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Old 02-27-2010, 09:32 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

John_jrp3 you mean TX transmitter or the RX receiver? I think you mean TX but you posted RX. So the ESky big lama b blades are a direct replacement?
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

yeah wk-2402 tx sorry. long day.....

i ordered the big lama blades... still in transit.   i think they are a little longer? by like 10mm.  not enough to make a difference from what ive heard and seen on youtube.   

you can get um cheap and also check out the xtreme productions blades. they are white but ive heard good things .   i got  a set on my honey bee king 2 and they are almost indestructable, however they are alot thicker on my cp heli.   


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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Longer blades are good as it makes them more stable. I have not found anywhere that has it with the wk-2402 TX yet. What is the difference between the 01 and 02?
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:14 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

wowhobbies.com has them in both.    the 2401 is manual adjust on the tx and the 2402 is didgital with a huge backlit lcd screen.  for the extra 10 bucks its well worth it.
and they ship super fast

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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Thanks being on the other side of the country would take about a week to get here after shipped. Are the O2 TX set up where you can tame it down like I can do on my DX6i with servo travel and Expo? Wish my DX6i would work with it.
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Big lama "B" blades are direct fit. Super strong. They are the same size as stock, the stock ones are like glass. I only use the Walkera blades.

As far as the range problem there is a possable solution. The Rx sits very close to the motor, the motor creates a magnetic field with will then interfear with the Rx due to noise/ocilation. I slide my Rx forward, and folded a piece of cereal box and taped it to the Rx between the motor and Rx to create a shield from the magnetic field.

As far as teaching your grandson, this would be perfect, I have never replaced any motors (I also use the DD kit from RTF-heli.com, a good place for parts) I have flown my heli ALOT!!! never replaced any yet, but being a brushed motor like these you neve know, may last a lifetime, or just a couple of flights, you never really know, but I will say the shaft drive adds friction and resistance, and forces the motor to work harder then it wants to nor should, that is the main problem to the premature failure. The DD kit eliminates that motor, and shaft, the tail become more efficient. Also the 2 blade tail rotor that comes with the DD kit is awesome, I have yet to break it, it is very flexible. If you stay stock get plenty of spare tail blades, they break super easy just like the stock main rotor blades.

Another good spare part is the tail motor/boom holder piece, it has 4 little feet that screw to the heli frame, well mine was broke when I got my heli, at $1.95 it is worth having a couple. But I will say since I replaced the broken one, I have yet t break another one, and I have done my fair share of crashing this heli while learning.

Best parts to have on hand:
three or four spare tail blades if you stay stock
a couple sets of spare main blades (use Esky BIG Lama "B" blades, WORK AWESOME!) (I got 3 sets of "B" blades on Ebay shipped for 5.00)
A spare main motor
A spare tail motor
spare hardware set, some of the screws strip really easy, because they are so damn small

My first "Real flight" could only fly tail in at the time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loU9-oYY6_4

Taken yesterday, I try to fly the heli to hard LOL I am still learning as well
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:19 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Also servo travel is minimum on the heli, but can be adjusted for more throw.

Also you can move the fly bar links out for more responsiveness. I use the middle hole out of the 3 holes.
Old 02-27-2010, 11:53 PM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Hardware is not a problem. This is just a small part of what I have. Learned a LONG time ago you never have to much hardware.
Old 02-28-2010, 09:04 AM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

HAHa, well you have that covered
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HAHa, well you have that covered
That is about half of what I have and I keep getting more. LOL I have been into RC land vehicles for years but only started messing with air craft in the past couple of years. I have over 40 air and land RC vehicles. Been racing buggies for about 6 years.
Old 02-28-2010, 10:08 AM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

You are also on the HPI bajaforum, your name and pic look familiar. I to am on the HPI baja forum, I too have a HPI baja SS. I to have been into RC for a long time. Started with land, then planes, now heli's

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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Does the 4 in 1 on the CB180D take constant adjustment? On my 3 ESky Lama I have to keep adjusting the 4 in 1 and trim through the whole fight. On many of my helicopters I have to make small trim adjustments during fling but nothing like my ESky Lama s!
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ORIGINAL: gagallagher04401

You are also on the HPI bajaforum, your name and pic look familiar. I to am on the HPI baja forum, I too have a HPI baja SS. I to have been into RC for a long time. Started with land, then planes, now heli's

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The above picture is form Diggers Dungeon.
Old 02-28-2010, 10:47 AM
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

No the 4-1 does not take endless adjustment. To be honest only thing I adjusted on mine was the extent to get more servo travel, that is it. Been rock solid since.

