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Old Nov 03, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Has anyone seen orange tail and main blades for this heli?
Answered my own question. Looked at Blades site. Just can not find them anywhere else yet....
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Thats just the mild kit. Those G-forces are doing pretty well. How many flights on that motor of yours? I'm also only charging the G-forces at .2 amps. The wild kit would definitely be too hot for the house and needs bigger lipos too. This baby needs to be house friendly for the LONG, cold, dark winter.
What's your Rates on Elevator/Aileron and your Pitch EPA?
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Has anyone seen orange tail and main blades for this heli?
Answered my own question. Looked at Blades site. Just can not find them anywhere else yet....
You can get the tail now, it's blh3603OR. Same as the MCPXV2.
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Nice. Another guy flying those nice cheap lipos
The power on all of those little lipos drops off horribly in the cold.
However, in the warm house, those g forces have impressed me!
You just need to warm them up before you use them. I use a heating pad on med.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Blog posted on canopy post reinforcement...

Blade Nano CP X Canopy Post Reinforcement
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:40 AM
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You just need to warm them up before you use them. I use a heating pad on med.
Or, just use better cells. It has been well-known for a number of years that the high-quality UM cells perform far, far better in the cold than the cheapies.

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Old Nov 04, 2012, 01:52 AM
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Pics of mine with V911 canopy, 1.8mm cf rod with wire wrapped around boom (no cutting or soldering done), and paper clips with glued on grommets to replace right side canopy pins, just bent over to help reinforce left side and be in place if left side ones break.

Did first back flip in side yard today from only 10 ft. up, went back perfectly, hovered a sec. upside down (panic moment for me), then I just repeated and it came back around nicely. Had been trying rolls to right and hover upside down, but I can get it to go over easy enough but lose control. Straight back seems easier for me.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 01:49 AM
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Blog posted on canopy post reinforcement...

Blade Nano CP X Canopy Post Reinforcement
I use heat shrink and CA on the canopy pins as a preventive measure. Works well if the pin is not broken yet. I cracked my tail boom after a few crashes, repaired it with CA and some yellow heat shrink and it's lasted over 50 crashes now.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Has anyone had any experience with a wobbling spur gear or bad main motor causing the nano to vibrate?
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Or, just use better cells. It has been well-known for a number of years that the high-quality UM cells perform far, far better in the cold than the cheapies.
citation?
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:40 PM
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My Hero!
Worked like a charm. I did it with my hands, no tubes but I could identify the problem. I didn't know that little plastic thinky was supposed to be glued on.
The gear is NOT glued on! Don't glue it on there! It's supposed to slip in a crash, to provide relief to the drive train, so you don't break the shaft or something. All the recent little micros are like that... it's a good design, contributing to the durability of the thing.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:44 PM
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The gear is NOT glued on! Don't glue it on there! It's supposed to slip in a crash, to provide relief to the drive train, so you don't break the shaft or something. All the recent little micros are like that... it's a good design, contributing to the durability of the thing.
All the recent UM helis are like that... except for the Nano.

It is glued on from the factory. HH recommends gluing it on.

FWIW, I pinned the main gear to the shaft on my MCPX. I expected something else to give as a result, but so far, nothing else has been affected. The only result has been lack of mainshaft play after I crash.

Mainshafts are cheap enough. Having a loose gear could cause a crash.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Good to know... mine doesn't seem to be glued on! I think I will leave it that way, I've put this heli through heck and back and it seems fine.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Good to know... mine doesn't seem to be glued on! I think I will leave it that way, I've put this heli through heck and back and it seems fine.
Both of mine were glued but like your line of thought i dont like the glue on it so the head slips during an impact. I actually removed the glue so everything takes less stress since the head slips. Similar to my first 120 size heli I always kept the shaft collar loose.

On walkeras you would notice right away that gears didnt strip anymore since the servos didnt get the crazy stress anymore since the head had an area to release force from the crash instead of putting it into the servos and/or body of the heli. So not glueing the collar so it can slip will definitely save parts of the heli in a hard crash
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Many years of personal experience with using LiPos in cold wx. It's all about the internal resistance of the cells, which determines how well they hold voltage under load, and therefore how much power you get. High-quality, high-performance lipos have lower internal resistance at normal temps. That's why they you get more power, with less battery heat. As the internal cell temp drops, their internal resistance increases at a much lower rate than the low-quality cells. Therefore, they maintain voltage much better under load in cold wx.

Check the PZ Sukhoi XP & other 1s UM threads. You will find plenty of info regarding flying UM aircraft with exposed batteries in the winter. Many of us have been flying these UMs & testing UM batteries for a number of years already, so there is no need to reinvent the wheel.

For a number of years, Hyperion 160s were far superior to any other UM cells in the cold. Of course, they were also by far the best performers in normal temps. Many of us have flown in -15 F wx with them, and flight-times to the 80% discharge point are far better than the cheapies. The older Turnigy Nanos were useless in the cold, but then they had very poor performance in normal temps as well. The newer Turnigy 160 mAh 30c cells seem to perform similarly to the Hyp 160s in normal temps, so they may also fare much better in the cold than the old Nanos. The MA cells also perform similarly to the Hyps, so they may also be good choices for winter ops.

A number of us also made little LiPo blankets to keep the cells from cooling off so quickly in the air.

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