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Old 02-07-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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This thread is dedicated to 550e setups, specs and upgrades. Please post up your 550e info and any additional info that could help both existing and new owners. Photos are fine if they are used to show mods and upgrades but please "Show off" your bird in the photo sticky.
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Airframe
  • Kit: Stock FB
  • Blades: Align 520mm
  • Tail blades: KBDD 85mm
  • Paddles: Stock
  • Landing gear: 600n orange
  • Fins: Stock tail and 700n horizontal
  • Canopy: Fuzuno Infinite Fire
Power system
  • Motor: Scorpion 4025-630kv
  • Gearing: Stock 170T main gear, stock 16T pinion
  • ESC: CC Ice 60HV
  • RX power: Hyperion 2s 1700mAh LiFePO4
  • Main pack: Nano-Tech 25C 2650mAh packs in series as 12s pack
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Align DS620
  • Gyro: Spartan Quark
  • RX: Spektrum AR6200 (mod'd)
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: Hard sport flying
  • Head speed: usually 2450rpm
  • Flight time: 5min w/ 1min reserve
  • Amp draw: 18A average, 60A spikes
Upgrades & mods
Aside from canopy, landing gear and fin, the frames have been modified to allow for larger motor and the 600e canopy spacers were installed. I plan to install the KDE 700 main gear hub and 700 main gear at some point.

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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good idea.

Airframe

• Kit: Stock FBL
• Blades: Align 550mm
• Tail blades: Align 92mm
• Paddles: Vbar 5.0
• Landing gear: RcCarbon 500 gear
• Fins: 700 veritcal, no horizontal (no advantage)
• Canopy: Fusuno, Canomod, Stock
• 600 Tail Boom and Belt – stock tt gear blew out 3 times, 550e stcok belt snapped after a dozen flights. 600 belt so far so good.

Power system

• Motor: Neu 19071y42n
• Gearing: 164 tooth 700 nitro mod.7 18 tooth pinion
• ESC: CC Ice 100 w/ Pro BEC
• RX power: BEC
• Main pack: Turnigy 6s 5000 40c

Electronics

• Cyclic servos: Align DS610
• Tail servo: Futaba BLS251
• Gyro: Vbar 5.0
• RX: Spektrum AR7000

Specs (flight notes)

• Flight style: Hard sport flying
• Head speed: 2500
• Flight time: 4:30 - 5min
• Amp draw: 35-40A average, 230A spikes

Upgrades & mods

• *2mm Fusuno frames
• *KDE Head
• *KDE main shaft Thrust bearings
• *KDE Motor Mount
• *KDE Main Gear Hub
• *KDE Performance Tail Upgrade V2
• *KDE Rear Frame Stiffener
• *Quick UK Swashplate
• *Heim Joint Chinese tail grip weights
• *Aluminum/Carbon tail servo boom mount
• *Align 600 Silver Aluminum swash driver arms
• *Align 600 tail boom and belt drive installed
• *Align 600 Aluminum Belt Drive Tail Box
• *Align 600 Aluminum tipped carbon boom supports
• *Align Aluminum Tail pitch arm
• *Align Trex 700 Nitro 164 tooth main gear mod .7
• *Carbon Fiber tail pitch push rod


