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Old Jul 13, 2013, 08:29 PM
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So sorry to see that, and your canopy, argh! Not a good day...
I guess it could of been worse. Could of been the Goblin
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Yes always a sad day to see the big one eat the big ones. ( my 600 X-mas day massacre was a re-kit ) I'm a little confused what exactly took place ? lose power to your electronics ? would a -cough-cough "scorpion b.u.g " have saved the day ??

After having gone over it whats the $$ repair bill ?
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 08:35 PM
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We couldn't save him! The doctors just removed the oxygen,
That looks horrible...
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 08:50 PM
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Yes always a sad day to see the big one eat the big ones. ( my 600 X-mas day massacre was a re-kit ) I'm a little confused what exactly took place ? lose power to your electronics ? would a -cough-cough "scorpion b.u.g " have saved the day ??

After having gone over it whats the $$ repair bill ?
Yes, but I am sure my $3 cap would of kept it from going in. The only problem with both is that you have to actually install them!
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 08:55 PM
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It really didn't look that bad as it went in skids down! but? Both screws that hold the blades on are bent. All three aluminum lower brackets are bent. I can't count how many screws are bent.
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 10:57 PM
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It's prolly the "only" thing that sucks about this hobby.. The large ones when they take a dirt nap at times have me second guessing my involvement in building and flying them all together...Then about 24 hours later I'm chill and have the heap on the bench to repair.
The other day when I had that battery led come lose on my 550 and the scorpion bug kicked in, It really gave me piece of mind again in flying the "large" helis. . All I'm waiting for now if for beastX to come out with a self leveling or bail out system and I would think the $400 repair bills will be a thing of the past.
Sorry to hear about your crash. Know you were sooooo close to selling it as well. be sure and consider a scorpion bug on your re-build if you decide to keep your Logo.
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Old Jul 14, 2013, 04:15 AM
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I am the same, but just from the looks and weight I thought the beast are from the same sort.

It seems like the average time for 4000 is 3 and a half for hard 3D. 4500 pack get closer to 4/4:30. I will be happy with the 3 and a half because that is the same I get on the 500 pro.
I get 9 minutes of sport flying and mild aerobatics with my Trex 550 off a 5000mah pack governed at 2100rpm and come down with around 3.78v to 3.75v per cell.
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Old Jul 14, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Some final pics. A friend Pascal found he had these on his computer and sent them. I can tell they are from the maiden flight because I still had the voltage reducer for the tail on it.









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Old Jul 16, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Well your not alone Mhills .....Yesterday I had a link on my chaos 600 "fb" head pop'd off during flight....Wow what a mess ---- It's a rekit. Only im not going to do it.. Out with the old, in with the new .No more "fb" helis for me...This makes the third time I have had a link pop in the past 2 years on these "fb" helis.

Selling... Align Gp-790 Gyro - Spartan clear case quark Gyro - chaos 600 fb head - Align 550/600 v2 FB head - Spectrum Rx's ( AR8000 & AR6210 DSMX ) - tower pro 958 servos, Align 550/600 silver tail, or another part you fellas may need/want. Hit me up. Will go on the 50% off sale.

Just finished taking out all the electronics...More then likely I will keep these.. Align 600MX 1220kv motor -- Hobbywing 100amp esc -- Align Ds620. And put them into a KDS 550 FLYBARLESS build.

**Getting pretty burnt out on fb links poping off....Geshhhhh
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Really sorry to hear! Not nearly as bad, I will loose my +plus status on the 18th. Go figure it was a money making scheme. I can keep it for the same cost as a year of gold xbox membership lol! $49
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 06:21 PM
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I have never noticed the + rcg members...I have always preferred the "classic" look.

I danno....$50 got people what. . More room to store p.ms ? Seemed a lil silly to me. I say go Xbox..ha
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 06:32 PM
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I already got the xbox lol! They first gave the plus to us because we supported the community so much. I guess that all went out the window! and yea you 100% don't get anything for $50
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 08:38 PM
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So whats up Hills...Did you decide to rebuild your Logo/KDS ? if so whats the $ damage ? ( Im nosey this way ) ha

I have a lot on my table...#1. Need to start this G500 build.

#2. Going to take the electronics from the 600 and put them into a KDS 550.. ( Im right behind ya "beenflying" )

#3 Convert the Align 550 Fb over to FBL.


Question : What 550 fbl head should I go with ? DFC or is there something ele out there better ? can I use the swash plate I have now and just take off two ball links ?
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Align 550/600 silver tail
Is that the belt drive tail or TT? Is it actual Align or Chaos/Phoenixtech? If it's the belt tail I'm interested.


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Question : What 550 fbl head should I go with ? DFC or is there something ele out there better ? can I use the swash plate I have now and just take off two ball links ?
If you have the V2 550 blade grips with removable arms you can convert it to FBL by recycling the grips and adding the FBL hub pitch control arms and swash follower arms.

Also the OMG Revolution stuff is pretty good quality and inexpensive. I have the hub on my 550.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Trex_550.html

They have a set of pitch control arms too but they are for the 600 Pro and I'm not sure if they are the same as the one for the V2 550/600 grips.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Slow rebuild. It may became my winter project, but you know me! I will have it back before the end of August. Just not for IRCHA! Without any surprises I am thinking around $150. That is only because I had a spare tail boom and a duplicate set of blades, but 550 size instead of the 600. So it could become a screaming eagle. Now I need a larger pinion. $165
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