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10-14-2011 11:13 PM  8 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Gorilla landing gear for the trex 450 pro
Dano8592 6 1436 10-29-2011 12:24 AM
Justin Stuart (RIP)
docjoe

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It has been a long time since I've posted here but on my old TRex 450, I purchased 2 different sized Gorilla landing gear, a low set and a standard height. The low gear would be in the from, the standard in the back. This would prop the tail up so even when spooling up in grass, the tail would be higher.Joe
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01-14-2010 07:21 PM  9 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
Electronics help on Trex 500
Aces 12 554 01-14-2010 07:21 PM
docjoe
docjoe

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I've been running 8s on my TRex 500 for about a year now, although not flying nearly as much as I used to, using 2 4s 2200 Flightpower batteries. It's an awesome setup!Joe
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05-29-2009 07:22 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Flybar Paddles
RCHSF 12 740 05-31-2009 01:18 AM
whoamis
docjoe

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I've used a drop of CA on the end of the flybar whether using the Gorilla paddles or the stock paddles.Joe
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05-21-2009 01:40 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
What do I need to know. ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
solman 23 1410 06-06-2009 03:24 AM
solman
docjoe

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If you get proficient with the 250, every other heli will be a breeze. Good luck.Joe
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05-21-2009 12:28 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Wanting to try 4s
skymac 7 554 05-21-2009 12:28 AM
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docjoe

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I agree with the others about going 4s. I've been flying 4s for about 2 years now and it is simply awesome! There's so much more power at your disposal. I usually run about 3400 head speed. I've got a Neu 1107/2Y H in one 450. I've got the Scorpion -12 and -10 on the other 2.Joe
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05-20-2009 11:01 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
What do I need to know. ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
solman 23 1410 06-06-2009 03:24 AM
solman
docjoe

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The 250 will be more difficult to fly than a 450, although you could still lower the throttle curve. The 250 is quite squirrely and if you're still hovering or doing mild sport flying, you might have more of a tougher time with the 250. The 450, in my opinion, is probably the best sized heli because you can fly it in the front yard or at the flying field. I still love my 250, that being said.Joe
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05-15-2009 10:38 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
Chopped 500 ­čôĚ
ginnz 6 856 05-16-2009 05:53 AM
dva
docjoe

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I'm running 8s on my 500, similar Flightmax 4s 2200s x 2. I like it because it's less harsh on your batteries. I was running 6s with the Scorpion 1400 motor and a 16T motor and although it was a rocking setup, the batteries came down pretty hot. Now with 8s, the batteries run a lot cooler.

Plus at 25 bucks a pop for each flightmax 4s battery, the 2 pack setup is about 50 dollars each.
Joe
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05-09-2009 02:45 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Autorotation practice using TRex450
rudyy 7 1081 05-09-2009 02:45 PM
sdlloyd
docjoe

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Like I said, you can do autos from way high.

Here is an old video of me doing autos with the 450.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GprnlnHEL4

I got 2nd place at the Octoberfly Fun Fly (in Sacramento) in 2007 using a 4s 450.

Oh by the way, the autos are toward the middle of the video. (Just so you don't have to sit through the other stuff).
Joe
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05-09-2009 01:52 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Autorotation practice using TRex450
rudyy 7 1081 05-09-2009 02:45 PM
sdlloyd
docjoe

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No. The 450 drops like a rock and is very difficult to practice autos. The best heli to practice autos would be a large heli, 90 being the best, followed by a 50 sized (like TRex 600), then 500 and then the 450.

It can be done on the 450 but not everyone does it. It takes a lot of practice to be able to auto the 450. Like with most autos, it's best done into the wind with some forward speed. On a breezy day, trying to Auto the Trex 450 can be lots of fun! But to train if you are new to autoing, I would say no.
Joe
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05-03-2009 06:05 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
The new 450 concept model ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
knightofcarnage 21 2219 05-17-2009 05:40 PM
helidevil
docjoe

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I think it's a little tail heavy Joe
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05-02-2009 03:32 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
Did you change all your button head screws to the normal socket type?
TmMugen 9 548 05-05-2009 09:45 PM
dave75d
docjoe

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I changed the motor mount screws to standard M3 screws. The included ones were soft enough to strip when trying to tighten the motor mount screws.Joe
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05-02-2009 12:21 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
It can auto !!!! ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
Paul Woodcock 22 2168 05-02-2009 07:59 PM
helidevil
docjoe

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Nice Autos Paul.

No one believes you until you get video. I have done them too but haven't been able to get someone to video them (haven't been to the flying field in ages).

A good wind really helps!
Joe
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04-29-2009 02:24 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Grass Eating my tail blades up ­čôĚ
RCHSF 13 1153 04-29-2009 06:11 PM
SSMKN2
docjoe

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One of the things I have done is to run a Low Profile Gorilla gear skid up front and a regular one in the back. It lifts the tail out of most lawn-length grass.

