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Old 02-15-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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Default Who is still loving their 550?

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!
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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I've been flying this heli for almost 3 years and still enjoy it every time.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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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!
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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I still flying my two Outrage for almost 3 years and love them a lot.
And I still love my flybar
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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Oh, yeah. I still love the flybar too
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:07 PM   #7
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Ya, O550 is still my only heli, other than McPX. Flying over 2 years now. Lovin it. Gonna get a FBL unit soon!
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #8
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Maybe, I will be tempted to get a FBL unit for one of my O550 when Spartan will release their unit...... Story to follow
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #10
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Just finished rebuilding mine. Hope to have it out this weekend.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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Still flying mine and loving it.
Trouble free and dependable.
Puts a big smile on my face every time.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #13
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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.

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Old 02-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #15
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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 .......
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:28 PM   #16
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My favorite heli! I still feel more connected with the 550 then any other heli I've flown. Matt
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:19 AM   #17
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gonna fly Saturday AM
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #19
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I don't think my 550's love me anymore... I haven't had any time to fly anything...
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #20
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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
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