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Old 02-27-2007, 07:00 PM
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I tried using some Modelmaster Enamel to paint the blade tips for better visibilty but it did not stick and just peeled off ....anybody know a paint that will stick to the Carbon Fibre (not sure) blade material ???

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Old 02-27-2007, 11:47 PM
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can anyone with the blade cx body or the police body tell me the dimensions of that little wing on the tail section. I just need to know what is the length from one side of the heli to the other, and I would like to know how far in from the tip of the tail is it positioned. I am making a custom case for my blade cx2 (which does not have the back fin) and I might buy the police body later on so I need to know how big of space to make in my case

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Old 05-27-2007, 08:31 PM
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i just picked up a blade cx2 yesterday (saturday) and love it. its my first venture into r/c helicopters and flying in general. my only problem is in having trouble keeping the blades together lol. its very fun to fly outside but i think i have some more adjustments to make cause it likes to move on its own. very nice heli for beginners and cant wait to mod it alittle more (i have the aluminum flybar holder deal) once i get better at flying it.
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:47 AM
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just went out for a 5 minute flight or so and am really getting the hang of it. im used to r/c cars and trucks so i keep trying to get it to yaw left or right with the right joystick question though, how much of a breeze does it take to upset the cx2? im doing most of my flying out side and there is a slight off and on breeze but it is doing okay when im low to the ground and the heli is protected by the house. however i got alittle out of control, hit the gas and up she went. regained control and it must have been hit by a breeze cause it fell 30+ feet down to the asphalt and busted the nose. the leaves werent moving or anything so i dont know what happened. might have to get a boom tail sooner then i antisipated.
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:17 AM
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welcome to Wattflyer, 85!

those CX's are affected by the slightest breeze until you both; get the hang of flying them, and do some mods, such as the boom mod. the CG needs to be more forward to fly in the breeze. they won't ever be a windy day heli, though.
have fun and wind free days!
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Pony Pirate View Post
I tried using some Modelmaster Enamel to paint the blade tips for better visibilty but it did not stick and just peeled off ....anybody know a paint that will stick to the Carbon Fibre (not sure) blade material ???

Jack
hey Jack,
sorry for tha late response and I don't know if you ever got an answer or not, but if you're still wondering...
try taping the tips where you want to paint them then sand the shine off. this will give the paint something to "bite" to. you can use your enamel then and shouldn't have any more problems.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by xuzme720 View Post
welcome to Wattflyer, 85!

those CX's are affected by the slightest breeze until you both; get the hang of flying them, and do some mods, such as the boom mod. the CG needs to be more forward to fly in the breeze. they won't ever be a windy day heli, though.
have fun and wind free days!

thanks xuzme, i should buy stock in these things the way im going through parts. just broke my last blade and bent my new aluminum flybar/ upper blade hub deal. they dont like falling 50 feet through trees and landing on asphalt.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:40 PM
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ouch! I'm sorry to hear that, gotta stay away from those trees!
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:08 AM
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Hi,Qwik question for you
What is the toggle switch at the top left side of the ,
Blade CX2 Radio transmitter for ???
I`ve been flying it outside for sometime now , works good. Can I fly it out this winter let`s say -20 'C
What do you think
Thanks for your help
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by milkman View Post
Hi,Qwik question for you
What is the toggle switch at the top left side of the ,
Blade CX2 Radio transmitter for ???
I`ve been flying it outside for sometime now , works good. Can I fly it out this winter let`s say -20 'C
What do you think
Thanks for your help
Milkman

The toggle switch on the top left side is a trainer switch, if you were teaching someone how to fly you can hook a cable up between two transmitters and hold that switch up and it allows the other transmitter to take the control of what ever your flying.

I dont know your other question, Id say just try it to see if it works then you'll know.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:35 PM
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Hey and for those of you that know the orange county chopper show out of New York on "TLC", the latest episode they are building a helicopter bike. They had some local helicopter flyers come in and they were flying "Blade CX2's." They let Paul jr. and some other people at the shop fly them and they donated the helicopters to the O.C.C. shop. It was a good episode you should watch if it comes back on again.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by david212 View Post
The toggle switch on the top left side is a trainer switch, if you were teaching someone how to fly you can hook a cable up between two transmitters and hold that switch up and it allows the other transmitter to take the control of what ever your flying.