Joe
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04-29-2009 12:52 AM  10 years ago
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Closed ••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
trex 500
Mr. Miyagi 17 847 04-29-2009 05:06 PM
Mr. Miyagi
docjoe

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Ive just started practiceing autos also, dunno if Im doing something wrong, but I cant bail out by hitting the T/hold.
I have to wait til its completely spooled down, switch back to normal mode then switch of the T/hold.
If I hit the hold while im still auto`ing I get 100% throttle that nearly strips my gear and causes my tail to blow out nearly 360 deg`s.
I dont see anyway of avoiding this, if the soft start worked I imagine it would take too long to spool up anyway, so once I flick the switch I am pretty much commited.
Spitfire,

The problem with the tail spinning too much is that you're going from zero throttle to 100% when you flip out of throttle hold. One of the work-around is using the throttle delay. The throttle delay will slowly ramp up the throttle speed over a specified time rather than going straight to 100%. it's not available on the DX7 but is available on the 9303. That's one of the reason why I upgraded.

One work-around would be to change from Idle 2 to idle 1 in throttle hold (and make sure that idle 1 throttle is lower). Then when you flip it out of throttle hold, it won't go to full throttle.

Also, don't wait until the head speed is really down before trying to bail out. If you bail out low, you're going to strip a gear or crash. Bail out high when there is more head speed.
Joe
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04-28-2009 01:09 AM  10 years ago
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Closed ••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
trex 500
Mr. Miyagi 17 847 04-29-2009 05:06 PM
Mr. Miyagi
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

It may be your soft start kicking in. I would try dialing in some throttle in the hold menu of your radio to keep the blades spinning. This should prevent your soft start from activating. however, it may cause your tail to spin out if you don't have enough head speed.

Give it a try.
Joe
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04-25-2009 07:09 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Will parts from Trex 450SE V2 work on SA and after market parts
mbart99 3 1005 04-25-2009 07:09 PM
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docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

The short answer is: yes.

A whole head assembly, whether SE V1 or SE V2 will work on an SA. Just like BJacks said, the V1 and V2 heads have different feathering shafts and blade grips so that may dictate which head assembly you buy. Both are good and the V1 head is probably the more solid of the 2. You don't really need the thrust bearings in the blade grips and the V1 head seems more problem free (especially with the dampeners) than the V2 head. I own both styles of heads.

The same goes with the tail. You can buy after market upgrades and these should all fit as well.
Joe
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04-25-2009 06:57 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
600 Help
Ollie West 7 504 04-26-2009 09:53 PM
Ollie West
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

You can do everything you want on the 600E on 6s. It depends on the batteries you have. 6s is usually harder on batteries doing hard 3d, pulling a lot of amps. That is why they sell higher C rated batteries, to deal with this better. People have been doing hard 3D on 6s for years. It should be fine. 8s is a little easier on your batteries but if you really want more power, going 10s or even 12s would be the way to go. That said, many people are happy with their 6s and 8s setups, including myself. I have run 6s, 8s and 10s setups.Joe
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04-25-2009 05:40 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align
Trex 250
deafheliflyer 12 1815 05-10-2009 11:28 PM
helidevil
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

I am using the Spartan with the DS290 servo and it seems to be working well for me. I can do most things with it such as hurricanes and flips/loops/rolls and piro flips. I will say that you have to do what you can to try to take out as much binding as you can. There's a lot of areas for binding in the tail. Even with the a silky smooth tail assembly, I found the links were also very tight and had to size the links to take out a lot of the binding due to tight links.

It should be a fine setup. Lots of guys are using that setup.
Joe
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04-25-2009 12:00 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
TREX 450 lower frames
R/CBOONE72 8 486 04-26-2009 03:43 AM
R/CBOONE72
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

You can try calling Ed at GrandRC and he might be able to sell you just the bottoms. He has done this for me in the past! Ed is great like that and always willing to work with you.Joe
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04-22-2009 02:25 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
front pulley
ccpm raptor 5 569 04-22-2009 02:25 AM
docjoe
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

It should come off with heat and a pinion puller.Joe
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04-22-2009 02:12 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Best swash for T450 ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
Jerry K 21 3492 04-22-2009 06:24 PM
gkoutsis
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

I would have to say the best swash imo is the new one on the 450 pro! There is no slop! This sucker is tight...
Time will tell how good it really is and if slop develops. All swashes start out nice and slop free.
Joe
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04-22-2009 01:20 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Best swash for T450 ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
Jerry K 21 3492 04-22-2009 06:24 PM
gkoutsis
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

I have a new Microheli swash as well as the Beam swash. I like them both. I haven't yet put a lot of flights on each but they are both slop free. It remains to be seen how much slop the Microheli swash will end up having. The beam is awesome as well because it does come apart.Joe
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04-11-2009 01:07 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
MKS Metal gear kit for Trex 500's Fut 9650 not complete...
Rockohaulic 5 420 04-11-2009 05:53 AM
Anthony.L
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

They take Metric 3mm bolts.Joe
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04-06-2009 06:09 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align
700 E flame out!
docjoe 11 788 04-06-2009 06:16 PM
Wingman77
docjoe

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I'm sending the motor back. I'm not going to open it up. Lucien was good about getting me an RMA number while he was away at a trade show. I did change the plugs to large Castle 5.5mm connectors instead of the small ones enclosed.Joe
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04-03-2009 11:24 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
MKS 9660 servo gears in Futaba 9650's
floop 19 3666 07-12-2009 01:20 PM
BOOGIE
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

Hobby City has them too if you can't find them elsewhere.Joe
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04-01-2009 08:36 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align
700 E flame out!
docjoe 11 788 04-06-2009 06:16 PM
Wingman77
docjoe

