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Jan 08, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Good question; I would assume they'll soon be at Helizone's main site. Amazon has the regular V911 canopies and blades.

I know that Helizone is stocking up on parts as we speak, so getting the lightning motif either for this model or an older V911 should be no problem.
Halley has replacement parts available, but not online yet. Call them at 323-225-2928 Pacific time (10am-5pm, Mon-Fri.)
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Jan 08, 2013, 11:08 PM
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Good question; I would assume they'll soon be at Helizone's main site. Amazon has the regular V911 canopies and blades.

I know that Helizone is stocking up on parts as we speak, so getting the lightning motif either for this model or an older V911 should be no problem.
So I've been trying to get the answer to this question since I received my Lightning Bird on 12/28. So far I've exchanged several emails with Helizone directly and the last email I got from them (today), they provided me a direct link to an online retailer's V911 part page that only sells parts for the orange/black WL Toys V911. My last email back to them was asking whether or not the all black replacement parts for the Lightning Bird are or will be available. I will post as soon as I hear back and if anyone else finds them please let me know.
Jan 11, 2013, 04:45 PM
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Sounds as if your swashplate isn't level. I'd center the trims and then mechanically adjust it at the links.
How do I do that?
Jan 11, 2013, 06:54 PM
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How do I do that?
No problem.

Turn on the transmitter and make sure the trims are centered. You'll see the settings on the display and then it's a simple matter of adjusting the transmitter trims with the trim tabs.

Next, power up the helicopter and wait for it to finish initializing. Then, unplug the battery and look at the swashplate. If it isn't level, carefully pop the pushrod links off the ball links on the swashplate and screw the links in or out in order to adjust them. There's a tool just for the task of separating ball links which your hobby shop either stocks or can order from Align/Horizon Hobby, but it isn't absolutely necessary.

Once you're certain the links are properly adjusted, pop them back in place and give the helicopter a try. Good luck!
Jan 13, 2013, 12:00 PM
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No problem.

Turn on the transmitter and make sure the trims are centered. You'll see the settings on the display and then it's a simple matter of adjusting the transmitter trims with the trim tabs.

Next, power up the helicopter and wait for it to finish initializing. Then, unplug the battery and look at the swashplate. If it isn't level, carefully pop the pushrod links off the ball links on the swashplate and screw the links in or out in order to adjust them. There's a tool just for the task of separating ball links which your hobby shop either stocks or can order from Align/Horizon Hobby, but it isn't absolutely necessary.

Once you're certain the links are properly adjusted, pop them back in place and give the helicopter a try. Good luck!
I happen to have broke a ball off one of my swashplates Would you happen to know the name of the tool to safely remove the links? Maybe this?
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Jan 13, 2013, 04:48 PM
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I happen to have broke a ball off one of my swashplates Would you happen to know the name of the tool to safely remove the links? Maybe this?
a tool like that would work wonderfully but i have never seen one in micro size. sry, that one is much too big and would never work.
Jan 14, 2013, 01:55 PM
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So I've been trying to get the answer to this question since I received my Lightning Bird on 12/28. So far I've exchanged several emails with Helizone directly and the last email I got from them (today), they provided me a direct link to an online retailer's V911 part page that only sells parts for the orange/black WL Toys V911. My last email back to them was asking whether or not the all black replacement parts for the Lightning Bird are or will be available. I will post as soon as I hear back and if anyone else finds them please let me know.
Ok, finally got a direct answer.... Replacement canopy, main blades and tail rotor for the Lightning Bird are not available at this time. They claim they will be notifying me when they do become available.
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Jan 18, 2013, 03:24 PM
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No problem.

Turn on the transmitter and make sure the trims are centered. You'll see the settings on the display and then it's a simple matter of adjusting the transmitter trims with the trim tabs.

Next, power up the helicopter and wait for it to finish initializing. Then, unplug the battery and look at the swashplate. If it isn't level, carefully pop the pushrod links off the ball links on the swashplate and screw the links in or out in order to adjust them. There's a tool just for the task of separating ball links which your hobby shop either stocks or can order from Align/Horizon Hobby, but it isn't absolutely necessary.

Once you're certain the links are properly adjusted, pop them back in place and give the helicopter a try. Good luck!
Thanks for the help. I will try that.
Jan 31, 2013, 12:33 AM
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Ok, finally got a direct answer.... Replacement canopy, main blades and tail rotor for the Lightning Bird are not available at this time. They claim they will be notifying me when they do become available.
No email but I did stumble across some parts. No canopy yet but its a start...

http://www.amazon.com/Helizone-Light...&keywords=v911
Feb 22, 2013, 05:42 AM
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No replacement canopies for this or the h911 warbirds.

Btw doesn't the helizone come with 180mah batteries not 200mah as in this review I'm just wondering ?

TC531131 = 120mah, 37x12x6mm 3.94g
UC531136 = 130mah, 42x12x6mm, 4.4g, new plug
TC551136V = 145mah, 42x12x6mm, 4.38g
UC551148 = 200 mah, 52xx12x6mm, 6g, new plug
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Feb 22, 2013, 10:51 AM
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No replacement canopies for this or the h911 warbirds.

Btw doesn't the helizone come with 180mah batteries not 200mah as in this review I'm just wondering ?
Mine came with 200s.
Dec 29, 2015, 02:19 PM
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Hey guys,

Just got this in the mail and it won't bind as per instructions. I plug in battery, leave it alone on level surface, it blinks a red light a few times, then a few times but more rapid and then back to a slower pace, I turn on the radio and it beeps a few times and then nothing. At this point the red light should be steady red but it's not.

Upon doing this several times at one point the right thimble actually had some control but it was in and out at best. It moved the blades forward and back a few times while rolling the thimble in a circle. The throttle has done nothing at this point and the LCD screen at the bottom indicates a full charge and all it's other functions. I've also tried this in mode 2 and a few other random ways but nothing has worked yet.

Thank you,
Brian


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