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06-03-2009 10:49 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Cope

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Hi guys! I got my new to me 400 flying and boy oh boy does it fly GREAT!!

I've been flying the CPP for so long I forgot what a real heli flys like.

So far all I've done to it is move the tail servo back on to the boom and shorten the tail servo push rod.

I installed my JR G500T gyro and am waiting for the case for my DS3400G to come in.

Here's the picks


Dose any one know what ESC this is? It has no writing on it besides the FCC passed sticker. It's 35 amps, and yes I will be removing the crappy solder job, Small wires, and the pig tail...

The hobby store is out of the Traxis connectors we all use (Our Club likes to use all one battery connection for trouble shooting and battery swapping.)

Any areas I should know to look at. What are the known issues with this kit? Recommended upgrades?

I will wait to do the grip flip until I've had a chance to fly it in it's normal configuration.

Thanks for the help.

Fear is the little death,The mind killer. I will allow my fear to pass through me.Only I will remain

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06-04-2009 12:02 AM  9 years agoPost 2
helidevil

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its an align 35 amp esc
get better servos (hs65 mg's are the best!)
gyro&tail servo should be fine
DONT PAINT YOUR BLADES, IT WILL THROW OFF THE BALENCE A LOT!
for upgrades, servos, blades, and depending on your flying style, battery.

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06-04-2009 12:31 AM  9 years agoPost 3
30636086

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get better servos (hs65 mg's are the best!)
+1 take the stock one out ans save them, I put mine in a foamy and they are good there; but in your Blade they will strip real easy. The 65's will survive anything! I destroyed another Blade while learning and the servos were ok! and lawn darted the other Blade once and they were ok, They are rock solid!

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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06-04-2009 12:52 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Cope

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Thanks guys.

I often paint wood blade sets once the covering is damaged. I don't like the thought of something being damaged under the covering, So I cut it off inspect the blades, Paint and rebalance the set.

No problems yet and all my blades track prefect.

Fear is the little death,The mind killer. I will allow my fear to pass through me.Only I will remain

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06-07-2009 02:05 AM  9 years agoPost 5
supra6

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Not seen those conectors before but if they are not indexed in some sort of fashion I would change them, it looks real easy to connect the battery wrong and that's costly.
Lighter paddles and forget the grip flip.
HS-65's are the most popular but Ino-Lab's are also a good value and no sanding the frame.
Holly Mardis Grais Batman!

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06-07-2009 03:46 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Cope

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Te connectors are Traxix brand and yes they are indexed. They are quite a good connector, one of the best (IMHO).

Thanks for the heads up on the ino lab servos I'll take a look at their site.

As for the grip flip, I already did it. I will be flipping them back today. The difference is noticeable, but not worth the hover affects.

Yeah you like the paint? Sure is bright!!

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06-07-2009 11:48 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Mitchilito

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Morehead City, NC USA

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Great machine
Hey Cope, nice machine. I just LOVE my B400. You are right about the difference between the BCPP and the 400 - the 400 is just so "groovy" compared to the little monsters.

My old eyes would love that wild paint scheme too! BTW - I HATED the grip-flip for what it did to hover instability (EDIT: My Bad: it's not the grip flip that's the problem - it's the mixer flip. I've never noticed any difference in performace which way the grips are oriented). My B400 is mechanically bone-stock except for a pair of Align 325s. Now, electronically is another story: Spekrum servos, Futaba 401, seperate BEC (but stock ESC).

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06-08-2009 12:26 AM  9 years agoPost 8
helidevil

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mitchilito
i waz looking at your gyro, and i found that be mounting the 401 that way you get a really crappy hold. (worse then the stock g110!)

turn it around and see how it is. and you will notice a difference!

Edit: and SWEET paint job!

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06-08-2009 01:12 AM  9 years agoPost 9
Mitchilito

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??
Not sure what you mean. Turn it around which way?

Just BTW - it's holding AWESOME in it's current position but I'm always open for suggestion!

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06-08-2009 01:20 AM  9 years agoPost 10
helidevil

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turn the gyro 180 degres around

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06-08-2009 01:42 PM  9 years agoPost 11
Mitchilito

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??
Helidevil, not sure I get that. As long as the gyro is mounted on axis what possible difference could any orientation make, 0 to 360 of rotation???

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06-08-2009 07:56 PM  9 years agoPost 12
helidevil

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im not sure but from what i have seen, the sensor might be more to one side of the caseing then the other, so if you mount it the wrong way, its like getting the "inside rotation" ) for the "outside rotation" (

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06-08-2009 08:13 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Mitchilito

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Hmmmmm
Interesting. Next time I remove it I'll have to give that a try.

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06-08-2009 08:38 PM  9 years agoPost 14
helidevil

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but my gyro may be a little different then your's. so it may hols really sucky if u turn it around. idk?

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06-11-2009 10:32 PM  9 years agoPost 15
bladerunnerXX

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enumclaw, wa

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paint job
it looks like a post-apocalyspe blade? id love it for orientation but too whacked for me, lol

that is kind of a cool idea for the battery connector, that way you can use e-flight or anyone elses batteries!

but why would anyone change the radio out????

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07-24-2009 10:48 PM  8 years agoPost 16
dwight2k

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hEY WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE AFTER THE PAINT jOB

IT'S NOT 3D I'M TRYING TO GET IT UNDER CONTROL

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