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Old 01-05-2017, 02:22 PM   #941
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Hmm, I wonder how much the bundle of wire weighs at the back of my NEO? If I shortened them it would make for a very tidy build.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:57 PM   #942
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Hmm, I wonder how much the bundle of wire weighs at the back of my NEO? If I shortened them it would make for a very tidy build.
It does make it look clean, but IMO the weight is negligible. Then if you ever want to sell your servos, good luck! I prefer to fold the wire over itself and cover it with wire loom.
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:20 PM   #943
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I cant stand bundled up wires. They are ugly, take up tons of space, and are a pain to hide. Not to mention long wires increase the chances of them getting caught in something spinning.

If I ever need to sell my servos I'll open them up and solder new leads on. 5 minute process at the worst.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:12 PM   #944
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All wires should fit under the gyro plate nicely just like the 450 pro

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Old 01-05-2017, 06:52 PM   #945
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All wires should fit under the gyro plate nicely just like the 450 pro

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Old 01-05-2017, 07:14 PM   #946
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As you can see in the pics I did sand the edges and will also add a few strips of electrical tape to the plate and double sided tape to the boom holder to prevent slipping.

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Old 01-05-2017, 08:03 PM   #947
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I tried but between the S.Bus cable and RPM sensor and all the servos there was no way they'd all fit with them folded up.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:28 PM   #948
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yep I can imagine, talking about LP, I got an LP on it's way from my LHS >-<
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:17 PM   #949
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Old 01-06-2017, 04:45 AM   #950
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It will be interesting to see what you get in the box. There appears to have been quite a number of changes.

As for wiring I have mine neat as I have shown elsewhere. It was more a rhetorical question about how many grams could I shave off the model by removing anything not required.
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Old 01-06-2017, 04:55 AM   #951
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I have run double sided tape on the inside of the frame for my 450 and 550 and then run the servo wires on the tape. Seems to be working ok.
I have been thinking about getting some of servo wire organizer stips and see how they work.
Probably a bit big for a 450, but may be ok for a 470 and bigger.

http://www.espritmodel.com/bvm-servo...-strips-6.aspx
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:05 AM   #952
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For the esc lead I used shoe goo to hold it against the inside of the frame. Similar, seems to be working ok.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:52 PM   #953
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Just received my 470LP kit. How many hours does it take from build, setup & maiden? Will the red metal frame stiffener from the 450L fit? The landing gear fits perfect on the 450L.

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Yes the red stiffener is the same for the 470L and 450L.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:54 AM   #954
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I don't own one of these birds, but am interested.

I have some 6S packs that I wonder if they would fit in the space provided. They are 115mm x 35mm x 48mm. Is there enough width or height to allow that 48mm dimension?
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:45 PM   #955
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I don't own one of these birds, but am interested.

I have some 6S packs that I wonder if they would fit in the space provided. They are 115mm x 35mm x 48mm. Is there enough width or height to allow that 48mm dimension?
The width and length should not be a problem, but the 48mm height could be a problem. If thin two way tape is used to attach the battery to the battery plate, it might fit. With that big of a battery you will have a difficult time getting the CG correct. I am running 1800 batteries and have to move them in quite a bit to get the CG spot on. That size sounds like a 2600 and would be considerably heavier.
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:54 PM   #956
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All wires should fit under the gyro plate nicely just like the 450 pro
Not on mine. My 470LM kit would be pinching even a single-layer pretty hard, doubling up or overlapping any wires would be impossible. Even if I fed the connectors through before putting the plate in place it would be too tight for that option.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:03 PM   #957
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Not on mine. My 470LM kit would be pinching even a single-layer pretty hard, doubling up or overlapping any wires would be impossible. Even if I fed the connectors through before putting the plate in place it would be too tight for that option.
On mine I ended up pulling all the slack to the the front cross member just behind the motor and zip tieing it to the cross member folded up neatly. I like my servo ports facing the front so there not a rats nest of wires hanging out the back. I wish they would change the orientation of the rudder servo or make the wire exit the other side of the case. Nasty wiring is a pet peeve of mine, I like it neat and hidden.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:57 AM   #958
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Thanks for the details. They are 2150 size but their 48mm dimension does make fitting a challenge.

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The width and length should not be a problem, but the 48mm height could be a problem. If thin two way tape is used to attach the battery to the battery plate, it might fit. With that big of a battery you will have a difficult time getting the CG correct. I am running 1800 batteries and have to move them in quite a bit to get the CG spot on. That size sounds like a 2600 and would be considerably heavier.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:06 AM   #959
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Thanks for the details. They are 2150 size but their 48mm dimension does make fitting a challenge.
Just go for it. The devil sitting on your shoulder said they'd probably fit, and anyways if they don't you can get slightly packs that will fit the other heli.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:06 AM   #960
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Hi guys, can you all please point me out to a good building blog/video I'm about to start putting together my bird.
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