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Finless
06-01-2010, 10:36 AM
Several have requested it and Steve Honnor took the time to scan it and sent it to me in PDF. Thanks Steve.

Here is the Trex 550 Manual. Thanks to Steve Honnor
Align Trex 550 Manual (6 Megs) (http://video.helifreak.com/?subpath=finless&filename=trex550man.zip)

Additionally Align also now his it on their web site here. Thanks to camporroso for the link.

http://video.align.com.tw/mpeg/manuals/helicopters/550E_3G.pdf

Enjoy,
Bob

Wolfpackin
06-05-2010, 12:58 AM
Here is the Flybar Kit Manual KX021005T:

http://video.align.com.tw/mpeg/manuals/helicopters/550E_Combo.pdf

cdkoho
07-13-2010, 04:11 PM
hey bob are you going to do a video on the 550 flybarless version align heli.i know you are busy but this would be a great build for beginners entering flybarless.

thanks mike

philipfrank
07-14-2010, 04:14 AM
if you follow the manual it is about as easy as it gets.

it shows you step by step.

TimboZero
08-04-2010, 04:37 PM
Finless,

I would be interested on your views of the manuals instructions on electronics placement.
They have the ESC mounted on the right side lower frame outer. I assume this to be a good idea due to it counter balancing the offset elevator and slightly offset rudder servos ?

Thanks

Timbo

Wolfpackin
08-04-2010, 04:55 PM
I assume this to be a good idea due to it counter balancing the offset elevator and slightly offset rudder servos ?


And good for additional airflow for cooling.

philipfrank
08-04-2010, 05:42 PM
cooling only. no need for any counter balancing.

TimboZero
08-05-2010, 12:12 AM
You have all stuck with exactly as per the manual for electronics placement then ?

beenflying
08-05-2010, 12:55 AM
I surprised Align hasn't updated the manual, on their site, with the correct torque tube bearing placement (page 11). The latest kits come with an amended page, inserting in the manual.

Chee
08-08-2010, 11:21 PM
Hi Finless, I need the Trex550 manual, but I can download it. Please help, thanks! Chee

Chee
08-08-2010, 11:23 PM
Sorry Finless, I mean I can't download it, please help. Chee

Chee
08-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Got it, thanks!

Vazodian
09-07-2010, 11:07 AM
Hello Bob,

Could you please do build vids on the 550E flybarless please ? :noteworthy
For me it is a reason to buy a heli or not :clappp

ducatirdr
09-10-2010, 03:52 PM
Hello Bob,

Could you please do build vids on the 550E flybarless please ? :noteworthy
For me it is a reason to buy a heli or not :clappp


Bob - If you plan on doing a build video soon let us know. I got mine today for my birthday and can go through this myself but I enjoy your build videos as it gives me that little extra confidence that I won't be screwing something up. I hate it when I do that :arggg:

LizardMan
09-30-2010, 05:20 AM
I surprised Align hasn't updated the manual, on their site, with the correct torque tube bearing placement (page 11). The latest kits come with an amended page, inserting in the manual.

My manual's page 11 shows, I think, that the bearing should be located 28.1cm (281mm) from the front end (connects to frame, not tail) and 29.6cm (296mm) from the tail end of the tube.

Is that figure correct?

beenflying
09-30-2010, 05:46 AM
My manual's page 11 shows, I think, that the bearing should be located 28.1cm (281mm) from the front end (connects to frame, not tail) and 29.6cm (296mm) from the tail end of the tube.

Is that figure correct?
No. It should be 26.9 from the front and 31.8 from the tail, which is 3cm forward from the center.

esmoglo
10-04-2010, 10:49 PM
Still no parts page in the manual? Wonder why?


Angelo

TJinGuy
10-05-2010, 12:28 PM
Still no parts page in the manual? Wonder why?


Angelo

I don't see why anyone would need a parts list. Go to your favorite site, click on parts -> Align -> 550e and then find the picture of the part you need. That gives the bonus of being able to buy it right then.

LizardMan
10-07-2010, 04:14 AM
Still no parts page in the manual? Wonder why?


Angelo

It was nice to see the parts list in my 450Pro manual. I wish those pages were also in the 550E manual.

ducatirdr
10-14-2010, 09:07 AM
I found this video on the 550E 3G Flybarless. While it's not a Finless production, it's a great help for those that like real pictures over black and white manual drawings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyl8ycp5hp4

I found nothing on the setup of the flybarless system. I found out why. Because its actually really simple to setup.

First set up the cyclic servo's off the heli just like Bob does in the 450 Pro video. Then install them in the heli and connect them to the control unit.

When you power up the heli for the first time you hold the setup button in on the control unit while you power up. (Quite a trick if you live alone :P)

This puts the FBL control unit in bypass mode.

Then check your cyclic servo's to see if the orientation is correct. If you set them up correctly before installing them in the heli they should still work fine. If not follow the Align instructions to correct the servo direction and cyclic + -. Bob's 450 Pro video is a great help on understanding the setup of cyclic servo's if you haven't done this before.

Once you get everything traveling in the right direction and have mid stick neutral dialed in on the head then you set up the control unit by following the step by step Align instructions. They are really rather simple once you read through them.

My JR 9303 setup is available if you would like it.

wouterd
12-28-2010, 06:13 AM
No. It should be 26.9 from the front and 31.8 from the tail, which is 3cm forward from the center.
In the manual in my recent 550E (fb) box (purchased 22/12), these updated numbers for the torque tube settings are already in the main text (no correction page(s) added neither). :thumbup:

My manual now also shows an extra plastic tube (which is included in the box) to more easily insert the torque tube in the tail boom by pushing directly onto that bearing holder (so it will not move or twist while pushing in the torque tube). Good idea! :thumbup:

BTW: Do the Align manuals have version numbers? Where do I find them?

DILLIGAFF
04-28-2011, 10:09 AM
In the manual in my recent 550E (fb) box (purchased 22/12), these updated numbers for the torque tube settings are already in the main text (no correction page(s) added neither). :thumbup:

My manual now also shows an extra plastic tube (which is included in the box) to more easily insert the torque tube in the tail boom by pushing directly onto that bearing holder (so it will not move or twist while pushing in the torque tube). Good idea! :thumbup:

BTW: Do the Align manuals have version numbers? Where do I find them?
That is interesting because the manual I have says "about" 25.9 and 31.8.
Anyone have a feeling for which number is correct?

whittb
05-24-2011, 05:09 PM
Good, it means my existing spare 600 landing gear spares will work. I checked the 550 instruction Manuel and sure enough, they match.
It makes finding parts that much easier.

thanks

tommy158
10-03-2011, 06:48 AM
i put 2 TT bearings in my 550.. i just split the difference for spacing... flys great with no wag in tail from the beginning....zero vibration

avengedkevinfold
10-07-2011, 01:46 PM
where can i find a manual for the 550 3gx?