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11-08-2013 05:34 PM  4 years agoPost 1
gcm2

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Ft Worth, TX

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Well, I have happily used my 300x for 6 months or longer to try to learn new stuff (particularly inverted hover) so I don't crash the more $$$ helis. I've had probably 8-10 Ground Hits (all pilot error except one - serve locked up), and repaired it every time. What the heck - cheap parts and easy to work on. Now there's something wrong on the tail - nothing visible, even bought a new tail servo since the original was ruined in the last crash.

It has become intolerably squirrely in 3D, and I lost it yesterday in my first flight after the latest repair. It hovered and flew around great, but pulling over backwards 1/2 flip to hold inverted it went nuts partly due to me, but then the tail went like 90 deg one way while I was trying to recover. Bad crash this time.

I'm taking the BeastX out for another heli and the 300x is not worth fixing again. RIP.

I do have a Q: I'm pretty sure the BX is still just fine. Should I have any concerns?

Thanks.

TREX 700e, Goblins 500 & 570, DT520e, Gaui X3, Synergy E5

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11-08-2013 06:12 PM  4 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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I would be a little leary of it, but I would probably install it and give it a try.

Bill Whittaker

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11-08-2013 09:09 PM  4 years agoPost 3
TomC

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Unless you have crashed very hard on very hard surfaces, like concrete, your ar7200bx should be fine.

If you need a more robust heli to practise inverted on I suggest you get a Blade mcpx-bl. Over grass with throttle hold, not much breaks. This little heli really improved my inverted skills.

Cheers,
TomC

Nqx,Mcpx-BL,300x,450x,500x,550x
Ion-x, 10s ,SS
TT X50E 10s, HC3-Sx

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11-08-2013 09:31 PM  4 years agoPost 4
gcm2

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Ft Worth, TX

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Thanks! All accidents have been on grass, usually fairly tall "forgiving" grass. Usually the only damage has been stripped servo gears, main shaft, spindle, blades.

TREX 700e, Goblins 500 & 570, DT520e, Gaui X3, Synergy E5

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11-15-2013 01:10 AM  4 years agoPost 5
icanfly

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ontario

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The tail servo is a known problem and reports of instant failures have been reported. Mine didn't even get a flight before being fried (?).

Check the tail parts, wiggle it while looking for cracked plastic anywhere, and check the belt for tension and missing teeth. These things are easy to overlook and doesn't matter what gyro you have. I mounted a ZYX and mine works with minimal gains all over. I've replaced the aileron servos now with metal gear. The tail has blown out once and I think a set of plastic 450 cut down a half centemeter (the 450's are one centimeter longer than the 300x's) will give the tail more bite.

alas you are retiring the 300x, if and when you feel the urge to play again a rx/sat and a Robird (unless you prefer a ZYX) is an easy swap in. It's a fun size.

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11-15-2013 01:42 AM  4 years agoPost 6
Helipilot01

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ColliervilleTn

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I'm sorry to hear your not having the same luck as I did with my Blade 300x. I now have over 100 flights on mine and love it. I've now had any servo of 7200BX issues. It is my go to heli for learning new things.
One thing you might want to try is the thinner tape for the 7200BX. It sounds like the tape you have may be damaged and causing the 7200BX and the heli to not bee 100% connected to each other.

Hope this helps,

Mike

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