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Old 01-27-2010, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Review - KBDD 450 Pro / 450SE V2 Dampers!

OK KBDD is at it again with another great product. They have some new dampers out for the 450 Pro. Kevin and I did a little reviewage of them.

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VIDEO -> Review of K&B Dream Design Dampers for the 450 Pro / V2 (62 Megs)

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Old 01-27-2010, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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nice review Bob, but are those dampeners good for (hard)sport flying or are they to stiff for that ?

and why is Kevin flying with flybar weights on the pro or did i see that wrong ?
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think they will be fine for sport flying. Only concern is guys wanting to run really low head speeds as the heli will "bob" or "wobble". If the head speed is up, no matter what kind of flying you do, these just feel better.

As for the weights... YUP... Many guys love the KBDD 450 paddles but we put weights on to get a better feel around center stick. The weights don;t really slow down the paddles as the flip and roll right are still awesome but we like some stability around center.

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Old 01-27-2010, 05:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hay Finless, I'm new to these parts and loving your vid's
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i was disappointed that kevin didn't crash. you cant really call the auto landing a crash, just a hard landing.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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As for the weights... YUP... Many guys love the KBDD 450 paddles but we put weights on to get a better feel around center stick. The weights don;t really slow down the paddles as the flip and roll right are still awesome but we like some stability around center.

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Pshhhhhhhhhhhh Rodents are fine with the KBDD paddles weightless and in the "manly hole". These paddles have become all the rage at my club .... since they raided the samples KBDD was nice enough to send me The KBDD 50 paddles are GREAT too, i still need a 90 heli before i can test those. I might have to buy a set of the 450 dampers and try them out. Luckly my LHS is now going to start carrying KBDD stuff so ill get him buy some dampers for me to try out. ATM i am using the green Truebloods as you cannot buy the dampers without the Pro headblock.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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tnx Bob that was the info i was looking for...

i always fly 100% flat throttle and i fly hard but no real 3D, just smack it around a bit and lots of moves after each other.

i think my dampeners are getting soft so they have to be replaced, perfect timing to test the KBDD"s !

and i'm curious how it will fly with the wheights on my KBDD paddles so i'll give it a try !
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi Bob and Kevin,

I really enjoy seeing your video clips. You make a nice couple of heli enthusiasts. It is contagious.

All the best from Brazil.

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Old 01-29-2010, 03:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The sad par is that I bought some dampners last week.
I would have gotten these instead if they were available.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default v2 also

Bob will they fit 450 vs i have yungbloods in there now
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There are for the Pro and Sport head design. No on the older 450's.

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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V2 and the Pro use the same dampers i believe.
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Well the V2 head uses 2 o-rings on each side while the Pro is once piece.

However I went to Aligns web site and for the Pro dampers it lists them as Pro / V2

http://www.align.com.tw/shop/product...oducts_id=2800

So you are right. The dampers are the same now but they were different before.

So yes looks like the KBDD dampers will also work on the 450 SE V2.

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Old 01-30-2010, 10:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I am using the Trueblood dampers on my Pro head that i had initially bought for my V2 head.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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sweeeeet........KBDD is awesome.

I"d hafta say that they are one of my favorite, if not THE favorite, heli parts manufacturers. I"ve NEVER been disappointed with any of the KBDD stuff I"ve used.

Goodbye trubloods HELLO KBDD's!!
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do these come 2 or 4 in a package?
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1BADAIR,

We package them two different ways, as dampener sets and as 450 Pro upgrade kits. There are two dampeners to a dampener set. The upgrade kits come with 2 450 paddles, 2 61mm 450 Pro tailbaldes and 2 450 dampeners.

Sorry about the delay in answering! We were out of town for awhile and returned to find our computers were down. We just got them back up and running.

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no problem. I actually already have 1 set and just ordered more.
I flew them yesterday and today. So far I really like them. They are the only thing that fits tight in my flasher head for some reason. Gonna get another set for the V2
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In my honest opinion.... The 450 upgrade kit is the best perfomance for the buck u will ever buy...For the pro or v2!

Very very fast but locked in like crazy. This is not something u put on and say well it's ok ... Lol

it will be more like got dog she's faaast!! And very awake!!

And the folks that own it are second to none..

Enjoy I do

Well done KB&DD
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In my honest opinion.... The 450 upgrade kit is the best perfomance for the buck u will ever buy...For the pro or v2!

Very very fast but locked in like crazy. This is not something u put on and say well it's ok ... Lol

it will be more like got dog she's faaast!! And very awake!!

And the folks that own it are second to none..

Enjoy I do

Well done KB&DD
Yup...I agree.

Carbon fiber is fun and sweet and cool. But the colorful plastic bits from KBDD perform just as well, maybe even better, than the more expensive carbon fiber stuff.


Lets see....landing gear is next. Then they need to do some canopies.

Main blades made of the KBDD super plastic?!
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