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Ordering a BCP - What else I could need

Old 06-19-2006, 12:14 AM
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Default Ordering a BCP - What else I could need

I will order a Blade CP and put aside the Training gear set and the Crash kit, what else I could need or would be a must? Also, any special tools are needed to make adjuments?

It will be my first heli and I have already trained on a simulator.

BTY, I have a NiMh peak charger.

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Old 06-19-2006, 01:30 AM
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I would add a ball link plier and pitch guage for tool and more spare blades and tail motors not right away but you'll need them.
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:04 AM
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The new ones shipping have a crash kit in it. And aa batteries.
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:59 PM
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You should get plastic blades since the woodies won't last you very long incase you ding it. I didn't know they were putting in a crash kit and batteries thanks for the info. debbie. Jimmi
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Old 07-29-2006, 03:16 PM
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I am also logging simulation time. However I do not know exactly how the Cp responds so I couldn't calibrate closely. Is the simulator really going to speed up the learning curve when my CP arrives?
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:06 AM
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Oh yeah, crash kit and aa batteries for the transmiter. I have not tried the plastic blades. I know the plastic blades on the CX shatter, so not sure about the aftermarket ones for the CP. They are cheaper to replace. However some have modified and fixed their broken woodies until there just wasn't enough to fly the bird. So a modeler does what a modeler does.

Have fun. Flight sim? Priceless for anything you want to learn how to fly. If nothing else it will help you see what will happen in orientatin problems and other flight control situations without the expense of replacing parts.

Hope that helps and encourages.

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Old 07-30-2006, 03:25 AM
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I am fairly sure that your kit will include a LiPo battery and charger , if it doesn't and just has NiMh batts just use them until you get your 4 point hovering mastered. Also if you get an extra battery pack remember to let your heli cool down a while after burning up a full pack...good luck.Sleepster..
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:41 AM
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Default re cp spares:

I started with a BCP and no sim. And no help. My recommended spare parts list:
1. lots of blades
2. a couple of main shafts
3. tail motor
4. tail rotor
5. body/boom set
6. extra batteries(lipos cost more but very much worth it)
7. rc car body clip to replace the pin in the main shaft

Sim time is IMO worth every minute spent. Don't worry about wether it's like you're heli or not. In the end it won't matter. Fly'em all. Especially the hard ones. You'll get a good feel for helis and yes, the the result will be the BPC learning curve will be much better than the way I did it!
Good luck, JIm
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:58 AM
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That's reassuring. I do put harder and harder settings in my sim like wind and turbulence. One thing I notice though is that unlike in the beginning where I consciously remember which does what, it becoming second nature.
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