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01-12-2009 07:08 AM  9 years agoPost 1
itsjojo

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Just wondering who out there is planing on picking up a CPP2? I have modded my CPP v1 and still have a little desire to have a V2 at my disposal to test out for my very own.

My thought is do I spend the money on a V2 that is not going to be up to the ranks of my V1 with dual brushless, separates, Dx7/AR6100. If this area of RunRyder starts buzzing with all sorts of new CPP V2 threads I think I will find a part in me that wishes I had one too.
And if I get one, is there any sense for me to make any mods since I already have a Modded V1? $250 is a lot of money to spend for performance which I/we already have topped.

Parts? I will be picking up the tail motor mount and vertical fin. I'm kinda sick of that carbon rod tail prop. Just took out my tail Medusa motor two days ago due to that carbon rod sinking in my carpet and snagging the tail prop and snapping the Medusa motor shaft right off the motor. I think I'll get a canopy too.

Question: If I buy the tail motor mount and fins, and a V2 canopy, I can call it a CP Pro 2? Can't I? Lol! Please say yes, It would save me a lot of money.....

What will you do?
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01-12-2009 10:18 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Roscoe

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Question: If I buy the tail motor mount and fins, and a V2 canopy, I can call it a CP Pro 2? Can't I? Lol! Please say yes, It would save me a lot of money.....
Yes........... you can call it whatever you what LOL.
Just messing with you Jojo .

I think I'll wait to get one... like you said, we already have our Blade's flying dam good, and I doubt that the brushed motors on the CPP 2 will be as good as our brushless set-ups.

But.... who doesn't like getting a new heli .

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01-13-2009 12:15 AM  9 years agoPost 3
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Thanks Roscoe,

I guess we all love a new heli. I should wait for it too.
The dilemma is buying a heli that's not u-p to par with our modified ones. Maybe a Flea-bay special with burned out electronics...

I bet the forum starts buzzing with new CP Pro pilots once again.

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01-13-2009 12:56 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Roscoe

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I bet the forum starts buzzing with new CP Pro pilots once again.
I guarantee it will, and now that your a master Blade'r , you'll have your hands full answering all the questions asked .

Again, just messin Jojo.

I probably would pick one up (CPP2) when it comes out, but I'm kinda strapped cash wise now, so it'll have to wait.

But I would love another new Heli .

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01-13-2009 02:38 AM  9 years agoPost 5
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If V2 comes out as a BNF, I may get one -- if for no other reason, than "cheap" parts...

I finally broke down and started swapping all my parts to a new frame for one of my BCPPs. Finally broke the old frame down the back in a spot that looks irreparable (although, once it is apart, I will see if I can resurrect it). Flying in -4 F weather has its disadvantages.

Happy Flying!

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01-13-2009 03:31 AM  9 years agoPost 6
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the only thing I want to know is how the tail performs compared to our N70s! Anything could be better than this.

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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01-13-2009 04:55 AM  9 years agoPost 7
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I am planning one getting one fore sure!!. I can't wait to get mine. I want a micro that i can 3D with. I have a 250, but its a pig, very heavy for its blade length. Looking forward to the new pro2. I just want somthing i can fly out of the box, without having to worry about upgrading it. Should be very nice. I was going to build an all brushless machine, but i am not going to any more. I am going to just wait for it to come out. I have hear good things about the stock motors they made for it. And i can wait to test it out.

Blade CPP from hell. powered by NEU, T600 12S

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01-13-2009 09:45 AM  9 years agoPost 8
itsjojo

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If V2 comes out as a BNF, I may get one
Ahhh! There it is, BNF! A great reason to get one. That makes sensce. I think they should have a BNF version too just like the mCx. Bet they wait until a year after it's release date. I'd pay a buck fifty in a heartbeat. Could be tempted at $175 even.

What would it tell us if they only sold the mCX in BNF and not the CPPV2? That wouldn't look good. A Dx6i version would be even better for beginners but their budget would be blown.

None the less it's still tugging at me. I come home from work and see a few responses here and admit I'll be wanting one if you-all have them. Kinda like to see how much I can do in terms of 3d with the stock transmitter.
the only thing I want to know is how the tail performs compared to our N70s! Anything could be better than this.
I bet it performs every bit as a "separates" brushed tail feel. The direct drive aspect will be winner. My only concern is longevity on that tail motor. I bet you see the motors burn out prematurely. If not, they might have a great product on their hands in the CP Pro v2.
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01-13-2009 09:54 AM  9 years agoPost 9
Gyronut

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I just bought the conversion parts and have yet to see them.

Anyone have a release date..??

Rick

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01-13-2009 10:08 AM  9 years agoPost 10
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Where'd you order those from? My guess is that you won't get them until they're released.

There's this guy on ebay selling the CPP v2. I pm'd him twice to ask if he has them in stock. He never got back to me. Go figure. He obviously didn't like the answer he had for me.

My feeling on it's release date is that we should see it this month. Heck it's been since last June or July. January is probably a botched up "late for Christmas" Date.

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01-13-2009 05:03 PM  9 years agoPost 11
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Flying in -4 F weather has its disadvantages.
Wow, your crazy tutelar, you must have really wanted to fly.
I'm a freeze baby myself , 45 F is my limit, if not warmer, winter for me is Sim-time, indoor flying and projects.

