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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Thats a very hard question to answer but id say the Master cp.
It's not as fast as a v120d02s, and its less complex with a tail motor instead of shaft drive.
And its larger so its easier to keep track of.
thanks.
just wondering if it's better to buy another v120d02s or a master cp.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 07:05 PM
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No, I did not upgrade the Rx FW. No telemetry.
I did not erase the Rx's code either.
Just bounded the heli. Plug the lipo, then turn ON tx, go to Fix ID, turn "ON" fix ID -> "set-up" -> "OK", and wait to match ID. If I turn everything off, and power up both, my FIX ID remains matched and ON with my Rx.

This is just a re-demonstration. So you'll here my cylcic servos kicking-in during the video, just because it was already matched to the transmitter.
Yes, that was to a tee the same process I did.
I only tried the bind plug out of desperation after I tried the same process I used to set fixed ID on all my other helis.
I'll try again.
Old Sep 22, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Well I just put mine in, I was doing some flips and it got away from me.
I took out two of the servos. I just fixed them in place by turning the grear's to a new part that was not striped. The gears look weak to me.

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Old Sep 22, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Well I just put mine in, I was doing some flips and it got away from me.
I took out two of the servos. I just fixed them in place by turning the grear's to a new part that was not striped. The gears look weak to me.

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That's because they are I'll let everyone know pretty soon whether or not hitech 5055's work ok. i have just been too lazy to install them. Amidst some of the other RL b.s. I have to deal with.
Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:07 PM
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No, I did not upgrade the Rx FW. No telemetry.
I did not erase the Rx's code either.
Just bounded the heli. Plug the lipo, then turn ON tx, go to Fix ID, turn "ON" fix ID -> "set-up" -> "OK", and wait to match ID. If I turn everything off, and power up both, my FIX ID remains matched and ON with my Rx.