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I resoldered new connectors on the motor. I'm just not sure what happened.Joe
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04-01-2009 08:21 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
parts hard to get ? !
eclipso 7 868 04-02-2009 09:51 PM
Eagle2bravo
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

The real problem is with your LHS. You can get 450 parts anywhere. You could order from GrandRC or other out of state hobby shop and not pay sales tax. That will offset the shipping costs. It will be at your door in 2-3 business days.Joe
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04-01-2009 03:18 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
attempting mild 3d
Drew7601 13 799 04-03-2009 09:52 AM
Gyronut
docjoe

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The larger blades on the Mini-Titan make it much more stable in flight than the 250 and it will make your maneuvers easier to do and control. The 250 can be very squirrely when 3Ding if you're learning. You'll be doing a lot more repairs if you try them on your 250.Joe
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04-01-2009 01:51 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align
700 E flame out!
docjoe 11 788 04-06-2009 06:16 PM
Wingman77
docjoe

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I did have a 600 flame out, burning the motor, ESC and 611 Gyro. Actually the 611 monitor unit was on fire. That was scary. My first thought was blow it out but I was about 5 feet away and the rotor blades were still spinning. Even then I was puckering my lips and trying to blow it out from that distance. Seems ridiculous in hindsite but I was just doing that out of lack of other things to do.Joe
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04-01-2009 01:35 AM  10 years ago
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700 E flame out!
docjoe 11 788 04-06-2009 06:16 PM
Wingman77
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700 E flame out!
I was flying my 700 E 12S with CC110HV and Scorpion 4035-560 and all was going well but in the middle of the flight, I noticed that the motor seemed a little inconsistent with the RPMs. I flew it a little more and then noticed a significant power drain and also that there was smoke coming out of it. I hit throttle hold and brought it down and while coming down, there were flames coming out of it!

When I got to the heli, there were no more flames. It seemed that the only thing that had flamed out was the motor. The ESC was fine, both 6s Lipos were fine and there was no problems with any of the other electronics. I thought that was a good save and lucky but I was wondering why that happened. Gear mesh was not tight, perfect.

I'll be sending the motor back because it's not all that old, only about 30 flights on it so far.
Joe
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03-30-2009 06:16 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Pro pics. Eating my own words.. (added maiden pics) ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
caseyjholmes 38 6429 03-31-2009 06:51 PM
caseyjholmes
docjoe

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Yeah I knew you would break down Hey give us a flight report once you've got it in the air. I'd like to see your thoughts on that compared with the Rave.Joe
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03-26-2009 12:52 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Which plastic tail rotor blades do the best job holding the tail?
BOB WHO? 10 588 03-26-2009 03:12 AM
ckoelliker
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Gorilla Gear is my choice.Joe
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03-26-2009 12:47 AM  10 years ago
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450 Slop Fixes
docjoe 0 437 03-26-2009 12:47 AM
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450 Slop Fixes
I have 3 different 450s, 2 SE V2s and an SE V1. The V2s seemed to have developed a lot of slop and most of it seems centered around the swash and the washout base. I have recently purchased both a BEAM swashplate and a MicroHeli swashplate, in addition to the MicroHeli washout base and with both of these swashplates and the washout base, the slop is significantly reduced. I recommend doing this for anyone that has got a very sloppy Align V2 Swash. I have owned 3 V2 swashes and they're all sloppy. I like the BEAM because you can replace the different parts.

I also wanted to let everyone one know that with the MicroHeli washout base, you can increase the travel on the main shaft which means being able to increase the Collective pitch to greater than 11-12 degrees (which was the max I was able to get before the change. Now you can get 13-14 degrees of pitch!
Joe
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03-24-2009 12:26 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
SF Mixing Arms
tienman04 6 499 03-24-2009 01:14 AM
caseyjholmes
docjoe

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What I did to get the screws out after the balls broke off was that I first heated them with a torch. Then I took a dremel with a fine cutting disk and was able to make a very small slot in it (cutting the SF arm slightly) from the back. Then I used a fine flat head screwdriver and was able to back this out. I was able to do this on 2 different mixing arms so it does work. Just takes a little time.Joe
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03-23-2009 07:30 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
t-rex 600E aluminium sideframes ­čôĚ
ady 9 497 03-24-2009 07:43 PM
duke666
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I bought a set of 2mm silver CF sideframes from HeliDirect and they are quite sturdy. I would recommend those if you wanted an alternative to the thinner Align side frames.Joe
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03-21-2009 05:38 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
15T vs 16T pinon
knightofcarnage 7 695 03-22-2009 06:31 AM
gmcullan
docjoe

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15T is good for most flying whether it's hovering of sport flying. You can do wicked 3d with it as well but your collective management needs to be great (Jason Krause and Alan Szabo). But the 16T pinion will give you balls to the wall power, especially with the CF blades.

