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Old 03-16-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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I cant seem to get the nose of my new CX2 to stop drifting to the right in hover. I have adjusted the main motor proportional mix trimmer pot all the way counterclockwise, and I still need full trim and a small amount of left rudder input to keep the heli from rotating cockwise.

Im very very new at this (my second day) so I may be a complete retard and have missed something.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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great little heli got my Gf one yesturday.
we havent had a problem like that with hers.
right out of the box with a stable hover.
you might want to take it back and exchange it.

sorry i couldnt help .

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Old 03-16-2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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hi did you unplug and ajust and plug back in. the control will not adjust unless you unplug and reconect the battery.

I had the same problem with mine

Hope this helps

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Hello and thanks for the replies.

When I was adjusting the pot, I would unplug the battery, adjust and try again.

As for taking it back....the rear body is showing a few signs of use

In typical newbie fashion, I've been using several batteries to fly as much as possible, and have replaced 2 blades, and the rear body is cracked around the little wings. When I purchased the heli, I bought extra blades and in preparation. I also have a new carbon fiber tail coming in the mail so Im not too worried about the rear body.

Thanks again for the help, and if anybody else has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
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Usually, adjusting the proportion pot will correct any drifting of the nose. Check that the main inner shaft rotating freely. Is the main shaft bent? If you recently replaced either blade, make sure they snap together tightly.

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check for any binding of the shafts, make sure the bearings are all greased properly.... if nothing else works it may just be a bad motor.
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not sure about the cx2, but when the original cx came on the market, there were a lot of people complaining about tail drift after a couple minutes of flight when the electronic components heated up.

Forget exactly which component in the 3 in 1, but it was solved by cutting cooling inlet and outlet holes in the canopy. some people even went as far as to remove the case of the 3 in 1 to solve it.
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Re: CX2 Drift

If the heli is drifting left rather than spinning you might want to check the control linkage adjustment from the servo. If you move your right stick sideways you can tell whuch sevo it is. If you need to adj just remove the front canopy release the rod from the ball socket from the swashplate and turn the rod end counterclockwise-lengthening the rod. Try one turn at a time. I,m new to helis too and bought a used cx2 and all the links were way out. Im not done trimming yet but at least it flies now! Hope this helps Fairplane
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Re: CX2 Drift

Hi have you tried putting the trim lever for the rudder all the way to the right and with the transmitter turn on than plugging the battery in on the heli and waiting for it to initialize and than moving the trim lever all the way to the left I have used this as a means of gaining more trim on the rudder
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:20 PM   #10
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Re: CX2 Drift

what i wound up doing after lots of experiments was throwing my cx2 in the garbage after i got my mcx. this machene is less than half the sise and flys twice as good
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