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Old 04-20-2013, 03:43 AM   #61
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:10 AM   #62
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Airframe

Kit: 2011 V1 flybar
Blades: Align 520 mm
tail blades: Align 90mm
Canopy: optional Align

Power system

Motor: Align 600M 1220kv
ESC: CC Talon 90
Main pack: Zippy 5000mAh 30C
gensace 4000mAh 30C

Electronics

Cyclic servos: Align DS610 @ 6v
Tail servo: Align DS620 @ 6v
FBL Unit: Mini Vbar 5.3 pro
Governor: internal CC
TX: Futaba 8FGS

Specs (flight notes)

Flight style: 3D
Head speed: 2500 and 2600
Flight time: 4min to 5min
Amp draw: ?

Upgrades

Align DFC head
Align DFC swash
700E 112T helical main gear, 11T helical pinion
600E auto hub with 0.8 mod auto gear
KDE one way bearing
Trex 700 tail fin
Metal tail fin clamps
Metal bell crank
KDE gyro mount
Metal servo horns
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #63
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Airframe

Kit: 2011 V1 flybar
Blades: Align 520 mm

Power system

Motor: Align 600M 1220kv
ESC: CC Talon 90
Main pack: Zippy 5000mAh 30C
gensace 4000mAh 30C

Electronics
Governor: internal CC

Specs (flight notes)
Head speed: 2500 and 2600

Upgrades
700E 112T helical main gear, 11T helical pinion
Are you sure you are getting 2500 and 2600 head speed with a 11 tooth pinion?
Have you checked it with a tachometer?
Thats the stock gearing the 550 DFC comes with and I cant get over 2250 head speed with the same gear you have just my batteries are 40C
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:30 AM   #64
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Airframe

Kit: 2011 V1 flybar
Blades: Align 520 mm
tail blades: Align 90mm
Canopy: optional Align

Power system

Motor: Align 600M 1220kv
ESC: CC Talon 90
Main pack: Zippy 5000mAh 30C
gensace 4000mAh 30C

Electronics

Cyclic servos: Align DS610 @ 6v
Tail servo: Align DS620 @ 6v
FBL Unit: Mini Vbar 5.3 pro
Governor: internal CC
TX: Futaba 8FGS

Specs (flight notes)

Flight style: 3D
Head speed: 2500 and 2600
Flight time: 4min to 5min
Amp draw: ?

Upgrades

Align DFC head
Align DFC swash
700E 112T helical main gear, 11T helical pinion
600E auto hub with 0.8 mod auto gear
KDE one way bearing
Trex 700 tail fin
Metal tail fin clamps
Metal bell crank
KDE gyro mount
Metal servo horns
I agree with post above mine. I just ordered a 13T just so I can be able to get 2500 with the CC Governor. I'm currently on a 12T and the max I get is 2480rpm but It's having a super hard time regulating it.

I don't think 2500 let alone 2600 is achievable with an 11T Pinion gear.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:35 AM   #65
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Sorry guys I'm running a 12T pinion not 11T I misspelt it. Head speed has been tach'd at 2460rpm. Thats the most i can get out of this set up. on the original straight gears I could get 2600rpm.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:50 PM   #66
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Am i making more to this than need be? Two years ago i put together a Trex 500. I remember during the build when it came to the servos, they should move together when the swash moved in the position needed for front, back, side to side. If one was moving in the wrong direction you would in your radio reverse it till all worked together. I hope i am explaining this right. Pilots i now have a Trex 550E V2 3GX and looking on line (YouTube) some say take a receiver and bind it to you radio and then work with the servos till you get them going in harmony together. Others say install your servos, don't connect the arms and turn on the 3Gx and set the limits from their. Just make sure you update the software first. What should i do?
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #67
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Airframe

Kit: 2012 V2 flybar
Blades: Edge 523 mm
tail blades: Edge 87mm
Canopy: Original Align

Power system

Motor: Kontronik Pyro 600-12
ESC: Kontronik Heli Jive 120HV V13
Main pack: GENs Aces 5300Mah 30C

Electronics

Cyclic servos: Align DS615 @ 6v
Tail servo: Align DS655 @ 6v
FBL Unit: Full Vbar Blue 5.3 With Pro
Governor: Kontronik Heli Jive Gov
TX: DX8
TM1000 Telemetry with RPM, Temp, RX Voltage and Flight Pack voltage sensors.

Specs (flight notes)

Flight style: 3D
Head speed: ????
Flight time: 4min to 5min
Amp draw: ?

