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Old 07-18-2011, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ladies,
Since I know some of you also have these I thought I would share.
Something I learned this weekend and thought I would pass it on to anyone not aware. The weight that goes into the bullet on the blades is inserted into a hole close to the top of the bullet. I got my husband a mCP X for his birthday and he put the weighted blades on. During his 2nd flight as I was sitting there watching him I heard something bounce off the glass of the picture over my head. He spooled down and we looked at the heli and the end of the bullet on one blade was blown out. Surprise! So I got my mCP X which as been crashed a lot and needs new blades and found one of my blades had the bullet top blown out also. I had added tape to the other blade thinking it was a balance problem.
So now, taking a hint from the forum, we have CA'd the around the top of the bullet on every blade. I also sent a note to Horizon. Take a look at yours.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks Lynne, I will be checking mine tonight. By the way, I made my maiden flight of the FBL 550E. My hands were shaking like crazy! I have to go into work early tomorrow so I'm going to bring a heli to fly after I get my early morning task done!

Thanks again for the info!

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Old 07-19-2011, 11:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Great on the maiden! So how did you like it? Was it more stable than what you are used to? I hate that shaking thing. As soon as I get out of my comfort zone it starts. I see the Helifreak Fly-in is in your backyard. Are you going?

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OMG, it was crazy stable! I love it! I took it to work today and flew a pack (I only have one 6S right now). I know I have the shakes because I haven't flown it but a couple of times so all should be good as I get more comfortable.

I actually tried a flip with the mCP X Sunday, all I can say is that TH worked and I just had to push the main gear up for all to be back to normal.

I also took the MT out this morning. There is a lot of crap on the clearing at work, like rocks, sticks, etc. I noticed on my last flight a clicking noise. My tail blades had hit one of the rocks in the clearing when I landed and the auto rotation gear has a few shaved teeth. The tail blades don't look so good either. No biggie.

I had no idea there was going to be another event down here in SoCal. That's awesome! I'm thinking of bringing the RV and camping over on Friday. Thanks so much for the info! I may have to a get an AMA card and fly just to represent!

Hope everyone is having a great summer!!!

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Old 07-19-2011, 11:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
 

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how do you like fly barless compared to fly bar. I really want to get one but some say it is better and easier to fly others say it is not harder but just different and takes a day to get use to? what is your opinion on it?
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well I have only flown 2 packs through the FBL 550E, but I must say it is super stable with the beastX. I haven't flown in any wind yet, which is the main reason I wanted to go flybarless. I fly at work sometimes and it get pretty gusty. I also like that there are far fewer head parts. I'll let you know more once I get more flying time in.

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hey Tam I was going to get either a fusion 50 flybarless or the new align 600 pro, which is better and two I though about beastx and also mikado v bar, which do you like better?
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I don't have experience with those helis, but I can say that all the guys I fly with were drooling over the new align 600. Have you seen it? It is pretty cool how they now have the direct link between the servo and swash now that it is FBL. Also, they have a built in adaptor to plug both your 6S batteries into with the batteries now being at the bottom of the frame. It looks pretty nice!

I like the beastx, but have heard both are great. The differences that I have heard is that you can very easily set up the beastx to fly, you don't need a computer to do it, and you can do it quickly. I heard the Vbar needs a computer to set up the unit via a USB cable, it is more detailed to set up, but it has more options (maybe why the setup is harder and more detailed).

here's a link that has been started in the Trex 600 section:
https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=323537

I hope this helps. I'm sure you can find more info out with a search. Personally, I would go with the beastx any day of the week, it's an easy setup! However, keep in mind I have not setup a Vbar (yet, I do have one )

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
 

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I think i am going to go with the beastx system to be honest. however I am not sure on the heli. I like the align better but I have to change all of my batteries, i already have 8 6 cell 5000 40 c batteries. I am really not fond of buying 8 more 3700 batteries, lol (even if they are cheaper it means i have 16 six cell batteries to take to the field with me, good grief they all way more then i do sheesh. yet the fusion 50 will take the batteries i have but will be a little heavier. SO do i just use my batteries and put in the larger 4035 scorpion motor, or just get a 700 lol i hate this hobby at times.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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What are you using the 3700mah batteries for? I use 6S 5100 and 6s 5000 on my 550.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I haven't flown mine in a while. I've never used the weighted blades either. I'm considering upgrading mine for a brushless main motor, longer tail boom and Blade SR tail motor and SR tail blades.

There's a couple of guys that I fly with that modded theirs up like that and asked Bert K. to fly it. He loved it. Then I flew it. Wow! Lots of pop, more power. Definitely worth the thought of upgrading. All in all it's just under $70 to do the upgrade.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
 

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the 3700 batteries are what are required for the 600 pro heli i wanna get. they can not hold the standard 5000 6 cell.
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Oh, I didn't notice that.....that blows!!!! It makes sense now that I think about it. They make you run them in serial, such the need for the included adaptor. Thanks for the info!

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sure lol how have you been as well
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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the 3700 batteries are what are required for the 600 pro heli i wanna get. they can not hold the standard 5000 6 cell.
Correct. One of the few reasons I don't like this heli.

If I start feeling left out I'll just make some mods to my 550 to hold 2 6s batts.
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The battery situation for the 600 and up birds is what led me to choose the 500ESP. At least the packs are affordable, and it is large enough to be stable. Yes, my 600 is more stable feeling, but the 500 is no slouch. Plus, it is a great kit and I really enjoyed the build.
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