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Old 06-18-2013, 04:35 AM
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ORIGINAL: ahamay

Could not resist going flying today so I took the 500 and one of my 450's. The 500 is just awesome and the 450 now seems to have taken a back seat. Unfortunately I remembered that the 450 is not an mcpx after I nailed it into the ground on my last pack, bugger. No video of that crash as my number #16 battery is on strike. I was lucky to be able to stretch it to get these first two flights.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UnoWxSByOE [/youtube]

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I literally stopped repairing my 450's and gave them away! Comments on YT!
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Flew 3 packs on the E-Sky Belt CP CX on Saturday. Halfway during the 3rd pack I threw the swith to get it into 3D mode as I never had the ba..s to do it before for longer than a few seconds. Definately not my 550 with Spectrum goodies as not being able to dial anything in is a booger. Well it landed safely and I did keep it fairly high up as just the fuse will set me back the cost of a 550 TTube and a couple of gears. Will take it along to the farm over the weekend as I will not be hunting all the time to see what it can really do.

Johnathan can vouch forwhat we pay for parts here at a LHS.

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BTW my weekend starts Thursday so only 3 days work for me this week.
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ORIGINAL: Edmund2

Flew 3 packs on the E-Sky Belt CP CX on Saturday. Halfway during the 3rd pack I threw the swith to get it into 3D mode as I never had the ba..s to do it before for longer than a few seconds. Definately not my 550 with Spectrum goodies as not being able to dial anything in is a booger. Well it landed safely and I did keep it fairly high up as just the fuse will set me back the cost of a 550 TTube and a couple of gears. Will take it along to the farm over the weekend as I will not be hunting all the time to see what it can really do.

Johnathan can vouch for what we pay for parts here at a LHS.

Edmund
BTW my weekend starts Thursday so only 3 days work for me this week.
No kidding! We easily pay double or more for most parts as compared to hobby shops in America, really sucks...Edmund i wanted to ask you have you ever dealt with Hobbykrowd.co.za because i saw they have some really good deals, just wanted to know if they are reliable?

ahamay sorry about the crash man! At least you didn't crash the 500
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Hiya Kidz!

Had a VERY nice morning and the fruits are below!

The most interesting part of the day is where a factory "Team Member" whipped out his 770 Class and flung it around HARD! He asked me to film it for him as it was getting a "gurgle" when he went up to the top! I did hear it gurgle but it kept running. He then flung it around and later in the day after it went in TAIL 1st we reviewed the tape and heard two DISTINCT squeals! Prolly the front umbrella gear. Around 500 USD. So's he gets out his 2nd 700 and plugs a Tx battery in and sets it down lifts off and it tips to the port side and commences to beat itself to death for just shy of 10 minutes then the engine revs to the HIGH and it quits! MAN that was cool! 500 USD with included rebuild! Conversely, I flew my bird to the left, then right and then back to the..........

Did a reconfigure of the S/S this PM and put a 2200 under the wing rather than the 1K Zippy I had forward of the wing! THIS seems to be a better balance and can't wait to fly. Too bad it's 1000F outside. Lets see what the end of the evening looks like! A little fly perhaps!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Mx8XUoTpQ[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6bm-q1kTKs[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyjayyTBngk[/youtube]
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Great videos guys.  TJ filmed our flying at the field on Father's day.  None of the regulars made an appearance, so we took turns on the trainer, and I got a little schtick time on the Align 450.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5zNl0EGdQY[/youtube]

P.S. Brian...PM me if you need any help with the SS.  She looks like a fun little plank.
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Great videos guys. TJ filmed our flying at the field on Father's day. None of the regulars made an appearance, so we took turns on the trainer, and I got a little schtick time on the Align 450.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5zNl0EGdQY[/youtube]

P.S. Brian...PM me if you need any help with the SS. She looks like a fun little plank.
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Some great video in there. Your field and surrounds is looking a bit greener since some of your previous vids.... almost British green
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ORIGINAL: pushinoldrc

Great videos guys. TJ filmed our flying at the field on Father's day. None of the regulars made an appearance, so we took turns on the trainer, and I got a little schtick time on the Align 450.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5zNl0EGdQY[/youtube]

P.S. Brian...PM me if you need any help with the SS. She looks like a fun little plank.
Bryan
I enjoyed that very much A little of everythiong plus teaching a youngun flying, really cool! Was that you flying the heli? Nice and smooth +1
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Jonesy -

Sorry about the 450 crash; I feel like I must've jinxed you talking about mine. I'll keep fingers, toes &amp; tail crossed against the 500 catching the vibe.


