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Old 05-13-2009, 03:46 PM
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Anybody have one? If so, likes, dislikes, pros/cons. Is there much to modify since its supposedly RTF?

I'm in the market for a heli of this type, but not sure what to go with.

Other types I am looking at are the Esky Honey bee King 3 or a TT Mini Titan, or possibly an Exceed G2 or Genesis 450 PE.

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Old 05-14-2009, 12:29 AM
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I have one and it has turned out to be a good heli. I'm only starting though and as such I've only been working on hovering and some forward flight. I've got somewhere around 15 flights on it and haven't adjusted a thing except for the gyro. The tail doesn't want to sit still even after adjusting the trim. It seems to always want to go one way or the other so I always find myself having to keep adjusting it. I've adjusted the gyro sensitivity some but maybe need more. Or, the gyro is bad, or, my head speed is too slow. Not sure, these are some things i've heard from friends. I'm running the 1800 mAh LIPO that came with it and also bought a 2200 mAh LIPO for longer flight. For the price, it has turned out to be a very nice heli. [sm=thumbup.gif]
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:25 AM
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ok, thanks, ive been reading more and probably gonna build one instead.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:14 PM
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I just got the RxR version, and it's lovely. I'm using a Futaba 6EX system, and I have the curves set up so that I get 85-90% head speed before liftoff, and it maintains a steady headspeed throughout the flight. I used the same curves on the Idle Up, and programmed the swash-throttle mix to about 17%. Between those two items, it maintains altitude very easily, and is very stable in hover, which is what I've been learning on a CP Pro 2 for the last 6 months. At $265 with shipping from xheli.com, all put together, it's quite a value. The only adjustments I had to make were to mechanically level the swashplate, probably because of my radio system. By going to the "fine" trim menu on my Tx, I have no trouble getting all the tail drift out of it. Using the coarse adjustment (the normal trim button) doesn't work because it gives too much trim in one direction or the other.

Here's the setup I used:

Futaba 6EX tx/rx setup as follows:

Normal/Reverse
1R, 2N, 3R, 4R, 5N, 6N

Dual Rates
High: 1-100, 2-100, 4-100
Low: 1-70, 2-70, 4-70

Expo:
High: All minus 50
Low: All 0

EPA: All 100

Normal Throttle Curve: 1- 0, 2- 40, 3- 85, 4- 90, 5- 100
Normal Pitch Curve: 1- 55, 2- 60, 3- 70, 4- 80, 5- 100

Idle Up Throttle Curve: 1- 0, 2- 40, 3- 85, 4- 90, 5- 100
Idle Up Pitch Curve: 1- 55, 2- 60, 3- 70, 4- 80, 5- 100

Hold: 0

REVO: Inhibited (doesn’t work with HH gyros anyway)

GYRO: Switch UP plus 48; Switch DOWN minus 60

Swash to Throttle Coupling: ON
chA 17
chE 17

Swashplate
chA minus 50
chE plus 50
chP minus 40
Type: 3S
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