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Old Mar 01, 2013, 05:15 PM
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The advice I've seen suggests spraying the open linear servo tracks (behind the servo rod connector) with a small amount 5% Deoxit D5 about once per five flights, or whenever you get servo jitters. Others open the servo for cleaning occasionally but that risks stripping threads during assembly/disassembly. Without cleaning and lubricating they wear out or gum up quickly I'm told.

I use a different lubricated contact cleaner because Deoxit is stupidly expensive here.

I haven't been flying it for long enough to know if this method is effective, but it sounds reasonable to me, and it was suggested by experienced pilots elsewhere.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 11:34 PM
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130X at the shop/work

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Flipped it indoors for the first time for some customers. Flipping my Nano is second nature whereas flipping the 130X is pucker city! Clipped the tail and broke the fin and another Lynx CF TT. (Junk)
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 01:13 AM
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Yup, don't like the Lynx CF TT either. Touched the tail blades to the concrete while hovering inverted, and the TT failed at the B gear. Lucky for me that I found the B gear on the driveway - those things are expensive.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Yup, don't like the Lynx CF TT either. Touched the tail blades to the concrete while hovering inverted, and the TT failed at the B gear. Lucky for me that I found the B gear on the driveway - those things are expensive.
Interesting. I have a pack of two Lynx CF TTs that I haven't tried yet. They were all the rave when they first came out. As for the B gear, Xtreme now sells each metal gear individually, so you don't have to buy what you don't need from Horizon.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 08:52 AM
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Interesting. I have a pack of two Lynx CF TTs that I haven't tried yet. They were all the rave when they first came out. As for the B gear, Xtreme now sells each metal gear individually, so you don't have to buy what you don't need from Horizon.
Found out about the individual B gear after spending the money for the full set just to get the B.

The Lynx CF TTs are fine up to the point the tail hits anything. Then it shreds, especially with all metal gears. I'm sure pilots who rarely crash will like them, but I'm not one of them.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Found out about the individual B gear after spending the money for the full set just to get the B.

The Lynx CF TTs are fine up to the point the tail hits anything. Then it shreds, especially with all metal gears. I'm sure pilots who rarely crash will like them, but I'm not one of them.
I wonder how well CA debonder works to get a metal C gear off a trashed CF TT.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 09:35 AM
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I wonder how well CA debonder works to get a metal C gear off a trashed CF TT.
I used a pinion puller to push it out.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 09:45 AM
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I used a pinion puller to push it out.
Good idea. I need to pick one of those up.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Flew another 3 packs through my 130X practicing front and back flips indoors.

Broke yet another tail fin and partially stripped my main gear with some minor damage the the blades all around.

Hopefully Monday it will warm up and I might have a chance to fly outdoors for the first time in over a week lol.

Ordered myself the HH metal tail gears and the MH weighted grips with hardened tail shaft.

Should be all the tail bling for a while. Nothing else planned unless I break the swash or another main grip.
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 09:06 AM
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I had a couple of Lynx carbon TT's on reserve while I was waiting for the xtreme metal 'c' gear to be restocked. After reading some posts, I think I will cancel that order and get some of the Blade metal gears with stock TT instead. I will probably only install the 'c' gear though. I haven't had any issues with the 'd' gear yet.
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 11:20 AM
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The Lynx CF TTs are fine up to the point the tail hits anything. Then it shreds, especially with all metal gears. I'm sure pilots who rarely crash will like them, but I'm not one of them.
This why CF TTs on my micros wasn't meant to be. I abuse the out of these things. I stripped a few teeth out of the main gear right off the bat, and didn't bring a spare. So rather than pack it up, I kept flying until it wouldn't fly anymore. I'll say this, with an all metal gear train for the tail, the 130X is a pretty durable heli.

She's all fixed up and ready to go another round.

Abusing my 130X (4 min 35 sec)
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Fun with the 130x!

RCTV Episode 2! Fun with the Blade 130x in HD! (6 min 29 sec)
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 03:49 PM
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I was told this heli has alot of problems out of the box. So I thought I'd come here and see.
I'm wanting to make the jump to CP's because they fly well in the wind. I'm not wanting to jump into 3D just fly around outside.
I'm a beginner as far as CP's go but I'm very experienced in airplanes and limited experience in fp's.
I bought a V911 and took it out side. This was a big no no because the heli bug bit me hard and I recognized how really limited this heli is and unless it's dead calm she's grounded for outside use.
I'm not really big into flying indoors much as I'm married and live in a apartment.
I'd say the biggest thing the airplanes have taught me in crossing over to heli's is too stay away from junk
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 03:57 PM
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I was told this heli has alot of problems out of the box. So I thought I'd come here and see.
I'm wanting to make the jump to CP's because they fly well in the wind. I'm not wanting to jump into 3D just fly around outside.
I'm a beginner as far as CP's go but I'm very experienced in airplanes and limited experience in fp's.
I bought a V911 and took it out side. This was a big no no because the heli bug bit me hard and I recognized how really limited this heli is and unless it's dead calm she's grounded for outside use.
I'm not really big into flying indoors much as I'm married and live in a apartment.
I'd say the biggest thing the airplanes have taught me in crossing over to heli's is too stay away from junk

I recommend the mCPX BL since you have some flying experience. If you have a programmable tx you can tame it while you get used to it. Give yourself plenty of space and learn to use throttle hold when you are about to lose control. Fly over grass if possible. It is pretty durable and flies very well in wind.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 01:41 AM
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I just put one on my spare 130X (my main one still has a metal TT), and I don't see an appreciable reduction in vibes. I still have a transient startup resonance part way through the spool up (same as the metal TT) and a nice smooth operation once I hit flight RPMs (same as the metal TT).

I was going to bring both 130Xs to the field this weekend for some more spirited testing, but I think my spare has a bad board. In normal mode, all is great; on idle up mode 1 (75% flat throttle curve), it wants to go right; on idle up mode 2 (90% flat throttle curve), it really wants to lean left - almost put it into the wall, but luckily my finger was still on the switch and was able to put it into IU mode 1. This spare has never flown right from day 1 regardless of all the upgrades and balancing - ordered a new board to see if it fixes things. Contemplated talking to HH about the problem, but I've been talking to them so much on this and my other helis, that they probably think I'm trying to rip them off. This will be the 4th replacement board I've had to buy (mCPX v2, nCPX, mCPX BL, and now the 130X).
1. Make sure there is no left aileron trim , which you probably checked already.
2. Nake sure that all sub trims are on zero, which you probably checked too.
3. Otherwise, I will swap the swash of the good 130 and your bad 130, which could be another suspect.
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