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rmalt
02-15-2012, 08:35 AM
Last week I was able to get out twice to fly and I must say I still love this machine! After getting a metal tail pulley of course! I know this forum is quiet these days so I just wanted to see who is still loving their 550. I just hope that outrage will continue to support parts!

3Dmuse
02-15-2012, 08:54 AM
I've been flying this heli for almost 3 years and still enjoy it every time.

freestylegeek
02-15-2012, 11:55 AM
After my measly 6 flights last year, I can't wait to rack up a ton of flights on it this year! It's a sweet bird.

Slyster
02-15-2012, 11:56 AM
Totally love it. I just am not flying it in the winter because belt tension is too difficult to mess with when I have the TT fusion... but another month or so... out comes my comfy 550!

jacquesjb
02-15-2012, 12:30 PM
I still flying my two Outrage for almost 3 years and love them a lot.
And I still love my flybar :)

3Dmuse
02-15-2012, 01:03 PM
Oh, yeah. I still love the flybar too :)

wolfdown
02-15-2012, 02:07 PM
Ya, O550 is still my only heli, other than McPX. Flying over 2 years now. Lovin it. Gonna get a FBL unit soon!

jacquesjb
02-15-2012, 02:44 PM
Maybe, I will be tempted to get a FBL unit for one of my O550 when Spartan will release their unit...... Story to follow

scott s
02-15-2012, 06:16 PM
I am still lovin my 550 fbl very much, but I have my back up 550 that is a carbon copy of my main bird. I never fly the back up with all the same goodies as my main bird and it has only been hovered 4 times with a bit of fff to check set up and it just sits. I built it for a crash back up but the 2 times I have banged up my main bird it was fixable in no time at all. Will sell my back up at a very reasonable price if someone wants it Absolutely brand new condition with all electronics.

Grok
02-15-2012, 06:46 PM
Just finished rebuilding mine. Hope to have it out this weekend.

snooker43
02-15-2012, 08:03 PM
Still flying mine and loving it.
Trouble free and dependable.
Puts a big smile on my face every time.

pctomlin
02-15-2012, 08:29 PM
Still flying my original and loving it. Just picked up another O550 to start flying a second one. One flybar and one FBL at the moment.

AzChopp3r
02-16-2012, 09:03 AM
My 550 is one of my favorites to fly. After a pretty good crash a while back it is now completely rebuilt and I also upgraded to 129T main ,12T pinon .8 mod gears which really livened her up with better headspeed. Still getting 61/2 min flights with 5000mah/30C blue lipos.

http://helifreak.com/picture.php?albumid=5830&pictureid=68030

Jamesppp
02-16-2012, 06:04 PM
Im still flying my OR 550 from the first batch of kits.

It still looks and flies as good as new and has been problem free.

lotus7
02-17-2012, 11:56 AM
1 of my 2 , also from the very first batch at HD , still flies , now FBL .
The other one has been promoted to parts duty .......

byHISgrace
02-17-2012, 10:28 PM
My favorite heli! I still feel more connected with the 550 then any other heli I've flown. Matt

wolfdown
02-18-2012, 04:19 AM
gonna fly Saturday AM :bacon

fishboy77
02-20-2012, 01:36 PM
Flew mine yesterday and had fun, but I still have some irksome cyclic interactions. I just ordered the Outrage flybarless head which I plan to pair with a microbeast. Hopefully that will solve the problem.

backburner1955
02-20-2012, 02:53 PM
I don't think my 550's love me anymore...:bawl I haven't had any time to fly anything...:bawl

byHISgrace
02-20-2012, 05:33 PM
Flew mine yesterday and had fun, but I still have some irksome cyclic interactions. I just ordered the Outrage flybarless head which I plan to pair with a microbeast. Hopefully that will solve the problem.

My setup exactly and I love it. The only adjustment out of the ordinary on mine is the cyclic compensation(G in parameter menu) is set to high to make the FBL feel like a flybar. Matt

fishboy77
02-20-2012, 08:37 PM
Could you explain in what way the heli feels more like FB after changing that parameter? I haven't flown FBL at all so I'm not familiar with all the differences.

rmalt
02-20-2012, 09:14 PM
Could you explain in what way the heli feels more like FB after changing that parameter? I haven't flown FBL at all so I'm not familiar with all the differences.

For me the difference just comes down to stability. With the FBL everyting just feels more stable. When your flying across the field it just feels like the heli is on rails and its not going to fall off unless you change the stick input.

byHISgrace
02-21-2012, 10:36 PM
Could you explain in what way the heli feels more like FB after changing that parameter? I haven't flown FBL at all so I'm not familiar with all the differences.

The stock BeastX setting feels like a FB with a ton of expo. Raising the "G" parameter setting increases the cyclic response around center stick. Also, for all of you BeastX users out there who feel like messing around. Fire up your BeastX with the "G" setting off and note the servo speed. Now crank up the "G" setting and notice how much faster your servos are on the bench.....kinda interesting. Matt

fishboy77
02-22-2012, 06:57 PM
Cool thanks for the explanation.

freewheel510
02-26-2012, 07:58 PM
Still flying my original and loving it. Just picked up another O550 to start flying a second one. One flybar and one FBL at the moment.

Me too! I fly one until it crashes, then switch to the other. Love 'em both, just different.