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04-30-2004 01:32 PM  13 years agoPost 1
LocalGuy65

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It's a pretty amazing kit to open up, all the little bolts, nuts and cool looking blue aluminum. I hope this thing Flys as well as it looks.

Well, I am taking my time with this build and right off the bat I noticed my Canopy is cracked, and am missing a set of washers for the motor mount. I will call this morning to have the replacements sent.

The instructions are vague, but for those of us who like building, it is a blast.

I have stopped at the landing gear holders, they are a tight fit and don't screw all the way to the body. I don't want to force it, and the instructions warn about this step... Who else had this problem, and how did you get them tight??? I don't want to grip them with pliers!!!

Please share the problems you had with assembly.

Regards,
Eric

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04-30-2004 05:37 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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EP 10

Hey Eric,

My EP 10 should arrive today. If it does, I will begin construction tomorrow. Hopefully you will get a reply soon. I will let you know what happens on mine however. Anything else I should watch out for during the build?

Thanks,

Chip

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04-30-2004 06:54 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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Chip,

I haven't gotten any further than mounting the standoffs for the landing skids. Use a metric Rule, to sort out screw lengths...ahahah I'm such a goof. I talked with Kent of QuickHeli, he told me of a new version of the EP10 coming out with a "Real" Landing gear setup. He was a nice guy who answered all of my questions.

I am really new to Helis, The Hornet CPX, was my first. I don't have all the Electrics yet for the EP10, and am going to have to buy them slowing over time.

Did you get the Deluxe kit? If so What color is your carbon, Mine is silver.

When I get home I'm gonna work on it again, and I will post any issues I have.

Regards,
Eric

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04-30-2004 09:58 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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Hi Eric,

I actually ordered the standard version. I currently have an X-Cell gasser and an X-Cell 30. I started out with an Eco 8 four years ago. I have been having electric withdrawals thus the EP. Hopefully there will be a box for me tonight. I have built and set up several helis so I don't expect too many problems. I asked about new landing gear and was told it was just a canted version instead of the straight down setup. I am planning on designing my own. Not too keen on the current setup. Anyhow, I'll let you know if she arrives tonight.


Regards,

Chip

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05-01-2004 02:15 AM  13 years agoPost 5
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Well, I have been building away, Finding out that the instructions are garbage, and My kit contains parts that are different than the instructions call for... Any how, There are 4 standoffs for the canopy and four for the Landing gear. The shorter 4 are for the canopy. Everything else up to putting on the main gear and shaft is pretty straight forward. I am now in the middle of assembling the belt drive assembly, and have just found out that I am an E-Clip short, This sucks, because now I am going to finish the build and have to disassemble when I get the replacement parts.

Use Loctite!! Happy building. Did your kit arrive today?

Eric

PS Where are you located? I'm in Pennsylvania.

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05-01-2004 03:15 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Pullin' Pitch

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Well,

I found out that it was not mailed until wednesday. It was ordered last saturday. So I suspect to see it monday. I must admit I am a bit troubled now. It seems everyone who orders one of these ends up missing parts. I mean there has been quite a few. They did say that the missing parts were shipped quickly . (No pun intended.)
I still look forward to it though. I always use locktite. A must! I am in Florida. Just south of Jacksonville. Thanks for your updates.

Regards,

Chip

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05-01-2004 03:26 AM  13 years agoPost 7
LocalGuy65

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Ok On My model, The unit that transfers The Main Gear to the Pulley that drives the Tail is a bear to get in. The side frames partially hide the hex heads of the mounting screws. So a little disasembly was required. maybe your side frames will be different. Any how Remember the Loctite comment, well, I suggest putting things together as a test fit, then going back with the loctite..Wow that stuff really holds...Good thing I used the Blue Stuff...hahahah.

Now I am assembling the Wash out unit and it seems like the fit is a little tight. Oh well Back to the Build. It's getting a little late and I don't want to rush this. So Day 2 is almost done.

Eric

Ps I ordered mine Monday Evening around 7:00pm EST, and it arrived Thursday at 4:00pm... Not too bad! But I am in PA.

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05-01-2004 01:07 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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Well I tinkered until about 1am, and found the following parts missing from the kit.

QH159 THRUST BEARING SPACER X 2
BRG05104T THRUST BEARING X 2
BRG05134R REGULAR BEARING X 4
HH13M12C M3 X 12 CAP SCREW X 2
QT365B TAIL BLADE GRIP SPACER X 2
QPM4CLIP 4MM E-CLIP X 1

What a disapointment. The kit is such a nice mix of Carbon and Aluminum...and to be missing some key components really stinks.
I E-mailed QuickHeli This morning and I hope they send the Parts Early Next Week, I mean I am not in a rush because I still need all the Electronics.

I have a Radio, Reciever, and I have 3 Hitec 225BB Servos enroute to me.

Eric

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05-01-2004 02:04 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Pullin' Pitch

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Apparently they machine the kit, then bag it for shipment. Thus the delay in shipment. Wow! That's a lot of pieces to be missing. They might want to take a look at their quality assurance process. Too many people have received their kits with missing pieces. I am a helicopter mechanic by trade. I am very meticulous when it comes to assemblies and such. Building the bird will be fun for me. I have built and set up over 15 helicopters. Mostly for others of course. I only own three. I'll watch out for the areas you mentioned. Thanks for the info!


