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Old 05-22-2006, 01:12 PM   #41
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Bob-- I built my rex from your vids about four weeks ago. A freind of mine bought one and I told him about how much help you were. When I tried to show him I thought I had lost them forever. Thank you so much for putting them back up.

Now my question- Do you think you could do one on how to properly tension the belt. I've read so many conflicting details on what is proper, and since "you da man" I was hoping you could help. Seeing is believing as the saying goes.

One more question (now that I think about it) What do you recommend for the tightness of the main and tail blades.
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:21 PM   #42
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I just realized the vids for the frame assembly and motor pinion aren't up yet (I hope "yet" is correct and not "gone")

The vid on how to properly seat the tail drive was invaluable for me.

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Old 05-22-2006, 01:39 PM   #43
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I think I can handle a quicky belt tension vid! Let me see what I can cook up

I will also see if I can find the pinion video as I do see it is missing.

As for blade tightness. I like them pretty tight! But as a easy starting point have them tight enought so when you put the heli on its side they DO NOT fall on thier own.

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Old 05-22-2006, 04:29 PM   #44
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There,s a new pinion thread on rr(help cant get my pinion on), it may be of some help till the vid comes out.
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:39 PM   #45
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There,s a new pinion thread on rr(help cant get my pinion on), it may be of some help till the vid comes out.
Better yet however, is to just ask the people here on Helifreak in the Trex forum! I am sure they or I can answer the questions until I can find my video.

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Old 05-22-2006, 07:26 PM   #46
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Hi, i want to download videos to save but takes to long.......... help
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Old 05-22-2006, 07:28 PM   #47
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Hmmm the download speed from Helifreak is pretty darn fast! just as fast as RR was in my opinion. Are you on a dial up connection? If so there is not much I can do to help it go any faster......

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Old 05-22-2006, 07:36 PM   #48
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yes im on dial up............. which video should i download first cause im startin build now on trex
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Old 05-22-2006, 08:47 PM   #49
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Get the frames put together per the instructions then do them in this order:

Installing Servos in a Trex SE (38 Megs)
CCPM Setup Part 1 (58 Megs)
CCPM Setup Part 2 (58 Megs)
Pitch and Throttle Curves 101 (58 Megs)
Trex Electronics placement and overview (28 Megs)

If you need to learn to solder and need the ESC and battery available so you can power the servos for the ABOVE videos then do these before the above videos.

Soldering Deans Connectors 101 (30 Megs)
Soldering Bullet (Motor) Connectors 101 (50 Megs)
Align ESC setup (30 Megs)

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Old 05-22-2006, 09:05 PM   #50
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And order an SE Reverse Gyro Mount from me now so that you will have it when you are ready for it.

http://www.wavelandps.com/clearly/
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:08 PM   #51
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And order an SE Reverse Gyro Mount from me now so that you will have it when you are ready for it.

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YES! GYRO on top=BAD

The gyro plate is worth it trust me! You will agree the first time you crash and take out s $120 401 gyro!

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Old 05-22-2006, 09:35 PM   #52
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Got my Gyro plates today!!! Finally checked the PO BOX!! AWESOME, thank you Rick.

I would highly recommend these to anyone, and after loosing a 401 gyro this past weekend to bad placement, I can assure you they ARE worth the $$ many times over.

Thanks again Rick!!
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:37 PM   #53
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No problem. Thank you! I'm lovin this forum!
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:12 PM   #54
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OK you guys asked for it... its up!

Blade Tracking 101........

Let me know what ya think

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Old 05-23-2006, 03:30 AM   #55
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"It was suggested by a excellent contributor GimbalFan that I order my videos in a order that should be follow by a new person (n00b) with a new Trex. I liked the suggestion and now the videos are in order as they should be viewed." -- Finless Bob

Thanks, Bob. That comment wasn't necessary but it's appreciated. I'm new to this forum, one of MANY happier refugees who've recently come over from 'the dark side.' Best move I've ever made in RC.

And what timing! Just as I'm building my first electric, a Rex SE, I find your help videos. This build went far better and easier than it would have without them.

Like many have said here before, first drink's on me whenever we cross paths. Second, third and fourth, too. I'm guessing that you'll have a hard time paying for frosty cold beverages anywhere Rex's fly.
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:49 AM   #56
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"It was suggested by a excellent contributor GimbalFan that I order my videos in a order that should be follow by a new person (n00b) with a new Trex. I liked the suggestion and now the videos are in order as they should be viewed." -- Finless Bob

Thanks, Bob. That comment wasn't necessary but it's appreciated. I'm new to this forum, one of MANY happier refugees who've recently come over from 'the dark side.' Best move I've ever made in RC.

And what timing! Just as I'm building my first electric, a Rex SE, I find your help videos. This build went far better and easier than it would have without them.

Like many have said here before, first drink's on me whenever we cross paths. Second, third and fourth, too. I'm guessing that you'll have a hard time paying for frosty cold beverages anywhere Rex's fly.

Thanks I one day hope to take you up on the frosty bev!

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Old 05-23-2006, 04:11 PM   #57
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Any luck locating the vid how to snap the HDE (and I guess the 450X) frame together? I have a friend putting his together this weekend and the part about the taill drive bearing fit really helped me. I won't be in town this weekend to help him and the videos are fantastic help. Hard to rewind a conversation Plus the fact it took him nearly eight hours to assemble the head. (no, I wasn't helping him)

Sure wish I'd saved these the first time instead of just watching them. Hindsight always gets to you.

Thanks again Bob. Don't do alcoholic stuff, but any time you need a Coke tell Eddienewyork to put it on my tab
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:25 PM   #58
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FINLESS BOB'S...... thanks a million.
I have a Trex heli and I built it after flying on my reflex for a few months. I am progressing very well on the sim so I figured I would finally take the trex out. It was all I could do to keep this thing in a 20x20 area. It was all over the place. I went over the throttle and pitch curves, balancing, tracking, leveling and anything else I could think of. Everything seemed to be as the instructions stated. Sooooo. I took it to my LHS and had the heli guy go over it and fly it. He could fly it, so I figured it was just me. I went bcak home and tried it until I got so fustrated I was about to give it up. THEN along came FINLESS BOB and his videos. I watched them all and as I was watching them I was telling my self I done this, I done that, I checked that, Hey I never knew i had to do that, and this, and make sure this was like that. In other words I was way off from what the instructions told me to do. SOOO. I started over and rebuilt it PER BOB'S videos. Then I took it outside and hovered it. HOLY $HIT. It stayed in a area about 2 feet by 2 feet. I even got to hover it hands off for about 10 seconds after a few flights. BOB YOUR VIDEOS ARE AWESOME. THANKS A MILLION.
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:40 PM   #59
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My support all the way. I joind runryder cuz of your vids, and you can bet I will not miss that site one bit and will keep up with you here.
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:42 AM   #60
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zooland1, yes..... I should have it up tomorrow!

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