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03-12-2010 03:27 AM  8 years agoPost 41
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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just thought i'd bump the post up. frenzy has been out a little longer now and i'm loving mine but unfortunately i haven't been able to fly the heli much in a while. you guys that fly all the time, how's she holding up. any new issues to watch out for? here's the heli with her new skin.

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03-12-2010 03:43 AM  8 years agoPost 42
135boom

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Been flying great! Not a ton of flying due to the cold and now wet, but flying none the less. The TZ-50 is still my favorite flyer. No fear, no fuss, no issues. I use a Raptor 50 clutch bell and liner for the machines and check it out after each outing. Nothing to report but improved flying skills for me.
Oh, and I still think this machine is the fastest forward flight 50 out there. Rock solid blazing fast speed. Many think it's a 90 when I scream around and then are shocked to see an OS-50SXH tucked between the frames.

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03-12-2010 04:26 AM  8 years agoPost 43
ruddernate

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great to see that someone's flying. the weather here has sucked lately. beautiful on the workdays and raining or snowing on the weekends. spring and summer is just around the bend though. haven't really setup the heli for fast forward flight but that's cool that you're getting those results. i have still not upgraded to a raptor clutch (even though i have plenty laying around) but i plan to soon. thanks for the response.

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03-14-2010 03:16 PM  8 years agoPost 44
sonnyhad

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Holland,Mi

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I had a issue with the thrust bearings. It wasn't assembled properly and all of the sudden, my blades were way out on tracking. I also notice some wear on the main shaft from the bearings. I don't know what to think of that. But I sure like that way this thing almost flew right from the box! I've been messing with the gov so have not really put it through its paces. But soon!

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03-14-2010 03:55 PM  8 years agoPost 45
ruddernate

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good luck sonnyhad. i put the align gov on mine and when i bumped my headspeed up (2200) it really sprang to life. i just added some super stub cy lightweight paddles as well as vblades, a mp2 pipe, and some new align 610's and haven't got to fly it yet. the main issue i've seen is the blade grip arms are on the weak side imho. I broke both in my first crash and bent them in my second crash. i was haveing problems getting the same pitch on both sides they were waaaaay off. i finally noticed the grip arm was bent and i'm hoping that's the only thing causeing it. haven't thought about the thrust bearings.

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03-14-2010 06:11 PM  8 years agoPost 46
135boom

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With regards to the shaft wearing, JS put a fix out for this. They have a larger sprag bearing to replace the tiny one. Check with AMain, they can help.

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03-15-2010 03:24 AM  8 years agoPost 47
sonnyhad

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Holland,Mi

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This kit has the upgraded bearing! I wonder though if they were oiled!
Nate I just flew with a guy with those servo's and he said he could really tell the difference, I couldn't I'm sure but he is a experienced pilot and said he might have to put in a little expo as they were that fast! What cyclic pitch are you guys using. I may have to turn mine down a hair. I think i have it set at 48 or something like that, I am getting almost 11 both pos and neg and it seems to bog it a little.

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03-15-2010 03:26 AM  8 years agoPost 48
sonnyhad

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Holland,Mi

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I thought those grip arms looked like something that would bend in a crash and ordered spares when i ordered my first kit! I haven't crashed yet, thankfully so I don't know how weak they are yet!

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03-15-2010 04:17 AM  8 years agoPost 49
elmobad

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Yep I have bent a set of thos arms. Not even a bad crash.

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03-16-2010 06:47 AM  8 years agoPost 50
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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bottom line is i've crashed my tz several times, that i have experience in and every crash i've had these grip arms have been destroyed. they're fairly cheap so i figure this is the part that gives that helps absorb other major damage. hey sonnyhad i'm running around +- 12 degrees pitch and with my gov. settings i don't have much trouble bogging the hyper 50. it's all about the collective management my friend.

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03-17-2010 10:37 PM  8 years agoPost 51
sonnyhad

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Holland,Mi

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Hey Nate, Yep I'm sure it is about collective management, its just another thing I need to get a handle on. I guess I'm better than I used to be, but still so far away! Flying the sim online with the helpful pointers from friends has helped tremendously.
Is that a part one needs to order by the case then??? Is it easy to see when one is bent, or do they sometimes appear normal and then show up later?

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03-18-2010 12:54 AM  8 years agoPost 52
ruddernate

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the reason this last one tricked me was that it was bent in toward the head block so that from the side (where i eyeball the head most of the time) it looked fine. just one of thos things. a case of them would be nice. to sound a little like a hypocrite, i'm not the best with collective management myself and i've also added gov's to all my helis.

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03-18-2010 02:24 AM  8 years agoPost 53
elmobad

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chicago IL

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I found out mine was bent when every thing was set up as pefect as I could get it. At zero or half stick one blade read 0 deg. other read
-1 deg went thru the whole set up again and in the end that was the problem, a bent arm.

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03-29-2010 03:54 AM  8 years agoPost 54
ruddernate

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mine were off 7 or 8 degrees from one side to the other. talk about baffled for a minute.

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