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Old 09-24-2017, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have all the components and am procrastinating, just wondering how long did it take for your guys to build your bird. I realize that there is tuning and such but just the basic build. Maybe it will help me overcome my inertia.

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Old 09-25-2017, 02:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not the X3 specifically but if you can devote your full time to the build there is no reason why you couldn't have the heli in the air within 48 hours of opening the box, assuming no issues along the way. The Trex 700 in my sig was unboxed on the Friday and test hovered on Saturday.
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If I were you, I would can not wait to build it, no matter how long it will be.
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Most heli builds take me 6-8 hours. Granted, I am not the most efficient worker. Sometimes, I find myself thinking about a wire routing for 20 minutes without doing a single thing. Sort of get lost in thought.
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i did mine in about a week of 1-2 hour evenings including installing the electronics.

hint: make sure you have split ring pliers that fit the one-way bearing or you'll be cursing for the entirety of one of those evenings.
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok thanks! One other thing, all the screws on the frame do you guys locktite them with blue locktite?

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Old 09-25-2017, 01:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Metal to plastic, no.
Metal to metal
Blue to metal to metal
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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+1 to above, a good rule to follow is: ANY screw that goes into metal needs thread lock. All screws need (Blue) medium strength,, unless of coarse the manual specifically calls for high strength(Red), or (Green)retaining compound/Anorobic Glue.
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don't forget to loc-tite the motor pinion or it will come loose (i used the green supplied with the kit). ask me how I know.
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