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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:12 AM
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sometimes wouldn't start unless I gave it a nudge by hand.
Oh really? I have to do this now.. Thought it was because of some crash :s
I just have to nudge it and it starts without problems...

My LHS does not have any nano spares although they have lots of E-Flite spares for mcpx, mcx, SR 120 and so on. They just don't have any nano spares yet.
Fortunatly UK is a big country and there are lots of online shops with some (not big) stock.

I already ordered parts from 3 different stores because they weren't available at other stores.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Not meaning to sound stupid but, what is the difference in HH (Blade) and E-Flight? Same I think maybe splitting product line like HP did with the printers several years back.
Old Nov 05, 2012, 10:46 AM
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I think that for whatever reason they want to differentiate between Blade and E-Flite. The newest heli's have no mention of E-Flite on any decals or stickers like the older ones did. My new MCX2 has Blade all over it.
Old Nov 05, 2012, 10:50 AM
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The batteries still have E-Flite

Isn't E-Flite the company and Blade the brand or product line?
Just like you have Apple (company) and iphone (brand) or Samsung (company) and galaxy (brand).
Old Nov 05, 2012, 10:52 AM
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The batteries still have E-Flite
That's true, they do.
I notice too that it says the MCX2 comes with a 14C battery, but my MCX2 and my Nano came with E-Flite 25C, the "new" E-Flite batteries. Which I understand are much better than the older style.
Old Nov 05, 2012, 11:38 AM
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The batteries still have E-Flite

Isn't E-Flite the company and Blade the brand or product line?
Just like you have Apple (company) and iphone (brand) or Samsung (company) and galaxy (brand).
Kinda, yeah... they are all subsidiaries of Horizon Hobby. So, both E-Flite and Blade are brands. I don't think they have separate accounting but it's not a public company anyway. Go look at Horizon's corporate page and see if you can find anything.

http://www.horizonhobbycorp.com/
Old Nov 05, 2012, 01:00 PM
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The Blade stuff was marketed under the Eflite umbrella until recently, and then HH gave the Blade line its own website & identity. Probably a marketing thing.

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Just got my case so I can nicely put all my nice toys aside. This way the wife is happy to

Or that is what I told my wife when I bought the case.

Old Nov 05, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Passero, that case looks nice. What kind is it and where did you get?
Old Nov 05, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Thanks.

Case was nothing special. Just a camera case I found on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o01_s00_i00
The foam is really easy. It is precut in small squares so you can easily pluck your shape.
Old Nov 05, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Passero, that case looks nice. What kind is it and where did you get?
Get them from Harbor Freight... I use them for everything from guns to copters to tools. They will take a label if you stick it on the shiny part.

I use this one for most of my stuff...
http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-to...ase-69318.html

Make sure to check inside before buying - I've gotten one that didn't have the foam inside.
Old Nov 05, 2012, 03:39 PM
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For the Canadians in the crowd, Canadian Tire is where I got my case: http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1352147512293

It's not clear from the picture but this case comes with both compartment dividers and pluck and pull foam. I personally used the foam, but I've seen other flyers use the compartment dividers and I think they better storage use. There's also a similar case available from Wall Mart, but their case only has the dividers, not the foam.

The tool pockets panel simply detaches and isn't used.
Old Nov 05, 2012, 03:42 PM
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The tool pockets panel simply detaches and isn't used.
I sometimes turn it around backwards and glue some foam on it to provide pressure to keep my things from moving around. Works great!
Old Nov 05, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Nice case and I have the same one I bought at Harbor Freight. Just a suggestion, I think it would have been better if you had the bottom of the transmitter placed toward the bottom of the case i.e. reverse the way you have it in the case. The way it is now, you are putting more stress on your antenna when you carry it.

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 04:27 PM
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I think it would have been better if you had the bottom of the transmitter placed toward the bottom of the case i.e. reverse the way you have it in the case. The way it is now, you are putting more stress on your antenna when you carry it.

Bob
Thx but I can't see how there is more stress on the antenna? The top of the case has also pluck foam so I removed the part of the antenna as well so there is no pressure when the case is closed.


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