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Oct 21, 2005, 07:30 PM
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Just received my kit w/o Tx

I'll be building (and flying?!!) it tonight. Does anyone have any suggestions or pitfalls to avoid on this little bird?
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Oct 23, 2005, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Cotten
Hi John, there are many of us that want to use your fine parts to build our own custom heli, are ALL factory parts and aluminum aftermarket parts available? Thank you for your time. Matt
The answer to your ?s is yes to all Stock Parts. As for the aluminum they should be after christmas maybe sooner. Getting parts for this heli will not be a problem we are very well stocked.
Last edited by Precision John; Oct 23, 2005 at 02:50 PM.
Oct 23, 2005, 11:51 AM
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Thank you John!
Oct 23, 2005, 12:19 PM
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Got mine!

Hi guys,
I received my Micron and it's almost ready for it's maiden flight.
Parts fit and molding is excellent.
Parts are very small-- I used a large meat platter as a building board :_).
I also used a pair of magnifying glasses during the build process.
I plugged the electronics in, everything worked right from the start.
Lots of cool little details....the TR material is stiff, but flexible, like a hard
rubber compound.

Will post a pic later.

Oct 23, 2005, 01:38 PM
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COOL!! Can you get REALLLLLLLLL close up shots? Please?
Oct 23, 2005, 06:09 PM
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some pics.

- Gigawatt
Oct 23, 2005, 09:46 PM
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OH BOY is that trick!!! Thank you very much for the pictures. ANy idea what size the main shaft is? I am hoping 2mm...
Oct 24, 2005, 06:11 AM
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Those servo's look huge on it.
Looks like a piccolo style head....in miniature.
Oct 24, 2005, 08:26 AM
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Well, I took the plunge and ordered one. How could I not? It seems to be very well done and it's so darn small and neat looking. I've never flown a heli before so this one will be my first. Since it's the first truely micro kit heli (by our "micro" standards) I could not watch from the sidelines any longer and jumped in. I haven't even received it and I'm thinking of those machined upgrade parts.

Oct 24, 2005, 09:49 AM
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I am excited to see what motor works well direct drive for the main, I hate gear noise in a heli, and the simplisity of a DD main...never a gear adjustment or worn out gears or broken gears from crashes(even though I am pretty good at flying helis, I stil crash EVERY time I fly.
Oct 24, 2005, 10:17 AM
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Another outbreak of "Bling Flu" unfortunately the only cure so far is "0" bank balance

Originally Posted by Gordon Johnson
I haven't even received it and I'm thinking of those machined upgrade parts.

Oct 24, 2005, 01:02 PM
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Do you really have an idea of what you are getting yourself into by buying your first heli.

My wife bought me a Piccolo when it first came out as an Xmas gift a few years ago. Last weekend, I just finished heli #6, with work starting on #7, and #8 in the design stage. And that is not counting all those planes I have built, flown, and destroyed during the same period.

Now, if I can just keep myself from getting one of those Microns too.

Jun Nolasco
Oct 24, 2005, 02:20 PM
in persuit of low wing loading
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You are exactly right. This is why I've stayed away from heli's and sailplanes. I have been afraid of finding another area to pour money into. But this heli is so small I could not resist any longer. I'm sure it is a slippery slope from here.

Oct 24, 2005, 02:48 PM
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wow.. those are some nice pictures. anyway, Gordon, i dont know if these type of helis are good for beginner like u or not but they sure are cool. they might not be as stable as other bigger birds, but still, helis are helis...
Oct 24, 2005, 02:57 PM
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I worry about my lack of heli experience too. Well, I'll just have to see how it goes.


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