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Old Aug 25, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Nice vid man. Can't wait to fly mine. Been a month since flying the heli and still havent flown it since the first 10 sec flight which crashed. Slowly working on rebuilding. I found a devo7 to replace my 2603 for $50. You guys think its worth it or pay $159 for a devo8s?
Hey vyper,

I have the DEVO 10 and love it. I like it so much I am building a copterx 450 fbl black angel and am putting a 2702 rx in it. Plus I have heard good things about the 2702 rx. I have heard the same negatives about the DEVO 7. Oh, and the screen on the 10 is readable in direct light.

Good Luck
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Well if anyone knows where I can buy one cheap let me know. So far my options are a devo7 for $50 or an 8s for $180 I think wowhobbies has the devo 10 for $160.also found a spectrum dx6i for $70 but no ex and don't know anything about them.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 01:06 PM
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I ordered the other ones d654. Did I screw up? Was going to use them on a 450 build.
Not sure about those but ill let everyone know about the d653 once I install them.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 01:42 PM
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From what i know, the devo7 is hard to program. Not really hard but not user friendly.

The devo8 is good on the hands, and though it has that touch screen, its hard to see outdoors.

Devo10 is the old 2801 feel, and no touch screen, but more user friendly than the devo7.

Devo12 is happy, happy, joy, joy, but for $500. And you will have a bunch of functions and switches, and knobs that you wont need or use.
I have a Devo 7 and don't like it. It takes 10 times more steps to program that a Devo 8. The batteries will go to low shut off after 10 to 15 minutes of programming. I only use with Phoenix SIM.
The Devo 8 has most of the features of far more expensive TXs. The only issue I have is the display outdoors, but it is really not a problem. I have all my models on the Devo 8. I updated it 10 the 100mw as well.
When I got the V400, it came with the old manual. I emailed Walkera and did get the correct Devo manual several Days ago.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Not sure about those but ill let everyone know about the d653 once I install them.
Well Viper I ran a comparison of both here's the diff.......
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Well Viper I ran a comparison of both here's the diff.......
Let try that again........RED color shows differance I'll have to do some research on the gear material, polyacetal.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Let try that again........RED color shows differance I'll have to do some research on the gear material, polyacetal.
Don't know if polyacetal is better or not but the other stats make the 654 seem better.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Don't know if polyacetal is better or not but the other stats make the 654 seem better.
here you go....


Polyoxymethylene (POM), also known as acetal,[1] polyacetal and polyformaldehyde is an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts that require high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 11:00 PM
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After my crash today with the v400d02!
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 11:27 PM
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After my crash today with the v400d02!
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Sorry to see you crashed.

Apart from the tail end, is there any more damage?

I just rebuilt mine tonight after crashing recently.

This time, instead of using just a single weak upper frame I have decided to triple it. People have doubled it in the past, so I thought I would go one further. It should be super strong, I hope.

Hope you get flying again soon.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 05:58 AM
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After my crash today with the v400d02!
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What caused the crash?now I feel like I should upgrade my tail boom to a stronger material.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Oh no! Wheres the video??


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Old Aug 26, 2012, 02:05 PM
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Well i made mine look the same lol, i had a brain glitch and down she came , tail heavy! I am rebuilding using my bros made up frames , plastic , i will test them and see whats up. They are strong with all the other parts. So this may work.
I will ahve to wait for tail motor , blades ,and other stuff to replace this crash stuff. But right beofre that i had the longest i verted hover. It was like i was on the sim, oh well ,i dont have video either , it makes me more calm,

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Old Aug 26, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Hello,
I adjusted the pitch setting as you suggested. I checked for binding of the servos by manually moving all 3 through there full motion. Then ran with the blades off to check for binding again. I still can't get any controllable hover. I'll attached a video of my flight testing as soon as I can shrink it down to size. The video shows the following:
spool up
moving the cyclic in all directions to show swash movement
50% collective
100%collective
full forward cyclic - no flight
full right cyclic - no flight
full back cyclic - we have lift-off
full left cyclic - we have liftoff
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Kdean , after your carbon upper upgrade, does the heli still have the side to side wobble from lower to upper frames??

If so im thinking this heli's mounts are just very weak. It may be time to upgrade to the 450 frame instead of rebuilding this one, but i would hate to see cocos frame unused? Does anyone need the 4everframe?? Its one or the other im thinking now! And im not sure what to do?
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