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Old 02-08-2011, 12:49 AM   #3
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Airframe
  • Kit: Stock FBL
  • Blades: Align 520mm
  • Tail blades: Stock 90mm
  • Landing gear: Black Align 700
  • Fins: Fusano 2mm tail fin and metal lightweight tail clamp (no horizontal fin)
  • Canopy: Align stock (another in the future)
Power system
  • Motor: 600MX
  • Gearing: Stock 170T main gear, stock 16T pinion
  • ESC: Stock Align 70 esc (another in the future)
  • Main pack: Zippy flightmax 6s 5000mAh 30C
  • Bec: Hercules 10A HC bec @ 6.0 volt
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Align DS620 (another in the future)
  • FBL: BeastX V2.0
  • RX: Futaba FASST R6008HS
Radio and RX
  • Futaba T8FG
  • R6008HS
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: Basic flying (I still have much to learn)
  • Head speed: About 2200rpm
  • Flight time: 10min
Upgrades & mods
  • Da Vinci flybarless turnbuckle control rods
  • Canopy stand-off
  • Qiuk uk metal lightweight tail clamp without a horizontal fin
  • KDE performance tail upgrade V2
  • RC Booya quick release canopy mounts
  • Metal vertical stabilizer mount Align
  • Metal anti-rotation bracket Align
  • Metal tail servo holder Align
  • Metal tail pitch slider Align
  • Metal tail bell crank Align
  • KDE metal battery mount upgrade
  • Carbon fiber tail servo push rod Align
  • Carbon tail boom Align
  • 2mm vertical tail fin fusano
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:38 AM   #4
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Airframe
Kit:1: FB Built to FBL 2: FBL both stretched
Blades: 1: Edge 603 2: Align 520
Tail blades:1: Edge 95 2: Stock 90mm
Landing gear: 700 F3C
Fins: 1: yellow Fusuno 2: Stock No horizontals. turned the holder upside down(screws facing down) for sleeker look.
Canopy: Align stockers. + 2 Sponsorcanopies(stickered)

Power system
Motor: Scorpion 4025-630
Gearing: 1: 170:15 2: 170:17
ESC: Castle Creations ICE HV80
Main pack: Turnigy 2650mAh 40C 6s *2
Bec: Turnigy 8-15A, Seperate 2200mAh pack

Electronics
Cyclic servos: Align DS610
Tail servo: 1: MKS BLS980 2: DS620(soon to be BLS980
FBL: 1: Fullsize regular 5.0pro 2: Blueline MiniV 5.0pro
RX: Futaba FASST R617FS
Radio: Futaba 7C

Specs (flight notes)
Flight style: Mild to wild 3D
Head speed: 1: 2250 2: 2700. Both govern'd
Flight time: 1: 4:30 2: 5:30
Upgrades & mods
Canopy stand-off's
KDE performance tail upgrade V2
KDE thrustbearing blocks on both.
1: beltdrive
1: Self designed one way hub, for accepting Sprague bearing.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:39 AM   #5
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Airframe
  • Kit: Stock FBL
  • Blades: Align 550mm
  • Tail blades: Stock 90mm
  • Landing gear: Stock
  • Fins: Align 700e tail fin no horizontal fin
  • Canopy: Align stock
Power system
  • Motor: 600M
  • Gearing: Stock 170T main gear, stock 16T pinion
  • ESC: Stock Align 70 esc (v2)
  • Main pack: Turnigy 5000mah 30C
  • BEC: CC BEC Pro @ 6.0v
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Align DS650 (Boom mounted)
  • FBL: SK-720
Radio and RX
  • TX: DX7
  • RX: None
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: Sport and Light 3D (Learning)
  • Head speed: 2200rpm
  • Flight time: 10min
Upgrades & mods
  • 600e Canopy stand-off's
  • Qiuk uk metal lightweight tail clamp without a horizontal fin
  • Metal vertical stabilizer mount Align
  • Metal anti-rotation bracket Align
  • Metal tail pitch slider Align
  • Metal tail bell crank Align
  • Carbon fiber tail servo push rod Align
  • Carbon tail boom Align
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:38 PM   #6
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Airframe
  • Kit: Stock FB
  • Blades: Align 520mm
  • Tail blades: Stock 90mm
  • Landing gear: White Align 700
  • Fins: Trex600N vertical fin,No horizontal fin
  • Canopy: Align stock
Power system
  • Motor: Scorpion 4025-1100kv with Boca ceramic bearing
  • Gearing: Trex700N 164T main gear, Revco 18T pinion
  • ESC: CC Ice100A
  • BEC: CC BEC Pro @ 6.0 volt
  • Main pack: Turnigy 6s 5000mAh 40C
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Futaba BLS 251
  • Gyro: Spartan Quark
Radio and RX
  • JR 11X
  • AR 9000 with 2 satellites
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: Basic flying (I still have much to learn)
  • Head speed: 2100-2600
  • Flight time: 6 mins
Upgrades & mods
  • Fusuno frames
  • Finishing caps all around
  • Braids all around to protect wires
  • Trex600N canopy stand off
  • Metal canopy mount
  • KDE main gear case
  • KDE Anti rotation bracket
  • KDE motor mount
  • CC quick connect
  • ABEC3 one-way bearing
  • ABEC3 bearings all around
  • QiukUK CF tail pushrod guidless
  • QuickUK round tail servo horn
  • Sonix CNC tail servo mount
  • Microheli CNC horizontal fin mount
  • Trex600 metal tail case, belt driven
  • Align metal tail control arm
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:32 AM   #7
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Default HELP 550e flybarless