A BNF BCCP2 would be nice, I'd do that for sure.
Anyone have a release date..??
Horizon website says early February.... don't hold your breath .

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01-13-2009 06:17 PM  9 years agoPost 12
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Yes, I thought I was a brave soldier flying at 20 degrees (my bottom line flying temp)Fahrenheit but -4 takes the helicopter cake.
-4 is NOT- FOR- ME!
that must take some sort of special gear.
Horizon website says early February.... don't hold your breath .
I'll add to that:

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01-15-2009 04:48 AM  9 years agoPost 13
tutelar-rc

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It was cold, but my fingers were itchy...

-4F, sunny, no wind, stay outside for a couple packs of inverted then go inside. Wasn't too bad... beats the SIM!

On a cold windy day, I use this:

Made it from an old coat. Works great!
Horizon website says early February
Did they say what year???

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01-15-2009 06:54 AM  9 years agoPost 14
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Tutler-Rc,

That is one of those luxuries that us Pennsylvanians may or may not be able to justify. Here we suffer cold hands in winter Slight
stinging too. I for one can't justify the investment since it's a trade off of not flying on those few really cold days. I by bags and bags of Heat packs. Stick them in my pockets and warm up after each flight. Most flyer's are awe-struck at how warm those little suckers get. Like they never had seen them. I get a chuckle at their shock.

I'd bet your not flying this week. I understand you guys in Canada are getting the deeeeeep freeze. I am hearing -20 & -30 up there.
That's gotta be dissapointing for you. I know your used to it. Now your have to put a sweater on. Lol.
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01-15-2009 04:34 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Roscoe

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It was cold, but my fingers were itchy...
You got thicker skin than me tutelar ... I get the itch during the winter too, but, I'll go outside with the heli, stand there for a couple minutes and BAM, turn tail and head for the warmth .
beats the SIM!
Yeah, the SIM gets boring real fast for me, it's like work, you just gotta do it .(If your a freeze baby like me)

Here's a couple of my winter projects that I'll be working on:

1: Transfer BL motors and electronics from beat-up/broken Blade to Axe CP.

2: Get new motors, electronics, all new parts for ground up re-building of BL Blade .

3:Build my Christmas gift .

4: and last, but not least, redo/finish this functioning, pretty basic, 3D CAD model I did a couple years ago when I was still new to heli's. Mainly redo parts of the frame, add wiring and detailing, who knows, it might turn out completely different ; just for fun.

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01-15-2009 08:29 PM  9 years agoPost 16
itsjojo

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Some cool Cad diagrams there Roscoe.
Love to be able to tinker with CAD programs.

Hope you don't mind a few questions...

Is this something I can do?
How many hours do you have in the 3 pictures?
Is it hard to make cad drawings?
What program did you use?
Can a newbie pick that up quickly or not?

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01-15-2009 09:33 PM  9 years agoPost 17
Roscoe

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Hey Jojo,

Thanks.
You could do it, you just need the software, go thru the program tutorials and just mess around with it... just takes time, like anything else .

I used the CAD software SolidWorks to do that, It's pretty easy to use and learn, not cheap though; it took me about a week working about 2-4 hours a day. I took my digital calipers to my Blade for part sizes, so everything is BCP size and functional, what I mean is, it's a 3D model, just like a model car or plane, but in software, and everything moves together, like if you move the servo arms, the swash and blade pitch move, just like real life, you spin the motor and the main gear/shaft and head rotate.

Those pics are just screen captures of the model, not actual drawings.... I have a neat little viewing program with this heli in it if you want a copy, you can rotate, zoom the heli with it, just not move any parts.

Let me know if you have any ?'s.

OH, by the way Jojo, you have bigger ballz than me flying in 20F weather....BUUUURRRRRRRRRR!

EDIT:

Here's a link to a free CAD program you can download, not as user friendly as SolidWorks, but FREE .

CoCreate CAD
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01-17-2009 10:42 AM  9 years agoPost 18
itsjojo

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Thaks,
Roscoe,
This Cad stuff is sooo cool. I plan on getting into CNC lathing and milling some day. Don't have the money yet. Sherline makes lathes and milling machines for manual or Cncing. http://www.sherline.com/

This CoCreate may not be compatible but it is a cool place to learn some stuff. (cause I know nothing yet) I was figuring this might be an easier cad program to start off with. Some seem too much work for the average hobbyist.

Love to creat Mods for my helicopter. I fly the Trex's a lot but for some reason I love the Cp Pro and trying to improve it. Love to make mods for me and others. Right off the bat I want a swashplate leveling tool for the cp pro like Trueblood engineering makes for the Trex's
Just like this:

If any hobbyist could use cad programs and had cnc capabilities just think of how good this forum would be...
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01-17-2009 01:53 PM  9 years agoPost 19
Roscoe

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Your welcome Jojo.
I also do CNC programming... started out as a machine shop rat many moons ago .

There's a lot of people on RR that do CAD and have access to, or own CNC machines, check out the CAD section, it's not as hopping as other threads, but some good stuff there .

Let me know if you need anything.

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