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HelicopterMain Discussion › Successful Maiden....Thanks to all that helped me get there
02-03-2012 05:18 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Colonel Sanders

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Thanks to the great guys here on runryder, I'm there: DS610 servos, DS650 tail servo, align 1900mah 40c reciever pack & regulator, 5.2pro vbar, and voltz 4200mah-3700mah 35c battery

Here's new RTF photos . Weighing in at 5.5lbs with 5.2pro vbar governed @ 2400rpm, -12*/+12* collective pitch, 8* cyclic pitch, 520mm blades w/black dampners is my awesome heli.
Maiden went well, govener was a bit tricky to understand and setup but managable and worth it. Did my auto trim flight & tracking and this thing is locked in. Lovin' this heli with the vbar .

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02-03-2012 05:56 AM  6 years agoPost 2
GetToDaChopper

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Would you trade me some chicken for one ? lol

i'm sorry i couldn't help myself.........

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02-03-2012 05:57 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Stephen Born

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Very clean set-up Mark.

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02-03-2012 12:54 PM  6 years agoPost 4
BOB WHO?

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Align ESC ? I have lots of Align helis but no Align ESCs. Why that one? I was on board until I saw that part.

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02-03-2012 12:55 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Colonel Sanders

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Thanks, it's taken me awhile to gather money for parts so I might as well take my time assembling a clean setup.

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02-03-2012 01:01 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Colonel Sanders

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It has a 100amp hobbywing ESC and whats wrong with the align voltage regulator?

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02-03-2012 02:35 PM  6 years agoPost 7
BOB WHO?

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Sorry my bad; I wasn't paying attention. I hastily assumed that the Align part was an ESC. I used Align electronics for years without any problems. Then I stepped up to better electronics and realized why guys replace Align and other stock ESCs with high quality stuff; they just work better! You will want to fly that sized heli with a governed ESC. I think I had a Hobbywing ESC in a Compass Atom but can't remember how it performed (replaced it with high-end German). I was just saying that ESCs (in governor mode) in larger helis are important parts and Align just doesn't cut it in that department. I like their servos well enough though.

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02-03-2012 03:03 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Colonel Sanders

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I see, I've got what I can afford right now and evenatually plan on getting better eletronics. This hobbywing has a governer low & high mode on it, just not sure how to use it yet. I'm sure I'll figure it out. And I wouldn't go as far as putting an align esc in this. Just trying to avoid a brown out with the bec in the hobbywing with the align servos, so I thought powering them with what was designed to would be sufficient. Thanks for clarifing (Bob Who?)

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02-03-2012 03:23 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Stephen Born

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whats wrong with the align voltage regulator?
The Align RCE-B6x bec with step-down is a extremely sufficient with your application. It will decrease the voltage to the desired manufacturers specification. The step-down to the tail servo at 5.1v is recommended. I have incorporated one on my camera gimbal with no issues.

No worries mon!

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02-03-2012 03:24 PM  6 years agoPost 10
BOB WHO?

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You will really like that heli Colonel; you only hear good things about it. Programming that ESC is very simple as I recall. It has just basic settings, I believe. Good luck!

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02-03-2012 03:39 PM  6 years agoPost 11
Wyorcflyer

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Colonel

What are you using for the servo wire protectors? Looks like heat shrink. If it is heat shrink did you have to remove the servo connetors to get the tubing on the wire?

Jack

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02-03-2012 04:14 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Colonel Sanders

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Yes it's heat shrink and no I didn't have to remove the connectors. It was just the right size, it looked a little big when installed but when shrunk down it fit perfect. I bought them at my local harbor freight for $.88 a pack, a special they have going on right now.

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02-03-2012 08:37 PM  6 years agoPost 13
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You can get heatshrink in different varieties, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, and I have seen 6:1 Big enough to go over the servo coonnectors, but shrinks down to where you need it. I get mine here:

http://www.buyheatshrink.com/

They also have the Expandable Braided Sleeving.

X5X7 Animum Vestrum Negotium Agatis

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02-03-2012 08:45 PM  6 years agoPost 14
GetToDaChopper

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Sorry my bad; I wasn't paying attention. I hastily assumed that the Align part was an ESC
lol, ya somehow you missed the big box with the big gold heatsink right by it, it could of happened to anybody......

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02-04-2012 06:47 AM  6 years agoPost 15
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What pinion are you running? 16t? If your a new flyer i suggest you consider 14t pinion..

With the 16t pinion the X5 is an animal and not suitable for a beginner.. On the other hand if your an experience pilot 16t is just awesome and will bring a massive grin to your dial.

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02-04-2012 01:01 PM  6 years agoPost 16
Colonel Sanders

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Mine came with the 15 tooth and 520 blades. Not a begginer, been addicted since early 2010.

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03-05-2012 03:21 AM  6 years agoPost 17
Colonel Sanders

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Edited original post .

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03-05-2012 03:59 AM  6 years agoPost 18
GetToDaChopper

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yes i see that....

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03-05-2012 05:07 PM  6 years agoPost 19
Stephen Born

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Mark, very clean set-up.

The only thing I see that is troublesome...

The two satellites should be at least 60mm apart from each other. Also, it looks as though the satellites are on the same vertical horizon. One satellite should be horizontal and the other vertical.

Here is a picture of my set-up and what I am referring to.

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03-05-2012 09:12 PM  6 years agoPost 20
Colonel Sanders

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Thanks for the tip, I rotated the right satellite 90* to the left. I'm using industrial velcro to hold them in place.

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