Bugs 2 & Battery charge questions

Discussion in 'Parts & Components' started by Budsy, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Budsy

    Budsy Active Member

    1. Where do we get parts for the Bugs 2? (Wanting a second battery and prop guards)

    2. Can I use my RC car lipo charger on my quad copter lipos?
     
  2. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    MJX has a "store" on Ebay - find them and send them a message. When the bugs 3 came out, parts were hard to find for a while. I won't be surprised if it's the same with the Bugs 2. Linparts.com was the first place to have the parts for the 3, so you might check there. They're expensive, though!
     
  3. NoFlyAways

    NoFlyAways Member

    If your charger has banana connectors, you can get XT30 charge leads off Ebay and should have no problem charging with it as long as it will do 2s batteries. Best to balance charge too. Also, JayDrone on Youtube has a video where he wraps a bugs 3 battery with a little shrink wrap and it fits nice and snug in the bugs 2. My Bugs 2 should be here Friday and my 2 extra batteries got here yesterday. Happy flying!
     
  4. Budsy

    Budsy Active Member

    Thanks! Now I need a new motor due to a crash. Can't find any for it.
     
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  5. Colin Hyatt

    Colin Hyatt New Member

    I often saw some people use quad battery as car battery, so you can use your RC car lipo charger on your quad copter lipos.
     
  6. NoFlyAways

    NoFlyAways Member

    Oh No! Is it hard to fly, or are you just a new pilot? I used to have a couple Blade collective pitch helicopters and I got pretty good with my orientation practicing on a simulator. I'm hoping I can avoid crashing, at least for a while. Lol
     
  7. NoFlyAways

    NoFlyAways Member

    I'm pretty sure they are the exact same motors as the bugs 3. You can get those on EBay for about $11.
     
  8. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    Did you hunt down the MJX folks on Ebay?
     
  9. NoFlyAways

    NoFlyAways Member

    No I didn't. Just from what others have said, and seeing the specs on both quads. I believe they are the same motors.
     
  10. Budsy

    Budsy Active Member

    They actually look different. Not the same motors. Maybe same specs, but different motors.

    Crashed because I did not see a cable from a distance, prop hit it.
     
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  11. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    I would be very surprised if they are the same motors. The Bugs 3 is larger, heavier, and a lot faster.
     
  12. NoFlyAways

    NoFlyAways Member

  13. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    Wow...I saw a side-by-side speed test with both Bugs 2 models and the Bugs 3. The Bugs 2's were pretty much same performance, but the Bugs 3 was a ton faster. What's weird is that the B2C's motor looks like it's in a plastic case.
     
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  14. NoFlyAways

    NoFlyAways Member

    Maybe the difference is because of the bugs 3 not having gps and that it has high and low rates on it. Flight controller programmed a little hotter for high rate? My Bugs 2w came yesterday and I took it out for the maiden flight! SO easy to fly. GPS makes it feel a little sluggish, but it just hovers so nice and altitude hold makes is almost fly itself. Because the added weight and power, it actually feels easier to fly than the Syma X5C-1 that I gave to my nephews. Video wasn't too bad either. Already tried the return to home feature too.....LOL
     
  15. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    The reviews on the B2 models seem to be universally positive. The camera on the B2C seems to leave a bit to be desired, though. MJX is really building some great quality quads for the price points. It's going to be really interesting to see what they come up with in the future.
     
  16. NoFlyAways

    NoFlyAways Member

    Yes, I totally agree. MJX is allowing a lot more people to enjoy the hobby with very nice easy to fly quads at great prices. I sort of feel like I should have bought a Bugs 3, done the transmitter mod for more range, stuck the fpv camera in it from the bugs 6 and bought goggles. Could have done that all for about what I paid for my bugs 2w. I could have added a gimbal and GoPro later. Guess I'll have to buy a transmitter and build a smaller fpv quad now. Oh well. lol
     
  17. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    I know a guy who did that with a Bugs 3: 600mw vtx, Runcam Owl, DALRC OSD with GPS. Its amazing. And once he was done with all the experimentation, not too expensive for the finished product. Along the way he spent a small fortune trying everything out though. I think he went through like 5 cameras, 3 vtx's...yikes.
     
  18. NoFlyAways

    NoFlyAways Member

    Ouch! I have a few cables by my house I need to avoid too. Been lucky so far. BTW, I got my Bugs 2 and I ordered 2 bugs 3 batteries off of Amazon for about $30. All you need to do is put a couple large rubber bands around the battery lengthwise and it will fit in nice and snug and you've got spare batteries for the bugs 3! I can confirm because I flew it yesterday and they never moved in the quad. Was kind of disappointed with flight time though. Not quite 10 minutes. Hopefully it was because it was the first charge on the packs? Best of luck and enjoy!
     
  19. Budsy

    Budsy Active Member

    This is a cool option too!

     

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