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KYOSHO NEXUS 30??

Rbush

Key Veteran

here

Hi,

I'm thinking of taking a step back form all the modern pumping 50's etc and and buying a KYOSHO NEXUS 30 just for kicks?

Is there anything bad about this machine. I've been told they fly like crap?

Are they really that bad?

06-02-2008 Over year old.
Drunk Monk

rrProfessor

Preston, UK

It's the only heli I've ever flown that pirouettes without trying to tip over but links wear out quick and the best 3d you'll get out it is loops and rolls, and parts are alittle thin on the ground apart from that it's a great heli


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

06-02-2008 Over year old.
Damper

Veteran

Point Blank TX USA

I own one there alright but not a good investment unless
you have money to give away. I got mine in 2001 that is why I have
one. But it is not wise to get one. Buy something you will
appreciate. They fly well with upgrades like a metall balls
on the swashplate and do away with the Z-line likages on the servos.
Use a 240 futuba gyro without heading holding on. I heard a few
testimonies that sometimes (since it is shaft driven with a wire)
with head holding on it will get twisted in there like a rubber
band. The parts are not frequent found but I personally have not
had this problem yet. Overall In my opionion just for kicks Yes
if you wanted to. You will not get back the money back on it though

Good Luck if decide to get one!

Full Throttle Spooning Leads To Forking

06-03-2008 Over year old.
jester4

Key Veteran

Brampton, Ontario

They don't fly like crap, and actually they do aerobatics quite well in stock form. I have one with the plastic ball swash and zbends and all and it has flown for many gallons although I've retired it some 2 plus years ago. If you don't plan to fly the hell out of it, I wouldn't worry about upgrading anything.....

06-03-2008 Over year old.
glydrjocky

Senior Heliman

Livermore, CA - USA

Flew a club members Craigslist fresh Nexus last weekend. Took alot of trouble shooting to get it into the air, especially with the Hobbico Piezo gyro (non head lock) and no instructions to speak of. First the gyro was mounted flat and turns out it needs to be mounted on its side, then it was reverse sensing.........no instructions, no reverse switch so I just flipped it upside down, put on some fresh DB tape and we were in the ball park. Gain was way too high and started to waggle like a Salmon heading upstream to spawn! Finally got that mess straightened out too. Once it broke ground in a "stable" hover, it was very vague in control response. I thought, my slightly worn ZX Shuttle was vague when I bought it.......I stand corrected. I was able to keep it withing the confines of our hover pad at the field but some gusty wind made controlling it a challenge You'll never need expo with a Nexus, it has its own control delay built right in. The linkages had alot of slop from the swash all the way up to the blades but nothing seemed worn.

On a positve note, I was flying a helicopter! It wasnt my helicopter! And I do recall having a good time dialing it in so I guess it cant have been all that bad. The owner was jumping around like a kid in the parking lot of Chuck E. Cheese on his birthday, when that Nexus broke ground in its first hover and that's got to be worth something in the end.

Buy a Nexus for kicks.........eh.............sure why not........lifes all about the journey right?

06-07-2008 Over year old.
dkshema

rrMaster

Cedar Rapids, IA

If you want to take a step back into the past and realize you're not going to have a fire breathing, tasmanian devil pirouetting, 3D-ing monster heli, you'll have fun with it.

It was an OK heli for its time. I found the three I owned to be serviceable, flyable, relatively maintenance free, and fun to fly. You can do mild aerobatics with them. My first inverted hover happened with a Nexus many years ago. I found them to be a nice heli to simply relax with and fly.

Don't put a high-speed tail rotor servo matched up with a heading hold gyro in it. The wire-driven tail will act weird as the wire winds and unwinds like a rubber band.

Overall collective pitch range is limited.

The plastic balls on the head linkages get a bit sloppy after awhile. If you find a Zeal swasplate and want to spend the $$ to buy it, it's a good investment. Otherwise you can carefully saw the balls off the plastic parts and install steel balls in their place. Drill the holes carefully and the right size for the small screws.

Individual new parts are getting scarce, there is a plethora of parts to be found on Ebay as people are selling off their old machines on a regular basis.

The main rotor blades are an odd size -- 535 mm. If you're lucky, the Nexus you end up with would have had the upgrade thrust bearing kit installed in the head.

The main gear doubles as the gear that drives the tail rotor, having the gear molded into its top surface. If you accidentally stick the tail feathers into the grass, the main gear usually ends up losing a few teeth. Main gears can be had, but you have to look around to find them.

