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02-06-2008 02:06 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Madskyllz

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central Ct USA

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how many have used the phillips screws that are used to assemble the side frames? For me I remove all of them and use 3ml cap screws and nuts makes for one very rigid frame, also for the skids just cut some old fly bars to length of the skids insert in the bottom groove and epoxe in place now thats even stronger than regular alum tube skids ask me how i know.

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02-06-2008 03:57 AM  10 years agoPost 2
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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I only replaced the four screws that clamp the tail boom in place. The rest are fine as is.

The skids are also surprisingly tough as is. I was skeptical about those one-piece skids when they first appeared, but over time, I've discovered they work well as is.

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02-06-2008 01:32 PM  10 years agoPost 3
heli-cuzz

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Pittston, Pa. USA

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My first C-5 kit. I went to put the TP screws in to clamp the boom. I can't believe they would call for those in the assembly.
Needless to say, I did the same as Dave. The frame screws are just fine as they are.
I also replaced the bellcrank screws with a longer hex screw just enough to come through the inside of the frame.

As for the skids, they are tough as nails and slide nicely on the grass and asphalt.

At the end of this vid you can see my auto-slide.

Watch at YouTube

Fury 55 NIB Furion6 CGY750 fbl helicopter-Frenzy CGY750 fbl nitro-Frenzy fbl NOBAR90

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02-06-2008 03:12 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Helijost

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Pevely, MO - USA

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I have only broken one set of skids. Trust me, it deserved to be broken. The machine is tuff. I haven't replaced my phillips in the tail yet... but I do plan on using some from my EVO 50 (same size).

Team Mikado USA

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04-21-2008 05:11 AM  10 years agoPost 5
JFERA22

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MONTEREY,CA

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C5
helicuzz nice flying sounds like you got that motor dailed in good. Sounds good,that I bet you love that rev limiter too.keep up the good work brian talk to you later. jfera22

VOOOLAAAREEE~~~ way up in the sky!!

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