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Old 12-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #1001 (permalink)
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1) More expensive = I should hope CF and CNC aluminum would be or I would question the quality.

2) Heavier = I don't personally have a set or any of the 5 different styles in hand
to weigh out the difference. For people like me that their goal isn't to have a Nano weight 450X. I don't personally don't care if I gain a gram in witch I may loose weight seen as I use the aluminum plate mod to save the frame skid mounting tabs.

3) Weaker, more prone to deformation & breakage = Personally never heard of CF deforming or CF and aluminum being weaker than plastic.

4) They act like vibration attenuators = An attenuator is an electrical device that reduces the power of a signal. If bigger birds can run CF frames and skids, what makes the 450X special?

5) Somewhere between "hey, look at me, I got bling" and ugly as sin, but that's subjective I guess. = Yep, just as my opinion is.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #1002 (permalink)
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That is what I was looking for. Another opinion about it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:46 PM   #1003 (permalink)
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Another good way to eliminate the possibility of breaking the frame tabs is to do Shy's landing gear mod using zip ties to secure the skids. It works like a champ. I've had a few crashes on the skids since I started doing it and in every case the zip ties broke free and spared the frame. I have some aftermarket Microheli skids for the B400 on both the 300X and 450X. They've been spared in each of these occurrences as well. SHYGuy put the Lynx CF skids on his 300X with the zip tie method and documented a crash. It looks like the skids broke free of the frame and it did crack the CF as well.

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Yes it's also a good way. I choose not to do the Zip Tie way for my personal reasons.

Just as many things in the hobby is a person's personal choice.

So you have any issues running the CF skids in general, on the 450X?
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:03 PM   #1005 (permalink)
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Yes it's also a good way. I choose not to do the Zip Tie way for my personal reasons.

Just as many things in the hobby is a person's personal choice.

So you have any issues running the CF skids in general, on the 450X?
No CF for me. The ones I have are plastic braces with aluminum pipes. I linked them in the above post. They are very strong.
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OK

The T-Rex style MH's. ^5

I have a plan for my 450X mod monster. Going to stick with it.

But yes everyone has their likes. That's what makes the bobby so much fun.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:54 AM   #1007 (permalink)
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I totally agree with you here Centurian. I don't get it either.
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:25 AM   #1008 (permalink)
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The main reason for the Lynx landing gear......
Aggressive look and super low profile that introduce nose down angle (3 deg) increasing the tail rotor safety clearance.
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It would be nice if Lynx would offer servo to swash turnbuckles (hint hint)
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It would be nice if Lynx would offer servo to swash turnbuckles (hint hint)
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Merry Christmas everyone.
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You have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Thanks jb.
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Have a good one Rich.
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Have a good one Rich.
That's Lu. A Merry Christmas to you also.
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I finally got the 450X back in the air today. Needed a complete rebuild on a new frame after a " unexplained dive back to Mother Earth two weeks ago.
After the initial build which I completed last week, I tried to get some time in the air fly over the week-end but the heli would just nose over on spool-up. I saved it several times by shutting down quickly. So, today I started to redo just the mechanical set up all the way from scratch and I used the sub trims to get the horns to 90 degrees.and I decided just to see how it would behave just having done that part. Well folks, I am happy to say that the heli flew predictably.. So now I will go through the BeastX completely and do that part of the setup.
Now, I am getting convinced that I have a problem with my DX6i. Yesterday during some flights with the 130X I lost communication or better, I lost control of the helicopter several times for a few seconds, then miraculously, the heli started to respond to the sticks again. I was not far away ( luckily high enough and somewhat in level flight) so I had sufficient time to recover. Exactly what I thought happened with the 450X in the crash. A short period of time without connection / communication with the heli. I certainly had enough battery in both heli and TX.. Any comments / suggestions??..
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I finally got the 450X back in the air today. Needed a complete rebuild on a new frame after a " unexplained dive back to Mother Earth two weeks ago.
After the initial build which I completed last week, I tried to get some time in the air fly over the week-end but the heli would just nose over on spool-up. I saved it several times by shutting down quickly. So, today I started to redo just the mechanical set up all the way from scratch and I used the sub trims to get the horns to 90 degrees.and I decided just to see how it would behave just having done that part. Well folks, I am happy to say that the heli flew predictably.. So now I will go through the BeastX completely and do that part of the setup.
Now, I am getting convinced that I have a problem with my DX6i. Yesterday during some flights with the 130X I lost communication or better, I lost control of the helicopter several times for a few seconds, then miraculously, the heli started to respond to the sticks again. I was not far away ( luckily high enough and somewhat in level flight) so I had sufficient time to recover. Exactly what I thought happened with the 450X in the crash. A short period of time without connection / communication with the heli. I certainly had enough battery in both heli and TX.. Any comments / suggestions??..
Sounds like signal issue like maybe Tx antenna but I see you have enough experience were you must know about signal and the daunt hole effect.

Not saying it is something simple. ( Unless I can see things and person ) I would start at simple things.
My son had the same issue. For luck he only flew micro's at the time. His batteries in his DX6i would drop a very small amount but was enough to cause intermittent power stops. Causing the same flight symptoms as a 300X and 450X Brown Out. He now runs Energizer 2300mAh rechargeable AA's with a thin foam pad between the batteries and the cover and hasn't had the problem since.
Not saying that is your issue but it is a easy check.
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I have a few things brewing in the fire but don't want to make it public until these projects are official.

I can say this.

Oups maybe not.

Well hold on to your seats, only a few more weeks.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:59 PM   #1019 (permalink)
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A touch of my RC year and friends.
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Very Nice! Have a safe and Happy New Year Rich.
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