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03-14-2010 12:04 AM  8 years agoPost 1
rudyy

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I ditch the Evo 50 SD-G metal head and EX swash and replace with the SDX FZ-V head and HPM swash. For the D3 tank, I need to drill two hole to fit the mounting screws into the Evo 50 frame. I swap out the Evo90 landing strut with the original SDX low profile one. I also retain the original Evo 50 battery tray and servo mount. The tail servo is still boom mounted as this is the only option for HPM and the tail rotor has the Evo90 grips. I think that is about it. Just waiting for the Canomod phantom canopy to match up with the red devil blades. My Evo 50 HPM resurrects.

Before Conversion (Evo50 HPM):

After Conversion (SDX HPM):

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03-14-2010 02:32 PM  8 years agoPost 2
RussJ

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Looks awsome Rudy! Nice Job, So when are you going to try it out?

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03-14-2010 10:37 PM  8 years agoPost 3
rudyy

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Thanks Russ. Hopefully, this Wed or Thurs.

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03-15-2010 12:18 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Against Gravity

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SDX
Didn'T you just sell a SDX ?

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03-15-2010 12:54 AM  8 years agoPost 5
rudyy

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SDX

Didn'T you just sell a SDX ?
I posted the SDX SWM airframe on rr for $220, but no one wanted it. So I use the parts for the conversion.

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03-15-2010 04:39 AM  8 years agoPost 6
tadawson

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What are you going to do with your SD-G head?

- Tim

Friends don't let friends become electrotarded . . . .

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03-18-2010 01:56 AM  8 years agoPost 7
rudyy

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Maiden Flight
I finally have everything set up and take it out for its maiden flight, and wow, what a huge difference compared to my old Evo 50 HPM. It just flies as good as my SDX 135 SWM.

I now truly admire the mechanical mix design on the Sceadu.

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03-18-2010 03:37 AM  8 years agoPost 8
c54fun

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Rudyy

Glad you like it. Now you got me interested.
Can you just buy the head?
I also have a Raptor 90 and I lightened it up and put on a Kasama head. It was a big WOW!! also.
On the 90 it just felt super conected. Little stick movements made big in air movements. Is this what yours felt like? My Raptor was night and day different.

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03-18-2010 04:17 AM  8 years agoPost 9
rudyy

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No, you cannot just buy the head as that would be very costly. If you are also interested in the conversion, you need to keep an eye on a used SDX airframe. You can then take the whole head including the swash out and swap into your Evo50 HPM and use the rest for spare parts.

Rudy

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03-18-2010 04:55 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Dr.Ben

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Yes, you can.

412-320

FZ-5 complete head.

MSRP $250 (In stock at MRC)

Ben Minor

Peak Aircraft/Team Minicopter Team Futaba Team Kontronik USA

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03-18-2010 05:00 AM  8 years agoPost 11
rudyy

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but you still need the SDX swash ...

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03-18-2010 02:07 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Dr.Ben

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The swashplate is not mandatory. I have SSZ-IV heads on two models with previous iteration swashplate.

He asked if the complete head was available as a separate part. It is.

Ben Minor

Peak Aircraft/Team Minicopter Team Futaba Team Kontronik USA

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