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12-12-2008 12:18 PM  8 years agoPost 181
dbldins

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Livecell are you talking about the proportional on the 4 in 1 or are you using HH gyro

I'm addicted to flying! Seriously!! I need rehelihab!

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12-13-2008 02:49 PM  8 years agoPost 182
tutelar-rc

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Setting gain...

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12-13-2008 04:14 PM  8 years agoPost 183
Roscoe

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I thought I'd share the aftermath of my attempt to SLAM DUNK like DougsRC.......I missed . Funny thing, it still flew like this, not great, but it flew .

Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.

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12-13-2008 05:20 PM  8 years agoPost 184
WestTx

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That looks nasty, Roscoe. I'd need a periscope to fly that.

tutelar-
I copied my BCP setup to a second channel of my DX6i and put settings in the second one to use for setup. While working on blade pitch adjustments I planned to use the copy which has linear pitch and throttle curves. The problem is, if I bind the copy the original become unbound. Is this part of the ModelMatch Safety feature of the DX6i so you can't have more than one model set up for the same receiver?

I've got my BCP flying very nicely now thanks to the help here on RR.

Thanks,
Les

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12-13-2008 05:47 PM  8 years agoPost 185
livecell

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Hi again, from the dumb thumbs here. I did away with the 4 in 1 and went to 370 bl, and a 2 in 1 for a while then the 2 in 1 took a dump so went fiegao bl on the tail and of course two bl speed controls and kept the G90 gyro. Looks like tutelar-rc "setting gain" suggestion should clear up my problem. The diag. on the right side is what I am getting with the wiggle from the tail. I should say that is a lot more drastic swing, from left to right etc. Swings to the left, say 6" under power, then 6" to the right with out power. ?? Just will not stay at center, so to speak. Like I say I haven't tried to adjust the G90 as of yet and to windy here today to do that I would think.

Also what do you guys think about the suggestion, that I read somewhere, about installing bearings in place of the rubber groments on the fly bar next to the blade cuffs.?? That person seems to think that the heli is a little more stable with that set up. I have the all alum. head and swash plate from Micro-heli, but have a hard time keeping the tracking of the main blades in sync. Seems to be a lot of play, up and down, in the blades. Not much side to side movement just the up and down. Just seems to float from side to side etc. while hoovering, no matter at what altitude.

Thanks again for any help.

Thanks.

Better to fly poorly than not at all!! New to Heli's

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12-13-2008 06:07 PM  8 years agoPost 186
Roscoe

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I thought I'd share the aftermath of my attempt to SLAM DUNK like DougsRC.......I missed .
Actually, those pic's were after I already cracked the frame, CA it, figured, what the hell, it's already broke, put on the beater canopy, rotor blades and went for the DUNK . Throttle hold is my friend, if not, there would've been a lot more pieces.

Thanks for setting the bar so high DougsRC , nobody's gonna top your SLAM DUNK .

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12-14-2008 12:46 AM  8 years agoPost 187
tutelar-rc

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Nobleton, Ontario - Canada

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Roscoe: Nice! And you were flying it like that...
How did you beat your tail boom into submission without damaging the main rotor?

Your "beater" canopy looks like my "new" one!

Make sure you get your slam-dunk on tape.

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12-14-2008 12:49 AM  8 years agoPost 188
tutelar-rc

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WestTX: You are correct - that is the model match safety feature.

The safest way to work on your heli is to disconnect the main and tail motors (at least the main).

I am super lazy, so what I do is program my Throttle Hold pitch curve to be whichever curve I want to verify. Then I just have to make sure that I do not hit the Throttle Hold switch...

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12-14-2008 12:53 AM  8 years agoPost 189
tutelar-rc

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livecell: I run bearings instead of the rubber o-rings -- but in the stock plastic head. I think that if you try that in a CNC head, the head will be too stiff to allow the blades to flap (and you will have major problems).

I have not read anywhere that people have been overly successful with a CNC head on the BCPx platform. For some reason, on this heli, "sloppy" is better...

