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Dec 06, 2012, 11:38 PM
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How did you manage to strip the screw in the first place?

Are you talking about stripping the Hex head of the screw or the thread?
The hole in the motor that the screw goes into. It just stripped from multiple cycles of being tightened and untightened.
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Dec 06, 2012, 11:40 PM
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If you need a metal head I have a new flybared head I don't need since my heli is FBL. Send me a PM if interested...
Thanks for the suggestions folks! True I do have a lot of good help here, but you can never disregard the many great opinions and advise one can find on RCG. These forums are a "Godsend", and have helped me with this hobby more times than I can count.

Like Eagle777 basically says, it seems this situation is a "hit & miss" type. I might get away with being cheap (but not at the expense of safety!), or I will end up spending what I would on a good new/used heli.

What I really need to do is decide just how soon I want to get it in the air. If I can't resist any longer, I should probably by a Blade 450. If I can hold myself back, then I can pick & peck at this one a few dollars at a time til it's done.

Ridge_racer, PM sent.
Dec 07, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Will do beenflying

I will be getting few YEP for the 500's, 550 and thinking to add one to the 450 too.

As I have a budget per month for this hobby I have to wait till next week or so to buy. I just hope they are still around by then.

On the topic of the YEP.. I did read somewhere that people are putting heat sinks on them. Is this a must?
I have 4 YEPs and none have any heatsinks - all stay cool

Buddy codes have a life - best checking that they won't finish before you can buy
Dec 07, 2012, 10:25 AM
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will the program card for the YEP from HK work with the himodel?

thanks for the heads up on the 45A YEP. I may rethink and get another plush.
Yes the prog cards are interchangeable.

The 45 is the same size as the 100, big for a 45 but still usable a nd a bargain for what they cost
Dec 07, 2012, 11:17 AM
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The 45 is the same size as the 100, big for a 45 but still usable and a bargain for what they cost
That surprised the heck out of me when my 100 arrived. Mind I've always been told it's not how big it is it's what you do with it.

Excellent controllers for the price.
Dec 07, 2012, 04:46 PM
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I have 4 YEPs and none have any heatsinks - all stay cool

Buddy codes have a life - best checking that they won't finish before you can buy
YEP. I just bought 3. 2 for the 500's + 1 for the 550

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Yes the prog cards are interchangeable.

The 45 is the same size as the 100, big for a 45 but still usable a nd a bargain for what they cost
Thanks for the info in the prog crads. That is very good to know
Dec 07, 2012, 06:09 PM
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Found out the cause of the yaw, it was the new battery. I'm pretty sure than the old 3S's I've been doubling up are sagging under load. With the new battery more torque gets dumped into the helicopter on a hard climb and it cause the yaw. With the old batteries this doesn't happen. so I need to drop 1 pinion and rework my throttle curve. It also looks like I can set the gain 5% higher with the new batteries without causing problems with piro stops for some reason. Maybe the momentary load was causing a voltage sag that messed with stop behavior.
Dec 07, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Hey Evl, just received the parts. If you still wanted to know, the Tarot tail has the conventional button. (TL50073)
Dec 07, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Hey Evl, just received the parts. If you still wanted to know, the Tarot tail has the conventional button.
Button?

BTW I always secure the bearings in the Tarot sideplates with the green anaerobic retaining compound. The bearings are a bit looser fitting than the real Align tail. Not actually loose in the holes but they aren't an interference fit like with the Align tail. There' supposed to be a shim on the long side of the tailshaft to keep the pully from moving side to side in the tailcase.
Dec 07, 2012, 09:20 PM
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To lock the tail and keep it from rotating. I dunno. The round raised feature that is part of the tail assembly that fits into the hole in the side of the tail boom.

I'll put some Locktite on the bearings now that you mention it. There is no side play at all in the shaft. No shims included either..
Dec 07, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Might look a little closer. My tarot came with a shim, but I didn't see it until latter. It didn't mater because I used the align pulley and it didn't need it, but after playing with the tarot pulley I saw the shim.
Dec 07, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Ohh, OK.

I had to get up, look for a shim, find it, and measure it. There is a 0.011" shim on the short end of the shaft. The aluminum pulley part is cruddy at the ends, and I'll replace that with an Align part.

Edit, I keep hearing about the quality of Tarot parts, but have had issues with screws that break off at the head in the tail grip and other stuff. For example, with the new tail, the aluminum pulley is not something I'd expect even from XHeli/EXI. It could be cut off with an razor, but it is pretty sloppy. I hope the Align shaft will not have any play. You still get what you pay for.

Mhills, would you know what MG sets are are available for the SM-3481M? Did you buy them at one time?
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Dec 07, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Ohh, OK.

I had to get up, look for a shim, find it, and measure it. There is a 0.011" shim on the short end of the shaft. The aluminum pulley part is cruddy at the ends, and I'll replace that with an Align part.

Edit, I keep hearing about the quality of Tarot parts, but have had issues with screws that break off at the head in the tail grip and other stuff. For example, with the new tail, the aluminum pulley is not something I'd expect even from XHeli/EXI. It could be cut off with an razor, but it is pretty sloppy. I hope the Align shaft will not have any play. You still get what you pay for.

Mhills, would you know what MG sets are are available for the SM-3481M? Did you buy them at one time?
I have them, Is there something you need? I will just send it to you. I had a bad one from the get go and they just sent me a new servo. I can send you the gears if you need them.
Dec 07, 2012, 11:26 PM
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I have them, Is there something you need? I will just send it to you. I had a bad one from the get go and they just sent me a new servo. I can send you the gears if you need them.
Hey, thanks! I was just wondering if they were a clone of a well known brand and model that I could get gears for in the U.S.
I was just looking for spares. I haven't taken one apart yet, and was hoping to get a supplier for a few spare sets, and you're about the only person I know that has purchased them.
Dec 07, 2012, 11:39 PM
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Hey, thanks! I was just wondering if they were a clone of a well known brand and model that I could get gears for in the U.S.
I was just looking for spares. I haven't taken one apart yet, and was hoping to get a supplier for a few spare sets, and you're about the only person I know that has purchased them.
Have not seen any, but if you need some just look me up. Trying to teach my kids that just because we have no money does not mean you can't help they guy down the street.


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