Posted by epoweredrc |
Nov 19, 2012 @ 06:46 PM | 3,526 Views
So I had this posted on HF but wanted it posted somewhere else where I can edit it if need be and not have lot of none topic talk in it.
did this on 07-09-2012
Okay I want to start a thread where i can put out all my info, everything I learned during this conversion, I think having all the info in one spot is much more useful then having a lil bit everywhere. I want to thank Lawndart, Infocus, FireDoug and the others who helped answer my questions before I ever got my stuff to make the switch.
Okay I got my Head and my ZYX unit from CNCHELI I ordered on Friday and got it on Monday, Pretty quick shipping if you ask me.
This head comes already mostly assembled but I am telling you you will want to take it apart and oil the bearings, and loc tite everything with Blue loc tit it took me about 15 minutes do do this.
You will also need to get (4) Trex 450 Ball links and replace the balls on your swash plate so the links in the head will fit.
AGNH45048 : 450 PRO LINKAGE BALL SET For T-REX 450 PRO http://www.wowhobbies.com/agnh450484...rex450pro.aspx
There enough in the bag to do 3 swash plates and kinda pricey but this is where I found them, Sure you can find them cheaper maybe else were.
just remove the 4 balls from your swash and put blue loc tite on these and install.
UPDATE December 4th 2010, lipo's have come a very long way, they gotten cheaper and better so i have been using lipo's mostly. I still feel A123's are the best safety wise however.
Just wanted to add that I have gotten back into helicopter and purchased a blade 400 used on HF and love it, I have 280 flights and still having fun with it.
Stock blade 400 with stock motor.
Castle Creations 25a Esc, set to Gov mode 2250 HS
HS 56's servos
Futaba 240 Gyro with Hyperion Dig. tail servo
Carbon main blades
using Billowy 40 to 50 C packs 2250's 3S
For unlimited power no bog ever.
Also Over the summer my Club decided to have a Half A pylon race, some of the members still owned the original Ace GLH's but one of the members redesign them and made them for electric power using cheap hobby king motors and esc's and battery's. Called these POD's ( Paulding one Design) Everyone used the same motors, (they all slightly different KV) but close as you could get. We all used whatever esc/battery's and servos but most use the cheap 9G HK ones.
This was a lot of fun and hope to have another race next year, i took 3rd out of 9 pilots, the 2 glow guys didn't have a chance they could not keep there engines running ( TD051's)
I have added pictures of my blade 400, the GLH I used for a practice plane and the POD I raced, and also i owned a AJ slick for about a year, it was a really great flying plane I used 2200 3S lipo's in it also to keep the weight down it did everything nice in the...Continue Reading