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Mar 30, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Credit card mod


This is the credit card/velcro mod Kodak_Jack was explaining to you all. This is my V4 with the stock Esky 2S battery. The "hooked" part of the velcro half is mounted to the heli. "Fuzzy" part on battery.

Mike.

This pic you can enlarge:
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Mar 30, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Thanks for the input guys! Yeah, I think before I get a CP, I better get a simulator. Anyway, I didn't even know about the flymentor and SK720 technologies! That's pretty cool! Luvmyhelis, do build heli's for customers? Or do you own a hobby shop?
I got the CX2 back and the damage wasn't to bad. The battery;however, is shot. I guess from being plugged in all night on the roof of the gym. My LHS has been having trouble getting batteries for awhile now, where do you guys get them online?
If you don't want to mod your battery tray, you can get these 800mah Turnigy batts from Hobbyking:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

It's a tight fit but they do slide in the tray. All 4 of my E-flite batteries died. I picked up 4 of the Turnigy batteries from Hobbyking for about $25 shipping included from the USA warehouse and received in 3 days. It's a tad longer than the stock battery and the leads are longer but performance was great!

Just tried one today on my lunch break. I may make some small adjustment to the tray so they slide in easier.

At $4.95 each what have you got to lose.
Mar 30, 2012, 10:47 PM
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OMG!!!!! Somebody actually bought something from the infamous US warehouse! I was beginning to think there were 3 paper clips in that warehouse.
Mar 31, 2012, 11:18 AM
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If you don't want to mod your battery tray, you can get these 800mah Turnigy batts from Hobbyking:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

It's a tight fit but they do slide in the tray. All 4 of my E-flite batteries died. I picked up 4 of the Turnigy batteries from Hobbyking for about $25 shipping included from the USA warehouse and received in 3 days. It's a tad longer than the stock battery and the leads are longer but performance was great!

Just tried one today on my lunch break. I may make some small adjustment to the tray so they slide in easier.

At $4.95 each what have you got to lose.
I have 4 of these too..... they work very well in my stock CX2
Apr 01, 2012, 09:44 AM
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I have 4 of these too..... they work very well in my stock CX2
A "stock" CX2??? Could you post a pic? I forget what they look like

Hey, you and Kodak_Jack are from the same neck of woods.

Hey Jack, seen any 4 eyed Husky's in the neighborhood

Mike.
Apr 01, 2012, 12:26 PM
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When someone says they're from "Rochester" it's very misleading. He's a good 30 or more miles away(He's to the East and I'm to the West of Rochester). That's why the dog looks like that. He's been walking for weeks trying to find me.
Apr 01, 2012, 12:55 PM
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A "stock" CX2??? Could you post a pic? I forget what they look like

Hey, you and Kodak_Jack are from the same neck of woods.

Hey Jack, seen any 4 eyed Husky's in the neighborhood

Mike.
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When someone says they're from "Rochester" it's very misleading. He's a good 30 or more miles away(He's to the East and I'm to the West of Rochester). That's why the dog looks like that. He's been walking for weeks trying to find me.
I thought it was because he DID find ya? hehe
Apr 01, 2012, 01:09 PM
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I thought it was because he DID find ya? hehe
I'm tryin' to like you!
Apr 01, 2012, 01:16 PM
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I'm tryin' to like you!
LOL
No harm no foul
Hey, do you belong to RCCR or RAMS?
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Apr 01, 2012, 05:42 PM
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LOL
No harm no foul
Hey, do you belong to RCCR or RAMS?
No, I fly mostly in my back yard. I went to one weekend event at Northhampton Park a couple of years ago. It was almost all planes except for a couple of guys who threw their heli's around like they were on crack. When you talk about the guys I saw, you're talking $$$$$$$$$$$$$$. There's a guy on many of the different threads called Z06 Tony and he's from the area. He changes what he flies quicker than he changes socks. He goes flying all over the area and might belong. The only thing I fly outside of my yard is my Champ plane. I have a BIG 450 size Walkera 400D and even that stays in the yard.
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Apr 01, 2012, 09:33 PM
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O.K. Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll look into those, some of the prices quoted sound pretty good! I'll need to do something because I only had 1 battery. My LHS didn't have another to buy when I bought the CX2 and they are still having trouble getting some.
Apr 04, 2012, 06:24 AM
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There are many alternatives to stock Eflite parts out there, especially the batteries. The only thing with the batteries is they need to fit into the stock battery tray and most of the nice batteries don't. I bought batteries 2 years ago from HeliDirect that were terrific and even fit the battery tray nicely. Within a few months of the sale, they were no longer stocked. The alternative is to do the battery tray/ Velcro mod and open up your choices. Yet another alternative is using the colored elastic bands girls use in their hair. I am using one of those on my Lama 4 right now and it'll accommodate any number of battery sizes. The trick is to find the smallest size they have so it stretches and keeps things real tight. To be honest about it, I'm always a little leery of hanging a fat battery by only the Velcro. A back-up of some kind gives me more peace of mind. With the elastic band, you just know it's there.
HEY, anybody flying out there? WAKE UP!!!!!!!!
Apr 04, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Well i was in my LHS today to some lube and he had batteries so I picked one up sense I was there. But I will have to check out the other suggestion mentioned earlier. I was reading an old thread about Boomtownhobbies and there was lots of love for that guy but the last post was in '07. I'm thinking about picking up his unbreakable battery tray and skids.
Apr 04, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Well i was in my LHS today to some lube and he had batteries so I picked one up sense I was there. But I will have to check out the other suggestion mentioned earlier. I was reading an old thread about Boomtownhobbies and there was lots of love for that guy but the last post was in '07. I'm thinking about picking up his unbreakable battery tray and skids.
You will be limited to battery size but, if scale is your thing...or something like that. IMHO, pod and boom is more versatile and flys better than a full fuse that acts as a wind catch. Just saying....

Mike.

BTW, Boomtown has some fine products. I've bought a lot of stuff from them..
Apr 04, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Jamie, the owner of Boomtown Hobbies. Is a great guy. I have lot's of there products and never hesitate to order from him. You can email him a question, and usually get a promt answer. Lee


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