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Old 02-03-2010, 12:58 PM
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Hi Guys,

Which will be my best bet for a first time CP helicopter....................Falcon 40 V2 or a HB V2??

Thanks!!
I assume you meant FP, not CP (CP means collective pitch. Collective pitch helis can do flips and stuff)

if It were me and I could start over, I may just get a honey bee v2. If you look higher up on the page, GTXslotcar says that the Honey Bee v2 is a better heli than the falcon. It's about the same price too, so why not get that one? All the people here will still help you here if you need help, so I would get the better heli!

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One question, I am kind of a computer guy, but I go to plug this transmitter into my computer (to try and run a sim) and I must be missing something.
The Falcon comes with a cable that has a round (looks like a ps2 or svideo) end that plugs into the transmitter and a serial (rs232) - 9 pin female end.
I have never seen this on a computer?
It certainty is not on my laptop anywhere.. am I missing somehting?
What do you guys do, buy a 9 pin male to 15 pin male converter for this thing to plug in to the computer?
Welcome!

In the "old days" computers used to come with 9pin serial connections (an in the "even older days" it would be a 25 pin). Now they are hard to find. I'm supprised that your was shipped with a serial connection. Three options:
1) See if you can return it for one with a USB connector
2) Buy a cable with a USB connector
3) Buy a USB to serial converted so that you can plug in your existing cable.

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Also, while I have you I keep breaking the rotor head core... any replacement brands(viper? hitec?) I could look for at my local shop?
These guys are killing me with the shipping.

++1 to what Max said.

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Hi Guys,

Which will be my best bet for a first time CP helicopter....................Falcon 40 V2 or a HB V2??

Thanks!!
I assume you meant FP, not CP (CP means collective pitch. Collective pitch helis can do flips and stuff)

if It were me and I could start over, I may just get a honey bee v2. If you look higher up on the page, GTXslotcar says that the Honey Bee v2 is a better heli than the falcon. It's about the same price too, so why not get that one? All the people here will still help you here if you need help, so get the better heli!

-Max
Hi Max,

Yes, I meant to type FP, no need to confuse myself even more than necessary. Just about everyone tells me to go eith the HB and I have read/watched a lot of reviews also.
Which mail order place do you recommend ordering from??

Thanks!!
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Hi Guys,

Which will be my best bet for a first time CP helicopter....................Falcon 40 V2 or a HB V2??

Thanks!!
I assume you meant FP, not CP (CP means collective pitch. Collective pitch helis can do flips and stuff)

if It were me and I could start over, I may just get a honey bee v2. If you look higher up on the page, GTXslotcar says that the Honey Bee v2 is a better heli than the falcon. It's about the same price too, so why not get that one? All the people here will still help you here if you need help, so I would get the better heli!

-Max
The only thing I don't like about the HBFP is that the tail is glued to the frame.

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Old 02-03-2010, 01:10 PM
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Hi Guys,

Which will be my best bet for a first time CP helicopter....................Falcon 40 V2 or a HB V2??

Thanks!!
I assume you meant FP, not CP (CP means collective pitch. Collective pitch helis can do flips and stuff)

if It were me and I could start over, I may just get a honey bee v2. If you look higher up on the page, GTXslotcar says that the Honey Bee v2 is a better heli than the falcon. It's about the same price too, so why not get that one? All the people here will still help you here if you need help, so get the better heli!

-Max
Hi Max,

Yes, I meant to type FP, no need to confuse myself even more than necessary. Just about everyone tells me to go eith the HB and I have read/watched a lot of reviews also.
Which mail order place do you recommend ordering from??

Thanks!!
I'm going to say this again so you don't end up not liking the hobby...PLEASE come here with questions and concerns! We'll help.

I don't personally have a favorite, though I've heard good things about [link=http://www.helidirect.com/esky-honey-bee-fixed-pitch-c-1_29_223_681.hdx]helidirect[/link]. THey have good reviews, so get it from them.

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Video of my 3rd of 4 flights last Sunday of my Trex 450 SE V2

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ajb2fbEEJE[/youtube]

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xheli has the HBFP V2 cheap and free shipping with the cjfree3 (?) code.
The tail housing on the V2 is screwed in, not glued.
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Video of my 3rd of 4 flights last Sunday of my Trex 450 SE V2


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cool! How do you like it so far? It looks really nice
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okay, here's my newest dilemma...

