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Old Sep 28, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Sounds good guys. That little collar is moving, push gear up, collar down, and glue it to the shaft?
pretty much but on mine i only glued the main gear and let the collar free float so in the event of a bad crash (happens every flight) the shaft moves and doesnt stress the servo's links and head assembly. I did this with a minicp and i never broke a servo, link or had any issues with the head ever again

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So those main shaft collars are actually glued to the shaft? Why would they not use a screw like every other small heli?
I would guess because it can take more of a beating being glued. Drilling into the shaft makes it weaker
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 03:28 PM
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Awesome. I was getting a bit cocky in the wind on lunch break, whoops.

Assuming by your avatar you are a rotary enthusiast?
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Well, I couldn't wait till Monday to get another. Just got home with my second one and it flies like a dream as did #1. The grommets came with this one also and there was no vibrations or tai wag. I do have the feeling that the motor is this little bird is the weak link. I don't think it will last that long. I see that other are using the msr and mcpx motors. Are these longer lasting and how is/are their reliability since they are a brushed motors also?

Bob
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:04 PM
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I bought two nano's. One flies perfectly. The other one out of the box had a tail vibration and was very unstable. I mean it is all over the place. My LHS gave me a new feathering shaft and that fixed the vibration. Then, today while flying it, the motor stopped and it fell out of the air. I took it to my LHS. He said he would have one of his experts look it over and if he could not get it to fly right he would call HH and request a replacement. He will call me tomorrow.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Issue - help?

Guys, i bought my nano today about 2min into the flight it took a no power hit to the floor from about 3 feet. Tried to fly it again the the tail was acting funny so i unpluged the battery. Now all i get is a flashing blue light on the 3-1 about every 5 seconds. It will not even try to bind.........anyone know if there is a solution for this...think the 3-1 is toast
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Yeah, with helis like these, the sims are gonna have some stiff competition. I used to always practice any new move on the sim 100's of times til it was perfect, then go try it out and hope it worked on the real deal, Now, I just start with the smallest heli and work the moves all the way to the largest.
I completely agree. From now on, a heli like this will be on the 'must have' list right after a sim. I think they are both very good investments. The transition from sim to real world is way easier with these helis!
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Well, I couldn't wait till Monday to get another. Just got home with my second one and it flies like a dream as did #1. The grommets came with this one also and there was no vibrations or tai wag. I do have the feeling that the motor is this little bird is the weak link. I don't think it will last that long. I see that other are using the msr and mcpx motors. Are these longer lasting and how is/are their reliability since they are a brushed motors also?

Bob
Way to go Bob. I'm glad I have two. Read my post above. I had hundreds of flights on my mCPX before I replaced the motor. It didn't stop working, it just lost power. If the nano motors are as reliable as the mCPX motor I will be very satisfied.

Jim
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:24 PM
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This thing doesn't pop straight up and hover stable like my mcpx, SR, msrx and 130x. It lifts tilting to the rear and left and easily goes out of control when I am trying to recover it to a stable hover. Any suggestions?
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Guys, i bought my nano today about 2min into the flight it took a no power hit to the floor from about 3 feet. Tried to fly it again the the tail was acting funny so i unpluged the battery. Know all i get is a flashing blue light on the 3-1 about every 5 seconds. It will not even try to bind.........anyone know if there is a solution for this...think the 3-1 is toast
I think the 3-1 pcb is defective. Call HH. They will make it right .
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:43 PM
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I think the 3-1 pcb is defective. Call HH. They will make it right .
That is what i was afraid of...sucks just bought it....thanks Skaggs!
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:45 PM
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That is what i was afraid of...sucks just bought it....thanks Skaggs!
I really like the nano and would not want to be without it so, I bought two. It was a good thing because, The motor failed on one of them.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Way to go Bob. I'm glad I have two. Read my post above. I had hundreds of flights on my mCPX before I replaced the motor. It didn't stop working, it just lost power. If the nano motors are as reliable as the mCPX motor I will be very satisfied.

Jim
Yeah, glad I bought another. I am going to take it everywhere with me so I can constantly feed my addiction. Sorry to hear about one of your birds and it also sounds like a couple of another folks are having the same problem. That's what happen to my first bird too. There may be some defective 3in1 boards or bad motors causing the problem. I also wonder if the older batteries could be causing some problem with this main board and/or motor? I still have a couple of older batteries and if I suspect or see a difference in performance with them, I will stop using them. I hope #2 keeps running for a long time and also hope HH gets me the parts for #1. Having two operational birds will be a nice feeling.

Bob
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:10 PM
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mine almost never binds the first time and almost always binds the 2nd time after reconnecting the battery. Is anyone else's doing this?

Looks like the weak spot is the boom splitting.. not surprising since msr/mcpx etc have the same issue.

I also finally cracked my canopy. I'm going to put a thin coat of epoxy inside them for now on.
That works really good to strengthen them up.

So far I haven't heard of anything else breaking except the spindles bending and the skids.
Has anyone broken a swash ball or blade grip yet?
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:17 PM
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mine almost never binds the first time and almost always binds the 2nd time after reconnecting the battery. Is anyone else's doing this?
I believe you're referencing "linking". "Binding" is something you generally only have to do once to get the TX and RX talking to each other with a new model. I don't have a Nano yet, but my 130 X was the same way where it didn't want to link. And, it got worse over time. Sometimes, it took over five tries to get a solid link. So, instead of wearing out the connector, I'd just leave the TX off, plug in the battery and when the light started flashing...re-bind. You shouldn't have to do that, but it worked every time, the first time and it was much quicker than fiddling around with the battery over and over again. That was with a DSM2 TX and getting a DSMX TX fixed the problem. Works correctly, now, as it should.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I believe you're referencing "linking". "Binding" is something you generally only have to do once to get the TX and RX talking to each other with a new model. I don't have a Nano yet, but my 130 X was the same way where it didn't want to link. And, it got worse over time. Sometimes, it took over five tries to get a solid link. So, instead of wearing out the connector, I'd just leave the TX off, plug in the battery and when the light started flashing...re-bind. You shouldn't have to do that, but it worked every time, the first time and it was much quicker than fiddling around with the battery over and over again. That was with a DSM2 TX and getting a DSMX TX fixed the problem. Works correctly, now, as it should.
Yeah I mean linking. And you are right, the 130x has similar issues. I'm winidering if it is the gyro calibration and its just really sensitive to movement.
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