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11-10-2013 06:42 PM  4 years agoPost 1
monwell

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I was wondering about the quality of these conversion not familiar with some their frame materials. Also do they fly good.thinkin about trex. 700 what engine would be good combo

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11-10-2013 06:51 PM  4 years agoPost 2
Azalin

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Helibug 700 and a TRM270 or 290 engine is a good combo.

Helibug Trex 700 HB7-RC Gasser | TRM VX270TT | V-Bar silver line
Helibug Trex 600 HB6-RC7 Gasser

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11-10-2013 10:16 PM  4 years agoPost 3
Carey Shurley

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the two main conversion companies are Helibug and HWC. Both companies offer very high quality, each has its good and not good points. Helixheli out of Australia also has a Trex 700 conversion

any of the three main modifiers, TRM Power, BH Hanson and HWC make proven high quality engines

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11-10-2013 10:26 PM  4 years agoPost 4
monwell

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thanks guys what might be some of their good and bad pionts which one wouid u recommend

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11-11-2013 06:28 PM  4 years agoPost 5
Carey Shurley

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here are some points about each, your intended use and experience will dictate whether they are pros or cons. Not an exclusive list and in no particular order

Helibug
  1. makes conversions for more than just the Trex models (also for Raptor 90, TZ, and Xcell models)
  2. mostly focuses on the RC engine format
  3. uses G10 frame material which has vibration absorption qualities
  4. conversions are simple to build
  5. requires additional parts not included with base conversion
  6. less attention to small details
  7. more aggressive flying styles may want to use the H/D clutch versions to avoid slippage
  8. std versions support top start and pull start. H/D clutch versions support pull start only
  9. all components are I believe made in the USA
  10. Parts available directly from Helibug
  11. HB manufactures the Powerbug generator which can be used on any RC format conversion
They weren't the original, but were the first to make quality conversions that worked. Simple to build and they just work. My personal favorite is the Thunderbird conversion for the Raptor 90. May see something new from them soon.

HWC
  1. available so far for only the Trex 600/700
  2. versions for both Zenoah PUH and RC formats
  3. graphite frames
  4. The PUH format 600/700's have a lot of parts. The new T700 for the RC format is very simple. All of the kits include everything needed for the conversion and are very detailed
  5. uses the H/D clutch/main drivesystem from the Radikal 30 series
  6. manufactured in China
  7. the original 600/700 share a lot of parts with other Century helicopters. The latest T700 RC is more unique.
  8. All parts available directly from Heli-World (Century Helicopter) or through their dealer network
The only mainstream model helicopter manufacturer to also make conversions. They've used their manufacturing capabilities to make all of the parts needed. My personal favorite is the T700 RC.

HelixHeli
  1. available so far for only the Trex 700
  2. supports only the RC format engine
  3. graphite frames
  4. Its a very simple, elegant conversion
  5. unique isolated mounts for FBL and electronics
  6. uses the Zenoah RC clutch system so top start is not supported
  7. manufactured in Australia
  8. Parts available directly from HelixHeli
Unique design, very elegant and lightweight. The ONLY thing I didn't like about this model was the lack of a way to top start it.

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04-26-2015 11:05 PM  3 years agoPost 6
hawk21

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So which one is better to this date? helibug or century for the 700 conversion?

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04-27-2015 12:11 AM  3 years agoPost 7
Carey Shurley

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All three of these are good conversions.

Helix is a bit more stylish, helibug is less expensive, and the HWC RC700 is more expensive

The Helix/Helibug require some additional Trex parts, the HWC RC700 is all inclusive including a custom canopy.

You'll need to finesse the clutch on the Helibug for a tight fit, the helix uses the Zenoah rc clutch and the HWC RC 700 uses the Radikal clutch

Helibug parts available from Helibug in Texas, helix parts available from Helix in Australia, parts for the HWC RC700 may be harder to come by based on a lot of the postings I'm seeing from customers

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04-27-2015 12:33 AM  3 years agoPost 8
hawk21

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Thanks for the reply Carey. I was looking forward to build the HWC700rc but if parts are going to be a problem helibug should be the one to get.

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