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Old 02-02-2010, 02:24 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

I would just get either the D or the Madhawk 300 from xheli. They are right in California.
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

I almost pulled the trigger on the creata 400...$279 ant jaghobbies...but I think to advanced for me the controller looks like it can control the space shuttle!! haha!!
Old 02-02-2010, 08:44 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

That would be way over your head and I did some research it does not seem to be that good of a heli anyway with out dumping money into it.

You need to RESEARCH on the forums before you buy any helicopter. Anyone who is buying one should do that. You can never do enough research, and learning.
Old 02-02-2010, 09:15 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

I think I'm still sticking with the 180d....yea I'm still researching
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

I found a few on ebay with diffent combos xtra blades, batteries, cases etc etc...I've dealt with some of the sellers before so I might go with one of them.
Old 02-03-2010, 11:10 AM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Can I use this to charge multiple batteries for the 180d? [link]http://www.helipal.com/multi-charge-cable-jst-plug.html[/link]
Old 02-03-2010, 12:51 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Depends if you charger is able to charge multiple batteries at a time.
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

I was gonna get the thunder AC6 smart charger...so u just plug it in and set the voltage? I was wondering how u would set the charger.
Old 02-03-2010, 01:56 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Jeez... you have some reading, and research to do. Lipo's are very dangerous if not handled correctly and safely.

I would stick to charging one battery at a time.

Just my opinion

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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

yea your probably right...just stick to charging 1 at a time.
Old 02-03-2010, 06:05 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

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I was gonna get the thunder AC6 smart charger...so u just plug it in and set the voltage? I was wondering how u would set the charger.
Hey again Macz,

Just read within [link=http://www.helipal.com/multi-charge-cable-jst-plug.html]your link[/link] - it gives a guide to setting up your charger - "Connection Example - GE B6 Li-Po Charger, output set to 1A for 3.7V 1200mah batteries (1.5A for [multiple] 7.4V batteries)" The Walkera 180D has a two-cell (7.4V) lipo.......[sm=wink_smile.gif]

Does the Thunder AC6 smart charger come with all the necessary cables? - the linked charger (GE Power B6 Li-Po Charger) comes with a T-join male to JST male for joining the circuit. You have to do all the research...........

Peter[sm=shades_smile.gif]
P.S. It is possible, but what do you need another charger for? I have multiple wall adapters and chargers that wa in the box with each model plugged around my places of work (as well as home) - some are Esky & some are Walkera - they all charge at 0.8A
Old 02-03-2010, 06:20 PM
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Hey Pgroom
Well I had no idea Gary was president, nor did the company reside in Maine! AWESOME! I am hoping next time I am down visiting the inlaws Gary and I can get together, meet him, do some flying, maybe get some hints and tips, that type of stuff is always a plus.
As far as the bolt and nut that holds the blade on... I am not sure how to help you figure it out on here. You do not have one in the blade holder you can compare it to? It is a small phillips head silver bolt, about 1/4'' long with a lock nut, so look for that combo and you should be good to go. Hope that helped some.
Talk to you guys soon
Hey again George,

I figured it out by a process of elimination - the only nuts in the kit fitted eight suspects - but only two counter-sunk machine screws (with no tapering) THEY ARE THE ONES! Thanks for your help - I'm back in the sky now and loving it![sm=devious.gif]

Peter[sm=shades_smile.gif]
P.S. No, I didn't have anything left in the blade holder to compare it to - having lost everything - but it's all good now. As they say, "Up, up & A-w-a-y......."[sm=49_49.gif]
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

How long does it take for parts to come in from say China and Hong Kong?
Old 02-05-2010, 04:45 PM
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Depends, if air mail not to long, a week. But typically at least 14-18 days.

To damn long, that is why I always buy from USA if possable, and shipping will be cheaper then china also.

George
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Depends, if air mail not to long, a week. But typically at least 14-18 days.
To damn long, that is why I always buy from USA if possable, and shipping will be cheaper then china also.
Hey again George,

Typically it only takes 5-8 working days from HongKong to me in Australia![sm=wink_smile.gif] Perhaps you should think about moving over here!

Peter[sm=shades_smile.gif]
P.S. Seriously though, George is correct on times to you guys on the east coast of the US.
P.P.S. Could you do me a favour and provide a couple of links to Walkera parts sellers in the US. I only have bookmarks for HongKong & Australia ATM - ta!
Old 02-07-2010, 09:32 AM
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I either buy my parts from Xheli.com. (shipping for parts is only like 4.00 from California) or I buy a good aount of stuff (DD kit, batteries, etc..) from RTF-Heli.com
I also use Ebay alot depending on the deals I can get But I like going through RTF-heli.com, and xheli if I can not get what I need from RTF-heli.com. With RTF-heli e-mail Dane (owner) if you are looking for something that is CB180D related not on the site and he may have it. Eventually he plans on being a full one stop shopping for the CB180D/Q and Madhawk 300. I bought aa new main motor from him he did not have listed.

