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Old 05-26-2015, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just built my Agile 5.5.

It will have the MX600 motor,
Ikon V2
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Yge100,
Pulse 5000 packs.

Its all assembled, but the motor I received had the short shaft so I am waiting for the longer one to arrive and then I can maiden.

The build was easy and parts are extremely well machined. Very impressed.

The Tail gears are crazy beefy.

Boom mounting block is brilliant.

Will report back after maiden flight.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good stuff.
I am still really liking mine, machine is very underrated.

It had a BooBoo last week, ESC/Motor failed and is currently on the bench being stretched to 600mm going back to 12S with a Pyro 700

Will post up a thread when it ready to go.

Only tips I can give are to shim your main gear height so it is fully aligned with secondary gear and set mesh of front TT gears so theres just a lil rock at the highest spot of the gear.
If you haven't already installed the extra damper shims do so after about 5-10 flights if your grips get some play. After that just fly it and fly it some more.
I have 40 flights on mine so far this year and looking forward to more.

See you down at the Club some time, the Toronto FunFly for sure.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tips. I will check the alignments when I get back from work today. I wont be a Toronto this year again

Too busy with work
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how is the mesh setting possible of the front TT Gear ? I dont recall any adjustments possible
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how is the mesh setting possible of the front TT Gear ? I dont recall any adjustments possible

Up/Down is adjustable. Loosen boom clamps and screws for front TT bearing support and you can play with how high the TT gear sits above the crown.
Raising/Lowing the rear of the boom is easiest way to set this, then snug up all the nut's and finally screws for front bearing support.
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Thanks!. I know mine is too snug as it definitely is right against the main gear. I thought it just needed to be broken in.. I haven't spooled it up yet so good thing!
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Run it on the bench a bit and then see how it feels, adjust accordingly after that.
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Ok i must be stupid.

I see the 4 screws that secure the front bearing block on the front torque crown gear is slotted on the frame so I can slide it up and down.

However I do not see anyway the boom itself can be in any other position. all the rods that go through the boom blocks are not slotted and the frame holes are not slotted either.
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hmm.. I just pushed the block up until it was smooth and above the highest point on mesh witch turned out to be pretty much as far as the block would be able to move in the frame slot.

I secured it with lock tite (screws) and then tightened boom. all looks good now
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Ok i must be stupid.

I see the 4 screws that secure the front bearing block on the front torque crown gear is slotted on the frame so I can slide it up and down.

However I do not see anyway the boom itself can be in any other position. all the rods that go through the boom blocks are not slotted and the frame holes are not slotted either.
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The 4 slotted up front allow the mesh to be adjusted. Though the boom clamp rods holes aren't slotted there is enough movement with them loosened up to adjust.

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hmm.. I just pushed the block up until it was smooth and above the highest point on mesh witch turned out to be pretty much as far as the block would be able to move in the frame slot.

I secured it with lock tite (screws) and then tightened boom. all looks good now
Sounds like you got it. Now go put some flights on it and then have a check again, adjust if needed.
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Need to program up esc. Waiting on programmer
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well I maidened it about 2 weeks ago ?

It was fairly non eventful. Heli flew fine. I would not say it flew better or worse than other helis i own but for the price point it is very good.

I am using the align 600mx motor and yge esc. Need to figure out correct timing on it (6 cells) as the shrink wrap on esc melted a bit.

Otherwise, thumbs up
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Im running mine with 12s 2600 run nice!
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