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11-30-2007 05:11 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Bunchkin

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I got my blade cx2 last week. Its a lot of fun, my first real heli that i can fly. Anyway, i see a lot of different mods, aluminum replacement parts, and carbon fiber booms for it and was wondering how useful are they? Im going to be buying new blades (broke 3 already) and another battery pack. Are there any differences in the battery packs? What about the heat sink for the motors? Are they any good?

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11-30-2007 11:13 AM  9 years agoPost 2
jwick86

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A motor heat sink is always good to help reduce the motor heat. The batteries are differnt a few ways... 1: volts. CX2 must use 7.4v 2:MaH. Higher milliamps give longer flight times. Stock I believe is 800 which is probably good for about 10 mins or so. A carbon rear boom is good for outside flight. It takes the wind resistance off of the plastic tail boom which acts like a sail. Other than that theres not much upgrades except metal parts. Ive never done any metal parts so I can not tell you anything to helpful on that.

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11-30-2007 12:12 PM  9 years agoPost 3
BillSchmarr

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Lawrenceburg, IN

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Heat sink with Thermal Paste

I just recently got a CX2 for some indoor winter flying, myself. I picked up a heatsink for the two motors at my LHS, then I just read on another post here at RunRyder that the heat sinks without the thermal paste are pretty ineffective. I guess you can get the thermal paste at Radio Shack stores. It makes for a messy installation, so you need to be careful.

I also realized after I picked up my heatsink for the CX2 that it looks like you will have a major dis-assembly on your hands, just to get it installed. So, if you plan to get those nice, aluminum parts (swashplate and lower main, etc), might be good to do it all at one time.

I'm looking for some unbreakable skids for this CX2, has anyone got those? I didn't land very hard and broke off part of a skid. E-Flite must be funding several retirement programs with revenue from this breakable skids.

Bill

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11-30-2007 03:40 PM  9 years agoPost 4
lowcat227

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Jasper,Georgia,US

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the metal swashplate gives it a quicker response to cyclic input,other than that we shortened the flybar,added heatsinks and a carbon boom.it flew pretty good outside.the DN power batteries from slickzero.com are only $24.95,alot cheaper than the eflite.helipros.com has commonsense batteries for $13.95 but not sure on the quality.The unbreakable skids can also be bought on slickzero.com for $7.95.they have a lot of upgrade parts

making it flop on the ground in an uncontrollable way is my signature move

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12-03-2007 03:45 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Blade_Master1

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Canada

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I have had a CX1 for a year
IMO I wouldn't bother with the heat sinks just extra weight they won't really prolong the motor life as the stock motor brushes wear out after about 80 flights anyway.
I found that the only beneficial aluminum upgrades are the upper/ lower hub and swashplate.
You can make your own tail boom using an arrow and some thick plastic
for about 10$.
Here is a link although from a different site should be very helpful

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607057

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