Upgrades

700E 112T helical main gear, 11T helical pinion, 12T Helical and 13T Helical
All 700 black gears.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #68
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Airframe

Kit: HK550 TT FBL
Blades: 550mm CF (idk what brand)
Tail blades: Align 85mm
Landing gear: black
Fins: Greenish/transparent thickened tail and horizontal removed
Canopy: 100% white & http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...x_HK_550E.html

Power system

Motor: Turnigy T600 (1100kv)
Gearing: Stock
ESC: YGE 100A
RX power: 2s LiFe pack
Main pack: Zippy 5000mAh 30C

Electronics

Cyclic servos: BL-83601 BLS MG HV 14.5kg / 0.13 / 56g
Tail servo: Mi HV MG 8.40kg / 0.03 / 61g
Gyro: BeastX
RX: Orange RX (works just as well as spectrum receivers, friends had less brown outs with them)

Specs (flight notes)

Flight style: 3D
Head speed: haven't mesured it.

Upgrades & mods

Helioption blocks, converted to belt using 600ESP parts, got an Align tail, Align gears, Compass FBL head, few other details
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:54 AM   #69
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Airframe
  • Kit: officially V1 kit upgraded to V3 DFC rotor head main gear tail box and tail unit
  • Blades: Align 520mm
  • Tail blades: Stock 90mm
  • Landing gear: White Align 700
  • Fins: Fusano 2mm tail fin and metal lightweight tail clamp (no horizontal fin)
  • Canopy: Align Red and Black
Power system
  • Motor: 600MX
  • Gearing: Slant gear 112T main gear, stock 11T pinion gear ratio 1:10.18:3.85
  • Autorotation gear 131T
  • ESC: Stock Align 70 esc
  • Main pack: Zippy flightmax 6s 5000mAh 35C
  • Bec: Hercules 10A HC bec @ 6.0 volt
  • EC5 connector
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Align DS620
  • FBL: BeastX V3.0.12
  • RX: Futaba FASST R6008HS
Radio and RX
  • Futaba T14SG
  • R6008HS
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: Sport
  • Head speed: Normal 1950rpm / Idle1 2100rpm / Idle2 2500rpm checked with a tachometer
  • Flight time: 10min
Upgrades & mods
  • Canopy stand-off
  • Ceramic main bearings
  • Qiuk uk metal lightweight tail clamp without a horizontal fin
  • KDE performance tail upgrade V3
  • 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
  • Tail boom Align stock 550
  • 2mm vertical tail fin fusano Red
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:42 PM   #70
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I finally got my 550 flying the way I want and here's the setup.

Airframe

  • Kit: Stock v1 3G
  • Blades: Mavrikk G5 Pro FBL 550mm
  • Tail blades: Edge 90mm
  • Landing gear: stock
  • Fins: Fusuno G10
  • Canopy: Blue flames from helidirect I think..
Power system
  • Motor: KDE 600XF-1100kv
  • Gearing: Trex 700 helical 112T black main gear on KDE T700 universal main gear case, helical 13T pinion
  • ESC: YEP 150LV 18* timing and 9 pwm governor mode
  • RX power: Eflte 2s lipo 1300mah 20c
  • Main pack: Glacier 3300mah 30C for now
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Promodeler HV digital 140oz
  • Tail servo: Futaba BLS251
  • Gyro: Microbeast
  • RX: Spektrum AR7000 with satellite
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: 3D
  • Head speed: 2500 governed
  • Flight time: 3 minutes
  • Amp draw: unknown
Upgrades & mods
Fusuno G10 side frames, Booyah canopy mounts, shaved servo spacers to fit 700E main gear (no frame cutting required), small BEC for the tail servo.

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Old 08-07-2014, 11:05 PM   #71
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Airframe
  • Kit: Stock FBL v2
  • Blades: Align 3g FBL 550 (new design)
  • Tail blades: Stock 85mm
  • Landing gear: Stock
  • Fins:Stock
  • Canopy: Fusuno "Crackers"
Power system
  • Motor: KDE 600XF-1100-G3
  • Gearing: Helical 112T main gear, 12T pinion
  • ESC: HobbyWing 100A Platinum LV
  • Main pack: Pulse Ultra 6s 5000mAh 45C
  • Bec: Castle Creation BEC Pro
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Align DS610
  • Tail servo: Protek 230
  • FBL: vbar 5.3 pro
Radio and RX
  • Futaba 8FG
  • R6203SB
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: aggressive sprt/Mild 3D
  • Head speed: Governed 0000/1850/2350rpm
  • Flight time: 5 - 5:20 min
Upgrades & mods
  • Aluminum tail servo mount
  • Aluminum anti-rotation plate
  • RC Booya canopy clips
  • HeliOptions main bearing block
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:54 PM   #72
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My newest setup