Where has GTX gone?

take care
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:06 AM
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ORIGINAL: gagallagher04401
I either buy my parts from Xheli.com. (shipping for parts is only like 4.00 from California) or I buy a good aount of stuff (DD kit, batteries, etc..) from RTF-Heli.com
I also use Ebay alot depending on the deals I can get But I like going through RTF-heli.com, and xheli if I can not get what I need from RTF-heli.com. With RTF-heli e-mail Dane (owner) if you are looking for something that is CB180D related not on the site and he may have it. Eventually he plans on being a full one stop shopping for the CB180D/Q and Madhawk 300. I bought aa new main motor from him he did not have listed.
Where has GTX gone?
take care
Hey again George,

Thanks for those!!
If you have a direct question for Gary that is not time sensitive you can post it and, chances are, he will read it in passing and answer for you If it is time sensitive - you need the answer now - it is best to ask him via [link=http://super-skids.com/]his website[/link] - I think "Reseller Information" has a link within it to admin............[sm=50_50.gif]
He visits and reads an amazing amount of info (and some cr@p on other threads) - and I'm sure he will be happy to help if he can!!
I have tried most of the Super-skids products now - and think they are all very good quality! As I posted at the top of this particular thread, my ever-expanding hanger includes many different brands and they are all supported by his after-market products to varying degrees[sm=wink_smile.gif] - I highly recommend nearly all of the products found @ super-skids.com

Peter[sm=shades_smile.gif]
P.S. I don't think he will mind me typing all that..........
P.P.S. Dane's online store (RTF-Heli.com) is the second whose rumoured to expand during 2010. Tony (Barak1001) is also opening an online store soon (I assume in Alabama) - with Esky upgrades I think (although he is keeping it all very tight-lipped for now). Sorry I don't know any more details
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Ok, to start i have the cb180d also. i no more than got 50 feet away and my tail either stopped or went full speed causing it to go out of control. seriously 50 feet range? is their a better rx out their maybe? im runnin the 2402 tx.

blades.. stock are well POS. so the esky big lama blades are identical in size? i did some research and they seem to be different. does this cause any issues?

the heli seems real durable its just the blades are total crap.

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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Correct the stock blades are like glass.

The "B" blades on the BIG lama work and fit pertfecty, one of the best upgrades for this little heli.

Get spare tail blades they break easy as well, or go with DD kit.

As for as range yup, there is a problem. My fix (have not tested yet due to weather) a bushed motor creates a magnetic field with causes the Rx to act funny, and the Rx is to close to the motor, move the rx towards the front of the heli as far as you can and then cut a piece of cardboard (cerial box) and tape it to the Rx so it creates a wall between the motor and the Rx. That should fix the range issue. I have not tested for sure yet, but I think it will solve it.

George
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

thanks for the quick reply, i will have to mess with this mod later on. i have had this heli since the begginning of winter and never went over 25 feet away. i finally had the guts to take it out and then this happened.

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I also removed over 45g's of un needed weight on the heli also. More could be removed if a person wanted to, the lighter this bird is, the better it will fly and handle, also less stress on the motors.

Also turn your extent to max on the Rx. It will add more cyclic movement to the bird.

With some times and small mods it can start to performa like a true FP heli.
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

So there are a lot of problems with this bird out of the box?
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No, no problems, I just like to make things better This is the way it is with anything. There is a "base" then you spend time making it better look better, perform better, wheather it be a heli, plane, or car.

check my vids out on youtube.

You will see my first real flight, I could only fly tail in, then watch the other one I made yesterday. I am boat loads better, but still learning, plus I fly aggressive LOL harder then this heli likes to be flown. But oh well

my name on youtube is gagallagher04401
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Have fun
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Read most of this thread many say the motors do not last some saying they only last a few flights. I understand about up grades but looking for a very reliable well set up FP helicopter out of the box. I want something to teach my grandson on. I have 9 helicopters at the moment. I am all so considering the ESky HB FP. Thanks
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

ive probly got 20 flights on mine with no issues. buy some good main blades and a few tail blades (tails are extremely brittle)

maybe pick up an extra tail motor as thats the one they say goes out.



but this heli is a extremely good one to learn on.


the range thing i didnt know about i had just fle around my yard then decided the other day to take her up and out a bit then the tail started spinning and it landed in a tree hehe. luckily their is a foot of snow to cushion the fall. didnt hurt a thang.


good luck on training him. should be a piece of cake. grab the one with the wk-2402 as its a sweet rx



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