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Old Mar 16, 2011, 01:30 PM
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Jut wondering how many of you follow the instructions on where the correct battery placement is.
I just take a nail file to round off those little stops off and they slide into the holder (all the way) easier, and hold fine, even in crashes.

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Old Mar 16, 2011, 01:44 PM
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I just take a nail file to round off those little stops off and they slide into the holder (all the way) easier, and hold fine, even in crashes.

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TomC
did it affect cg at all?
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 01:49 PM
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i just slide the battery in until it hits the stops , and the CG turns out right , it is easy to see if it were pushed in past the stops it would be nose heavy

you can loop a bit of string around the spindle to check CG since there is no flybar hang it by , best regards
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:05 PM
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i just slide the battery in until it hits the stops , and the CG turns out right , it is easy to see if it were pushed in past the stops it would be nose heavy

you can loop a bit of string around the spindle to check CG since there is no flybar hang it by , best regards
I agree. With the battery pushed all the way in it is a very little nose-heavy. I've flown it both ways (w/flips/rolls) and cannot tell much difference. Maybe tracks a little better in fast forward flight outdoors with the slightly nose heavy balance.

I think that the FBL system handles a bit of a range of CG's, esp. since the heli is so light anyway.

I tend to favour a very slightly nose-heavy cg on all my heli's.

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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Mine would constantly drift backwards ever so slightly but everything looked level and the TX was set up right.

Cut the tabs, pushed the battery all the way in and no more drift, even though it hangs slightly nose-heavy.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:13 PM
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There you are Tony! how ya been? long time no see since I joined the Army Still working on Hawks but am enjoying some "down time" since I got back from Iraq. I made the adjustment in D/R with position zero but instead I will go in and adjust it in travel and see if that fixes it. I have been getting some crazy wobbles with this thing after hard rolls and slowing down from FFF..... I'll try to get the wife to video my next flight so maybe you can see whats going on.

+1 for a metal swash, this plastic one has a lot of play for such a little bird. brushless would be nice to
Hanging in there. My wife passed on Aug 22nd. She was on home Hospice for months so it was not unexpected but she was doing well up till a few days before. Been burrying myself in Quads, Tris, Y6, and helis to keep my mind sane.

I agree 100% on the swash. It has a ton of play but I cannot believe how good it flies though. I also put 4G3/4G6 bearings in the inside of grips to get rid of the play in the FS. Cant do both or the FS binds. I assume they are all like that cus I have 2 and they both have play like the head needs to be shimmed.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:17 PM
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sorry to hear about your wife tony, my condolences...
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:25 PM
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I have 2 and they both have play like the head needs to be shimmed.
I wonder if the tiny brass washers from the mSR would work to tighten up that play.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Hanging in there. My wife passed on Aug 22nd. She was on home Hospice for months so it was not unexpected but she was doing well up till a few days before. Been burrying myself in Quads, Tris, Y6, and helis to keep my mind sane.

I agree 100% on the swash. It has a ton of play but I cannot believe how good it flies though. I also put 4G3/4G6 bearings in the inside of grips to get rid of the play in the FS. Cant do both or the FS binds. I assume they are all like that cus I have 2 and they both have play like the head needs to be shimmed.
I'm really sorry to hear about that Tony. I can't even imagine what you are going through.

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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:30 PM
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sorry to hear about your wife tony, my condolences...
Thank you My wife had MS. She was only 42 and we were togeather 23 years. She was not able to fed herself for the last 8-9 years and I was her only caregiver so we spent 23 hours a day togeather. Atleast she is not suffering anymore. Helis and multirotors have helped me alot. Oh yeah and my Italian Greyhound too.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:33 PM
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I wonder if the tiny brass washers from the mSR would work to tighten up that play.
If they fit put them between the brass step washer and the dampeners. When you tighten the featherg shaft if its is too tight they will not work but if the grips spin free you are all set.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Does anyone else live in the armpit of the world for weather? So I step outside and check the weather... sun is shining...mid 40's...no wind. Ready the heli, get back outside and there's the wind...10-15mph gusting on occasion...grrrrr.
Time to test this thing in the wind. I'm truly amazed a 1.5oz bird can handle it so well. Admittedly I had to work the collective pretty hard to maintain altitude but it wasn't being pushed around hardly at all...almost no cyclic corrections for the wind....remarkable. Still doing simple circuits and hovering for now until I get more comfortable with the bird. Been flying fp for quite a while now. Had a micro cp bird before. Got to where I was comfortable with flips, loops and rolls but I do have a long way to go before I attempt other stunts.
Just a few flights but I'm impressed so far.
Oh with the battery pushed up to it's stop my heli balances dead level...seems to fly fine that way. I haven't touched the trims yet...but then again I'm not sure with these gyros that would be necessary. I did notice on an inadvertant hard landing in the wind I got a little vibration when returning to the air. Not sure if that was the gyros not being happy with my skills or something else. I'm gonna weigh the blades this evening and make sure they're balanced.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:35 PM
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I just joined the mcp x owner club; took a ride over to the LHS while on my lunch hour. Looks like I've got some reading to do WRT to the grips/spindle/bearings issue...FWIW, I picked up a spare set of grips w/ bearings and the silver side is showing on each bearing, just another data point.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:36 PM
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disagree, this is my my 1st 4ch (as well as my 1st cp). this thing is perfect to learn on, with lowered rates. teaches proper heli skills unlike the msr. yes the msr is easier, affording quicker learning of orientation(but so does a sim), but it just doesn't fly right, imho. i flew my friends msr 5-6 times and really didn't like it. maybe all my sim time on cp's had something to do with it. just my 2c worth.....
I have been saying this for a month now.. And I'll say it again I would skip the mSR and have people go from a MCX to the mCP once they can hover and fly the mCX.. and set up the mCP in a beginner mode..
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 02:36 PM
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The one I broke is on the lower plate, the one the rear servo link connects to.
I posted this in the other thread. I've had a few flights since, no sign of weakness so far...
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I snapped my rear ball off the swash too, but I didn't think that repair would last, so I found something different... I found a pin (from a recently purchased shirt) whose head was the right size to snap into the link, pushed it through the plastic of the swash arm, snipped it off to length and CA'd it in place.
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