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Old 05-11-2009, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is the list of the modifications I've done to the 500N:

Main tank - output vents now facing toward the front of the helicoper. Cleaner looking. Clearance from the top of the tank to the autorotation tail drive gear is about 1/16 of an inch. The tank may be moved back toward the tail so that the nipple pressed against the tail boom block for additional clearance. Having the tank facing forward with the nipple pressed against the tail boom block prevents the tank from coming loose on hard 3D.

Governor - Spektrum Rev Limiter Sensor wired to the Align RCE-G600. Sensor mounted to the back plate. Two flanges inside the back plate were milled out for the sensor to fit. RCDepot/flyhelirus now offers the milled back plate and metal mounting bracket for those running the Spektrum sensor. Gear ratio is now 1:1. The sensor needs to clear the bottom plate so I trimmed out a small portion of the bottom plate for clearance. To connect the sensor to the RCE-G600, use Spektrum 6" Quick Disconnect Remote Receiver Extension Part No. SPMAJST3

Battery - A broken battery tray (Part No. 500B020) was trimmed and CA'd to the bottom of the bottom plate. This provides additional surface area to attach the loop part of the velcro. Hook and Loop (with D-ring) is used to secure the battery to the bottom of the helicopter.

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Old 05-11-2009, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i am ready to buy it BEN but i dont see enough trex 500 nitros and i am scared...
Also i dont know if align will bring it out...!
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i am ready to buy it BEN but i dont see enough trex 500 nitros and i am scared...
Also i dont know if align will bring it out...!
Mast0ras. "Just Do It" Who know's if Align will do a 500N I feel they should but depends if they feel it will make money or not. I been working on designing new frames for 500n simalar to a 600n but requirers alot of parts. "I havn't getting up yet".. RCDN 500 is simple and works. My RCDN kit is in the mail ....
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Mast0ras. "Just Do It" Who know's if Align will do a 500N I feel they should but depends if they feel it will make money or not. I been working on designing new frames for 500n simalar to a 600n but requirers alot of parts. "I havn't getting up yet".. RCDN 500 is simple and works. My RCDN kit is in the mail ....
No, I talked to Andy @ Align USA today that Align will not make 500N.
They are working on 550 Size Electric & 90 size gasser...
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My kit is stuck in UK customs. When it clears it will be all systems go. Can't wait.

BenHeli, Could you post the modifications as a sticky. That way whenever an improvement is made it will be easy to find.

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Old 05-12-2009, 03:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My kit is stuck in UK customs. When it clears it will be all systems go. Can't wait.

BenHeli, Could you post the modifications as a sticky. That way whenever an improvement is made it will be easy to find.

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Mine was also stuck in customs. It seems to be the trend now days. I had to pay duty /fees of Ŗ15 on a item declared as $35... geeze
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Sorry guys! I was stuck working on an emergency brief to be filed this morning so no pictures of the modification. I'll have it, hopefully, later this afternoon or at the latest tomorrow.

As for the sticky I will ask Will James for permission.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Here is the list of the modifications I've done to the 500N:

Main tank - output vents now facing toward the front of the helicoper. Cleaner looking

Governor - Spektrum Rev Limiter Sensor wired to the Align RCE-G600. Sensor mounted to the back plate. Gear ratio is 1:1.

I'll attach pictures later today.
good thing about rce g600, you dont have to set gear ratio.
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No, I talked to Andy @ Align USA today that Align will not make 500N.
Strong words from someone that sells conversions... From what I've heard from Align sponsored pilots is that this is not a closed issue. The possibility is still there.
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Strong words from someone that sells conversions... From what I've heard from Align sponsored pilots is that this is not a closed issue. The possibility is still there.
they are working on 700e
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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To Rcdepothobbies I ordered the kit friday night changed the order from align gov to Multigov on Sunday. They shipped out monday from Cal. to Miami,Fl Wednesday 3:00pm Also beautiful job on milling the backing plate on the motor for the Skeptrum sensor. Will be working on building next week if work does not get in my way..... Thanks again Great looking kit....
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can i do this modification with the align governor and to my 600?
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I don't see why not. However, if the 600N is flying great why change the set up.

Sorry guys. I've been extremely busy with work and the OCMA fun fly so I'm a bit behind with the mod pictures.
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someone to tell me if the ds821 fits as a throttle servo... !!!
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No the DS821 is to big. use something like your cyclic servo or make a adapter plate and use a Hitec 65 hb
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I added pictures of the modification to the "sticky" above.
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is there anyone knows what exact gear ratio will be for the MutiGov, with the Spektrum RevLimit sensor?
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I added pictures of the modification to the "sticky" above.

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is there anyone knows what exact gear ratio will be for the MutiGov, with the Spektrum RevLimit sensor?
I think it's 1 : 1
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is there anyone knows what exact gear ratio will be for the MutiGov, with the Spektrum RevLimit sensor?

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