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10-07-2005 07:24 PM  12 years agoPost 1
chriskub

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I am very new to the Heli scene. I got into this addition through a good friend of mine. Last month I got a TRex XL CCPM and I assembled my Heli over the course of two days. Today the I received my order of electronic parts from Modefos (THANKS WES!!!). My question is…What do I do next? The instructions for assembly of electronic parts in the XL package are not very good (Sorry Align). Could you guys please explain to me how to do my install? Or, better yet explain to me how to do the install and post some pics so I can see what I am doing?

Thanks for your help!
Chris

PS Anyone flying in the central or north Jersey area?

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10-07-2005 07:27 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Hellijunky

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what do ya got ?


try..... trextuning.com

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10-07-2005 07:30 PM  12 years agoPost 3
stpeteheli

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Have you checked out the build section in trextuning.com yet? Lots of good info.

Swift C550, Z30A-800 11T, CC45HV, 7s MaxAmp - 8s eMoli, DX7

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10-07-2005 07:55 PM  12 years agoPost 4
chriskub

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Thanks for replying

Thanks for responding so fast guys! Trextuning.com is a good source for a lot of info but the build that is documented is not for the XL and I noticed significant differences between the TRex and the TRex XL so I cant really use them as a reference point.

As for what I have here is the list…
Trex XL CCPM
Align brushless motor
HS 56 servos
GY-401 Gyro
TP-2100 lipo battery
Hitec Micro Electron 6 receiver Futaba/Hitec dual Shift
Phoenix 35 ESC

All help is greatly appreciated!

Chris

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10-07-2005 08:07 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Hellijunky

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thats all the best sht..sept for the motor,be sure to use golds connectors so you can eastly upgrade latter...though i have heard nothing but good things about the align brussless motors you should be fine good luck and please keep us up to date with pictures/video.s of your first flight attemts hehe

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10-07-2005 08:15 PM  12 years agoPost 6
StrangeRanger

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Chris, this has been hashed out so many times you really should try searching the boards a little better. BUT, even though it pains me, because I really don't feel like working right now I will post some pointers. People's install all vary, so here are some guidelines from my set up to get started with.
The servos you should be able to install from the manual. If not, kindly package up the gear and sent it to me. I'm using the 2nd hole out on the servo arms. The upper servos have the balls mounted on the in-board side of the arms so they don't hit the canopy. Yer gonna have to fart around with this part.
Once you have your servos installed I suggest you use some tape only to try different mounting positions of the rest of the gear to get your COG set up. Slide in your battery and put the canopy on and you could probably stick the 401 in place. I like mine up on top where the boom exits the frame, some people don't. I've personally had some really good crashes and never had my gyro struck. Now use the tape to place your esc, rx and tail servo to get your COG right. For me, the esc is stuck to the bottom of the frame for airflow and to keep it away from the rx. The rx is inside the back of the frame, basically just under the gyro mount. And my tail servo is slid back on the boom a ways to get the balance right. COG is important so take your time. And you didn't mention what radio you are using so I'm not gonna type out how to do all that. Phew! HTH.

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10-07-2005 08:17 PM  12 years agoPost 7
stpeteheli

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Trextuning.com now has an updated build section for the CDE XL. Also, over on RC Groups there is a good review/build on the XL by Silverstreak328.

I found everything I needed for my first build by reading and looking at pics on both of these forums.

Good luck!

Swift C550, Z30A-800 11T, CC45HV, 7s MaxAmp - 8s eMoli, DX7

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10-07-2005 08:24 PM  12 years agoPost 8
chriskub

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Thanks StrangeRanger for the reply. I did some pretty extensive searches and did not come back with anything. I always search before I ask. Perhaps I did not use the correct search syntax.

Right now I am looking everywhwere in the TRex forum for pics with the canopy off so I can get a good look at what to do. I will use your advice for the set up. Thanks!!!

stpeteheli, thanks for your reply. I'll take a look at the other forum now.

Chris

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10-07-2005 08:46 PM  12 years agoPost 9
jack726

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Hi Cris

There are a couple of pretty good photos of my Xl with it's canopy off in my gallery.

http://home.earthlink.net/~helicopters/


Jack

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10-07-2005 09:31 PM  12 years agoPost 10
naamanf

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What radio are you using?

OH-58D Pilot.

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10-07-2005 10:34 PM  12 years agoPost 11
chriskub

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I'm using the Futaba 9CA/CH SUPER FM-PCM Radio TX.

I was just looking tat one of the setups online and looking at my heli and servos. I noticed that wiht the HS 56 servos I will have ot drill new mounting holes in the frame because the existing holes are centered for servo mounting. The HS 56 servos have four holes on each corener for mounting. Is it normal to have to drill new holes in the frame because of different servos?

Thansk,
Chris

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10-08-2005 08:53 PM  12 years agoPost 12
chriskub

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Well guys thanks for the help! Due to all of the pictures I scraped up and your suggestions all of the servos are mounted and I think are mounted correctly.

The one other thing that I just noticed is that Align DID NOT include a battery tray in the kit that I got. Is that normal? I ordered one from Modefos so I should have it next week.

Thanks,
Chris

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11-29-2005 10:04 PM  11 years agoPost 13
PetSketch

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Chris -

Was just looking through your posts to see how much trouble you've gotten into. How many times do i have to tell ya????? Stop up and within 2 hours we'll have that bird in the air. Now quit procrastinatin' !!

<>< Jim

"My wife is definitely a saint"

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