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Tips on building my first Trex, the SE!

Old 01-04-2007, 11:53 AM
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Default Tips on building my first Trex, the SE!

I have the frame and rotor complete...

Any advise on the remaining construction that is not in the instructions, tips, etc.

I am watching Bob White's build videos...

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Default RE: Tips on building my first Trex, the SE!

Go buy some Blue thread locker

Buy a Good set of hex drivers.

Here is the set I have: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=LOSA99109

Pull every frame screw and put some thread lock on them and re-install them.

Take your time.

Check your head over carefully.

Look at the pictures closley here and you can see how I ran the antennas 1 is Vertical the other Horizontal (in black tubes)

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_52...tm.htm#5207151

Have fun

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Now then Robmoney .Welcome to the desease and follow the rules.
1 Were measurements are required DO IT TWICE and be sure_____ if not you will not have a good mechanical set up
2 Make sure your servos are connected at right angles to prevent binding when the throws commanded by your radio -----if not throws will be bad
3 Take your time -----less haste---------
4 Be neat .....track wires neatly ----Just nice
5 When built get your local Heli Pilot to check your work and ask him to help you test fly it .
Don,t be ashamed to ask for help as all Pilots I,ve met are only too happy to see new flyers in their area .This a desease which is all consuming but one I,m happy to have,good luck
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Default RE: Tips on building my first Trex, the SE!

Don't mount the gyro on top of the boom housing. Mount it under the spindle - saves the gyro from blade strike. Don't over tighten the belt. You should be able to almost touch one side to the other at the front end of the boom. Get some Gorilla gear! They pay for themselves. Make sure the tail blades are facing the right way. Tail spins counter clockwise.
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Default RE: Tips on building my first Trex, the SE!

Well I had to work today if you can believe that, so I will build some more tonight...

I will post some really clean wiring pis, trust me... I am as anal as they come on wiring... I build high end home theater audio speakers as my other hobby, I mean my OLD hobby ....

I am very detailed...

Thanks so far on the great little tips..... I will follow the rules and post my progress.

BTW! These hobbies shops are taking money if you have any extra lying around! Another $450.00 today
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LOL yes they do take money. I wish i had one around where i live so i could give it to them. All the hobby shops here sell only a few things. Noting for a Trex or any other type of electric heli. I live at the home of Army aviation and i cant find a rc hobby store? Too funny isnt it.

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