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01-14-2009 01:53 PM  9 years agoPost 261
itsjojo

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North East Pennnsylvania

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Hey Blade Pro,
That looks great! I checked out all your pics. You did forget one thing.... the tail pictures. I didn't see any. I'd love to see some video. Get that soon!!!!!. If the wife isn't around for video be sure to post some flight reports. My buddy and I have been talking about that frame.

I'd check that tail servo for its transit time. Be sure it's a quick one.

I did see the Micro heli gear in the CPP. I've been thinking on buying the CNC model with the hardened shaft. Do you like yours? Any feedback on that?

Keep posting. I for one, want to know how you make out.
Jojo

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01-14-2009 09:22 PM  9 years agoPost 262
briangp

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wow Blade Pro.... I like that setup (never heard of it before)... I'm just curious about the quality of the frame. The cost would be about the same, its just soo much cheaper than the microheli version, albeit not aluminum but please post more.

edit: reading up on it, i see you opted for the neon instead of the 'xeon' kit. It all works well for you, i might look into that xeon kit with the slanted battery. Make a little more room me thinks. Looks like a decent bang for the buck

I need one of those to fly in my office. Tried to fly my .90 in there but man is my wife pissed now!

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01-15-2009 12:29 PM  9 years agoPost 263
dbldins

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Nicholasville,Ky.

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I find that without the trainning gear on my original blade cp is too light to fly outside. Even on calm days it just seems to act different outside.

I wish I still flew!!!

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01-15-2009 03:34 PM  9 years agoPost 264
BLADE PRO

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New Hampshire

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Thank you for the nice comments guys,
Jojo, I do have pic's of the tail but forgot to post them,sorry,I'll post them soon.The MH head I have has only been used a few times and not very happy with the way it worked.I was able to get it to track nice for 3 flihts before the main shaft bent and that was just hovering in the basement. Maybe if I can find a better shaft than the MH,then I will try it again.

Briangp,I wasn't sure about the xeon frame and weather the weight would be too much for my cpp components.If you get the xeon let us know your thoughts.I would buy another kit from them again!

Up and in with a grin

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01-15-2009 09:52 PM  9 years agoPost 265
briangp

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I gave in and ordered the neon kit as well. I really wanted to do the Xeon kit which had better CG options, however I couldn't find the kit for the BCP shaft size. Oh well. Time to get a decent servo for the tail and wait for a week or so. Shipping was only 8 bucks! With that cost, it's cheaper to order parts from HK than here!

I need one of those to fly in my office. Tried to fly my .90 in there but man is my wife pissed now!

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01-16-2009 12:27 AM  9 years agoPost 266
tutelar-rc

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Nobleton, Ontario - Canada

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dbldins - I found that once I got past the fact that I no longer had the training gear on the heli, it was actually easier to control... the training gear would get caught by a little breeze and start swinging the heli.

Happy Flying!

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01-16-2009 12:27 AM  9 years agoPost 267
tutelar-rc

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briangp - Make sure you post pics and flight results! Looks like a really interesting kit!

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01-16-2009 02:14 AM  9 years agoPost 268
briangp

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You guys can expect some pictures. I'll post what I can. I want to give as much feedback as possible since this kit seems fairly new. I was tossed up between the Compy 300 CP v2 kit and this one. Compy seems a little heavier for a Blade conversion, so I went with the Guru-z kit, which comes with a nice clean white canopy I can 'trick out' Might be buying from overseas, but it sounds like they do a decent business. Got a telebee gyro from a member on RR here tonight, and ordered a HS-82MG servo for the tail. Hopefully this setup will be worth while. I'm considering looking into a method of cooling the P370 motor a tad better and trying to run a 9T pinion. I'll probably reseat the regular heatsink with some Artic Silver thermal paste (designed for PCs but provides the best heat transfer) and find some old aluminum heatsinks from my old computer stock. There are some very good cooling options and heatsinks in the computer industry that alot of you overlook.

I need one of those to fly in my office. Tried to fly my .90 in there but man is my wife pissed now!

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01-16-2009 01:24 PM  9 years agoPost 269
BLADE PRO

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New Hampshire

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briangp' you will not be sorry for getting this kit! I made some more adjustments to the cpp head and the radio and WOW!!!! This bird is very stable. I'll post some video on Monday.
As far as the tail goes, I'm using the e-flite s75 with no problems.I also picked up a t-rex canopy that,I think looks good,works well and only cast $11.00. I put on my Super Skids from my cpp for more ground clearance,the stock skids are real short. I look forward to seeing your project.

Up and in with a grin

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01-16-2009 03:51 PM  9 years agoPost 270
rc_aurora

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Claremont, NH

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itsjojo,

nice vid man, watch out for that damn tree...lol...nice flying!!





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01-16-2009 04:50 PM  9 years agoPost 271
R0XoRiZoR

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Wow... I really like that guru-z stuff. Impressive.

On another note. I always read everywhere to get the brushless system and this and that. Well... i finally have an alternative that i stumbled upon.

Its called a "Xtreme 380x" brushed motor. Comes with a 8t pinion and all the hardware installed already. Plug-n-play style.

