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Old Jan 18, 2012, 11:56 PM
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Looking for 1-2 Genius CP servos with broken gears, if you have any gathering dust please PM me. Need them for some experiments on my franken GCP heli. Cheers

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how bad is the servo problem on the genius? when i read most post about walkera helicopters in general, most people complain about the servos.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 12:20 AM
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how bad is the servo problem on the genius? when i read most post about walkera helicopters in general, most people complain about the servos.
I've had my Genius for several months and I am basically a sport flyer, I haven't even tried a flip or roll yet. I have had no problems with servos. Flybarless helis are always tough on servos, especially if you push them hard. Don't forget, these are the first consumer priced flybarless micro helis. All of the flybarless helis we saw before were high-end models that used very expensive electronics. so, you don't really have much basis for comparison.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 02:05 AM
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No problems with servos here, too, though i've only had mine for a short duration.
Just set your extents, d/r, ETC.. up properly and you should be OK.

Fortunately, afiik, the servos from the GCP will be migrated to the new Mini CP which is nice to know.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 02:11 AM
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It seems with the GCP servos either you get one thats bad or it works well, I personally went through 2 bad servos and both where defective on arrival.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Broke the tail fin off , wondering if a mcpx tail fin will work.

Anywhere sell just the fin or do I have to buy the whole tail assembly?
Hey i have some extra fin assemblies i could arrange to sell you or maybe some sort of trade... pm me I live in san jose
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Broke the tail fin off , wondering if a mcpx tail fin will work.

Anywhere sell just the fin or do I have to buy the whole tail assembly?
One thing to consider is how the tail is wired, you cannot just take the fin off and put a new one on because the tail motor wire runs through it. What I did to replace my fin was take a new fin and use a dremel to cut a small channel into the plastic so I could switch out tail fin without messing with the wiring.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 12:02 PM
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One thing to consider is how the tail is wired, you cannot just take the fin off and put a new one on because the tail motor wire runs through it. What I did to replace my fin was take a new fin and use a dremel to cut a small channel into the plastic so I could switch out tail fin without messing with the wiring.
I just find some scrap plastic and cut it to look like a fin and hot glue it on the motor.. BUT If I hot glue them before I break them off they last a lot longer than a repair job does....
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 12:14 PM
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im getting some tail wag/twitching. very noticeable just hovering.. replaced tail motor, main gear, and main blades. lowered the gyro sensor on TX to 76-78% still twitching. pots on RX are around 11 o'clock position. checked mesh spacing between gear and motor pinion, no slope in main shaft.. everything looks ok. any other ideas?
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 12:15 PM
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I just find some scrap plastic and cut it to look like a fin and hot glue it on the motor.. BUT If I hot glue them before I break them off they last a lot longer than a repair job does....
i have been dipping mine in liquid electrical tape
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 12:18 PM
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IM about to switch my rx battery wire over to jst and to replace 6 batteries wires the same
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 12:19 PM
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scub, You may want to replace the tail rotor also. It may be cracked at the hub or slipping.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:38 PM
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im getting some tail wag/twitching. very noticeable just hovering.. replaced tail motor, main gear, and main blades. lowered the gyro sensor on TX to 76-78% still twitching. pots on RX are around 11 o'clock position. checked mesh spacing between gear and motor pinion, no slope in main shaft.. everything looks ok. any other ideas?
Check for vibration from bent feathering shaft, lose screw, dampers. No rubber band on RX, a rubber band on the RX..
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 05:00 PM
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No rubber band on RX, a rubber band on the RX..
Old 4G3 days bob?
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Old 4G3 days bob?
I think more the 4#3 and CB100.. You would be surprised how many people this helped..
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Check for vibration from bent feathering shaft, lose screw, dampers. No rubber band on RX, a rubber band on the RX..
I was wondering why someone on here I saw had a rubberband I thought they just didnt have any stick left on their rx holder. Thanks for a good tip!!
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