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01-27-2007 03:33 PM  10 years agoPost 1
AnnihilaT

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Nearly done with my Vmax Conversion. Overall, very impressed with the kit. The looks are incredible. Im hoping it flies as well as it looks.

Here are the pics of where i am at so far:

Not much left to do but put the boom and blades on and get the tail servo setup and wait for some decent weather to go fly it! Ill be putting some 20g SAB paddles on eventually but thats more bling than anything else.





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01-27-2007 03:41 PM  10 years agoPost 2
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Looks Good!

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01-27-2007 03:46 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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Anyone know if you can buy black plastic pushrod guides for the rap 90? The white ones are going to look horrible on my black boom





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01-27-2007 03:47 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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Spray paint

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01-27-2007 03:59 PM  10 years agoPost 5
AnnihilaT

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Yeah...spray paint or dye is the last option. One is messy and the other flakes and chips in my experience.





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01-27-2007 04:53 PM  10 years agoPost 6
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Too bad that someone dosen't make blue anodized aluminum ones similar to the clamp type boom servo mounts.

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01-27-2007 04:58 PM  10 years agoPost 7
docloc

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Excellent job on the heli by the way.

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01-27-2007 05:22 PM  10 years agoPost 8
George Matthews

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Very nice and she will fly every bit as good as she looks!
Why not get the Quick UK carbon tail push rod R6T-23 and do away with those ugly white push rod guides?

George Matthews

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01-27-2007 06:56 PM  10 years agoPost 9
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Mainly because its too expensive for non-functional bling that is certainly broken in a crash.

No performance increase and expensive = not needed (for me).





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01-27-2007 07:33 PM  10 years agoPost 10
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the Quick UK carbon tail push rod R6T-23 is actually a VERY good upgrade, gets rig the friction in the push rod and comes in sliver and blue (mateches the V-max tail clamps LOL)

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01-27-2007 07:35 PM  10 years agoPost 11
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pic of it

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01-28-2007 03:09 AM  10 years agoPost 12
BlakeMcBrayer

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VERY nice looking V-Max!!

I hope to get my conversion kits on the way SOON! I just got to get the kids and wife's Christmas paid for first.

It really seems that as usual QUK has driven another home run!!

As for the tail rod guides. Dying them black is a rather simple process. Heck while your at it, you can dye the gray control parts black as well.

All that is needed is a bottle of black LIQUID RIT clothes dye, a disposable plastic bowl and a pair of rubber gloves. I have found that the liquid is MUCH easier to work with and less messy.

Anyway, toss the parts in the disposable bowl, cover with hot tap water. Pour in a few ounces of the dye and cover with double layer paper towel and microwave just until it starts to boil.

I pour the dye down the sink and rinse the parts in cold water VERY well. DO NOT POUR DOWN THE SINK unless you have a stainless steel sink, as the dye might stain other sink materials. I have also rinsed the parts outside in the yard with a water hose.

As you can see they look fine after they are dyed. I even thought about buy a hundred or so of the guides and dying them for resale. The only problem is RR won't let you sell anything in quantity unless you are a paying advertiser. I had my Align 25 & 35 ESC mod kit booted off and have to sell it on another site where it doesn't get as much exposure.

As for the boom mounted tail servo, IMHO it's not the greatest idea. I have seen a few fail in flight and have engine oil poured out of the servo case when opened.

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01-28-2007 12:22 PM  10 years agoPost 13
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Blake,

I totally agree... about the boom mounted tail servo. Ive flown a friends machine with QUK pushrod and boom mount and I see no difference at all in how it flies. As long as you keep the stock pushrod and guides clean it stays smooth and works just as well and is a lot cheaper to replace. Im not saying the QUK route is not a "nice" upgrade - its just unnecessary and forces you to put the tail servo on the boom where it is exposed to alot more oil which shortens its life.

My only complaint about this v-max kit is that it also forces you to put the tail servo outside of the canopy. Its placement is still better than directly on the boom and i will be mounting mine on the "dry" side of the heli which should help as well to keep it out of the path of the oil but its still going to get more exposure than it would if it were under the canopy. I may fabricate something to mount it under the canopy anyway if i can figure a good way to do so. I already have an idea floating in my head to use the mounting posts for the HD switch plate as a place to mount the tail servo but havent gotten so far to actually start sizing things up to see if its doable. We'll see...

Thanks for the RIT dye idea... only problem is that i would prolly have to have my parents send me some of that as i cant find RIT or an equivalent here in Holland... I also need to make or find some landing skid "plugs" for the black century landing gear i fitted. I really like the look of the century gear by the way... lower profile and much nicer looking than the white TT gear.





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01-28-2007 02:23 PM  10 years agoPost 14
RC FlyingFlo

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Hi,

Great looking machines! Would be nice if QUK would make a Vmax for the R50..

On the tail rod guides, I know that for the R50 the JR Airskipper guides fit well, also HT and Gohbee have black ones that fit the R50.

Maybe just a hint to look at Airskipper 90 TR guides for the R90 ?

Cheers,

Florian

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01-28-2007 02:46 PM  10 years agoPost 15
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http://www.gohbee.com/Merchant2/mer...duct_Code=10289





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01-28-2007 03:12 PM  10 years agoPost 16
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AnnihilaT

I agree that the QUK guide rod is, as with all QUK items a SUPER nice piece. It's the ONLY QUK upgrade that I'm not running.

It would be real nice if someone came out with a blow molded "cover" case for boom mounted servos. It would need to be in two halves, and mount under/over the servo mount. The back half would need a hole for the servo wire and the front a hole for the rod. Maybe someday I'll work on the idea some more??

If you have to run the servo outside of the canopy, I have seen and heard that they do better if you remove the rear case O-ring and seal it with Shoe Goo, also known as Goop.

Would it help you any if I got some TT rod guides, dyed them and sent them to your end of the world?

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01-28-2007 03:19 PM  10 years agoPost 17
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If you have to run the servo outside of the canopy, I have seen and heard that they do better if you remove the rear case O-ring and seal it with Shoe Goo, also known as Goop.

I have done this with a few servos and it helped but still lost the servos to oil after a season.

Chris

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01-28-2007 03:25 PM  10 years agoPost 18
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Would it help you any if I got some TT rod guides, dyed them and sent them to your end of the world?
Yeah! That would be very cool! Next time you do a run let me know and ill reimburse you for the parts, shipping, and dye. Maybe you could do that horizontal tail fin mount as well (i dont run the fin on my birds but i do need the mount for the tail boom supports).

For the servo i think im gonna come up with a solution for covering it or getting it back inside the canopy where it belongs on a nitro ship





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01-28-2007 04:07 PM  10 years agoPost 19
BlakeMcBrayer

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I already have some of the horizontal tail fin mounts on hand that have been dyed. I don't have any of the guides on hand, but I could get some on the way tomorrow and they would be here Wednesday. I could get them dyed and on their way by Thursday, I would think.

PM me if you want them. I'm thinking of ordering a bunch of them and see if MR will let me list them in the "Classifieds". I guess the worst he could do is delete the listing.

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01-29-2007 01:08 AM  10 years agoPost 20
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If you have to run the servo outside of the canopy, I have seen and heard that they do better if you remove the rear case O-ring and seal it with Shoe Goo, also known as Goop.

I have done this with a few servos and it helped but still lost the servos to oil after a season.
here's your answer Chris

shoe goo and a water balloon.

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