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Old 09-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #201
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You sure are covered in parts.

I dont think a rush 550 will fly too good with a 12mm mainshaft and 10mm feathering shaft.. He would have to design new lighter weight components . I am sure he could do it but for time and money.

Belt drive is light and simple. All of the Goblins and Mikados still use them.

The EVO servo configuration should be used.


Do you have larger helis as well?
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:31 AM   #202
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Get a goblin 500 . It replaced my 550 and I never looked back .

Long live the o550
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:15 AM   #203
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+1

Sold all my Outrage 550 stuff and put electronics into my Goblin 500. OMG. Running on 516mm Rail blades currently. Gaui 520mm blades nice too. I do NOT miss my O550 at all... 5X more complicated to fix than the Goblin 500... and I still have a belt tail!
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:25 AM   #204
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Sold all my Outrage 550 stuff and put electronics into my Goblin 500. OMG. Running on 516mm Rail blades currently. Gaui 520mm blades nice too. I do NOT miss my O550 at all... 5X more complicated to fix than the Goblin 500... and I still have a belt tail!
So, your advice is to walk away from Outrage?

A lot of people are selling their Goblin 500s. You say I should cut my losses and go there?
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:53 AM   #205
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You sure are covered in parts.

Do you have larger helis as well?
I do have a good supply of parts. As for advice like Pete's, you won't get anything for your O550. If you enjoy flying it like I do keep it in the air until you run out of parts. Economically that is the smartest thing to do. I keep hearing you need to scrap the O550 and move on, my opinion it is still the best 550 size made. Mine will fly until they can fly no more.

I have a Rave Ballistic that I share batteries with the O550s.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:02 PM   #206
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... If you enjoy flying it like I do keep it in the air until you run out of parts. Economically that is the smartest thing to do. ... , my opinion it is still the best 550 size made. Mine will fly until they can fly no more.
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After 3 years skip, I put back my bird into the air. But I have to notice that scarce part availability.

This size is perfect for my budget.
Now I started gathering parts for bad days. I hope I'm not late.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:39 PM   #207
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I will follow your advice.

I was toying with getting a used Fusion, but I think I will scrap those plans and save up to get a used Gob500.I was worried about parts costs, The booms are $33 versus about $8 for normal helicopters.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:41 PM   #208
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The boom does pop off... 95% of the time.. especially on the 500! Cheapest and toughest and easiest heli to repair (that I've owned in this class).... so far anyway
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