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WALKERA 37

Old 07-28-2006, 07:22 PM
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They sound really nice but the way I go through blades I'm afraid to invest in them right now. I think I will get some more practice first. Are you still using the stock motor? I'm still waiting for my replacement head parts to get back in the air.
Jim
Old 07-29-2006, 07:55 AM
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I got my align feathering shafts in the mail last night. I also got the Align skids. These are black plastic with gray runners. The same color as the align tail booms. It should look pretty nice, considering I am already using the align tail. I cracked my stock skids in my last crash so I figured I'd just get new ones. I hope to have it all back together this morning and take it out for a flight. We'll see, I just hope i didn't miss any broken pieces...
Old 07-29-2006, 08:29 AM
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

Yeah, im using the stock motor with a Lipo.. I should get today my brushless.

cant wait.



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They sound really nice but the way I go through blades I'm afraid to invest in them right now. I think I will get some more practice first. Are you still using the stock motor? I'm still waiting for my replacement head parts to get back in the air.
Jim
Old 07-29-2006, 09:00 AM
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Hi guys, here is my baby. I've got it all back together and flying again. The new skids look great with the tail boom and my painted canopy. It's a blue metallic flake color. It feels good to be airborne again! By the way, thanks Cepeda, the align feathering shafts do indeed work perfect!

-Mark
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:41 AM
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

army...very nice.. i like that skids.. look great on you 37......
Old 07-29-2006, 11:12 AM
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How did you paint your canopy. Looks very nice and shining
Old 07-29-2006, 12:02 PM
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I basically just bought a can of model paint at wal-mart and sprayed the inside of the canopy about 5 times. The outside of the canopy is unpainted so the clear plastic makes it look like a thick coat of clearcoat. It was pretty simple. I needed to put painters tape around the edges so I didn't get any spray on the outside while I was doing it, but that was about it.
Old 07-29-2006, 06:07 PM
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Well, I'm back to working on my "nose-in" hovering. I think I've found a good way to do it while limiting my chances of crashing. Essentially, I keep the heli about 2-3 inches above the ground (nose facing me) on a fairly large, flat, asphalt area. Of course I put my training gear back on. This way, I can "skid" along the ground if I have to, while working on my orientation. It seems to work pretty well. I was practicing nose-in last week at about 4-5 feet off the ground when I got confused and crashed. With the heli only 2-3 inches off the ground, I can set it down pretty quick (and most importantly, without damage) if I get into trouble. I wish I was as comfortable "nose-in" as I was "tail-in." I like flying NOE (army pilot lingo for Nap OF the Earth) down hills and around trees. Right now i can only make it fly away from me, I would like to be able to bring it back without having to walk behind it.
Old 07-29-2006, 06:23 PM
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

Oh, by the way, I put the Align tail rotor blades on my heli today. They seem to work well.
Old 07-29-2006, 08:33 PM
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

Very good Armycopter
Good luck
Old 07-29-2006, 09:43 PM
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Looks great. It's amazing how these morf through trial and error. Still waiting for head parts[]
Old 07-29-2006, 10:30 PM
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Oh, by the way, I put the Align tail rotor blades on my heli today. They seem to work well.

what align tail blades ? are those the longer CF ones? or the plastic ones that are a little longer that the original.. how does it perform.. an using the 61mm align tail blades on my heli and it seem to hit the ground..
Old 07-30-2006, 07:42 AM
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what align tail blades ? are those the longer CF ones? or the plastic ones that are a little longer that the original.. how does it perform.. an using the 61mm align tail blades on my heli and it seem to hit the ground..

Hi Soneebee, they are the stock plastic ones. They are slightly longer and have a different shape. They work fantastic. The only problem was that I had to use my dremel and grind a small bit of plastic from around the screw hole. They were too tight in the stock DF37 blade grips and did not move very well, even when the screw was loose.
Old 07-30-2006, 09:18 AM
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

Your Welcome.

SO you have there landing skid , feathering shafts, Excellent! yep you have TREX DF37

Thats what we are going to call it.


ARMYCOPTERS TREX DF37

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Hi guys, here is my baby. I've got it all back together and flying again. The new skids look great with the tail boom and my painted canopy. It's a blue metallic flake color. It feels good to be airborne again! By the way, thanks Cepeda, the align feathering shafts do indeed work perfect!

-Mark
Old 07-30-2006, 11:54 AM
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that are the longer tail blades with the sharp tips.. good this it fits well...

