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rdlohr

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I just finished building my Christmas SE. This is the first heli I have built. I've flown it once and it flew like a dream. I couldn't have done this without all the great help I had from you people! I would appreciate any constuctive criticism.
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TRex4life

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Gorgeous looking, at least they all do before they crash


Good Luck, let us know how it flys and stay away from buildings

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mountaindr3wz

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very nice how much did you put into that beast?

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TRex4life

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Damnit, I shoulda bought my whole setup from him, I paid like 1400 for the same setup

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rdlohr

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Wes is great. Took good care of me.


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ReadyHeli

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Awesome job. If you put your Canon Powershot in Macro mode, you can take much better closeups btw,

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rdlohr

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Thanks much! How did you know it was a Canon Powershot?


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BisonFlyer

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all digicams leave exif data saved into each image so u can see basic data about the photograph... including the camera u used

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ReadyHeli

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Its a Canon Powershot A520 to be exact. The picture just sort of spoke to me, and told me...

Joking.

Download Opanda IEXIF. Its a free plugin. You right click an image and it tells you everything you want to know...and then some. Good Luck!

http://www.opanda.com

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rdlohr

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I did, thanks. Mine came apart on first spinup...luckily before I tried to go up. I went looking for posts afterward and saw the whole thread! That would have been catastrophic!


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rdlohr

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Thanks for the Opanda IEXIF. I'm loading it now...


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ReadyHeli

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Anytime.

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OICU812

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You should run your antenna backwards you have it running less than 2 inches away from your 3 wires from your esc, those are like spark plug wires, if it didn't casue you a glitch or a lockout I would be very surprised. I would also put some wrap or wire covering of some sort where you have used zip ties to hold the wire etc, small high vibrations can rub through causing wire break and crashes etc.... there is my constructive critisism and thoughts, have fun. Also if you need to or want to you can indeed shorten the 3 motor wires from esc to save some length or to mount the esc in on bottom tray in the front instead of on the side.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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rcworm

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HS56 on T-REX SE vs.T-REX XL CDE

Hi! Looks great.
It looks like the HS56 servos fit the SE frame or did you have to modify the servo mounts?
Cheers!
ian.

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rdlohr

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OICU812: Thanks, thats exactly the kind of suggestions I was looking for!

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rdlohr

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rcworm: I had to drill a center hole in each servo mount and remove a bunch of extra tabs. I had to put in spacers on the front servos and offset the servo arm on the elevator to make the rods parallel. It tooks some study, but all in all it worked out fine.


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Foxden

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Hey Finless

I've been monitoring the Trex forums and you are very knowledeable regarding the model, I've got a quick question, I've built and flown quite a few glow machines and the Trex SE is my first electric bird, how hi did you set the swashplate off the top of the bearing block, I've currently got mine at 10mm and I'm getting some slight binding with full positive pitch and forward cyclic and I've tried to dial it out with the swash menu, but not having the best results.

Could you measure the distance off the bearing block to the bottom of your swash with your pitch at zero midstick, maybe 10mm is a bit too high? it's the smallest tool that I have for setup, typically I set the 60-90 birds at 20mm off the deck and that seems to work out great, my Tiger likes it at 16mm so I'm just trying to find the combo that will work for the micro's.

Thanks Buddy,

Clyde Fox
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rdlohr

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finless: OK, can you point to some good examples. I wasn't sure about where to put the antenae but I thought the receiver was in a typical spot...


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WRXRonald

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...

"I would appreciate any constuctive criticism"

if you're a good flier and RARE crasher you may ignore this comment....

but if you crash and need repair with any sort of regularity, you may find this to be trouble:

you did a VERY good job of mounting your servos such that they are at perfect angles and there is little tilt angle to the rods. this is IDEAL for ccpm setup and provides the least swash interaction possible.

HOWEVER--- what you will find if you crash is QUITE a difficult repair process for stripped servo gears. because the casing screws point inside the frame on the front servos, and because you ahve the mounting tabs inside the frame, you'll find you have to split the frame to remove a servo to access the servo case screws, open up the servo, replace gears.

that can be a pain. i personally optimised the repair process (everyone around here knows i should be called CRASHvandecoupe or something )--- i have the servo mounted with the tabs on the outside of the frame plates--- thus it easy enough to just back out the tab screws, pull out the servo, and have access to the servo case screws to open her up for repairs--- all w/out touching the frame itself. YES its at the expense of perfect rod alignment.... but the tilt angle is not very extreme and i find the bird still flies QUITE well and precisely. probably a Jason Krause caliber flyer would recognize the difference in performance, but i SURE don't.

and it makes repairs quick and easy.

not saying you should change it now-- but if you should crash and find yourself stripping servo gears and the repair becomes cumbersome--- its always an option for ya.

nice bird BTW!!!

Good Day: crashed thx to dumb thumbs. Bad Day: crashed mechanical malfunction. Every Day: CRASH :)

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WRXRonald

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well..

after looking at it for a minute and thinking about it some more... maybe i have bad rod alignment for NO GOOD reason.

i guess since there's servo squares on each side of the frame that maybe you could access the servo case screws from the opposite side of the frame without splitting the frame or removing the servo from the frame. just leave enough servo wire slack to be able to pull the whole servo away from top case section through the opposite frame side hole, and your good to go. may be EVEN EASIER than my other method since you will not have to pull the case-tab screws at all. hmmm

now i'm gonna have to try this and see if it will work. i think it just might!!!

wow--- me dumb today!

all this time staring at it and the solution may just have been this simple... jeez. i need to lay off the smoky smoky

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