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Old 04-29-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default KDS 550 DFC Complete!

Will be replacing head with align 550/600 DFC. Stock mainshaft will be modified.
First photo shows how much the blades will be lowered to keep within Align spec.
I'll post up photos as I go, all will be completed this week.

Here goes!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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DFC parts arrived, will post a pic tomorrow!
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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Wow, that head comes down quite a bit. Cant wait to see how all works out.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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Got the parts I need!
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:16 AM   #5
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Head assembled and put on heli to check boom clearance and amount of main shaft that will need cutting. Answer: Jesus-bolt-hole needs to be 20mm lower, about 9mm of shaft can be left above that!
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:33 AM   #6
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Complete!!
Will test-fly over the weekend.
Re-drilled jesus-bolt hole 18mm lower (center to center) than the standard one and cut shaft 9mm above the new hole.
Looks good to me, I'll report back how it feels in the air.
Scott Gray X2 install tomorrow!
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Looks very good ! Yes, let us know how she flies, i am interested on the verdict !
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:07 AM   #8
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Flys great! Very responsive and feels more agile. Head looks much lower.
Got blue light at 6degrees on beastX with no issues!
Convinced!
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That is great ! Try to get a video, i would like to see how it goes.
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