I have set up and flown a 450 and a lot of smaller stuff. I am having issues with the flybaless sensors. I am using a brand new dx8 on the stock kit and everything works till i plug in the flybarless electronics. At that point the lights blink green on the controller then i get a red blinking light. As the instructons that come with the copter are rather brief, maybe sonone has run into this problem. The only plug that is questionable is the plug that is on the rudder pigtrale that is for the sensivity. HELP please
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:03 PM   #8
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I have set up and flown a 450 and a lot of smaller stuff. I am having issues with the flybaless sensors. I am using a brand new dx8 on the stock kit and everything works till i plug in the flybarless electronics. At that point the lights blink green on the controller then i get a red blinking light. As the instructons that come with the copter are rather brief, maybe sonone has run into this problem. The only plug that is questionable is the plug that is on the rudder pigtrale that is for the sensivity. HELP please
Did you perform DIR setup yet? That's a must do right away.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:50 PM   #9
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Default T-Rex 550

Airframe

Kit: Stock
Blades: Align 550mm
Tail blades: Align 90mm
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Power system

Motor: 4025-630kv
Gearing: 170T 16T mod 0.7
ESC: hobbywing platinum 70A HV
RX power: BEC Align + 1000mah lipo 2S
Main pack: 2x nanotech 25-50C 2650mah(backorder)

Electronics

stock
RX :ar6100
Gyro: spartan quark

Specs (flight notes)

Flight style: sport flying
Head speed: soon!
Flight time: soon!
Amp draw: soon!
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:21 AM   #10
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Airframe
  • Kit: Stock FBL
  • Blades: Fun-Key 560mm
  • Tail blades: Align 85mm
  • Landing gear: Standard
  • Fins: Standard
  • Canopy: Standard
Power system
  • Motor: Align 600M
  • Gearing: Stock 170T main gear, stock 16T pinion
  • ESC: CC Ice 100A
  • BEC: CC Bec Pro 2
  • Main pack: Align 40C 5200mAh (6s)
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Align DS620
  • Gyro: Align 3G
Radio and RX
  • Futaba 10CHG
  • R617FS
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: Sport flying
  • Flight time: 5min w/ 1min reserve
Upgrades & mods
  • Frame strengthen with CNC parts
  • Align CNC tail servo mount
  • Double torque tube bearing
  • Align CNC vertical fin holder
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:09 AM   #11
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550E Flybar Super Combo. All align and doin fine.