Chip

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05-01-2004 03:09 PM  13 years agoPost 10
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Eric,

Been there done that. I too am building a Sweet 16 and ran into problems. However if you combine the missing parts with the wrong parts my list is much larger than yours. As matter of fact I have a second list of missing items (got frustrated and stopped after trying to build the tail and head) that I have to bring to HHI attention. I sure hope this thing flys alot better than it was packaged.

Carl

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05-01-2004 03:55 PM  13 years agoPost 11
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I hope so Also, I hope I get my replacements soon, I really hate to think that they have my money and I don't have a complete kit. IT's not Fair.

Anyhow..What problems have you encountered with your build besides missing parts.

Eric

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05-04-2004 04:53 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Redline

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Eric,

Besides the pain of missing parts or having the wrong parts the only problem I've had is having to add shims to the tail blade assembly to eliminate some play. The helicopter so far builds nicely (provided you've built one before and have some ideal of what goes where). The quality of the parts appear to be good, but won't know for sure until its in the air.

Carl

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05-06-2004 01:34 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Pullin' Pitch

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My EP-10 arrived today. I started building it two hours ago. I am now putting it away because I am too irratated to deal with it right now. It is missing so many pieces. The instructions are truly unuseable as there are many parts that are not even on them. I have no clue where they go. With the sub-frame on, the bottom of the main frames are spread out so that you have to bend them inward to make contact with the battery holder frames. You really need to put the t/r drive pulley setup in the rear sub-frame before you put the rear sub-frame on. There are four 24mm, four 26mm, and four 54mm standoffs in my kit. The 24mms go in the rear sub-frame. The instructions say to use the 26mm on the landing gear. This leaves the 54mm for the canopy standoffs. The canopy is nowhere near wide enough for that setup. So I put the 26mms on the canopy positions. Much better. I go to screw the 54mms on the landing gear positions but they all stop way short of the frame. AARRGHH!!! One side of my washout base is stripped so I cannot use it. I am afraid to go further. I have spoken with Irwin before and he seems to be a stand-up guy. I hope he is tomorrow. I am real close to looking for another electric as I am not too impressed so far with this one.

Chip

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05-06-2004 02:16 AM  13 years agoPost 14
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I Understand as I am almost two weeks into my build and am still finding missing parts. I think the total is up to 25 different parts now.
I wrote them a letter, and complained, I kinda wish I could return it.
Irwin..Is he the owner? What is his Email. I would like to write to him directly.

Regards,
Eric

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05-06-2004 02:38 AM  13 years agoPost 15
Pullin' Pitch

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I don't have his personal e-mail. I think the website just has the company's e-mail. I am really wishing I had not bought this kit now. I have built dozens of helos. This is by far the absolute worst kit I have seen. It looks awesome and I imagine it flies wonderfully. But what a pain in the @$$!! I will stick with it I guess. I have spoken with Irwin on the phone and he seems like a real nice guy. I don't know if he is the owner. I think he is though. Goodluck

Chip

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05-06-2004 12:51 PM  13 years agoPost 16
Nick T

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Stick with it - mine was a challenge to nuild also but flies real nice indeed and looks good glinting in the sun!

If only i could source a heatsink for the aveox 36/30/2 Id be sorted.

Nick T

By the way, this ep forum keeps coming and going, or have i lost it?

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05-06-2004 12:59 PM  13 years agoPost 17
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I just started but, not too many people have this Heli or something , because its dead. I will keep it up with my build, I am just frustrated with the missing parts.

Regards,
Eric

Is there anyone who flys in the central pennsylvania area???

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05-06-2004 01:14 PM  13 years agoPost 18
Pullin' Pitch

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I will stick with it. It will be a great helo once it is done. Plus Irwin at Quick has been very helpful. Nick, I talked to Irwin at Quick and he has the heat sinks for the Aveox 36/32/2 coming in two days. I am getting one for mine. It is a cylinder with cooling fins that slides over the motor. He says it helps greatly. He also said he is getting 25 minute flights using a Li-Po pack. He sells those too. Anyway, I will make it work. With all that metal, it must fly like its on rails!

Chip

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05-06-2004 01:34 PM  13 years agoPost 19
Nick T

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Great news about the heatsinks.

I have the lipos - get an easy 20 mins (two 10 mins as aveox gets a bit hot!) and put back 6900 ma on average.

Set up is

Aveox 36/30/2
jazz 55-6-18
sbec Hitec 5254s on swash and jr 8700G on tail with csm 560
and 4s4p lipos
475mm semis
10 tooth pinion

Think i am averaging 21 amps in light flight and it handles wind very well!

Nick T

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05-06-2004 01:44 PM  13 years agoPost 20
Pullin' Pitch

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I am getting the same motor but the CC Phoenix 80 controller. I don't have the gyro or servos yet. I have the 475mm blades and an eleven tooth pinion. I think I will go with the lipos. Hopefully the heatsink will allow you to fly without taking a break for cool down. I am going to call Irwin today and try to resolve my heli's issues. I hope to fly it soon!

Chip

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