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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:21 PM
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The tail may be shaft-driven
You say that as if it's a bad thing. My shaft driven collective pitch tail rotor works flawlessly on my V120D01 (when the servo isn't twitching ).
Extremely smooth performance. Don't crash and you won't strip gears.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Don't crash and you won't strip gears.
On my Walkera helis, landing on grass was enough to strip the tail drive gears. The brushless motor spooling down was enough to keep the blades spinning when on the grass.

Three solutions.

1. Don't fly on grass

2. Don't buy a tail shaft drive heli

3. If you do buy a tail shaft drive heli, do your best to install some type of slipper clutch.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 04:20 PM
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+ 1 on slipped clutch

Livoniabob

Where you at foo?
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Looks like it flys great....how does it crash?
usually by some chowderhead losing control of his thumbs
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:15 PM
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1. Don't fly on grass
Agreed. Bring a car-mat with you to the field, for take-offs. Catch the heli with your hand for landings, or cut power a couple of inches above the ground.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Agreed. Bring a car-mat with you to the field, for take-offs. Catch the heli with your hand for landings, or cut power a couple of inches above the ground.
Hey just get a butterfly net to catch the heli. on the way down or a catcher glove can do the trick LOL. Best Regards.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Too expensive for what it is. For that price I would expect a CF frame normal servos (not linear) and an outrunner motor.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 09:16 PM
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+ 1 on slipped clutch

Livoniabob

Where you at foo?
Think you all might have to buy him a 130x if you want him to make a slipper clutch.

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The tail may be shaft-driven, but I am SOOOOO glad it's not a separate motor.
An electric tail can actually work quite well if it uses a variable pitch tail rotor like a shaft or belt driven tail.

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And it's nice to see a brushless on this one too! Yippee! Now for the waiting game and the ever-moving HH release dates
Inrunner though, not outrunner.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 12:11 AM
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Oh man, FINALLY they listened to us! We've been clamoring for this ever since the mCP-X I'm definitely in for one, I've flown the rotors off my mCP-X and still love it for backyard sport flying. The 130x will still be small enough for the backyard, but should be big enough that I can see what the heck it's doing in inverted flight better. The tail may be shaft-driven, but I am SOOOOO glad it's not a separate motor. And it's nice to see a brushless on this one too! Yippee! Now for the waiting game and the ever-moving HH release dates
Second day and it has already been moved to Late June. Maybee we'll get our hands on it in August of were lucky. lol! I'll watch this date changing movie
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Too expensive for what it is. For that price I would expect a CF frame normal servos (not linear) and an outrunner motor.
It is down to $240 at Ampdraw models. But the main issue for me is that I would have to get a DX6i for it. The linear servos should fix the stripping problem of the V120D02S. So that is actually a bonus if you don't mind the slower response of linear servos.You are also looking at a more powerful 2S system and probably a better FBL system for 3D flying. Otherwise, I don't think it will be anywhere near as durable as the MCPx. I will be watching it closely, it is possible that no vendor will import it to Hong Kong. If it is imported, I would be expected to pay full price for it.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 04:38 AM
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mmm hmmm

I have an mcpx too, i love that freakin thing - im on my 3rd frame (but its only like $7) i fly it inside and out A LOT.

I just built a trex 450 pro 3gx but i dropped my dx8 b4 i got to fly :-( its in the shop now.

I saw this and im really thinking about it since i almost just laid down $300 for a brushless mcpx - i wish this was in stock so i could play with it until i get my dx8 back :-( if this were in stock i would buy one tomorrow - may still get one tho to do some harder 3d than i can do on my mcpx and that im willing to do on my 450 :-)
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 04:42 AM
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It is down to $240 at Ampdraw models. But the main issue for me is that I would have to get a DX6i for it. The linear servos should fix the stripping problem of the V120D02S. So that is actually a bonus if you don't mind the slower response of linear servos.You are also looking at a more powerful 2S system and probably a better FBL system for 3D flying. Otherwise, I don't think it will be anywhere near as durable as the MCPx. I will be watching it closely, it is possible that no vendor will import it to Hong Kong. If it is imported, I would be expected to pay full price for it.
Well I haven't had a stripped servo on my D02S since doing the servo saver mod. Also 300mah is what 3 minutes of flight time? Even at $240 I could build a nice FBL Tarot 250 that would outperform it easily.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Even at $240 I could build a nice FBL Tarot 250 that would outperform it easily.
How's your local parts availability on that and customer service?

Just sayin'

Those are pretty big deals to me when I make a purchasing decision in this hobby. I run down to any of 3 LHS in my area at least 3 times a week to grab parts for replacement or modding for the HH products I own and have them in my hand instantly.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 05:36 PM
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The tail gear set is $15 a pop. So crashes are going to more expensive than the MCPx. However, they do show optional metal bevel gears.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 10:50 PM
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How's your local parts availability on that and customer service?

Just sayin'

Those are pretty big deals to me when I make a purchasing decision in this hobby. I run down to any of 3 LHS in my area at least 3 times a week to grab parts for replacement or modding for the HH products I own and have them in my hand instantly.
Tarot 250 is a (very high quality) clone of the Trex 250 so if you need something immediately you can just use the Align part.
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