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07-01-2014 09:31 PM  6 years ago
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Which Mechanics for a 500E?
I have a Funkey Hughes 500E 50 size fuselage and would like some suggestions on which mechanics to use. This is the painted version and I wanted something that was fast and easy to get into the air. So I'm looking for the best mechanics to use that can pretty much "drop in" without having to do much in the way of fitting or modifications.

I have a Align 600 Nitro that I was going to use but I'm having second thoughts about using a nitro machine and I think I would rather go with a electric setup. I also just got a Rappy 550e FLB which I love and was thinking about going with another for the fuse but I would have to get a longer boom and belt and it looks like I would also have to modify the servo tray for it to fit. I've even considered modifying my 600n to a 600e but again, more time and effort.

Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks! Mark
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07-02-2014 12:53 AM  6 years ago
Mojave

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I would look into fitting a Rex550 airframe in this heli. The mechs are compact enough, easy to stretch to 600-700 length, TQ tube tail and they have a direct servo to swash set up.
Barry
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07-02-2014 05:16 AM  6 years ago
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Thanks Barry!
I never even thought about using a Rex550. It sounds like that just may be the way to go but I really don't know anything about the Rex550. What size main shaft does it use (I want to add a 5 bladed head down the road) and does it use the same gears, tail drive shaft, and tail gear box as the 600?

Thanks! Mark
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07-02-2014 01:59 PM  6 years ago
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It uses the same basic running gear as a rex600. It has a 10mm mainshaft. The main shaft is slightly different than a 600, it has a shoulder machined into it (bearing stop), but that doesn't interfere with mounting a scale head.
Barry
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07-02-2014 02:08 PM  6 years ago
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The way to go
Thanks for the info Barry. I did do some research last night on the Rex550 and I do think this would be the best set-up for that fuse.

Thanks again! Mark
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