This is just a re-demonstration. So you'll here my cylcic servos kicking-in during the video, just because it was already matched to the transmitter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbYn53sq8z8
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no updated firmware here either...it just worked like it was supposed to. i know the first time i tried fixed with my hoten, that didn't work. I tried it again later and it worked fine. Just try it a few times i guess.
Did you change the numbers or just accept the one which was given?
I changed the numbers both times... maybe I should try it as it is...
Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:11 PM
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I have used 3114's in my 1#A they are a direct fit with no mod's, it uses the same set up but it's FB. I might get some for the Master what's the worst thing I would have to do ? Turn the Recever around.
Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:15 PM
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thanks.
just wondering if it's better to buy another v120d02s or a master cp.
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Thats a very hard question to answer but id say the Master cp.
It's not as fast as a v120d02s, and its less complex with a tail motor instead of shaft drive.
And its larger so its easier to keep track of.
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sooo, want do you think master cp or v120d02s? which one is the best trainer?
I agree with Xermalk, the MasterCP is much more controllable in fact than the frisky V120D02S. Also, all the extra weight means that it copes really rather well with a decent breeze. It doesn't accelerate away from you as quickly even it can fly pretty fast but it takes twice the time. It's solidly built (servos excepted) and new parts are pretty cheap. I've not priced a whole heli out but motors, blades and frame parts are all cheap and easy to fix. The MasterCP is really a super simple construction - great for fatter fingers and failing eyesight in comparison with the tiny parts of the V120D02S tail.
As a park flyer the Master is really an excellent choice from Walkera.
Just those servos can be a let down in a crash but there are replacements which will be a bit more durable.
Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:28 PM
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I agree with Xermalk, the MasterCP is much more controllable in fact than the frisky V120D02S. Also, all the extra weight means that it copes really rather well with a decent breeze. It doesn't accelerate away from you as quickly even it can fly pretty fast but it takes twice the time. It's solidly built (servos excepted) and new parts are pretty cheap. I've not priced a whole heli out but motors, blades and frame parts are all cheap and easy to fix. The MasterCP is really a super simple construction - great for fatter fingers and failing eyesight in comparison with the tiny parts of the V120D02S tail.
As a park flyer the Master is really an excellent choice from Walkera.
Just those servos can be a let down in a crash but there are replacements which will be a bit more durable.
I agree also, it made a thump as it hit and would have flown if not for the servos.
Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:20 PM
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thanks.
just wondering if it's better to buy another v120d02s or a master cp.
I'd buy both. V120 is more responsive and the MasterCP almost flies by itself. You get the bost of both worlds, and remember, he who has the most toys wins.
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well, the hitec servos do work. the futaba's are only a tiny bit less money than the hitec's but they are plastic gears where the 5055 is metal. the only thing you have to do to get them to fit is elongate the the two holes and trim a tiny bit off the bottom tab on the elevator servo and you have to file/snip a couple millimeters off the sides of each tab on the aileron and pitch servos. prob take all of 2-4mins to make the modifications.
Old Sep 22, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Did you change the numbers or just accept the one which was given?
I changed the numbers both times... maybe I should try it as it is...
No I did not change the number. I would only change them if one of my receivers uses the same number, or interfere with any other Rx, but what's the odd? I only own 3 Walkeras, so far
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:01 AM
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I'd buy both. V120 is more responsive and the MasterCP almost flies by itself. You get the bost of both worlds, and remember, he who has the most toys wins.
+1. Buy both! learn one on the smaller, and have more fun on the other .
Honestly, I wouldn't recommend bigger helis to someone who has no CP experience.
To me it's just not safe. Though, no question about the Master's as stability over 120, I think, it's better to train thumbs on smaller ones.
Got a friend who has mastered FP flying & has been flying for a long time.
I din't care about my 120, him crashing it. I told & asked him to fly it. Yes he was able to hover it.
But after he tried to fly it 3X (NOT HOVER), he crashed 3X
I wouldn't let him fly (I did not say hover) my Master CP. Mind you that this guy could do most acrobatics on planes, big or small, gas or electric. But heli, specially CP, it's just a different ball game.
Any one here has a Master CP and 120, will probably do the same. Lend his 120 but not the Master to someone has never flown a CP.
I learned flying CP from mCPX. I did not crash a single time with my 13 lipos the first day I took it out hovering up & down.
I went out the next day with 13lipos to fly (not hover) I crashed at least 10X
All helis are not safe. Big or small.
Just be careful to those guys who may chose the Master CP as a starter CP heli.
Be safe & happy flying
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:42 AM
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+1. Buy both! learn one on the smaller, and have more fun on the other .
Honestly, I wouldn't recommend bigger helis to someone who has no CP experience.
To me it's just not safe. Though, no question about the Master's as stability over 120, I think, it's better to train thumbs on smaller ones.
Got a friend who has mastered FP flying & has been flying for a long time.
I din't care about my 120, him crashing it. I told & asked him to fly it. Yes he was able to hover it.
But after he tried to fly it 3X (NOT HOVER), he crashed 3X
I wouldn't let him fly (I did not say hover) my Master CP. Mind you that this guy could do most acrobatics on planes, big or small, gas or electric. But heli, specially CP, it's just a different ball game.
Any one here has a Master CP and 120, will probably do the same. Lend his 120 but not the Master to someone has never flown a CP.
I learned flying CP from mCPX. I did not crash a single time with my 13 lipos the first day I took it out hovering up & down.
I went out the next day with 13lipos to fly (not hover) I crashed at least 10X
All helis are not safe. Big or small.
Just be careful to those guys who may chose the Master CP as a starter CP heli.
Be safe & happy flying
-Spyro
If you're new to helis fullstop then I'm not sure starting on a CP is a great idea, it's possible but will definitely hurt more when it hits you (and it almost certainly will) though the GCP and MiniCP are possible exceptions. If you're flying outside in a big enough space no wind, then 120 or Master, if its windy then the Master has it from a momentum PoV, everything just takes a little longer to happen than with the 120. Indoors, a Mini CP is probably the better starter option because you don't care about wind and it's tiny mass means less chance of the servos giving up.
Also the blades are fatter on the Master so although they are heavier there might be less chance of a slice but instead leaving a nice welt - someone else is welcome to do that test though!!

But, for me, I'd buy a MasterCP first and then follow it as soon as the wife was looking the other way with a V120D02S... which honestly means in the smae order if you can manage it...
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sooo, want do you think master cp or v120d02s? which one is the best trainer?
The Master CP is much easier to fly for beginners. It is not as fast or twitchy and is easier to see in the air as it is much bigger. The V120D02S can be every bit as fast as a Trex 250 which is a well known speed demon. It is also much easier to maintain a V120D02S. However, the Master CP needs a much bigger area to fly, especially one with tall grass. It bigger size means it is considerably more dangerous than a V120.
Old Sep 23, 2012, 04:50 AM
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The Master CP is much easier to fly for beginners. It is not as fast or twitchy and is easier to see in the air as it is much bigger. The V120D02S can be every bit as fast as a Trex 250 which is a well known speed demon. It is also much easier to maintain a V120D02S. However, the Master CP needs a much bigger area to fly, especially one with tall grass. It bigger size means it is considerably more dangerous than a V120.
Thanks everybody. I already have a v120d02s which I really like. Good durability and very fast. But, you know, I'd like to have another little one as spare when at the field. I'm learning to fly inverted circuits and some 3d and as you people know... Sometimes you lose control...
The most of the times I just pick up and fly again, but other times I simply have to go home and repair it. That's why I want another V120 or a master cp... I'm also setting up a 450, but it will be a long time before I decide to fly it aggressively.
It seems the master cp it's not as fast as the V120, I don't know than... Maybe I'll stick with another 120. I fly in the desert... Almost everyday it's windy, dusty and rocky... Very dangerous terrain for crashes


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