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03-29-2012 07:02 PM  7 years ago
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lepton ex ?
hi guys,
well im finaly getting my hands on an lepton ex heli. im trying to get all the info i can get about this heli.

like what is a great motor for this heli?
what size esc sould i use? would a 50 be ok?
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03-29-2012 10:09 PM  7 years ago
rpat

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I have a Hacker on mine but I would have to go down and see what number it is. you made a good choice. I have had mine ever since it came out and to this day I still consider it a front line heli.trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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03-29-2012 10:13 PM  7 years ago
rpat

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Another thing is that you will need longer tail blades unless they have started providing longer blades with the kit.trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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03-30-2012 12:02 AM  7 years ago
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thanks for the info, ya will any 500 size engine fit this bird??
also what size tail blades can i use? i want c/f blades.

also i was reading that the tail really needs to be sped up do they make a diffrent pully for the belt system to speed up the tail?
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03-30-2012 12:25 AM  7 years ago
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Searching the Lepton section you will find a plethora of information of all of the above.
Motor size and pinion are dictated by the battery size you plan on using. Originally the Lepton was designed for 4S. I use 5S 3600 in my Leptons. And that 5S is a very snug fit. Some have used 6S but I do not have any info on that.
Tail blades and options are also in this section. Scroll through the section. Tons of input. I have used the 13T tail gear, the pitch is slightly off and you have to have a snug belt. Slipped the belt twice and lost the tail, that was with the extended boom which I also went back to the stock length boom as well as stock gearing with the larger tail blades and a 601 gyro with full size servo. They haul the freight. I use a Hyperion and a Scorpion 880KV.
I have a Kora 15-14 in fine condition in the sale section. It is a perfect motor for the Lepton on 5S and a 22T pinion.
http://rc.runryder.com/t676213p1/
As for the escape I would use a 75 or 100 ICE. The 50 may be a little on the low side. I also use Hercules BEC's as well. I do not use the BEC in the ICE for a 500 bird. Thought your 50 was for your Embla you were building?
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04-01-2012 04:13 PM  7 years ago
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ya i have an extra ice 50 well i will when i send it in to get fixed.

but i think ill get me ether a 75 ot 100esc with bec.

now i have to figure out do i go with 4s or 5s.

and ya im running a ice 50 on my embla. buy the way, love that heli.

and i have been doing some readin on this heli.
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04-04-2012 09:45 PM  7 years ago
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hello guys,
well i just got my lepton and it can with a motor and need to find out if this is a good motor or not.

its a hacker a30-12xl 770rpm/v and i have a 22t pinion.
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04-04-2012 09:46 PM  7 years ago
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also can i get alum. belt pullys the small ones??
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04-05-2012 02:47 AM  7 years ago
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hello guys..

well i got this used for a great price and was told it would need some thinks.

well iv been striping it down today seeing what i need.
heres a list if anybody has some extra you want to sell please let me know thanks.
http://rc.runryder.com/t691324p1/?p=5700585#RR
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04-10-2012 03:15 PM  7 years ago
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hi guys, those of you that have a lepton can you post oics of were you mounted all your electronics?

im lookin at this heli and have no idea were to mount my ice75 and pro bec.
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04-10-2012 04:51 PM  7 years ago
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Check my gallery.Jeremy

I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
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04-10-2012 07:36 PM  7 years ago
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My BEC is on the opposing side of the Gyro like JerBears. Ice is underneath in the airstream.
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04-11-2012 12:35 AM  7 years ago
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When I bought mine some manufacturer offered a couple of accessories for it . One of them was a couple of carbon fiber add on's to each side of the frames. That is where I mounted the esc and the bec. Also this outfit offered an add on to the back of the tail so the longer tail blades would not hit the ground. Wish I could remember who offered them.trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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04-11-2012 12:42 AM  7 years ago
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MJP. Made the base plates as shown on my birds, and a few other pieces. Side spacer is easy enough to make from carbon sheet and a couple of spacers.
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04-11-2012 01:24 PM  7 years ago
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does anybody still make upgrades for this bird??
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04-11-2012 01:25 PM  7 years ago
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mike, what tail servo is that??
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04-11-2012 10:13 PM  7 years ago
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9256/611
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04-11-2012 10:54 PM  7 years ago
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how did you get that servo to fit? is it really tail heave?

im thinking of going with a full size tail servo just not sure yet. i want to fly it with my new jr ds3400 and see how that goes.
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