Step 1: Materials
- The optional E-Flite Blade CX/CX2 motor heat sink, the hobby shop you bought the Helicopter from should have these in stock or can order one for you.
- Small Phillips screwdriver, there should be one that came with the Helicopter.
- Something to cut the zip tie with, I used a large toenail clipper, these also work good for clipping leads on components after you have soldered them to a PC Board and for cutting fishing line when attaching hooks.
- A replacement zip tie, again look with the stuff that came with the Helicopter.
- Heat sink compound, I did not use any because I could not find mine but it is recommended to use it.
- About 10 minutes.
Step 2: Disassembly
-Next you need to remove the right motor, the one on the left if you are looking at the front of the model, I suppose it doesn't make a whole lot of difference. To do this you must turn the helicopter over and looking at the underside you well find the two screws that hold the motor in place, carefully remove these screws.
-After the screws are out gently pull up on the motor and remove it from the frame.
-Using your cutting implement, cut the zip tie and unravel the wires to give you room to slide the heat sink in.
Step 3: Installing the Heat Sink and Reassembly
- Slide the other motor back in and reinstall the screws on the underside of the helicopter.
- Using the new zip tie, collect up all the wires and tie them together in such a way that they do not restrict airflow over the heat sink.
- Reinstall the body sections and go fly, or in my case go and crash it a few more times killing two more rotor blades and destroying the front body section. Guess its time to make a custom one, stay tuned.