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Head button for 7HV ?
kris L

Senior Heliman

NY

Did you guys get the head button with your 7HV kit? I didn't and I notice all the pics I see of them built no one seems to have one. I see on Nankin's site there is one availlable. Also the foam on the battery trays are we suppose to pull it off? Or leave it on? If leave it on what's the purpose of it?

Merry Christmas

Kris
(No not that Kris) Ho Ho Ho

12-24-2011 Over year old.
theflyingman2

Senior Heliman

Winter Haven, FL USA

I got my kit 2 days ago. Mine did not come with a head button. A few of my friends pulled the foam off the battery tray and used Velcro like the other helis. I plan to do the same to mine.

12-24-2011 Over year old.
kris L

Senior Heliman

NY

A friend of mine got his kits (2) before me and he pulled the foam off so I did the same but after I did I was told that I should not have but was not given a reason why. Both my friend and I are using velcro like you Flyingman. - kris

12-24-2011 Over year old.
Furyous

Veteran

Detroit, Michigan

The foam does not hold the batteries in at all, so in a crash they eject right through the canopy. I know this from experience. It should not be on the battery trays, but the powers that be, beg to differ. I recommend pulling it off and using velcro immediately, unless you have a free battery deal.

12-25-2011 Over year old.
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kris L

Senior Heliman

NY

Furyous- How did you have the batteries strapped in ? Did you use any velcro at all? Straps? I fiqured when I was told not to take it off to put velcro on the foam and then straps over the batteries but it makes no sense to me. - Kris

12-25-2011 Over year old.
Furyous

Veteran

Detroit, Michigan

Like all of my e helis, I use velcro to mount the batteries to the tray, then velcro cinch straps to securely hold the batteries in place. I use 4 cinch straps for the 7HV, in addition to the heavy duty velcro strip that adheres them to the battery tray itself.

12-25-2011 Over year old.
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JOLT

Veteran

Baltimore, MD

I got my kit about 3 weeks ago and it doesn't have a headbutton. I didn't think that it was supposed to. I don't have one for my 6HV either.

12-25-2011 Over year old.
Furyous

Veteran

Detroit, Michigan

There is a head buttoned that will be offered, but it will not be a standard kit item. They really don't see the need for one, but a few people have expressed interest, so it will be offered as an option part.

12-25-2011 Over year old.
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Dflyer

Senior Heliman

Belgium (Brugge)

Compass has always made their heli's without a head button, but now they start to offer a head button as un upgrade. I don't see the need for it, i like the looks without a head button.

Grtz,
Dirk

Warp 360 / Compass 6 HV Ultimate/ LOGO 600 / CY Stingray

12-25-2011 Over year old.
kris L

Senior Heliman

NY

Ok, I didn't know Compass helis came without head buttons. All of the helis I have owned (T700, Vibe SG, Aurora, Velocity) had one and I saw it in the parts list at Nankin so I thought it was forgotten when who ever at Compass made up my kit. - Kris

12-25-2011 Over year old.
JOLT

Veteran

Baltimore, MD

Some people like the head button to slow down the blades with the palm of their hand after landing.

Me personally, I like the look without. I can't see a need for it other that. Or is there?

12-25-2011 Over year old.
kris L

Senior Heliman

NY

Slowing down the blades is the real purpose. It's a pain to do it without a button. If your not in a hurry and just let the blades wind down on their own a button is not necessary. - Kris

12-25-2011 Over year old.
TheBum

Veteran

McKinney, TX - United States

How is it a pain? Just jam in full negative collective. The drag will do a good job of slowing them down to the point where you can stop them the rest of the way by letting the blades slap your fingers. Of course, if you spool down in Normal mode and have a typical Normal mode pitch curve, you won't get much drag.

Alan
Compass Support Team
Atom 500, Atom 7HV

12-26-2011 Over year old.
abwomack

Veteran

Houston, TX - U.S.

My experience

Is that head buttons bend the arms on blade grips in a crash

12-27-2011 Over year old.
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hornet dave

Key Veteran

Cedar Rapids, IA USA

You dont need a head button to put your palm on the top of the head to slow it down, in fact the head slows down quicker in this manner without the button. Also, with a head button, its harder to balance a heli on its head for doing maintenance. Really the button is just for looks, as they are otherwise just dead weight that gets in the way of maintenance.

I got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV

12-27-2011 Over year old.
kris L

Senior Heliman

NY

A head button is not that important to me and I don't use it that often myself. The only time I used it was when dialing in a motor or blade tracking. I just found it strange there wasn't one in the kit because all of the kits I had came with them.

Bum- Yes I give it full negative. The pain comes in when you are trying to set something up and then test fly and tweek and test fly. You can never stop the blades fast enough. No matter how you do it. LOL !

Abwomack- You must be talking about Align. There button was to big in diameter and it causesd that. On my other machines I didn't have that problem.

Anyway can either of you guys offer any info about the foam on the battery tray ?

Kris

12-27-2011 Over year old.
ren

Veteran

Houston, TX

I use the foam, but I'm not sure if is really need it....

12-27-2011 Over year old.
snipealot

Senior Heliman

Owings Mills, MD

I actually removed the foam and used velcro instead. Works great and packs stay put.

I have heard rumor that they will remove the foam from the trays in future kits.

01-06-2012 Over year old.
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