BTW, I'm using the 16T as well.
Joe
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03-21-2009 04:53 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
Pictures needed -- 500 with two 3S1P packs installed... ­čôĚ
dkshema 5 500 03-21-2009 07:20 PM
Kinger
docjoe

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Casey,

I don't think that you could use the Stock motor or ESC. However, I am using the TP Prolite 4s 2100 packs you sold me for just that very use. I am running a CC85HV (didn't want to buy another ESC and i had this laying around. I also have the Scorpion 3026-1400 which I was using on 6s but I am using a smaller pinion. So far it's not much different than running it 6s in terms of power. The 15c batteries still warm up. I may go with higher C batteries in the future and that will likely get my temps down as well.
Joe
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03-21-2009 07:08 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
What paddles? ­čôĚ
QuantumPSI 8 540 03-22-2009 12:25 AM
TomRex
docjoe

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I love the Gorilla paddles without the weights. Very fast cyclic and ultra durable!Joe
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03-13-2009 12:24 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
First Helicopter , have questions ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
Billpro785 20 2365 03-25-2009 10:42 PM
McKrackin
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

Since this is your first helicopter, I would work on getting used to hovering in the simulator. You will want to be as comfortable with the controls as you can before starting up a new heli (without any experience) for the first time. The 600 is a great heli and would be good for your level but you may want to have a heli with cheaper crash costs because you will be crashing a lot as a newbie. I found a TRex 450 V1 with wood blades a good sacrificial lamb.

That said, I would go with some metal geared servos to be more resistant to crashes. I would run a low head speed on the 600, maybe around 1800-1900 for stability and use the grey dampeners. You do not need wicked head speed.

I would recommend taming your amount of pitch. There are 2 kinds of pitch. Collective pitch is the amount of pitch that you can achieve at the extremes of your throttle range. Cyclic pitch is how much pitch (at mid stick or zero pitch) you get when you move the right stick to the extremes.

Personally, I would have a look at all the build videos by Fin Less over at Helifreak. They are very informative, especially for someone who has little local resources. I basically learned how to build my heli and understand it by using his videos.

Good luck and welcome to the club! I hope your wallet is up to the challenge. This hobby is fun but very addicting. I have about 13 helis in the 3 years I've been in it.
Joe
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03-12-2009 10:02 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
Scorpion motor 1600Kv for T500
trexflyer2003 6 648 03-12-2009 10:02 PM
docjoe
docjoe

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I like the 1600 on 14T but love the 1400 on 16T.Joe
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03-11-2009 01:43 AM  10 years ago
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Static shot me down! ( page 1 2 )
Zaaaguy72 22 1387 03-11-2009 01:43 AM
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I hear you. I made the mod in that time before they had the TT. Once it came out, I put took off the belt drive and put the Torque tube on.Joe
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03-10-2009 09:37 PM  10 years ago
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ESC for 8s 500?
docjoe 7 494 03-16-2009 08:02 AM
Andy.Kim
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I've got a CC85HV sitting around. it's a little big and probably overkill but it's better than throwing down extra dough in this economy.Joe
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03-10-2009 07:00 PM  10 years ago
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Trex 250 Night flights fun
tcast305 17 1022 03-12-2009 04:43 PM
FS+
docjoe

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Cool. I did something similar when I first got my 250 dialed in. I was flying in the parking lot of my local Lowes hardware store and 2 cop cars pulled over to watch. I thought there were gonna make me stop but they just wanted to watch.

Nice flying!
Joe
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03-10-2009 06:44 PM  10 years ago
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Static shot me down! ( page 1 2 )
Zaaaguy72 22 1387 03-11-2009 01:43 AM
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A lot of the static also comes from the belt rubbing on the inner part of the boom. I made a pulley system, grounded that as well as grounding the boom.

Here's my post on the mod. It's like what some others have done on this an the HF site:

http://runryder.com/t422789p1/?highlight=500+belt+mod
Joe
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03-10-2009 06:33 PM  10 years ago
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ESC for 8s 500?
docjoe 7 494 03-16-2009 08:02 AM
Andy.Kim
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I know that's what the Align 75A ESC says but I do also know that some people are running 8s on the Align 100A ESC.Joe
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03-10-2009 04:49 AM  10 years ago
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ESC for 8s 500?
docjoe 7 494 03-16-2009 08:02 AM
Andy.Kim
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ESC for 8s 500?
I'm going to be putting together an 8s 500e and was wondering what ESC to use. I'm currently using an Align 75A ESC. I've been using it on 6s but will it work on 8s?
Joe
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03-09-2009 10:44 PM  10 years ago
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Blade tracking is off after a CONTROLLED FALL!
tacoman 16 1990 03-21-2009 06:12 AM
R38133
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The other thing is that the spindle may be a little bent. You might want to check that too. Everything that was discussed earlier can cause your problem with the tracking.Joe
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03-08-2009 06:03 AM  10 years ago
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450 V2 head slop after installing Trueblood dampeners
LuckyDuc 8 949 03-08-2009 05:53 PM
LuckyDuc
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Often times the radial bearings in the grips get a lot of play. You might need to replace them to get rid of the slop.Joe
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03-07-2009 02:16 AM  10 years ago
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My biggest Pet Peeve
caseyjholmes 7 800 03-13-2009 08:36 PM
snjbird
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I hear you Casey. I haven't been able to fly up her in Nor Cal because it's been raining for the past 2 weeks. I got a chance go fly a few weeks ago and try to catch some autos with the 250 on video and sure enough, I wasn't able to do it.Joe
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03-04-2009 05:38 PM  10 years ago
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Scorpion motor feedback ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 )
FlaG8r 54 5444 03-21-2009 03:55 AM
HilliHeli
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I think you'll like the 15T pinion. But it will wear down your lipos faster. What kind of lipos are they if you don't mind me asking? Air Thunder and Outrage packs seem to handle the discharge fine but I have not had good results with Evo 25 2500 packs.Joe
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03-02-2009 05:41 PM  10 years ago
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trex bearing suck big time
inkspot1967 8 1003 03-02-2009 05:43 PM
inkspot1967
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Here's my initial post:

