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10-17-2018 09:16 PM  29 days agoPost 1
Flightime

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Hello everyone,
I am new to the forum and I have a lot of questions:
To start with I am building my first scale Helicopter and I am really learning as I go. I purchased a HobbyKing clone kit new and have had it for over 3years sitting in my garage. I decided about two months ago to do something with it. I think it is based off the 600ESP and it has a frame width of 47mm, Problem one is I can't find a motor for it as the frame is to narrow for all the new motors out there any suggestions. I amgoing to try and run 12s so any suggestions? This is going into a 700 fun-key jet ranger fuselage. What KV should I look for? I have replaced every single item on this Kit with align parts, I am also going flybarless

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10-18-2018 02:00 AM  29 days agoPost 2
doorman

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Welcome To The Scale Side!!!
I see your in Jacksonville, and just wondering what state...if it is AR, I will be glad to help you out since I am in Sherwood... Let me know...
I am sure that others will jump in to help you out also... and I will so some research also...

Stan

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10-18-2018 06:39 AM  28 days agoPost 3
goodhunting

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Slovenia ... somewhere in Europe

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welcome to the dark side....

a picture of your situation would help to figure out what is needed...

Klem

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10-18-2018 12:45 PM  28 days agoPost 4
Grimracer

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Grim Checking in from Central WI..

WELCOME TO SCALE... the gang around here is the BEST!

Grim

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10-18-2018 02:07 PM  28 days agoPost 5
ssmith512

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Indianapolis, IN USA

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Welcome!

Size wise this should fit.........

http://grandrc.com/Electric-Motors-...Brushless-Motor(510KV)-RCM-BL600MX-HML60M03-Open-Box/product_info.html

Just putting this out there.....I like Airwolf.

Carry on!

Steve

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10-19-2018 01:39 AM  28 days agoPost 6
Flightime

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Jacksonville

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Hello everyone,

Thank You for your hospitality I have been searching for those motors but could not find them as they are discontinued, I am In Jax Florida by the way. I received my new Funkey Jet Ranger today and like a kid it put a smile on my face. I clicked the link posted and it is coming back 404 error or something. I don't want to cut the frame so i may have to buy a newer model kit for it.

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10-19-2018 01:46 AM  28 days agoPost 7
Flightime

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I got the link to work, YES Grand RC has them I am going to order 2!!!! Posting on here is the smartest thing I have done all week. I really appreciate the help. I will be posting pictures of this build along with many more questions. Its funny I don't know anything much about these helicopters and I am a retired CW5 Helo pilot LOL!! I am going full bore into this addicting hobby and the wife is already fussing.

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10-20-2018 12:39 PM  26 days agoPost 8
Thumper217

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Slidell, LA - USA

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Welcome and you are right about posting on here as there are a lot of guys on here that have years of experience and more importantly are willing to share their knowledge and help out.

If you can't find a suitable motor you can always use some spacers between the bearing blocks to widen the space between the frames. http://www.kdedirect.com sells a kit just for that purpose but you can always make up your own as well. Also the CHAOS mechanics that were sold by http://www.scaleflying.com are Align clones but with wider frames, you might be able to find an old set of those for sale or they might have some parts still available like the bearing blocks, motor mounts and bottom brackets.

Thumper

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10-20-2018 04:33 PM  26 days agoPost 9
co_rotorhead

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Centennial, CO, USA

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Thumper217
If you can't find a suitable motor you can always use some spacers between the bearing blocks to widen the space between the frames.
1) If you're not squeamish with a dremel, you can cut away a small section of the frames on each side where the motor would otherwise touch the frames. I have done this with at least 3 models and it does not affect the structural integrity of the frames or overall mechanics. This is, in my opinion, the fastest/easiest way to resolve this issue so you can get on with your project. If you're not comfortable doing this, then,

2) The original 600 CF and 600 ESP mechanics were 47mm wide; the 600 pro however is 54mm wide. This is the same width as the 600 nitro as well. If you get spacers for the bearing blocks, keep in mind that you will also need to replace everything else that goes between the frames with the 54mm variants. (tail drive assembly, motor mount, frame spacers, bottom plate, battery tray, etc). Grand RC probably has most if not all of those parts in stock, as do other online vendors. The 54mm 600 Pro/600 nitro replacement parts are MUCH easier to find now than the 47mm 600 CF/600 ESP parts.

Just food for thought. (and welcome aboard)

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10-20-2018 07:36 PM  26 days agoPost 10
Flightime

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Jacksonville

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Thank you for your advice as well, I will purchase 2 motors from Grand RC and looking at the dimensions they will be perfect. Thanks to everyone on here that gave me a reply it is greatly appreciated.
I actually just made the tail boom modification and it looks perfect, all the great howto in the previous post put me right in the game. My Funkey fuselage came in and as I ordered it unpainted and such I did not realize how much it really is do it yourself lol but I am going to take my time, ask advice, and push forward and get it done. I am going to work on the fuselage by strengthening it a little bit and cut light holes in it. I plan on using lights from a company called Blue-Light Technologies a pretty nice setup. I purchased a nice workable 3D sprinted spotlight with its servo. I would like to know if I can get in touch with the member that build those nice skids, I would like to raise my Jet Ranger 2inches taller than the Fun-Key fuselage skids which I purchased already I think they sit about 3 inches high and I want to raise it 5 inches I think that would like very nice with the Spotlight.

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10-20-2018 08:48 PM  26 days agoPost 11
jbewley

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Fairfield, PA

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Welcome aboard and it sounds like you have a good project going. For this kind of work, you might want to get in touch with one of your old CE's for some advice.

Jim

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