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Old May 29, 2008, 10:22 PM
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Availability of kits and parts has been an ongoing problem. Fortunately there are not too many parts that you cannot substitute either t-rex or hbfp parts. Albert at aero-fever.net usually will answer e-mail. You can just ask him when there will be stock again....
I actually had emailed him, and he is very prompt about replying (Thanks Albert!). A couple weeks ago, he mentioned something about a V2 coming out and that is the reason for the delay. He also said he was going to make a few FP kits available, but all I see is DD models (I want a belt!)
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Old May 29, 2008, 10:40 PM
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I do have a off the wall question.

Are there any other canopies other than the compy one that fits well?

I tried a King2 and it doesnt fit at all.
the compy one on mine is a bit malformed it seems and is really crooked even when mounted using the factory hole positions.

I take it Rex canopies are too big and heavy.

what else is there?
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Old May 29, 2008, 11:04 PM
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I do have a off the wall question.

Are there any other canopies other than the compy one that fits well?

I tried a King2 and it doesnt fit at all.
the compy one on mine is a bit malformed it seems and is really crooked even when mounted using the factory hole positions.

I take it Rex canopies are too big and heavy.

what else is there?
The Blade cp canopy, the Esky cp2 and fp2 canopies should all fit well.
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Old May 29, 2008, 11:08 PM
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The stock ones are 8 degrees, but would be nice to have 5 or 6 degrees to get the speed a bit higher like with M24s.

Here you go 6.5 degrees
http://www.aero-fever.net/product_in...513f19292749fc
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Old May 29, 2008, 11:12 PM
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First broken piece on my Compy today. The darn pitch servo must have gone bad from all of that slipping out of the anti-rotation bracket. The servo arm, on its own, would sometimes move to near max up or max down as a new neutral point. I noticed this several times right before a flight and had to remove the arm from the servo and re-seat it for 90degrees configuration. I guess it should have been a sign for me to take that servo out. Is that a type of signature of a stripped servo?

In any case, had a good quick flight up and down the street then was flying it up my driveway to the back door when all of the sudden, the heli pitched back. It was only 1 foot of the ground luckily. I threw fwd cyclic but only slowed it down a little. I cut throttle as the heli was about to make contact with the ground. It tipped over and broke the flybar. Luckily that was it...minor part.

Getting a servo out of that fiber frame without taking everything apart is no easy feat. took about 45 minutes with all kinds of tiny tools to make it happen.

I also redid the wiring in case the ESC was messing with the 72mhz RX and wires somehow.

More test flights tomorrow with a new trusty Esky servo...
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Old May 29, 2008, 11:13 PM
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Try this link
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=3864

It's for a cnc metal idler belt guides. Tried it and has worked out well so far. You will need to use your original bolts as the ones provided are too short.
There are these now too.
http://www.heli-fever.com/product_in...roducts_id=740
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Old May 30, 2008, 12:27 AM
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The Compy CP thread seems to have just about died - I guess that most (like mine) were converted to FP a long time ago...

BTW, what the optimum blade angle? I keep meaning to have a go at making some...
not dead but i think all has been said about it and people just enjoy it .Perhaps people prefer a FP because of the simplicity of the head (like i will do when my next CP heli will be here)
but mine is still flying very well
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Old May 30, 2008, 12:43 AM
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here it is
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Old May 30, 2008, 05:03 AM
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I've got a King 2 canopy on mine.
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Old May 30, 2008, 08:10 AM
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i got a set of those with my King2 Fiber body.....i'm going to put them on the Compy....
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Old May 30, 2008, 08:28 AM
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The Blade cp canopy, the Esky cp2 and fp2 canopies should all fit well.
Actually, the blade cp is too small Esky will fit, but very narrow and canopy mounts *night* need to be moved forward. When I cracked my compy canopy, I tried to find an alternative.

-Dave
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Old May 30, 2008, 09:19 AM
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I use a HBFP/HBK2 canopy on mine. For the HBFP canopy, you might have to move the grommet location further back. I had moved that grommet back to fit when I changed by HBFP set up to use HBK2 battery tray and skids.

I flew my fixed Compy this morning with 110mm flybar (half of stock). Cyclic response not as fast as before but I'm used to this mushiness from the HBFP so no big deal. I actually like shorter flybar from experience with HBFP as it is less prone to breaking in crashes and tip-overs.

I'm eyeing Blade canopies too just to have different looks on the Compy. Is the canopy on Blade CP, Blade CP Pro, and Blade 400 all the same size? They're twice as expensive as HBFP and HBK2 canopies so don't know if its worth it.
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Old May 30, 2008, 11:03 AM
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I use a HBFP/HBK2 canopy on mine. For the HBFP canopy, you might have to move the grommet location further back. I had moved that grommet back to fit when I changed by HBFP set up to use HBK2 battery tray and skids.

I flew my fixed Compy this morning with 11mm flybar (half of stock). Cyclic response not as fast as before but I'm used to this mushiness from the HBFP so no big deal. I actually like shorter flybar from experience with HBFP as it is less prone to breaking in crashes and tip-overs.

I'm eyeing Blade canopies too just to have different looks on the Compy. Is the canopy on Blade CP, Blade CP Pro, and Blade 400 all the same size? They're twice as expensive as HBFP and HBK2 canopies so don't know if its worth it.
its worth it as you can get most of those local =D

I'd like to know too
I really spent some time on my compy canopy but it looks goofy on it all crooked.

I can get the king2 canopy on with no batt but it doesnt want to go on with my batts installed.
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Old May 30, 2008, 11:18 AM
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here it is
is that a maxir?
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Old May 30, 2008, 11:37 AM
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is that a maxir?
Not at all a Compy of course
with my own mods of the frame to give it better COG and look
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