Brian -


Nice landing on the 500; the little guy inside walked away! Hearing you talk about the 550 is just how it all starts; before you know it you'll be flying a 600 &amp; talking about 700s that way.


Bryan -


Nice Father's Day; clearly a bit lower stress than mine.


Okies everybody, I've finished my Axius CP Build; it's over here for those who're interested:


http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11...m.htm#11547373



it's late, I'm vapor...


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Johnathan, no I have not used them as I tend to go to a LHS - lots of them around Pretoria- and get what I need as I am not very patient waiting. I ordered a planker via mail earlier this year and it has yet to arrive many months later though it did apparently ship.  Gave up on ever receiving it.

My E-Sky Belt CP's gets repaired by a little Pakistani fellow at a flea market in the north of Pretoria as he charges only for the parts, no labor and the parts area cheaper than what I can get it for at other LHS'.  Then he test flies it between the stalls and people. I posted a pic on another forum some years ago where he was landing a belt CP on his counter packed with goods and only the space for the blades to turn and customers all around him.

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Blabity, blah, blah!!

Pushed the gear back on and flew perfectly!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sSe0jUSVMg[/youtube]
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Johnathan, no I have not used them as I tend to go to a LHS - lots of them around Pretoria- and get what I need as I am not very patient waiting. I ordered a planker via mail earlier this year and it has yet to arrive many months later though it did apparently ship. Gave up on ever receiving it.

My E-Sky Belt CP's gets repaired by a little Pakistani fellow at a flea market in the north of Pretoria as he charges only for the parts, no labor and the parts area cheaper than what I can get it for at other LHS'. Then he test flies it between the stalls and people. I posted a pic on another forum some years ago where he was landing a belt CP on his counter packed with goods and only the space for the blades to turn and customers all around him.

Edmund
The South African post can be very scary agreed If Pretoria was only a little closer i would go to this flea market just to see this guy fly, he sounds like a health hazard [X(] I hope he doesn't do that with the bigger birds take him your 550 see what happens
Brian that was some nice flying man i did not see that crash coming[X(] i was thinking of getting a smaller heli to play around with still shopping. I have to tell you i am really shocked at how well your MCP X BL handles outdoors i would of thought wind was more of an issue or maybe that's just your superior flying skills?

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@ All - Had a REALLY nice morning.....started off by DRILLING my Slow Stik into the ground. I put a larger battery on it and it simply went it and I'm not exactly certain why. The part I need is prolly 1 USD to get it in the air and try again! I moved to two MQX flights and a total of EIGHT in the Align 500 BL! It was REALLY nice but I noticed a "degradation" by about the 6th battery pack of which I discuss on my 8th and last viddy (I will spare you the rest. You may thank me later)!

@ Johnathan - Yah, I notice that companies simply WON'T ship to South Africa and that is a shame! In America the shipping companies such as "Wells Fargo" and the "Pinkertons" used a novel way (and I AM suggesting this) to prevent loss of cargo in shipping. They used HEAVILY armed guards who were BRUTAL and simply KILLED the marauders and thieves. This put a STOP to the theft of cargo and is known and poplar in the history books. Attempt to rob their wagon train and your DEAD. Harsh? I think NOT! Speaking of harsh, yah, I was showing off with the little bird and as usual I got "served". The cool thing about the Blade MCP X BL or standard model is that the 3 in 1 board creates what I call an "artificial" mass. They really did a good job with that board and it shows in the BL model!

Here is the last viddy of the morning and I don't recall having EVER cooked off all 8 packs for a total of 50 plus minutes of flight!

All the best!!!

