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Old Aug 17, 2012, 11:40 AM
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You can get Aero~Nuts motors here:http://www.aero-nuts.com/product_inf...roducts_id=554
They come from China so expect about 3 weeks delivery.

I happen to fancy the Model 4 boom from Boomtown Hobbies:
http://www.boomtownhobbies.com/category_s/39.htm
I have the one on the top (black).

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 11:57 AM
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You can get Aero~Nuts motors here:http://www.aero-nuts.com/product_inf...roducts_id=554
They come from China so expect about 3 weeks delivery.

I happen to fancy the Model 4 boom from Boomtown Hobbies:
http://www.boomtownhobbies.com/category_s/39.htm
I have the one on the top (black).

Mike.
Thanks for the link Mike. I was on their site but couldn't find them. I was searching 180 so that's why they didn't show. Yeah it seems that the v4 is the boom that everyone seems to like the best.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Thanks for the link Mike. I was on their site but couldn't find them. I was searching 180 so that's why they didn't show. Yeah it seems that the v4 is the boom that everyone seems to like the best.
In the search box type in: SMLamaABM

Let me know how you make out.

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Your link worked. I was just saying when I searched before I couldn't find them, but the link took me right to them and now I know what to look for in the future when ordering. After reading everything about them here in the forums they seem like the way to go. Too bad they're no longer $6 a pair.
I did read someone say they're good for about 50 flights. Is that really correct?
I'm a little saddened if that is all I'm going to get out of a pair of these larger brushed motors.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Your link worked. I was just saying when I searched before I couldn't find them, but the link took me right to them and now I know what to look for in the future when ordering. After reading everything about them here in the forums they seem like the way to go. Too bad they're no longer $6 a pair.
I did read someone say they're good for about 50 flights. Is that really correct?
I'm a little saddened if that is all I'm going to get out of a pair of these larger brushed motors.
Not sure what you mean by "larger" brushed motors.

Anyway, I have gotten anywhere from 55 flights to about 74 flights. This all depends on flying conditions, time of year, condition of your heli, etc. (yup, some of us are too lazy to change out gears shafts that we know are bad, etc). Gotta get that flying time in I consider myself an aggressive flyer so, if I get 65 flights or more, I'm a happy camper (did you see my recent vid? Page 495).

$15.00 is not a lot of money for a pair of Aero~Nuts considering what is out there. Xtreme motors are big $$$. I would be hard pressed to go that route. I'd rather go BL.

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Thanks for the info Mike. Yeah I'm staying away from xtremes now after reading up on the aero nuts motors. Sorry when I was talking about bigger motors I was speaking in reference to all my experience with brushed micro helis. I've had a few go bad but my msr had 100's of flights on it with the stock motors. So that's what I was meaning when I said bigger motors. Just figured I'd get more flight out of a pair. At least 100 flights. Oh well, I'll get over it.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 03:33 PM
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You should easily get better than 70 flights. If I remember, I believe some members got 100 (in that area). I'll have to check out the V4 thread. Jack might remember.

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Here is some chit chat on the V4 thread on the number of flights. I got a lot of hits but, it's mostly talk of the Aero~Nuts and nothing solid that I could find.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t#post18956739

Just to let you know how much I like these motors, I just installed a set June 22. I have four new sets awaiting their turn

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Old Aug 18, 2012, 07:39 AM
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jl, you have to go outside just before sunset, when the wind dies down, and stretch the CX3's muscles a little. You'll enjoy it.
The tail is going to have some vibration no matter what you do, it's just a question of how much. Anything and everything in the drive train will be aplified and the gyro will pick up on it and make it even more visible. Just get it down to as little as possible.
I have the Boomtown shortened flybar. I originally bought one to get out of "porpoising" on my Lama 4 = go ahead 10 feet, it stops and levels, go ahead 10 more feet, etc. The shorter flybar comes with adjustable weights. You can adjust them to just about any flybar length you'd like by loosening the set screws and moving the weights. Just make sure each side is equally distanced from the center. You don't cut the flybar length, just move the weights.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Chap, thanks for taking the time to link that for me. Some great info there. I'm trying to wait on some stuff to sell, then will pick a set up from aero nuts.

KJ, I actually did take it out yesterday and flew it for just a few minutes (still using the battery from earlier uncharged so didn't want to wear it down too much) it was mid day and there was a little breeze. I was a little nervous after hearing how coax really can't handle any wind, but to my surprise it handled the breeze ( maybe 5 -7 mph) with no issues. I could feel it a little when coming up wind but nothing too terrible or annoying. So much fun letting this thing rip. I'm still surprised at the lack of bad tendencies in this helicopter that I expected to find from flying other coax helis. It really is a great flyer. As for the tail I know the fact that the double sided tape for the boom needs a new piece because it's not really holding it on that well and a fresh perfectly straight fly bar will help Also there's space on each side where the boom mounts to the frame, so I'm going to take a canopy grommet slice it down the middle and put on each side of frame and that should remove the slop/space between the boom and frame. I'm not getting any twitch or anything like that. It's solid just vibrating a little.

I'm thinking of getting the same fly bar you have KJ. The only thing holding me up is I'm super tempted by the v2 led fly bar because I think that would be pretty cool once I get lights on it and do some night flying.

By the way you guys probably already know about them, but I do a lot of my buying from hopmeup and valuerc on eBay. They carry most of the items from boomtown hobbies and are usually a little cheaper. They even have some of the out of stock items on boomtown in stock.

A question I did have was about the servo arms. Where do they start from the factory? Mine are in the inner most hole and also it seems my arms have been cut off ( or is this the way they came on the cx3). Not worried about it. Just wondering.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 09:15 AM
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You'll have to either use your old flybar link or buy some. They don't come with the flybar. CX and V4 are two different sizes so be careful when choosing.

@Jack, I'm nearing the 50 cycle mark on my 3 Rhino 750mah. I trashed one in a crash when it was still fairly new. AARRGG

@LMH, Please don't forget to give that link to those bearings

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Old Aug 18, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Thanks Chap. I did notice that when reading in the site. Your post reminded me of another question. What are you guys using as the battery mount? Stock? I plan to purchase some more lipos. I'll probably go with gens ace 800 2s. There super cheap and I use them in all my planes and they work awesome. The problem is all the lipos I've seen on line look more shorter and fatter than the stock eflite lipos. It's like they are very specific for fitting in the battery mount tray. So how are you guys mounting lipos that have different dimensions than the stock lipo.

I've been looking at the super skids to replace stock skids
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 09:36 AM
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All new helis come with the arms cut to fit inside the canopy. Once you get a decent swashplate you'll be able to get longer servo arms. If you put the longer servo arms on with the stock swashplate, you'll eventually separate the swash. It just won't handle the throw. This is the kit I bought. You can get two sets of arms from this:http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/EFLRSA100

As far as your spacing for the canopy, I use fishing tackle tube. The tube that comes in different colors and stiffness. If you'er a fisherman you may have some on hand already..

I threw in a pic of the famous "bullet mod."
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Eww just realized I need to cut my nails. lol.

Thanks for the pics Mike. I like the fishing tube idea. I'll have to pick
Some up.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Has anyone at all tried the xtreme led fly bar v2? I can't find a single bit of information on it. . It looks cool and there is one video on YouTube, bit other than that there's not a single review or any information. I think it would look great, but I'm not willing to lose stability/smoothness over it. It does seem to be a bit shorter so it should fly more aggressive. I think I'm just concerned because xtremes products have tended to be hit or miss in quality/design.
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