CC PRO BEC added.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:04 AM   #12
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Airframe

* Kit: Stock FBL
* Blades: Edge 553mm
* Tail blades: KBDD 85mm
* Fins: FUSUNO Carbon Fiber Vertical Fin (2mm) FUP-064
* Canopy: Canomod Shrek Airbrush Fiberglass Canopy

Power system

* Motor: Scorpion 4025-740kv
* Gearing: Helical 188T main gear, Helical 16T pinion
* ESC: CC Ice 80HV
* RX power: HK 650mAh 3S Lipo
* BEC: INTEGY E2043 5 amp BEC 7v.
* Main pack: Voltz 35C 2650mAh packs in series as 12s pack

Electronics

* Cyclic servos: Align DS610
* Tail servo: Align DS620
* Mini V 5.0
* RX: Spektrum Satellite
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ds610's
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:33 AM   #16
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I have recently made a decent number of changes to my 550e, here is the new setup (updates in red)

Airframe
  • Kit: Stock FB, upgraded to FBL
  • Blades: Align 550mm
  • Tail blades: KBDD 85mm
  • Paddles: N/A
  • Landing gear: 600n orange
  • Fins: Stock tail and 700n horizontal
  • Canopy: Fuzuno Infinite Fire
Power system
  • Motor: Scorpion 4025-630kv
  • Gearing: 700e mod1.0 115T main gear, 11T pinion
  • ESC: CC Ice 60HV
  • RX power: Hyperion 2s 1700mAh LiFePO4
  • Main pack: Voltz 2600 35C 6s & TP 2700 45C G6 6s packs, pair of each in series as 12s pack
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Align DS620
  • Gyro: Mini VBar
  • RX: Spektrum satellites (2)
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: Hard sport flying
  • Head speed: usually 2250rpm
  • Flight time: 5min w/ 1min reserve
  • Amp draw: 20A average, 80A spikes
Upgrades & mods
Aside from canopy, landing gear and fin, the frames have been modified to allow for larger motor and the 600e canopy spacers were installed. KDE 700e main gear conversion hub installed. The gear is pretty noisy but works fine. I will probably go to the 164T mod0.7 main gear at some point. A FBL head is installed. I used the KDE FBL main rotor housing, Align silver 600 grips and swash driver, and a Mini VBar.

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Old 04-28-2011, 08:54 AM   #17
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Default Newbie with a 550e build question.

I am a newbie in the early build stages of build a 550e and I have a question I could use some help with.
There is a frame cross support that can be installed in two different positions, high or lower mid frame.
I do not understand the benefits of either position.
Can anyone help me determine which position would be best given my lack of experience?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Have been searching the forum for the answer and have not been successful yet.

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Old 04-28-2011, 10:59 AM   #18
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This thread is dedicated to 550e setups, specs and upgrades. Please post questions in the 550e forum as a new thread.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:17 PM   #19
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Airframe
  • Kit: Stock FBL
  • Blades: Align 520mm
  • Tail blades: KBDD 92 mm
  • Landing gear: 550
  • Fins: Stock tail and no Horizontal : Quick UK Carbon Pushrod
  • Canopy: Fusuno
Power system
  • Motor: Viper VSH6013
  • Gearing: Align
  • ESC: YGE 120
  • RX power: CC BEC Pro
  • Main pack: Flightmax 5000mAh 40C
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Futaba - BLS 251
  • Gyro: Beast X
  • RX: Spektrum 6210
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:51 PM   #20
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Airframe
  • Kit: Stock FB converted to FBL
  • Blades: Edge 520 FBL
  • Tail blades: Align
  • Landing gear: 550
  • Fins: Stock
  • Canopy: Align Red
  • Carbon Fiber Tail & Pushrod
Power system

  • Motor: Align 600MX
  • Gearing: Stock Align
  • ESC: Kontornic Jive 80HV
  • Main pack: Align 5200mAh 40c
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Align DS620
  • Gyro: Beast X
  • RX: Spektrum 8100
  • Radio: Spektrum DX8
  • Telemetry: Spektrum TM1000
Upgrades
My biggest upgrade was adding the Kontronics Jive 80 HV. This upgrade REALLY increased the power of my 550e (What feels like almost double the power from the stock ESC) I converted my FB to FBL using the stock Align head with the Microbeast. Added Edge 520 FBL blades. Upgraded the tail and tail pushrod to carbon fiber. Other than that... all stock. This 550e is a monster!
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