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Old Oct 04, 2012, 01:59 PM
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I know some will now try what the heli does at 18.82 mm. Perhaps it will then fly itself...

Would have been easier if they had left a marker on the shaft...
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 02:10 PM
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I know some will now try what the heli does at 18.82 mm. Perhaps it will then fly itself...

Would have been easier if they had left a marker on the shaft...
We could mark the shaft ourselves before the first flight.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Seems like a pretty good practice, as pre-first-flight-check.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Would have been easier if they had left a marker on the shaft...
I am still under the impression that they did mark the shaft..........
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Do you actually straighten the shaft and reinstall it or, do you replace it? How do you straighten it?
I fogot about this yesterday. Yes i straighten my shafts I put them in a pair plies that has about 1mm bite per tooth. I then grab the shaft tight at one end and hit the pliers downward on to my bench with a hammer. As the pliers slide down the FS it straightens it. It will straighten it up to 15 times before it turns to butter.

I know pretty cavemanish but it works. My normal straightening method does not work on these shafts since it has a hex at one end.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Brian James from HH (Blade) states:



Taken from
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=455520

He has some important tips there you should read.
The tips are pretty good, but setting all the links to the swash at 25mm will have the swash tilted forward. If you haven't examined your heli, the rear servo sits a few mm's higher than the servos on the side. So having all the links exactly the same is assuming all the servos are at the same height, they are not. The rear link should be closer to 22 to 23 mm
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Just hope mine survives more flights, new to 3D thought this puppie might make it. Certainly has!

After some Sim practice, forward roll was easiest move for me, and accomplished it moments ago, not pretty but one fully recovered, wow, I'm Hooked.

Using the RTF DX4e, at just over mid stick flick the Act switch, oh my!
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:04 PM
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I'm suing HH!

So keep an eye on the tail motor, a bit of lubing and a quick checkup on the bushing is needed!

Where did you apply the lubricant? Can you take a picture showing it for us newbies?
If you remove the prop, you can see a teeny tiny brass/ bronze busing that keeps the shaft in place. Apply only small fraction of a drop!

You can make out the bushing on this pic:

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Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:13 PM
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just picked up a ncpx from my local hobby shop, I'm surprised I haven't actually flown it yet, just been to busy with other things :/
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 09:42 PM
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I fogot about this yesterday. Yes i straighten my shafts I put them in a pair plies that has about 1mm bite per tooth. I then grab the shaft tight at one end and hit the pliers downward on to my bench with a hammer. As the pliers slide down the FS it straightens it. It will straighten it up to 15 times before it turns to butter.

I know pretty cavemanish but it works. My normal straightening method does not work on these shafts since it has a hex at one end.

I would like to see a video of that!
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 09:52 PM
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just picked up a ncpx from my local hobby shop, I'm surprised I haven't actually flown it yet, just been to busy with other things :/
Fly it and enjoy it my friend Just set zero pitch at center as per indoorheli's excellent description and fly! This little guy is a blast!!!
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 11:34 PM
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I received mine on Monday, and despite the brushed motor and a bit of tail wag, I have to say this is what the mCPX v1 should have been. If I had to pick I'd take this guy over the mCPX v1. Can't speak for the v2 or brushless conversions.

And I'll be lining up like the rest when the brushless versions come out in a year or two. We know they will, and that AS3X wll get better and better. HH will do just fine spending a few bucks more on the bird and reaping the benefit of more replacement parts over time. This is an amazing time to be into micros!
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 11:49 PM
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I'm using dx4e too, I think we are at a disadvantage. Eventually I'll get my 9x flashed and upgraded with spectrum chip. It still flies great with the dx4e though.

But I did get to radio shack and changed out the throttle hold button to a flat face style two way toggle. But I also discovered when the circuit closes throttle hold is not activated, it must be closed and then opened. Closing circuit while flying and it just kept right on flying. But I can live with that, it can still be setup for one action to activate throttle hold.

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Just hope mine survives more flights, new to 3D thought this puppie might make it. Certainly has!

After some Sim practice, forward roll was easiest move for me, and accomplished it moments ago, not pretty but one fully recovered, wow, I'm Hooked.

Using the RTF DX4e, at just over mid stick flick the Act switch, oh my!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Well in the process of removing my servos for a revised motor mount and 7T pinion install my elevator servo socket fell off It sure wasn't mount well in the first place.

But I was able to re-solder it and probably going to fill around it with epoxy so it doesnt happen again. So careful with them there servo sockets!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Well in the process of removing my servos for a revised motor mount and 7T pinion install my elevator servo socket fell off It sure wasn't mount well in the first place.

But I was able to re-solder it and probably going to fill around it with epoxy so it doesnt happen again. So careful with them there servo sockets!
same happened to me with my mcpx board, was really hard to resolder it but finally worked, i think those sockets are really weak so i also recommend people to put a bit of epoxy on them when new
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