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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Does your blades say BORKEN instead of BROKEN?
I think they all do, that's no doubt why somebody has put "my corter is borken" under his user name. Can't remember who though...

Edit: Just looked again. My blue/white & my black/orange say borken, my yellow/black (the "cloned clone") say broken. It's all still a whole heap better than my Chinese though
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:50 PM
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That is most likely correct. ...assuming the manufacturer did the design correct in the first place.

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Well thankfully the boys at WL Toys seem to have made not too bad a job of it
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Rick, what you described is exactly what was happening, I had only experienced it though in the left turn. Having flown fixed wing for so many years it has been hard to get used to having to push the stick forward for forward flight, and worse because I always flew with down trim rolled in so I always had to maintain back pressure on the stick. Am doing fine I guess but will take a while to unlearn old habits. Tom
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 04:57 PM
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busted canopy holder

Hey Guys

just realised I've managed to bust one of the rods which holds the canopy on my yellow heli - the back one just below the swash assembly.

Trying to superglue it at the moment, but in case that doesn't work I was wondering if anyone has another fix for it.

One thought I had was to drill a couple of 0.3mm holes and insert a pin, but that would probably involve buying a mini drill, as I'm not sure if I could use such a small bit in my battery drill.

The heli still flies ok at the moment, and I had thought about cutting off the corresponding rod on the other side so the back of the canopy just hangs in the air. Not sure though if I might then damage a servo linkage if the heli takes a hard hit on the side.

As always, any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers
Tigg
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Hey Guys

just realised I've managed to bust one of the rods which holds the canopy on my yellow heli - the back one just below the swash assembly.

Trying to superglue it at the moment, but in case that doesn't work I was wondering if anyone has another fix for it.

One thought I had was to drill a couple of 0.3mm holes and insert a pin, but that would probably involve buying a mini drill, as I'm not sure if I could use such a small bit in my battery drill.

The heli still flies ok at the moment, and I had thought about cutting off the corresponding rod on the other side so the back of the canopy just hangs in the air. Not sure though if I might then damage a servo linkage if the heli takes a hard hit on the side.

As always, any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers
Tigg
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 06:06 PM
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... managed to bust one of the rods which holds the canopy on my yellow heli - the back one just below the swash assembly...
My fix is to splice all the way through to the unbroken side with a sewing needle, heat shrink and epoxy.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 06:30 PM
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My fix is to splice all the way through to the unbroken side with a sewing needle, heat shrink and epoxy.
here here yes i also use tiny jewlery drills and straight pins. and epoxy.
and heatshrink works in alot of situations
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Which way does it spin?

Besides the other suggestions made, also check for a loose tail blade. I have found the the stock ones almost always get a crack in the hub, even if you never hit the tail on anything. Then it will start to slip on the shaft after a while. Aftermarket have been much better.]
I don't know if anyone else has found the same thing, but I've found the black tail rotors used on the Y911 and Helios stay in place much better. I've lost a fair number of the original 911 tail rotors given my propensity for crashing into trees while flying in the wind. I even add a drop of CA glue to the shaft end, and that doesn't completely solve the issue.

In comparison, depsite my best efforts I am yet to lose a black Y911 rotor. I have bent them a couple of times (including destroying one), but never had one come off the shaft.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 06:50 PM
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I don't know if anyone else has found the same thing, but I've found the black tail rotors used on the Y911 and Helios stay in place much better. I've lost a fair number of the original 911 tail rotors given my propensity for crashing into trees while flying in the wind. I even add a drop of CA glue to the shaft end, and that doesn't completely solve the issue.

In comparison, depsite my best efforts I am yet to lose a black Y911 rotor. I have bent them a couple of times (including destroying one), but never had one come off the shaft.
Yep, the black ones are what I use too.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Hey Guys

just realised I've managed to bust one of the rods which holds the canopy on my yellow heli - the back one just below the swash assembly.

Trying to superglue it at the moment, but in case that doesn't work I was wondering if anyone has another fix for it.
I had an "incident" with one of mine. (I knocked it off a chair and knocked the chair over on it!) The entire mounting tube for the tail boom was broken out of the frame. I used White Gorilla Glue to encapsulate the breaks. That was a good 50 flights ago, and it's still holding.

Rick
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 07:16 PM
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What scale body could fit for the v911. Does anyone have a idea.
Here are three Hughes 300 style canopies.

Here's an Agusta 109 fuselage.


Obviously, I've done the 300 canopies. I have an Agusta fuselage, but I haven't mounted it yet. It looks fairly easy, though. All of these are cheap. Even the Agusta is less than $10 shipped, if I recall correctly.

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 08:32 PM
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To tiggertoo1962 and others interested, Most of the time when I had to drill in any of the plastics on any of these helis, even very small holes, it was easier to control and very easy to drill just turning the drill bit by hand
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:00 PM
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I had an "incident" with one of mine. (I knocked it off a chair and knocked the chair over on it!) The entire mounting tube for the tail boom was broken out of the frame. I used White Gorilla Glue to encapsulate the breaks. That was a good 50 flights ago, and it's still holding.



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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Hey, ever get hit in the face by a heli? You need something to take away the tears. What could be better than sugary treats?

Actually, I never saw them looking like Twinkies, but that's pretty funny! Those are supposed to look like floats. I made them from EPP foam sticky throwing darts from Dollar Tree.

Hey, I wonder if I could make rotor blades from Hershey Bars. ...and how about a marshmallow for a canopy?

Rick
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Here are three Hughes 300 style canopies.

Here's an Agusta 109 fuselage.


Obviously, I've done the 300 canopies. I have an Agusta fuselage, but I haven't mounted it yet. It looks fairly easy, though. All of these are cheap. Even the Agusta is less than $10 shipped, if I recall correctly.

Rick
I was gonna say I have an Agusta fuse on my v911 and then I realized you already posted the link.

But yes, very easy and it was under $10. You just have to reverse the battery mount for COG. It's definitely my favorite v911.
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