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Old 06-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recieved my HK 550 trex clone. Very impressive. I have heard of cheap plastic on previous models. This stuff seems just as tough as the Align. The metal parts look great. Cant wait to start building her.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good to hear. Keep us posted. Pics would be nice.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ordered mine yesterday! Keep us posted on how the build goes!
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Post some pics...I would love to see some.

You wouldn't have a real Align kit also? A comparison on the parts would be really nice....
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I will take some pictures. Sorry dont have a align to compair it to.
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I do have a few questions about the pinion. Do you know what size motor shaft it is for? 6mm or 5mm? Also, is it a 16t pinion?
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok here are some pictures. I will try for better ones when building. The CF is nice and thick,stiff. Head looks great.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I do have a few questions about the pinion. Do you know what size motor shaft it is for? 6mm or 5mm? Also, is it a 16t pinion?
Its a 16t pinion and looks like a 6mm hole
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks for sharing. I will be getting one myself. Yippee!!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I got mine the other day and I am very impressed with kit against the Trex. The only thing I don;t like is the canopy. For an extra $9 they could have put one of the nice Turnigy canopies in instead.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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the 550 price, is much much higher than 500/600 etc, so guess they put the ekstra $$ into som more quality parts, and quality control, please build her fast, so we can get some experience!
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree about the canopy but also expected it. Thats why i ordered 2 of the turnigy with the heli.
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Its a 16t pinion and looks like a 6mm hole
Thanks for the information, and the pictures! It looks NICE!
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah the Turnigy canopies look pretty nice for the $$!
I just ordered an HK-550 kit too, but it is not clear if the kit comes with the front frame brace (see pictured). Did yours include this? Sure, looking forward to this thread! Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hope to see this heli in action soon..keep it up bro
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yeah the Turnigy canopies look pretty nice for the $$!
I just ordered an HK-550 kit too, but it is not clear if the kit comes with the front frame brace (see pictured). Did yours include this? Sure, looking forward to this thread! Thanks.
I just checked and it does not. The frame is rather stiff. I will look for a trex support for it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Should I get the 600

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=23038

Or the 550??

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...%5FKit%5F.html
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My vote would be for the 550. Great power to weight ratio, cheaper blades, and cheaper batteries...
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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When I start adding everything up its almost no more than a TREX 550efl super combo. I want a FBL bird so I added in getting AR7200bx.

What kind of electronics are you guys running on these 550 clones? Thanks
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