I have [link=http://www.eastcoasthobbies.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8_30&products_id=141]this blade holder[/link]. When I contacted SuperSkids, they said that I need to mount the blades above/below the blade holder-not in it. That's fine, but does anyone know where I can get bolts long enough (and skinny enough) to fit this? [link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14222776&postcount=20628]here's a link to what someone else did[/link], but I just can't find anywhere that doesn't charge $2/bolt! Plus the cost of washers and nuts.

anyone know where I could get them?
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Guys,
Thanks so much I was thinking about just buying a metal one, but I was just a little worried about the weight.

Also, the fuse protection makes sense too, my friend crashed his and probably didn't throttle down fast enough and now hisreceiverwill not power the main motor.
I guess there is no way to fix that?

Finally, I love that website USHobbySupply.com, finally a placed that offersreasonableshipping. I think I may just buy a computer cable there too.

What is your take on the heat sink's they offer?





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Guys, anyone on here want to trade a 450 size cp for a blinged out falcon 40 v1? I have a 40 with all the goodies plus about $150.00 in spare parts, including a spare tx & rx. Enough to build another heli if you wish. If interested pm me.

Thanks, Jim

p.s. not interested in selling, just trading.
p.p.s. yes rx can be fixed. probably blew mosfet in it. can be repaired. Also anybody not flying with fuse mod is asking for trouble. I promise you.
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The tail housing on the V2 is screwed in, not glued.
Oh thank goodness!

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cool! How do you like it so far? It looks really nice
I LOVE it!

Great build quality, smooth as silk.

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Guys,
Thanks so much I was thinking about just buying a metal one, but I was just a little worried about the weight.

Also, the fuse protection makes sense too, my friend crashed his and probably didn't throttle down fast enough and now his receiver will not power the main motor.
I guess there is no way to fix that?

Finally, I love that website USHobbySupply.com, finally a placed that offers reasonable shipping. I think I may just buy a computer cable there too.

What is your take on the heat sink's they offer?






answer to "I guess there's no way to fix that?"

there is a way to fix that. I just sent my receiver to dknovic to fix-for the second time. He replaces the mosfet for you-that's the part that's generally broken. If your friend wants his thing fixed, maybe dknovic or someone could do it for him!

answer to "what is your take on the heat sinks they offer?"
heat sinks are well worth the money! they make your motors last longer-I have one on my main and tail motors. Heat sinks are one of the simplest and most effective upgrades you can make for a heli with a brushed motor. (brushed=can burn out, brushless=more complicated and won't burn out)

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cool! How do you like it so far? It looks really nice
I LOVE it!

-Dave
I'm glad. Since I figure I'm probably going to get a 450 heli eventually, here's a question for you...

why did you get the T-Rex 450 over another cheaper 450 heli?

this is a loaded question, so if "I just liked it more" is the answer, that makes sense

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okay, here's my newest dilemma...

I have [link=http://www.eastcoasthobbies.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8_30&products_id=141]this blade holder[/link]. When I contacted SuperSkids, they said that I need to mount the blades above/below the blade holder-not in it. That's fine, but does anyone know where I can get bolts long enough (and skinny enough) to fit this? [link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14222776&postcount=20628]here's a link to what someone else did[/link], but I just can't find anywhere that doesn't charge $2/bolt! Plus the cost of washers and nuts.

anyone know where I could get them?
thanks
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You can try:
I assumed you looked at Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace...?
I'm not sure if mail order is the way to go (since you just need a couple), but there:
[link=http://Micro Fasteners]http://www.microfasteners.com/index.cfm[/link]
[link=http://Small Parts]http://www.smallparts.com/[/link]

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answer to ''I guess there's no way to fix that?''

there is a way to fix that. I just sent my receiver to dknovic to fix-for the second time. He replaces the mosfet for you-that's the part that's generally broken. If your friend wants his thing fixed, maybe dknovic or someone could do it for him!
As Max says, it's usually just the MOSFET that blows. I have a better, drop in, replacement part that can handle more current. I should be able to fix it.



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heat sinks are well worth the money! they make your motors last longer-I have one on my main and tail motors. Heat sinks are one of the simplest and most effective upgrades you can make for a heli with a brushed motor. (brushed=can burn out, brushless=more complicated and won't burn out)
++1 to that!

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I'm glad. Since I figure I'm probably going to get a 450 heli eventually, here's a question for you...

why did you get the T-Rex 450 over another cheaper 450 heli?

this is a loaded question, so if ''I just liked it more'' is the answer, that makes sense
Wow, that's quite a statement from someone who wasn't going to fly helis again!
I am glad you changed your mind (Note to others: ask Max as addictive this can be! )

Let's see:
[ul][*] I wanted either a shaft driven or belt driven tail. Decided on a belt, since they are more forgiving[*] Lots of the cheaper ones have plastic parts, and I wanted a metal main and tail rotor assembly.[*] I know lots of people who love their Trex clones, and I know some who have upgraded the parts to Align after a wreck (and they can tell the difference between the quality).
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So I figured if I was just going to eventually have a Trex, I might as well start out with one. But also, I could afford it!

