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06-04-2009 09:27 PM  8 years agoPost 1
QuantumPSI

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I have a 700N! Very excited! I have a few questions (yes yes i know, a bunch of these threads, and use a search blah blah) but I'd rather just ask straight up (and start a thread announcing it's induction to my fleet).

1. How do I know if my links are bad?
2. How do I know if I have the -1 gear?
3. Is there a definitive way to check the flybar cage?

I've heard that this thing is so easy that just throwing in some loctite and shaking for 30 seconds will make a helicopter drop out... lol Because of this, I'm going to hold off on building it for a bit...

Oh, I have plans for this machine!

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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06-04-2009 10:09 PM  8 years agoPost 2
avigilad99

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Hi there.

There are clutch and ballink set to the T700 by Quick Uk,

I never heard about a problem with the T700 Flybar cage, but...
There's a small aluminum weight wich u can install on the Flybar
on a specific location that shuld dedecrease the pressure from the
Flybar.

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06-04-2009 10:46 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Sam2b

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Congrats on the T700 acquisition! I wish I could answer your questions, but I can't. However I'd like to think because you just purchased the kit recently it may contain the latest parts. I say just build it and fly it. I recommend 710's.

_Sam B_

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06-04-2009 10:53 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Ghostrider

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The link problem has been corrected. If you choose, you can upgrade to the Quick UK ball and link kit. Not required but a good upgrade.

The -1 gear is an option that you may or may not need. I have two 700's and one required the -1 gear and the other did not...at least not yet.

The breaking of the flybar cage is very rare or a very small percentage of all the 700's out there. I think it may have something to do with how much cyclic you run but I could be wrong.

In other words, build the kit and go fly. Best bang for the buck and awesome performance with very good reliability.

Good luck!

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06-04-2009 11:37 PM  8 years agoPost 5
JAGNZ

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The only problem I have had with my 700 was a draggy clutch. This was solved with a new clutch and Raptor 90 Liner gapped using 2 wraps of electrical tape on the clutch. It's perfect now. The new kits should have all the latest parts. Mine was one of the first kits and my links were perfect. Build, fly, enjoy....


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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06-05-2009 12:08 AM  8 years agoPost 6
wings19

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Tucson, AZ

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I just got a new kit and it came with the -1 gear. You can tell because there isn't really any space between the teeth on the gear.

Nick
If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter

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06-05-2009 01:46 AM  8 years agoPost 7
QuantumPSI

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Can you install/remove the engine without taking off the bottom plate?

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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06-05-2009 01:55 AM  8 years agoPost 8
JAGNZ

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Yes but it is MUCH easier with it removed.....


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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06-05-2009 02:01 AM  8 years agoPost 9
QuantumPSI

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Meh, alright. I don't have the engine yet but I'm starting to get that itch to build it (was gonna wait, but then I looked at the manual (bad idea)).

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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06-05-2009 02:09 AM  8 years agoPost 10
QuantumPSI

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Another question, Rotortech 690s or 710s? Now before you answer this question, I prefer cyclic over collective pop.

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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06-05-2009 02:12 AM  8 years agoPost 11
LONEWOLF2440

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Get the 690,s

MIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550

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06-05-2009 02:26 AM  8 years agoPost 12
JAGNZ

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690's on the 700 IMHO.


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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06-05-2009 03:18 AM  8 years agoPost 13
Sam2b

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Tacoma, WA

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A well known pilot friend of mine, Kenny McDonald, borrowed my Radix 710 Stick Banger blades on his wild Trex700E and said he really likes the 710's bite and pop. Cyclic is not compromised with these blades and lacks nothing. The bite of 710's is awesome.

_Sam B_

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06-05-2009 03:43 AM  8 years agoPost 14
flustercluck

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Newnan Ga (Just S. of ATL)

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+1 on the 690's... either the 690D's or Radix.

Even w/ 690's, if your HS is high enough you can come down in an auto and hover off the deck w/ no power for like 30 sec before you feather her in. Damndest thing I ever saw.

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06-05-2009 03:59 AM  8 years agoPost 15
JetFire

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The Golden STATE

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-1 gear. You can tell because there isn't really any space between the teeth on the gear
Yup. I just got mine recently and there is no gap that I can see. I'm going to fly it as is and upgrade only when necessary. Enjoy... you will love how it pieces together. Very similar to the 600 only better IMO.


Trex700N Pro
DX8-2.4
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-The ONLY way you fail is when you quit.-

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06-05-2009 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 16
thorpdrvr

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san antonio, tx

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About 50 flights.

Links are 50% to 75% worn out.

Clutch broke on last flight.

Stock main gear stripped on about 15th flight. Replaced with -1 Align gear (no backlash) and has worked fine since.

Now am replacing links and clutch with Quick UK to hopefully solve those problems.

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06-06-2009 02:43 AM  8 years agoPost 17
QuantumPSI

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Thanks guys! I'm pretty heart set on the Rotortechs. They are my favorite blades on my 450 and my 50 size. I don't have the luxury of testing all other blades but I trust the 690s will be similar (light blades with lots of cyclic).

As for the clutch, thorp, how was the gap when you first got it? When I got my 600N, the gap was way too big, I flew it for a while and then bought the new clutch bell and the gap was much better. I have no idea how many flights I have on my 600N (lost count LONG time ago) but it's been fine. As I'm building my 700N, I'll check the clutch gap and see if it's normal. I'll replace the links when necessary, I'm pretty meticulous in checking my machines before flights in addition to knowing that these are prone to wearing out fast, I'll keep my eye on them. Where are the Quick UK links?

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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06-06-2009 05:54 AM  8 years agoPost 18
thorpdrvr

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As for the clutch, thorp, how was the gap when you first got it?[quote]

At assembly I wrapped the clutch with one layer of electrical tape and it was just the right clearance in the clutch bell. One of the legs on the clutch broke off where it flexes. Seems to be a fairly common problem with the stock clutches.

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06-08-2009 05:04 PM  8 years agoPost 19
QuantumPSI

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Just a picture of the progress! Main assemblies done!

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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06-09-2009 05:12 AM  8 years agoPost 20
jake26

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central cali

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I know you are dead set on the rotor tech blades. But you can get the radix cosmetic flaw 690's for 82 bucks thats a hell of a deal for a sweet blade!

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