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Old 08-20-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:35 AM   #2
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My LHS just got one of these in. Got to see it fly yesterday........nice and quiet.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:32 PM   #3
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this is a great heli, love it. but of course could not leave well enough alone

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1. Deans
2. JR Voyager E skids (fuselage had to be cut to fit the new skids)
3. Futaba GY401 Gyro (stock gyro not holding well enough for this big guy)
4. HS81MG Servo for the tail (soon to be switched to a HSG-5083MG Digital)
5. Lipo saver
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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What good is a heli without a few mods?
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:57 PM   #5
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lol, true, true

just ordered the parts for a belt drive tail
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:52 PM   #6
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lol, true, true

just ordered the parts for a belt drive tail
Is there a problem with the TT?
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:12 AM   #7
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looks like a weaker plastic is being used on the tt gears compared to the original corona.

i have not had a problem in >3hrs of flight time, but I have belted tails on my corona and thought i'd try it on the funcopter.

a little easier on the FC as the shaft is 4mm, so won't have to use an adapter like you do on the corona
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:22 PM   #8
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I will be buying a FunCopter once it starts getting cold around here, usually by Halloween it's down to about 40*F. I'll use this for my outdoor winter and indoor dome flying.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:54 PM   #9
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Is there a problem with the TT?
stripped mine 3rd flight (hover) very easy to strip. How do i convert it to a belt drive tail
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:01 PM   #10
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so i have a carona ....can i use funcopter parts to keep her flying again?
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:19 PM   #11
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for the most part yes, will post more detail in a few as I had a MAJOR crash today and doing much replacement but the other way around, corona stuff to keep get the FC up!
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i have been waiting a long time for parts so i can fly my corona again....where is the best place to buy......
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:29 PM   #13
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parts are a little scarce right now, most places are saying early september
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:05 AM   #14
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Where did you find the belt drive mod/parts?
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #15
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Where did you find the belt drive mod/parts?
i sell them as a kit or i can give you the part numbers and you can order it on your own. You will need a drill press and a 4mm drill bit to mod one of the pulleys

here's my latest video with the belt drive

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so i have a carona ....can i use funcopter parts to keep her flying again?
ok, moved the entire head from the swash up from the corona to the funcopter and only had one problem.

the ball that the swash sits on is a few mm smaller on the funcopter than it is on the corona, so i used the corona part but it's not a direct fit, i had to cut it a little bit to make it fit. but all is good see above video
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:18 AM   #17
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I will be buying a FunCopter once it starts getting cold around here, usually by Halloween it's down to about 40*F. I'll use this for my outdoor winter and indoor dome flying.
One of the problems with the original Lite Machines Corona was that the main blades could become
more brittle in the extreme cold since they are plastic and could shatter and or develop stress cracks
which would cause failure midflight.

Lets hope Multiplex is using a more pliable plastic that retains these properties even in cold temps.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:21 PM   #18
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I want one of these. Seems like it not only is a big heli, but also the only FP heli i have seen that comes stock with a brushless motor. Have you crashed it? are parts hard to come by?
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:37 PM   #19
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yeah, crashed big time, parts are becoming more readily available
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:41 PM   #20
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I'd like to see a video of the crash, what did you break? get the parts yet?
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