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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:31 PM
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Tail Motor Brushless Speed Controller (HM-59DQ-Z-39 10A-T) from PRO RC Hobby $22.07 shipped.

A US Texas / Kansas company, who knows, maybe they will have it on the mainland eh? Time will indicate that one.
Check WOW or Heli Direct.

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That stock brushed motor might only last about 20 flights anyway, so why not get your money worth out of it. I spent the first 11 flights or so just hovering in my livingroom.
Don't hit the cat! It's pretty messy.

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Looking at that gear, I seen an older video of a V400 brushless conversion where the guy changed it. I guess now we just go with the 15 tooth pinion instead?
Yes, 15T pinion for a 2.3 mm motor shaft. It comes with the main motor when I got it from.

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Hey, at least it's a step up from the 2603 video I made that lasakro linked to a few pages back On that one I was holding the camera in my hand, shaking it constantly, and making a video with info on a transmitter that i hadn't used in months. Despite that i think it helped a few people at least.
You have no idea. Must have watch it a dozen times when I was new. I still have the notes here with your servo recommendations from most expensive to least. Sorry about the expo comment but like you said, the 2801 was you. Thank you.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 12:08 AM
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Does anyone have a Devo10 .pdf? Cannot find a working link anywhere. If you have a copy but no hosting PM me for my high watermark email address with the size of the file.

Edit = lasakro pointed to it. see post #8031
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 12:20 AM
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Does anyone have a Devo10 .pdf? Cannot find a working link anywhere. If you have a copy but no hosting PM me for my high watermark email address with the size of the file.
Last night they were in the process of moving the site from walkera.com/en1 to en. Tonight they now only have the 6 manual. I'm also looking for it.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 12:27 AM
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OK Thanks, I had a chance to fumble with a 7 and a 10 and I tell ya, I gotta have the 10.
Gonna keep my 7 in the wrapper and maybe I can get a dollar or two out of it or have it as a Sim dedicated rig.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 12:46 AM
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Look for the gun metal finish here: http://walkerahelicoptersupply.com/c...vo-transmitter
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 01:28 AM
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Such a resource aintcha?

Thanks Devo 10 Manual
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 01:39 AM
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Such a resource aintcha?

Thanks Devo 10 Manual
Crap. I had it all along from the link Very long download though.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 01:57 PM
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Hello all.

I have ordered Walkera V400D02 RTF and will get it in couple days.
Im looking forward to try it.

Do i have to adjust anything before it works perfectly?
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Hi Helliefan, welcome to the V400D02 club! Yes, you will most likely need to adjust some things to avoid crashing on the launching pad. Ready To Fly should be revised to state Ready To Adjust. At any rate, I wrote a blog about adjusting the V400, "Properly setting up a V400D02," which should help. The blog has a picture of a correctly adjusted V400--you should definitely compare to verify that yours looks right.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 03:09 PM
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Hello all.

I have ordered Walkera V400D02 RTF and will get it in couple days.
Im looking forward to try it.

Do i have to adjust anything before it works perfectly?
Welcome,

I get mine tomorrow, and want to advise you to look forward to replacing the cheap-o plastic gear servos Walkera blessed the V400 with. I have some Fusonic Fusonic (MG-D-9G) on the way. They are digital and not real expensive so we will see.

I am a total noob to flying only having time on a little Nano but had to go ahead and get the V400 so I can get some Simulator time with the Radio I will be using.

Lot sof good stuff here. Despite the OE low rent servos and such the guys still love the Heli.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:02 PM
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I snapped off the ball from a blade grip. Don't waste your money on the Moody screw extractors. Even heat from an iron couldn't get the stud out. I thought I remember that a grip from one of the V450 fits. Is that the case or am I looking at another whole head assy (thank you Walkera!)? I have a backup head but would like to make this into another backup.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:16 PM
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I did that to one of mine, too. I was unable to mix and match different grips and have the rotor head balance without vibes. At the time, I decided to just harvest the thing for parts that were still useful--axial bearings, thrust bearings, screws, rotor head bock, dampers, etc.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:19 PM
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I snapped off the ball from a blade grip. Don't waste your money on the Moody screw extractors. Even heat from an iron couldn't get the stud out.
Mercy! I guess it's screwed into aluminum eh?

I'm not going to clutter the thread with my experience using stainless fasteners into aluminum but I will say I see myself learning how to artfully apply a Copper based anti seize onto these little buggers on such parts as you mention. Too much and it will not hold, too little and it still corrodes in. Too tight and

Someone made sure yours was not going to fall out, yes?
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:35 PM
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Hi Guys, Still hunting and gathering. I'm going to assemble my own Tail Motor Wiring harness because I need to hone the skills back into shape anyways. FYI, I'm semi retired.

Can someone tell me the AWG size of these wires? I dare not assume. I see some 1600mAh battery packs with 16 AWG discharge and 24 AWG charging wires in their specs. I know I want silicone.



And forgive me but I read, and thought I bookmarked, a post on a forum about wire types. It had a decent chart and good summary. I cannot find it again tfor the life of me. Anyone?
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:42 PM
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A lot of the wires on the heli are 14 gage. 16 sounds small and I bought some 12 gage wire that i used on mine, but it was a lot bigger than what came on it. You should be safe with 14 gage while still saving weight.
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