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11-12-2005 06:45 AM  12 years agoPost 1
JJ54

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Tumwater,, Its the Water!

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Hi All, First post but I;ve been reading a while now. I just got my Blade back from HH, Great customer service! I had the Bad glitch that Hammers the heli into the celing,,Pretty cool to watch. Anyhow,, I spent a couple packs getting the trim right ( with advice from a friend that can fly pretty well but is also a begginer) and then spent a few more packs just holding the tail in and keeping the bird in a small area. I put the training gear on and after messing around with several more packs I put the gear on upside down,,so the chopper sits on its main gear,,But the training gear is there if you get it to far sideways. This allowed me to get the chopper light on the gear but not drag the balls around, I feel this gave me a MUCH better feel for the reactions of the cyclic and the inputs needed to maintain a hover. I will stop at this point and say that I am on a SMOOTH concrete surface, so there is still some give to the sliding. Anyway,, After 4 more packs I took off the traing gear. What a difference!! The bird flys WAY smoother and responds to inputs way better. It also looks way smaller, I think I need to put the canopy back on so I can see the heading better.
Thats enough for now. I would also say that I am using the CF blades and I moved the flybar weights in ( I did not remove them). This site is a wealth of knowledge,,Thanks to all of the experienced guys that take time to help all the new guys!
One more thing,,if you are new and intimidated by this thing..Stop ..RELAX.. and then RELAX again. You cant fly if you cant breath! Have Fun JJ

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11-12-2005 07:53 AM  12 years agoPost 2
dam2j

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murfreesboro tennessee

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that s aewsome dude sounds like you are doing good. i have just gotten to the point to where i can hover a whole pack and not need to buy new blades. just wondering ,do you have the cf blades with or without the new motor? and lipo?

Thinga are never as hard as they seem(except helis)

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11-12-2005 02:04 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Caliber1

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Fort Worth, TX

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I just installed the CF blades with the stock motor. Flies great. Although the CF blades are at least 2x the cost of wooden ones, it is still a better value IMO. The wooded blades damage so easily on minor contacts, so I wanted something more durable. I had a boom strike with one of the CF blades yesterday. Minor nick that was easily repaired. It would have destroyed the wooden one.

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11-12-2005 04:59 PM  12 years agoPost 4
JJ54

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Tumwater,, Its the Water!

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I am Running the CF blades, I also think they are a better value and offer better control. And am using the stock batts, I did get a new charger that will do LiPo's,, I can see that upgrade in the near future.
One more thing I noticed,, The last 1/3 of the pack,, The heli becomes WAY more controllable,, I think it's because I am able to give it more pitch but the headspeed does not increase to full RPM,, I feel more control.. What does anybody else think about this?,, Could I get a smaller pinion to decrease headspeed? Am I crazy? Let me know what yall think. JJ

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11-15-2005 04:26 AM  12 years agoPost 5
dam2j

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murfreesboro tennessee

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hey mani agree on teh last 3rd of the pack thing. i don't know exactly why. but if you think it has to do with pitch why not manually adjust pitch wit the trims before the 4-1 initializes . i think ia am gonna try this. nowthat you mention it. it is a good point.

Thinga are never as hard as they seem(except helis)

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11-15-2005 06:39 AM  12 years agoPost 6
BikeNBoatN

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Santa Ana, CA USA

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I don't know. As my batteries go down, the headspeed slows and cyclic response gets mushy. I think mine fly better with a freshly-charged pack. I'm running 3s lipo's. Maybe that's the difference.

When I compare the cyclic response (basically none!) of my old low-headspeed FP heli to the cylic response of my MX400, the difference is astounding! I haven't been able to tach the headspeed of my MX400, but my own experience is that higher headspeed makes for a much better responding heli.

Brent.

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11-15-2005 02:23 PM  12 years agoPost 7
JJ54

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Tumwater,, Its the Water!

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Headspeed is good
BoatN,, I get what your saying abouit the "mushy" feel, You obviously know how to fly these things,, I am brand new and feel like it's Easier to controll,, not more responsive,,on the last 3rd of the pack. Like all my trim adjustments fall into place,,tail holds well, I was able to hold it STILL and steady for a full minute. I did take a turn off my pitch links and that seemed to keep the heli from wanting to climb out on me,,Thus allowing me to increase my headspeed and I can feel the response difference.
I have been flying with a friend who has been going at it for 2 months now,, He claims I have gotten to a level of controll in 20 packs over 2 days that took him a full 3-4 weeks. I am not bragging,,We figure it's the flying/practice area,, He learned on asphault and I am on SMOOTH concrete. The smooth concrete allows you to get rid of the training gear and still get away with sideways touchdowns and sliding whereas asphault just catches and tips you. Still having fun and sweating every time I get near waist high! Broke my first boom with a blade strike trying to correct instead of setting it down,,To big for my britches as Grandpa would say. Have fun JJ

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11-15-2005 10:14 PM  12 years agoPost 8
BladeBoy

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Sarasota, FL

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I dont under stand how you keep boomstriking i have hit lost of stuff an never broken my blades or boom striked. Maybe im not pulling back as far when in the air.

Read The Manual (Duh)

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