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Old 09-20-2018, 11:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Run any of the 106 mm tail blades with the new tail rotor.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Plenty people flew it stock,replace parts as they wear or crash.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm sure that's true. Wasn't my chosen path in this case. I won't be doing alot of flying, so when I am out at the field, I expect very high reliability and fewest possible problems. So, I chose to build this SE with the upgrades from the start. I knew once I became familiar with the SX and the counterbearing assembly that I'd want it and the other refinements possible. At this point, I have everything in hand. Just waiting for the urge to start building. Gone are my days of marathon builds and relentless hours to get them out. I prefer now to enjoy the process a bit. I especially enjoy learning of the nuances of different heli brands. Certainly Mikado has distinction in this respect.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Enjoy the build when you start.

If I could give you one tip, it would be to make sure you ground the tail.

Oh, and heed Ron's instructions. No higher than 1800 HS and 11.5* pitch.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:53 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks, Dave. I built the 600SX, so I am acquainted with this detail. Appreciate your caution.

Maybe this weekend, I'll begin by extracting the Vbar Silver from my Chronos (it's beginning to shutter at the notion of being a "donor" ) and attempting the recovery process. Also harvesting the PowerJive 120 from it as well.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm finishing up a 690sx build I do enjoy Mikado stuff, I've had about everything Logos are the real deal, so far, the 690sx weights 6# 4oz with 5200 Revolectix batteries I was very surprised. I have a 600sx on Revolectrix 3300 12s 4.35 volts per cell it's light and a beast. I'm looking forward to getting another Logo soon. I'm hooked.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:44 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Having a few delays to the project at the moment, but ready to start soon. I debated on the Spedix tail. Have one in the SX and it's very nice. But, opted instead to go with the stock assembly with the upgrade to aluminum clamp. Thought there'd be no down sides to this tweak. Also I found the Spedix battery tray in stock, so it's on the way too. I sure won't have saved much buying/building an upgraded V1 vs a new SE kit, but collecting the bits is part of the fun.
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:46 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Funny thing...so, I encountered some road blocks last fall to getting started...

Better late than never! Started last weekend. Ccmpleted tail rotor assembly. The pinned links were tight, the ball links were tight in the cups...I sanded the flashing from the link balls, but more will be needed to get rid of the friction lest we have a tail wag.

Building the stock head assembly. Learned that the old two piece head block assembly had a smaller bore size, and thus fitted with smaller dampers. I had purchased firm dampers, but they are intended to be used with the 600SX style head yoke. The SE still uses a separate swash driver and longer links to go with a taller main mast So, I don't see an advantage to change to the newer 600SX main rotor head yoke since the radius arms are not integrated with the head in an SE configuration.

For now, I've opted to go forward with Ikon2 BT like I did with my 600SX. It will be easier in my case since my Silverline Vbar has 6.0 and would have to be restored and reflashed with 5.3.
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