George
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

WOW Hobbies wants $23 shipping and would take a week or better to get here. Does nay one know of a place on the east coast that has them with the WK2402? I can find them on the east coast with free shipping but only with the WK2401.
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I got mine from Xheli.com I do not know of anyplace on the east coast. I would get the madhawk 300 (exact same bird, I MEAN EXACT) just by exceed, but 20.00 cheaper, and xhelis shipping is reasonable if I remember right.
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

I can find them on the east coast but only with the WK2401 TX. Shipping from HeliDirect $9 and have it in 3 days but only with the WK2401 TX.

West coast $20 to $25 and take at least a week. Xheli only has them with the WK2401 and the only place I found them with the WK 2402 is WOW Hobbies on the west coast with $25 shipping and over a week wait. No big hurry as I am still looking at my options.
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I use the WK2401 TX I have had no problems. on a heli of this small caliber the other Tx is not needed, just eats batteries faster due to the Lit up display. But up to you.
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

The only reason I was wanting the WK2402 is do to the stronger signal. Batteries are not a problem as I have plenty of rechargeable. I know some do not like rechargeable in there TX but I have never had a problem.
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Well I do not think have the LEd radi is going to make a difference.

I have modded my heli to fix the range issue, but not everyone is having the range iss problem. This heli is to small to fly to far away anyway.
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Well I do not think have the LEd radi is going to make a difference.

I have modded my heli to fix the range issue, but not everyone is having the range iss problem. This heli is to small to fly to far away anyway.
According to the manufacturers web site the 2402 has a stronger signal then the 2401. I do agree that being so small you are limited to the distance a person can fly particularly for a OLD BLIND guy like me. Just I have read about a few issues with the range problem with the 2401.
I am now considering the Eflite SR as if he gets where he can fly it well then we can bind it to a DX6i.
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Well i think to be honest, if I did it over I would go with the Honey Bee Fixed pitch, and get there newest model (V3 I think)?

A nice learner, can be flown harder then the cb180D, and parts are cheap, and there are many mods out there for it.

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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

ORIGINAL: John_jrp3
yeah wk-2402 tx sorry. long day.....

i ordered the big lama blades... still in transit. i think they are a little longer? by like 10mm. not enough to make a difference from what ive heard and seen on youtube.

you can get um cheap and also check out the xtreme productions blades. they are white but ive heard good things . i got a set on my honey bee king 2 and they are almost indestructable, however they are alot thicker on my cp heli.


Hey John,

I bought my CB180D from [link=http://www.besthobbysite.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=150_152&products_id=12592]BestHobbySite in HongKong[/link] - closer to me - but I can't help with US sellers for you[]

I have tried the Xtreme "B-blades" from my Big Lama and did not have good results at all[:'(]. But, the HP Rotor "B-blades" (also designed for the Big Lama) are wonderful!!!!!!......go figure[sm=confused.gif]

Peter[sm=shades_smile.gif]
P.S. I think the Xtreme root is a lot thicker in the blade grip and doesn't allow it to centrifugally straighten out[sm=49_49.gif]
P.P.S. The HP Rotor B-blades (pic below left with crimson tips) are great[sm=thumbs_up.gif]
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

I also have the HBFPv2 and think that bird is a bit squirrily in hover - so would discourage the average undedicated first-time flier....... But I think this CB180D is the way to go - cheap parts & stable in hover![sm=thumbs_up.gif]
I don't have a Blade SR to compare - but I don't think there is enough long-term data or info out there as it is only a new addition to some fliers "hangers"

Peter[sm=shades_smile.gif][sm=50_50.gif]
P.S. My CB180D came with the 2402 Tx...........
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Default RE: Walkera CB180D - just got it!

Yup the HP Rotor B-blades (in post 98 by pgroom are the ones I use) Love them on the CB180D.

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