Hi Soneebee, they are the stock plastic ones. They are slightly longer and have a different shape. They work fantastic. The only problem was that I had to use my dremel and grind a small bit of plastic from around the screw hole. They were too tight in the stock DF37 blade grips and did not move very well, even when the screw was loose.
Old 07-31-2006, 09:32 PM
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

OK HERE IT IS.

I TALK ALOT AND GIVE ADVICE.. IT'S ONLY FAIR THAT I SHOW MY UNIT. FINALLY I GOT MY ESC AND BRUSHLESS MOTOR.
ENJOY.
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:26 AM
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

W37 Cepeda i see you got the walkera 180S brushless motor.. how is it? I have heard a lot of complaints with this motor having its shaft crack and split during use... how is its power? does it have good enough headspeed?
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I can't really say about the quality of the motor.
I know for fact the ESC sometimes come defective and
if not treated properly you can burn them out, but the motor.. no idea.

Power.. it has way to much! 5 mintues into my flight, my bellcrack set
flew apart! the ball linkages for the pitch flew apart!, this thing
has so so much power, that when it takes of, it bounces off the ground
up to a 10 foot immediatly! You have to be very very precise
on the remote when applying power. Maybe my bell crank was cracked or
something, but I tell you it was nice seeing the speed of the blades.
I had replacement parts, but today im going to replace the set with
metal ones from ALIGN.

I had to lower collective setting to -60% to make it a bit more dosil.

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ORIGINAL: W37 Cepeda

I can't really say about the quality of the motor.
I know for fact the ESC sometimes come defective and
if not treated properly you can burn them out, but the motor.. no idea.

Power.. it has way to much! 5 mintues into my flight, my bellcrack set
flew apart! the ball linkages for the pitch flew apart!, this thing
has so so much power, that when it takes of, it bounces off the ground
up to a 10 foot immediatly! You have to be very very precise
on the remote when applying power. Maybe my bell crank was cracked or
something, but I tell you it was nice seeing the speed of the blades.
I had replacement parts, but today im going to replace the set with
metal ones from ALIGN.

I had to lower collective setting to -60% to make it a bit more dosil.


I have heared that there will be a new head coming out for the 36 which can also be used on teh 37 it is basically the same as the design on the TREX so it will be the bellhiller type. but I am still waiting for more information on this.. if it comes in I will let you guys know.. i think it kinda looks like the one army posted a couple of pages back
Old 08-01-2006, 11:37 AM
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

Cepeda, nice looking bird! I like your antenna route. I may do that too. Does the align bellcrank fit in perfectly?
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

Thanks!

I have to wait until wed. The place is closed today.

I will also need the washout plate too, to mount the new bellcranks.

I will let the forum know ASAP.


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Cepeda, nice looking bird! I like your antenna route. I may do that too. Does the align bellcrank fit in perfectly?
Old 08-02-2006, 12:59 AM
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

HI there
anybody got any experience with HOBBIE GUY RC STORE ?(any feedback), I WILL ORDER MY align feathering shafts FOR MY 37 SOON.
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Default RE: WALKERA 37

Someone asked about the 180 Walkera brushless motor.

Well , here's the verdict.. IT SUCKS!

During hover,, white smoke started to come out!

IT fried. The motor is no good.

I'm so pissed with the guy who sold it to me.

SO , if anyone here can recommend a motor kit...

Please advice,

Thanks.

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Default RE: WALKERA 37

sorry cepeda, helliwanabe and I have had good luck with ours... look back on the thread and you'll see which one we bought. It came from Taiwan with PHENOMENAL shiping times. I think I got mine in 3 days, standard shipping.

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Default RE: WALKERA 37

Well Today I put out real money.

I got the park flyer by elite 400 Brushless motor 3700 RPM

and the Aling 35A ESC..


I tell you this, Its far superior.. I programmed the ESC to startup nice and slow..

not like " soniebees video were you get a burst of power" which was happening to me

also with the wlakera ESC and brushless motor..and you loose start direction of your copter.

I will give more detail on thie ESC later. It has far more power than before.

I had to change the gear sproket on the motor head, it was tough, but it had to de done.


Concerning the ALign metal bellcrank arms... They can't be adapted with the current head.

I almost have the entire head assembly , so i will go ahead and upgrade the entire thing to

match the Trex450 pro.. I will cost me less then 100 bucks..with the current parts I have already..

When I do. i will show the pics.

Thanks



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sorry cepeda, helliwanabe and I have had good luck with ours... look back on the thread and you'll see which one we bought. It came from Taiwan with PHENOMENAL shiping times. I think I got mine in 3 days, standard shipping.


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