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Jan 16, 2003, 10:06 PM
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Watch me build my Joker CX day by day

Hi All:

Well I recieved my Joker on Wednesday and started the build today. .

Check back from time to time to see progress.

Any suggestion or questions regarding anyhting you see please
leave a message here.

Please if you have any questions or comments please post them back here so they can be discussed among all those interested.
Last edited by Lv2Fly; Jan 28, 2003 at 11:21 PM.
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Jan 17, 2003, 01:27 AM
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Jan 17, 2003, 06:18 PM
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Web pages are updated...I hit a few snags....

Some small missing parts.

Jan 17, 2003, 07:16 PM
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Too bad about parts. I'm looking forward to seeing this project progress.

PS are you going to post some of your plane fleet too?
Jan 17, 2003, 10:21 PM
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James - Just curious. Where did you buy your Joker CX? I'm in the queue for one from Fitz at FXaeromodels and wondered if the missing part thing was a rare occurance on the Minicopter or a problem like it has been for LMH and their Corona's?
Thanks for posting your day by day build. I'll be watching and learning.
Cheers - Boyd
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Jan 17, 2003, 10:48 PM
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How much faster without the pics?

Lv2Fly, have you determined how much faster you could be done with the Joker if you didn't have to stop for pics along the way?

Very nice helicopter, I have seen a few videos of it and it is amazing. I am just starting out with my Corona right now and taking pics along the way. I am probably a few years away from a Joker...

Perhaps a Venture next?

Nice website, I'll keep tabs on your progress. I really like it when people go to all the trouble to post all the little details about something, the information is absolutely invaluable when others are researching the same subject. It takes a lot of guess work out of the process.

Jan 27, 2003, 08:01 PM
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How about an update on Joker's progress.
PS the URL in the first post is not working.

Watching with interest.
Jan 27, 2003, 10:49 PM
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The Web host were my site "WAS" has been taken down...

O'well...BUT I can post a photo here to show were I'm at...

It's built completed...The Kit....

I'm installing the electric's(need to secure everything..
I'm now programming my 9C and Controller,V3 G. and my 502Gyro
Jan 27, 2003, 10:56 PM
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Another View

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Jan 27, 2003, 10:59 PM
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last view

last view
Jan 27, 2003, 11:06 PM
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*wipes drool off chin*

Jan 28, 2003, 09:53 AM
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Couple of ?'s

How long would you say it took you to build?

What servos you running?
Jan 28, 2003, 03:03 PM
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There is an article on that helicopter and it's designer in Dec or Jan Rotor magazine. It looks to be a super refined "BMW/Mecedes" type of machine.
When you get finished please report back on how it flies.

Looks great,
Jan 28, 2003, 09:47 PM
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some spec's and other info

Hi All ,

My setup

Servos. Futaba 9252 (Swash)
S9253 Tail Rotor
Gyro futaba Gy502 (wasn't nessary) 401 would have been fine.
But I liked the (LCD screen....)
actro 25-5
Actro 70-32h
V3 governer module
HV UBEC (KoolFlight Systems)
Rx Futaba PCM R1490P

My TX 9C

30x2400 matched Sanyo cells
60x2600 Nimh Sanyo cells.

System has been checked Radio is programmed.

All I need to do is tiedy up all the wires (Got to get the Wire spiral
cable wrap) and make sure I have good pitch range through out
my range.

Main Blades (Joker Carbon Fiber Blades)700mm (While)
And Stock 107mm standard stock rotor blades (White)

I was asked how long it took...Well i keep a daily time log! Yup...I did.... 40 + a very leasurly pace....And i mean very relaxed...I could have done it in two days 3days tops...But
I was missing things..And that was a bummer, and I started working on yet another Corona for someone else...

aaaaaaa, never enough time for all the goody projects....

And thanks to all those who stop buy drop comments and ask questions...

Regard's to all.
Last edited by Lv2Fly; Jan 28, 2003 at 11:12 PM.