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Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

06-07-2008 Over year old.
dell17999

Senior Heliman

Shanghai,China

it was my first heli in 1999, much headache: plastic link balls, starter bell stuck, after 1 month, i got a raptor

why not a caliber4?

06-17-2008 Over year old.
heli_headcase

Key Veteran

Hovering around Atlanta

Which Version Necksucks 30?

There's two 30 versions: 30S and the 30 Deluxe (and two "larger" versions too).

The 30S really is a very poor flying heli if one of the very first versions is found. If the main blade pitch arms are in the trailing position, it's the early model and should be avoided. The later models have leading pitch arms and stiffer damper rubber and fly OK but the plastic linkage balls do wear fast.

The Deluxe model has all metal balls and the independent flapping rotor head. This one flys very nice, has thrust bearings, better pitch slider (ball raced) and something else I've forgotten. It's been a while

All Nexi have clutch shoe and starter shaft coupler problems if not set up with great care. There's no positive means of making sure the engine's crank and fan/shoe assembly is centered "square" in the clutch bell. Any misalignment and the screws securing the shoes to the fan hub like to fracture. Never happened to my three Nexuses but happened to very many other models.

That main gear is very fragile. A concerted effort must be made to shim it up from underneath to remove all play between the center tail bevel and the steel tail pickoff gears. I had one lose a tooth for no reason at all and as previously mentioned, gears are somewhat difficult to find.

Oh yes, main blades are 530mm long, 4mm bolt and 12mm root. By adding 20mm to the tail boom the more common 550mm blades can be used. Not hard to do. Too bad the 88 tooth main gears were dropped from production very early in favor of 86T, makes the longer blades less of a correct load on a basic .32 engine but should work well with the bigger .37 and .40ci in the .32 mounting size. And don't forget there's a .46 (.50!) engine mount that lets a .52-.63 four stroke sit in the engine room too. But that's all a waste of time for the most part. Lots of problems getting reliable operation and carb adjustments.

Last thing, the mainshaft hole in the base of the Deluxe head isn't on center. The head wobbles and perfectly balanced main blades will allow the Nexus to shake. All of these Deluxe heads have the same problem. It varies from part-to-part but all have the error.

My $.02.


HHC

So many heli's - too little time...

06-19-2008 Over year old.
Myoung

Heliman

Layton, Utah

I have a pair of Nexus's you can buy.

I have a pair of Old school Kyosho Nexus helis with 0s 32 engines. One flown, the other not. They still have the old style gyros but they fly pretty good. Nether of them crashed. except one had a hard set down and broke the landing gear. I will let the pair of them go for 300 bucks. We can discuss shipping later. These have been posted in the classified section. They may go quickly.

09-22-2008 Over year old.
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Horsenlion

Heliman

San Jose, CA USA

i just my received my brand new Nexus 30 rtf complete

Hello everyone. this is my first nitro heli, i got it from ebay and paid 410.00 including shipping. All in the box new with 32OS engine. Should i continue assembling this or should i sell it? Im an airplane guy. i don't do 3D will my Nexus fly like a regular Heli? i want to install a rescue or deploy military look fuselage for looks. What can u say?

12-17-2008 Over year old.
dkshema

rrMaster

Cedar Rapids, IA

Parts are scarce and places like eBay are the best bet for finding them.

Since you have never flown a heli before, learn to fly on a heli that has parts readily available. The Kyosho Caliber 4 would fill the bill nicely.

If you want to put some kind of scale fuselage on a 30-sized heli, learn to fly first using something other than the Nexus and save the Nexus for that scale look.

After you learn to fly (or while you are learning on that "other" heli), you can take your time to put a scale fuselage on the Nexus. The Nexus is adaptable to fit 30-sized fuselages.

You said you paid $410 for the NIB with an OS 32. That was probably way too much for this combination. Did it include a radio, as well, or was it just the heli kit and motor? If there was a radio involved, I'd be surprised if it was anything "useful" with regard to the current state of the art for helis.

Let us know more, but until you supply additional info about what you paid $410 for, my best advice would be to turn around and sell it either as is, or part it out.

The Nexus was not a horrible heli to fly, and for the sport flyer, was a fun machine that required little day-to-day maintenance. It will do mild aerobatics without much complaint. But with the scarcity of replacement parts, you would spend more time looking for parts to fix it after a crash than you would flying it between repairs!