I dont know your other question, Id say just try it to see if it works then you'll know.
I fly mine in the winter outside. My flight time is much lower though. A modification,I did to mine,was to cut the flybar shorter,and replace the weights with lighter wheel collars. The heli dosen't see/saw,or try to climb up into a hover when you are in FF. It also runs longer,since you are turning less weight on the rotor head. I just cut my flybar(a old one),right behind the "
hook end" and removed the stock rubber boots,and weights. Then I used 2 small wheel collars,and 2 BladeCP flybar weights. It still flys smooth,and dosen't try to fight you,when you input control,(you won't notice this until you fly a moded one). The heli goes where YOU want it to go,and will stay in FF as long as you have the stick pushed forward. Ron
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:07 AM
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Here is a short video of my Blade CX flying in my garage tonight.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xias5wmcQk[/media]

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Old 04-29-2008, 02:05 PM
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I just finnished the conversion on the CX2. Man what a diffrence in performance! It actually fly's much better,outdoors in the wind 5-10mph.With the added power of the Xtreem motors,and the tail boom (the wind dosen't push the heli around so much),the heli flys like a diffrent machine. I plan on adding the alum grips,and lower hub,plus the Xtreem upper and lower blades to it. Ron <a href="[media]http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d86/rks1949/Heliocopters/?action=view&current=IM001228.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d86/rks1949/Heliocopters/IM001228.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <a href="http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d86/rks1949/Heliocopters/?action=view&current=IM001227.jpg" target="_blank

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Old 04-29-2008, 02:39 PM
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Here's a couple more,Ron
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:18 AM
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I got some metal upgrades like the blade grips and over all the heli seems to weigh alot more, plus when they bend its hard to diagnose and straighten out.Metal upper rotor head a MUST though. Plastic Xtreme blades are bullet proof just get some plastic grips or make your own out of old stock blades.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:11 AM
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Looks good, Ron S. I'd like to build a hopped-up CX2 some day with complete after market and upgraded parts. But using only the parts that have high praises and the best flying results.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:23 AM
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Yeah,it really flys well now,I tried to fly it in the wind yesterday. It could handle 5-10mph wind,but when it got up to 15mph it would go backwards only! Ron
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:13 AM
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Ron, that is sweeeeeet lookin!! I just finished flying my CX-2 a few minutes ago in my gararge. It is so nice having a CX around when the winds are blowing and the rain is crashing down. My Trex is almost ready for a maiden hover, can't wait to fire that bad boy up!!

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Old 05-06-2008, 01:16 PM
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Thanks,CTD! I end up putting more flights on it,than everything else,it never get's boring! There's allways a challenge to try,land on this,or fly under that table,ect. Since the conversion it really flys well,outside. Had it out yesterday in 5-8mph wind,and it did well! You will love the Trex. I still get "the pucker factor" going when flying the 450 though!:o I ordered a HBFP Sat.(that's the ones we were flying, (Team Terror)when Ray was trying to help us flying helis) he had his work cutout for him. I beat that heli like a "rented mule",and it came back for more! Now I want one for "more relaxed flying". They are a great little heli,and hard to beat for the money (99.00) complete RTF. Ron
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:54 AM
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Hello
I am a rookie at this period. I have had my blade cx2 for about a week,and crashed it many times,I had to replace the stabilizer flybar and it seems to have got real unstable. The screws that go into the hub stick out now? Also played with the gain and proportional pots on the 3-1 servo. Any ideas where the pots should be?
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:59 AM
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Hello,
We've made great strides in the brushless conversion. Here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447808
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:22 AM
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Here she is with the following upgrades:
Xtreme SE180 BB motors
Xtreme upper and lower aluminum blade grips
Xtreme blades
Microheli CNC frame
Boomtown hobbies tail and indestructible landing gear
CNC swashplate
Microheli CNC lower head
3 cell 11.1 volt lipo
Weighs 1 oz more than stock.
Running Spektrum DX7SE
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:28 AM
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Do you guys think that the CX2 is a good 1st heli? I was thinking mSR, because I wanted an interesting single rotor heli, then the HBFP because of the price and ability to fly outside more eisily than the mSR. Then I considered getting something eisier, like the Blade mCX, but I thought that it was too boring. So now I have to decide between the Esky Lama V4 or the Blade CX2. They seem like the best option, unless anyone has a better suggestion. I have a bit of time to decide, because I am still building my first plane (my 1st overall) and I have to play around with that before I get something new. So what do y'all think?

Thanks, lots of help will be appreciated,
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:15 AM
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The CX2 needs too many hop up parts to be a good choice. Mine is worth close to $500 by now. With all the upgrades it is pretty sweet. The Esky is quite a bit cheaper. You are going to want to get a good transmitter first, and then buy bind n fly crafts. I bought the CX2 ready to fly first before I realized I needed a better transmitter. The MSR is a good heli that needs nothing else to be fun, and is very durable. I have crashed several times and no damage. The msr is more like a real heli, and is a good choice imho. There are tones of choices. If you get a dx7 you have 20 models that you can store in memory, so it gives you something to strive for. I have 17 helis or planes to buy.
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