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Old 05-25-2012, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Finally finished my Clone 450 build....

Well Ive been waiting a week for my pinion gear to get here. Finally came today, but of course I had to work late didnt get home til after dark. Did go ahead and install it, got the blades tracked, and got it bout 4 ft off the ground, and just to darn windy. This is my first CP heli, and I have to admit, im a little intimidated, Ive been simmin it up, but its a way different feeling than spoolin up that 120 SR. Hopefully tomorrow I get off work at a decent time and the wind has died down ready to get it off the ground for more than a few seconds. Thanks to all the advice/answers to my newb questions. Ill let yall know how it goes.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is it just tail in ur comfortable with atm?
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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100% comfortable with yes...on my 120 im completely confident nose in i think its just the initial feeling of a bigger bird, idk like i said didnt get a chance to fly it much.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I hate wind! lol Good luck and be careful or you'll put an eye out!!!!!Seriously Happy for you.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Great Sully! I didn't fly yesterday because of the wind here in Dallas. I can't tell you the times that I've "just tried" and about halfway through a pack a gust would come and $ would happen.

So if you got it 4ft up in the wind here in Texas yesterday AND then decided to quit, your a strong man! Don't know if I would have quit until I crashed! You'd think an old ma would be wiser than that!

Grats again on your build,
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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well if i had a spare set of blades or two i might have, but i cant find any in stock that i like.
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Better get more spares than just blades! lol
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That's awesome, congrats I have a clone coming in a few days, so I'll be going through the same type of stuff. I love my mCP X, but this will be my first time with something bigger. I'm looking forward to it CP is very different from a fixed-pitch, self-stabilizing heli like the 120SR (or my old mSR), as you're finding. But so much more capable, and so much more fun, once you get the hang of it. Have fun!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That's awesome, congrats I have a clone coming in a few days, so I'll be going through the same type of stuff. I love my mCP X, but this will be my first time with something bigger. I'm looking forward to it CP is very different from a fixed-pitch, self-stabilizing heli like the 120SR (or my old mSR), as you're finding. But so much more capable, and so much more fun, once you get the hang of it. Have fun!
x2 on the difference between a FP 45 degree flybar bird like the 120sr and a 450 clone. I started out with the 120SR last year, and then tried to go on to the Blade SR, and then built my 450 clone over the winter and am flying it now. Hovering isn't that much different but FF is a whole different story especially because the 45-degree flybar on the 120sr is self-stabilizing, so in a sense you're flying against that effect.

However, the one good thing I will say in your case you went right to a 450. In my case going to the SR wasn't a good experience. The direct drive tail kept giving me problems, and if you're just learning to fly CP helis there is a big enough learning curve, don't add to it by having a crappy tail.

The one suggestion if I may make it is not to "cheap out" on the tail electronics, especially gyro. Spend the extra money. I put a Quark on my tail and it's the best thing I ever did. Easy set up and no worries. You'll find that solid locked in tail will make for much better control if you lose orientation and need to bring it back tail in.
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