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Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

12-17-2008 Over year old.
MichaelP

Key Veteran

Northumberland UK

I learned with a Nexus 30DF, still fly it from time to time. A great helicopter.....no complaints here.

http://www.webstarts.com/micksscalehelicopters

12-21-2008 Over year old.
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jjh23

Senior Heliman

great britain, south west

anybody still flying these, ive got 1 complete almost ready to fly just needs a gyro, ive had it running its just taking up space, im never going to use it.

look in my gallery, would anybody be interested in it for a small price

01-02-2009 Over year old.
latesleeper

Senior Heliman

OH

A buddy of mine from work as a Nexus 30 that he never flew. He put it together and started the engine but that was it. I was asked to help him set up the links and trim it out. Why not try out something different. Hopefully I can get it going...

01-03-2009 Over year old.
jjh23

Senior Heliman

great britain, south west

ive got other heli's that i use, i did test this out so i has been hovered

im just not going to use it so i thought somebody must be flying 1 or want some bits but its all complete

01-03-2009 Over year old.
sharam

Elite Veteran

Northern California - Fly at Morgan Hill Field

I got two swashplates for sale if anyone is interested, one metal and one plastic. Check my gallery please for pics.

Verba volant, scripta manet

01-05-2009 Over year old.
predatorman

Veteran

Falkland Islands

I had a Nexus 30 SS as my first heli back in 2004. It was powered with an MDS 38 of all things...and it worked well...very well.

Servos were all 3001's or whatever they were, the basic Futaba ones anyways. The Gyro was a CSM 200, which is still in use in a Trex 450! I know...I really must upgrade!

I had a lot of fun with the Nexus, got 16 hrs of flight out of it before stuffing it while pushing my luck during an auto practice...I was gutted. It was going to cost more than the airframes first cost to repair so I didnt bother...out came my reserve kit! a Century Hawk Sport.

Parts are very hard to find for the Nexus now. The wire drive worked ok for me...the weak point was with the plastic spacers that held the wire in place...there are 3 of these things...I spaced them apart and then screwed through the boom and into the skirt of each spacer..not too long a screw though..worked a treat otherwise the spacers can migrate up one end of the boom...which makes an interesting vibe.

Pays to lube the wire drive too...I used heavy axel oil like that used in cars...I would remove the wire and hold the boom vertical and put a few drops of oil in..not too much...works a treat.

The clutch was a pain to line up at first...but take your time and it works ok...thing I liked about the Nexus was how easy it was to drop the engine when giving the heli a good clean up.

Rob

01-05-2009 Over year old.
Furious Predator

rrProfessor

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

They don't fly like crap, and actually they do aerobatics quite well in stock form. I have one with the plastic ball swash and zbends and all and it has flown for many gallons although I've retired it some 2 plus years ago. If you don't plan to fly the hell out of it, I wouldn't worry about upgrading anything.....
agreed. i upgraded to metal balls simply because the plastic ones would always break in a crash. other then that, it really is a good helicopter. the people that say it flies like crap are the ones who never really tried.

i used to do funnels, tick tocks, inverted hovers,loops, rolls, everything. i spent almost full tanks of fuel doign inverted flight only with it. i impressed a lot of people who thought the nexus could do all that stuff. its mostly about collective management.

if you can find one, go for it. but production was disconntinued a few years ago, so parts are hard to find.

i still have mine, and i still fly it, but she is retired as a scale

Shawn
Team Leisure-Tech
Team HelixRC

01-25-2009 Over year old.
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reddragon

Elite Veteran

Brooklyn, N.Y.

The wire drive worked ok for me...the weak point was with the plastic spacers that held the wire in place...there are 3 of these things...I spaced them apart and then screwed through the boom and into the skirt of each spacer..not too long a screw though..worked a treat otherwise the spacers can migrate up one end of the boom...which makes an interesting vibe.
It annoyed the heck out of me on my old Nexus. The wire drive was even worse on my Concepts. I found two nice bearing supported tail shaft drives on eBay a few months back and tossed the wire drives on my Concept SR's in the rubbish. I wish I had found those shaft drives before I had sold my Nexus. I found the clutch shoes on the Nexus would always give me problems if they weren't properly aligned as others have said. The bolts holding the shoes would shear off as well which caused me much grief over the years. The Main Gear was a terrible joke as it seemed to shed teeth just by looking at it. I got rid if the Z-Bend rods as soon as I got it and replaced the plastic ball links with metal ones. It just seemed like a good common sense move to me. Overall when I did get it running right it was a fun helicopter to fly.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

01-27-2009 Over year old.
Myoung

Heliman

Layton, Utah

Kyosho nexus

They fly Good as with any heli when setup correctly. I have enjoyed mine but need to make room for other things.
Let me know if you want both of them

03-31-2009 Over year old.
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