http://runryder.com/t487023p1/?high...50+bearing+slop

Here's the Boca Part number

99MR681-XC-X10

It's a 10 pack for RC uses at $8.99.
Joe
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03-02-2009 06:21 AM  10 years ago
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trex bearing suck big time
inkspot1967 8 1003 03-02-2009 05:43 PM
inkspot1967
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The boca bearings are good and you can get them at a good price. I posted on it a while back and they last longer than stock but if you abuse it, like I have been doing, you'll still develop slop. Btw, when I say abuse, I have been doing a lot of practice with autoing the 250. I'm safely landing about a third and the other 2/3 is usually hard landings that scuff the blades. It pits a lot of stress on the head, especially those bearings.Joe
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02-27-2009 06:12 PM  10 years ago
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T-Rex 600 E Servo Spacers (9252)
KarbonBird 3 368 02-28-2009 02:15 AM
KarbonBird
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You don't necessarily need to use them. However, you should see where they might help make the servos fit the frame. JR servos tend to be deep so you'll need more space on the outside of the frame. I had to use 2 pairs on the outside of the frames for my Futaba 9451 servos to allow both of them to fit.Joe
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02-26-2009 06:02 PM  10 years ago
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Skids arrrrg! ( page 1 2 )
dizzymarkus 24 1187 02-27-2009 10:59 PM
dizzymarkus
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Boiling won't do much. I did that to my skids and they are still brittle.

I will tell you that I got a pair of the GAUI 200 white plastic skids. I had to drill holes for the 250. However, although not indestructible like my favorite gorilla gear on the 450, the Gaui 200 skids are pretty tough and will hold up to a lot more abuse than the 250 stock skids.
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02-25-2009 11:34 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
Finally got my 500 dialed in!
Zaaaguy72 19 640 02-25-2009 11:34 PM
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Actually, I'm not using a strap but the tail wag is now gone.Joe
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02-25-2009 06:24 PM  10 years ago
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Finally got my 500 dialed in!
Zaaaguy72 19 640 02-25-2009 11:34 PM
docjoe
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Thanks, I'm currently chasing a wag problem that may be related to the TT. I've sent it off to Curtis for some R&D.
I had a wag with my 500 using a 7703D gyro and it went away when I started to use Zeal gyro mounting tape. You might want to try this.
Joe
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02-25-2009 02:39 AM  10 years ago
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Trex 500 On 8S - Hot Batteries
myaces 15 659 03-05-2009 07:23 AM
myaces
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My money is on the batteries. With my experiences with flightpower, I've found that they heat up quite fast. Plus the EvoLites have a lower C. I'm sure the 25c would be cooler but that they wouldn't last very long either, even using the 80% rule. That's been my experience with FP.Joe
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02-24-2009 05:55 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
Another home made aluminum tail pitch slider ­čôĚ
caseyjholmes 12 1344 03-02-2009 07:24 PM
caseyjholmes
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Nice work!Joe
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02-21-2009 02:25 PM  10 years ago
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Trex 250 My opinions!!!
itsjojo 18 2245 02-24-2009 01:00 AM
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Jojo,

I can understand your frustration. I went through the same frustrations when starting out with my 250. In the end, I think you'll be happy.

Just a couple notes on your post:
I did for get to mention the hex cap screws. I have 3 of them that stripped out. No, it's not what your thinking.... I didn't over tighten them. The threads didn't strip, the hex caps did. I do have a full set of pro tools too. Hardened tipped .9's. Why is the hex cap stripping before the threads strip in plastic? Consumers shouldn't have this problem.
Not all tools are the same. I stripped 2 sets of Align hex tools and then bought a whole WIHA set which also stripped rather easily. I got the MIP tool and have not had the problem since. One quick fix you might want to try is to take your old Align Hex tool, dremel about 1mm off the tip with a cutting disk and you'll have a new Hex tool which should help get your screws out in a pinch.
I have to add that that landing gear broke in my kitchen.
This is another one of my beefs. They are very fragile. I will tell you that I ended up just buying some GAUI 200 skids and they are a lot more durable. The will still break but you have to try to break them, like I have been trying to auto this little guy.

As for the boom, I worked it out so that if I move the tail servo mounts close enough to the boom that It works as a stop and helps prevent boom slippage. It has worked for me. you could also try using a tiny screw into the boom in a similar manner to get the right amount belt tension without using the tail servo mounts.

As far as the tail, it is something that can be elusive. Mine did go away once I got the new tail but I occasionally get a little wag. I may go to a larger tail servo, which I think will be the best thing for it. However, I think that this is one heli where you have to make sure that everything is silky smooth. There's a good discussion on it in the Heli Freak site.

