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Old 04-09-2015, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, Just shipped off my Goblin 500 today and have a very nice Agile 5.5 on the way. Im very excited, will post more info once it gets here on Monday, My First KDS
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Hello, Just shipped off my Goblin 500 today and have a very nice Agile 5.5 on the way. Im very excited, will post more info once it gets here on Monday, My First KDS
Awesome welcome to the club... i was just out yesterday flying my 5.5
love it great heli well built
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice, 5.5 is awesome machine.
I will be maidening my new 12S/570mm this weekend.
Post up if you need any help with build or setup. Pretty simple design so I'm sure you'll be good.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Showed up a few hours ago, picked it up in a trade so it's pretty much assembled. Just gotta set up my vbar, and one else using a full size, where should I mount it?

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Old 04-14-2015, 12:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I mounted the full size controller at the rear opposite the tail servo and had all the wires run down into it. You will require extensions for the ESC, BEC and Rx if they are all mounted in front. I have the Vbar sensor unit on the gyro plate - everything runs neatly on the inside of the frame.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This is ideal way to layout an Agile in my opinion.
I have my BeastX mounted opposite the Elevator servo and my S-Bus Rx opposite the Rudder servo.

I did have to add 21g lead to the nose of the chassis to get perfect CG but is worth while for the cleaner wiring runs. Now I've added a Jive Bluetooth module I can probably remove the lead, will have to check it out.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Great advice thanks, im going to mess around with it after dinner. Whats the deal with the boom supports, seems like the design could run with out them. Its very similar to the mostro
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I'm thinking you could probably run w/o boom struts for Sport flying since the boom clamps are pretty spread apart.
For aggressive 3D stuff I think it's a good idea to keep em in place.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Fair enough, I think I'll do the maiden without them see how it feels and then lit hem back on to notice any difference.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I ended up mounting my vbar on the outside of the frames, I can always change it later but for now I like it, don't have to take the canopy off to tune her
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Maiden tomorrow, hopefully all is well
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Old 04-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Looks good. Good luck!
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Maiden went well! I got 6 flights in on it today. Put it through its paces the best I could with a new heli, all I can say is it that its an excellent model. Not going back to goblins
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Good stuff!
After some running in check main grips for any up/down play. If there is any install the included shims between head block and grip bearing and you'll be set.

Also have a feed for gear lash at the front bevel/tail gears. should have very little.
If there is to much loosen boom clamp and front TT bearing mount and press down TT bevel gear onto crown gear and re tighten all nuts/bolts.

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Old 05-02-2015, 02:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Turned her into a pile of rubble today. Whoops
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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That's a "rekit" if I've ever seen one...
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I actually only ended up spending $94 on parts minus blades and canopy. The worst part was the gens ace 5300 that burst into flames rofl. Luckily all the expensive bits are on the top half of the heli
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Sorry to hear about your loss, at least the repairs weren't too expensive. Mine set me back about $200 when i put it in, minus the loss of the servo which cost about the same price as the parts. I crashed nose first and sheared the whole frame in half - that saved most of the top part, except for the elevator servo which took the brunt of the damage as the blades struck the ground. Even my feathering shaft survived without any damage, though the main shaft was bent into a L-shape, which was kinda odd.

A friend recently put his Agile 5.5 into the ground as well, and ended up buying a new kit - even the main bearing blocks were severely damaged. Not sure about electronics as we have yet to get it back together to do a test.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:05 AM   #19 (permalink)
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That's disappointing to hear, that's exactly what happened to mine. The lower frames just ripped right off. Resulted in a nice lipo fire luckily it ejected from the rest of the heli. Hopefully that's not going to happen every crash, that's just to much for me.
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Dang that sucks dude sorry to hear that
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