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State of the Art right now in FBL Controls

Hey guys; as you know, I've been researching FBL a lot lately, much of it at the urging of you guys. I've got a flying club buddy, Mason, who has some pretty 3D good piloting chops and has been messing about in helis; this guy has been flying a HK-250 with tail gyro unconfigured (and not plugged into the RX!) and now an HK-450V2 with Tarot DFC head and Detrum GY-48V tail gyro (Thankfully, configured and plugged into the RX at my urging). He really is a heck of a pilot, which is probably why he can fly these things "Full Manual Mode".

Here's some video of him hovering it last night:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmv-h0epfDU

<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_71"><font size="2">So I promised him I'd consolidate what I've learned and send him an eMail with that and some links. I was hoping I could get you guys to look it over and tell me if I've gotten anything blatantly wrong, or missed something or some gear that's important.
</font></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><font size="2">
</font></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_281"><font size="2">Mason -</font></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><font size="2">I've been researching FBL for a while now; my choice, based on price and the forums, would be either the Bigaole BGL007-007 or the Robird G31 if I can afford it, matched with 4 of Turnigy's TGY-396V or TGY-306G servos and a decent 5-10A SBEC to power it all.
</font></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_301"><font size="2"><br id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_306" /></font></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_73"><font size="2"><br id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_410" /></font></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_407"><font size="2"><br id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_80" /></font></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_77"><font size="2">The big names in FBL right now are Mikado, BeastX, Skookum, HeliCommand and of course Align.</font></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><font size="2"><br id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_85" /></font></p><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" id="yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_90"><font size="2">http://www.readyheli.com/MIK4357-Mini-V-Bar-V-52-Flybarless-Stabilization-System-p-37053.html</font></p>
http://www.helidirect.com/microbeast...sb-p-22947.hdx


http://www.helidirect.com/skookum-ro...er-p-26481.hdx


http://www.helidirect.com/bavariandemon-3sx-p-30875.hdx


http://www.helidirect.com/align-3gx-...01-p-23880.hdx


Performance-wise, the Mikado V-Bar and HeliCommand Bavarian Demon are considered the high-end, and prices to match.


The Align 3GX is considered to be stable and adjustable, but a pain in the tuchus to set up right, and the products from Mikado, HeliCommand and arguably even BeastX have surpassed the Align technology. The last year has been one of rocket-paced development in FBL; there's no room for "Old trued and true" when there's a new, better model every month. And I mean that - there really IS a new, BETTER model every few weeks; development is moving that fast.

The popular "affordable" FBL units are Tarot's ZYX-S 3GX competitor and the Robird G31 in the $100 range, and the Mikado Mini-V-Bar and the BeastX at around $200; all will use Spektrum satellite receivers as a direct plug-in, so no messing about with oodles of servo patch cables and a regular RX.

The BeastX is considered to be the best "First" FBL, with simple, easy to configure programming right from the panel, no PC required, plus being able to fine-tune for more performance as your needs grow. The V-Bar is not as easy to program, but has a lot more performance-oriented "fine-tuning" variables available. The Robird is considered to have the best GUI for programming on the PC; HobbyKing AND Tarot both sell it, so it's pretty popular.

http://www.robirdusa.com/G31-Gyro

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ss_System.html

http://tarot-rc-heli.com/Robird-G31-with-Govenor

As you might guess, the V-Bar and BeastX are VERY popular and have spawned a number of clones; HK sells pretty much all of the sub-$100 FBL units and clones, even Tarot's ZYX-S Align 3GX clone:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...m_Adapter.html

Mini V-Bar clone:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ol_System.html

BeastX clone: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ol_System.html

http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...licopters.html

http://www.r-hobbies.com/index.php?r...2#.UcK2l5yjiuM

All the above BeastX clones are rebranded Bigaole BGL007-007 units. Popular consensus is that these are a VERY good clone of the BeastX, but are susceptible to issues with power, so recommended to use a separate SWITCHING BEC of 5-10A capacity, especially if using digital servos. Truth is, that is actually a good recommendation for ANY FBL system, even the big name brands; most ESCs just don't provide enough current to be reliable with the heavy demand of robotic controls, which all FBL really are.


