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Old 12-30-2007, 06:07 PM
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hello to all in this forum.i have a question.are there any night flight blades that fit the f40.and hoe about a brushless motor,and if there is a brushles motor do i need anything else to go with it.i have post before that my heli dont hover.well came to find out my motor just had it so i will like to upgrade to a brushless if is possible.thanks for all your help guys it is really appreciated.
Old 12-30-2007, 06:10 PM
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buy the way i will like to say that this forum is so full of info on the 40 that it's like the encyclopidia of the f40.you guys are great with the help you provide.keep it going is one of the greates forum i seen.
Old 12-30-2007, 06:11 PM
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Disney1, Be very carful turning the screw in the 4-in-1. It has a stop in both directions and it is very easy to turn the screw past the stop. If you do turn it past the stop the 4-in-1 is ruined. Put the trim on the TX in the center, turn the screw in minut adjustments until you get the tail close to where you want it then use the trim on the TX for fine tuning.
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Dsharp17, check this out, I haven't tried it but it might be what you are looking for. http://www.ushobbysupply.com/product...roducts_id=372
Old 12-30-2007, 06:49 PM
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bones thans for the link.i think thats what i need except that the motor looks wider than the stock one. i wonder if is just the pic that makes it look wider.hey but thank i appreciate the help.
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Hi Dsharp17:
Michael of USHOBBYSUPPLY hangs on these pages, he is our resident LHS guy. Look for his posts and PM him. He is very knowledgable and will give you the right answers. Here is a link to his site with the stock motor.
http://www.ushobbysupply.com/product...products_id=42
I have ordered from Michael, and he is very fast on shipping. His prices are very reasonable.
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when i get a chance later, i'll mount one up on a #4/F40 frame and take a pic
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Thanks Bones27:
I will be EXTREAMLY careful when adjusting the pot.

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Yeah, I forgot about that.. It only (or at least on my Dragonfly) turns about 1/2 turn TOTAL, so usually all it will be out of line one way or another is 1/8" or so tops. I use one of the jewelers screw drivers and I can feel the stops pretty good, but like Bones said, don't man handle it for sure, Chuck
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I would like to see this too!
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Hey all!

I'm hitting a snag learning forward flight. I'll chock it up to the wind here, because it makes the heli want to skyrocket whenever i turn into it, yet if I cut power in anticipation of the lift, it loses too much air/head speed and just drops like a rock. I'm guessing it's the blades doing this. Problem is, I've got a 50 year supply of stock spare f40 parts so I don't want to get rid of it. I'm wondering if I should just upgrade to a Belt CP for FFF while keeping the f40 around. I've been looking at a belt CP. I'd still have the f40 for tinkering and gutsy indoor flying where I know repair costs won't be high. If I could trim the blades that would be cool, but balance issues would probably surface.

What do you all think?
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eric: If the Belt CP is the 3D bird you want, that's what I'd do. I'd get it..I have my Eagle 50 sitting in the box, just waiting for the day that I have enough confidence in the fixed pitch to go back to the CP without destroying it..And if your wind wherever you are is like ours has been here, they'd probably ground a REAL Bell222 LOL..Plus, with the Belt CP, you'll be able to fly inverted ON PURPOSE LOL...Good luck. . I'm no expert at all, but it sounds to me like you have enough experience under your belt to move on up..and the FFF would be better with the adjustable pitch... Chuck
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Eric

I have a set of "cut" falcon main blades. I scribed a line off the width from approx 1/2" from the tip all the way to the root and cut them with a dremmel.

The head speed went way up, stability improved etc. Have not had a chance to try them in the wind compared to stock but would expec them to perform better. Should have less balloning with wind etc.

end of the day, a CP machine with some negative pitch will perform better but higher head spead with less lift will help in higher winds.

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Happy New Year to Everyone!! I wish I could fly me F40 but I have to wait until my blade order comes in from US Hobby Supply. While I'm grounded I'm taking some more time to fine tune.
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Did not get a chance for pics last night, but with tomorrow being a holiday, hopefully I can catch up on some stuff.

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Happy New Year to Everyone!! I wish I could fly me F40 but I have to wait until my blade order comes in from US Hobby Supply. While I'm grounded I'm taking some more time to fine tune.
On its way today, and automatic 2for1 on the blades!

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Big Thanks to you Michael!!!!!!!
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gpach: You mean you trimmed the stock wings to make them thinner??? Do you trim off the leading edge of the trailing edge?? Thanks, Chuck
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trim from the trailing edge
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I, too, am waiting for parts. Placed my order with USHobbySupply yesterday, and got "Ready for Shipping" notice and tracking number last night! Experience with the USPS, I assume that I should get these before Friday (incl' the New Year). Can't wait!
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Michael: I see. Thanks... Does that not cut down on the amount of lift the blades will generate??? Thanks, Chuck
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I would expect delivery to CT to be Wednesday/Thursday. :>

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Trimming the blades (either cord or length) will help increase head speed since the blades wont have as much drag/resistance. This increases head speed, and makes up for the decrease in lift by cutting the blades.


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Michael: I see. Thanks... Does that not cut down on the amount of lift the blades will generate??? Thanks, Chuck
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trim from the trailing edge
So that would be a cut like (a)...


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yes A,

following the outward taper of the trailing edge. Obviously not to scale, as you don't want to trim that much off!!!!!

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