HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by sirs69, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Old Jun 22, 2011, 04:01 PM
Registered User
sirs69's Avatar
United States, MO, St Peters
Joined Apr 2011
412 Posts
Build Log
Trex 250



I just started building a TREX 250 super SE combo a couple weeks ago. I didn't quite realize what a big deal it was to get this thing running. I knew it would be a challenge though. All in all, it's fairly easy to build even though the instructions are pathetic and are mainly just diagrams. Even for a beginner like me, it just proves that any amount of patience can result in a flying heli.

Right now it's in flying condition. My first successful flight last night. I tested it in my basement and got too close too the ceiling, wrecked the blades but luckily nothing else. Other than that, was able to hover fine and move around the room. I intentionally didn't buy a pitch gauge so I could learn to 'eyeball' the pitch first. I got the blade tracking straight within a couple hours. I'll buy a gauge though shortly.



Dealing with the wiring. I thought it would be a bit easier, but I'm finding that this braided sleeving is a pain to work with. This is the 1/4" sleeve and heatshrink, and is my first. 1/4" is just too big and doesn't look good when bent as a result. Not to mention the heatshrink being too large.

The problem I have mainly is the wires show around the servos when there are bends involved, making it look bad. I ordered some 1/8" sleeve and wrap, in the UV blue color. The blue that's pictured isn't to my liking. Also, I think I'll be having to cut the connectors off and recrimp pins, because they won't fit through the sleeving. I bought some pins as well.

Other than that, I ordered a few sets of extra blades. I plan to keep practicing in the basement, but can't wait to get outside on nice days. This thing is intimidating to fly, my only other CP is an MCPx
sirs69 is offline Find More Posts by sirs69
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Reply

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted Clear Carrying Case TREX 250 mmalik4 Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 1 Mar 25, 2011 01:41 PM
For Sale 4F200/Trex 250/HK250 AS-355N fuselage darthdrk Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 2 Mar 19, 2011 02:25 PM
Sold TREX 250 w/case BNF (SWEET!!!!) $400 shipped NOW $375 mrfliboy Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 0 Mar 14, 2011 06:33 AM
Found WTB Trex 250 14T or 15T pinion for Scorp 2.5mm shaft Tomy. Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 0 Mar 09, 2011 04:30 PM
Sold New Trex 250 250se FUSUNO Complete New Design FLOURISH Airbrush Fiberglass Canopy aquaanox Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 1 Mar 04, 2011 07:28 AM