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Old 05-14-2017, 01:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all. I am brand new to this hobby by inheritance from a friend who gave up on his trex 800 build and literally gave me his equipment because he couldn't figure it out and didn't want it anymore! What a lucky break!! So! From what I gather the list of components are as follows.

Gryphon QUASAR Hyper 75V 20A HV Switching BEC GSR-7075 LMT
Helicommand Hc3sx
Align RCM-BL700MX
Castle pheonix ICE2 HV120
3x Align DS610
1x DS650

He also gave me his transmitter, actually two transmitters which are a T14SG and a DX8 with a dragon link UHF system. I think thats for the UAV's though. I like the feel of the T14SG better though. I don't think he gave me a reciever for this TX however.

I'm not even sure where to begin. Can anyone help me? I have logged a good many hours on a flight simulator using the DX8 prior to writing this thread so I feel pretty confident. I also have a lot of land to fly this huge thing on for those of you who might actually be concerned for my safety. lol..

Anyways I took a few photos of the heli. I really appreciate any help from all of you kind people! I have already went down the road of asking my friend for help but he says he's done and doesn't want to bother with it any longer. His loss is my gain. YAY!! lol Now to figured out how to upload photos!
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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by no means do I want to discourage you....
I would seek help from someone locally... in the first place to help you set up the helicopter...
800 size is HUGE and intimidating... so make sure there is enough space between you and the helicopter when you decide to spool it up...

it "may not be a bad idea" to get a cheap 450 size just for the start up... if nothing else the parts are cheaper...
but this is not a must...

have fun, stay safe and enjoy the beast...

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Old 05-17-2017, 02:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Setting up a helicopter is a daunting process if you have never done it before. Even fairly daunting for me and I have done a few. You would need to do a lot of reading especially the instructions for the Align and the flybarless controller. It would be very much easier if you have an experienced person to help you.

The 800 is probably one of the easiest helicopters to fly, if it is prepared correctly but it is expensive to crash.

There is some merit in building a 450. It would give you a lot of experience, it is cheaper to crash and if you can fly a 450 you will find the 800 a doddle
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you sure this is an 800? The servos were supplied on Align 600 size, the motor and esc are from a 700. Be sure you have a manual. From experience an 800 shouldn't be your first build. There is a big learning curve.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what happened to this guy? either troll or gave up like his friend.
it is a bit strange his friend would just give away all that expensive gear.
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