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Old 03-01-2011, 08:47 PM   #2241
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:14 PM   #2242
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Looking pretty good there Tom! Glad to see you took off the training gear and spot landing too!




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Old 03-02-2011, 05:35 PM   #2243
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Thanks Ferrett, I finally got balls to do it. I hope to be doing some sport flying by the end of summer.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:10 AM   #2244
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Got a new canopy & some KDE upgrades for my 450. Very happy with the results



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Old 03-06-2011, 11:45 AM   #2245
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looking very nice and clean!!, I cant wait till this 5 feet of snow melts so I can get to trying to hover my 450,This is the year I will overcome this hurdle lol
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:47 PM   #2246
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My 450 Sport with Spartan Quark and Fusuno canopy.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:40 AM   #2247
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Default Trex 450s tail fails forced to invert auto

A nice morning flight ends in a crash. My tail somehow fails while Im inverted. I decide not to flip the heli over in case of miss orientation, so I decide to hit Throttle Hold and invert auto with a spinning tail. Damage was only a bent flybar. For some strange reason after bench testing, all electronics were fine, gyro, tail servo, and tail controls were all working. What I did find was the plastic tail rotor gear in the stock 450s tail assembly disintegrated. To fix I disassembled the tail assembly and pressed on a copterX 450 metal tail rotor gear I found at the bottom of a pile of spares.




While Im at it may as well post this from the day before.

The drive end bearing in the stock 430L 3550KV failed after a few crashes. I dismantled the motor to replace the bearing and discovered it was not much use. For 1. I could not find a bearing and 2. The shaft was worn where the bearing seats. So I bought a no name brand 3680KV brushless motor off EBay for AUD$12.00. This flight is the 7th flight with this motor.

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:38 PM   #2248
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Default Whaaa Hoooo turned my first circle today!!!

Just recently took off my training gear, and just started flying stunt mode, and today my first complete circle. I'm starting to get all kinds of confidence. Does that mean a crash is soon to come? Anyways here's the vid, I had a good time.


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Old 03-07-2011, 08:28 PM   #2249
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Heres mine
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:41 PM   #2250
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yup on the crash na just kidding nice flying
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:00 AM   #2251
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Heres mine
Looks nice and clean
Like that profile picture, cute.


Hope not on the crash! This poor boy has a hard time getting the funds for crash repair.
That's one of the things that holds back my progress! I need to win the lottery!
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:59 AM   #2252
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Got a new canopy & some KDE upgrades for my 450. Very happy with the results
You just made my mind up on whether to get that canopy or not. It looks great.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:25 PM   #2253
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Default Here is a pic of my 450V2

I've been into helis for several years & have a couple of MX400s. I think that I can retire them now because this one is one bad machine.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #2254
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:43 AM   #2255
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Here's a little vid I shot Friday.

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Old 03-14-2011, 11:59 AM   #2256
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Default New Trex

I recently bought this heli used. The first pic I couldn't wait for better weather to fly, The second pic was out at a local soccer field where I go to fly on lunch breaks. The snow was gone but it still had not warmed up that much yet. I will have more pics as soon as the weather gets warmer and I can convince someone to come take pics when I go fly.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:36 PM   #2257
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here is my 450 before and after i planted it.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #2258
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:16 PM   #2259
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Not so sure about the pilot, though. Shown here with one of my new, really cheap two buck canopies.

P.S. I don't store my lipos in the case, just put one there for the photo.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:38 AM   #2260
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+1 on the profile pic, Foam Head Mike!
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