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Old Dec 12, 2006, 09:05 AM
2012 ZX14R ....faster than you
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I've wondered myself it we put Teflon spray lubricant on the ball joints and maybe the gears, it could help with these problems???

Perhaps some of you have tried this route, any luck?, did it help, or make a mess?
I apply a very small drop of teflon based lubricant to the flybar linkage ball and holder. Seems to help keep things nice and loose which is a requirement for stable hover.
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 10:23 AM
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can someone please tell me what is [are ] the differences between cx and cx2? my cx is still flying strong but i have not been around for some time to keep up.

thanks
The Blade CX2 takes the excitement and beginner-friendly flight stability of the original Blade CX and adds Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM radio control that lets you fly anywhere, anytime without ever having to worry about interference. Itís the first ready-to-fly RC aircraft of any kind to come with this extraordinary technology built in. In addition, the 4-in-1 control unit has been updated with improved gyro and tail control that gives the Blade CX2 even better tail response while minimizing drift.

You get a Spektrum Radio AND a CX Chopper!

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Old Dec 13, 2006, 01:25 PM
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thanks rickm,cx2 should be here by the end of the week.cant wait.
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 01:28 PM
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the 4-in-1 control unit has been updated with improved gyro and tail control that gives the Blade CX2 even better tail response while minimizing drift.

Have you actually flown a CX2 ?? The drift is worse. And the response is slower. And IMO the servos are not as good as the originals. The motors have not been improved. They are the same. I like the CX with vortex motors 100 times better. The DSM is a nice option for the field where there are other people, but I don't think you need it for where you will be flying the bird. Which is mostly in your house.

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Old Dec 13, 2006, 01:29 PM
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thanks rickm,cx2 should be here by the end of the week.cant wait.
Sorry crash, Didn't mean to rain on your parade.
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 02:11 PM
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hahahahahaha no worries joe
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 02:28 PM
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I like the CX with vortex motors 100 times better.
what do you like about the vortex motors? quieter?
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 03:35 PM
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the 4-in-1 control unit has been updated with improved gyro and tail control that gives the Blade CX2 even better tail response while minimizing drift.

Have you actually flown a CX2 ?? The drift is worse. And the response is slower. And IMO the servos are not as good as the originals. The motors have not been improved. They are the same. I like the CX with vortex motors 100 times better. The DSM is a nice option for the field where there are other people, but I don't think you need it for where you will be flying the bird. Which is mostly in your house.

Joe
You know........I'll have to somewhat agree here, I have 2 CXs (with ventilation mods) and now in addition, 2 CX2s. Aside from the occasional "glitch" from the CXs, I'd be hard pressed to pick one above the other. I actually find myself trimming for tail drift during flight more often with the newer red birds than I do with the originals. I love 'em all though, all four hover hands off for many seconds, something a weirdo perfectionist like me could never accomplish with the Esky Lama V3 I eventually ended up giving to my son.
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 03:46 PM
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the 4-in-1 control unit has been updated with improved gyro and tail control that gives the Blade CX2 even better tail response while minimizing drift.

Have you actually flown a CX2 ?? The drift is worse. And the response is slower. And IMO the servos are not as good as the originals. The motors have not been improved. They are the same. I like the CX with vortex motors 100 times better. The DSM is a nice option for the field where there are other people, but I don't think you need it for where you will be flying the bird. Which is mostly in your house.

Joe

I have about six hours of flight time on my BCX2.

I'm a hard core 3D plane lover with hundreds and hundreds of flight hours on my planes. Been flying rc planes for 32 years.

I don't see any big tail drift issues. If the tail was any more stable, I'd have nothing to do with my left hand except throttle control. This thing is a serious piece-o-cake to fly. Love it.

Appreciate the vortex motor info. I'll give em a try when needed.

rc
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 06:44 PM
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Hey Guys
Who knows maybe I got a lemon. It's possible. I was hoping for at least the same performance as my original cx. My interest was with the dsm. I have florescent lights in my basement & in my shop. Glitching is sometimes a problem so the dsm was a great upgrade for me. Unfortunatly the rest of the copter was not.

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Old Dec 14, 2006, 05:59 AM
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Cf Bcx

Here's a shot of my BCX:
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Old Dec 14, 2006, 11:13 AM
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Here's a shot of my BCX:
Nice Blade, Cobra!


I picked up a new CX2 recently. A buddy of mine let me fly his CX for many hours (it's what started this whole obsession hehe).

Personally, I find the cx2 marginally easier to keep a heading with. Not that either is a hard model to fly

The drifting on my CX2 is almost non-existant, sans the normal small trim adjustment as the Lipo wears down. I haven't seen it exhibit the drifting that my buddy's cx2 was plagued with.

Perhaps it does come down to QC issues at the plant?

Either way, they are a blast!
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Old Dec 14, 2006, 02:58 PM
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i just got on yesturday and the elevator control was bad right out of the box. i even switched the aileron servo lead to see and it was a bad 4-1. went back to the shop today to exchange it. now i got to mess with all these gains. silly me being duped into you can fly it right out of the box. the damn thing seems to like being on its side then in the air.
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Old Dec 14, 2006, 03:49 PM
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Well I have had mine for 1 week now, and have had a blast. It was great right out of the box. I bought 3 extra batteries for it right away, and went throught 2 of them befor my first mishap. Lots and lots of flights later, a few replacement parts here and there. Im still flying stock, minus the aluminum inner shaft, and the heat sinks.
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Old Dec 14, 2006, 04:18 PM
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I am new to heli's and have had my CX2 about 2 weeks. One problem I had was when moving the tail (rudder stick) I also was moving the throttle inadvertently. I opened the transmitter and put more tension on the throttle ratchet. Just remove one screw and slightly bend the metal strip. I also reduced the spring tension on the rudder axis by backing out the adjustment screw.
Now I can move the stick left and right without affecting the throttle as much. Hope this helps..... Don
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