Building the Vibe 50 NEX Cont.

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments by

The Vibe 50 NEX is a true kit, with many bags of parts requiring the builder to really get to know the helicopter, which is a lot of fun, and also will be of great benefit for repair or maintenance in the future. Every part seems to be designed and manufactured with three things in mind – light weight, performance and quality. Carbon parts are used where strength and light weight are important, such as the side frames, while metal parts such as bearing blocks are of the highest quality. As you can see in the photo, there is a lot of room to get at the engine for maintenance, the fuel tank is soft mounted on rubber pins for both vibration protection and ease of removal if needed, all of which sits on top of composite landing gear.

The next step it to assemble the head, washout unit and swashplate.  Standby for more on that in a day or so.

Paul Tradelius

About the author

A regular contributor to Model Airplane News, he is also the columnist for our “Rotor Speed” helicopter column. Paul has been flying RC helicopters since the early ‘80s and now enjoys all types of rotary machines, including scale and aerobatics, and he continues to experiment with modifications to improve performance.
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