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Nov 06, 2017, 08:23 PM
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What to do with Blade CP Pro 2?


hey all, I recently picked up a battered Blade CP Pro 2 for very cheap, not really knowing that they are discontinued and parts are hard to find. I was told it worked and was in good shape, I made the mistake of not looking at it before I bought it. Anyway, it really just needs the main frame and a battery, anyone know if they are available anywhere? should I just cut my losses and toss it? The battery is a little puffed, so that why it is bad.

Just looking for opinions on spending any money to get it up and flying, or to just move on? Thanks,
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Nov 07, 2017, 11:21 AM
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hi theres a spot on speed control were if its arcing inside should be able to see that.dont need to kill a new bat that way.frame comes whith boom and think also tail moter mount set is less than fifteen bucks.install boom whith just lil silicone, same whith skids.ebay store that carried everything for these ,seems to have dropped these ,so need to locate a few parts myself
Nov 07, 2017, 08:07 PM
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This was a terrible heli and should be consigned to the flames. Well, not literally.
Nov 08, 2017, 12:03 PM
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e-bay store gonitro hobbies,has main frame at 4.50 +sh also set whith boom bit more cash.
main frame is same on blade cp up to pro two difference in the sets is only the tail moter mount
Nov 09, 2017, 06:31 AM
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e-bay store gonitro hobbies,has main frame at 4.50 +sh also set whith boom bit more cash.
main frame is same on blade cp up to pro two difference in the sets is only the tail moter mount
Thanks, I had a tough time finding anyplace with parts. I will check them out.
Nov 09, 2017, 06:37 AM
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This was a terrible heli and should be consigned to the flames. Well, not literally.
Was it truly a horrible heli? If so, I can get out now, I have next to nothing in to it. Or should I spend the $20 to get it up and flying? I guess that is the original question anyway.
Nov 17, 2017, 06:58 PM
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If you are an experienced flyer and want to fix it up for nostalgic reasons, then I'd say go for it. If you don't have any, or much, heli experience, they are not a good heli on which to learn. Low head speed and marginal tail authority make them hard to fly and quick to crash. There are lots easier helis to learn on these days.
Nov 17, 2017, 07:19 PM
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Thanks, I do have a Honeybee FP that I learned to fly on. So I would say I am an advanced beginner. I did buy a couple parts for it, enough that it should be flyable if all the electronics work, and I have less than about $40 in to it total, so if it doesn't work, or it is total junk, no huge loss.
Dec 16, 2017, 12:54 PM
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I have put together a collection of the CP family from the original CP right up to the 230S. I have a virtually brand new CP Pro 2 as well as a custom built CP Pro 2 FBL using the motors and flybarless system from the 230S. You can rebuild it to original specs and if you want to do some research, you will find hundreds of posts on many forums with stock tuning tips for that helicopter. One thing you MUST get put together correctly is the washer stack for the spindle shaft. I have rebuild dozens of these over the years and every single one that had poor performance was directly linked to the incorrect placement of the shims and step washers. Fresh "O" rings in the hub don't hurt either. The main shafts are very easily bent but can be straightened just as fast. The spindles are fragile but can be bought in pairs from the Blade SR. Shims are in a pack of 8 and the original shim stack had three on each side of the hub but you could add one more to make the head a bit stiffer. Have fun with it.

Don
Dec 21, 2017, 12:56 PM
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How about this for some inspiration?

Don
Oct 03, 2018, 09:12 AM
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Do you have a video of the FBL cp pro? That is pretty cool, love to see this kind of stuff!


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