Garden Grove, Ca. United States
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Man, I battled with my bcpp for months trying this and trying that in an effort to get it to fly well. I would try something and it wouldn't work well so I would quickly change it back so as not to miss any precious flying time.
Well, about two months ago I bought a rex 450se and gave up the blade. I love it, it flys just like the simulator. My learning curve went straight up. But a couple of weeks ago i started tinkering w/ my bcpp again.
I decided to try running seperates; it didn't work for me the first time, but maybe i didn't give it the attention it needed. Well, I fiddled w/ it for a couple of weeks, not in any hurry. This morning I threw it in my truck to test it out in a park near my work.
Holy #$%*&! This thing works great! I hovered it about for a few, then started yo-yoing it a bit to see if the tail would start to sway. When it held solid I said "what the hey" and punched it out. The tail stayed put. Unbeleivable, I messed with this thing non-stop for a couple of months and now that I've spent a bundle on my rex this thing finally decides to cooperate. After the punch out I tried some forward eights: no problem. A roll: no effort. A loop? piece of cake. Ok, so i could do this with my old set-up as the pitch changes weren't too drastic. The real test is a stationary flip. Ok, get some altitude, level it out, prepare for the inverted piro of death... One, two, three... Hey, it flipped and the tail is still pointing at me! Inverted hover? No problem. After a few tic-tocs and a funnel I thought I would never wipe the smile off of my face. It turns out that i had the radio programmed wrong for seperate esc's and thats why it wouldn't work the first time.
The flip rate is very slow but it flys great. I had the fly bar weights all the way in, so I took them off and drilled a bunch of holes in the paddles; hopefully this will improve the flip rate. I'm so excited, I'm looking more forward to flying my bcpp tomorrow than my rex.
I'm re-addicted to my blade.
When in doubt... Punch out