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06-08-2009 02:35 AM  9 years agoPost 1
cranester

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I need another bird and my streched t-rex 600 has been incredible, so I would like to stick with Align for now, Thought I'd get a t-rex 700 and convert it to electric, and maybe strch it to 800? is this possible?

Juan Crane

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06-08-2009 02:41 AM  9 years agoPost 2
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06-08-2009 02:47 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Louisiana Helicam

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I'm using a 700E full-time for my business. I don't see a need for 800mm blades though. What are you going to use this machine for?

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06-08-2009 02:51 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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I wouldn't want to run a payload that the 800's could handle on the stock .7 gear on the Trex. Seems sketchy to me.

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06-08-2009 02:56 AM  9 years agoPost 5
cranester

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I'm using a 700E full-time for my business. I don't see a need for 800mm blades though. What are you going to use this machine for
Same as my streched t-rex 600, video and stills, but I thought maybe the the 700's beefier main gear and head would allow a little more payload capacity, I don't like to throw more than 6 lbs on the streched 600 just because I feel the main gear and maybe a jesus bolt or something might fail.

Maybe 8-9 lbs on the 700 without the strech is doable/safe?

Juan Crane

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06-08-2009 03:54 AM  9 years agoPost 6
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If you need 800mm blades, I would consider switching to Ion-X2 or Maxi Joker. I fly a Ion with 800's and it is dead smooth and lifts like a crane.

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06-08-2009 10:55 AM  9 years agoPost 7
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Here is mine.

Rotortech 830mm blades, long tail boom/driveshaft, 400kv/4035 motor, flybarless.

No need to worry about 0.7mod gear.
I often fly with Sony Z1, EX1 onboard. Lots of power and lifting capacity, flys like on rails, very agile when needed with max 5kg payload on custom front mount.

Tomasz Patan - Revoflite

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06-08-2009 01:09 PM  9 years agoPost 8
cranester

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U.S.U.L What tail boom is that? looks like a nice bird

Juan Crane

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06-08-2009 03:52 PM  9 years agoPost 9
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I'm using long century Condor tail boom.
As for the tail driveshaft you will have to make one yourself. Any alu tube of same diameter as original should fit.
I would also recommend adding 3rd support bearing.

Condor tail boom is slightly smaller in diameter(about 1mm) but it is not an issue if You are creative kind of person

Tomasz Patan - Revoflite

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06-08-2009 05:03 PM  9 years agoPost 10
trackhead

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No need to worry about 0.7mod gear.
I often fly with Sony Z1, EX1 onboard. Lots of power and lifting capacity, flys like on rails, very agile when needed with max 5kg payload on custom front mount.
I thought the same after 5 months of flying the HPX170, then for whatever reason, I sheered two .7 main gears in the span of two weeks making for exciting psuedo autos and plenty of luck.

Not to be a downer, but I'm no longer confident in the .7mod gear for anything but 3-4 pound payloads. It just isn't worth the risk in my opinion.

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06-08-2009 05:20 PM  9 years agoPost 11
rerazor

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Hate to beat a dead horse again. But why not just go with a purpose built proven Joker? The whole parts cost issue is a joke. I never need to buy parts for my Joker. Plus, I can get them no problem. If its the extra cost for the Joker kit. I think its worth it in the end.

Just my 2 cents.

Robert

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06-08-2009 11:29 PM  9 years agoPost 12
cranester

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Robert you are right I think I'll go for the Joker no point in trying to create something that already exists.

Juan Crane

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06-09-2009 07:49 PM  9 years agoPost 13
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Tomasz beautiful machine! things, a t-rex 700?

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06-10-2009 02:34 AM  9 years agoPost 14
tech1

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Don't understand why you have a problem with people trying new airframes. You would have me believe nothing but a Joker can take a camera up?

I have seen the 700's flying 3D at my club and they are very nice flying machines. Keep us posted on how the 700 measures up.

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06-10-2009 04:01 AM  9 years agoPost 15
Louisiana Helicam

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Jokers are fine machines but the 700E is just as capable. I built mine last November and have about 250 flights (3D and AP combined) without a single issue. I am considering the .1 mod gear although I've never had a .7 mod gear failure.

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