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Old 07-25-2013, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Figured I would start a thread to show a few build pictures and hints. First a few box shots.

Heres a picture of completed head

Servos mounted and main shaft in. Couple tips here, the servos are easier if you bind up the fbl unit, center servos, then center horns. Make up the pushrods and install on servos then install servos with the horns and pushrods attached. Also they give you two different shims that you may or may not need above the collar on the main shaft. Mine took the smaller shim and was a perfect fit with no up or down movement.




And this is where i quit for now.

Let me know if anyone has any questions i can try to answer.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks Awesome!!

When you get to the point where you are mounting the ESC I would like a pretty good description on how you put your electronics together and why you chose the motor/ESC combo. With the 550X I didn't have to worry about choosing (mine is all stock to include the ESC)
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am using a scorpion 4525-520 motor with castle ice 120. I should have it finished this evening. I will probably put stock motor in the other one to try it out.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Putting mine together as well. My main shaft do not need any shimming. It was perfect. It may need one later once things "settle" I will add the thin one if that happens.

The fit tolerance on the model is something to rave about. I have owned many models and parts on this kit goes together perfect. No binding and no slop.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Good work guys!

The head and swash geometry is supposed to be very well calculated for this new flagship!

3 rotor, where are you?

Honestly they need to make a simple Hughes S-300 canopy/skid for the 700X, just for the sake of the 3 rotor head! Its a loop-able passenger helicopter.

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DENNIS KENYON HELICOPTER AEROBATICS (5 min 41 sec)



... and since the 3 rotor head is good to go, shrink it and slap 2 of them together, tandem, one motor, meshed that floats, who cares what the name is. Then once thats done double it for a CP quad, etc.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am really interested in how it compares directly to the 550X, and/or 600X as well.

Are the extra bells and whistles that the 700X has worth it? Over the 550X lets say.
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Thanks for the photos -
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Will you be installing the optional 3 heads at a later stage?
It would be interesting to see and hear your views.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The 3 blade head will probably be for the scale 700 fuse when they release it.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The 3 blade head will probably be for the scale 700 fuse when they release it.
actually the 3 blade rotor is designed for 3d flying. it's a different experience, and a lot of fun.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cool, seen some JR birds like that. Are yous going to sell blades in triplets as well?
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Looking good!
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Done and maidened today. 15 flights and all is is ready for IRCHA.
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Looks great!

Hope there are more canopy colour schemes. I like the 550x canopy, also the 600.

This one? Heli looks great on the inside I think... But the canopy, pardon my saying this, looks awful.
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Hey Zoom and Merlin, could you guys share your specs on your power train and the settings you are using?
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The fit tolerance on the model is something to rave about. I have owned many models and parts on this kit goes together perfect. No binding and no slop.
I agree 100%. I have put together a lot of helis, but this 700 went together very well. I think they have really stepped up their quality with this kit.
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Hey Zoom and Merlin, could you guys share your specs on your power train and the settings you are using?
Stock Electronics

The Stock motor is powerful! I will be honest, I have 2 extra motors in my toolbox that I could have used, an Xera 4530 and a Quantum 4530 but I decided to try the stock motor and boy I was impressed! I am keeping that motor in the heli.

I am using a CC160 HV ( I had this in my toolbox) with a castle cappack. a CC120HV would be sufficient.

With that heavy ESC up front, I mounted my beastx in the rear tray (there is also a tray up front) and my 1350 mah receiver pack also in the back for perfect CG with TP 5000 mah packs.

Castle setting for me ( Please note this is me from testing this weekend and not official)
HS: 1900, 2000, 2150
Gov Gain 13 (Gov chirp starts at around 14 and up, this will vary depending on your batteries)
PWM 8
Timing normal
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Stock Electronics

The Stock motor is powerful! I will be honest, I have 2 extra motors in my toolbox that I could have used, an Xera 4530 and a Quantum 4530 but I decided to try the stock motor and boy I was impressed! I am keeping that motor in the heli.

I am using a CC160 HV ( I had this in my toolbox) with a castle cappack. a CC120HV would be sufficient.

With that heavy ESC up front, I mounted my beastx in the rear tray (there is also a tray up front) and my 1350 mah receiver pack also in the back for perfect CG with TP 5000 mah packs.

Castle setting for me ( Please note this is me from testing this weekend and not official)
HS: 1900, 2000, 2150
Gov Gain 13 (Gov chirp starts at around 14 and up, this will vary depending on your batteries)
PWM 8
Timing normal

thanks for the info!!!!!!!!!! do you really need the cap pack?
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I agree 100%. I have put together a lot of helis, but this 700 went together very well. I think they have really stepped up their quality with this kit.

I hope us mere mortals will be able to get one soon
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Looks like they will be available at IRCHA that's according to Facebook via blade helis

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