View Full Version : Titan X50's finish photos...let's see em!
02-18-2012, 08:46 PM
In the spirit of x50 brotherhood, I thought I'd start a thread to show off your favorite heli...as long as it's a titan x50 :) lol. I'll start it off with a few...they're a little dark but it sort of adds to the coolness that is...the...titan x50 :) Oh...I have mixed feelings about the photo with the stickers over the "window"...I like the stickers, and needed them to cover some very fine cracks so they wouldn't spread...but I dunno.
02-18-2012, 08:53 PM
Lookin' good! Hopefully I can get some pics up soon.
Are you using Outrage fuel? I loved that stuff.....too bad they stopped making it. :(
02-18-2012, 09:30 PM
Thanks, Bob! And THANKS for all the help too. Get that puppy finished! Sleep is optional! lol. I'm glad you asked about fuel...I put morgan fuel cool power 20% nitro HELI fuel in it and it seemed to work great....after a minute or two it seemed to lean out a bit (factory needle settings) so I turned the needle 1/8 turn CCW and ran/hovered it 4 more times without a hitch....until I got low on fuel and the revs shot up lol...I was only a foot off the ground..hit TH and it planted well..man these things are gashogs, at least when rich! I wonder though after reading, there are so many variables in fuels, even some that say heli fuel are only 17% oil, and the morgan cool power says 100% synthetic while many people say you need some castor for helis....I was thinking of putting a bit of pharmaceutical grade castor in there to raise the oil content to about 20%. I also got 4 gallons of cool power 15% nitro HELI fuel from tower hobbies (cuz I can see I'm gonna be doing this a lot :) ) but now my understanding is that this fuel is also 17% oil.
02-18-2012, 10:34 PM
Im gonna try to embed a youtube vid of my x50 hover last night...I had finished hover "practice/tuning" and my wife wanted to video a flight...I was happy to accomodate even though we had to hover it in the flood lights from the garage lol. And yes the slight movements were by transmitter input..I was not trying to hover in a box just yet. and at the end when the engine revs up it was due to being out of fuel....planted well with throttle hold! And for the record she was behind my car in case it went nuts! lol not too close.
not sure it'll work...hopefully here is the you tube link:
02-21-2012, 06:33 PM
This was a great day...pictured is home helipad, after flying them all numerous times...something odd I noticed...I have a 3 acre area in front of the house I fly in...I have been flying the mcpx, BSR, B400 all over the place out there. Obviously the x50 is a lot bigger...but not ONE HUNDRED TIMES bigger like it seems like in my brain! All I can seem to do comfortably with it is hover sides and tail in....LOL. edit...the beer was a celebratory beer AFTER all flying had been finished :)
02-22-2012, 01:16 AM
Just take it slow and before you know it you'll be flying it around like the others. :)
02-24-2012, 11:41 AM
Here one from sunny S.A.
02-29-2012, 09:54 AM
So mine is completed (well governor is not there yet but i only hover anyway).
I hope for maiden on sunday morning (and maybe more photos/videos from the field).
02-29-2012, 11:51 AM
Looking GREAT, guys! plopes: what flybar paddles are those? I like em....and kou: I'm really digging the blue canopy....I have red/orange/green color blindness issues...the blue jumps out at me much better.
02-29-2012, 08:59 PM
I was originally after belt version but ended up with torque tube. I would prefer red canopy, i am used to it from my MT and also red is higher contrast color in compare to the ground and sky. To me at least...
03-01-2012, 02:18 PM
Hi, Those are the black standard raptor titan paddles, this is my very first bird.
03-11-2012, 07:28 PM
almost done ,the build has been fun ,the swash is a bit sticky on the main shaft but i guess that will wear in
03-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Click on the pics for full size.
03-13-2012, 12:22 PM
Beautiful Bob. Got to love those blades! Where can one get a pair? :)
03-13-2012, 12:29 PM
Thanks Kou. :)
I got mine through HeliDirect. Not sure who else has them. I hope they perform as nice as they look.
03-14-2012, 04:22 PM
A few pics from today's maiden. No time for a flight report as I have to catch some Zz's before work. Had a great time though!!
Prior to maiden:
Back end of a shallow rainbow:
03-17-2012, 07:28 PM
03-17-2012, 10:39 PM
OMG, that sunset pic is awesome!!!! :noteworthy
03-17-2012, 11:30 PM
Looks more like some art :clap
03-19-2012, 04:15 AM
Yesterday afternoon i took her for spin and also packed my camera along :).
03-19-2012, 08:53 AM
Nice pics! Although in the last one you could easily be holding a machine gun the way your arms are positioned. ;) I like it!!
03-19-2012, 09:32 PM
My X50 Nitro & Electric
03-20-2012, 01:19 AM
Wow, great looking X50! :thumbup:
I see few mods you have there, rudder servo on the tail boom and tail support rods connecting them together.
03-27-2012, 09:29 AM
Holy Toledo! I LOVE BobO's blades! and anton's canopy! and kou's M16 machine gun!
03-28-2012, 08:01 PM
here are some under canopy shots of my TT kit.