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02-07-2006 03:56 PM  12 years agoPost 1
kookboy

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I've got an X converted to an XL and modified here and there.

Flies great until my tree took a bite out of it.

Frame will be getting tossed.

What's the best frame to upgrade to?

CF? Non-CF? Heliup? Hubdave? etc....

If you can put your experience/recommendations of what you think is the best frame for the Trex, I would appreciate it.

Bang-for-the-buck factor would be nice too.

TY

... But honey it was only $$$

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02-07-2006 03:57 PM  12 years agoPost 2
bags

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for me Heliup is the best.
True eCCPM, well made and really strong to crash.

Bags!!!

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02-07-2006 04:45 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Corrado-Italy

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I do not think you can put the motor on top on the lipoly frame since it uses the same servo layout as ours.


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Corrado

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02-07-2006 04:58 PM  12 years agoPost 4
kookboy

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I've seen a few frames around made out of a material that looks like PCB board.

I'm guessing they'd be glitch-free as opposed to CF frames?

What would be the best frame under $100 that I wouldn't have to do any major mod's to it to adapt the XL parts.

Hubdave's?

... But honey it was only $$$

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02-07-2006 05:00 PM  12 years agoPost 5
inkspot1967

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I have the carbon heliup frames and I'm very happy with them ...nice and strong very well made..I had the align carbon frames and they flex to much and don't live thru a light crash at all....

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02-07-2006 05:37 PM  12 years agoPost 6
kookboy

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Wov over at lipoly.at has a very interesting frame built around the heliup design.
Where can you buy the CFK frame from?

... But honey it was only $$$

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02-07-2006 05:44 PM  12 years agoPost 7
RV-4Mike

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I've asked the same question a number of times in the past and have gotten as many different answers as there are frames on the market.

Align, Rotorworkz G4, HV, Heliworks...

I'm still undecided. Too many choices.

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02-07-2006 06:12 PM  12 years agoPost 8
lbowen

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York S. Carolina-USA

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I do like the CF Heliup frame but it is expensive - the MH CF frame is a work of art but not ultra strong - servo placement makes it easy to get to them and for eCCPM I had great results. And actually the stock frame flies great and is great "bang for the buck" .

lbowen

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02-07-2006 08:36 PM  12 years agoPost 9
keyz

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also as far as i know the heliup frame is not able to accept the AON motors ........ just for reference
im gona get a heliup frame for my number 2 bird soon !

If you need to get high , go and fly !

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02-07-2006 08:45 PM  12 years agoPost 10
berkut

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South Yorkshire

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Another vote for the Heliup frame. It is worth every penny. It is such a pleasure to work with, the quality of the parts is high and everything fits perfectly.

Keyz- the TrexTuning review has the AON 3000kv motor installed, I presume the 3500kv is the same size?

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02-07-2006 08:48 PM  12 years agoPost 11
keyz

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i was only going on what i was told by my LHS on that note about the AON
thanks for confirming they fit .........as i like the AON motors alot ....looks like my new frame will have an AON fitted then
cheers guys

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02-07-2006 09:22 PM  12 years agoPost 12
kookboy

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I can't justify spending 150+ on the heliup one.

Does hubdave's come close?

... But honey it was only $$$

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02-07-2006 09:50 PM  12 years agoPost 13
abiye

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Brampton, ON Canada

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to clarify on the AON motor fit... it will fit but if you want to use the cool looing heatsink that comes with the 3500, you'll have to snap off a few of the pins to get it to sit properly...

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02-08-2006 01:57 AM  12 years agoPost 14
rcmarty

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Penticton , B.C. CANADA

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I have the new hubdave version. I like it alot.
I believe he uses the thicker carbon because it makes for a stiffer frame. He also will replace a broken frame part in a crash (within reason).

Maby one day he will make a thin carbon version without the crash replacement policy. Then they would be closer to the weight of the other frame available.

When talking about weight are you guys measuring just the frame ? OR the finished heli ? I as because the new version eliminates the lower drive gear and the idler shaft/gear that drives the tail belt. Eliminating these parts will affect the final AUW.

Hubdave also has the undriven tail setup for his frames now , you can go either way if you like.

I was sold on the frame as soon as i saw the lower gear gone. On my stock machine the idler gear off the lower main gear wobbles so bad as does the drive gear driving the belt. Getting rid of all that mess has got to make a smoother heli. KISS theory applied

Dave's design also has the tail driven at a lower rate than the stock setup , I'm not sure how close it is to the blue gear setup , but i know it's a little less than the white gears.

Hope to have it flying soon. Working on installing the undriven tail setup right now.

MArtin

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02-08-2006 02:23 AM  12 years agoPost 15
Daniel Wee

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The Heliup frame is definitely very nice, both to work with and to fly with. The Hubdave is much cheaper but it is a little heavier. Other than that, the Hubdave/Heliworkz frame is a very innovative design - direct belt drive to tail, un-driven tail pulley. The Hubdave is a bit more limited in the battery mounting options. The Heliup is also limited in the default layout but can easily be modified. I understand that Dave will be looking to offer more options for his frame with regards to battery mounting. If you want to just put the frame together and fly and money is not a problem, then the Heliup frame is for you. If you like innovation, and you like to tinker, plus you do auto-rotations, then you will like the Hubdave/Heliworkz frame. The Hubdave frame, at this point, is my smoothest flying heli but I'm working to get the Heliup frame to that level of smoothness. The Heliup is my lightest frame thus far, all else being equal so it will make a good 3D heli.

Daniel Wee

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02-08-2006 02:34 AM  12 years agoPost 16
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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If you like ecentric looking that G4 one looks ok. If you like your standard type frame out of cf I think the very best would be the Heliup one at the moment. Corrado has always made good frames for sure.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-08-2006 04:16 PM  12 years agoPost 17
Itsindilas

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I vote for align frames

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