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Old Mar 01, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Don't ever buy this charger:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:AAQ:US:1123

Mine is new out of the box, and junk.

It charges NiMh, but errors out when I try to charge a LiPo.

On top of that, it was advertized as having a cooling fan.
Guess what? No fan.

No response from seller.

Then, the battery I ordered came yesterday puffed like a balloon.
One cell reads half a volt.

The only way to get good equipment is to spend $1000.
IThen if you do spend the money on some good hardware,
it costs a fortune when you crash.
This may have nothing to do with your problem and you know a heck of a lot more about this stuff than I do, but my I Max B6 clone would say voltage error when I used a power supply that had too low of a ma output for the charging rate I was using.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Mike told me to get an Accucell, but I wanted one from nearby.
I always have to wait forever for stuff and I'm tired of it.
This one was 80 miles away, and STILL took 4 days to get.

I'm tired of Hobby King ripping me off on shipping.

I'm tired of Banggood taking a month to ship things.

Most of all I'm tired of fixing flaws, only to unearth another.

It is perpetual, and the 9116 won't be a good helicopter
until every last part is replaced.

It was idiotic to even attempt to make it anything more than it was...
A poorly designed, cheaply made, high failure rate starter helicopter that you SHOULD outgrow in 2 weeks.

I'm so pissed off, my ears are sweating.

We did outgrow it and that's why we started modding. But we took it from boring to fun-to-fly again. While it will never be perfect it is perfect for this phase of my learning curve. I don't have the skill yet to blast around with my Wasp like I do with the 9116X. I thoroughly enjoy working on it, reading all the posts from others experimenting with and working on it and flying it. Yes, I have some money in the 9116's and related parts, but the way I was crashing when learning to fly it my expenditure would have been many times greater if I had bought a more expensive, refined and less durable helicopter. And I'm so cheap, I probably would have given it up. I don't for a minute regret it. You've had a bad day and once you cool down I think you'll agree.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Don't feel bad steve took my 9116 out for a flight the pcb messed up kicking it full throttle then no throttle...Sooooo the heli free fell from about 100 feet hit the hard ground broke the top shaft shattered the canopy.

Seems the servo's made it through the crash...Got to looking the gyro was bent a little bent it back straight straightened the caps back out..Turned it on the gyro was acting up..I lost my temper and smacked it with my little screw driver now it seems to work again..Just waiting for bg to get the head parts here.....
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 05:56 PM
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I'm a complete moron.

I didn't know you had to hook up the discharge leads
to charge it.

I thought it would charge through the balance plug.

And the other guy already shipped a new battery.

All that anger for nothing.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 06:55 PM
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The HK250 swash is awesome on a HK250, but would be difficult
to get working on a 9116.

The Blade MSR swash looks like it might work great on a 9116,
and I ordered one last night.

If we can get the cyclic working on the 9116 like it does on the
HK250 FP conversion, there will be some very happy 9116
owners.

The 9104 / 9116 swashplate kit-bash is nice, but I noticed
it reaches no where near the angles of the HK250 swash.

Hopefully the Blade MSR swashplate I ordered will do the trick.
it looks small, but it should be close.

The 250GT swashplate has too large a diameter, and won't
clear the 9116 anti-rotation guide.
I think you have missed my posts, I am working on a metal swash for the 9116 that will work like your HK250GT or at least a whole better than what we have now.

I am going to use the metal swash out of the V200D01 that will have the elev dead centre at rear and ail at 90 deg to the elev. This will allow a pivot point for both actions and not allow the swash to move in all different directions.

This will require some thinking out of the box regarding servo placement but I already have that worked out. Parts should arrive early next week.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 06:56 PM
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Don't feel bad steve took my 9116 out for a flight the pcb messed up kicking it full throttle then no throttle...Sooooo the heli free fell from about 100 feet hit the hard ground broke the top shaft shattered the canopy.

Seems the servo's made it through the crash...Got to looking the gyro was bent a little bent it back straight straightened the caps back out..Turned it on the gyro was acting up..I lost my temper and smacked it with my little screw driver now it seems to work again..Just waiting for bg to get the head parts here.....
DH's pcbs really suck. I have four dead ones in a baggie with 1 shot gyro and 3 shot mosfets. I have a V912 pcb on the way. Sure hope it's better. The one good one that I have powered up the main motor in my heli the other day with the tx off, so I'm afraid it might be on it's way out too.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 07:31 PM
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DH's pcbs really suck. I have four dead ones in a baggie with 1 shot gyro and 3 shot mosfets. I have a V912 pcb on the way. Sure hope it's better. The one good one that I have powered up the main motor in my heli the other day with the tx off, so I'm afraid it might be on it's way out too.
Yea this is my second pcb...It was really odd tho,i was hovering in the drive way without a problem very light breeze i gave it a little more throttle and forward stick.Next thing i know my heli was full throttle and up up, and away...It reached the tops of the tall pine trees at the lower part of the drive way till it just cut power on its own and fell...I still had the stick at half throttle when i reached the heli, and nothing, I unplugged the heli plugged it back in and got throttle....It was a fresh battery,so i don't really know what happened?
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Aside from the paint, it looks exactly like my b6 clone, buttons, readout, everything.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 09:09 PM
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This is so awesome. It has every feature that my $150 charger
from a few years ago has, and charges anything and everything.

So it will charge the naughty things from bg also lmao
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Dweenie - So it will charge the naughty things from bg also lmao
So you have been peaking into the Banggood " Forbidden Zone"
I am ROFLMAO!!!
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 09:43 PM
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So you have been peaking into the Banggood " Forbidden Zone"
I am ROFLMAO!!!
It was by complete accident that i seen the stuff...I went to the new tab on there website and there it was,right before my virgin eyes...hahahaha
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