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02-12-2006 10:06 PM  12 years agoPost 1
leetony

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Ran out of gas, hard landing, cracked frame. Everything else looks ok... Is replacing the frame difficult? Is it just a matter of take the screws out, take the old frame out and replace with new and screw back on? Or is there anything else that I should know?

Thanks,
Tony.

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02-12-2006 10:11 PM  12 years agoPost 2
z11355

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there are 4 frame pieces, which ones did you bust?

the lowers are a 10 minute operation. the uppers longer only
cause you have to undo more screws and move hardware over.

if you busted the upper frames near the equipment shelf,
use nylon screws next time and maybe threaded inserts.

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02-12-2006 10:20 PM  12 years agoPost 3
leetony

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It cracked near the boom support
The crack is near the boom support screw and the landing struts. It's the lower frame, right?
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Tony

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02-12-2006 10:25 PM  12 years agoPost 4
z11355

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yes.

very quick to change that out.

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02-13-2006 07:12 PM  12 years agoPost 5
leetony

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Any lower frame upgrades available?
Just wondering if anyone makes an upgrade for Freya's lower frames.
Thanks,
Tony

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02-13-2006 07:14 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Eury

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You can put carbon fiber lowers on, like the X-spec has, but that's a lot of expense and complexity for no real advantage.

Nick Crego

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02-13-2006 07:22 PM  12 years agoPost 7
z11355

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SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


dont tell that to all the XSpec owners

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02-13-2006 07:32 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Eury

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I am one! I'll tell you, the CF frames look cool, but are a pain compared to plastics. I doubt I'll change them when I break them, but they are kind of a pain.

Nick Crego

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02-13-2006 08:26 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Flyfalcons

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The only thing I would consider "difficult" with the Freya is getting the holes for the main gear lined up with the main shaft. Other than that, it's pretty easy to work on.

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02-13-2006 08:26 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Helinutnz

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Learn from me. You can spend a truckload of money on upgrades. Most of them are a waste of money. My x-spec with all the bling doesn't fly any better than the EVO 90 I saw at a meet recently. Looks nice in the pits and thats about it. I could have spent half the amount I have on an evo 90 but they weren't out when I bought the x-spec and proceeded to upgrade bits and pieces as thats what a lot of other people did. Dumb. I have now been in the hobby long enough to realise that all I have done is lightened my wallet.

I'd like to see Hirobo tidy up the clutch bell to pinion fitting as two 90 size pinions I have either wobble slightly or rotate off centre in the clutch bell. The evo 50 does it slightly as well. I thought it was normal till I viewed a friends raptor recently and spun the main gear looking for something else and the clutch bell spun perfectly. This can be seen when spinning the bell/pinion setup on a balancer. The pinion is a sloppy fit into the bearing and must be loctited in. (the source of a nasty noise I found)

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02-13-2006 10:45 PM  12 years agoPost 11
leetony

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Save some $$$ :D
Thanks for your advice! Looks like I can save some money on the heli.
I'll fix it with stock frame.
Thanks,
Tony

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02-13-2006 11:53 PM  12 years agoPost 12
Helinutnz

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Yeah good one Tony. Avoid the bling trap if you can. Only thing I upgraded on my EVO 50 was the plastic radius block and the washout base that sets the phasing. I put the metal EX one on as it has grub screws and won't slip like the plastic one if not done tight enough or break like the plastic one if done up too tight. Having said that you can set the phasing and put a wee bit of CA on the plastic piece and it won't spin. I have been thrashing the EVO 50 for over a year now and no sign of bad wear. No other upgrades on this heli except it has a freya tail and freya Landing gear just to be common with my X-spec.

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