View Full Version : E-Smart 600 build thread
03-17-2008, 07:52 PM
Not much talk on this site about the E-Smart, my kit arrives tomorrow. Many of you guys have it/done it? I may need some help would have to wait days for help.
03-23-2008, 01:16 PM
I have had mine for a while now and I love her!!! Great heli but you have to be mindfull of the build. There have been some problems with getting the linkages setup to the right length but the link here should help you http://www.heliguy.com/Forum/esky-e-smart-manual-t5228.html. Several things to note though. The thrust bearings in the blade grips and tail rotor blades come assembled but ARE NOT lubed. Grease the head dampners when you tear down the blade grips to lube the thrust bearings to keep vibrations down. Second, check for slop in the upper bearing block. There have been problems with the screws being too long and the bearing being able to move around resulting in a vibration in the head. All I can think of right now so happy building and flying.
03-23-2008, 01:57 PM
Okay thanks for the tips and the link
03-24-2008, 01:06 PM
I also picked up a E smart metal edition with motor on E bay yesterday from Heli Direct.. I'm looking forward to the build. I think I'll go the Align route as far as the electronics. Whats your plan as far as batteries? Thanks Mike
03-24-2008, 01:33 PM
Me? I am using the same as I do in the B400. 2 sets of 2 wired in parallel and then series those connections.
03-25-2008, 08:52 AM
I am using ZIPPYS 6SP1 5000mah from Hobby City Online store. They fit the Esmart very well and allow you to move them around for a good CG. They cost about $130 + shipping. The best price so far that I have found on lipos this large. I used the Align ESC and voltage regulator as well as their 1900 mah 2 cell lipo for the reciever. I am using the stock rate gyro that came with my HBK2 and I have not had any problems with the gyro or the tail control. Yes, I will be upgrading it to a Futaba here soon.
03-26-2008, 01:21 AM
I also use the zippy packs from hobby city(2) and I do not see any performance difference between the zippy's and the the TP extreme V2's. one thng with these high power batts though they wear the motor bearings out faster than using 5S. I have replaced the esky motor bearings with high speed ABEC 3 bearings from boca bearings and the motor now rocked harder than before. motor bearing size is 5X13X4. The e-smart and the trex 600 share the batteries.
03-27-2008, 07:56 AM
I snapped a ball - overtightened :( so I didnt get as far as I would have liked too, but I will keep chugging along....
03-30-2008, 07:06 AM
I got my Esmart 600 about 2 weeks ago...I absolutely love it...I just posted some photos on a new Thread..Check them out....
04-03-2008, 08:06 AM
Any updates for us on the build?
04-03-2008, 08:11 AM
still chugging along......last night I finally got the esc programmed, now I need to mount the electronics, give her some power and adjust the links/level the swash. Then I will double check the gear mesh is right on and go over all the metal to metal screws w/loctite before I maiden it. I'm hoping that will happen this weekend.
04-03-2008, 10:10 PM
LOCKMD i notice you got b400 and now a esky esmart im thinking of buying one just trying to gather up alot of info and stuff on it videos or video builds photos and so on.... so how is yours goinG? man ive only had my b400 for about 2 half months and looking at esmart haha addicting i just want it for windy days you know thanks !
04-04-2008, 07:56 AM
Well I hooked up the electronics last night and fired her up with the motor dis-engaged OMG this thing is intimadating!
Addiction, yeah got cx2 in october and since then I have a CP Pro, Honey Bee FP, Honey Bee FP (brushless), B400, and E-smart 600. I gotta stop there though, now I just need to learn to fly them LOL
Anyways, all I really got left is to dial in all the linkages and get the swash level and I will maiden her. But I'm not rushing it, I have to have play time for the 400 too and that usually means fixing or modding something on it too LOL
04-04-2008, 08:27 AM
CRAP! just found out from the guys at RCG that my ar6100 is not gonna work with this beast, now I have to order a new rx.
04-04-2008, 08:35 AM
I've been thinking about scoring a bigger machine like this... It's generally windy here most days and a larger bird would prove useful.
Where are people ordering this puppy from? And which of the seemingly 10000000 versions?
04-04-2008, 08:44 AM
got mine from heli-direct 200 for kit + motor
here is the one I have: http://www.helidirect.com/product_info.php?cPath=223&products_id=2105
04-04-2008, 09:58 AM
ME and you sound alike lol wanting more a bigger and still at the first stage haha well let me know how much you have put into it or atleast i just wanna know how much a lipo and charger for the beast are thanks!
04-04-2008, 10:29 AM
Yup more more more hey wait I am still learning LOL
total including kit - I have about 6-700 invested in it.
Batteries - did you see my post in the 400 forum, I have a TON of batts for the 400 was stocking up to run 4 of the 400 batts in this bird 2 sets of 2 in parallel to double mah and take those 2 leads and run them in series doubles voltage.
+ if a cell goes bad, I replace a 40 dollar battery no big deal - and I dont have to upgrade my charger
- One flight kills 4 batts, but I have a lot and gonna get more too and I have 3 chargers not including the stock chargers
04-04-2008, 12:22 PM
nah i havnt ran into it how old is it ill have to search for it and check it out that doesnt sound to bad pricing thats about how much you would spend on trex and not even have it up and running yet lol although i would still buy a trex if had the cash :) right now im gunna have to get rid of a few 1/10 scale stadium trucks that have been sitting sense i got into helis haha
04-04-2008, 12:30 PM
esky belt cp batts are the same as the 400 my buddy has 3 of them i think 5 ten bucks cheap then eflite he buys all his stuff from k planes they ship in 3 days no joke priorty everything
oh yeah i found your post can u explain it a little more on what you doing your using 4 packs for the 600? how are you conecting them pics please and your using b400 charger ? how does this whole thing work lol let me know thanks!
04-04-2008, 01:31 PM
use 2 of these:
then take those two ends and use this to hook them to the esc
Does that clear it up?
04-04-2008, 03:28 PM
web sight dont work
04-04-2008, 03:36 PM
web sight dont work
it worked for me.......let me see if I can copy/paste pictures.
didnt work, I'll have to post pics when I get home, sorry.
04-04-2008, 04:18 PM
yeah im at work must be this computer...
04-04-2008, 04:21 PM
ok got it working had some stupid blocker on there... so your using 2 packs and is anough power for the 600 i just finish ordering mine :):):YeaBaby: cant wait did you have any problems with the build ive heard a couple little issues with other owners but nothing big....