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11-10-2005 11:10 PM  12 years agoPost 61
lavarocks

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Take it easy bro, I'm talking with BalsaPR about it now. The bushings should have been included, and he's talking to E-Sky about having them send them out.

They gave you a round center hub?
I got a square one, but not the right square one... It's too small.

Check out the current thread on RCG trying to figure out what's up...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439370

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11-10-2005 11:39 PM  12 years agoPost 62
turbojoe

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Okay, I'll wait and see what shakes out. I looked closer at my hub (it's still in the bag and hard to see clearly) and it is square but too small. There is no 3mm pin or a hole for one. No bushings for the rotor head set either.


Joe

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11-11-2005 12:20 AM  12 years agoPost 63
lavarocks

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Yep, that's what I got. So far no one has found the helicopter it goes to.

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11-11-2005 01:34 AM  12 years agoPost 64
turbojoe

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I think I'm just going to send the stuff back to BalsaPR if they don't charge me a restocking fee. I'll wait for the right parts to come out from Horizon Hobbies.


Joe

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11-11-2005 05:40 PM  12 years agoPost 65
stealth916

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Ezra - for your pitching up & down, all I can suggest at this point is to make sure your blades are not too tight in the grips.

When I changed from 25 gram blades to 7 gram blades on my Trex, I kept the same tension on the blades and ended up with a real bad nodding in FF. I loosened up the blades in the grips and it made a huge difference. I am not sure if this is the same type of problem you are having.

I have noticed with these plastic blade grips - that spreading/flexing them apart a little by hand before you mount your blades does wonders. It really smooths out the lead/lag action on the blades. I also broke the sharp edges on my grips - but that probably isn't a big deal.

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11-11-2005 05:50 PM  12 years agoPost 66
stealth916

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I just caught up on these messages and the ones at RCG. Man what a hassle this head change is turning out to be.

When someone gets the whole story from BalsaPR I'd love to hear it. I'm sure they'll figure it out.

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11-14-2005 11:29 PM  12 years agoPost 67
turbojoe

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Anybody heard anything yet? I still haven't gotten a reply to my e-mail from BalsaPR about returning the parts. I guess I'm stuck with them.

Joe

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11-15-2005 12:30 AM  12 years agoPost 68
Ezra

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Stealth,

Thanks for the tip. I just finished up my Trex 450SE (setting up radio now), so I'm not as concerned about the cp2 now. But I will give that a try. I don't think they're all that tight, but I'll recheck them.

BTW, How do you like your Rex?

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11-15-2005 06:44 PM  12 years ago •• Post 69 ••
JG4660

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I got a response from Jim at BalsaPR yesterday. He said they are contacting Esky and will send out the correct part with the bushings to everyone who ordered what we are finding is the wrong part. So, you shouldn't have to do anything but wait.

JG

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11-15-2005 11:49 PM  12 years agoPost 70
turbojoe

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I just got an e-mail from Jim at Balsa PR saying I can send the parts back. That makes me feel a lot better. I didn't know what the heck I was going to do with this stuff. If I can find a local buyer I think I'll just sell the Blade and concentrate on the T-Rex.

Joe

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11-16-2005 12:35 AM  12 years agoPost 71
Riverman

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Hello

I just received my order from Heli-Fever and I too can't get this head mod to work either. The rotor head seat I received P/N EK1-0029 includes the brass bushings other spoke about but does not seem to include the telescopic square center piece. wtf? It's uselss without that piece and I don't see in broken out in any seperate part numbers.
On top of that the main frame I orderered was broken in half due to poor packaging. Looks like I'm gonna be waiting another couple of weeks to get this thing going.

Brett

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11-16-2005 02:02 AM  12 years agoPost 72
turbojoe

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Brett,

Just hang in there and get the proper Blade Bell/Hiller parts from Horizon Hobby when they become available in a couple of weeks. That's what I'm going to do.


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11-16-2005 03:14 AM  12 years agoPost 73
Riverman

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TurboJoe

I'd wait for the Horizon parts but I'm doing this with Esky parts for more reasons than just the Bell-Hiller head. I'm in so deep with so many parts I can't back out at this point. I need help, man.
These parts are killing me. I'm sorry, I just gotta vent here... Along with the bad parts from Heli-Fever I received today, the UPS man just came knocking with my parts from Horizon. It was a new servo and a couple of GWS DD motors. The parts came to about $35 and shipping was $17. Fair enough. Then I got slammed with a $35 brokerage fee from UPS! Last time I ever order UPS shipping from Horizon. It took 11 days to ship too.
Additionally, it seems like Heli-Fever won't help me out with the broken frame as they just want to blame customs for mishandling. I was really happy with Heli-Fever up until now too.

Just my two cents.

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11-16-2005 03:30 AM  12 years agoPost 74
turbojoe

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Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! $87 dollars for $35 dollars worth of parts. That SUCKS! It's okay to vent on that one. I would too. Damn, I feel for you.


Joe

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11-25-2005 09:48 PM  12 years agoPost 75
Riverman

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Hello again

Is there anyone out there running Franken-Blades CPs who have experience with the main motor pinion developing heavy wear patterns against the Esky CP2 main gear?
My plastic Esky CP2 main gear shows no wear to the pastic, but now has brass tint to it. My CP2 pinion is basically being eaten away by the plastic main gear?! There are metal filings being slung out onto the frame and I can see the teeth disintegrating with every flight.
Of course I've checked and rechecked my gear mesh. I've also run E-Flite motors/pinions with the same problem. I don't have much experience with the Esky CP2 main gear but I'm wondering if it just too hard and aggressive for the soft brass pinions? Any advice?

Regards

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11-25-2005 10:28 PM  12 years agoPost 76
Hoverup

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Brass is always the sacrifical material in this scenario. Pinions are cheap and will last longer than the brushed motors that they are mounted on.

Cheers - Boyd
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11-26-2005 01:23 AM  12 years agoPost 77
stealth916

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Rocklin, CA

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ezra - the Trex rocks!

my brass pinion leaves a sheen on my franken-blade. I don't worry - there's no way the brushes will outlast the pinion. I see no visible damage to the pinions after the motor dies - I have been through 5-6 motors now. I have plenty of spare pinions at this point...

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11-26-2005 05:28 AM  12 years agoPost 78
Ezra

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I've flown my SE about 6 times now. I agree, the Trex does rock! I just finished up my second one (got it real cheap from a guy). Hope to test fly it tomorrow.

Sorry for the off topic guys.

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11-29-2005 09:10 PM  12 years agoPost 79
crazhorse

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I got a bare bones Esky cp2 in today, planning on going with a brushless setup on it. I read a review somewhere on the cp2 and one of the gripes was adjusting the pitch. Would switching out the control links with some off a blade be feasible or not a good idea?

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11-29-2005 09:12 PM  12 years agoPost 80
stealth916

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Your talking about the Bell-Hiller head and tracking adjusment I take it?

I was also thinking about it a few weeks back too - I don't see any reason why there would be a problem.

The first time I went to adjust the tracking - I was like huh? So I adjusted rods for the mixing arms instead of the blade grips.

Let us know if you go for it. I don't know why they didn't have adjustable pitch rods - but it is one less set of rods that can become uneven

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