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JR Vibe 500e

Discussion in 'Helicopters' started by GPS, Sep 26, 2011.

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    I've had my JR Vibe 500e for a while and have been building it on and off for about a year.  Along the way I changed my mind about several bits and pieces and have also reconfigured the wiring a few times.

    Here are a few photos of the helicopter.

    There are a lot of wires on this helicopter for the four servos, Gyro and speed controller.
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    Once I had them like this:
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    I was concerned that the frames would rub the insulation off the servo wires from the vibration which I saw on another helicopter I have so I decided to put some sleeving on an also trim the servo wires to optimized lengths so I didn't have a lot of wire folded up.
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    This is the tail servo and gyro.  I changed the gyro from a JR 770 to a Futaba GY520:
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    The Castle Creations ICE 75 ESC:
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    Right side front:
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    Right side, rear:
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    Nice job on getting that heli all tidied up.
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    I still have to mount a voltage regulator for the Gyro.  I think a few hours on the bench plus the radio and swash setup and she could be flight ready.  I am nervous about the maiden on this one.  I think I should get my Beam E4 back in the air for some practice before flying this one.
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    I know the feeling, I was that way with my 600. Come to think of it the maiden of all my high $ models do that.
    Keeps the excitement level up there any way.  ;)
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    Bill, you and w00d have got me interested in finishing my Vibe 500e. Here is where I left off. The tail pitch rod from the servo to the tail is setup and moves exceptionally smoothly. I also have the tail pitch slider moving so freely that I almost think something can't be right. I have to epoxy the tail fin tonight so I can get that mounted.

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    Maybe 90% complete now.
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    No Naza-H right now. It has a Futaba GY520 already.

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