Happy Flying!!!

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12-14-2008 03:08 AM  8 years agoPost 190
livecell

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Knox County, IL

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Thanks again tutelar-rc.
That is what I figured about the cnc head being to stiff, so I decided not to try it at that time that I read the post. Just wanted to get idvice of those who have lots of experiance with the CP. I do like the CNC head cause it seems to be a lot smooooother, even before the bl main motor. But what do I know. Still a green horn on this end. May take the CP to the liveing room, and see if I can get the gyro to work better, that is if the wife don't spot me doing it. Seems less noisy with the bl motors maybe she won't catch me. Ha Ha

Better to fly poorly than not at all!! New to Heli's

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12-14-2008 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 191
Roscoe

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garfield Hts.,ohio - USA

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tutelar-rc , I tried a forward-flip into it, it wasn't even close to a slam, by about 5 ft.(needed more arc ). It came down tail first..I couldn't believe that the blades didn't break...at least everybody watching, including me, got a good laugh out of it.
I gotta thank DougsRC for giving me another reason to crash...Thanks bro .

livecell , sounds like your just about there, good for you, once it's dialed in, then the fun starts.

Have fun.
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12-14-2008 11:49 PM  8 years agoPost 192
itsjojo

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CP Pro - 3rd time around

Anyone else fartin around with the Blade CP or pro ??? Nobody??? Its all Blade 400 these days
Good to be back. Yep! I am fartin around with my CP Pro again. I picked up the Cp in the early winter of 07 to learn collective pitch heli flying and after one terrible evening of unsuccessful attempts in my garage with my head hanging low I put it on top of my hutch for about 6 weeks. Knowing That that Cp was sitting there collecting dust I got tired of feeling defeated. I pulled that thing down and began skating it around my garage on the floor, soon a few airborne hops, then hovering. In 3 months I had tail in figured out. Another 2 months I hovered my first "nose in" pack. This was huge. When the weather warmed I got to to the park and tried forward flight. This was a big challenge. Idle up was a killer to learn. I got nervous each time. Then came the Dx7/Ar6100 upgrade. I was a pro at setting that up. (yea right). I was so wrong with the dx7 it wasn't even funny. The whole time I was on youtube and Runryder reading and learning. Followed micro-maniac's and GinoCp's postings all the time. In Oct 07 went to a Trex 450 and finished my learning of forward flight. For xmas of 07 I bought my present - Blade 400. I waited just like everybody on the arrival of this little beauty for months. I was so taken by the CP Pro deep inside I new the 400 was the next passion for me. I got the 2nd one in our area. Flew it and didn't like it one bit. I'll keep my thoughts to myself on that. Wanted no parts of it and sold it online. Just wasn't impressed with it. In summer of 07 after flying and burning out the brushed direct drive tail motors in earlier months and still flying my Trex 450 v2, I gave The little CP pro a new life by upgrading it to the Australian Freestyle Belt Mod. I objected this setup since it couldn't handle higher rpms. Then adapted my 12mm Trex 450 tail boom & tail to the Blade Cp Pro. This flew great but was a shot down by static from the belt. No more Blade CP Pro for me. By summers end 2008 I went big and bought the Trex 600 Nitro Pro and learned about setting that up. Lots of fun. All I had to do is sell my boxes and boxes of Cp Pro carnage and fly 2009 with my 2 Trex's into helicopter heaven. I always had a strong passion for the CP Pro. I think its the sleek canopy's design and its stability in forward flight. I always wanted to hang one last Pro from my garage ceiling to remember the hundreds of flight in that garage where I learned how to fly her. In November 08 I was dreading resembling my friend's (goober01) blade cp pro which I crashed.(I had been adapting the brushed direct drive motor for him since he has a disadvantage that makes it hard for him to do this kind of tedious work.) I sat down and started getting all the parts together. I wanted to build this heli in one sitting, the way I used to and I almost did. The next day I was on the phone with my buddy and hovered this little beauty. Tuned it in and was again impressed with how well it flew and how much control it needed. THATS ALL IT TOOK! Now I can't get this thing out of my system. After thinking of buying the CPPV2 (which I found wasn't out yet) I decided I am there once again. The pictures of the V2 in the ads and seeing this little heli once again on top of my hutch (waiting for me to fly her, and my now almost 2 years of flying experience has led me to believe I can't sell my parts and semi built Pros. There is just too much history there. All in all there is just one set up I never tried and that is the set up that seems quite popular which I learned in Micro-Maniacs posts. The Brush-less tail motor! I loved the brushed tail direct drive but got tired of the poor endurance issues.

