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Old Oct 18, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:46 AM
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My 550 arrived today! It spent a lot of time in transit from Asia, but once it arrived in the country it got to me quickly. Exactly two hours and sixteen minutes with Canada Customs, the next day it had made the 1000km+ trek from Vancouver to Edmonton and was at my door.

It took me about three and a half seconds to get that box opened and into the contents. I must say, I'm very happy with the quality of this stuff! I have an HK-250GT (1st generation) and a 450GT ProTT, this tops the quality of both of those by a long shot. Very nice machining on all the metal parts! I haven't taken anything apart, I'd like to do a build video so I have to be patient.

The CF is nice, but a bit thin for the application. I think it will hold up fine, but this is one of the corners they cut. The linkage rods are also thinner than I would expect, this has been mentioned earlier in the thread. The canopy is 100% fromage. Thin plastic, already cracked. I may reinforce the cracked plastic with fibreglass and fly it, but historically I've replaced the canopies on most of my helicopters to make them my own, I can't see why I won't do the same with this one.

I had talked earlier of doing a 12S system, I'll have to see how the battery configuration will work. I may just sell my 500kv motor and get a proper motor for 6S.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:57 AM
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Your build video would be great, as your videos already are. Took mine out today for a flight or two fully expecting to put a flight video in the can. Epic fail, I caught my tail fin in the ground, which bent it over and into the tail blades. One order to FastLad and 30.00 later, new front torque tube gears, Align fin and a replacement set of carbon tails later and it'll be as good as new. Parts expected to arrive Tuesday.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 06:34 PM
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I have now made a small mod to mine I was thinking about getting the DFC head but after reading about the integral design flaws I have shortened the kit main shaft to the DFC length 163.3mm so that's pretty much 14mm shorter than std and I am easily getting +- 13.5o pitch.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Just received and fitted these they seem to give perfect geometry and are a very good fit even before the pinch bolts are done up.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=26355
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 05:02 PM
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They look pretty good. I assume they're packed singularly, the Hk site isn't too clear, I'm viewing on the phone so may have missed something though. I recieved my replacement parts today and fitted them when I got home from work. A quick test hop in the garden saw my heli back to as good as New. I'm using Align aluminium servo arms on mine, the stock long Hyperion arms were too short causing the elevator rod to hit the anti rotation bracket in certain positions.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 05:05 PM
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BLS451's on a clone? It begs the question - what do you have on the tail?
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 05:53 PM
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BLS451's on a clone? It begs the question - what do you have on the tail?
bls 251 silly question. . I have been right through this heli replaced some plastic with align and adjusted and shimmed it's spot on now which is than I have thought of align.The brushless were on an X50 flybarless Nitro but me likes this toy better.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 05:55 PM
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They look pretty good. I assume they're packed singularly, the Hk site isn't too clear, I'm viewing on the phone so may have missed something though. I recieved my replacement parts today and fitted them when I got home from work. A quick test hop in the garden saw my heli back to as good as New. I'm using Align aluminium servo arms on mine, the stock long Hyperion arms were too short causing the elevator rod to hit the anti rotation bracket in certain positions.
Yep packed singularly.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:01 PM
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I'm using Align aluminium servo arms on mine, the stock long Hyperion arms were too short causing the elevator rod to hit the anti rotation bracket in certain positions.
I found with long plastic arms and these that the elevator when pushed fully forward the arm would contact the anti rotation bracket as the cutout is central so if the ball is centered the arm is not inline with the cut but i have a file.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 11:33 AM
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I found that using the Align anti rotation bracket helps a lot, here are a few pictures. I've also included shots of the tail, since I broke mine I have fitted the grips and hub along with the pitch slider from my now defunct T-Rex 600N.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 12:17 PM
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If I had a T-rex 600 I would do this to it.

http://customheliparts.com/store/ind...product_id=397
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 12:29 PM
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That's electric, mine was a nitro. The reason it's defunct isn't because it's been crashed, it never has been. Sadly our club is a noise sensitive site, so several of us have decided to go down the electric route. My 600N was grounded because I couldn't get it under the 82bB noise level set by the BMFA (British Model Flying Association, the equivalent of the U.S. AMA) and DOE (department of enviroment). To be totally honest I prefer the electrics, they are just so much more convenient so the old 600 was decommissioned and is being used as a donor for parts for my HK600 and HK550.

Edit: just been back and read the ad, I didn't notice it was a conversion kit .
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 01:22 PM
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And a very advanced conversion kit- note the high mount motor, and the optomized servo mounts that minimize the CCPM interaction. I talked to those guys at IRCHA they are crafstmen. All of the stuff they sell is top shelf.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:09 PM
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And the kit above is to convert your Nitro to electric.
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