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Old 04-07-2008, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Nite rig 101

Hey folks a few days ago a did a video on setting up a 450 class night rig.
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=68635

It also includes a review / setup video of the new MS Composit TAG night blades.

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Old 08-19-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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Bob,
could I just change the connector on the cold link driver and allow it to plug into a receiver channel?

If not, where did you get the small 200mah lipos?

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:57 PM   #3
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Bob,
could I just change the connector on the cold link driver and allow it to plug into a receiver channel?

If not, where did you get the small 200mah lipos?

Thanks in advance
There quite easy to get hlod of heres a link, http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...C1906923&img=l costs $19.25, hope this helps
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:53 AM   #4
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Hobby Town USA has 700/800 mAmp 2cell lipos for the Blade CX, about $22.00.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:46 AM   #5
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could I just change the connector on the cold link driver and allow it to plug into a receiver channel?

If not, where did you get the small 200mah lipos?

Thanks in advance
No the voltage at the RX is like 5 to 6V depending on your BEC/ESC. While that will work it will probably make your strings a lot dimmer than the 8.4V from a 2S lipo.

In my opinion for a 450 heli anything over 350ma pack is too heavy. If you can find one try tapping off the balance plug of your 3S pack to 2 of the cells. Trust me the power draw is so low I doubt seriously it will throw your pack out of balance at the end of the flight!

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Old 09-03-2008, 01:46 PM   #6
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:51 AM   #7
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Thumbs up Bob what do you think of this design in night kits!

FlexPro brings you a new night kit that is the atom bomb.




WWW.FlexYourREX.COM

Thanks, for looking!
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:38 AM   #8
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You know the led lights of the past have bothered me. Can you post a pic of the light from directly in front. The old style of the led shining on the glow in the dark blade I found were distracting.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:32 AM   #9
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Some people have complained about some other kits have so much light that it is almost blinding at times.
We spread the light out and use the light more effectively!
Pm me, if anyone is needing more pictures from different views!
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:50 PM   #10
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Will these Outrage packs work: http://www.helidirect.com/product_in...oducts_id=8014

Or is 31g too heavy?
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:32 AM   #11
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We have seen most people run a 2S 1200mah up too 2S 2000mah to power there accessories!
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:25 AM   #12
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In Bob's video, he shows a 400mah pack that he says lasts for hours....why do I need a 2000 or even a 1200mah pack?
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:10 AM   #13
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Not saying that is the normal, but others have used stuff they have had around! That is not being used by any other project!

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:25 AM   #14
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Will the 160mAh pack work to run the Align driver or should I get the 200mAh pack?
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...8&pid=C1906922

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:14 PM   #15
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I bought a night flying kit at the Ontario, Ca. show last year, and i'm a bit concerned about some of the post saying there's been problems with them. I'm new to night flying and watched Bob's video's on set ups and such, and i'm wondering with the Align 325 Carbon blades if I need to secure the pins you plug into them, one seems pretty tight the other no so. Also looks like I bought a Dan Apex 2S 7.4 Volt 900 mah battery, is this going to be to heavy?. I know at the purchase time I had no clue so I relied on the person at the Align booth to set me up, hope i'm alright. Also wondered if anyone knows if I can purchase the fins that reflect or show the light as i've seen on other post. Wish I had the knowledge to run them off my main battery, I don't want to start soldering connectors on a lipo as i've never done this before. Sorry for so many questions any suggestions would help big time.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:39 AM   #16
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To answer your fin question. I can make you the fins Bob is flying now, but I have some really cool ones coming out soon. See this link:

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=145788
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:18 PM   #17
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Night flying? hmmm might be easier for me, I wont panic when I cant see something....LOL
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