This is Volume's 15 through 18 of Ray's HeliTech Authoritative DVD Series for "Flybarless" helicopters. This DVD series features the T-Rex 550e flybarless helicopter and the Spektrum DX8 radio. It not only features the Align 3G flybarless system, but it also features a second machine with the Mikado Vstabi 5.1 flybarless system. In addition to the stock Align power system, they also include the Castle Creations ICE 100 ESC coupled with the Scorpion 4025 1100kv motor. Volume 15-18 is mandatory viewing if you have any type of flybarless helicopter. Much of the material centers around each flybarless system, but there is tons of information that is applicable to any flybarless helicopter!
NOTE: The Botitta Pitch Calc iOS App mentioned in the DVD is still pending approval from Apple.
- Volume 15: Starts with an overview of the Align and Vbar flybarless systems, then dives into the Spektrum 2.4 GHz radio. The radio information is applicable to ANY five or seven point radio! You have to understand that all radios are essentially the same; the terminology and menus are just a little different.
- Volume 16: Covers a myriad of building tips with the 550e, then goes through the Align 3G setup.
- Volume 17: Begins with the Scorpion motor, then covers the Castle Creations ICE 100 ESC. This power system is then integrated into the 550e with the Mikado 5.1 Vbar system, and all of the setup steps (including the Vbar governor) are shown.
- Volume 18: Shows the flight trimming of both machines (in FIVE different configurations). This is not meant to teach you how to fly (that's what a simulator is for!), but it shows how to go from a machine that's never been flown to one that's perfectly trimmed out! Afterwards, they let Kyle Dahl fly both machines! Kyle's flying skills are amazing!