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HelicopterHIROBOOther › Evo 50 modifications for a novice?
05-04-2005 02:25 PM  12 years agoPost 1
maller

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I've had my Evo for a while but am still very much a novice.

I was wondering about a couple of modifications for someone at my level.

- Make sense to remove some of the weight from the paddles, or should I wait until I'm better? Will this make it harder to learn?

- Also, I've been reading a lot about the Carbon Extreme dampeners. Will they help or hinder me right now? They're pretty inexpensive, so I was thinking of getting them.

Thanx!

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05-04-2005 02:39 PM  12 years agoPost 2
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I would not remove the weights. It becomes real sensitive. Dampeners are good investment but if you are not in to 3D you don’t need them they do make the Helo fly better so if you got the $ I would get them and the EX wash out and Radius block and spend lot of money on Fuel. TT blades are very good for the money or try a set of mavericks.

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05-04-2005 02:46 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Dr Lodge

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EX wash out and Radius block definately are worth getting.

If you're putting alot of flight time on the heli, take a look at the gears and consider the delrin main and possibly the other gears too.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

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05-04-2005 03:09 PM  12 years agoPost 4
maller

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EX wash out and Radius block - are they alumimum upgrades? The washout - do you mean the washout arms? Base?

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05-04-2005 06:27 PM  12 years agoPost 5
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The EX Washout kit is a metal upgrade for the entire washout/radius block. It's rather expensive, and I wouldn't recommend doing this upgrade until the stock radius block wears out.

For someone who's just starting out, the stock Evo needs no improvement. Once you put 10+ gallons of fuel through the heli you might want to consider upgrades as alternatives to normal parts replacement. This is typically done to get longer lifetimes out of the parts. Glass/Fiber blades are a nice upgrade, but if you're just hovering the only benefit will be ease of tracking.

Once you transition to aerobatics, then you can consider removing some of the weights from the paddles and whether CX dampeners are best. You need to be doing some pretty severe maneuvers to induce a boom strike with the stock dampeners. My Evo flew fine and did hard aerobatics with the stock dampeners and the brass weights. I've upgraded to the CX dampeners mainly because I'm getting into more extreme 3D moves. Otherwise, I've put 3+ gallons through it since the beginning of March and see no reason to upgrade anything else yet.

Leif

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05-04-2005 06:46 PM  12 years agoPost 6
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Thanks. I'll hold off for a while. I have the woodies, they're fine for now (nice and cheap). I'll stick with everything as it is until I'm more experienced.

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05-04-2005 06:48 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Tek

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Before you look for upgrades it is best to suit your skills. How far into basic aerobatics are you? What type of flying do you mostly do?

These are the part numbers you will need later since the stock plastic radius tends to crack.

EX Radius block #404730
EX Washout base #404731

The other suggestion I would recommend is a set of 92-95mm carbon tail blades and carbon mains.

-------Does it fly?-------

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