Airframe
  • Kit: Stock 550E dfc but with a 550 tailboom
  • Blades: Align fbl 520mm
  • Tail blades: Edge 90mm
  • Landing gear: stock
  • Fins: Fusuno G10 yellow tail fin, no horizontal fin
  • Canopy: 550E dfc stock
Power system
  • Motor: KDE 600XF-1100kv
  • Gearing: Trex 600 helical 112T black main gear on KDE T700 universal main gear case, helical 11T pinion
  • ESC: YEP 150LV 30*timing and 9 pwm no governor
  • RX power: Eflte 2s lipo 1300mah 20c
  • Main pack: Glacier 3300mah 30C for now
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Promodeler HV digital 140oz
  • Tail servo: Futaba BLS251
  • Gyro: The mini k-word
  • RX: Spektrum AR6210with satellite
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: 3D
  • Head speed: 2500 to 2400
  • Flight time: 3 minutes
  • Amp draw: unknown
Upgrades & mods
small BEC for the tail servo, v1 standard fbl head
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:57 PM   #73
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Airframe
Kit: HK 550 Flybarless
Blades: RJX Vector 550mm
Tail blades: RJX Vector 85mm
Landing gear: stock
Canopy: Stock HK 550

Power system
Motor: Turnigy Typhoon 600H Heli Motor 1100kv
Gearing: Trex 550 170T, helical 16T pinion
ESC: Castle Edge 100 with Gov
Turnigy RotorStar Dual Power 15A Voltage Regulator
RX power: 2s lipo 1300mah 20c
Main pack: Turnigy 6000mAh 25C

Electronics
Cyclic servos: RotorStar RS 550MGC
Tail servo: Savox 1258
Gyro: Beastx
RX: Turnigy 9x

Specs (flight notes)
Flight style: Sport
Head speed: 1800 a 2300
Flight time: 4 minutes

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Old 12-14-2014, 05:32 AM   #74
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Air Frame

Kit Trex 550E V1 Original box Modified V4 PRO
Canopy DFC Fusuno Mod. Tropic Thunder Upgrade
Align DFC rotor head Upgrade
Plate Align DFC Update
Pale Edge by 553mm by 52mm rope Upgrade
Tail rotor series Align DFC Update
Tail Tail Edge from 96mm Upgrade
Maingear 170T (original box)
Tail Gear 180T / 40T (original box)
Landing gear Align Mod. F3C Update
Align 600 tail pipe instead of the original 550 Update
Carbon Tail Contol Rod Upgrade
Tail fin Fusuno 2mm Upgrade
Aluminum support anti-rotation plate Tarot Upgrade
Support tail servo aluminum Tarot Upgrade
Upgrading the entire transmission with gears with high resistance (Color Black)


Power System:

Motor Scorpion 4025-1100Kv Upgrade
Revco Pinion Hard One with Mod .07 and 20T Upgrade
Esc Edge Hv 120 Amp Upgrade
Bec Gryphon Agena Hyper Hv 7 amps continuous and 15 amps of peak Upgrade
6s LiPo GigaPower 60c continuous and 98C peak

Electronics:

Servi Align Ds 610 for cyclic (original box)
Servo Align Ds 655 for the tail Update
Brain FBL system
Transmitter Aurora 9
Optima 9 receiver telemetry

Specifications (known flight)

Flight Style: Soft 3D and Acrobatic fast / aggressive
Rotor rpm Governed: Idle 1 2350 Rpm
Idle 2 2550 Rpm
Idle 3 2750 Rpm

Time of Flight: Variables between 3.30 minutes and 4:30 minutes

Amperage with sprocket 17T: Average 43 Ampere
Max 153 Ampere

Degrees maximum collective pitch and cyclic set:

Collective 13.5
Ailerons and elevators 13.5
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:31 AM   #75
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My newest setup

Airframe
  • Kit: Stock 550E dfc but with a 550 tailboom
  • Blades: Align fbl 550
  • Tail blades: Align 85
  • Landing gear: 700 f3c
  • Fins: Fusuno G10 yellow tail fin, no horizontal fin
  • Canopy: 550E dfc stock
Power system
  • Motor: KDE 600XF-1100kv
  • Gearing: Trex 600 helical 112T black main gear on KDE T700 universal main gear case, helical 12t pinion
  • ESC: YEP 150LV 18 timing and 12 pwm no governor
  • RX power: Eflte 2s lipo 1300mah 20c
  • Main packs: Thor 5000 45c
Electronics
  • Cyclic servos: Promodeler HV digital 160 oz
  • Tail servo: Futaba BLS251
  • Gyro: mini kbar
  • RX: Spektrum AR6210 with satellite
Specs (flight notes)
  • Flight style: 3D
  • Head speed: 2800 @ 13* pitch
  • Flight time: 3:40
  • Amp draw: unknown
Upgrades & mods
small BEC for the tail servo, Dominator FL head, 3mm Ti turnbuckes
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