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Just in case anyone is not aware, the main gate post at the field entrance is broken at its base just at ground level. ( the bolt side post) The post is only supported by the fencing attached to it. If the fencing fails then the post will fall and …

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Post by FATBOY3237 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:56 am

Hi all on here I'm very new to this Hobby and I am always asking random questions. My normal Ref person is Zaid as he has been helping me set my second hand Raptor 30, i have just bought a e-filte blade 130x and been practicing on the pheonix sim so hoping to get my head round it all so i can really enjot flying.
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Post by Mr Moff on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:13 am

Hi Charles welcome to the forum.
You've bought a really fun heli there. There's quite a few on us here that fly them and there's a thread running at the moment about the 130x. Here's the link.

http://rdmfc.forumotion.co.uk/t3624-another-successful-afternoon#30179

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Post by Neil on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:29 pm

Hi charles,Just noticed your post I pop in and out the forum. So a late welcome.

Rappy 30 is how me and my mate started 2 years ago, and did us really well. Also still got various bits lying around. So if ya need some thing zaids got my number..

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Post by Zaidy on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:53 pm

Welcome to the forum Charlie, if you fancy coming to the indoor flying on Sat you are very welcome to come and its not too expensive its around £5, the more people there are, the cheaper it is. Also you get to meet some of the guys !

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Post by Tim on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:21 am

Will you need directions Zaidy? Smile

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Post by Zaidy on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:23 am

Tim wrote:Will you need directions Zaidy? Smile

LOL, you are funny tongue

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:32 pm

affraid hi Zaid need any help in finding your way affraid

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Post by FATBOY3237 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:22 pm

Not happy thought i would be able to fly my little blade 130 but things went a little wrong now need to find out why it is constantly spinning as i power up !! grrrr
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Post by Zaidy on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:39 pm

Guessing you might have damaged the tail motor ! Or one of the connections has become undone ! Bring it with you

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Post by Mr Moff on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:57 pm

More than likely the front bevel gear could be stripped. If it isn't and you have metal front gears then what usually happens is one of the rear gears (C or D) has stripped itself or rounded its centre on the torque tube.

A quick test is to hold the tail rotor and slowly turn the main gear by hand. If anything has stripped you should be able to turn the main gear without the tail turning.

If none of the above needs changing it may just be something in the transmitter settings that needs tweaking.



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Post by Tim on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:06 pm

Hi Charles and welcome aboard Very Happy
Cant advise on your problem, as I am not a food mixer type of guy, but you are in safe hands with Danny, Neil and Zaidy, who are all very knowledgeable about these murder death kill machines Smile
Good luck, and I hope the repairs are not too costly.

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Post by Zaidy on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:07 pm

He had a crash, it's likley it's a tail issue

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Post by Neil on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:15 pm

If ya find any broken bits. I've nearly got a complete set of standard spares. As mine all been metal upgraded. If ya need something pm me.

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Post by Zaidy on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:17 pm

Neil wrote:If ya find any broken bits. I've nearly got a complete set of standard spares. As mine all been metal upgraded. If ya need something pm me.

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Post by Mark Barnes on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:22 pm

Rear blade grip please Neil lol

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Post by Neil on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:35 pm

Zaidy wrote:
Neil wrote:If ya find any broken bits. I've nearly got a complete set of standard spares. As mine all been metal upgraded. If ya need something pm me.

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Not so much of a show off now. As just sorted a wobble on mine, reduced the gains on cyclic. And finally got it smooth, came in house to get another battery.. And the board has died

Rang HH and Sending it back to be fixed, but ive chopped the battery connection off to use a JST. So proberly voided the warrenty. Crying or Very sad

But did get to the field/swamp and hammered 5 tanks on the 600 Very Happy
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Post by Neil on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:39 pm

Mark Barnes wrote:Rear blade grip please Neil lol

Just been to check, and this is where the nearly comes in. Can only find one broken one. Cant find the good one think thrown the wrong one away. Bugger

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Post by Zaidy on Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:06 pm

Neil wrote:
Zaidy wrote:
Neil wrote:If ya find any broken bits. I've nearly got a complete set of standard spares. As mine all been metal upgraded. If ya need something pm me.

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Not so much of a show off now. As just sorted a wobble on mine, reduced the gains on cyclic. And finally got it smooth, came in house to get another battery.. And the board has died

Rang HH and Sending it back to be fixed, but ive chopped the battery connection off to use a JST. So proberly voided the warrenty. Crying or Very sad

But did get to the field/swamp and hammered 5 tanks on the 600 Very Happy

LOL, unlucky mate

It was great weather today, did you manage to park inside or outside the gate ?

Tim and myself went to the Orme for an hour or so at last min and had few good flights too with great lift :-) but I do miss not going to the field I think I have to get my helis ready again !!

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Post by Neil on Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:22 pm

Yep, just opened gate and drove in to left a little, didn't chance any more than that,just enough to let farmer passed if needed.

Had welly's on, lucky as a few deep puddles, didn't try anything stupid as if ya crashed you could submerge the whole heli in some of the them.

But really nice to get a proper toy flying. Very rusty though
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Post by Neil on Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:26 pm

Forgot to say, I didn't put down fence but thought would check when leaving and there is no battery in the box, don't know if anybody knows. Tried to ring rich as only number could think of.
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Post by Allan Patrick on Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:36 pm

The battery is away for charging. There's no cattle to worry about at present so its ok
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Post by Mark Barnes on Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:05 pm

Neil wrote:
Mark Barnes wrote:Rear blade grip please Neil lol

Just been to check, and this is where the nearly comes in. Can only find one broken one. Cant find the good one think thrown the wrong one away. Bugger

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Post by FATBOY3237 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:46 am

Hi neil im very new to the site and was wondering if you replaced the two gears that power the tail rotar (the large one in the main shaft and the small one on on the tail shaft) as i have shredded all the teath of mine on hitting some grass. Hope you dont think im being cheecky will give you a couple of quid for them as it save me waiting 4 days for mail order . naby thanks my mobile is 07789936726 .
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Post by FATBOY3237 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:41 am

Hi all i was stupid and tried to have a go at hovering my raptor on my own and it all has ended in tears Sad I paniced and the heli came down little to hard and i think the main rotor must of hit the tail boom causeing a lot of damage. Should have her up and running by the weekend fingers CROSSED, but think i might have to get Zaid help me get the basics or if anyone is willing to spend a couple of hour to help me get the hovering thing in my head.

On a good note really had fun with my blade 130x but now once i have put a new tail fin and canopy on it going to practice normal flight, but it was brillient fun and cheap to repair.

Overall conclusion need to find more "PATIENCE"
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Post by Mr Moff on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:57 am

Hi Charles, the best thing when learning is practice followed by more practice.
Practice tail in hovering as much as possible. Then once you can keep it in a locked in hover for a whole flight without thinking about what your thumbs are doing you're ready for the next step.
After this practice hovering with the tail at a slight angle, say 45 degrees so you start to see the heli from a slightly different angle. Do this looking at both sides and work a bit more on the weaker side.
I'm at the hospital a lot at the moment so I can't get to the field for a while but if you need any help let me know.
I'm at the indoor Saturdays so if you need anything just come right over.




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