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01-10-2006 10:54 PM  13 years ago
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Swashplate

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Bling advice.
I am not a bling freak but would like to add any bling which could pottentially improve the performance. Any thoughts and experiences, please enlist here so i could make a shopping list.

This thread could probably be used as a reference and feedback on the blings.
cheers.
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01-10-2006 11:05 PM  13 years ago
BoneDoc

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I have the CCPM upgrade with metal swash. I think it's worth the money to remove the slop from multiple linkages.

Also, I found the plastic hub to be very weak. One boom strike, and it's gone. So I'm going to upgrade to the alum hub
**If you ain't crashing, you ain't flying hard enough**
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01-10-2006 11:10 PM  13 years ago
Swashplate

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cool stuff. I do have ccpm. I will second you on that. My heli is so much more well behaved now.
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01-11-2006 01:28 AM  13 years ago
jb_turner

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"bling", "improve" and "performance" in one sentance?.... hmmmm
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01-11-2006 05:19 AM  13 years ago
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I'm just building my MX400. It's the first small collective equipped electric I've tried to build and have been spending a bit of time loitering around here to get opinions and such. The CCPM upgrade makes sense to me as well as changing to the metal hub. Another change that I'm going to go ahead and make is the updated tail rotor pitch control mechanism that's sold for the T-Rex. I got it off a link that someone else posted in another conversation. It is: http://www.grandrc.com/inc/sdetail/26148

I don't care for the stock setup. I think it tightens up too much at the extreme ends of the throws.

FWIW!

Good luck & Fly Safe,
Steve R.
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01-11-2006 08:41 AM  13 years ago
Swashplate

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If this is the thread you are talking about, then its me. I have ordered one and waiting for it to come by.

The one's below seem to be better design, geometrywise. think it should allow better pitch travel and gyro gain.

"bling", "improve" and "performance" in one sentance?.... hmmmm
Doesnt it sound good
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01-11-2006 11:22 AM  13 years ago
BoneDoc

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I would like to know how that alum tail slider is. it seems that the stock has a lot of slop**If you ain't crashing, you ain't flying hard enough**
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01-11-2006 01:33 PM  13 years ago
JerryLu

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Pat,

After experiencing my head falling off on flight I decided to go the full hog with the alloy head set from microhelico.com. Very good value. See my gallery.

Some have strong issues with the Ark metal parts particularly the main blade grips which tend to be a lose fit on the bearings allowing them to slide in and out of the grips. Not out as in off but just moving. Does not affect performance any in my opinion as they just move to the end when head is spinning. However, I tightened them up just by sliding the bearings in over some polythene sheet from a parts bag. Perfect.

I like the alloy tail pitch slider. That plastic one even the Trex XL one dies ot have enough flexibility I think.
Jerry
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01-11-2006 02:04 PM  13 years ago
Swashplate

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Your heli is bling bling..
I am actually getting the hub and blade grips for the moment. I will fully load it phasewise.

Thanks for the heads up on the blade grips.
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01-11-2006 02:06 PM  13 years ago
Swashplate

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Hey Jerrylu, have you got metal servo arms on there? are they futaba servos?
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01-11-2006 05:21 PM  13 years ago
JerryLu

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Servo's are GWS Naro Plus fast high power. See x400tuning.com for review.

To be honest, I'm not sure they are as fast as advertised as my x400 seems sluggish even though I recon to have a head speed about 2000.

The servo arms are plastic ones, came with the servo's.

I just ordered a set of the metal tail blade grips as I broke a plastic one. Price difference not worth talking about but much stronger. I expect the bearing will be lose again.
Jerry
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01-12-2006 04:04 AM  13 years ago
Squirrlybird

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The eccpm upgrade is nice. The aluminum center hub is a must. It helps the head to hold together better in a crash. Dont ask
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01-23-2006 01:08 AM  13 years ago
Swashplate

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OK.
Got the head block, rotor grips, tail rotor grips.
did my usual CA mod on grips (main and tail) - apply thin CA in the bearing holes, let dry and scrape with a screwdriver or anything until you get the bearing to slip in tight. Make sure you scrape excess CA at the crevice towards the hub so the bearing slip to the end of the grips.

Everything's fine. Heli seems to be much much better and smooth, blades track perfect.
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01-23-2006 04:06 PM  13 years ago
Swashplate

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Show off time

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01-24-2006 05:05 AM  13 years ago
Squirrlybird

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Looks Great!!!
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01-24-2006 08:32 PM  13 years ago
Swashplate

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thanx
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01-24-2006 08:59 PM  13 years ago
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[quote]Show off time

Century Helicopters, Coolpower Fuel, Flight Power Batteries, CSM Gyros, Futaba from Hobby Hangar
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01-25-2006 01:59 AM  13 years ago
Swashplate

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hmmmmmmmmm, I need more
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01-25-2006 02:41 AM  13 years ago
RC-J

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What is your overall flying weight with all of the carbon? BTW it looks real nice!
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01-25-2006 11:56 AM  13 years ago
Dorset Boy

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That one is on 4s and ready to fly 710g
i have one on 3s that one 590g ready to fly

Trev
Century Helicopters, Coolpower Fuel, Flight Power Batteries, CSM Gyros, Futaba from Hobby Hangar
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