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06-02-2004 07:38 PM  13 years agoPost 1
hingus2000

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hi

im getting a dd tail tommorrow from my LHS, im taking an extra £10, what can you reccommend me buying? obviously i dont want to buy for the sake of it, but is there something that is worth it?

Tom

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06-02-2004 08:52 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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any complaints you have about your hummer? you should start there. whatever you dont like about it, get something to fix it. otherwise, save your money for crashes.

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06-02-2004 09:11 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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Deans micro antenna perhaps? I believe they have them in UK frequencies...dunno how common they are at LHSs though.

And maybe some music wire for a metal flybar. A head stiffener would be nice, as would some shrink wrap to increase head speed (Between 1.63" and 2" width, 6" or 7" strips).

That is, of course, if you don't already have these!

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06-02-2004 09:51 PM  13 years agoPost 4
hingus2000

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shaft collar? everyone says that is vital?

deans micro could be an idea. and a soldering iron if i cant find one at my moms. im perfectly happy with my heli. except i cant get the damn canopy on with my birdseed where it is on the g10.

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06-02-2004 09:53 PM  13 years agoPost 5
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I flew w/o a shaft collar for a long time w/o problems. I think it depends on the heli really. If you have vertical play in the shaft, get one.

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06-02-2004 09:58 PM  13 years agoPost 6
hingus2000

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i dont have a specific problem so i dont think i need one. arent head stiffeners just for FFF? is soldering easy for the deans and the dd motor? ive only ever done a bit of soldering at school.

Tom

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06-02-2004 10:19 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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Head stiffeners help in all flight regimes, and you can easily make one youself if you have a small piece of metal and some longer screws to mount the blades.
I simply looked at a few pics in people's galleries, got out the dremel tool and went to town on a piece of metal I had in the garage.

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06-02-2004 10:27 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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There is flight beyond hover! Hovering gets pretty old after a while anyhow.

Yeah, the deans soldering is pretty easy, just wire to connector. DD motor is just wire to wire.

Soldering is pretty straight forward once you get the hang of it. Use small rosin-core solder, tin both pieces you're going to solder first. Tin just means cover it in solder - hold the piece to the iron and touch the solder to the piece - where the piece is a wire or metal connector of some sort. The rosin flux core will make sure the solder flows to cover the piece. After tinning both pieces, solder together, using a little extra solder touched directly to the iron if necessary, by touching both pieces together and to the iron at once then pulling the joined connection away from the iron to cool. It's handy if at least one piece is held steady while you solder the two together.

Technically you don't even have to solder the deans micro connector since it has a crimp connection, but I soldered both of mine anyway.

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06-02-2004 10:35 PM  13 years agoPost 9
hingus2000

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when soldering the dd, isnt it just the red and black wires onto the motor itself? or does the motor come with some wires on it? also, do i have to unsolder the stock motor? questions questions questions!

Tom

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06-02-2004 10:49 PM  13 years agoPost 10
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It depends how you get the motor. In EDP50-XC form, it comes with a connector and wires already attached.

Yes, you have to either unsolder or clip the wires to the stock motor.

Test the connection first to make sure the motor is soldered on correctly (positive going to the right place) and the prop is moving in the right direction.

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06-03-2004 04:59 AM  13 years agoPost 11
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I used the old plug from a old main motor for hooking up my DD motor.
This way the next time I dont have to solder.


Dave

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