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01-10-2014, 06:04 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Sounds like you are reasoning along the same...

Sounds like you are reasoning along the same lines as I did. I went for the clone heli because I thought I'd probably crash it right away, plus I thought it would be so hard that I'd get put off and...
01-10-2014, 04:18 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Siberianhusky, As you are thinking of...

Siberianhusky,

As you are thinking of making a purchase i'll bring you up to date with my experiences.

My HK450 Pro has been 'ok' and succesfully taught me to fly helis, but a year in...
10-07-2013, 10:42 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Thanks for the reply. It's flybarless DFC...

Thanks for the reply.

It's flybarless DFC head with the Tarrot ZYX-S flybarless controller, latest firmware.

I'm flying in 'general', I've not yet tried 'Idle up' (not brave enough). Tail is in...
10-07-2013, 08:29 PM
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Views: 22,067
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Helis sure are a new learning curve. As well as...

Helis sure are a new learning curve. As well as actually flying, maintenance is a whole new ball game compared to fixed wing. This is no doubt made worse when you fly 'cheapo' clone helis, all the...
04-26-2013, 12:42 PM
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Views: 22,067
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Nigel, Yeah, no question. it's amazing value.

Nigel,

Yeah, no question. it's amazing value.
04-24-2013, 09:30 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Been getting lots of flights in on the heli and...

Been getting lots of flights in on the heli and the quality (or lack thereof) of some of the clone parts is starting to show itself.

First thing to go was the bevel drive gears to the tail. They...
03-31-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,067
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I've been flying the HK-450 for a couple of...

I've been flying the HK-450 for a couple of months now and it's really gone a lot better than I ever hoped. After initially stripping a few gears on the tail drive I've not damaged any more. I think...
02-17-2013, 07:45 PM
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Views: 22,067
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Just an update on my progress with this heli.....

Just an update on my progress with this heli.. First the damage: - I've busted a couple of bevel gears on the tail drive, they are very fragile, especially the cheap clone ones. I've also busted the...
02-01-2013, 06:39 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Nigel, I should have asked about belt vs. tube...

Nigel,
I should have asked about belt vs. tube before ordering.. First time out and first flight I landed it, not too bad considering, but slightly tail down and the tail rota caught in the grass...
01-04-2013, 11:03 PM
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Views: 22,067
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

The HK450 Pro kit and the NTM motor arrived...

The HK450 Pro kit and the NTM motor arrived today. Got to say I'm super impressed with the quality of the kit. Considering the price it's absolutely amazing. The motor looks nice too.

I wont be...
01-01-2013, 11:44 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Looks like I maybe buy a few spare bevel gears...

Looks like I maybe buy a few spare bevel gears then:D

So with the belt drive you don't strip the teeth off the belt in a tail-strike?
12-30-2012, 09:03 PM
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Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Nigel, That one looks like a belt drive tail...

Nigel,

That one looks like a belt drive tail unit. The heli I've order is torque tube drive, and the tail unit looks pretty solid:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/23037-sub6.jpg...
12-30-2012, 05:54 PM
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Views: 22,067
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Thanks for that link Nigel. I just bought a slick...

Thanks for that link Nigel. I just bought a slick looking CNC metal anti-rotation bracket from him. Havent even got the heli yet and I'm buying bling for it:rolleyes:

Steve
12-29-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,067
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

ok, i pushed the button. As usual i didn't...

ok, i pushed the button.

As usual i didn't quite follow the good advice and went for flybarless. I did this because the basic heli kit was the same cost and the flybarless controller was only...
12-29-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,067
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

Thanks Chellie, So what about flybar-less?.....

Thanks Chellie,

So what about flybar-less?.. Seems like the latest and greatest thing but it works out more expensive as you need a flybarless controller gizmo, which aren't cheap.

I'm guessing...
12-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,067
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer

I'll jump on the back of this old thread. ...

I'll jump on the back of this old thread.

I'm a pretty old hand at fixed wing and know my way around e-power systems but as far as helis are concerned i'm a nube. I've got a cheapo 4 channel...
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