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Jun 30, 2012, 05:09 PM
Align T Rex 150X. Blades 230S
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Originally Posted by airtimeallen
nice flyng! too bad your tail blade came apart... it would be one thing if it was a loose bolt, but for the blade to fail and pull out is pretty crappy.
Looks like everyone should go over the heli out of the box and tighten all the screws. Thats pretty common for 'out of the box' helis.
Keep in mind that these are mass produced parts and its an unfortunate fact that not all parts sold to the dealer should have been sold in the first place. As they perfect the molding process, the parts quality will get better and better (more accurate to the original tail blade or other part produced).
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Jun 30, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by hugocraft
Toward the end of the flight you can see it started to piro all of a sudden and I pegged the rudder the right/oppposite of the rotation with no reponse. I even wiggled the rudder before it hit and still no reaction. After it hit I noticed one of the tail blades was gone but the bolt holding it was still there. I couldn't find the blade at all and I searched near by the crash site. I think it shot the tail blade then it started to piro and there was nothing I could do.
And, here we go... mCP X blade slinging nightmare type early release issue #2?

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I guess I need to contact Horizon but they will want me to mail the entire helicopter to them I bet.
Tell them you will not be sending the entire heli in on the phone. Do not let them try to tell you to send the whole thing in for such an obvious issue. They wanted me to send stuff in before for little issues and I just asked for the parts. They sent them. Be nice, but firm.
Jun 30, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by helinewbie617
Keep in mind that these are mass produced parts and its an unfortunate fact that not all parts sold to the dealer should have been sold in the first place. As they perfect the molding process, the parts quality will get better and better (more accurate to the original tail blade or other part produced).
It's plastic. Every single one of Horizon/Blade's helis is a predominantly plastic helicopter. They should have had that molding process "perfected" LONG ago...
Jun 30, 2012, 06:58 PM
I'd rather be flying!
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130X maiden


Picked mine up, copied the mCP X program to a new slot in my Futaba 10CHP, checked the controls, popped in a Thunder Power 325 mAh 65c pack from RCBabbel, spooled her up, settled into a hover, let go of the sticks, and she hovered hands-off. I rarely bother with dual-rates on anything. I surely didn't need low rates on my brushless mCP X. But I'll be setting up low rates on this bird!

It's 100 F with zero wind. Packs are charging!

Joel
Jun 30, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by sertav
It's plastic. Every single one of Horizon/Blade's helis is a predominantly plastic helicopter. They should have had that molding process "perfected" LONG ago...
You'd think. But I did buy a replacement swash for my mCPX a few weeks ago that had a manufacturing defect, one of the ball links was half the size it should have been. So maybe there are issues.
Jun 30, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Sudsak
You'd think. But I did buy a replacement swash for my mCPX a few weeks ago that had a manufacturing defect, one of the ball links was half the size it should have been. So maybe there are issues.
Obviously...

But, I will say that I can't recall ever having a Blade plastic part fail on me that hadn't been crashed several times. I've never received a malformed one as a spare part, either. Guess I've been lucky. The part that failed early on with my "Sling Blade" mCP X was the metal bearing, not plastic, mmmm Hmmmmm....
Jun 30, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sertav
Hate to sound like a "nanny", but be sure to nail down all your hovering orientations first. Tail in, left side, right side, tail out (i.e. the dreaded "nose in") and the 45 degree offsets. The sim, boring as it is, makes it fun to go banging away in forward flight and try aerobatics before getting the basics down pat first. Makes it too easy, really, because there's no "consequence" to crashing. Yes, the sim is BORING, but it will save you down time and crash bucks down the road.
Absolutely correct. One can't fly circuits without being proficient in all orientations.
Jun 30, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Willyboy
Good to hear that I made the right decision on getting a sim. I flew the sim at my LHS last week and tried flying CP. I knew right then and there I was in big trouble and decided to purchase it.

Bob
Wise man. It's going to save you money and aggravation.
Jun 30, 2012, 07:55 PM
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I wonder why Blade didn't put JST connectors on the batteries and ESC? Now I can't balance or parallel charge with those e-flite connectors.

Bob
Jun 30, 2012, 08:00 PM
You down with EPP?
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Originally Posted by Willyboy
I wonder why Blade didn't put JST connectors on the batteries and ESC? Now I can't balance or parallel charge with those e-flite connectors.

Bob
Anything with the word E-Flite on it gets a soldering job in my house.
Jun 30, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyrocco123
Anything with the word E-Flite on it gets a soldering job in my house.
Yep, I imagine that would automatically void the warranty but of you have a dozen batteries that could be charged in one hour instead of one battery in one hour......

Bob
Jun 30, 2012, 08:11 PM
You down with EPP?
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Originally Posted by Willyboy
Yep, I imagine that would automatically void the warranty but of you have a dozen batteries that could be charged in one hour instead of one battery in one hour......

Bob
battery warranty?

I 'll solder an adaptor on the ESC on something like this.

I plan on using my own batteries, I don't worry about battery warranties with 2s packs.
Jun 30, 2012, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Willyboy
I wonder why Blade didn't put JST connectors on the batteries and ESC? Now I can't balance or parallel charge with those e-flite connectors.

Bob
I know. I can't use my programmable charger with the 130x battery either.
Jun 30, 2012, 08:16 PM
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The main and tail rotor blades come very loose. Do you guys tighten them similar to the mCPX or leave them loose? I flew the maiden flight with the rotors loose and it flew just fine.
Jun 30, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyrocco123
battery warranty?

I 'll solder an adaptor on the ESC on something like this.

I plan on using my own batteries, I don't worry about battery warranties with 2s packs.
No, helicopter warranty.


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