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02-18-2011 01:06 AM  6 years agoPost 1
mcoccia

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Central Jersey

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Guys/Gals,

I am loving the my Trex 450 with the Beastx but I am older now so I want a bigger electric bird.

Tell me what I need electronic wise. I do not want to use any of the Align electronics except for the servos. I am not to sure about the Align Tail Servo so should I change that to the Futaba BL251.

Off the the top my head I am looking at CC 100 & CC Bec Pro, what motor and pinion should I go with. I would also need batteries.

Thanks for the help
Mark

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02-18-2011 03:36 AM  6 years agoPost 2
KDFI

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Acampo, Ca- USA

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I added the aluminum tail and anti rotation brackets. Swapped the align tail servo and 3g for bls251 and vbar 5.0. The heli flyes great with these upgrades. I'm sure the 3g works well too but just wanted to stay with vstabi since Im more familliar with it.

as for batts the voltz have been nice for me. But I'm going to try the new TP 6s 5000 65c

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02-18-2011 04:51 AM  6 years agoPost 3
socal 3d

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pasadena, ca

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I have mini vbar 5.0 on mine with the align 650 tail servo, best flying heli I have ever owned! :-)

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02-18-2011 02:32 PM  6 years agoPost 4
mcoccia

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Central Jersey

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What motor should I go with? I was looking at the Scorpion HK4035-1100. Will the Standard Vbar fit on the 550E or do I have to use the Mini V?

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02-18-2011 03:36 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Dr.Don

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Cedar Park, TX --​USA

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Quite a few folks like the stock motor. You can go Scorpion 4025-1100, but I think you will find the 4035-1100 a bit big and more than you need. I am almost embarassed to admit it, but a couple of us are getting very good results on the Turnigy 4030-1100 (a $35 motor); very good power and the data logs are actually a bit better than the Scorpion we tried.

You might want a T600 tail fin, which is quite a bit stiffer than the stock one.

You might also want to go with a Boca one-way bearing right from the start. There have been multiple posts on the stock one-way locking up.

Great heli to fly though, especially FBL. I use a Total G in mine.

Dr.Don

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02-19-2011 05:11 AM  6 years agoPost 6
socal 3d

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Agreed! The stock fin is an issue it's a little thin. I made a doubler for mine from a piece of carbon fiber. Problem solved!

You'll love the heli. Flies Great!

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