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01-27-2012 08:09 PM  7 years ago
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Husker

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My 7hv showed up today!
Really impressed by the quality of this kit. The quality of my align 700 was laughable compared to this...not even in the same ballpark. It had a couple tiny cracks on the canopy but I will just put a little CA in them instead of bothering with getting a replacement. I will get a custom canopy or two anyway.

I have a beastx and hobbywing 120a esc. I am not sure what servos and motor I will use just yet.

I couldn't resist a quick dry fit to see what it looks like. My iphone lens is scratched so the pictures are grainy...I need to get a new back plate for it.

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01-27-2012 08:46 PM  7 years ago
seemore74

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Nice:Shape 9.0, Outrage Fusion 550, Outrage G5 + Futaba transmission.
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01-27-2012 11:16 PM  7 years ago
raptormandan

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you will love it...i had to loosen all my frame screws and realign the frame. had trouble with main shaft sliding into lower bearing block...other than that, i got an extra control rod guide. put it on closer to frame, instead of just the one that comes with the kit...
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01-27-2012 11:17 PM  7 years ago
VKGT

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Whatdaya waiting for, get working on that thing!
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01-28-2012 12:58 AM  7 years ago
Husker

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Thanks guys! I will be ordering servos and motor next week and should have it flying in a couple weeks.

Thanks for the tips raptor. I may add another control rod guide...sounds like a good idea. My main shaft went in to the bottom block easily but I haven't tightened everything down just yet.
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01-28-2012 01:09 AM  7 years ago
Steff Giguere

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Congrats, one of my friends has one, anxious to see it in person.Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team
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01-28-2012 01:13 AM  7 years ago
Husker

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Congrats, one of my friends has one, anxious to see it in person.
It is a pretty looking machine thats for sure. I am going to try Rail blades on this one
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01-28-2012 08:02 AM  7 years ago
raptormandan

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ya when you go to tighten the servos thats where it gets funny...to other of my friends had same issue...no big deal...i can tell you the heli flies incredible....i did use goof off to remove the tape goostuff from boom and im using 8717 servos...scorpion 4035.560....yge 120 esc world robotics bec...i hear savox makes a new tail servo....but last the vbar .make sure you ground your boom other wise static will be your enemy..the heli feels very light...cant wait to fly mine saturday morning...if you have any questions pm me ofcourse....
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01-28-2012 08:36 AM  7 years ago
raptormandan

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heres mine
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01-30-2012 02:51 PM  7 years ago
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Looks Nice! I would like to see one up close! Still trying to decide what 90E I want to build this spring!Dave V.
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01-31-2012 12:43 AM  7 years ago
Husker

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Looks Nice! I would like to see one up close! Still trying to decide what 90E I want to build this spring!
When I get it flying I will let you know and you are welcome to try it out if you'd like.
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02-02-2012 02:05 AM  7 years ago
CoronaL

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congrats!

I'm running Castle 120 V2 and Xera 4530-500, MKS HBL950/980 servos, Stock blades and love this heli.

Take the head apart, red loc tite the grip arm bolts to the grips. Blue for the spindle bolts and clean out the spindle holes really well with some rubbing alcohol to get out the factory oil. Check the tail, some factory assembled tails have the tail grip bearing in backwards. The "looser" thrust bearing goes on the inside and the tighter one on the outside. You can check them on the shaft and see what I mean but one will have a little more play and that goes inside.

I do like the extra tail rod guide on the tail boom. Lube the belt liberally with silicoln spray. I spray some in a little bowl and then let the belt sit in there for 10 mins or so and move it around every so often so the oil will soak in a bit.
Randy!!! I am the liquor
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02-19-2012 02:51 AM  7 years ago
Husker

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I got it ready to go today! Just finished programming the esc and beast x. Hoping for some good weather soon.
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02-21-2012 05:47 PM  7 years ago
Alexm0324

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@Raptormandan- Where did you get the metal on the tail pushrod. I've been looking for something that will fit instead of shrink tubing. Did you have to replace the whole tail pushrod too?
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02-21-2012 06:08 PM  7 years ago
rcnut

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If I'm not mistaking...that's aluminum tubing.Team Miniature Aircraft
"I love the smell of Nitro in the morning!"
...Citizen 654!
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02-21-2012 06:19 PM  7 years ago
Alexm0324

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That's my point, I'm curious as to what he's using. Whether it is a part already made or from some tubing supplier.
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02-21-2012 06:27 PM  7 years ago
raptormandan

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tubes
i made them
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02-22-2012 01:52 AM  7 years ago
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It flies amazingly well!!! I got 4 flights on it this evening. I spent most of the time tweaking the beastx to my liking but I can tell this heli is the best I have flown. The align motor is making a ton of power and the motor, esc, and batteries are coming down very cool. On my last two flights I did everything I could to try to get the tail to blow out or the main gear to strip. I lubed the gear before the first flight and I didn't have any noticeable dust and no stripped(or in any way blemished) teeth. The tail had some wags on certain maneuvers but no blowouts...and the wag is not anything mechanical...I just need to keep working with the beastx.

I am THRILLED with this helicopter. Everything from build to maiden was trouble free and it flies like a dream.

I have never been this happy with a helicopter after the first few flights!
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02-28-2012 12:46 AM  7 years ago
RAK402

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OUTSTANDING HUSKER!Team KBDD/Compass Team Manger/Experience RC/Team JR Americas/WR Field Rep
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