WLToys V911 review (Solo Pro/Trex 100 clone) - Page 857 - RC Groups
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Sep 21, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by stonecutter
Judging from the few photos on the BG site, the white seems mechanically identical to my yellow, down to the date on the board.

Is it possible the difference in flight characteristics is due to manufacture variance rather than difference in design or components?
Is the white cannopy translucent (would an LED light it up)?
I'm thinking of gettine one and masking the window and painting the rest.
Then use an LED to light up the window for a realistic look.
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Sep 21, 2012, 03:52 PM
Krueminator
Wow. Today makes one month since I ordered my yellow one from Banggood. Still nowhere to be seen. I'll be buying American from here out.
Sep 21, 2012, 04:15 PM
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China Post seems like they gone through a rough spell this last month. Orders, including mine, took waaay longer than usual.

It's like when I was a kid and had to mail order. You send your order and money via snail mail. Then you get the item a month or two later. They always say, allow 4 to 8 weeks for processing.

That's how it feels with orders from mainland China.

Keep in mind that's different than the chinese vendors that ship out of HK. That goes very fast. Usually 7-14 days.

Finally, i know it's tongue in cheek but...you buying American or only vendors shipping from America? Vast difference.

@Rickster:
I think so. I have a 9958 that I used nail polish to remove all the paint from the canopy. Having an LED underneath glow the whole canopy very evenly. I call it my GhostFlyer.
Sep 21, 2012, 04:18 PM
Krueminator
how did you wire in the LED? Would like to see a pic of that


I ordered a RTF 450 from Leader hobby a couple days after I ordered from Banggood. The 450 from Hong Kong got here a week ago.
Sep 21, 2012, 04:40 PM
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You can just solder an led to the same points as the motor
Sep 21, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by scousethief
You can just solder an led to the same points as the motor
I disagree.

See my blog for how to choose current limiting resistors for various color LEDs.

I would not suggest wiring directly to motor (or battery) wires.
Unless it's a special LED with a built in current limit (I've only seen blinkers and color shifters that do that - again see my blog).

Running 3.7-4.2 (battery) directly to any LED will kill it in short order.
Hooking to the motor wires will make it vary in brightness, with the brightest not only eventually burning out, but perhaps limiting the throttle to something less than full.
Sep 21, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Anyone have a few fly bars and extra 150mih lipos for the V911? And maybe extra skid ? Thanks
Sep 21, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by JCMorgan
Wow. Today makes one month since I ordered my yellow one from Banggood. Still nowhere to be seen. I'll be buying American from here out.
I was in the same boat a few weeks ago. It took 38 days from when I pressed Submit to when it was at my door.

Hang in there. It's worth the wait.
Sep 21, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Every China store I've ordered from has a 45 day shipping estimate so if I get my order in 21 days I'm happy. If I get it in 14 I'm elated! Truth is, Banggood, HobbyKing, MyRCMart, AHappyDeal, aliexpress, etc. usually package the order and have it ready for pickup within a day or two. It's HK Post and customs that take so long, not the vendor.
Sep 22, 2012, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Gavinxman
Anyone have a few fly bars and extra 150mih lipos for the V911? And maybe extra skid ? Thanks
If your in the U.S. try ebay for some 150mah batteries 3 for $13.Tmart on the east coast has flybars and skids for a $2 a piece.
Sep 22, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Gavinxman
Anyone have a few fly bars and extra 150mih lipos for the V911? And maybe extra skid ? Thanks
So did you find someone that has all the other things you were looking for in the US??
If you are interested, I have the parts you are mentioning ...
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Sep 22, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by RicksterRC
I disagree.

See my blog for how to choose current limiting resistors for various color LEDs.

I would not suggest wiring directly to motor (or battery) wires.
Unless it's a special LED with a built in current limit (I've only seen blinkers and color shifters that do that - again see my blog).

Running 3.7-4.2 (battery) directly to any LED will kill it in short order.
Hooking to the motor wires will make it vary in brightness, with the brightest not only eventually burning out, but perhaps limiting the throttle to something less than full.
Using the correct resistor for your led is correct i had forgotten i had soldered a resistor on first, so apologies , once done you can use the the same points as the motor/batt connector as on mine they are all soldered to the same point. The variable glowing from the led due to the power from the battery is a good thing it helps you notice when you V is getting low.
Sep 22, 2012, 02:56 PM
My goal is fly more crash less

Looking for an modern opinion to an old upgrade idea


Anyone currently using a V911 with the metal swashplate upgrade kit (designed for the Nine Eagles Solo Pro 260A)? If so, would you recommend it?



Thanks
Sep 22, 2012, 03:00 PM
My goal is fly more crash less

Still waiting on replacement Flybar


I don't know how it happened but I lost the tiny weights from both sides. suggestions on what I can use in there while waiting on my next order of replacement parts? I don't have a scale so you'll have to be pretty specific.




Thanks,
Sep 22, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Hey Guys
How is the quality of the yellow clone V911, is it better than stock?


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