So here we go with the build
For those of you who have forgotten what the thread is about, those nice people at BangGood gave me one of the new ALZRC Devil 420 Fast heli kits to do a review of
This is the heli: ALZRC Devil 420 FAST at BangGood
(please click the link as it tracks and shows the guys at BangGood that that these build threads generate interest in their products so they might give more people here the chance to review)
The kit took ten days to arrive which wasn't at all bad considering how far it's had to come. It was well packed in protective foam and lots of labels as proof of it's world tour:
Under the foam packaging was the box, which looks spookily like the box of a certain heli brand I could name
Inside are found another three boxes, so everything is well protected:
The boom, tail pushrod and blades are found in the first of the two skinny boxes. Quality of the boom is flawless and it's made out of carbon rather than glass fibre, so nice and light.
The blades are nice too though there was some very minor fuzziness of the masking lines, purely cosmetic and nothing I've not seen on high-end expensive blades.
In the second skinny box was hardware such as the alloy frame plate, motor mount, heads, swash, pulleys, main shaft and it's bearing housing, tail assembly etc. The quality of these parts looks absolutely top notch:
The heads and swash are loosely pre-assembled but these will of course need stripping and reassembling with grease and Loctite as per normal practice:
And finally the big box which contains the canopy and the main frame components along with canopy edging rubber, battery straps etc:
The canopy like the tail boom is flawless, the white colour is pearlescent metallic and looks really good:
I couldn't resist taking a pic of the canopy alongside my spare Goblin 700 Speed canopy for an idea of scale:
So all in all I'm extremely impressed so far. The only flaw of any kind I can find is the slight fuzzy edge on painting of the blades, but that's nit-picking. It is worth noting the obvious absence from the kit... NO MANUAL
... This comes as no surprise to be honest, i guess the intent is that the builder uses the Goblin manual.
That's the unboxing done, so watch this space for the build starting proper