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Posted by kodak_jack | Jan 15, 2012 @ 07:07 PM | 14,464 Views
It's cold outside and there isn't a lot to do, so, I decided to see what would happen if I used my Blade 400 skids on the CX-2 MicroHeli frame. I really didn't want to use a battery tray if my intent is to use 2 cells and 3 cells without a hassle. Instead, I used a piece of 1 1/2" X 4" Plexiglas and that will get some Velcro to hold the battery. Instead of drilling new holes in that dinky frame and then drilling and tapping the skids, these plastic skid supports lend themselves to mounting directly to the frame's bosses intended for mounting the battery tray. I used a 1/8" drill so the bosses fit through the skid supports. On the rear, the Xtreme boom bracket is already designed to do that. I ended up with a sandwich of Plexiglas, skid supports and boom bracket. After that, I transferred over the mechanical hardware and servos.
Posted by kodak_jack | Jan 14, 2012 @ 01:52 PM | 14,618 Views
I have decided to document my CX-2 to brushless build here. The basis for the build in the MicroHeli frame:
http://www.hopmeup.com/Items/mhecx10...ADE%20CX%20NEW
The price varies all over the place, so, do your shopping!
The next decision was what to do about a landing skid set and battery tray. I wanted to try 2 cell as well as 3 cell batteries, so, I decided not to use a stock or otherwise battery tray. I just ordered the Hobby King skid set from their 250GT heli to try. It not only gives you skids, but also has a nice flat piece of plastic to afix Velcro to for the infamous credit card/ Velcro mod done a looooong time ago in the Lama 4 thread. What remains to be seen is how the cut-outs in that plastic will interface with the existing mounting bosses on the MicroHeli frame. I hope I don't have to reverse engineer it to make it work.
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ding_Skid.html

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Skid_Pipe.html

I intend to use the drive train from my CX-2, which includes the Xtreme outer shaft and gear, the world-renown GloWorm adapter for the inner extended shaft that is adjustable for your custom inner shaft length, Xtreme composite pivoting blade grips, the Boomtown shortened flybar and a bunch of different blades.
The C-10 motors are from Hobby King:
2900KV motor $9 https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=6584

The Turnigy 6A Plush ESC's:
Turnigy 6A Plush $8 https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=...Continue Reading
Posted by kodak_jack | Jan 12, 2012 @ 08:03 PM | 14,913 Views
I haven't updated my blog page in quite a while. I have sold my Lama 2, HBFP version 1 for parts, HBFP Version 2, gave away my 5G6-1's, sold my King 2 after only a few months. I have replaced my Lama 4 with an A-300. My Walkera Lama 400D is my biggest heli and flies great with minimal mods. The 5G6-1's were replaced with an MCX-2. I recently aquired a DX6i transmitter. When I sold my HBFP, I bought a Champ micro plane and love it.
Near future plans: Upgrade my CX-2 to brushless with a little help from Luvmyhelis and others. Hopefully, all of the electronics will fit under my Stamp - painted Lama 3 canopy.