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04-04-2005 03:10 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Skillmaster

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how far can u push a nexus? and does anyone have any videos of a nexas doing 3d?

i fly raptors but my first heli was going to be a nexus

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04-04-2005 04:11 AM  13 years agoPost 2
John Krebs

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That depends are what you mean by 3D. I don't consider my self a 3D pilot but back when I had a Nexus I could do death spirals, tic-tocs and ofcouse flips, loops, rolls and backwards figure eights. Just before I moved up to a Raptor 50 I was bending main shafts in flight. The 8mm main shaft is just too weak and expensive. Do your self a favor and upgrade to Sceadu EVO or Raptor 50.

John

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04-04-2005 04:21 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Skillmaster

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lol dont worry im a raptor pilot that out grew my rap 30 too, i have a 50 and waiting for my extra 50 bucks so i can go get my gy601 and break in my 50

but it sounds like the nexus couldnt handle tuff stuff eh?

im glad i went with the raptor 30 then

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04-04-2005 12:53 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Drunk Monk

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I had a nexus 30 that would loop, roll, flip, hover inverted (just) but when I was flying it, you just got the impression it was going to explode, not because the headspeed was too high, everything just feels flimsy. Flew really well though, nice and smooth.


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

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04-05-2005 01:01 AM  13 years agoPost 5
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I had a Nexus for 2 1/2 years and I made it into a great 3D machine. It took a lot of work and I had to make several custom parts to firm up the frame and the pitch lever. I made it fully pull pull and I even had a 46 in it and a longer boom running 550's for a while. It lasted almost 2 years running great until the clutch finally went and I could not get another clutch to last. I kept breaking the clutch bolts. One of the funniest crashes happened with it. I was doing a low inverted hover about 24" off the ground and the tail started vibrating badly (what I did not see was one of the tail blade grips depart the ship). Then the entire tail box departed the ship. I went full negative and the ship climbed out and I thought I could save this by getting high enough to do an auto. Well it got about 50' up and ran out of power as it was spinning about 4 times per second. I hit the hold switch and did get it flipped over but it hit the ground to hard and the throttle servo rod detached and the engine went WFO. I tried to get to the fuel line to detach it but the heli was laying on that side. I kicked it over but it flopped back. I kicked it again and it got back on the skids and started to spool with the blades all broken and it flopped back on the fuel line side. Well the engine had been running at full throttle for almost 40 seconds and the clutch was smoking. I decided to put the Nexus out of its missery. I stomped on the heli and the engine went almost down to idle. I took my foot off and the engine went back to full and I stomped on it again and the engine went back down almost to idle. When I took my foot off it tried to rev back up but it sounded very sick and finally died. When I picked up the heli and turned around to walk back to the pits all I saw was a bunch of guys laughing so hard they were in tears. I wish I had a video of that.

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04-05-2005 02:34 AM  13 years agoPost 6
red_sash

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The clutch. Yes, nasty little piece.

But I recently found the discontinued DNHP one way metal clutch and bell housing for the Nexus which I had mentioned previously.

Got it from Great Lakes (I think) at 40% off (old stock) - made it about $20.00 US for the machined oneway mechanism, bell, starter shaft, and clutch lining. No more pin to break.

Not yet fitted. Waiting for pin to break on the current one.

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04-05-2005 02:52 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Skillmaster

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wow, now im really glad i stuck with thundertiger, i did like the way the nexas looked tho

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04-05-2005 07:11 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Furious Predator

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I have had my Nexus for 3 years (within a couple of days actually).

I have pushed my Nexus to some hard extremes. after i spent much time getting rid of its bugs, i was able to start pushing it. With glass blades and 3D paddles you can accomplish a lot, those two are probably the two most effective upgrades without going nuts you can do. also 30% fuel adds its fair share of power.

I'm running mine with an OLD OS32. the Nexus will do what ever you want it to, just you have to keep an eye on RPM's.

If i wanted to snap roll it real fast, do a Tic-tock, funnel, or any other demanding move, then i had to do a bit of a dive to get the rpm i needed. but because of that it also wont do sustaned moves. such as doing a funnel for more then lets say 4 revolutions.

i run mine mostly stock, but as people are saying, its a sloppy machine. you can do all those moves, but they may not be pretty.
i actually had a fair bit of luck though, i would run it more then 100 flights with nearly no maintenance, and never one bad part going...until i thumped it in a bad auto.

Shawn
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04-05-2005 07:14 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Furious Predator

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i should also mention that if you plan on pushing the Nexus past a loop.

REMOVE ALL PLASTIC BALLS.

for me that was the weakest link. when ever something broke in the air, or a bumpy landing, it was always a plastic ball. its worth it to spend a few hours replacing all of them with metal balls. you will have to eventually anyways. unless you want to order every part that has a plastic ball on it when it wears.

Shawn
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04-05-2005 08:01 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Skillmaster

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wat! the nexas has plastic balls! man that sucks

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