Good luck in tuning your heli. It looks like you're almost there. This heli is worth it and is a favorite of mine. (Actually all my helis are favorites of mine )

Oh, I think you may have gotten a defective ESC. There have been others experiencing worse problems with their ESCs like burning electronics. I would contact your retailer to see if they can replace it out for you.
Joe
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02-20-2009 09:30 PM  10 years ago
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Pinion done right***With Updated slider information*** ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 )
TMoore 46 4971 03-05-2009 05:39 AM
TMoore
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I don't think most people are having problems with the pinion coming off with only Green loctite. I have been using this for several months now and it was only a dab of green loctite. The pinion is still solid. No problems so far.Joe
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02-20-2009 07:35 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
Skid Shake
Slider 11 964 02-20-2009 10:39 PM
TaleGunner
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I second the suggestion about the skids. I had a pair of Quick UK skids on my TRex 600E and it seemed like those skids seemed to vibrate at the same frequency as the normal fine vibes of my 600E, causing significant shake. I changed out the skids and nothing more and the shake went away.Joe
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02-16-2009 06:50 PM  10 years ago
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Which blades give max performance? ( page 1 2 )
Rockohaulic 26 3111 02-28-2009 04:29 AM
Simmer
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I have tried many different blades including the original Align white cf blades, yellow cf blades (Rotortech), MAH, SAB and my favorite at the moment is probably the SABs with the White Align CF blades coming in a close second. The SABs have a lot of pop but are a little slower on the cyclic than the Align white cf blades.Joe
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02-16-2009 03:35 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
Trex 600E
dbgood 4 420 02-16-2009 03:35 AM
docjoe
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That setup should be the. I'm using a 6200 on my Trex 700E.Joe
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02-13-2009 06:35 PM  10 years ago
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My Trex 500 - She was a great heli. RIP ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
Rockohaulic 34 1953 02-26-2009 12:34 AM
Rockohaulic
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Ouch! Sorry about that dude! You'll get it in the air. Maybe it is time for a rekit. You'll have to tally it up I guess.Joe
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02-12-2009 07:37 PM  10 years ago
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swashplate
joecass 3 423 02-12-2009 09:10 PM
whoamis
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Where can you get the Beam swash? Readyheli does not have them in stock.Joe
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02-11-2009 08:06 PM  10 years ago
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My Pop has Fizzled! ( page 1 2 3 )
Rockohaulic 45 2477 02-24-2009 03:53 PM
snjbird
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I've tried the yellow Align blades, the white Align blades, the MAH 425s and the SABs and I like the SABs the best. I'm running the Yellow Align blades and they're decent too. The White Align blades perform well too. The SABs are a little slower on the cyclic than the white Align Blades. The MAHs have less Pop but are faster on the cyclic. I haven't tried Radix or V blades.Joe
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02-11-2009 07:19 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
Aftermarket metal gears for Futaba 9650 servos
Rockohaulic 19 4814 04-21-2009 03:56 AM
Git
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I've been running mine without any problems for the past 8 months.Joe
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02-11-2009 12:11 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
real problem ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
FS+ 26 2119 02-13-2009 02:28 AM
Betofazzo
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BTW Broke my second pair of GAUI skids this afternoon. They're not indestructible but are much better at resisting crashes than the Align skids.Joe
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02-10-2009 11:27 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
Dialed in ­čôĚ
caseyjholmes 16 1050 02-12-2009 11:42 PM
caseyjholmes
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I'm doing about 3-5 flights a day during the week on my lunch. It reminds me of my 450 before I started pushing it with the 450. Nowadays, the 450's motor and ESC heats up enough that I can't fly back to back like I can with the 250.

It's also amazing how big a 450 feels once you're used to the 250. My 450 today felt so large in the air.
Joe
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02-09-2009 02:16 AM  10 years ago
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real problem ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
FS+ 26 2119 02-13-2009 02:28 AM
Betofazzo
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GAUI 200 skids are very tough but are still breakable.Joe
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02-08-2009 06:10 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
outrage 6s 2500mah flight times
altima1779 6 630 02-09-2009 06:33 PM
snjbird
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I fly 4 minutes using a scorpion 1400 and ugh head speed and put navi about 1700-1800 mA back. The stock setup on 12t pinion is fairly tame so I'm sure you can get a lot more flying with your current setup, maybe 7-8 minutes.Joe
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02-07-2009 03:47 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
just a thought
helinelly 6 535 02-07-2009 06:25 PM
inkspot1967
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The Gaui 200 skids work (but you need to redrill the holes). They are much tougher but not indestructible though. I'm really abusing my 250 lately trying to auto it and the Gaui skids do take a beating well. I've seen pictures here of a 250 with some 450 gorilla gear and it did look big on the 250.Joe
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02-07-2009 01:50 AM  10 years ago
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I hate crashing
kaz172 12 642 02-07-2009 02:59 AM
missle
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You can always send the receiver back for servicing. Usually JR is pretty good about fixing or replacing them.Joe
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02-07-2009 01:48 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
Landing Gear Replacement (Updated GAUI Skids Pix!) ­čôĚ
docjoe 11 4658 08-24-2009 06:07 PM
coopermack
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Honestly Brian, I need something that bends a lot. These Gaui skids bend a lot! I think the CF would just snap or break with the kind of abuse I put them through.Joe
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02-07-2009 12:02 AM  10 years ago
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I hate crashing
kaz172 12 642 02-07-2009 02:59 AM
missle
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I'd go with the 6200. It's smaller and you don't need the extra channel. Also, it's a full sized receiver. FWIW, I'm using a 6200 in my 700E.Joe
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02-06-2009 11:37 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
Landing Gear Replacement (Updated GAUI Skids Pix!) ­čôĚ
docjoe 11 4658 08-24-2009 06:07 PM
coopermack
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Here are some updated pictures of the GAUI skids on my 250. They are more robust and were able to handle a lot of rough auto landings. However, they are not unbreakable like the Gorilla gear. My last flight of the day ended with breaking one of the skids as it was a much rougher landing with the autos. But I will tell you that they do take a beating. I was landing about half of my autos and the other half were rough landings in grass or on asphalt.


