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12-29-2008 01:04 AM  8 years agoPost 1
EricWrrApprentice - Netherlands - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hi all,

I have the opportunity to test the carbon frames and fins for the Protos 500.
These are the official MSH upgrades, that will be available somewhere in January.
Assembly of the frames is actually very easy and straight forward.
Same guidelines we use on all carbon frame assemblies.
Only point of attention is to keep an eye on the right angle of the boom, just make sure to align the guide pulleys in the middle of the openings of the frame sides.

Fit was perfect as usual and there are some very nice details.
The way the carbon side plates nest in the injection molded bottom and battery plate is great, making it a rigid one piece frame.
The composite molded parts have metal threaded inserts all around, so quality bolts can be used with thread lock, I also received the thicker washers in the set.
Enough holes to secure the wires, and the same nice backplate to store and tuck away the rest of your wires.
I was absolutly amazed by the rigidity after putting it together.
I'm 100% sure this frame is very crashworthy, although i'm going to to my best to stay in the air with it .
I also fitted the MSH Carbon fins to complete the picture.

Enjoy

Regards,
Eric






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12-29-2008 03:17 AM  8 years agoPost 2
kirk

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That looks very nice!! Can't wait to tray a set...

Kirk

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12-29-2008 08:46 AM  8 years agoPost 3
lifepak-1

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Cool, now throw it onto a scale and let's see what the weight difference is.

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12-29-2008 01:00 PM  8 years agoPost 4
THX1138

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Looks great!

Lou

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12-29-2008 02:22 PM  8 years agoPost 5
4cyclic

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I'm getting a set for sure, Great news !

Life is meaningful flying helis.

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12-29-2008 02:30 PM  8 years agoPost 6
THX1138

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Does anyone know what the cost might be?

Lou

Just give me five dudes and two flashbangs...

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12-29-2008 11:58 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Carbon Copter

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I miss my protos and when this BS economy picks up, I will be placing my order. I am hoping @ that time I can buy a kit with carbon frames.

~oo~ Stop fogging up my glasses

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12-30-2008 12:46 AM  8 years agoPost 8
CatchMyStratus

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$82 for the frame set was posted on HF and there will be a kit option with carbon frame/motor/ESC.

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12-30-2008 12:52 AM  8 years agoPost 9
EricW

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Cool, now throw it onto a scale and let's see what the weight difference is.
The difference in AUW on mine is 30 gram +.
I have to say that i used a lot more washers etc. than needed, so I can easily drop another 10 gram if i want.
This still is a pre-production kit though, the final version will also be more optimized and lighter.

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01-09-2009 02:02 AM  8 years agoPost 10
OICU812

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Any updates as to when this frame set will be available??

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

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01-09-2009 02:06 AM  8 years agoPost 11
soberflierross

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infinity hobby sells them I think you may have to call because its not on there web site

also I crashed my protos the other day with the carbon frmae and it held up well, broke most of the plastic parts but the frame was good

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01-09-2009 02:15 AM  8 years agoPost 12
OICU812

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Yea I am specifically asking about the MSH set, sorry for not clarifying.

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

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01-10-2009 04:16 PM  8 years agoPost 13
EricW

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AFAIK the release is planned in February.

Eric

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01-11-2009 01:16 AM  8 years agoPost 14
audio131

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hi

the standard tech ones from infinity-hobby are better and look better,, that battery tray on those msh one look cheesey

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01-11-2009 05:58 AM  8 years agoPost 15
kirk

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Actually I think the MSH one looks better and probably took a lot more time and money to design. Molding and desiging the proper plastic part is a lot harder than putting a plate in there. I like how the MSH piece appears to align the frames perfectly, and how you can retain the stock battery location and mounting method...

Is what does look kind of cheesy is the velcro or rubber that the builder has put on the plastic tray to keep the pack from moving. It may just be the camera angle I am not sure... I have seen pics of the moulded plastic parts for this frame set and they look really nice.

I also like the thought that MSH put into the frame to allow the use of the wire channels like the stock plastic frame uses...

I am a Protos fan and will admit it I have not had this much fun with a heli in a long time!! I hope to have a set or two of these frames on one of machines as soon as Corrado will let me order them...

Kirk

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01-11-2009 09:09 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Corrado-Italy

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I think it is a combination of rubber strips and camera angle that make it looks cheesy.

Corrado

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01-11-2009 01:05 PM  8 years agoPost 17
EricW

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LOL,
It is not cheesy at all.
I made the pictures after assembly, but should have taken some before assembly...
And indeed, i use rubber strips to hold my lipo's in place.
Maybe odd and look a bit cheesy, but that's what i like.
Infact It's a very nice injection molded clean part which contributes a lot to the strength of this frame.
Another big advantage of this part are the clean and unsharp O-ring hooks.
It's a nice frame.

Eric

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01-18-2009 10:49 PM  8 years agoPost 18
crcflyer14

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dallas

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is this out? I need a carbon frame ASAP, mine is sitting on shelf waiting for frame... I am not wanting to do the plastic again!!

thanks

chad

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01-25-2009 07:52 AM  8 years agoPost 19
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta,​Canada

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Two questions:

You washers shown with all the frame bolts, are those included in the CF frame upgrade package?

Also any updates or firm dates on the CF frame upgrade conversion package?

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

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01-25-2009 05:31 PM  8 years agoPost 20
CatchMyStratus

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Ohio

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I do know the plastic kits now have at least 4 thicker washers for the motor mount.

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