem. I don't know what other improvements have been made since the original release though.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:59 PM
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I noticed that about 6 months ago when I bought new parts. You don't think that HH guys read RC Groups SR 120 thread, do you???
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Ahh, ok, the 80% refers to capacity, not voltage. Well, I'll just stick to a 6 minute flight and be done with it for now I guess, until i get a decent charger. We put an awful lot of thought into 8 dollar batteries
Just to make things even more mysterious... New batteries usually arrive charged for storage, i.e. at about half their capacity. Their life can be extended significantly by not discharging them more than halfway for the first half dozen flights. I fly new batteries a few times for 3 minutes; post-flight voltage is around 3.85V.

And yes, batteries = fun but also batteries = $$$
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:14 PM
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The supplier that I got a few of my batteries from; RCBabble, instructs you to "break in" the batteries. Lower charge rate and shorter run times for the first few cycles. A good battery that can actualy deliver more current is definitely noticable.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:18 PM
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We picked up a brand new in box never flown 120SR at a yard sale for $50. Flys flawlessly..no problems. It kind of has a few minor differences than my other 120srs. Check were the landing skids go into the frame. Nothing protruding to hit the servo gear!


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I just picked up a new bird yesterday; the skid posts appear to be in the same place as on my old one. The posts are shorter though; I won't have to cut them down like I did on the old skids. Maybe that's what's different, shorter skid posts.

Anyway I haven't had any issues with mine, old or new, but haven't had any super hard landings either.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:10 AM
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I just picked up a new bird yesterday; the skid posts appear to be in the same place as on my old one. The posts are shorter though; I won't have to cut them down like I did on the old skids. Maybe that's what's different, shorter skid posts.

Anyway I haven't had any issues with mine, old or new, but haven't had any super hard landings either.
That's what Jake was pointing out, the shorter posts.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:12 PM
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That's what Jake was pointing out, the shorter posts.
OIC it was late and my brain had already checked out and turned in.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 05:19 PM
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OIC it was late and my brain had already checked out and turned in.


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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:23 PM
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I'm going to try and get a proper flight in tomorrow weather permitting. I haven't flown in so long I will have to make sure there are no trees in the vicinity.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:37 PM
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I hear ya... got my new bird in the air at the gym last night after a two-month hiatus (early bird died of a fried board) and had a dickens of a time, white knuckles all the way through 4 batts. Finally got it fine-tuned in the basement today, but am still too chicken to take it outside on high rates. Good luck and good flying!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:49 PM
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I just got an MSR to fly indoors. Very similar behavior, good practice with less chance of breaking stuff, and lots of fun.
I still prefer the 120, but I don't bother with that one in the house.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:54 PM
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I just got an MSR to fly indoors. Very similar behavior, good practice with less chance of breaking stuff, and lots of fun.
I still prefer the 120, but I don't bother with that one in the house.



My rotor head is all CNC parts...you wouldn't believe how these parts together cut down on vibrations and noise, plus flys much better too.
One thing about flying the mSR indoors, battle damage to your belongings is a lot less than with the 120SR.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:48 PM
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I hear ya... got my new bird in the air at the gym last night after a two-month hiatus (early bird died of a fried board) and had a dickens of a time, white knuckles all the way through 4 batts. Finally got it fine-tuned in the basement today, but am still too chicken to take it outside on high rates. Good luck and good flying!
I ended just flying very very carefully in the garden. Which I said I wouldn't do again as I wrote off my first 120 SR flying inside and in the garden but since I've been using the HP6DSM that Battle Dude sent me I have so much more control. I'm still tippy toeing around though.

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I just got an MSR to fly indoors. Very similar behavior, good practice with less chance of breaking stuff, and lots of fun.
I still prefer the 120, but I don't bother with that one in the house.
I really wanted an MSR but there weren't any around at the time so I went with the mCX2 which I definitely don't regret as it's so much fun but I am having a few issues with it at the moment even though it has hardly any miles on it.
I will definitely get an MSR when they are available again where I am.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:23 PM
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I ended just flying very very carefully in the garden. Which I said I wouldn't do again as I wrote off my first 120 SR flying inside and in the garden but since I've been using the HP6DSM that Battle Dude sent me I have so much more control. I'm still tippy toeing around though.

I really wanted an MSR but there weren't any around at the time so I went with the mCX2 which I definitely don't regret as it's so much fun but I am having a few issues with it at the moment even though it has hardly any miles on it.
I will definitely get an MSR when they are available again where I am.
The MCX2 is a fun little coax but after tooling around with the 120 I find the little guy way too slo-o-o-w. Plus it has that nasty habit of getting stupid and falling down drunk whenever it makes a hard left turn. Anyway I finally got the new 120 tuned up for flying in small spaces (basement room approx. 15'x 15'x 7'); now it's back to the gym!

I use a separate 120 SR model on the dx6i for small places and another one for wide open spaces since it takes such a different combo of mixes to handle constant turning vs long straightaways.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:35 PM
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The MCX2 is a fun little coax but ...it has that nasty habit of getting stupid and falling down drunk whenever it makes a hard left turn.
I'm the same way ! I'm fine going right, but can't go left. I've been advised, by she who is smarter than me, that I should stick to beer and avoid the Bushmill's.
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