I bolted that sucker on in like 2 seconds, and took it for a flight.

Holy bageezus. Totally flies like a brushless now (recently converted back to brushed from brushless) without the need for 2lbs of extra hardware.

The tail hunts a bit now, but im working that out slowly. Man... that thing really screams with power.

Before i could nail it to 100% throttle and it would gracefully float up in altitude. Now i give it a mm or 2 of throttle and it darts up like a rocket.

I am a little concerned of wood blades at that headspeed, but what the hell. I'll tach it later at the field to be sure its fine. It seems to be working out ok so far, although flight times are down to about 5 mins.

I'm not sure i would recommend it for everyone, but its well worth the tinker time to find out if it suits you. Replaceable brushes was the main feature!!

Edit: By the way, i haven't done to much testing with it yet, so I'll let everyone know how it goes. I am using 99.5% stock hardware. Only difference between stock, and mine, is the motor and SuperSkids.

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01-16-2009 05:26 PM  9 years agoPost 272
Roscoe

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garfield Hts.,ohio - USA

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BLADE PRO,
Very nice... I can't wait to hear how it flies, could you give us an idea of total weight without lipo? Just curious.

Thanks.
I am a little concerned of wood blades at that headspeed, but what the hell.
I've had no problems with the woodies at 3000 RPM.... I'd worry more about loose/worn links at high headspeed... ask me how I know .

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01-16-2009 05:49 PM  9 years agoPost 273
R0XoRiZoR

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Ok. Ill keep an eye on them. :-) Its screaming... i would guess in the 2400/2500 range (im sure the techies out there are doing the math right now to flame me).

I think im for sure going with the guru-z frame conversion kit. At 58 bucks you can't beat that! I've been looking for a belt drive tail for a long time. Anyone tell GinoCP about this yet? :-)

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01-16-2009 06:05 PM  9 years agoPost 274
Roscoe

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Yeah, the guru-z conversion does look sweet , but I'm pretty happy with the DD tail set-up... to me, it's less to fix after a crash, and I do enough of that , and less weight.

Let us know how everything works out.

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01-19-2009 12:57 AM  9 years agoPost 275
briangp

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Buzzard's Bay, MA USA

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Anyone have any ideas for my issue guys? I'm going to call tech support but hopefully you might have some input, please visit my last post:

http://runryder.com/t488053p1/

Still waiting for my guru-z kit to arrive. I bought an HS-82MG gyro for the tail. I have a set of skids already on my BCP that I hope to be able to use, they're the ones from Heli-direct that screw into the bottom, we'll see.

Overall Glad I ordered it already, I got mine from Addicting-hobby.com They will soon stock the Xeon kit in a 3mm shaft, but for now the only thing available for the BCP is the Neon kit. Addicting-hobby is a little better than Heli-fever, price is about 2 dollars cheaper and the shipping is a flat 8 bucks(US).

I need one of those to fly in my office. Tried to fly my .90 in there but man is my wife pissed now!

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01-20-2009 09:45 PM  9 years agoPost 276
BLADE PRO

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New Hampshire

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Hey roscoe,
I brought my Guru-z to the local UPS store and had the young lady working wiegh it for me. Her scale said 1.15 lb's, that translates into @ 521 grams. The TP 2100 battery wieghs 142g. so the kit with cpp brushless set up and servoes should be @ 379g.

I had looked into getting the kit from Addicting-hobby but I was able to get it from Heli-fever in just two days. Yeah, it cost me more but I have no patience for waiting on a new "TOY". It was worth every penny!!

Up and in with a grin

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01-21-2009 04:28 AM  9 years agoPost 277
Roscoe

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garfield Hts.,ohio - USA

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Thanks for the info BLADE PRO.

Let us know how that baby flies...

I'm with you on the waiting thing, sometimes you just gotta have it ASAP .

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01-28-2009 01:41 PM  9 years agoPost 278
BLADE PRO

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New Hampshire

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Roscoe,
This thing is awesome!! I've never flown a belt tail before and only had maybe 18 months with the cpp but the difference between the two are night and day. I'm able to actually fly the heli rather than chasing after it. I'm soo not an rc heli pilot, but with this kit I hope to get closer to being one sooner than I would have with just the cpp. I'm still going to put together another cpp with all the parts I have to use for keeping me on my toes. Who knows, my wife bought me the guru, Maybe she'll buy me a t-rex?

Hey briangp,
How are things going with the guru kit keep us posted!

Up and in with a grin

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01-28-2009 02:26 PM  9 years agoPost 279
Roscoe

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Sounds good BLADE PRO,
If you get a chance, shoot some video for us, I'd like to see that baby in action .
You'll be flipping the "Z" in no-time, keep up the good work.

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01-28-2009 08:25 PM  9 years agoPost 280
briangp

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BLADEPRO:

Still watchin the UPS guy drive by for now.....

Not much to worry though, I had to send my ESC into Horizon. I might try it with the brushed motor if I can't wait though.

I need one of those to fly in my office. Tried to fly my .90 in there but man is my wife pissed now!

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