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02-02-2010 12:29 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Fanbird

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Pearisburg, VA

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Winter time has me flying inside, one of the indoor heli's I fly is the CX3 which I finally have setup to fly very well with my DX7. I am thinking of trying the folding blade system available thru Microheli as opposed to the stock one's. Has anyone tried these and how do you like them?

Thanks in advance for any feedback

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02-02-2010 12:44 PM  8 years agoPost 2
nappyroots2182

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Moline, il

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id also like to know. i leave my cx at work and go through alot of blades. maybe these aftermartket blades that fold would last longer?

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02-02-2010 02:48 PM  8 years agoPost 3
whirlydude

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USA

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I have got the Xtreme grips and blades on 2 of my cx's along with the shorter flybar. I also installed the Xtreme motors on 2 of my cx's. The 3rd cx I have left pretty much stock, but the big difference is the motors. The ball bearings in the Xtreme motors make them so much smoother and quieter compared to the stock motors. I can use the same battery on both the stock motors and the Xtreme motors, and I will get more flying time from the Xtreme motors. I was going to go with the aero nuts motors, which also have ball bearings and are cheaper price wise, but every place I checked was out of stock and I got sick of waiting. You can also tell a difference in the power and the responsiveness of the Xtreme motors over the stock motors. The motors are well worth the upgrade.

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02-19-2010 05:39 AM  8 years agoPost 4
MutantGarage

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Texas, USA

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I just put the MicroHeli grips on mine, it's unflyable now.
It was a nice stable flyer before. The lower grips had different geometry from the stock blades, I had to file down the lower rotor head by about 0.050" to get the links to fit. If I put the lower grips on upside down, the links did fit, but changing blades would have been a real pain.

Everything looks ok, but once in the air it seems to take off in a random direction and not respond to controls or almost like it's got servo reversal. I've checked it, motion is correct on the swash.
There's some change in geometry that's really messed with the stability.

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02-24-2010 04:45 AM  8 years agoPost 5
MutantGarage

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Texas, USA

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I took the top MicroHeli grip off and it was then flyable, but not stable at all. Wanted to wander all over and I had very little control over it, almost full stick deflections to just hover in place.
So today I bought another set of Eflite lower blades and removed Microheli Grips and blades. It flys just like a coax should.
Just a little blade tracking adjustment needed.

MicroHeli CX blade grips = bad design
Not happy it cost me $60 to find this out.

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02-24-2010 11:59 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Fanbird

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Pearisburg, VA

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I decided to try the new grips on my CX3 and made a few changes to make it a good flying heli. I installed the new grips and blades and found the heli to be a little slow in forward flight. I compared the original eflite blades to microheli blades to find a slight differance, so I used the microheli blades as a pattern and made the eflite blades fit the new grips. The result was a success, eflites blades are a little stiffer and did not flex like the microheli blades in my opinion. Also added some travel adjustment to have this heli flying faster than it ever has for a fun little indoor heli. A little extra work but well worth it in the long run.

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