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Hi,

I am considering upgrading my 550L to a 600 boom for aesthetic reasons. Is this a good idea? Will it change the flight characteristics and would I have to make adjustments to the settings? I fly sport F3C style. No hard 3D.

As far as I can see, there are 3 types of 600/550 boom, aluminum H60042, carbon HN6097 and matte carbon H60T003XXW. I am inclined to go with basic aluminum H60042 because it costs the least. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? The 600 boom brace is H60052A. The 600 tail torque tube unit is H60252A.

The real confusion is the carbon tail control rod assembly. The 600L, 600e and 550 PRO DFC all use the 626mm length H60221 while the 550X uses a slightly longer 631mm H55T007XXW. Which one should I get?

Lastly, will the 550X canopy fit the standard 550L mounts?

Thanks!

iyoy

02-10-2017 12:05 AM
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550L and 550X Canopy

Here are the pics of the canopy

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02-10-2017 12:27 AM
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Yes the boom fits no problem, you need the 550x pushrod, and the canopies are identical fit, however the 550x canopy is paper thin, and the paint cracks very easily.

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Which boom?

Okay got it. The 550X pushrod is the correct length. Now which tail boom is best? I am inclined to go with aluminum because it is cheapest and so far by experience is very reliable. I am curious about the carbon. Is it worth trying? Also, which carbon is better, the normal or the matte finish?

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02-11-2017 02:32 AM
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The carbon one is ally with a thin layer of carbon wrapped around it.
Both work fine, but you will be able to run a little more tail gain with the ally one.

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Aluminum boom and 550X pushrod

Ok sounds like this is the way to go together with 550X/ 600 boom supports. Thanks!

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