If you have the money and want name-brand peace-of-mind, Spektrum has listened to popular demand and released an integrated RX with BeastX FBL:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...em-SPMAR7200BX

And I just added this cuz I though you might like it like I do:

http://www.nitroplanes.com/projet-drone-2500mm-kit.html


Let me know what y'all think;


mnem
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State of the Art right now in FBL Controls

Hey guys; as you know, I've been researching FBL a lot lately, much of it at the urging of you guys. I've got a flying club buddy, Mason, who has some pretty 3D good piloting chops and has been messing about in helis; this guy has been flying a HK-250 with tail gyro unconfigured (and not plugged into the RX!) and now an HK-450V2 with Tarot DFC head and Detrum GY-48V tail gyro (Thankfully, configured and plugged into the RX at my urging). He really is a heck of a pilot, which is probably why he can fly these things ''Full Manual Mode''.

Here's some video of him hovering it last night:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmv-h0epfDU

<p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;'' id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_71''><font size=''2''>So I promised him I'd consolidate what I've learned and send him an eMail with that and some links. I was hoping I could get you guys to look it over and tell me if I've gotten anything blatantly wrong, or missed something or some gear that's important.
</font></p><p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;''><font size=''2''>
</font></p><p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;'' id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_281''><font size=''2''>Mason -</font></p><p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;''><font size=''2''>I've been researching FBL for a while now; my choice, based on price and the forums, would be either the Bigaole BGL007-007 or the Robird G31 if I can afford it, matched with 4 of Turnigy's TGY-396V or TGY-306G servos and a decent 5-10A SBEC to power it all.
</font></p><p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;'' id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_301''><font size=''2''><br id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_306'' /></font></p><p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;'' id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_73''><font size=''2''><br id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_410'' /></font></p><p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;'' id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_407''><font size=''2''><br id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_80'' /></font></p><p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;'' id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_77''><font size=''2''>The big names in FBL right now are Mikado, BeastX, Skookum, HeliCommand and of course Align.</font></p><p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;''><font size=''2''><br id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_85'' /></font></p><p style=''color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;'' id=''yui_3_7_2_27_1371755431727_90''><font size=''2''>http://www.readyheli.com/MIK4357-Mini-V-Bar-V-52-Flybarless-Stabilization-System-p-37053.html</font></p>
http://www.helidirect.com/microbeast...sb-p-22947.hdx


http://www.helidirect.com/skookum-ro...er-p-26481.hdx


http://www.helidirect.com/bavariandemon-3sx-p-30875.hdx


http://www.helidirect.com/align-3gx-...01-p-23880.hdx


Performance-wise, the Mikado V-Bar and HeliCommand Bavarian Demon are considered the high-end, and prices to match.


The Align 3GX is considered to be stable and adjustable, but a pain in the tuchus to set up right, and the products from Mikado, HeliCommand and arguably even BeastX have surpassed the Align technology. The last year has been one of rocket-paced development in FBL; there's no room for ''Old trued and true'' when there's a new, better model every month. And I mean that - there really IS a new, BETTER model every few weeks; development is moving that fast.

The popular ''affordable'' FBL units are Tarot's ZYX-S 3GX competitor and the Robird G31 in the $100 range, and the Mikado Mini-V-Bar and the BeastX at around $200; all will use Spektrum satellite receivers as a direct plug-in, so no messing about with oodles of servo patch cables and a regular RX.

