[QUOTE=OrbitalGolem;21349787]Believe me - I'm more of a pansy when it comes to trying 3D moves with my D02S. So much so that I won't try them at all.
I'm at the point of pushing forward learning 3D from scratch and considering the fragility of our "indestructible" D02S, the Nine Eagles Solo Pro 100 (using Blade replacement parts from my LHS) from HobbyKing for $80 is looking mighty tempting indeed. At least $30 cheaper than any Genius Pro BNF I can find, with the benefit that the landing skids are replaceable.
Originally Posted by IntegrityHndywrk
I'm of the opinion that Nine eagles is made by walkera as a subsidiary. Just to similar. The RXs are even yellow and red like walkera. Anyway. I've gotten sick of the performance of my v120d02S and no longer try 3d with it. It just does not fly like when it was new. .
It is actually much easier to learn basic 3D with the V120D02S than with the stock brushed MCPx, Genius CP, Mini CP or Solo Pro 100D .The problem is that once you have had around 30 crashes with the V120D02S, problems start to mount. By the time you get to 100 crashes, you might as well get a new one. I was spending up to $100 in parts at that stage, bearing in mind that I pay much less than most of you do as I am in Hong Kong.
This is what happened to my in February when I had just leant how to do a sustained inverted hover. Not only were servos being stripped left, right an center. The receivers were failing as well. I had lots of problems with the tail and also with the power system that led to lots of crashes. I decided to go back to the stock MCPx for a while and it paid off in terms of reducing the number of pilot error crashes. At the same time, I gathered all the best remaining components and used then in one V120D02S. That way, I reduced the crashes due to electrical and mechanical failture as well.
I don't regret using the V120D02S to learn 3D. I just couldn't do it with the MCPx and Genius then. But it is worthwhile to switch back once you have got first flips and inverted hover confidently under your belt.