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12-05-2012 06:16 AM  7 years ago
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BlueBus320

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550 DFC NEWBIE HELP
Just back into choppers after 20yrs & could use a lil help.. Here's what I have
• Trex 550 DFC super combo new
• Skookum SK720
• Futaba 14mzap

WHAT I THINK I NEED
• I think I need a Futaba Fasst receiver (or can I bind to the SK720?)
• do I need the Skookum S-bus?
• governor? (Not even sure what's that for)
• 5000Mah 6cell 30 or so C batt

I decided to build new so I can learn all of this new technology. I haven't started my build yet, so any help is appreciated!
Thanks, Jay
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12-05-2012 04:53 PM  7 years ago
Waco

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Realflight 6.5 Simulator or equivalent.
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12-05-2012 05:04 PM  7 years ago
BlueBus320

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I come from a Heli background (have owned more than 20, from 60-30 nitro & lil electrics) & have been actively flying 3D 40%, & turbines. I could be wrong but don't think I'll need realflight to work on control inputs. Set up help woth the modern technological advancements would be appreciated though, no fields around me.
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12-06-2012 04:57 PM  7 years ago
Waco

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Just read the instructions then.
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12-06-2012 06:17 PM  7 years ago
BlueBus320

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Lol, thanks a lot buddy.
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12-10-2012 02:14 PM  7 years ago
ZS-JAF

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You will need 1-4 5000 MaH batteries 30C will be good. I am not a Skookum or Futaba guy, but the Skookum has a built in governor, the VBAR needs a phase sensor to read the speed of the motor to make the corrections, I assume it is the same. You will also need an RX. I dont know about the S-bus. Welcome back.I have a 3D heli, I don't understand why it doesn't do 3D.
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12-10-2012 02:52 PM  7 years ago
jschenck

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My thoughts

- skip the GOV. keep it simple. play with the GOV once you figure out if you really want/need it. Throttle curves on an electric are really simple

- get two inexpensive batteries. Either Turnigy, GensAce, Sky or some other relatively inexpensive pack. I use and like those brands. Don't worry too much about C ratings, it's mostly marketing BS.

- I have setup an Align 3GX with just a normal Futaba FAAST rx. I didn't use the S-bus cable though the setup was capable of it. Just plugged in each channel needed into the FBL controller. If I were in your shoes I'd start off like this. You can get the S-bus cable later and make the wiring simpler if you want.

- run a separate RX batter pack. I like running LiFe packs for RX.

keep it simple
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12-11-2012 12:25 AM  7 years ago
BlueBus320

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Thanks Bro..
That's good info! Sheds some light on some of the things I've been reading. I like simple, & plan on going that route. Looking forward to learning all this new stuff!!!
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