Here's a picture of the broken skids:
Joe
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02-06-2009 08:19 PM  10 years ago
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Closed ••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Best ESC for Scoprion motor
Zaneman007 15 827 02-13-2009 06:32 PM
Zaneman007
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I'm actually running them 4s, one with a -10 and another with the -12. I hope that helps you. BTW, I am running external BECs as well.Joe
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02-06-2009 07:53 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
I hate crashing
kaz172 12 642 02-07-2009 02:59 AM
missle
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You might want to go with a full sized receiver like a AR6200 with satellite receiver. FWIW, I have been using the original AR6000 on my Lepton without any problems in 2 years.

I think the fact that it occurred with a less than optimal receiver, that may be the culprit. I would check the soldering joints of your batteries and esc/deans connectors. Sometimes loose connections can cause these kinds of problems.

No one loves crashing and at least you had the wits to hit throttle hold. I'm sure next time you'll remember to try to auto it down. That's how we learn. When I was learning, I was crashing every 2-3 days. Thank goodness it was with the 450 but even when flying my 600s and 90 sized helis, I would crash frequently. I now have a stockpile of spare parts for all my helis at home for crashes.
Joe
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02-05-2009 11:07 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
2200mah 20c from hobby king?
rky5 14 1549 02-05-2009 11:07 PM
docjoe
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It's payment usually through paypal.Joe
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02-05-2009 10:22 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
2200mah 20c from hobby king?
rky5 14 1549 02-05-2009 11:07 PM
docjoe
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I bought 2 6s packs at 2 different times from them. One of those shipments included a Turnigy 8cell charger and the other shipment had 4 3s 1000 packs for my 250. There was no problem shipping them. The fast shipping is within a week. The other shipping takes longer. I'm not sure how much longer because the only orders that I placed with the cheap shipping was for some servo gears which were back ordered.Joe
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02-05-2009 07:27 PM  10 years ago
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Closed ••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
Best ESC for Scoprion motor
Zaneman007 15 827 02-13-2009 06:32 PM
Zaneman007
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I'm using my Quark 33A on 2 of my 450s with Scorpion motors in them.Joe
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02-05-2009 07:26 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
Landing Gear Replacement (Updated GAUI Skids Pix!) ­čôĚ
docjoe 11 4658 08-24-2009 06:07 PM
coopermack
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Casey,

They're the plastic ones. Here's a link: http://www.readyheli.com/203180_Lan...00_p/203180.htm

I will see what I can do about a video.
Joe
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02-05-2009 06:19 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
2200mah 20c from hobby king?
rky5 14 1549 02-05-2009 11:07 PM
docjoe
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Which type of shipping did you select? Has anyone tried the 6s 5000mah packs?
ckoelliker,

I have been using the 6s 5000 20-30c packs on my 12s TRex 700E for about 2 months now and they're really great. No issues whatsoever with them. They perform great!. THey also sell a 6s 5000 30c pack for something like $119. It's ridiculous. I don't care if you bring up the 50% crash warranty from name brand batteries. If you crash 2 sets of the Zippy 6S packs, you'll still save more money than if you bought and crashed 2 sets of a name brand battery with their crash warranty!

Needless to say, I'm a big fan!
Joe
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02-05-2009 06:14 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
Post your 250 T-Rex pictures official thread ! ­čôĚ
OICU812 13 1064 02-07-2009 12:29 PM
snjbird
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

Here is my 250:

Joe
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02-05-2009 06:10 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
Landing Gear Replacement (Updated GAUI Skids Pix!) ­čôĚ
docjoe 11 4658 08-24-2009 06:07 PM
coopermack
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

I found that for the best results, autoing into a good wind with a decent amount of forward speed is what makes for the best results. The other day, with a good amount of wind, I was able to do about 10 successful autos at the end of 3 different packs. You gotta be exact with the collective management but it can be done! The 205D blades work great. They had already been scuffed in the past so I thought, what the heck and before I knew it, I had successfully autoed!Joe
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02-05-2009 05:59 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
MKS 9660 servo gears in Futaba 9650's
floop 19 3666 07-12-2009 01:20 PM
BOOGIE
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

+3.

They're awesome. No more stripped gears or taking the servos apart to replace the plastic gears!
Joe
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02-05-2009 05:47 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 250
Landing Gear Replacement (Updated GAUI Skids Pix!) ­čôĚ
docjoe 11 4658 08-24-2009 06:07 PM
coopermack
docjoe

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Landing Gear Replacement (Updated GAUI Skids Pix!)
I've been going through the plastic landing gear struts this past week because I've been practicing autos. Unfortunately the stock Align gear is so brittle that they break quite easily.

