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01-22-2013 05:42 AM  4 years agoPost 1
JitsuGuy

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Hi all... Today I flew my heli and I think I had partially stripped the front gear a couple of days age while still getting used to this thing. Today though, after my piro flip it whacked out but I was able to save it with no damage but the tail gears are stripped. I was wondering if there's anything else I should upgrade to since it looks like I'll take the boom off. After examining the manual, it looks like just a few screws hold it into the main frame. Can I just take those out? I have the Pro V2 model with no stacked frames... Each side frame is just one piece. Should I upgrade anything in the process? Do they make a carbon tail boom? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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01-22-2013 06:44 AM  4 years agoPost 2
AWittleWabbit

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Yes they make a carbon boom, works good doesn't usually break. There are no upgrades for the bevel gears, I wish the front were metal and the rear ones plastic. The whole boom and block with the gears come out after removing 10 screws

Have you looked at the v3 servo mounts? They are nice because you can remove all the cyclic servos without taking the frame apart. Also, if you have a silver torque tube, get the black ones (all I see now anyway) the black ones are meant to shear in a crash thus saving the gears. It's only worked that way twice for me but what can you do?

Btw you'll have to notch the left frame half by the rear cyclic servo to use the v3 servo mount.

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01-22-2013 04:00 PM  4 years agoPost 3
JitsuGuy

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Ordered the parts... Couldn't find the carbon tail boom (at least from Rick's) but I got everything else I needed and even some new tools. The Align hexagon set. I needed some new ones bad.

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01-22-2013 04:18 PM  4 years agoPost 4
JitsuGuy

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Also, what batteries are you all running? I'm running 3S 2200 packs. Mine are the standard 25c and I think the heli could really use more. I had them for my 48" plank.

Should I get something else? Any brand you would recommend? I've been using Gens Ace for all my planes and I really like them. But maybe another brand for my helis?

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01-22-2013 08:04 PM  4 years agoPost 5
AWittleWabbit

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When I was 3s I used Sky lipos 40c. At the time they were $20 at my lhs. Not sure about now. Try and use at least 30c.

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01-22-2013 10:53 PM  4 years agoPost 6
JitsuGuy

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Okay, will do... Thanks! $20?! That's a steal for something like that!

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01-22-2013 10:56 PM  4 years agoPost 7
JitsuGuy

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Ugh, HobbyPartz is out. Typical. =(

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01-23-2013 01:32 AM  4 years agoPost 8
AWittleWabbit

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That's been the problem with sky lipo lately. The common packs are always sold out. It's not too critical, just use decent 30c or better.

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01-23-2013 02:00 AM  4 years agoPost 9
Applejack

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check out EPBuddy.com, their Glacier packs are nice and perform well. close to the GensAce. I run GensAce 60c, Glacier and a couple Zippys in my 450

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