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Old Mar 16, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Yeap, I'd suggest a tail motor (or 2) aswell! Maybe a canopy if you plan to crash outside a lot, the paint is going to chip. And the landing skid might bend or break.
This. It's amazing that blades don't break on this thing. You're more likey to wear a part out than break it with the exception of the canopy and skids, but both of those can be bandaged to get you back up in the air.

Multiple canopies, skids, and tail motors, and maybe flybars as they don't break but need Viagra after awhile.

V911 now ships with the Solo Pro swashplate (at least my last two did).

I would get one BNF as a spare (if you lose your Corter to the cloud thieves), but don't buy BNFs just to grab parts of. A $2.00 skid or canopy is still cheaper than a BNF and you can but 10 of each for the cost of a BNF. You want to stock up on the most-likely-to-break parts.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 12:35 PM
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So I think I found the reason for the twitching I was getting. I found it when I decided to take a couple shots of how the new tail motor mount on the V911 looks

As you can see the motor wires have been compromised, most likely from my first flight Both wires are pulled tight around the corner and glued in place so it makes it hard to work on. My solution was to make sure that no bare wires were touching the other side and the motor can, then coating everything with some nail polish.

The original picture was much bigger than the one posted here (4912X3264), and I used a 10X jewelers loop and dental pick to do the separating. On Monday, when I get paid, I will be ordering a new tail motor or two along with some other spare parts and a BNF
Thank you for sharing that picture, and sorry about what happened to the wires. I hope that the repair goes well.

When you get a chance, could I trouble you for taking a few more pictures? I've seen the top side of the new mount a couple of times now. I'm curious about the side views and the under side view, especially how it is attached to the tail boom and how the wires are entering the boom.

From what I could see so far, the new mount places the motor even further away from the body, essentially extending the tail for a bit more. But the motor cap and the wires are a bit more exposed than before.

Did you say that the wires were "glued"? Where and how were they glued? Were they glued to the mount, or to the boom even?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Erm... Huhummm... I just received a V911 from www.myrcmart.com Erm.... One word. WOW! I had a test flight with it this evening and it completely shattered my expectations. It's WAY better than I expected. It flew perfectly right out of the box and hovered on a dime. I did not even need to use trims.

myrcmart tests every heli individually and they even include a test flight report with the name of the technician who tested the heli before shipping. I think it makes a difference.

I will post a mini review soon with pictures and videos. My V911 is the new blue model, by the way. It looks darn nice. Have a look.

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Chris
Chris, Fancy seeing you here. Welcome. I've been lurking at the other forum and read a lot of your comments there. You would make a great addition to this thread. I'm very happy to see you here. I look forward to reading your review. Again, welcome aboard.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Thank you for the warm welcome, HP. I'm glad to be on board, as well, and you guys will have to cut me some slack because I haven't read the entire thread yet. I still have to learn the ropes about this specific model, even though I have owned similar models.

My first impressions of the heli, so far, puts a smile on my face is all I have to say for now. This is one FUN heli.

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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:05 PM
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Isn't the new tail holder? The wires seem more exposed than the old version.
I have never owned the old version so I would have to say yes the wires are more exposed. Being the handy type when I get the new motor and other spare parts I will figure out a way to protect the wires a bit. The way they routed the wires on mine, pulled tight over a corner and glued in place, they were bound to get damaged. I think just running them from the front of the holder instead of around the back would make a huge difference in keeping them protected.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:18 PM
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I am at my brothers dog sitting for the weekend so I wont be able to post more pictures till I get home. He lives out in the boonies and the internet, as well as his computer are a little slow I do have my camera and Heli here so I will take the pictures.

They glued the wires to the back of the mount with some CA. It could just be over flow from glueing in the motor. If I had noticed it before I could have just disolved the Ca and moved the wires to the front, but the damage on the lower wire is bad enough that i don't want to risk breaking it the rest of the way because there wouldn't be enough left to solder it back together. My make shift repair is holding up well right now

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Thank you for sharing that picture, and sorry about what happened to the wires. I hope that the repair goes well.

When you get a chance, could I trouble you for taking a few more pictures? I've seen the top side of the new mount a couple of times now. I'm curious about the side views and the under side view, especially how it is attached to the tail boom and how the wires are entering the boom.

From what I could see so far, the new mount places the motor even further away from the body, essentially extending the tail for a bit more. But the motor cap and the wires are a bit more exposed than before.

Did you say that the wires were "glued"? Where and how were they glued? Were they glued to the mount, or to the boom even?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:31 PM
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I got a red and white BNF from Banggood yesterday and i does have the new tail. But the landing gear is without screw.
The RX board says REV 05 - 2011.12.07.

