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06-14-2020 05:31 PM  20 days ago
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UKhelinoob

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MA X-Cell 60 rebuild
Guys here's my new X-Cell rebuild thread that I've started (Still working on my Raptor 90 at the same time). Most of the upgrades that are going into the X-cell I got on eBay.. My heli is a very old one. The first bent frame I think.. as you can see in the heli pics.

I have already fitted the Alloy Elevator Bellcrank, as for the wooden servo tray. I don't like it, so I might get rid of it and buy the newer style plastic one (It comes as a complete kit). But it depends on if The canopy will fit. Because the plastic tray is longer..

Oh, That black main gear is being replaced with a newer white one (complete kit) and a new version main shaft too (New type locking collars too)..

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06-14-2020 10:43 PM  20 days ago
helitom

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You can upgrade that bent frame all the way to a Graphite SE if you spend enough $.

Anyway, I do have the plastic front end for those if you are interested.
The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
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06-15-2020 02:08 AM  20 days ago
UKhelinoob

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Yep I know. Though I'm not changing the frame.. Oh, does a mounting parts come with the plastic tray. Like the alloy bottom brackets..

Oh. Do you have the newer top start complete bearing block, so I can fit the 6mm hex start adapter.. You see the old cone start goes into the clutch shaft bearing.. Which is no good if you fit the hex start adapter. It'll drop right in the bearing because the inside diameter of the bearing is bigger..
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06-15-2020 02:28 AM  20 days ago
X-Cell Man

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You still use the same parts. The wooden tray is stiffer then the plastic tray. They went to the plastic to make the build time faster and some people didn't build the wooden trays right. So they kinda made plastic tray dummy proof. People were complaining about the piece count on the X-cell, SE and the Pro's.
Still flying them today. Smooth flying helicopters.
Nice machine.

Dan
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06-15-2020 06:47 PM  19 days ago
UKhelinoob

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Yep I heard that they are still nice heli's, as for me getting parts. I get them from here.

https://www.ebay.com/str/Helicopter-Parts-Supply?rt=nc

Oh.. I ordered the plastic servo tray.. Because I didn't like the wooden one (Like others say)..
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06-16-2020 01:19 PM  18 days ago
X-Cell Man

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Yeah Chris is a great person!! I get mine from him. If he doesn't have the part then I go to Miniature Aircraft ( Germany). The plastic trays are nice, quick to build. Just flex too much unless you add the front braces. The side braces are best.
The CNC swing are and elevator bell crank is a great upgrade.
I still have the twin tail rotor system.
If you have any questions let me know.

Dan
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06-16-2020 02:30 PM  18 days ago
UKhelinoob

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Oh, so you know the guy. That's interesting. But he sure does have good prices, as for the plastic servo tray. I hope that he sent me the front braces too (I didn't see them listed).. If not I make them up myself (1 piece).. From plywood...
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06-16-2020 03:44 PM  18 days ago
KJH

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I did this in 2002 on what started out as an X-Cell 30, that is now stretched for a .46 with 600mm blades; has a Bergen frame and some other manufacturer's radio tray. The pic was taken after the heli sat in storage for 10 years, before I rebuilt it. Excuse the dust and rust, please. I used spruce sticks and then glued on sheet carbon fiber, because I thought it would help reduce flexing. They're still on there, today. Anything that doesn't flex very easy is what you need. Have fun!

-Kevin
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06-16-2020 04:45 PM  18 days ago
UKhelinoob

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Nice job I must say.. Anyway. I've ordered this upgrade from eBay, and the ratio is 9 to 1. Can I still use the 10 teeth clutch gear or not.. But I did have to get a mainshaft for it too. Because mine is not the same (No drilled hole at the bottom)...

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