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Offline Inertia

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Hello from North Carolina
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:21:30 PM »
I am new to the Synergy forum and I have been looking at the E5 as my next helicopter.  I would be running the helicopter on 6s5000ma batteries that I currently have in operation.  I noticed that the E5 has been out for a while. Can someone tell what upgrades have been added over the initial released version?  Any major changes coming to the E5?
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 01:59:55 PM »
1) The two pinions included with the kit (12T and 14T) are now Hard Coat. 

2) The washout control arms are now HD

3) I believe the 13T Spur Gear is now Hard Coat, but someone else please verify.

There are now more upgrade options compared to 2012:

1) You can upgrade to the slop-free 766 style swash with the 10mm ball

2) You can now upgrade to the 43mm cyclic turnbuckle links used on the 766

3) You can upgrade the blade grip links to turnbuckles.  SAB H0170-S turnbuckles.

4) There are now "kits" to stretch to 606mm and 626mm blades
Synergy Helis:  806 on 14S, E5 on 7S, E5s (sold), E7SE (sold), E5 (lost)

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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 02:13:01 PM »
Thanks for the information!  I know that there has been many posts about components for the E5.  I have components put aside for the E5 plus several components I need to buy.  How does my component list look for a E5 build running 6s5000?
Dean

 Hardware Collected
(3)   MKS HBL 950
(1)   MKS HBL 980
(1)   Futaba CGY 750 V2.0
(1)   CC Phoenix Edge HV 120
(1)   Rail 556mm Main Blades
(1)   Rail 96mm Tail Blades

Hardware to Buy

(1)   Scorpion Motor HKIII-4025-1100 w 6mm shaft
(1)   CC20A BEC Pro Voltage Regulator
(1)   Receiver battery - 2s or 3s??

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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 04:38:49 PM »
Great choice on components.  Since you are planning on using an external 2S receiver pack, there may not be much value to using the CC BEC Pro.  The MKS servos you are using will run very well on a 2S LiPo.  The BEC Pro would be a better option if you were planning on powering the electronics with the flight pack.  Whatever option you use to power the electronics, considered using a 4700uF capacitor connected to either the FBL unit (the theoretical better option) or the receiver. 
Synergy Helis:  806 on 14S, E5 on 7S, E5s (sold), E7SE (sold), E5 (lost)

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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 06:17:11 PM »
Welcome! You will definitely enjoy the E5.. it is the most versatile heli on the market! The kit will have everything you need for the 550 class you plan to build. There are a few upgrades you can purchase if u so choose.. a new style swash & Synergy 766 turnbuckles, stretch kits... but none of these are necessary.. the kit has everything and it flys amazing! Your stated electronics will be fine.. if you are running HV servos an RX pack will be fine, if standard use the BEC.. I wouldn't use both... it's a great machine! Order one & enjoy the build!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2017, 05:38:28 AM by cml001 »
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 07:30:24 PM »
I think I will go with the CC BEC to run the servos and receiver, no 2s lipo in the system. Why do you added a 4700 capacitor and how is it wired?  Also, I am assumed I have selected the right motor for a 6s heli. Thanks in advance for everyone's help and suggestions.

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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 10:19:00 PM »
I used those very same MKS servos on a 700 size MA Whiplash with the CC BEC Pro powered by the first 6S pack and set to 7.5v.  It worked very well and I never ran into any issues.  I did not use a capacitor back then.  So why do I suggest using a 4700uF capacitor now when I did not need it back then?   Now that I use telemetry, I can tell that using a capacitor maintains a smoother voltage curve and the voltage dips are of less magnitude.  Since they are only $5, easy to install, and not very intrusive, I decided to install capacitors on all my helis.  About wiring, it is pretty easy. They come with standard servo connectors, so you just plug them to any empty power port on the FBL unit or receiver.


« Last Edit: March 07, 2017, 10:40:16 PM by curmudgeon »
Synergy Helis:  806 on 14S, E5 on 7S, E5s (sold), E7SE (sold), E5 (lost)

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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 12:50:21 PM »
You are never to old to learn something new.  Thanks for the explanation. So I just pulled the trigger on the E5!  I cannot wait to start the build and flying.

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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 03:43:31 PM »
AWESOME! If you are in need of any help.. just post up in the E5 section.. plenty of knowledge & help here on the forum.. congrats on ur purchase.. your gonna love it!
Clay
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2017, 10:54:07 AM »
Welcome sir , glad to have you part of the family
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2017, 12:26:15 PM »
Congrats! You'll LOVE Synergy machines as well as all the people here on the forum.

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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 08:25:02 AM »
You can not go wrong with any synergy heli you get. The e5 is one of my favorates.
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2017, 05:08:40 PM »
Thanks everyone for the welcomes! My E5 just arrived today. Can't wait to get started. I will head over to the E5 forum with my build questions.

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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 02:37:35 PM »
Welcome to the family and enjoy the build, Dean!
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Re: Hello from North Carolina
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 10:05:37 AM »
Welcome Inertia! Let us know if you have any questions and we will do our best to answer them in a timely manner. I may have the Scorpion motor you are seeking since I am switching to a low head speed setup with my E5. Let me know it's in great condition.
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