KDE DIRECT ALIGN TREX 700/800 SERIES
FLYBARLESS SYSTEM MOUNT UPGRADE

The new KDE Direct ALIGN TREX 700/800 Series Flybarless System Mount is now available! The new upgrade provides the ideal mounting location for the Flybarless System electronics, with a location protected internal to the carbon frames and centrally-aligned to the helicopter for optimum control. The new design allows for larger-class power systems to be used (HV160A+ ESCs) in the TREX 700/800 helicopters, without the need for canopy modification to achieve proper fit. Check out the Design Presentation and Installation Diagram (PDF) for more assembly details and tips.

FLYBARLESS SYSTEM MOUNT
FOR ALIGN TREX 700/800 SERIES HELICOPTERS

Item Number: AT700-FSM
Installation Diagram: CLICK HERE

Price: $32.95
Material: Aluminum 6061-T6, ABS Proprietary Copolymer
Models: all ALIGN TREX 700E (V1/V2/DFC), 700N (V1/V2/DFC), and 800 (DFC/Conversion) series.

Note: the Flybarless System Mount provides the ideal mounting location for the Flybarless System electronics, with a location protected internal to the carbon frames and centrally-aligned to the helicopter for optimum control. The new Mount design allows for larger-class power systems to be used (HV160A+ ESCs) in the TREX 700/800 helicopters, without the need for canopy modification to achieve proper fit. In addition, the design uses an anti-vibration, ABS mounting surface for the Flybarless System; supported by a lightweight Aluminum 6061-T6 frame for ultimate strength and Flybarless optimization. The ABS mounting surface is 29.5 mm wide by 34.0 mm long, providing full support of the ALIGN 3GX, Mikado VBAR, BeastX/Spektrum AR7200BX, and other common Flybarless controllers.

Important: the upgrade is for the TREX 700/800 series helicopters. To ensure proper operation, please review the Design Presentation and Installation Diagram for assembly details and tips (pdf).

Includes:
– One (1) TREX 700/800 Series Aluminum Flybarless System Mount Base Frame
– One (1) TREX 700/800 Series ABS Flybarless System Mount Mounting Plate

*- One (1) TREX 700/800 Clear Adhesive Drilling Template, Left Frame
*- One (1) TREX 700/800 Clear Adhesive Drilling Template, Right Frame
– Four (4) M2.5 x 0.45 x 6 mm Flat Head Socket Head Cap Screws (Class 12.9 BP Alloy Steel)
– Four (4) M3 x 0.5 x 8 mm Socket Head Cap Screws (Class 12.9 BP Alloy Steel)
– Four (4) M3 x 4.5 mm Aluminum Finishing C Washers

* Drilling Template and procedure NOT required for the TREX 700E DFC edition and the Flybarless System Mount is a direct bolt-in upgrade for the series.

Finish:
Clear anodize, mirror-polish CNC gloss

Weight:
14 g (design is FEA optimized for maximum strength and minimum weight)

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KDE DIRECT 500XF BRUSHLESS MOTOR
SAB GOBLIN 500 EDITION

The highly-popular KDE500XF-1450 HP Brushless Motor is now available with a pre-installed, precision-ground shaft option for the SAB Heli Division Goblin 500 helicopter.

Using a simple pull-down menu, the KDE500XF series can now be purchased with two shaft options, pre-installed and tested at our facility: (1) 6mm/5mm Edition standard in the series and compatible with ALIGN TREX and most other 500 series helicopters, and (2) 6mm/6mm G500 Edition for those looking for the best and industry-proven performance in their Goblin 500 helicopter.

KDE DIRECT 500XF-1450 HP BRUSHLESS MOTOR
FOR 500-CLASS ELECTRIC HELICOPTER SERIES

Item Number: KDE500XF-1450

Price:
6mm/5mm $184.95
6mm/6mm $204.95
Material: Neodymium N45SH, 1450Kv
Models: designed for the ALIGN TREX 500EFL (PRO/DFC) and 500E/ESP series. Also suitable for other500 and light 550-class helicopters (compatible with M4 x 30mm and M3 x 25mm mounting profiles) and ф5mm exit shaft. For the SAB Heli Division Goblin 500 series, the 6mm/6mm G500 shaft is available for drop-in compatibility and pre-installed/tested at our facility.

