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Dec 09, 2012, 10:56 PM
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The 1S charger with the Nano needs 6V input, so no, you cannot use your bigger power supply.

Best to invest in a better 1s charger. I use a Eflite 4-port charger, which isn't much better, but at least it came with a transformer.
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Dec 10, 2012, 12:34 AM
It flies!!! ... so who cares ?
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Originally Posted by Tat76
I'm loving mine so far and after two days of flying I'm hooked.. I do feel that I've lost some power either from the lipos or the motor. Full throttle, climbs slow it seems but maybe it's me since at first I wouldn't make fast moves.
Is there an aftermarket charger? Can I use a power supply from my big lipo charger (2s-3s) to power the charger instead of using AA?
it is just the simple use of an adapter - and you can ACTUALLY use a "big lipo charger" to charge the nano (=msr/x) batteries. (I do this with mine all the time ... balance charge 3 at a time with the Xtreme charge harness[I use either an ImaxB6AC or a Thunder AC6])
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Dec 10, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Tat76
I'm loving mine so far and after two days of flying I'm hooked.. I do feel that I've lost some power either from the lipos or the motor. Full throttle, climbs slow it seems but maybe it's me since at first I wouldn't make fast moves.
Is there an aftermarket charger? Can I use a power supply from my big lipo charger (2s-3s) to power the charger instead of using AA?
Make sure your gear has not slipped down on your main shaft. You can just push it back up. It will cause you not to have as much positive pitch.
Dec 10, 2012, 11:24 AM
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I charge six Nano batteries at a time on my iCharger 106B. It' s the only way to do it if have quite a few batteries.

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Dec 10, 2012, 01:12 PM
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I am trying to remove the tail boom from the tail motor housing but it won't budge. Any suggestions?
Dec 10, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Since the talk is about chargers. Why dose the manual say not to use rechargable batteries? I have a iCharger under the tree but the for now the stock charger eats AA batteries.
Dec 10, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Since the talk is about chargers. Why dose the manual say not to use rechargable batteries? I have a iCharger under the tree but the for now the stock charger eats AA batteries.
The charger has a little chip inside that monitors voltages and decides what lights to display. Regular batteries are usually 1.5 to 1.6 volts and they gradually lose voltage over time. Rechargeable batteries are usually 1.2 volts and they maintain that voltage almost to the end and then suddenly drop off. I guess they optimized the chip to work with regular batteries.
Dec 10, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Ramblin
I am trying to remove the tail boom from the tail motor housing but it won't budge. Any suggestions?
Get a block of wood and drill a hole through it that is just a little larger than the diameter of the tail boom. Then you should be able to push the tail boom through the hole and by quickly pulling on the end it should "knock" the motor housing off. If that doesn't work, put the boom in a vice and use something to pry against the block of wood.
Dec 10, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Since the talk is about chargers. Why dose the manual say not to use rechargable batteries? I have a iCharger under the tree but the for now the stock charger eats AA batteries.
Because nominal voltage would be 4.8V, rather than 6V. Alkaline cells also have much higher capacity than NiCad & NiMH cells of the same letter size. I always keep a couple of Radio Shack 1A wall-warts with changeable plugs & selectable 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9, and 12VDC outputs on hand - just in case I may need one. http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3875403

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Dec 10, 2012, 03:55 PM
when down=up, up=expensive
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Temptation


Hmmmmmmmmmm. . . .

I just walked by the dining room table and guess what I saw on it all unwrapped and cute and looking like it really wanted to be test flown before Christmas . . . . And my wife won't be back for an hour or two . . . . I mean, it's not REALLY a maiden, more of a test to make sure everything works, mechanically and all. . . .

On the other hand, it might be a bit hard to explain why the little thing spontaneously exploded in it's box and got grass stains all over itself if I accidentally (and very likely) crashed it . . . .

Ho Hum, how many more days till Christmas?
Dec 10, 2012, 05:45 PM
Tossing planes into the snow
I'll add that to my list of advantages of flying in winter with a foot of snow. There is very little risk of damage and virtually no risk of grass stains.
Dec 10, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Puddytatter
Get a block of wood and drill a hole through it that is just a little larger than the diameter of the tail boom. Then you should be able to push the tail boom through the hole and by quickly pulling on the end it should "knock" the motor housing off. If that doesn't work, put the boom in a vice and use something to pry against the block of wood.
Thanks, that did it!
I had been prying against the end of the housing but was deforming it with no sign of progress.
Dec 11, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jam-ehz
When I try to pirouette starting with a still hover, tail toward me, it always starts heading to my 2 O'clock by the time it gets to 180 degrees, quite quickly in my opinion..
I figured the AS3X would keep the heli still but not the case..

Just wondering if there's something to adjust on the heli, or am I just expected to counter it with the sticks?
If it's extreme, that's an effect of an unlevel swash plate. You can try leveling the swash by using a zip tie around the main shaft or maybe ensure all links are same length.
Dec 11, 2012, 01:05 AM
Augernaut
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indoor inverted flight has taken its toll on the little bird. One observation for the folks having trouble with lift. In almost every blade heli there is a collar on in the middle of the main shaft that is screwed in place and keeps the main shaft from sliding down. On this heli it is glued in place. It is also a very low quality glue. my main shaft collar has slipped and now its almost impossible to fly. add in a tail rotor that is now acting up, I have to give it a flick to get it started, and it looks like the repair costs are starting to add up. Been flying her pretty hard, but man does it break down a lot. Parts are durable in crashes, but not for longevity.
Dec 11, 2012, 01:11 AM
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I just got my CPX and am reading the manual and the thing keeps talking about Stunt mode.

I'm going to fly this with my DX8, programmed as they suggest but I can't figure out what stunt mode is or if it applies.

My recent Heli experience is fairly limited but I figure this ought to be safe over grass. My previous, flybar equipped version withstood amazing punishment.

Do I need to worry about stunt mode? How do I invoke it if it applies.

Pete


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