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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:06 AM
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I love this little heli, but I am still plagued by an occasional glitch. This morning it happened twice. The heli just stops responding for a second and then continues flying. If I am up high enough, I can recover before it hits the ground. I thought it might be temperature related, but this morning it was cool and it happened after 2 mins flying. It acts like the rx just loses signal and resets. I talked to some other guys that are having the same problem. How many on this forum have experienced this?
Something else for you to consider. My buddy kept losing RF connectivity with the planks he flies using a DX6i. Recently I noticed that he is flying with his DX6i antennae straight e.g. pointing away from him.

Apparently there is something about the way the signal is propagated from the antennae and this is not recommended. I told him to bend his antennae either up/down/right or left 90 degrees and try it again.

Ever since then he hasn't had a brown out condition. You can verify your connectivity/range by using the Range Check feature of your radio. Try it both straight and bent 90 degrees, you'll notice a significant difference.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Please use the correct terms... a brown out is something entirely different, and can not be affected by anything done at the transmitter. Bending the antenna is good and might improve your radio link, but it's not related to the brown out problem which is an onboard power supply issue. Please remember to check for both problems, and they are not related.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Thank you for the clarification. They are indeed separate issues, I stand corrected.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Something else for you to consider. My buddy kept losing RF connectivity with the planks he flies using a DX6i. Recently I noticed that he is flying with his DX6i antennae straight e.g. pointing away from him.

Apparently there is something about the way the signal is propagated from the antennae and this is not recommended. I told him to bend his antennae either up/down/right or left 90 degrees and try it again.

Ever since then he hasn't had a brown out condition. You can verify your connectivity/range by using the Range Check feature of your radio. Try it both straight and bent 90 degrees, you'll notice a significant difference.
I know the antenna should not be pointed directly at the model. Mine was pointing up, away from the heli, as I do with all my models. I'm going to pull the board out tonight and look for bad connections. Maybe there is a cold solder joint on the antenna.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 01:25 PM
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More bling for my 130x!

LNYX LX0287 - BLADE 130X Precision Aluminum Center Hub Review (2 min 41 sec)
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 01:35 PM
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I would not hold my breath, so to speak... the 130X is actually a better design, IMO, and the Nano looks to be a shrunk-down mCPx. I seriously doubt it will be as solid as the 130X.
yea the nano will never be as solid as the 130 in my opinion. For sport flying the nano should fly good,but It's limited due to the fixed tail motor. If your a good enough pilot you can make anything fly good, but for guys like me who is not a pro might run into problem with the tail blowing out when flying too aggressive. The 130x was never meant to be for new pilots so it won't be as durable as the MCPX and Nano not saying that the 130 is not durable. I have crashed both my 130 and MCPX many times without any damages

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I know the antenna should not be pointed directly at the model. Mine was pointing up, away from the heli, as I do with all my models. I'm going to pull the board out tonight and look for bad connections. Maybe there is a cold solder joint on the antenna.
You might want to call Horizon about your problem before you attempt any repairs. It might void your warranty Sounds like the power is cutting out or maybe a servo is going bad. try to disconnect the motor and move the sticks in all range to see is there is a problem.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Ok, put her back together and spun her up. Horrific noise and vibration till about 3/4 stick then it went smooth. Flew 2 batts through it and did some inspecting. Tail pin for slider was almost out of its hole. Slop in tail bearings. Could have lost the entire tail which would have led to a nasty crash. Guess I'll have to contact HH and see what they can do to send me better parts...sad...I sure hope the nano cpx I have coming turns out better...I also see that the big dark gear now has a slight groove in it. Could this be from the FET on the front servo???
It sounds like the poor little guy tried to vibrate apart. I wonder how much longer the tail blades would have hung in there? My guess is that when that pin was finally able to break free from the tail, allowing the tail blades to swing sideways at a 90degree angle, they would have been ejected from your aircraft.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 07:08 PM
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My guess is that an untrue tail shaft is what is causing the excessive vibrations. In order to fix it, you could order (4) new tail shafts. The reason I suggest you order four is because if my calculations are right, of the four you can expect one to be good and not need any balancing such as what jasmine received, one that is close enough to be balanced with a small piece of tape, and two that are equally as bad as the one you already have. I base these numbers on my experience with this heli. Or, you could return it to Horizon for another one, if you ordered it directly from them.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 07:14 PM
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I usually refrain from posting heli videos, as mine are pretty boring. But quite a few pages back, someone mentioned that it would be nice to see more flying videos, so here's a short flight around the backyard from my deck. No fancy flying, as I'm a long way from being able to fly 'fancy' with a heli. Just a few laps around the yard.

Blade 130X - short flight from the deck (3 min 34 sec)


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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:21 PM
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You're right Joel...your video is boring...but only when compared to people doing mad 3D! I'm doing good to get the heli at a right angle to me, so your video is GR8, compared to what I can do...I still can't nose in hover...yet
I can't way till my nanoCPx comes in! I might be able to fly more since it will be better to fly it in the house...finally getting the mcpx back in the air, and once I get some parts in from HH (hopefully) I'll get the 130x flying smooth!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Nice flight Joel. Even got a couple of flips in there. Nice to see people learning the nose in hover. I can do flips, rolls, inverted hover nose in. Crazy 8's. But nose in hover is still a little shaky, but getting better.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:38 AM
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I usually refrain from posting heli videos, as mine are pretty boring. But quite a few pages back, someone mentioned that it would be nice to see more flying videos, so here's a short flight around the backyard from my deck. No fancy flying, as I'm a long way from being able to fly 'fancy' with a heli. Just a few laps around the yard. Joel
Not boring at all for me, you're further down the line than I am so far.
I have had just 2 flights, both in a sports hall, so am still at the hovering stage.

To be honest, I find videos of helis doing violent 3D boring, maybe because I can't do it. Ho hum.

Nice location Joel, one helluva backyard.

As you say, you had a great evening for it too.
Makes it all the sweeter.

Can you give us some details of your camera rig, e.g. what the camera is, is it a hat-cam etc
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:41 AM
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I kept waiting for you to fly under / thru the socker goals.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 08:34 AM
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You might want to call Horizon about your problem before you attempt any repairs. It might void your warranty Sounds like the power is cutting out or maybe a servo is going bad. try to disconnect the motor and move the sticks in all range to see is there is a problem.
I did a range check this morning and I only had control out to about 15 paces. I always had problems binding it too, I had to put the tx antenna right next to the rx. I sent an email to Horizon, maybe I can get a new control board.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:24 PM
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I ended up ordering the new Hyperion 500mah packs for this heli and man are they good. Not only are they just about the same size as the stock lipos, they deliver much more punch in flight. I also get almost a minute more flight time with no big loss of power thru the flight pack. I am running both the stock motor and the HP08S and the results are the same. The pack is really good even on the stock set-up. Nice.

I'm ordering more of them now...
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