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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:39 PM
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I will do one better than that, http://www.flying-hobby.com/shop/tre...on-p-7951.html $425 and brand new!
Ouch...That one stings. But its a perfect example.

Blackheart: Just chalk it up to " not knowing" its really not a big deal. But now ya know. Its how we all learn in here.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:54 PM
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We have a guy at our club who was talking about selling his 450 and getting a 600. He was like I'm going to sell my 450 for $400, that will put a dint in my new 600 build. Now I work on this 450 and I wouldn't pay $100 for it. The whole thing needs to be overhauled. The bearings are all shot. It's 3 years old and has been crashed more times than I can count. Before he started having me fix it half of it was put together wrong. The thing is just worn out crap.

He will most likely sell it for close to what he is asking. Why? because fools are born every day. I could never do this! Most people don't know how much these cost. I would see people come in all the time with crap they bought when I worked at the lhs. I did quickly learn to not degrade them and just keep my mouth shut and tell them what it would cost to fix it if I could even still get the parts. Then maybe steer them towards a better new kit.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Both mhills & Dejavu*Xion are right in what they are saying.

Everyone’s perception of good quality, A1 condition or "like new" is different.

I dont think anyone here was trying to degrade anyone.. More like we were all just stating our opinions & the obvious.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Hey guys

I want to be able to put the nuts on my servo arms for extra security. So, can someone help me out with getting the right Align Servo ball links?

FBL setup
HK500 kit with the RJX FBL head & Align DS510 with F horns. - ?

FB setup
HK500 kit & MG930s with stock horns. I think this is Align #HN6052 Ball Link A
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:51 PM
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I am confused by the question? Are you wanting the links or the balls? or the nuts?
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:59 PM
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YEP80 finally arrived. Going to install later tonight. The governor setup still confuses me.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:10 PM
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I am confused by the question? Are you wanting the links or the balls? or the nuts?
Sorry. Balls that screw into the servo arms (horns).

The Align one's have longer threads that you can use nuts with.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:43 PM
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YEP80 finally arrived. Going to install later tonight. The governor setup still confuses me.
All the manuals I know of (YEP is a clone of YGE as you probably know):
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=472148

I use freewheel off (not sure if freewheel on is hard on the OWB), gov store, the rest are defaults except for cell count & heli middle for start speed (Edit: and brake off of course ). I've messed around with timing, PWM and startup power, but defaults are fine for me with the motors I use.
I hope you got the progamming card! Makes life much easier.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Hey guys

I want to be able to put the nuts on my servo arms for extra security. So, can someone help me out with getting the right Align Servo ball links?

FBL setup
HK500 kit with the RJX FBL head & Align DS510 with F horns. - ?

FB setup
HK500 kit & MG930s with stock horns. I think this is Align #HN6052 Ball Link A
This is what I came up with. The number should be good. http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...nkage-Ball-Set
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 09:52 PM
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All the manuals I know of (YEP is a clone of YGE as you probably know):
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=472148

I use freewheel off (not sure if freewheel on is hard on the OWB), gov store, the rest are defaults except for cell count & heli middle for start speed. I've messed around with PWM and startup power, but defaults are fine for me
I hope you got the progamming card! Makes life much easier.
Yes do get the programmer. The instructions are either poorly translated or it's almost impossible to program without it lol!
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Quick question..what head speed should I run on my 500esp..? I think I might be running too much.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Quick question..what head speed should I run on my 500esp..? I think I might be running too much.
Mine is about 2700 - 2750. Measured once though on the ground , I run a gov, so it is probably closer to 2600 with the YEP. Let me DL the last flights from the 1st 500 heli with the CC & 12T. I just fly it mainly and don't worry much about numbers now.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:53 PM
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I have been running 2900 and it feels great to me but twice already with the TH-Hobby carbon blades from Hobby Cool I lost the tip weight from a blade. I haven't tried gov mode on the YEP because I don't have the program card.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 12:41 AM
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So yeah, about 2600 governed. Flies well for me. 2900 sounds a bit fast, especially with weights flying out of the blades and such
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 02:13 AM
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I have been running 2900 and it feels great to me but twice already with the TH-Hobby carbon blades from Hobby Cool I lost the tip weight from a blade. I haven't tried gov mode on the YEP because I don't have the program card.

The 500 ESP is not designed to run that fast. You are severely overdriving the tail and risking a thrown tail grip or main blade grip. The 500 Pro can run at 3000rpm because they beefed up the head and changed the gear ratio on the tail to keep the tail rpm sane at at the higher headspeed. I still wouldn't use cheap blades on a 500 Pro because they are likely made for maximum RPM of the 500 ESP.

Anyone know what the proper PWM frequency and timing is for the SK3 1600kv on a YEP ESC?
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