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    Worth getting a QR-1 for $30 off craigslist

    Guy says he replaced a blade and now it won't leave the ground. Is this believable? Comes with a couple of batteries and extra props and such. Wants $30 for it, I wanna know if it ever will get back up. Want to learn on a small quadcopter the basics before going big.

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    Sounds like he put the wrong blade on it. They are labeled A and B if you put the wrong one on it wont fly. IF that is the case it is an easy fix and woudl be a steal at $30 if everything else is in good shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    Sounds like he put the wrong blade on it. They are labeled A and B if you put the wrong one on it wont fly. IF that is the case it is an easy fix and woudl be a steal at $30 if everything else is in good shape.
    What if it isn't this? What are the common problems that make this little thing unflyable?

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    im not to sure on the a and b but if he has a pic of the copter and the blade colors arnt equal then could it be that he has the wrong blade on?
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    Color of the blade does not mean anything. You can miss match colors as long has you have the A and the B blade in the correct location.

    If it is not the blade it could be a bad motor, If not a bad motor the board is bad. There is just not a lot that can go wrong with these things they are simple with virtually no moving parts.
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    Here is what it shows. That's what his description says, all motors run but won't get off the ground.

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    I cant say for sure but I THINK the front right blade is the wrong one.
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    Hmm. Ok so I'm on the fence. He's not that close to drive to make it worth it but I'm not sure if it's the blades or not

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    if all else fails a new circut board can be had for about 14 buck over at daller hobbyz
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    Is that another common failure, circuit board? I just don't want to pick it up realize its something that is going to cost 30 more bucks and then for another 10 realize I could have had a brand new one.

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    true!

    but i dont know about comon failures with the mini quad .i was just looking around dollarhobbyz. what they do is basicaly like a chop shop. buy the copter and take it apart.....but i dont know where you are. so shipping could easly put the bill up to 20 plus .then your into a new price range....least you could use this one for parts.
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    I saw that ad too and thought about it. But I could not justify it. Dollarhobbyz is located in the same State ( MN ) that this item is for sale. Circuit board is about $14, Shipping $3.
    I ordered from Dollarhobbyz Tuesday, got my stuff Wednesday. But I'm only 30 miles from there location too.
    I guess if I was in the market I would go get it. ( but for $25, heck offer $20! )
    Plus if you get a poor quad. It becomes your parts heli and order just a normal qr-1 without remote for under $50.
    But used is always a risk.
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    Well since I'm from at least a half hour drive from this guy I figured I'd see if he comes to the city every once and a while or if he'd ship. Got a smart response back so I'll pass. Not gonna drive a decent distance for something I know doesn't work

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