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Old Dec 02, 2012, 10:34 PM
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My V400 is also virtually hands free hover, but it will break on the first crash.
That's why I suggest one of the minis to help not only in hovering, but to get a grasp on orientation. I'm stuck inside due to winter weather and flying indoors is a totally different challenge than outside. I have hit the walls a few times with no damage to the Heli or the walls With the bigger guys, that would not be possible.
The Skyartec does looks like a great little outside trainer. Can you bind it to a Turnigy 9x TX. If not, any idea what the TX protocol is?
As for binding to any other TX I wouldn't know but I will find out for you, the TX is this one NASA701
The RX is this one SKY-X303V 3-Axis gyro
And spare parts are here

Configuration:

WASP X3V helicopter; 15A brushless ESC; SKY-X303V 3-axis system; 9g servo x3; 9g digital servo(tail servo) x1; BL250 4500KV brushless motor; NASA701 LCD 2.4GHz 7ch TX; 7.4V 900mah LI-PO battery; balance charger; power supply.

Specification:

Length: 475mm
Main rotor blade: 470mm
Tail blade: 110mm
Copper gear: 14T
Main gear: 120T
Flying weight: 260g
Remote control distance: 2500 feet (762m)

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For beginners, more stable flight and convenient maintenance.
For experts, more flexible 3D flight and violence flight.
For RC market, flybarless is the current trends.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Thanks Whizgig. Looks like I will probably pop for the X3V instead of the Walkera V200D01.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 01:54 AM
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Thanks Whizgig. Looks like I will probably pop for the X3V instead of the Walkera V200D01.
No Prob's mate,

I also forgot to add that it has a belt driven tail which is more forgiving than a torque driven tail and is good for a beginner learning to fly 6ch heli's.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Thanks Whizgig. Looks like I will probably pop for the X3V instead of the Walkera V200D01.
Can't be wrong, everything is better then a V200D01 !!
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 08:03 AM
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My Wasp X3V woes.....

Since the Wasp X3V seems to be the topic of discussion at this moment, please have a look at these pictures and tell me if my servo arms are OK or not. My swash is level at zero pitch (at which these pictures have been taken), but not too happy with the servo arms:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post23420424

I have to say the manual is very sketchy and does not explain this or the gyro settings.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Since the Wasp X3V seems to be the topic of discussion at this moment, please have a look at these pictures and tell me if my servo arms are OK or not. My swash is level at zero pitch (at which these pictures have been taken), but not too happy with the servo arms:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post23420424

I have to say the manual is very sketchy and does not explain this or the gyro settings.
They are screwed up. You need to have them all the same. You set them as close as possible mechanically to center with the gyro disabled. You can then further adjust electronically with subtrim to get all as close to 90 degrees as possible as long as they are all the same. You may have to use travel adjust at maximum positive pitch and negative pitch to keep the swash level at these extremes. If it stays level all the way through your travel from max negative to mag positive and you have zero pitch at mid stick, you have it perfect.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:28 PM
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I might suggest if you have never flown a CP Heli, I would get a small trainer before you try the blade 400. That Heli is extremely light and extremely responsive. It will fly good in experienced hands, but is not a very good Heli to learn on. Most of the little minis are very crash resistant. The blade 400 is not.
I'm in strictly sim-mode until I build up some experience. I'm not in a rush. Until then, I'll keep flying my F45. I picked up the 400 3d just because the opportunity arose. $280 plus a Spektrum DX7. Already trimmed, balanced and ready for me, once I'm ready to fly it.

I also picked up a set of extended legs and a GoPro mount from http://www.fpvpilot.com/Pages/450FPVKit.aspx
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 10:14 PM
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I'm in strictly sim-mode until I build up some experience. I'm not in a rush. Until then, I'll keep flying my F45. I picked up the 400 3d just because the opportunity arose. $280 plus a Spektrum DX7. Already trimmed, balanced and ready for me, once I'm ready to fly it.

I also picked up a set of extended legs and a GoPro mount from http://www.fpvpilot.com/Pages/450FPVKit.aspx
What sim are you using?
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 01:25 AM
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For those using rechargeable batteries in TX, how long do they last? Mine 2500mAh GPs lasted something about 4min. of usage.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 02:31 AM
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hey guys, Im sure the wasp X3V have a thred of is own.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:35 AM
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For those using rechargeable batteries in TX, how long do they last? Mine 2500mAh GPs lasted something about 4min. of usage.
2200mah rayovac platinums go about 10 five to ten minute flights before I would recharge. I never had a failure, just did it because.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:50 AM
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For those using rechargeable batteries in TX, how long do they last? Mine 2500mAh GPs lasted something about 4min. of usage.
Hi Mate I use rechargeable batteries all the time.
I use 2600mAh 1.2v AA and they last for 1-2 weeks between charges and I have never had any problems with them or the TX or heli.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Since the Wasp X3V seems to be the topic of discussion at this moment, please have a look at these pictures and tell me if my servo arms are OK or not. My swash is level at zero pitch (at which these pictures have been taken), but not too happy with the servo arms:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post23420424

I have to say the manual is very sketchy and does not explain this or the gyro settings.
Lentar I have answered you on this question in the X3 V thread and also in a PM.

The manual clearly states to level the servo arms if needed under Maintenance Replacement of parts.

This is what I told you to do.

Reset the TX to factory settings then check what mode you are in make sure it is in mode 2.

Now turn on the TX and bind it with the heli, once the heli and TX are bound turn them both off.
Now undo the servo arm and remove it and put it back on so it is straight but don't put the screw in yet.

Now Turn on the TX and then the heli and bind them again, once bound check that the servo arms are straight if they aren't turn off and get them as close to straight as you can then recheck again and if they are fine turn off and do up the screws.

Now bind then again and check the swash plate if it is level then you are done.
If it is not level then you will have to change the length of the swash plate control arms till you get it level.

I would also recommend that you use a swash plate leveling tool set for a 250 size heli to do this with, it will be alot easier for you as it will show you which arm needs to be adjusted up or down and you will get the swash dead level with the shaft.
Also I would recommend that you use a pair of Ball Link pliers to remove the control arm ball links so you can adjust them.

You can buy them from E-bay, online shops or at your local hobby shop.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:57 AM
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hey guys, I'm sure the wasp X3V have a thread of is own.
Yes it dose sorry I was only talking about it due to the question given back on the last page.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 07:09 AM
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Bthirsk, Hawaiichopper & Arrowshooter,... plopped down at the laptop to check FedEx tracking before leaving to catch the schoolbus. Activity: 'On FedEx Vehicle for Delivery', Location: 'Baltimore, MD'! WooHoo!!!! I be backyeard hovering the moment I get home. Well with the F45 at least. Ain't touchin' the 450 until I learn how to check it out and set it up. Thanks so much guys for quick and dirty education you guys gave up. Appreciated! Gone,... Poof!
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