Since my rekindled interests, I have been looking for the old CP Pro posts here and been disappointed that the popularity doesn't seem to be there. I enjoyed finding the few remaining dedicated CPP enthusiasts that have come together in this thread and reading all the fun you guys are having, cool videos too. I've seem to come full circle with helis (small to big and back again) and now end back at the beginning with the familiar desire to fly the the well known or should I say, 'notorious" Cp Pro once again.

Sorry for the rambling here... no more long posts.
Jojo

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12-15-2008 12:12 AM  8 years agoPost 193
DougsRC

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Mass.

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Don't apologize jojo ! It was a Great read I enjoyed it very much so your efforts are not in vain. It's a very challenging heli for sure and it WILL kick your A$$ the first time around(or second or third) tutelar-rc, Roscoe, myself and apparently some others still fly the lil beast. One of my friends has a Blade 400 as well and I have flown it several times, and like you jojo, I simply did not enjoy flying it as much Its a better heli-- more stable and on and on but not as Fun to Fly but anywho jojo, I for one enjoyed your post ! Doug

Blade 230s--V977--Trex 450 sport-- McpxBL---NaNo cps--Smart---T---pant

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12-15-2008 01:15 AM  8 years agoPost 194
tutelar-rc

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itsjojo - I enjoyed the read as well! Welcome back to the dark side!!!!

DougsRC - need a new video fix...

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12-15-2008 01:33 AM  8 years agoPost 195
DougsRC

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I don't have any new video myself but I did find this lil vid of the Blade CP pro2 that I thought was pretty good !! Better than I can do

Watch at YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoiOCUwCbpw

Blade 230s--V977--Trex 450 sport-- McpxBL---NaNo cps--Smart---T---pant

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12-15-2008 02:50 AM  8 years agoPost 196
itsjojo

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Thanks for the nice words guys. How are these guys getting the CPPro 2's. I thought nobody had them. That is an awesome video. I think that canopy sells for around $24 if I'm not mistaken...I love it and want to buy one.
Jojo

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12-15-2008 05:19 AM  8 years agoPost 197
tutelar-rc

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Kept waiting for the "slam dunk" - now that is flying...

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12-15-2008 05:21 AM  8 years agoPost 198
McRex

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AZ-USA

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It is a fun little heli! Not much space req'd! They're even more fun with a brushless motor, and spektrum!

Daniel, AMA # 923248

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12-15-2008 02:54 PM  8 years agoPost 199
Roscoe

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garfield Hts.,ohio - USA

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itsjojo- Nice read, i enjoyed it also.
I too bought the B400 when it came out...I like it, but I still seem to fly the Modded CP more, so easy to fix, it definitely is more responsive than the B400, once upgraded. I usually try any new moves on the CP first, before I try it on the B400, I hate rebuilding the 400, too many pieces-parts .

That's some good flying in that video , wish I could do half of that stuff... well, maybe next year ; yeah right .

Here's a little more "Old School" blade flying, been shown a million times, but still enjoyable.

Watch at YouTube

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12-15-2008 06:04 PM  8 years agoPost 200
DougsRC

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Great video Roscoe !!! Kyle is one of my favorite pilots. Kyle appears to be very relaxed when he flies. More proof that its more the pilot than heli Another Great pilot is Nick Maxwell, this is a Video from at least a year ago if not two, of Nick giving a Blade CP pro a workout !! Very inspirational for us "older gentleman"

Watch at YouTube

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