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Posted by mrmj2u | Jan 09, 2013 @ 09:25 AM | 2,143 Views
Align Trex 600N to Electric Conversion using CHP kit
DS610 - Cyclic
DS650 - Rudder
AR7200BX
Scorpion 4035-500
Turnigy dlux 120HV
CC BEC Pro

HK550TT
DS610 - Cyclic
DS650 - Rudder
AR7200BX
Scorpion 4025-1100
Castle ICE 100
CC BEC Pro

Align Trex 500e
Turnigy HeliDrive SK3 4249-1600
Align RCE BL100G
CC BEC Pro
GY401B
Align ds520 - rudder
Hitec HS-225BB - cyclic
AR7000

Blade Nano CPX





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Posted by mrmj2u | Nov 30, 2012 @ 03:43 PM | 3,808 Views
While perusing the HK600GT post, I came across a link to this kit:

http://customheliparts.com/store/ind...product_id=397



I did a little searching on it and couldn't find any other builds of the kit so I set out to build one as a winter project.

I started collecting parts for this FrankenHeli as I like to call it, and this is what I have so far:

- Doner Align Trex 600N Airframe w/RJX FBL Head
- CHP 600N EDL FUT Kit
- Align DS610 cyclic servos
- Align DS650 tail servo
- Scorpion HK-4035-500
- Spektrum AR7200BX
- Turnigy Dlux 120A HV ESC
- CC BEC Pro
- 2x 6S 2700Mah Zippy Compact Batteries
- EDGE 603mm FBL Blades

As soon as the Conversion Kit arrives, I will start the build and will post pics as I go!
Posted by mrmj2u | Nov 01, 2012 @ 03:39 PM | 2,430 Views
I know this is pretty dorky, but I love my latest man cave mod... lol

Check out the pics and let me know what you think.
Posted by mrmj2u | Sep 06, 2012 @ 09:35 PM | 11,470 Views
The purpose of this build log is to document the things that I have found with this build for others who might purchase the kit.

You can purchase this kit from HobbyKing at the following link:
CLICK HERE

Trex 550e Manual Download:
CLICK HERE

So far I've been pretty impressed by the bones of the kit. There are a few items that had to be replaced on my kit:

MUST REPLACE:
- Canopy - Made of brittle plastic
- Main Shaft - Wobbles
- Skids - Too rubbery
- Main Gear - Out of round

Replace for Good Measure:
- Feathering Shaft
- Ball Link Ends
- Tail Boom - Check to make sure that the one included in your kit is not bent by rolling it on a table or counter top.
- Front TT Umbrella Gears

Here are the electronics that I will be using:
- Scorpion HK-4025-1100
- Castle ICE 100
- Castle BEC Pro
- 3x Futaba S3010 Align DS610
- 1x Phoenixtech DS602M Align DS650
- Align 3G Spektrum AR7200BX + DSMX Sat.
- Spektrum 7000 + Sat.

Now on to the build!

The first thing that I did was to tear the main frame apart to check the screws. As expected, they were not thread locked... But whatever, thats why we take these things apart!





So next I started to test fit the motor to the mount plate. Since my motor is oversized, the plate must be modified.

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Posted by mrmj2u | Jul 17, 2012 @ 11:21 AM | 3,479 Views
I love my FlySky GT3B, but I hated the fact that it takes 8 AA batteries, so I modified it to accept a 3S LiPo instead.

The modification is super easy... Just take the controller apart by removing the 5 screws on the side and 2 screws on the top near the screen. and then slowly remove the side by sliding the antenna down and out of the case.



Yank the crappy battery box out and cut the red and black wires right at the box. Solder on a Female JST Connector and shrink wrap your wires for a professional look.

Inspect all wires to be sure that there are no shorts or cut wires. Reassemble the controller, being careful to route the wires in such a way as to avoid pinching them and also in a way that will help to keep pressure off of them.

Plug in your battery and test.



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Posted by mrmj2u | Sep 28, 2011 @ 12:43 PM | 3,693 Views
I sold this bird after learning to hover on it... I put so much time and effort into it since it was my first build ever... After building and hovering it a few times, I finally crashed. While rebuilding, I decided to upgrade it. This is how it looked when I sold it:





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Posted by mrmj2u | Sep 28, 2011 @ 12:39 PM | 3,816 Views
While perusing the Hobbyking website, I had an idea... "Why not try to build a helicopter as cheap as possible and see what happens?" And so I did... This is what I ordered:

HK450 CCPM Helicopter Kit ................................ $29.99
C2830-3500kv Brushless Outrunner ..................... $10.32
HK RedBrick 30a ESC ........................................ $7.68
Three HXT900 Servos ....................................... $8.07 - Ordered extras also
Power HD 3688HB Digital Servo ........................... $20.66
EXI 450 CF Blades ............................................ $6.70
EXI 450 CF Tail Blades ...................................... $2.10
EXI 450 CF Paddles .......................................... $8.70
EXI 450 CNC Head and Tail ................................ $29.99
XMHOBBIES C401B Gyro .................................... $14.99
2200mAh 40c 3s LiPo ........................................ $17.90

Total Cost .................................................. .... $147.10

I already had an extra receiver and a tx to use with this heli...

My result is this:





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Posted by mrmj2u | Sep 28, 2011 @ 12:08 PM | 4,363 Views
So I've been in this hobby for about a year now of building these helicopters. I have built and hovered a EXI 500, then this HK600GT, and finally a HK450. My favorite of all these builds is my HK600GT. The first time I built this kit, I wound up crashing it immediately(boom strike)... It was a depressing crash that resulted in a pile of crap...

Fast forward six months and I get the urge to rebuild the 600... So I set out to use better, more expensive parts. So I buy all Align parts to rebuild the machine.

H60028 - MAIN FRAME PARTS
H60042 - TAIL BOOM X 2PCS
H60043 - TAIL CASE
H60052A - TAIL BOOM BRACE 600N 600E
H60109 - NEW TAIL ROTOR HOLDER 600 700
H60047 - PLASTIC STABILIZER FIN SET 600U
H60079 - METAL TAIL ROTOR SHAFT ASSY REPLACES H60045
HN6062 - PLASTIC SERVO NUT
H60138 - FLYBAR PADDLE 600N 600E
H60035-1 - TAIL BOOM CASE 600E
H60003-2 - MAIN ROTOR HOLDER X 2 PCS 600N 600E 600S
H60044 - TAIL ROTOR CONTROL ARM
H60159 - MAIN SHAFT SET INCLUDES HARDWARE
H60046-1 - Align Tail Pitch Assembly
H60126-87 - Align New Landing Skid/Orange
H60137 - Align Skid Pipe

Then added these electronics:

Gyro: Tarot GY650 MEMS
Tail Servo: Hyperion Atlas DC20-GMD
Cyclic Servos: HK47011DMG
Motor: Turnigy Typhoon 600H
Pinion: Mikado 15 Tooth
ESC: Hobbywing 150a Platinum OPTO
Battery: 2x 2650MaH 6S 20C LiPo - In Parallel

So here is the finished result:




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