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Posted by BladeScraper | Nov 24, 2013 @ 09:06 PM | 4,771 Views
Almost Stock Blade mCP X V2 3D Flying in Gym (2 min 37 sec)

Very long boom, carbon skids, 42mm TR, and Xtreme 550mAh 1s 30C LiPo. Otherwise, stock. Stock motor, stock tail motor, it's great
Posted by BladeScraper | Nov 24, 2013 @ 09:05 PM | 4,615 Views
Trading my stuff for a 3Gx with 4.0 and can't wait, just need to get some digital servos...
Posted by BladeScraper | Nov 23, 2013 @ 01:21 PM | 4,284 Views
My 450 is FBL... but without a FBL unit! I haven't flown it much in this configuration yet (only skidded along the ground) but it is VERY responsive. I am looking to get an Align 3GX (cheapest yet decent enough, used) in a trade, soon, so I don't have to risk crashing due to flying NOBAR (no FBL unit)
Posted by BladeScraper | Nov 15, 2013 @ 09:22 PM | 4,333 Views
I built myself a twin tail motor setup for my mCP X. I used a 7mm and a 6mm motor because it's all I had laying around. Got it soldered up yesterday.

Went outside again for another test flight with the twin tail setup, the tail is simply rock solid! I did use a V-Curve to add pre-compensation because it would kick out a little (not blow out, just a little kick) and now with the V-Curve it's simply solid! I have always wondered what it's like to have a mCP X with a solid tail... well, now I know I can't wait until tomorrow when there's light and I can test it in 3D
Posted by BladeScraper | Nov 12, 2013 @ 08:47 PM | 4,721 Views

Green blades because they were the only pair that was balanced...

Custom tail. Soldered tail wires to a 7mm motor that came from a Xtreme Turbo Tail for Nano CPx. It was a total PITA to solder those teeny tiny wires but I got it done and it works great, especially compared to the stock tail.

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Posted by BladeScraper | Nov 10, 2013 @ 02:31 PM | 4,680 Views
I am hoping for a Gaui X3 and a set of KST DS215MG servos for Christmas Only $300. I already have a motor, ESC, and tail servo, and a kit and cyclic servos are all I need for the X3. Well, and some decent batteries...
Posted by BladeScraper | Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:08 PM | 4,659 Views
Got out to the field again today just before dark. Did some 3D, not my best 3D because I'm still getting it tuned in and getting a feel for it. And it was also getting dark.

T Rex 450SE V2 Clone Second 3D Flight (crash and survived!) (5 min 15 sec)

Posted by BladeScraper | Nov 04, 2013 @ 06:38 PM | 4,313 Views
You know what I learned today?

Even the best tail setup can't counteract 20 degrees of collective pitch

Some way, somehow, the collective on my 450 got totally jacked up so that there was almost 20 degrees of positive and like 2 degrees of negative pitch... this was the cause of my tail kick. After fixing it back so that it has 10 degrees both ways, the tail is rock solid once again
Posted by BladeScraper | Nov 02, 2013 @ 11:26 AM | 5,682 Views
This servo is already insane on 5v... so what happens when you put a 2s LiPo to it? Well, you reduce transit time from 0.07s to 0.045s and increase torque from 2.5Kg to over 4Kg. The motor still stays cold to the touch!

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