The new tail puts the rear motor about 1 cm more aft than the old one.
I thought the original tail length was pretty long (compared to a 9958 for instance). Wonder if they also changed the tail blade or tail motor to accommodate for the longer tail length. If not, then maybe the tail motor doesn't have to rev as high to hold the tail or perform yaw maneuvers. That could help make the tail motor last longer.

It's nice to see WLToys making improvements on the V911 ... and I know some of those improvements were from inputs suggested from members right here in this very thread getting back to WLToys.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:33 PM
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I don't know if I'd go as far as saying WL listened to the feedback on the forum and made those changes.

The new tail mount looks similar to the 9958. If that is where the design inspiration came from, then there should be a wire route that allows the wires to be protected as it routes under and into the tail boom. If that channel is there and they didn't know to use it, then shame on WL toys. If it isn't there, then the new mount looks like a step back in that it exposes the fragile motor wires more to crashes.

The motor mount extends the boom longer, and puts more separation between the tail rotor and the tail fin. Good thing or bad? I don't know yet. However, like with all things in life...don't think a longer tail only beget positive performance improvements. On these small micro, a change like that will affect other things as well. The tail hold on the v911 was already excellent. I personally found that too long a tail boom changes the turn radius and how the heli acts during bank turns. The head design of the v911 mask the characteristic I am referring to. But if you change the head design, the effect is more evident and something for the more experience pilots to look out for.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:40 PM
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As my new corter just sits on a shelf, with a broken/defect tail motor and shivers as , I thought I was gonna buy another BNF, but after reading this and already having tail motor on order, I think I'm gonna wait for stock to clear out and order a new, improved version in a month or so. My 10 year old daughter is quite enthusiastic and capable of flying but has fear flying the corter in a room as it's far faster then her 3ch 6023. As better weather is eminent, here we come Hopefully more fresh air and less computer time for both of us.

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Guys, I need some help and I would really like to ask here, as "I know" a lot of you.
Just bought 2 HK 450GTs, could somebody point me in the right direction what to load them with, from their own experience, I don't want to put the cheapest or best, most expensive parts in it, as I'm a beginner, but something with a normal price tag, that is proven to work.
I think PM would be the best, thanks !
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Hi

Welcome BoB, she's a beaut! hmm... i don't hav a blue one yet... lol
I've been following your posts and vids since the SoloPro...thnx! then i hear you sold 'em Then you get a CB100 like I did and now you've wandered into V911 land! haha She's eye-openingly fun for an inexpensive 4ch isn't she!
I look forward to reading your further impressions of this wee marvel.

Is drizzly-out, but it be my Birfday 2day... so, I'm goin flying outside anyways! lol



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Erm... Huhummm... I just received a V911 from www.myrcmart.com Erm.... One word. WOW! I had a test flight with it this evening and it completely shattered my expectations. It's WAY better than I expected. It flew perfectly right out of the box and hovered on a dime. I did not even need to use trims.

myrcmart tests every heli individually and they even include a test flight report with the name of the technician who tested the heli before shipping. I think it makes a difference.

I will post a mini review soon with pictures and videos. My V911 is the new blue model, by the way. It looks darn nice. Have a look.



Best,
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:46 PM
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I don't know if I'd go as far as saying WL listened to the feedback on the forum and made those changes.
I don't recall the member's name here, but he had a direct email exchange many times with the chief guy at WLToys, and passed on many suggestions for improvements from the people here who had the early V911s. Maybe you missed those posts in the early stages of this now long thread.

Some of the suggestions were larger capacity battery (which happened), non-glued landing gear (which happened), No more "CORTER" on the canopy (which happened), no more canopy o-rings (which happened). I don't think it's just a coincidence there things changed.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 04:20 PM
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The guy is Jameschen072, author of this thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=68
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 05:10 PM
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I thought I was gonna buy another BNF, but after reading this and already having tail motor on order, I think I'm gonna wait for stock to clear out and order a new, improved version in a month or so.
Stock isn't gonna clear out for many months. At $21.99, I don't see how anyone can pass up a BNF.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 05:24 PM
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you're right, this is beyond cheap.
Thanks for the link !
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 06:20 PM
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The guy is Jameschen072, author of this thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=68
I thought there was another member here too that correspond by emails directly with the chief at WLToys.

Update - finally found a post. It was member called "hope12839" who was corresponding with WLToys and giving member feedback on improvement suggestions.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=3113
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