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10-25-2013 09:32 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Funky Trex

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Does anybody use Align 550s for scale setups? They run cool, are relatively light and use a simple design. Although mine is an open design, my motor/esc/lipo/servo temps are all uner 115-120 degrees after a 5 minute 3d flight. Obviously the scale ship would be running much more tame so I don't thik temp will be a problem despite enclosing everything. I also have a spare Raptor 50 but it is nitro and I would rather build an elctric model if possible. I have a Logo 500 that is electric, but it is already a bit underpowered as just a pod and boom heli with an old motor.

My dad flew an as350 for the state police so I have always been interested in that model the most. I also like cobra and airwolf fuses. I have never built a scale heli so I am sure there is a lot I need to learn. Can anyone point me in the right direction for learning and/or possibly purchasing a fuse for the 550?

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10-26-2013 05:15 PM  5 years agoPost 2
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Scale body for Align 550
Im putting mine in the so called 700 size Airwolf from Century. I stretched the boom to 700 size and I have Sab 640s for the mains. It will be a 8s setup with a Castle 120, I went with the 120 because it was a good deal and the Align 600MX 510KV motor.
I bought the fuse for the 700N I converted to electric and after I dropped the mechanics into the fuse I realized there was no way I would be able to swap batteries without cutting massive hatches in it.
So the 550 was sitting there and after some test fitting between that and a 600ESP, I went with the 550 because it can handle the same motors as the 600 and its lighter and smaller.
I don't know why there aren't more people using the 550 in 600 or 700 scale applications. Its all a matter of finding the right components that will complement your flying needs. That's why I love electric.

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10-26-2013 05:31 PM  5 years agoPost 3
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Great, thanks for the info. Do you have any pics of your project?

Does the 700 tailbox use the same boom diameter and mounting points as the 550/600 tailbox?

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10-26-2013 05:35 PM  5 years agoPost 4
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Scale body for Align 550
No, but if you want something specific I can get it for you.

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10-27-2013 12:45 AM  5 years agoPost 5
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Scale 550
Yes the tail box diameter is the same.

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10-27-2013 01:05 AM  5 years agoPost 6
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The Rex550e is a perfect candidate for many scale projects. (Ken) Stunt4Fun has one in his vario huey. It is also nice because it has a short nose that can be shortened even more to allow for more cabin details. It also has direct servo to swash config and TQ tube tail that can easily be converted to flex drive.
Barry

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