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Old Jul 02, 2012, 08:25 PM
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I have an orange DSM2 as a rx. Will that work o.k.?
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Got the HK-500-CMT back in the air today after several part replacements due to poor manufacturing. No crashes as of yet, but today it came close was flying in wind gusting to 25mph in a high speed pass with a tail wind had to pull up hard to avoid the ground.
So far here is what I have replaced
Tail rotor hub Broken screw blade and holder and blade flew 50 feet.
Both tail rotor shaft bearings fell apart
Front tail rotor drive gear with bearings gear ground down due to bearings getting too much play
One way bearing in main gear Main gear wobbled up and down
Belt replaced started to wear out
Washout block was sloppy replaced
Main feather shaft with screws this was replaced due to possible failure like tail rotor.

Latest problem is I noticed some play in the elevator control it kind of wiggles forward and back little. I think it could be the cheap Turnigy servo.
Mine did that even after I replaced all the links. I blame my turnigy servo as well
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 08:34 PM
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I have an orange DSM2 as a rx. Will that work o.k.?
Not sure, but carbon conducts electricity. A lot of people just put caps on and it seems to work. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Protector.html
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Mine did that even after I replaced all the links. I blame my turnigy servo as well

Darn so I have to bite the bullet and spend some money on real servo's. I might just sell this thing and buy a 600. Which is what I should have gotten in the first place bigger servo's lot more choice.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 10:51 PM
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That's exactly what I did lol! I just sold it Saturday, but mine was to put money into my Align 500
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Weight mod for tail rotor

Can someone tell me where to get the screw and nut setup for the chinese weight mod?
Thanks.
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 10:27 PM
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Can someone tell me where to get the screw and nut setup for the chinese weight mod?
Thanks.
For EXI 500 Chinese weight mod, you need M3, 3mm metric cap head screw, 3mm nylon nuts and washer.

http://www.mycoolheli.com/PICS/EXI500Weightmod.jpg

you may try RTL Fasteners http://rtlfasteners.com/RC/r1.html
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 09:16 AM
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For EXI 500 Chinese weight mod, you need M3, 3mm metric cap head screw, 3mm nylon nuts and washer.

http://www.mycoolheli.com/PICS/EXI500Weightmod.jpg

you may try RTL Fasteners http://rtlfasteners.com/RC/r1.html
Thanks wlee. I know this is off topic, but it seems like every time I get my 450 tuned just right, I fly it into a tree or something. ARGH! Happened yesterday. Stupid EXI servo decided it was time to retire. I'm glad it's final resting place was in my yard and not the neighbors screen pool enclosure though.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 10:34 AM
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It's not your fault those trees come after us.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Thanks wlee. I know this is off topic, but it seems like every time I get my 450 tuned just right, I fly it into a tree or something. ARGH! Happened yesterday. Stupid EXI servo decided it was time to retire. I'm glad it's final resting place was in my yard and not the neighbors screen pool enclosure though.
investment on good & reliable cyclic and tail servo is worth....
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Exi

Anyone know if this company is slowly going out of business? It seems like more and more of their stock is on sale and it doesn't seem as if they are replenishing it.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Could be getting ready to stock new model. It won't mater the heli is made my sky the same company that makes copterx and HK just with small spec changes to meet their needs.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Could be getting ready to stock new model. It won't mater the heli is made my sky the same company that makes copterx and HK just with small spec changes to meet their needs.

The bad thing about that is the shipping charges from over there. I just made a purchase from HK and it cost twice as much to ship from there. I cut my order in half just to feel o.k. about it because Xheli is out of most of what I need.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 02:17 PM
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you can get some cheaper parts here in the us http://tarot-rc-heli.com/Tarot_Heli_...arot_500_Parts
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 07:23 AM
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you can get some cheaper parts here in the us http://tarot-rc-heli.com/Tarot_Heli_...arot_500_Parts

Sweet! Thanks, I've seen these parts on ebay and just wasn't sure of the quality or compatibility.
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