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Old 10-21-2017, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Join Date: Oct 2017
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Smile Hello to all form sunny (not really) UK!

Hi guys and gals...thanks for the add here! I am a 46-year young IT Engineer that's just got back into RC nitro helis after a 12 year lay-off. My last birds were: Hirobo SST-Eagle 3 WC and I sold that off way back in 2005, along with a Robbe Futura SE 1.8m and a Robbe Millenium 90II....sighs, them were the days! Wish I had kept them now! Thankfully, I kept my beloved JR PCM 9X transmitter (I believe that the 9X in the USA is called XP9303?).

An old friend was in Singapore a few weeks ago, having a snoop around one of the model shops and came across a brand new Align T-Rex 600 Pro nitro that was on sale for just $200SGD (i think that's about $143USD at the time?), needless to say, he got on the blower to me and asked if I wanted it?...3 guesses why I am now on here.

The seller said nobody in Singapore flies nitro anymore so this was this last kit (it was sat on the shelf for 5 years, my mate was told)...the price sticker on the box read $750SGD...not only did we bag that heli bargain, the seller also threw in an Align pipe, carbon switch holder, front gyro mount/brace, carbon flybar paddles and ...get this: a set of Align carbon blades! Flippin' heck, I was trying to work out how on earth did the shop make anything on this!? Ah well, I have it now!

Now fully built with an OS 55HZ-H (i was not going to risk the documented failure rate on these so I got BOCA ceramic bearings straight off the bat for it!), the PCM 9X came back from the service centre with clean bill of health and new internal battery.

I'm running 3 x Speccy H6040's servo on cyclics, a JR SGP01 servo on tail, JR SGS01 gyro and an Alturn AAS-752MG on throttle. I have just ran 2 tankfuls of fuel thru the engine with the heli strapped to my workbench and running at just 1/6th-1/5th of throttle...sounds nice! Ah, to smell that old smell of nitro fuel burning again!

Now, I have never flown/owned a heli that uses eCCPM so I had to dig out the 9X manual. I have built the heli as per instructed and I THINK I have the controls sorted with regards to the eCCPM as they all go in the direction desired. We'll soon see, won't we!?

Right, I will report back here when I get a chance to fly the thing and get the engine tunes and sorted. Watch this space...!!!!!!!!!

Cheers all
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Yoshi, welcome to the forum and happy to see you're return to the hobby. I admire you're commitment to building a slightly older model and giving flight to a heli that may have otherwise remained sat on that shelf for another 5 years.

Hope all goes well with the maiden
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