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Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:37 AM
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Well I was supposed to bridge that lvc resistor , but its sooo damn small all I managed to do when i put the soldering iron on it was to remove it from the pcb ! Bah ! It wasn't worth flying for 90 secs of battery life, so i wasn't too bothered if it was fried. Too my surprise it works still, and I'm getting 3.30 out of my batteries (nanotech 300mA) with an old old hp05 from my 4#3b days and a 7 mm tail motor.

I still much prefer my v120 but at least i can get a little enjoyment out of this heli now! I don't know how anyone can recommend the mini, you have to do sooo many mods to get the power and flight times decent...

Scrub that! Just went outside for a test fly, 2 batteries 1.30 each! I guess my style of flying canes these batteries . The tail doesnt hold after 1.30 goodness knows what's going on! Might try and bridge that gap left on the pcb. The battery that i got 3.30 mins i put back 260ma but after 1.30 i'm only putting back 100ma !
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Does anyone knows the correct size of the screwdriver necessary for change the servo ?
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 11:18 AM
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Anyone tried firmware V1.3?

The title says it all. Thanks.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:03 AM
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Genius CP Hi Vis blades

Does anyone know where I can get Hi Vis blades for the Genius CP. I have seen these blades for the Blade MCPX but not sure they would work on the Genius CP. If the MCPX blades would work I would definitely pick some up.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:28 AM
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I've opened the elevator servo, and two teeth are broken on the second gear. I've rotated the gear and it seems to work. Time for the servo saver mod...
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:45 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get Hi Vis blades for the Genius CP. I have seen these blades for the Blade MCPX but not sure they would work on the Genius CP. If the MCPX blades would work I would definitely pick some up.
I answered my own question. Here is a quote from the President of KBDD..

" I know from pilots that the MCPX main blades work very well on the Walkera Genius. Our Pilotís also will fit but I havenít heard from pilots flying them on a Genius. The pilotís Choice are much lighter and quicker than our other main blades. I actually do not know how or if they would work on the other helis mentioned.
My understanding is from Nick Maxwell is the Axe CP works very well with our Pilotís Choice. Nick stated they improved performance of that heli by 20%. I am sure that heli is very similar to the Walkera CP."

So if anyone else was wondering if the Hi Vis KBDD blades work on the Walkera Genius, here's your answer. If they fit the Genius, most likely they should work on the Mini and Super as well..

Keep em flying...
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 12:29 PM
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Im using these on my brushless mini cp.
Slightly heavier and way stiffer then the stock blades. Making it more stable and at the same time it responds faster. Also seem to have more lift.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:18 PM
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I took my maiden flight with my first cp. It was a lot quicker than I expected it to be for sure. Was a little windy as well. I did manage some hover time, then some drift and crash with my over correction. It almost seems like the servos were slow to respond to input, then suddenly move.

My sim cable should be in tomorrow so I can start practicing there and spare the paint on the blades. I am definitely addicted to this sport. Cant wait til I can fly these things without allot of thought, when it comes to just flying that is. I know that the 3D requires more concentration. Like anything else practice makes perfect.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:06 PM
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I took my maiden flight with my first cp. It was a lot quicker than I expected it to be for sure. Was a little windy as well. I did manage some hover time, then some drift and crash with my over correction. It almost seems like the servos were slow to respond to input, then suddenly move.

My sim cable should be in tomorrow so I can start practicing there and spare the paint on the blades. I am definitely addicted to this sport. Cant wait til I can fly these things without allot of thought, when it comes to just flying that is. I know that the 3D requires more concentration. Like anything else practice makes perfect.
The RX's EL/AIL Gyro Pot setting has a noticable effect on how fast the Mini reacts to user (and wind) EL and AIL commanded changes.

I think the Walker factory setting is intended for newbies, in hopes that that if the AIL and EL Servo's are "dumbed" down, then the newbies will have an easier time hovering. I personally think "dumbing" the Servo's only teaches the newbies to be stick "bangers", and instead think it would be best to have newbies learn to provide their own restraint with the use of self-control at their fingertips.

IMO, once a person is comfortable hovering in all orientations, then the RX's EL/AIL Gyro Pot setting should be tweaked to lower setting. I have mine set all the way to it's minimum setting because I like having full control at my finger tips and the choice of being able to immediately get out of danger.

I've read many people have the opposite preference, and don't like having a very reactive heli, so I suppose having a tweakable Pot is a blessing for all the various types of fliers.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:14 PM
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Just received Pilot's Choice KBDD blades in the mail today... Put them on the CP imeditaely and took them out for a flight. Keep in mind I am new to 6 channel heli's and am in the process of learning to hover. So far I am impressed with the blades. I was told by KBDD that the main blades for the MCP X would fit, but was not sure about the Pilot's choice. I can say that the Pilot's choice improved my newbie flying. Genius for me is more stable than stock blades.
Also took my Super CP out for its first flight. With some practice on the Genius I was able to hover tail in pretty well. Seemed to be more stable to me than the Genius. I may move the blades to the Super CP and see how it works with them.
I can definately see these blades much better.
Here are a few pics of the Genius and Super CP..

Keep em flying!!!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Just received Pilot's Choice KBDD blades in the mail today... Put them on the CP imeditaely and took them out for a flight. Keep in mind I am new to 6 channel heli's and am in the process of learning to hover. So far I am impressed with the blades. I was told by KBDD that the main blades for the MCP X would fit, but was not sure about the Pilot's choice. I can say that the Pilot's choice improved my newbie flying. Genius for me is more stable than stock blades.
Also took my Super CP out for its first flight. With some practice on the Genius I was able to hover tail in pretty well. Seemed to be more stable to me than the Genius. I may move the blades to the Super CP and see how it works with them.
I can definately see these blades much better.
Here are a few pics of the Genius and Super CP..

Keep em flying!!!
how much and where did you buy ? It really worth the price ?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:03 PM
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This is one place I know you can get them from.. $8.45 + shipping.

http://www.wowhobbies.com/kbdd5013-p...eonorange.aspx

So far I would say that they are an improvement. For me I will buy another set for my Super CP after I try these this afternoon.

There is the Extreme Edition Main blades as well.. $8.75 + shipping

http://www.wowhobbies.com/kbdd5003_m...desorange.aspx

For me the visibility is what I was looking for. The fact that they added stability is a great bonus. I would say they are worth every penny.. There are of course many color choices to suit your visual needs. They also have tail blades..

Keep em flying
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:52 PM
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As we all know these battery connectors in the Wlkera helis is.. ehh... a JOKE. and a bad one at that . the leads are too short and are not secured, thus BANG.. GOOD for another order of spare parts. So then we have the Dean Connectors. But before I go nuts on this, I am contemplating some "extension" that I can insert between the battery cable and the power plug going to the board.. Yes, I heard it... any connection is bad etc etc the plugs ZAP power but guess what, Walkera is happily using them all on the little helis and nowhere do I see people that are ripping these connectors of and replace them with say Dean connectors. So what would you say if I add a short 2 inch or so extension and secure it too so it does not yank the battery or the board, so I do not have to take that flimsy canopy off and rip that sucker to pieces and replace every 10 flights. I bought a bunch of these extensions from WOW and I will be making of few of these new leads and try them out. Total investment?. less than the sales tax on a gallon of your Supreme 91 crap in California!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:32 AM
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hi all. Received my mini CP the other week. Been flying it around doing circuits etc...

One thing I noticed, and I cant remember if the honeybee king 2 does it, when I make a right turn circuit, the heli banks right and turns nicely. When I make a left circuit, the heli stays very level, it wont bank into the turn.

Im guessing this is normal?
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