SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:30 AM
Registered R/C Addict
United States, TX, San Antonio
Joined Jun 2012
111 Posts
Help!
Align TREX 550E V2 Super Combo convert to FBL?

So maybe you guys can help me out... I'm trying to convert this Align TREX 550E V2 Super Combo flybarred kit (http://www.ronlund.com/rcheli-prod/A.../KX021008.html) to flybarless...

Only thing is, is it seems like there are new things to buy every second. Is it going to end?

Would someone care to go over this list and make sure I have everything I need to get this 550e FBL conversion in the air?

Here the list:

DX7

Align TREx 550E V2 flybarred (latest version -KX021007AT)

AR7200BX

Sky RC iMax B6AC 6s balance charger with deans

A set of deans connectors (m/f)

Align 600 DFC FBL conv kit (H60239A)

Castle Creations Talon 90

550e/600/600pro "deluxe" swash leveler

Hobbymate 6s low voltage led monitor/alarm (HBA6S)

6S 30C 4500mah lipo

Align 600 DFC Swashplate (H60248)

----------

I have tools, fluids and a Hakko FX-888 so I'm good there...

Servos that come in the kit are x3 DS610's on cyclics and a DS620 on the tail...

I've been hearing the DS620 creates a nasty wag... I also heard a good upgrade to eliminate that would be the DS650 or DS655... What's the difference between the two? Im assuming the DS655 is better?

I was also thinking about EC5's.. So what do I need to buy to use EC5's as far as my charger goes? I dont understand lipos and connections... So the ESC will have a male EC5 and my lipos will have females?

What about the ESC to the MX600 motor? Does it already have the plugs ready to go or do I have to buy special connectors as well?

What about the charger? What cable do I need to get to charge a lipo with an EC5? This little charger kit im getting doesn't seem to have them...

Thoughts ? Suggestions? Any input is greatly appreciated.

scienc is offline Find More Posts by scienc
Last edited by scienc; Jan 15, 2013 at 12:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jan 15, 2013, 05:19 AM
Registered R/C Addict
United States, TX, San Antonio
Joined Jun 2012
111 Posts
26 views, no replies
scienc is offline Find More Posts by scienc
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2013, 05:40 AM
Registered User
Greybird's Avatar
Florida
Joined Nov 2004
6,630 Posts
Do you already own that flybar kit?
Greybird is offline Find More Posts by Greybird
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:26 AM
Registered R/C Addict
United States, TX, San Antonio
Joined Jun 2012
111 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greybird View Post
Do you already own that flybar kit?
Yes, I own the kit already... I wouldve bought a dfc but I got this one for $300 sealed, brand new in unopened packaging.

Saved some dough, but its kind of a pain in the rear end trying to figure out what I need to buy to convert it to FBL and know its not missing anything.
scienc is offline Find More Posts by scienc
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:02 AM
Umm what just flew off my ship
GhostFlyer1's Avatar
Joined Jan 2010
1,016 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by scienc View Post
Yes, I own the kit already... I wouldve bought a dfc but I got this one for $300 sealed, brand new in unopened packaging.

Saved some dough, but its kind of a pain in the rear end trying to figure out what I need to buy to convert it to FBL and know its not missing anything.
Sorry im not a specktrum guy, and correct me if I am wrong but the AR7200BX is the specktrum reciever with the built in beastX, and you already have the FBL head.... That is pretty much it as long as you have all the new link measurements. The FBL heads tend to sit a little lower on the main shaft.... I would try the DS620 and only worry about it if you do see a wag. I think i have that servo on one of mine, may be the DS650, I dont remember at this second and I have had not problems at all with it. Just convert the thing there is really no magic to it.... The first time you go through the Beastx programming will probably be the most difficult. By the third time it will be second nature. Just make sure to keep the quick reference card with you at the field incase you need to make changes on the fly *yah sorry for the pun*....
GhostFlyer1 is offline Find More Posts by GhostFlyer1
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 15, 2013, 09:35 PM
Registered User
Greybird's Avatar
Florida
Joined Nov 2004
6,630 Posts
Interested in selling the entire flybar head/swash? PM me a price.
Greybird is offline Find More Posts by Greybird
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:04 AM
Registered User
Greybird's Avatar
Florida
Joined Nov 2004
6,630 Posts
You know the flybar kit flys great. Maybe you should try it before going flybarless?
Greybird is offline Find More Posts by Greybird
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 06, 2013, 10:02 AM
Plane on the Brain
coolboarder's Avatar
Joined Apr 2005
841 Posts
Does one have to get a new canopy when switching to the DFC head??

I have a 550 on the way so i can't look at it just yet - thanks
coolboarder is offline Find More Posts by coolboarder
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 06, 2013, 12:32 PM
Need More PURPLE !!
Dejavu*Xion's Avatar
United States, NV, Las Vegas
Joined Aug 2012
3,733 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolboarder View Post
Does one have to get a new canopy when switching to the DFC head??

I have a 550 on the way so i can't look at it just yet - thanks
No...All 550 canopys will fit. Be it Align - fusuno - canomod
Dejavu*Xion is offline Find More Posts by Dejavu*Xion
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 13, 2013, 11:00 AM
Plane on the Brain
coolboarder's Avatar
Joined Apr 2005
841 Posts
thanks.. good i like the old style canopy better

scienc - did you go through with this conversion?
coolboarder is offline Find More Posts by coolboarder
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 14, 2013, 07:33 PM
Plane on the Brain
coolboarder's Avatar
Joined Apr 2005
841 Posts
I guess i will hijack this thread a bit. I have a V2, but not the V2 with the Helical gears. Will these grips work with the DFC head (because most of the propaganda says "newer" grips)?
coolboarder is offline Find More Posts by coolboarder
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sold NIB Align 550E V2 FBL Super combo minus servos Dave_ra Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 9 Jul 15, 2012 01:29 PM
Discussion Best deal on T-Rex 550E V2 3GX Combo h8tow8 Electric Heli Talk 6 Apr 24, 2012 10:48 PM
Sold NIB T-REX 450 PRO V2 FBL 3GX Super Combo Kit New Low $$$ DanBo3D Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 1 Mar 30, 2012 12:29 AM
Sold NIB T-REX 450PRO V2 Super Combo FBL 3GX KX015080T kit DanBo3D Aircraft - Electric - Helis (FS/W) 1 Mar 26, 2012 08:57 PM
Question Is this a good deal on Align T-REX 550E 3GX SUPER COMBO V2 - $816 h8tow8 Electric Heli Talk 1 Feb 21, 2012 02:29 AM