I purchased some GAUI skids and skid pipes and I will tell you that they make a significant difference. I installed them last night. You have to drill the holes to fit onto the 250. I didn't know that these were very flexible! They are flexible like Gorilla gear. I was able to push my heli all the way down so that the undercarriage was able to touch the ground without snapping the gear. I think I'm going to like these a lot!
Joe
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02-05-2009 01:01 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align
T-rex 700 E ­čôĚ
R38133 6 756 02-05-2009 01:01 AM
docjoe
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

If you want a no-nonsense, relatively cheap conversion, try this kit:

http://grandrc.com/inc/sdetail/163598

You should get a Scorpion 4035-560 motor and an adequate speed controller.

Here's a post of my conversion:

http://runryder.com/t476183p1
Joe
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02-05-2009 12:06 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 450
New Alan Szabo Trex 450 V3 Video ( page 1 2 )
Funky Trex 30 5204 02-06-2009 03:22 PM
Richardmid1
docjoe

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That was some awesome flying. It looked larger to me. It might be me because I've been flying my 250 a lot but it seemed a little larger to me.

I think I'd want to go 4s with that bad boy just to keep the battery temps and motor temps down.
Joe
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02-04-2009 07:31 PM  10 years ago
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2200mah 20c from hobby king?
rky5 14 1549 02-05-2009 11:07 PM
docjoe
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

So if I buy from Hobby King, does that mean that it gets to me faster or do the orders still come from Hong Kong? I've ordered from HobbyCity and have had good experience with them.Joe
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02-04-2009 06:26 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
ROCKET CITY BALL LINKS FOR T600 ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
borneobear 22 4512 10-09-2009 03:51 AM
godspeed128
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

I did it because they look cool

Take a closer look at these links:

Joe
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02-04-2009 06:25 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
600e 8s setup is a underpowered dog. why? HELP !
nappyroots2182 15 1103 02-04-2009 06:25 PM
docjoe
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

I tried the Gov mode in the past when I was running 10s and it seemed to work fine. It takes a lot of fine tuning though. But recently, I've tried to Keep It Simple Stupid by going with fixed endpoints and that seems to be the easiest solution.Joe
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02-03-2009 11:25 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
600e 8s setup is a underpowered dog. why? HELP !
nappyroots2182 15 1103 02-04-2009 06:25 PM
docjoe
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

I think you need to give us more information including the settings on your ESC and the mode that you're running. Also, the CC firmware is also important.

Also, did you set the endpoints on the throttle to ensure the proper endpoints for the ESC?
Joe
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02-03-2009 10:40 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 500
500 roll rate, seems very slow any ideas?
FenderBean 10 627 02-09-2009 11:43 PM
FlaG8r
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

What's your headspeed? The stock setup is slow, even with 13T pinion and will give you slow cyclic. If you're running a stock setup, 13T pinion and 6s, I'd recommend you go to a 14T pinion at least.Joe
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02-03-2009 05:18 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
600e 8s setup is a underpowered dog. why? HELP !
nappyroots2182 15 1103 02-04-2009 06:25 PM
docjoe
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

What's your headspeed in idle up on the 13T pinion? Also, I would crank up your throttle all the way up to 100 and see what it does. Do you have a lot of experience with the CC85HV? It's a good speed controller but you have the opportunity to tweak it using a computer. I would try playing with the ESC settings. You may want to look at some other ESC setups since a lot of us are using them. I would try to stay away from the Gov mode for the time being. I had been trying the gov mode for some of my other helis recently and I didn't like it as much as fixed endpoints.Joe
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02-03-2009 04:54 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
600e 8s setup is a underpowered dog. why? HELP !
nappyroots2182 15 1103 02-04-2009 06:25 PM
docjoe
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

How new are your FP packs? If they're new, it's not the packs. If they're used, it's probably the packs. I have an 8s setup with FP packs and the FP packs that had even some wear on them lacked the punch of brand new ones. I am going to upgrade to different packs in the future. But my FP 3700 packs lack punch.

Also, what are your ESC settings? I would run straight curves on the Fixed Endpoint setting.
Joe
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02-03-2009 06:48 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
ROCKET CITY BALL LINKS FOR T600 ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
borneobear 22 4512 10-09-2009 03:51 AM
godspeed128
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

GrandRC has them as well. They are in the mod section of the thunder tiger Helis usually.Joe
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02-03-2009 03:46 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
ROCKET CITY BALL LINKS FOR T600 ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
borneobear 22 4512 10-09-2009 03:51 AM
godspeed128
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

I think they're the same as quickUk links. The quickUK links are top notch. I have used the black and neon yellow ones on my 600s.Joe
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01-31-2009 12:23 AM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
Need 0.7mod 16tooth 5mm pinion for scorpion,Please.stright cut
rockrand 5 542 01-31-2009 11:40 AM
rockrand
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

I looked for the Rhino pinions for you on HeliDirect but they don't have a 16T pinion. The Mikado pinion may be the way to go. I will tell you that the Mikado pinions are extremely well made and you'll be happy with the quality.Joe
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01-30-2009 10:13 PM  10 years ago
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••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align - T-REX 600
Need 0.7mod 16tooth 5mm pinion for scorpion,Please.stright cut
rockrand 5 542 01-31-2009 11:40 AM
rockrand
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United States

Yeah, the Mikados should be fine. Make sure you're getting the right modulus though.

Here you go. I think this is what you need:
http://www.readyheli.com/MIK3016_Mi...m_p/mik3016.htm
Joe
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