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Old 05-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Skookum SK-540 Setup on Align 450 v2 Pro

Hey Can I power Skookum SK-540 with the stock Align 450 pro esc (Align 35A Brushless ESC) Also can I use Governor with Hyperion Emeter2 Tachometer with the said esc.

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Old 05-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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Yes and yes..the bad thing is that the usb connector is on the back of the unit, so installing it on the top gyro plate blows. I have decided to keep my mini v on there and test it on my 400 logo
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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I saw this is that what you are talking about, I want to install it just like the first part of that video.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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Yeah, you see how far back the unit is? Its over the boom now. It looks like a custom mount..not for me. You can also see how the servo wires go around the outside of the anti-rotation guide, so that his usb is facing on the outside. Look at your plate...its too short to have the unit that far out..
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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Ok got it, I guess inside the frame is too small, I should received this unit tomorrow, I order It from helidirect sunday. I had my 3gx mounted inside the frame.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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Here is a picture for reference. Half of the unit is sticking off plate. Skookum says you can mount it sideways on there, but it looks like kaka..

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Old 05-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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You could mount it inside, but putting that usb cable might still be a bitch..let me know how it works out. I might try it inside too. What could be an option is to buy a small usb cable extension (Has male and female usb plugs) and leave it plugged in. I dont know where you could buy something like that. If you find a place, post up.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:08 PM   #8
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Do you think it can fit inside the frame on the base, if so can use a short usb extension. .http://www.angledcables.com/microb-extension.html
http://www.usbfirewire.com/uextendmicrob.html
Leave it connected to the unit for easy access, So you can put Spektrum DSMX Satellite Remote Receiver on top of the Anti rotation bracket.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #9
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Perfect.. you're set. Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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You're welcome and thank you.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #11
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I wanted mine inside the frame also but the sk 540 is to wide so I had to put it on top
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:36 PM   #12
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I made a aluminum plate that i contact cemented to the original anti rotation plate . I also used two rivets towards the front that are under the wires . It worked great .
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Oh shit..It doesnt fit. Well, atleast others posted their setups. Thanks for that.
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I know that really sucks, I will have to make an extension too, because that the only place you can fit it on a 450
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #15
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Thanks 5488fletcher for posting your setup. I run SBUS as well and your photos help for me to complete my setup.
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Hey what Head Gain and Tail Gain do you start at, I have Head Gain @ 60 and 50 and Tail Gain @ 60 and 70. Is this ok to spool up with.
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Hey what Head Gain and Tail Gain do you start at, I have Head Gain @ 60 and 50 and Tail Gain @ 60 and 70. Is this ok to spool up with.
=] the SK locks in at a much lower value, 45% head 40% tail or less if using the SK gov, ballpark figures....
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Thank you I will try it and report back. Oh and how do I know when head gain is ok.
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I know that really sucks, I will have to make an extension too, because that the only place you can fit it on a 450
Mine are fitted between the skids, inverted on the baseplate.

Seems to work fine.
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Thank you I will try it and report back. Oh and how do I know when head gain is ok.
=] the SK will make a 450 6x more stable than FB variants, it will feel solid and precise, locked in and predictable, it's not necessary to crank the gains up to achieve this!
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