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10-22-2009 09:56 PM  8 years agoPost 1
ScottV

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I am acquiring a used Knight Pro and since I have never seen or flown this brand are there any issues or main things I need to look out for. I will not be flying any 3D since I have just gotten back into the sport after being out of it for about 5 years and even then I was only working on forward flight.

I will be spending my evenings on my flight sim so I am prepared for my first flight again so to say.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

Scott

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10-23-2009 12:21 AM  8 years agoPost 2
RAK402

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I have had a Knight Pro since before it was called the Knight Pro (it was originally just called the Knight 50).

The set up is pretty straight forward. The only parts that I have had to replace are fuel lines and the ball links on the rudder and throttle.

There is nothing that I know of that needs upgrading. When they first came out, people were using red locktite on the bearings that supported the pinion gear on the clutch bell-I never had to do it.

Nothing seems to wear on these machines, so you should only be buying parts if you should crash (other than, occasionally, the aforementioned ball links and the head dampers).

Make sure the tail drive belt is in good shape, as it could be over three years old now. Also, change the fuel lines in the tank, just to be on the safe side.

It is quite easy to fly and very smooth. Ade Law, who used to fly for Compass in Britain, used to do spectacular 3D with his-the videos might still be on this forum.

I still have mine and still fly it occasionally. I fly the Knight 3D and the Atom more often (parts availability). Many of the parts are interchangeable with the Knight 3D (there are variations on some of the parts).

If you have any questions, I will be happy to try to answer.

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10-23-2009 12:22 AM  8 years agoPost 3
u8mydog

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When I started flying my knight3d, it was really quick on the cyclic. I had to dial it down quite a bit before I was comfortable with it. I think I started around 80% dual rates and 30% expo in normal mode.

Just make sure you check over all bolts for locktight or ca for plastic. Also, it appears the phasing ring can strip easily. I received a used knight that had 3 of the 4 holes stripped. I also saw some forum posts about the same thing. I just re-tap'd with a 4mm tap and used 4mm set screws. There should be two set screws in the phasing control ring.

Before the knight, I was flying trex500, raptor30 and blade400.

Good luck.

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10-23-2009 12:26 AM  8 years agoPost 4
RAK402

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The Pro is not as quick as the 3D, in its stock form.

The Pro is older, has metal side frames, is taller, heavier, and the CG is not as compressed as the lighter Knight 3D. The mixing ratios on the head are somewhat tamer as well-more hiller, less bell (again, assuming it is stock).

The Knight 3D is lightning quick on cyclic in comparison.

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10-23-2009 04:47 AM  8 years agoPost 5
ScottV

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Thanks to everyone for the responses. Once I get the bird and fully go over it I will more than likely have more questions.

What motor are you using. Will a YS50 be enough for simple hovering and forward flight.

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10-23-2009 05:12 AM  8 years agoPost 6
RAK402

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YS50 should be wonderful for hovering, aerobatics, pretty much whatever you want to do.

I have an OS 50 Hyper in mine.

"So long and thanks for all the fish!"

The answer you are seeking is "42".

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10-23-2009 05:29 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Wingmanrc39

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The airframe only has 1/2 a tank since Brand new.
The fuel lines may need replacing, maybe the bearings to be checked but that is it. It was built correctly no doubt.

My recommendations for a Mtr and what i had installed on it was a Redline 53. The 1/2lb that the airframe weighs more than the 3D will be no match for the 53 and as far as the speed of the heli, I would recommend Align 610's or 8717's something with above average speed will make this thing bounce like a rubber ball in a tennis match.

The best part of the heavier helicopters I have noticed is they fly with less wind effect. Mind you, I am no Smack-down 3D pilot but I can make one zip around OK.

Steve

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