-Dave
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okay, here's my newest dilemma...

I have [link=http://www.eastcoasthobbies.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8_30&products_id=141]this blade holder[/link]. When I contacted SuperSkids, they said that I need to mount the blades above/below the blade holder-not in it. That's fine, but does anyone know where I can get bolts long enough (and skinny enough) to fit this? [link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14222776&postcount=20628]here's a link to what someone else did[/link], but I just can't find anywhere that doesn't charge $2/bolt! Plus the cost of washers and nuts.

anyone know where I could get them?
thanks
-Max
You can try:
I assumed you looked at Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace...?
I'm not sure if mail order is the way to go (since you just need a couple), but there:
[link=http://Micro Fasteners]http://www.microfasteners.com/index.cfm[/link]
[link=http://Small Parts]http://www.smallparts.com/[/link]

-Dave
home depot doesn't have anything that tiny on their site. THey don't at the store either-I guess the bolts are just too small for home depot, lowes, etc...

I'll root around my local hobby shop to see whether I can find some suitable screws...
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I'm glad. Since I figure I'm probably going to get a 450 heli eventually, here's a question for you...

why did you get the T-Rex 450 over another cheaper 450 heli?

this is a loaded question, so if ''I just liked it more'' is the answer, that makes sense
Wow, that's quite a statement from someone who wasn't going to fly helis again!
I am glad you changed your mind (Note to others: ask Max as addictive this can be! )

Let's see:
[ul][*] I wanted either a shaft driven or belt driven tail. Decided on a belt, since they are more forgiving[*] Lots of the cheaper ones have plastic parts, and I wanted a metal main and tail rotor assembly.[*] I know lots of people who love their Trex clones, and I know some who have upgraded the parts to Align after a wreck (and they can tell the difference between the quality).
[/ul]

So I figured if I was just going to eventually have a Trex, I might as well start out with one. But also, I could afford it!

-Dave
yeah, I tend to get frustrated at first, but once I start getting better it starts getting easier (duh, I guess )

So if I couldn't afford a T-Rex, maybe I should get something like [link=http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10811&Product_Name=HK450_CCPM_3D_Helicopter_Kit_%28Align _T-rex_Compat.%29_Ver._2]this kit[/link] and add awesome (maybe even Align) equipment into it.

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yeah, I tend to get frustrated at first, but once I start getting better it starts getting easier (duh, I guess )

So if I couldn't afford a T-Rex, maybe I should get something like [link=http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10811&Product_Name=HK450_CCPM_3D_Helicopter_Kit_%28Align _T-rex_Compat.%29_Ver._2]this kit[/link] and add awesome (maybe even Align) equipment into it.
You're using Radds to learn how to hover, right?

I know a few people who have that model, and love it! Can't go wrong with the price!

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yeah, I used Radd's to learn to hover-VERY helpful. I can actually keep it in one place for a bit now before I have to loop it around and land it [8D]

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Guys,
Thanks so much I was thinking about just buying a metal one, but I was just a little worried about the weight.

Also, the fuse protection makes sense too, my friend crashed his and probably didn't throttle down fast enough and now his receiver will not power the main motor.
I guess there is no way to fix that?

Finally, I love that website USHobbySupply.com, finally a placed that offers reasonable shipping. I think I may just buy a computer cable there too.

What is your take on the heat sink's they offer?
sorry, I missed that part before. The metal head won't weigh the heli down at all; the weight doesn't really make a difference. But the metal head is a good idea in the long run as I said before; you don't have to pay shipping every time you crash
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Messages on forum tonight at a record pace. So before it gets pushed back too far, let me say again if you need a 4in1 repaired, check with "Dave's 4in1 repair service." I've been luckey, haven't needed him. But I fly with fuse mods. But I know several of the guys that have had him do repair work, and from what I can gather, he does excellent work. So if you need him, (dknovick).

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Messages on forum tonight at a record pace. So before it gets pushed back too far, let me say again if you need a 4in1 repaired, check with ''Dave's 4in1 repair service.'' I've been luckey, haven't needed him. But I fly with fuse mods. But I know several of the guys that have had him do repair work, and from what I can gather, he does excellent work. So if you need him, (dknovick).

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+1, dknovic definitely does a fantastic job!
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