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Old Feb 16, 2011, 04:19 PM
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CopterX 500SE V2 - build disaster

hello people,
i started this build in august 2010 and had nothing but problems

build went together without big problems but then it began.
the copterx 500 parts were so poor and cheap, nothing worked like it should.
i have recorded all my flights and flight attempts, so you can follow what happened

first spin up after finished the build and nearly accident:

CopterX 500 - first spin up & almost accident (1 min 46 sec)


after fixing the first problem i went outside for the first hover around tests, again, almost accident:

CopterX 500 - testflight & screws coming off while in the air (2 min 2 sec)


4 months later.. i thought it cannot be, so i started to pick up the work again on this heli, had to replace nearly 80% of the copterx parts with align and really got rid of the vibrations, which were caused because of bad shafts, main gears, motor... the only original part is the main head
first hard pitch test to check the tail holding:

CopterX500 - pitchtest - gyro gain - tail holds (4 min 19 sec)


well... now this is how it flies now
seems it was worth all the trouble, just a little lazy roll/flip rate. will change the copterx paddles against better onse, but so far im really impressed:

CopterX 500 - loops, flips and first time inverted (6 min 37 sec)


thanks for reading and watching!
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 04:48 PM
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WOW! You can really hear the difference between the first and last video. Nice job tuning.
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Old Feb 17, 2011, 12:09 PM
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heh thanks, but i dont call it tuning, i would call it repairing
never again a kit from these guys
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 06:37 AM
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I have th first version of the 500se and i replaced main gear when i first built it and flew perfect first time
Check vid http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...&v=YSUMF-3VtSA
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