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Jul 16, 2012, 08:58 AM
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...Keep in mind though you can stress/burn up the system with FP blades running more than a 0 pitch curve and/or higher than needed throttle curve.

So IMHO I would say yes FP blades are beneficial if:
1) you want to save money and buy one heli for now
2) You need lower head speed for indoor flying and/or less crash damage
Thanks for the input. My plan is to do this on a brushless Mini CP, primarily for reason #2. I have a V200D02 as my 'outdoor' heli, but unfortunately we get a lot of windy days here so my flying time is limited. Additionally, the outdoor flying season is somewhat relatively short due to rain and/or cold weather, so a quality indoor heli would be a great asset.

I have a v911 but, without getting into details, I'm not really happy with its performance and it seems only suited for basic orientation skills practice. Plus it makes sense for me to have an MCP for when I eventually transition to CP flying. I really don't want to have another FP only heli so I guess that's where reason #1 comes into play.
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Jul 16, 2012, 09:06 AM
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What's the best value for money yet durable carrying case for the CP with Devo TX?
Jul 16, 2012, 09:15 AM
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What's the best value for money yet durable carrying case for the CP with Devo TX?
Plano 4 pistol case. 20 bucks shipped on Amazon. Some foam cutting required
Jul 16, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Plano 4 pistol case. 20 bucks shipped on Amazon. Some foam cutting required
Amazon requires credit card, if I recall well. It has to be PayPal, don't have a CC.
Jul 16, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Amazon requires credit card, if I recall well. It has to be PayPal, don't have a CC.
Try ebay or your local sporting goods Store (not sure about the gun laws in your area)
Jul 16, 2012, 11:17 AM
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What's the best value for money yet durable carrying case for the CP with Devo TX?
I got a Zeikos ZE-HC36 Medium Hard Case at one time for my MSR and x9303.
It was $9 bucks at the time. If you look around for a bit you can find them for around $20 fairly often
Jul 16, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Plano 4 pistol case. 20 bucks shipped on Amazon. Some foam cutting required

At pretty much every Wal Mart I've been to, they have the Plano 4 pistol gun case for $10.00. With a little bit of cutting the foam you can make a case for 2 mini cp and your radio. I did with 2 mCPx.
Jul 16, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Problem is I live in Europe, so I would have to book a flight to the US to get to the nearest Wall Mart...
Jul 17, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Asked a few sellers about shipping, one already responded, a little over 40 dollar, the case costs less...
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Jul 17, 2012, 03:52 AM
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Asked a few sellers about shipping, one already responded, a little over 40 dollar, the case costs less...
Try this. They have the case for $25. Shipping prices to The Netherlands: $22.16 (registered air), $25.26 (insured air), and $38.61 (EMS). Oh, and they also have black if you're not crazy about silver.

Unfortunately due to the weight of these cases you'll always have to pay what seems exhorbitant prices for them due to shipping costs. Ironically enough, it's still cheaper for me to order one from overseas than to try to get one locally, lol. Might have to do with the fact there's only one LHS here, and they certainly do not carry a wide range of cases (in fact, only a couple of Esky models).

I've already resigned myself to having to pay around double the price for any cases I may wish to get, sigh.
Jul 17, 2012, 04:14 AM
I just use a red Coca Cola carrier bag. I put up to 4 micro helis in at a time, with up up 30 battery packs and a few tools. There is also a canister of mosquito repellent in there. Sometimes, I put my wallet and my keys in there as well, and also a can of soft drink. When the flight session is finished, I go to the supermarket sometimes and buy a few things. I would put the food into the same carrier bag with the helis.

I used to put my transmitted in there as well but I don't want to risk scratching my Devo 12S, So it has got its own case.
Jul 18, 2012, 03:34 PM
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What's the best value for money yet durable carrying case for the CP with Devo TX?
I use ŗ Walkera from trade4me.de shoud be low shipping price to Netherlands from Germany.

//Paul
Jul 19, 2012, 05:47 AM
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So it seems I can do with or without FP blades, but having them should give me longer flight times. Hmm... I guess I'm back to my original question then . Anyone know which FP blades will fit the MCP?
Well, I took the plunge and ordered an MCP. I asked the vendor if they could recommend a set of FP blades for it and they suggested the blades from the Genius FP, which of course made me smack my head cause the solution just seems so obvious.

They didn't have them in stock so I ordered from another vendor, and while browsing decided that with the Genius FP canopy, the MCP would be easier to see, and besides, it just looks cool. So I ordered that too.
Jul 20, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Its been awhile since I have been on here, mainly due to my mincp's board glitching. I was wondering if Walkera was still repairing minicp boards? My board has a faulty trace in which the heli will only work if i push on the board. I remember walkera was replacing/repairing boards for a fee but that was in feb. Please, if anyone has any information then please post. I would love to fly my mini again!
Jul 20, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Its been awhile since I have been on here, mainly due to my mincp's board glitching. I was wondering if Walkera was still repairing minicp boards? My board has a faulty trace in which the heli will only work if i push on the board. I remember walkera was replacing/repairing boards for a fee but that was in feb. Please, if anyone has any information then please post. I would love to fly my mini again!
Welcome back buddy! I thought you might have been pushing daisies. I've been pm'ing someone from HobbyOne that offered me a new receiver at her wholesale price of $45 but she never responds when I ask for the address to send faulty receivers to... I got the governed Blheli flashed esc working on mine with a monstrous hp06v2 and brushless tail. It's insane. Read up on my posts you've missed since you've been gone if/ when you get a chance.


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