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02-08-2006 08:44 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Radamans

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whichita falls, Texas

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Well I just got my T-rex 450XL HDE. I was wondering if there is anything I need to pay close attention to when putting it together. Maybe something they missed in the instructions.

Thanks

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02-08-2006 08:52 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Hoverdown3K

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check out trextuning.com they have a build section.

-= I know there is Money in RC helicopters. I put it there=-

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02-08-2006 08:59 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Professor Fate

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Please start here!
http://runryder.com/t215186p1/

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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02-08-2006 09:02 PM  12 years agoPost 4
sunfm

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yes difintally
check out that link

major problem

Align Trex 450 XL HDE ------ I LOVE IT---------

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02-08-2006 09:49 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Edge

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Main thing I can think of is to install the motor right after you merge the two frame halves. It can be done later, but it is harder to get at the screws. And Trex Tuning link is great!

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02-08-2006 09:52 PM  12 years agoPost 6
funkyflyer

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Griffith, IN.

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Glue that swash. I saw one come apart this weekend, it doesn't end well.

Wow, the ground was closer than I thought.

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02-08-2006 09:57 PM  12 years agoPost 7
exeter_acres

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Johns Creek, GA

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since noone has mentioned it,,,,

GLUE OR LOCTITE YOUR SWASH PLATE.....

(yes that was sarcasm....)


but DO IT!

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02-08-2006 10:16 PM  12 years agoPost 8
sunfm

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exeter_acres
i guess you didnt see the links above

Align Trex 450 XL HDE ------ I LOVE IT---------

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02-08-2006 10:22 PM  12 years agoPost 9
exeter_acres

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of course I did,.......,

hence the reason I wrote it was sarcasm!@!!


sheeesh....

doesn't ANYONE have a sense of humor

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02-08-2006 10:24 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Professor Fate

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A smart arse is better than a dumb arse!

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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02-08-2006 10:51 PM  12 years agoPost 11
exeter_acres

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Thank you!!


at least someone understands me.....

now...will you tell that to my wife?!?!?!

I'm old, bitter, and don't like people.... get over it

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02-08-2006 10:58 PM  12 years agoPost 12
Radamans

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whichita falls, Texas

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Thanks guys. I checked my Swash and sure enough it came out when using the socket method. I hit it with some CA and put it back togeher. Thanks again. Keep the tips coming.

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02-09-2006 12:07 AM  12 years agoPost 13
whtbronco

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Well I started my HDE assembly today. I did not have a socket, but I tried my darndest to get the swash apart to no avail. I will still try with a socket tomorrow, but I doubt it's gonna be easy to get apart.

The washout hub guide pins are a real PITA to install. The instructions just plain suck and the ball links must be sized. Mine are so tight they are hard to move. After cutting them(with a ball link sizing tool) they flop all over the place just like they should.

Oh a set of calipers for measuring washers and bolts is almost a necessity for this heli IMO. I can barely see the differencebetween .2mm and .5mm washers.

Chris Wish I was flying!

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02-09-2006 12:21 AM  12 years agoPost 14
funkyflyer

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Griffith, IN.

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One more time, from the top. No matter how tight you think the swash is, glue it if plastic or loctite if metal. So many sites with so many build threads, yet so many going down from the swash falling apart.

Wow, the ground was closer than I thought.

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02-09-2006 02:06 AM  12 years agoPost 15
whtbronco

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Well mine was tight enough. I just broke 1 of the ball link ears of it trying to seperate it. Oh well. With a 7/16 socket sitting under I also tore my thumb open. I should have listened to my instinct.

Chris Wish I was flying!

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02-09-2006 02:25 AM  12 years agoPost 16
whtbronco

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Okay well tomorrow I will go to the LHS and get a replacement swash. The question is has anyone ever determined a measured amount of pressure to use to seperate the swash such that if it doesn't seperate we call acceptible?

Don't take this as bragging it causes me problems often. I am very strong and have very poor feeling in my hands due to severe nerve damage in my shoulders and often break things before I realize it. On my Raptor I stripped threads assembling it on several parts and have broken the leaf spring U bolts on my 78 Bronco while installing 4" lift springs. I have learned to use torque wrenches a lot since 200 ft lbs is easy to achieve with an 8" ratchet. Thus the question of how much pressue is required for the swash.

Chris Wish I was flying!

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02-09-2006 02:47 AM  12 years agoPost 17
funkyflyer

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Griffith, IN.

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On my plastic swash, it took a small tap. On my metal swash, it took a good smack. To get them apart, I took the balls out of the center swash. Then, I opened up my vise wide enough to catch the outer swash. I used two small pieces of electric tape to keep the outer swash from scratching. I used a 3" extension on the 7/16 socket to be sure I got my hands out of the way, and gave a good smack.

Wow, the ground was closer than I thought.

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02-09-2006 02:58 AM  12 years agoPost 18
whtbronco

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Thanks funkyflyer, but short of some real numbers, which I don't expect to get, I will let my wife try to seperate the new swash. She does a good bit of heli maintenance for me so I don't break stuff.

The other thing I thought of was to set the swash on a 7/16 socket and place a 1" or so socket, whatever fits around the upper half, on top and hit the upper socket with a rubber mallet.

Chris Wish I was flying!

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02-09-2006 01:57 PM  12 years agoPost 19
whtbronco

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Further investigation of my now broken swash shows that it matched the first 2 pictures in the sticky swash plate thread in that it had a flange at the bottom of the upper half. I knew it had this, but had not paid enough attention to those pics to realize that a new swash was out with it which supposedly fixed the issue, again. In the second set of pics in the thread, first post, the upper half of that swash is smooth all the way down it appears and would only have glue holding it together.

Chris Wish I was flying!

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02-09-2006 02:00 PM  12 years agoPost 20
exeter_acres

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perfect directions here....

they are buried a bit in the sticky

I'm old, bitter, and don't like people.... get over it

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