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01-28-2007 12:46 PM  10 years agoPost 1
BulletMaster

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Hey guys...

I am interested in converting my R50SE to an E550. I have 2 packs of 6S TP5000EX to use along with suitable ESC. Just wondering if anyone has put together a parts list required for the conversion? Also where may I source these parts (are they available yet?).

thanks

Tony

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01-28-2007 03:37 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Tommy Z

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Try this

Second one advertized on this page:

http://www.tppacks.com/products.asp?cat=17

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01-28-2007 03:50 PM  10 years agoPost 3
BulletMaster

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tzenteno..

thanks for the post... I already knew of the TPPacks conversion, but really wanted to go the route of the new E550 frame set. The other looks a little clunky to me. Bit too much messing about as well.

still looking...

doh!! that wasn't sp'osed to happen!

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01-28-2007 05:31 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Heligio

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02-12-2007 02:38 PM  10 years agoPost 5
BulletMaster

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well...

bit the bullet today and just ordered an E550 kit. I might build it stock first then maybe do the conversion with the 50SE bits.

price was great... infinity hobbies on special - shipped to australia $278 USD (about $360 AUD). Cheapest I have seen in Aus is $495 AUD + shipping.

doh!! that wasn't sp'osed to happen!

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02-12-2007 09:48 PM  10 years agoPost 6
rerazor

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e550/620 use an upper plastic frame, and aluminum lower frame?
V2 to e550/e620 parts needed

> Pv0544 111t main gear $5.59
> PV0522 Linkage rods $6.79
> PV0553 Frane spacers $4.79
> PV0554 Elev. arm lever $4.29
> PV0555 Elev. A Arm $2.79
> PV0556 Aleron Lever $7.89
> PV0557 Servo Tray $7.89
> PV0558 Main Frame $13.19
> PV 0574 Motor Mount $13.59
>
> Then the a123 frame kit for $75 or stock
> PV0559 Alum Lower frame $18.39
> PV0560 CF Lower frame $ N/A
> PV0561 Bottom frame bracket $4.59
> PV0562 RR bracket $2.49
> PV0563 Skid adapter $3.59
>
> Total w/ Alum lower frame =$95.87 (stock e550/e620 setup)
> Total w/ G10 A123 frame = $148.89
>
> Maybe another $3.00 for screw bag PV0088

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02-12-2007 10:05 PM  10 years agoPost 7
BulletMaster

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well.. now TT needs to offer a conversion kit..

bit too late for me I guess.. but thanks for the listing rerazor

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02-13-2007 03:18 AM  10 years agoPost 8
KevinR

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e550/620 use an upper plastic frame, and aluminum lower frame?
The e620 uses carbon fiber lower frame halves, the e550 uses aluminum.

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02-13-2007 11:06 AM  10 years agoPost 9
Ben-T-Spindle

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The frames are identical except for the material. The CF replacements are not available as replacement parts. The aluminum lower frames are very stiff and strong and are about the same weight as the CF frames so there is no real big advantage to the CF lower frames.

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02-13-2007 05:14 PM  10 years agoPost 10
KevinR

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The CF replacements are not available as replacement parts.
My local hobby shop has the e620SE CF side frames hanging on the wall, listed as TT part number PV0560 in the manual.

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02-13-2007 05:30 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Ben-T-Spindle

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What is the price?

... BTS

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02-13-2007 07:46 PM  10 years agoPost 12
KevinR

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What is the price?
I'll find out when I stop by the shop this afternoon. They just got all the eRaptor specific parts in last week.

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02-14-2007 01:21 AM  10 years agoPost 13
KevinR

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Looks like the CF side frames were retailing up here for $169 Canadian dollars, not sure what that works out to in USD.
I was happy to see they also have the main gears, upper frame pieces, lower frame piece, landing skid attach points, linkage arms, etc all there too. That plus a wall full of Raptor Titan parts should keep me flying when I have my first crash

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02-14-2007 11:25 AM  10 years agoPost 14
Ben-T-Spindle

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WOW!

WOW! According to the currency converter that’s $145 USD. Won’t be getting a TT CF frame any time soon at that price. Unless it gets down to the $30-40 range I will stick with the aluminum lower frames.

... BTS

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02-14-2007 02:32 PM  10 years agoPost 15
SRH990

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I've crash tested my aluminium lower frames and they came out pretty well, just a couple of the frame connections got slightly bent, easily repaired in seconds, pity about the rest of the heli!

Steve -Trex 700N, Trex 600N, Raptor 550E, 450SE, Mini Titan, Logo 5003D, Beam E4

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02-14-2007 05:34 PM  10 years agoPost 16
Ben-T-Spindle

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I've crash tested my aluminium lower frames and they came out pretty well, just a couple of the frame connections got slightly bent, easily repaired in seconds, pity about the rest of the heli!
Me too – the aluminum frames are really good – they will take a fairly good crash with no damage at all. I can’t see replacing $145 frames every time I crash just to save a couple of grams.

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02-14-2007 05:36 PM  10 years agoPost 17
KevinR

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WOW! According to the currency converter that's $145 USD. Won’t be getting a TT CF frame any time soon at that price.
I was a little surprised at the price myself. On the plus side I don't think those CF frame halves will be very easy to break, they're pretty thick.

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