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Old 06-04-2010, 01:02 PM
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I have a new heli on the way I'm anxious to get it so I can start the build. This is my first time into the world of flybarless.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:49 PM
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NICE !!!! [sm=thumbs_up.gif]
Very jealous here in SE Mass LOL [sm=crying.gif]
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5 more days to go before it get here.

I just bought some stuff for it.I went with the CC BEC PRO , Turnigy 5000mah 40C 6Sfor power, AR7000 receiver.
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5 more days to go before it get here.

I just bought some stuff for it.I went with the CC BEC PRO , Turnigy 5000mah 40C 6Sfor power, AR7000 receiver.
Hey T... thought you were consolidating! LOL! Great find on the bird. Not so great a find on the BEC, though. While I know you're using 6S and the BEC should be okay,please remember this... if you ever want to go to 12S on this BEC, do not. An RCUfriend of mine, Randy (RMG2) put one on his 12S Compass 6HV and it lasted only a couple of flights. It fried and took out virtually all his electronics. Castle has owned up to problems with this BEC at 12S and is replacing Randy's BEC, but he's still out the cost of electronics at last update (his servos are covered under a crash-replacement program, but still not at 100%). Just be careful, bro. I would not want to see you lose everything with this helicopter.

Can't wait for your build to start!

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ORIGINAL: noobflyer01

5 more days to go before it get here.

I just bought some stuff for it.I went with the CC BEC PRO , Turnigy 5000mah 40C 6Sfor power, AR7000 receiver.
Hey T... thought you were consolidating! LOL! Great find on the bird. Not so great a find on the BEC, though. While I know you're using 6S and the BEC should be okay,please remember this... if you ever want to go to 12S on this BEC, do not. An RCUfriend of mine, Randy (RMG2) put one on his 12S Compass 6HV and it lasted only a couple of flights. It fried and took out virtually all his electronics. Castle has owned up to problems with this BEC at 12S and is replacing Randy's BEC, but he's still out the cost of electronics at last update (his servos are covered under a crash-replacement program, but still not at 100%). Just be careful, bro. I would not want to see you lose everything with this helicopter.

Can't wait for your build to start!

Scott
Thanks for the heads up about that BEC Scott. I will run 6S on this heli to start and maybe 8S down the road maybe. I will defintely keep my eye on it. I will quickly upgrade the ESC to something more reliable ASAP. Probably the CC ICE 100a or the Jazz 80a. I forgot to put the newly released 3G usb link cable and software in my cart. I will have to get it later.
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T, I've been reading a lot about the 3G unit. Make sure you get at least V2 software for the FCS... I'm sure you know that already knowing you and your passion for helicopters!

Scott
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Got It Scott.  Thanks again.  You sure know about electronics!  I believe the 3G units in the 550e kits is the V2 version.   Or at least I hope so. [&:]

If you have some more info share the wealth   I want this build to be absolutely perfect.
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That's about it, T. I'm gonna watch this build. I'm sure with your talent, it will be a great service to others, and perfect, as well!

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My receiver, battery and bec came in the mail today.   

that 6S 5000mah is huge and heavy!  



3 more days and it will be mine. 
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You have any problems getting your Turngiy battery from HK?
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ORIGINAL: trickle007

You have any problems getting your Turngiy battery from HK?
I bought this one from a US retailer. Iavoided buying 5000mah lipos from HCbecause of the intense screening of airborne packages over there. Things should be getting back to normal at HCin about 2 weeks.

here's a quote from HC:
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Air transport delay, now resolved.
The previous weeks airport delays were due to increased parcel screening. Thankfully these delays are now behind us and we can focus on clearing the order backlog.
For those customers with a parcel thats not showing a tracking number correctly, or non at all, please do not be concerned, this may be due to a shortage in EMS/Air Parcel forms.
Because of this, your parcel may arrive before the tracking numbers register on the website.

We plan to be back to 24hr ship-out times within 2 days.
Thanks again for your patience and understanding during this period. end quote
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Noob,
better change that signature!!

I've got quite a few flights on my 600 now and realy enjoy it. That 550 looks like the killer setup though.,[sm=thumbup.gif]
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Thanks Steve.    my kit should be here tommorrow.   I'm dieing to get started.  I'll make sure to take plenty of pictures during the build and give out as much information as I can.  </p>
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woot!    my kit finally arrived.   stay tuned folks!
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Let's take a look at what's in the box.   The canopy is absolutely stunning!
 
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Hey Tuan , I really like the canopy! I would like to get one for my 500 like that. Maybe an after market company will do one.Let's go bro get her done......................
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Thanks Dave.  I really like the canopy too!   Its alot bigger than the T500. I'm almost done with the build.   with only the tail linkages and swash linkages are needed to be done.

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I retail for this canopy is $82 usd [X(]   that's steep for a canopy.   Hopefully Fusono canopies will be cheaper when they make some.

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Nice looking build congrats. How do you like FBL compared to flybar? I mean from a build perspective.
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thanks Trickle.  Its really easy to build this heli.  its big so electronic placement is easy. The head takes only 10 minutes to complete.  

I should be done soon.
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Looking outstanding, T! Can't wait to hear your impressions of the 3G unit in terms of setup, etc. Have fun, bro!

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the build is complete.  I just have to setup the 3G unit and its done.  I'll get some pictures up later.
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she's all built mechanically.  Just need to setup the FBL unit.   Tommorrow I will discuss my build and issues I had during the build.   More pictures for now.


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Tuan,man that is a nice looking bird. Waiting to hear how she fly's. Nice job bro.............................
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Looks great, T!

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