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10-26-2013 06:39 PM  4 years agoPost 41
Swoop

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In that first pic, what is that extended intake on the engine? not stock is it?

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10-26-2013 09:50 PM  4 years agoPost 42
Paulo Lopes

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Its the optional intake trumpet that helps smooth the airflow coming into the intake.
OS Engines part no: 28712000
Tower Hobby no: LXBYZC

Its cool, looks like a miniature version that our race cars use...

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10-29-2013 07:46 PM  4 years agoPost 43
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That's right...a MAN's helictoper right there!

Hey, Paulo - I installed the TT boom strut brace too. Wow, for $5.99 and free shipping from Ebay, it was certainly a value. Once I got it and saw how rubust it makes the tail I was pleased. However, almost doesn't fit. Has to be "collapsed" fully to fit the X50.

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10-29-2013 08:08 PM  4 years agoPost 44
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Thanks Rob43, Don't know about it being a man's helicopter..

I can't even nose in hover yet.

The strut brace on mine is all the way in too.
But like you said is makes the strut brace nice and tight.

I also used, COUGH - align rubber fuel tank stoppers with
the TT fittings which makes it super tight and won't leak.

I'm waiting now for RotorTech FB paddles and she will be done.

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10-30-2013 02:25 AM  4 years agoPost 45
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Sounds fun, Paulo. The quality of Rotor Tech blades is excellent.

I just received a set of Torsion SOLID! FBL Blades today. They look really interesting.

You completely cloaked your servo wires. Extremely nice and clean looking.

Rob

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10-30-2013 07:03 PM  4 years agoPost 46
Paulo Lopes

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I try to keep things neat, makes up for my messy flying.

Another thing I did is to put heat shrink over the pin that
secures the tail drive gear.

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10-30-2013 07:14 PM  4 years agoPost 47
Paulo Lopes

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I fitted the optional elevator lever.
No benefit I think but I did it anyway.

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10-30-2013 07:21 PM  4 years agoPost 48
Paulo Lopes

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I am probably the only one who bought this obsolete part.
It is very well made though.

We can just call this an old school helicopter.

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10-31-2013 05:13 PM  4 years agoPost 49
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when's the maiden flight?

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10-31-2013 09:00 PM  4 years agoPost 50
Paulo Lopes

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At least a month from now, It will take about a month or so to get the RotorTech paddles.

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10-31-2013 09:41 PM  4 years agoPost 51
mustang67ford

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That's pretty good for learning FF with a titan. Not sure on the blue canopy, but the red canopy becomes hard to see when you start doing your 8's. Just a word of caution.

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11-04-2013 06:51 PM  4 years agoPost 52
Paulo Lopes

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Yea, the red canopy is hard to see sometimes.
As you turn the heli it just looks like it turns the other way...
Optical illusion that has made me turn cold a few times.

The blue canopy will probably be worse.

I have put some bright yellow skid nuts and tape on the tail
just to help me out.

Here is the X50 that got me hooked.
It has been flawless for 12 months now.
Even did my first stall turn today... I'm stoked.

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11-05-2013 12:15 AM  4 years agoPost 53
mustang67ford

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I have always been told not to use skid nuts because it could cause a tip over as they grab and don't allow the heli to slide on the ground, especally with an auto. With that said, i have always wanted to try them myself.

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11-05-2013 06:00 AM  4 years agoPost 54
Paulo Lopes

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That is probably true, I am not doing an autos at the moment
but that is a thought. they do stop the landing gear from getting
any scratches or marks on them though.

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11-06-2013 12:45 AM  4 years agoPost 55
Rob43

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I prefer them, personally. I like the machine anchored when spooling up.

Rob

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11-07-2013 02:26 PM  4 years agoPost 56
Myles

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Hi Paulo, awesome build thread. Just want to say it was an awesome build thread. The wiring on the new X50 is very neat. Cant wait to hear how the maiden flight went.

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11-07-2013 05:54 PM  4 years agoPost 57
Rob43

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What wiring? Hahahahahah!

Rob

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11-07-2013 06:10 PM  4 years agoPost 58
Paulo Lopes

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Thanks guys, Miles I want to see you ring the X50 properly.

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11-08-2013 03:48 PM  4 years agoPost 59
Paulo Lopes

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I went with the double link throttle.

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11-23-2013 06:15 PM  4 years agoPost 60
Paulo Lopes

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Just received my 620mm Mavrick blades and FUNKEY carbon paddles.

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