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08-07-2007 05:59 AM  10 years agoPost 1
SuperCobra

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Are they bascley the same helicopter. I have a blade cp which i fly around on the tennis court but im tired of the limitations of the radio gear. Im buying this esky honeybee cp2 barebones kit and would like to upgrade it with some bladecp/pro upgrades.

http://www.helidirect.com/product_i...products_id=599

1 more question I will be using a dx7 radio. I looked at my blade cp's tail wire and it only has 2 pins! Dose that mean it cant plug into a gy401 gyro.

Sammy

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08-07-2007 06:59 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Gino CP

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You need a tail esc for the gyro. A GWS ICS50 J is fine. Other than that, you can move your Blade elcectronics over to the Honeybee CP2. However, you will need ESky motors since the main motor and tail motor pinions aren't exact matches to Eflite main and tail gears.

Turn on a dime. Flip like a quarter. Feel like a million bucks.

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08-07-2007 05:15 PM  10 years agoPost 3
SuperCobra

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Where can I buy a "A GWS ICS50 J" from?

"However, you will need ESky motors since the main motor and tail motor pinions aren't exact matches to Eflite main and tail gears."

Cant I just use a eflite motor and just change the pinions with the esky's instead?

Sammy

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08-07-2007 08:38 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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I had my BCP converted to a CP2 for awhile while a LHS was carrying parts - They are basically the same heli with a few interchangeable parts but not enough that you can just mismatch with whichever parts you happen to have laying around - The head designs are similar but different enough that parts aren't interchangeable without changing the entire head - The motors are the same but different pitch on the gears so you have to use the correct pinions

Electronics-wise the BCP and CP2 stock setups use basically the same servos and 3-in-1 units and both can be purchased in bare bone form without electronic components (bcp would need additional parts to make it a pro where the cp2 doesn't and would be cheaper)

I like the design of the CP2 a little better than the BCP and the CP2 parts are cheaper - But when the LHS that carried my CP2 parts went out of business I converted back to a BCP as the other LHS doesn't carry CP2 parts and I prefer the convenience of grabbing parts locally as I need 'em

You can bin the 3-in-1 units and go separates with either heli - You don't have to buy a whole new bare bones kit to do it unless you just want to - Since you already have a GY401 and a computer radio all you'll need additionally is a couple $10 ESCs (about a 5-10A for the main and a 2-5A for the tail) - You won't need a mixer with a Heading-Hold gyro such as your GY401 (just leave it in avcs mode)

Text diagram of separates setup:
Receiver Throttle channel > Main ESC > Main motor
Receiver Rudder channel > Gyro > Tail ESC > Tail motor
Receiver Gear channel > Gyro gain sensor

Here's a decent article on going separates from HeliHobby
http://www.helihobby.com/html/separate_electronics.html
 

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08-07-2007 09:17 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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thanks for all the reply's. I will go ahead and get the cp2 barebones kit since my blade cp had a bit of an accident yesterday.

Sammy

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