Hey guys, I just picked my 550 up and was asked to do a little review on our Croatian forum so I figured I'd post it here too.
I can't wait to start building this beast and fly it. I didn't sleep last night, I won't sleep this night either I guess haha.
I'm still not sure what all will go on this beast as I'm waiting for my second package but so far I know that the following is going on:
1x Hobbyking YEP 100A (2~6S) SBEC Brushless Speed Controller
3x Hobbyking BL-83601 Digital Brushless MG HV 14.5kg / 0.13 / 56g (ciklika)
1x Mi Digital High Voltage Metal Gear Servo 8.40kg / 0.03 / 61g (rep)
1x 2S LiFe receiver pack
The servos are currently the best HV BLS setup for a 550-700 size helicopter you can get on HobbyKing
Waiting on the motor, FBL controller and a couple of other things.
Box 550A contains:
Frame, head, skids and the canopy. The head is smooth as far as I can see, no slop. It's much better quality than my HK 450. The canopy came broken but it does not matter. Nothing duct tape can't fix
. A new canopy is on the way. The finish on the fame is great, no sharp edges, there is no CF powder, excellent!
Box 550B contains:
Fins, main and auto gear, blade holder, some accessories and the tail mechanism.
One thing I noticed: The tail mechanism is attached to the boom using a pin which can fall out of it's place real easy if you turn the tail upside down so it is quite easy to loose if you're not carefull. The tail is great quality too! No play, smooth. I did not check the gears but as rickycrack said, they are really brittle.
The last box contains:
Tail boom, TT, boom supports and the tail link
The boom is great. Only thing is that the little pieces on the end of the boom supports need to be glued in place.
I'm extremely happy and I really like the kit. I can't wait to put it together and fly it. Huge thank You to Wespen (local who got the heli for me), HobbyKing and all of You for putting up with me all this time
This is a little tradition on our forum, whoever gets a new heli has to take a picture with the canopy on his head, the canopy does not fit my head so..