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    Blade 450X and program it to be docile. This...

    Blade 450X and program it to be docile. This will start out on a flybarless learning curve as well. I progressed the quickest on the 450X out of all my helis. It's a smooth machine, parts are...
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    Obanracerman- I agree with Jim, the BeastX...

    Obanracerman-

    I agree with Jim, the BeastX flybarless system is very easy to setup and flies like a champ. Very smooth and precise. I just installed one (AR7200BX) on my new 550E (I lawn darted...
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    Lauren- I have about eight hours build and...

    Lauren-

    I have about eight hours build and three hours programming/testing. In total out of the box to the first flight - roughly eleven hours. I can honestly say it was a lot easier that I...
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    Maiden Flight - 550E DFC V3

    Basic flight for the first time. Very smooth bird guys. Love it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H__6P-rZ3Lo

    Chris
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    To lubricate or not - gears

    Okay RC Discuss land, what is everybody's take on lubricating any of the gears on a helicopter, especially 500 size on up?
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    Endpoints set - now what?

    Okay guys, I calibrated the endpoints in the Talon 90, and now my ATV throttle settings are now 107 L and 114 H (the two clicks factored in, so technically 105 and 112 respectively). The monitor...
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    Hey Marty- So does setting the endpoints via...

    Hey Marty-

    So does setting the endpoints via CC's instructions, act as a calibration procedure? Which would "clean up" the throttle range.

    BTW - I have all the steps printed off if I need to...
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    Yes, I recalibrated the sticks. So don't worry...

    Yes, I recalibrated the sticks. So don't worry about what the monitor says?
  9. New Align 550E DFC is done! Photos included

    The build is done and it's fully programmed and ready to fly. I will post a video of the maiden flight (unless I crash :))

    Thanks guys for all the input on my first build. I must say, I really...
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    It was the throttle trim. I had to set it down...

    It was the throttle trim. I had to set it down to 113 on the monitor before it would arm (DX8 radio). But my full throttle is now 89 on the monitor. Is there any concern here?

    Thanks guys for...
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    Castle ESC not arming

    I just completed the 550E build that includes the CC Talon 90 ESC (already programmed by Align for fixed endpoints) with the AR7200BX. Everything has gone very smooth, including all the programming...
  12. 550E Front Drive Gear/Auto Rotation Gear Mesh

    Hey guys-

    My 550E DFC build is going very smooth, but have a simple question. When I installed my tail boom to the main frame, I noticed that the front auto-rotation gear and the main...
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    AR7200BX setup menu for 550E DFC V3

    Hey guys-

    I'm about ready to start my build of the new Align 550E DFC which I will use a BeastX unit. I know what to do when it comes to the setup, but it sure would be nice to know some of the...
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    Thanks guys for the replies. OSU - yes this is...

    Thanks guys for the replies.

    OSU - yes this is my first build, since I have only purchased the Blade 450X model. I've been flying collective pitch since May, but at a pace that keeps me...
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    Align 550E DFC V3 on it's way!

    Well guys, my parents are getting me a new heli for Christmas, so I have the new version 3 550E (RH55E02X) ordered from the Align Store (thanks Jimtreg for the source). It will not come with the 3GX...
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    Thanks guys for the replies. And yes, I am...

    Thanks guys for the replies. And yes, I am definately going to add a satellite receiver. Just not worth the risk for 30 bucks.

    I do have two questions. It will come with a Castle Talon 90 ESC...
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    550E DFC V3 and AR7200BX

    I'm looking at buying one of the just released 550E DFC kits without the 3GX and here is why. I completely smashed a 450X a couple of months ago, parted out what I could and would like to use the...
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    Thanks Jim. What's your take on buying Align...

    Thanks Jim. What's your take on buying Align from WOW Hobbies?
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    Hey Jim- I really do appreciate the link and...

    Hey Jim-

    I really do appreciate the link and reply. But I'm still stumped as to why they would post prices and promotions. I plan on calling them next week. I hope I can find that model without...
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    Assurance RC Distributor

    Okay guys, this may be a dumb question, but can you buy from Assurance RC? They are listing a new Align 550E DFC model that does not come with the 3GX system, but includes a 5200mah battery. That...
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    Align 550E Flybarless Kit

    Hey all you Heli folks out there, I got a simple question. Can you buy a 550E flybarless kit without the electronics? I mean just the kit, no motor, no 3GX, no servos, etc...

    Thanks,

    Chris
  22. Final update- Scorpion sent the prototype...

    Final update-

    Scorpion sent the prototype adapter, installed it last week, couple test flights later and I can say this part will work just fine. It also does a great job with the pinion/main...
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    Emilio- I had the same problem last year with...

    Emilio-

    I had the same problem last year with this model and to a lesser extent, my D02. I never could figure out what caused the left drift, but I finally found a solution that works every time...
  24. Update- Scorpion is sending some prototypes...

    Update-

    Scorpion is sending some prototypes parts to Innov8tive Designs, and in turn, they are sending me one to try out. Scorpion engineers went with a round adapter plate that has two...
  25. Scorpion HK2221 series motor and Blade 450X Upgrade

    For anyone who is looking into upgrading the motor on a 450X with a Scorpion HK2221-6 or HK2221-8, for one, it's a great choice. I did the upgrade with the -8 on my first 450X and love it. Easy to...
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