Motors include 200°C, 13AWG silicone-wire leads and 5.5mm CC Bullet Connectors (pre-soldered to the motor leads and ESC bullets in the box).

Use the pull-down menu to choose the shaft of your choice:
6mm/5mm: 5mm Shaft Diameter, 25.5mm Shaft Extension, 74mm Overall Shaft Length
– Compatible with most 550/550 class helicopters, including ALIGN TREX 500/550 series helicopters
6mm/6mm G500: 6mm Shaft Diameter, 23.5mm Shaft Extension, 72mm Overall Shaft Length
– Compatible with the SAB Heli Division Goblin 500 series helicopters and other applications

Note: the new KDE Direct 500XF-1450 High-Performance Brushless Motor is an extremely efficient and powerful motor for any 500-class Electronic helicopter, and was designed as a powerhouse for the ALIGN TREX 500 and E-FLITE BLADE 500 series helicopters. In collaboration with Castle Creations, the motor is custom designed for KDE Direct and used the latest Computer-Aided Magnetic Field Analysis software to design the most efficient and optimized design for high-level, 3D-competition flight. The motor is designed to handle extreme-power setups and has been optimized for governor-control algorithms of the Castle Creations ESC product line; making this motor the most capable offering in the RC helicopter marketplace.

For more information on the XF Brushless Motor series, a design presentation (PDF) and YouTube video have been provided.

In addition, full specifications are listed in the tables below.

Kv: 1,450 RPM/V
Maximum Current: 159+ A (2 sec)
Maximum Power: 3,500+ W (2 sec)
Continuous Current: 111+ A
Continuous Power: 2,450+ W
Maximum Efficiency: 91%
Voltage Range: 18.5 V (5S) – 22.2 V (6S)
Io (@10V): 2.1 A
Rm (Wind Resistance): 0.008 Ω
Stator Poles: 12 (12S8P)
Magnetic Poles: 8 (12S8P)
Bearings: Quad, 696ZZ/MR106ZZ
Mount Pattern: M4 x 30 mm, M3 x 25 mm
Stator Class: 3527, 1Y
Shaft Diameter: 5 mm (6 mm Internal)
Shaft Length: 21.5 mm
Motor Diameter: 44 mm
Motor Length: 48.5 mm
Motor Weight: 265 g (285 g with Wires/Bullets)
Cooling System: High-Volume Centrifugal Fan
Motor Timing: 5° – 15°
ESC PWM Rate: 8 – 12 kHz

Finish:
Clear anodize, mirror-polish CNC gloss endbells
Black electro-plate, CNC gloss central core (flux ring)

For those who enjoy seeing Dynamometer data and true bench-measurement performance metrics, we are proud to release the first set of data for the KDE700XF-495. Tested against the best the market has to offer (no specific brands mentioned), these motors are proven to lead the industry in performance; not only on the bench, but in real-life flight characteristics as seen worldwide. In addition to the incredible performance these can produce in hard-3D flight, the 93% and higher efficiency capability of the 700XF series means you can enjoy longer flight-times and unstoppable performance every trip to the field. Check out the Dyno Graph (JPG) provided online in the XF Brushless Motors section of the KDE Direct website.

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KDE DIRECT SAB GOBLIN SERIES
AIRBRUSH CANOPIES AND UPGRADES

The new shipment of KDE Direct SAB Heli Division Goblin 700 Series Airbrush Canopy and Airbrush Canopy Upgrade Kit have arrived! With improvements to the quality, paint-scheme, and added clearance for the KDE700XF-495 Series Brushless Motor, the design is sure to turn-heads at the field and available in limited quantities. The first production set sold-out within a few days, so make sure and grab yours while they are still available.

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KDE DIRECT TEAM PILOTS 2013
FIELD REPRESENTATIVES

For the pilots who have been showing great dedication in supporting the KDE Direct brand and helping others at their local fields and events, we are proud to expand the Team Pilots group with the additional of six (6) new Field Representatives for 2013. All of the KDE Direct Team were chosen for their passion for the hobby and the quality of their character, and are committed to helping others at the field or forums.

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