The BeastX is considered to be the best ''First'' FBL, with simple, easy to configure programming right from the panel, no PC required, plus being able to fine-tune for more performance as your needs grow. The V-Bar is not as easy to program, but has a lot more performance-oriented ''fine-tuning'' variables available. The Robird is considered to have the best GUI for programming on the PC; HobbyKing AND Tarot both sell it, so it's pretty popular.

http://www.robirdusa.com/G31-Gyro

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ss_System.html

http://tarot-rc-heli.com/Robird-G31-with-Govenor

As you might guess, the V-Bar and BeastX are VERY popular and have spawned a number of clones; HK sells pretty much all of the sub-$100 FBL units and clones, even Tarot's ZYX-S Align 3GX clone:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...m_Adapter.html

Mini V-Bar clone:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ol_System.html

BeastX clone: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ol_System.html

http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...licopters.html

http://www.r-hobbies.com/index.php?r...2#.UcK2l5yjiuM

All the above BeastX clones are rebranded Bigaole BGL007-007 units. Popular consensus is that these are a VERY good clone of the BeastX, but are susceptible to issues with power, so recommended to use a separate SWITCHING BEC of 5-10A capacity, especially if using digital servos. Truth is, that is actually a good recommendation for ANY FBL system, even the big name brands; most ESCs just don't provide enough current to be reliable with the heavy demand of robotic controls, which all FBL really are.


If you have the money and want name-brand peace-of-mind, Spektrum has listened to popular demand and released an integrated RX with BeastX FBL:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...em-SPMAR7200BX

And I just added this cuz I though you might like it like I do:

http://www.nitroplanes.com/projet-drone-2500mm-kit.html


Let me know what y'all think;


mnem
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GOOD GOD that's thorough.

Would'nt change a thing!

Now can you research the most easy and viability of buildint a nice quad that could carry a go pro replete with satallite return?

Yer pal,

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Now can you research the most easy and viability of buildint a nice quad that could carry a go pro replete with satallite return?

Dat Bat Bones over on flitetest looks sweet! especially the twin tail one
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Now can you research the most easy and viability of buildint a nice quad that could carry a go pro replete with satallite return?

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Yah, just watched the 40 minute viddy. Pokin' around looking for a build for that for dummies!

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State of the Art right now in FBL Controls

Hey guys; as you know, I've been researching FBL a lot lately, much of it at the urging of you guys. I've got a flying club buddy, Mason, who has some pretty 3D good piloting chops and has been messing about in helis; this guy has been flying a HK-250 with tail gyro unconfigured (and not plugged into the RX!) and now an HK-450V2 with Tarot DFC head and Detrum GY-48V tail gyro (Thankfully, configured and plugged into the RX at my urging). He really is a heck of a pilot, which is probably why he can fly these things "Full Manual Mode".
I have a bunch of the tgy-306 servos at home for my 450's but never installed them becuase I could not decide on a decent BEC so I still have the hitec's running of the 3amp plush bec. These 306's are a very good servo, I have them on the tail of both my 450's, but I would not run 4 of them off a 3amp bec.

If your looking at the zyx-s gyro price range around 50 bucks then it's quite possible that a decent BEC to run it all is going to cost more than the gyro. Some guys are running 4 x 306's on the yep 45 which has a 6amp peak bec with no problems but where do you draw the line. Another interesting thing I found out also is servo wires (or bec power) wires have a max 5 amp rating so some bec's will have two leads to connect to your reciever.

It's always nice to plan for worst case, but a lot of people have setups on the minimal side of safe escpecially with fbl and how they are drawing current like you mentioned.

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@ All - Had a REALLY nice morning.....started off by DRILLING my Slow Stik into the ground. I put a larger battery on it and it simply went it and I'm not exactly certain why. The part I need is prolly 1 USD to get it in the air and try again! I moved to two MQX flights and a total of EIGHT in the Align 500 BL! It was REALLY nice but I noticed a ''degradation'' by about the 6th battery pack of which I discuss on my 8th and last viddy (I will spare you the rest. You may thank me later)!

@ Johnathan - Yah, I notice that companies simply WON'T ship to South Africa and that is a shame! In America the shipping companies such as ''Wells Fargo'' and the ''Pinkertons'' used a novel way (and I AM suggesting this) to prevent loss of cargo in shipping. They used HEAVILY armed guards who were BRUTAL and simply KILLED the marauders and thieves. This put a STOP to the theft of cargo and is known and poplar in the history books. Attempt to rob their wagon train and your DEAD. Harsh? I think NOT! Speaking of harsh, yah, I was showing off with the little bird and as usual I got ''served''. The cool thing about the Blade MCP X BL or standard model is that the 3 in 1 board creates what I call an ''artificial'' mass. They really did a good job with that board and it shows in the BL model!

