Those Nine Eagles batteries realy are crappy (maybe I've got a batch of duff ones?) so I have done a "string and sellotape" conversion over to "e-flite" type batteries with the 190mAh "Miniaviaton" battery being the star of the show.
Fits perfectly into the cradle and just requires the relevant connector and hard wiring (soldering) onto the board.... I have knocked up a "fast" connector and, now I know it works, will fit a more streamlined version.
Flight time has increased from an "iffy" 3-4 minutes to a steady 11 minutes... quite an improvement!! In fact, EVERYTHING has improved... the increased capacity (power) is paying dividends.
I will "expand" on my findings (another time another channel)... am dealing with a bit of a crisis ATM (girlfriend in hospital) will get back to this ASAP.
Even better is "dual battery" capable! Sam gave me the idea and what a great idea too... simply solder on the e-flite connector to the Nine Eagles connector and, voila!, you can run the V2 from both batteries
Here is 6 minutes of the red V2 with Miniaviation 190mAh (e-flite) battery.... My damned hand went into cramp (the NE transmitter is a horrible thing to hold) and she crashed.... Good for 11 minutes now though!
Makes sense. Now the V2 is compatible with the MCX which is really good, Mike. I hope the extended time doesn't heat the rear rotor too much 'cos they seem to be a weak area on them. That's quite an extension in time for a motor that gets hot.
Your flying is really good now with the V2. It really moves doesn't it. Very positive action. You can't fly the MSR like that easily. It would slip about more and would need a lot of holding at that speed. (Unless the wide angle makes it look faster than it actually is - especially from left to right)
They ought to produce a big V2. If it flew like that, it would be brilliant outside!!
That was it set on the "indoor" setting and with the swashplate balls on the slowest.... nowhere near as fast as it "can" go With the swash on fast and the transmitter on "outdoor" you better watch.... it goes mental!
Overheating motors? Up here? erm, my friggin' thumb went into cramp flying it today, it was that cold! I'm going to start flying with gloves on. The NE transmitter is a horrible shape... I have quite big hands (long fingers) and am finding it a bit "bulky" to hold... the body is too fat and it's nowhere near as slick as the E-flite to hold.
The actual V2 itself is a cracking machine... you can throw them around and they respond beautifully.... the skids "are" shite, you were correct, they snap as soon as you look at them and are not superglue friendly.... araldite is good though I think the secret is NOT to crash... they are quite tough if they don't make contact with walls and objects
I'll take a vid of the "fast" one tomorrow and really crank the arse out of it (the yellow one is the fast one / fast swash) it takes a fair bit of control to do circuits with it on full pelt and it screams like a Banshee.... so, gloves, ear defenders and a safety hat I think... oh, and maybe some kevlar chaps and a chrome codpiece.