Here is the last viddy of the morning and I don't recall having EVER cooked off all 8 packs for a total of 50 plus minutes of flight!

All the best!!!

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I wish they took that approach over here haha the mail theft here is unbelievable, i know you are not supposed to send money in the mail but out of 5 times i sent money in the mail it got stolen twice. I was looking now if there is a place where i could get the MCP X BL and i cannot find a single lead[] dam you Brian for starting me on this mission may the Heli Gods curse you[>:] buuuuuuuuut.....i did find a shop that sells a mini heli called a WLtoys 911 and there is a 6ch one called the v922. Do you guys know if these helis are decent or not? and wow 8 packs that is quite something thanks for the video entertainment.
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I wish they took that approach over here haha the mail theft here is unbelievable, i know you are not supposed to send money in the mail but out of 5 times i sent money in the mail it got stolen twice. I was looking now if there is a place where i could get the MCP X BL and i cannot find a single lead[] dam you Brian for starting me on this mission may the Heli Gods curse you[&gt;:] buuuuuuuuut.....i did find a shop that sells a mini heli called a WLtoys 911 and there is a 6ch one called the v922. Do you guys know if these helis are decent or not? and wow 8 packs that is quite something thanks for the video entertainment.
So what is the problem with sending something over there? Theft or high postage rates?
Im sure we could arrange to send stuff over to you unless its because of theft and then maybe the risk isnt worth it.


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The V911 is a very small, 1S/120mah powered 4CHfixed pitch heli with flybar. You can buy them from banggood.com and TMart.com for US$35-40 RTF and US$20-25 BNF (Will bind to Turnigy 9X-9XR, etc family of hobby-grade TX); both vendors include worldwide free shipping at that price. They're a good intermediate step between coaxials and collective pitch; they are a toy heli for sure, but they carry every part to fix them, so kindof blurring the lines between toy and hobby grades.

The V922 is WLToys first foray into Collective Pitch and hobby-grade helis; IMO, they're made as well as an mCPX, and the firmware's right up there around as good as the brushed mCPX. The TX is barely better than toy grade, though the heli binds to FRSky, so there are a lot of folks flying them with the Turnigy 9X-9XR and the FrSky RF module.The above vendors typically have them around US$100; right now theyre US$94 from banggood and US$113 from TMart, as they're shipping from within the USA for USAcustomers.

If you're already flying collective pitch, the V911 will be boring except as something to play with indoors. The V922 will fly well indoors and outdoors, and should be up to most any 3D you can throw at it. Of course, the wind will toss it around like a leaf, but experienced pilots can still surf that.

Good reviews and discussion of both can be found here:

V911:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1904964

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1548027

V922:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1795419


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I've been reading/writing/posting on the internet since the early days.

[link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25329139&postcount=15093]THIS[/link] is by far the best post I've EVER seen. Seriously.

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I've been reading/writing/posting on the internet since the early days.
[link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25329139&amp;postcount=15093]THIS[/link] is by far the best post I've EVER seen. Seriously.
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I've been reading/writing/posting on the internet since the early days.
[link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25329139&amp;postcount=15093]THIS[/link] is by far the best post I've EVER seen. Seriously.
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Yeah must have just taken my angry pills.
I remember getting angry at our apprentice one day for doing something stupid then thinking about how I did the same things years ago.
Sometimes you have to remember that we were all beginners at one stage and asked stupid questions. And at some stage we will be new at something else and need help.
Hopefully Tom gets out of the right side of the bed tomorrow or else I might have to start another account.
BTW Brian your post about manners was gold.
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I've been reading/writing/posting on the internet since the early days.

[link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25329139&amp;postcount=15093]THIS[/link] is by far the best post I've EVER seen. Seriously.

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Yah the ***** shut the thread down, took his ball and went home.

Just to give folks a place to go and to kinda niggle him into opening the thread back up I started [link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1556994]THIS[/link].

It'll prolly fail and I'll get yelled at but a bully went home.

I like it.

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