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Old Jul 19, 2008, 11:22 PM
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Trex 450 SE or SE V2

I've been looking at both the Trex 450 SE &Trex 450 SE V2. Has anyone had a chance to compare the two of them?

Bottom line....is the V2 worth the extra $$$$$??

Bill
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 11:47 PM
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You would be pretty hard pressed to find a new v1. v2 has a couple upgrades, larger spindle shaft, i think the head design is slightly tweaked as well. I would say just go ahead and get a v2 if you have the money.
Gratz on ur 600th post btw.
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 12:02 AM
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really? LOL I just bought a brand new 450 SE V1 today...
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 12:04 AM
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Wow, i didnt think anybody still had stock. Oh well how much price diff. was there?
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 12:16 AM
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Wow, i didnt think anybody still had stock. Oh well how much price diff. was there?
I did some more looking since my post. It looks like the only difference is the head assem. and thre 4mm shaft mentioned above. And from what I could see the price varied from around $80 to $140 depending on where you get it. I also noticed that you will pay about $150 more + or - for the same kit if you get it from the USA instead of overseas. Makes it kinda hard to keep the money close to home. I still want to take my numbers and see if my LHS can even come close. I suppose I could get the SE for now then upgrade the head later if I still wanted to at that time. I just wonder if it makes that much difference.

That's why I was wondering if anyone had had a chance to compare the two.

And does anyone know what the "GF" in 450 SE GF is for?

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Old Jul 20, 2008, 12:21 AM
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I think the GF is fiberglass compared to the SE 2k carbon.
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 12:57 AM
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I like the 3 mm spindle of the V1. It saves much of your head parts. If you are not into hard 3D, the V1 is more practical.
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 01:26 AM
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I think the GF is fiberglass compared to the SE 2k carbon.
Uh-duh!...and I think I new that at one time...maybe I need to reboot my noggin.
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 01:33 AM
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I like the 3 mm spindle of the V1. It saves much of your head parts. If you are not into hard 3D, the V1 is more practical.
Yup! it looks like the V1 is in the ticket. I am WAY NOT hard 3D. The $$$ I save could go towards the gyro/tail servo, spare parts, a batt, or whatever. I don't think I need a Farrari when a Cadilac will do nicely.

Thanks Guys, Bill
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 01:33 AM
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Haha, we all have brain farts
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 08:01 AM
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This is just a thought that may or may not work. One of the major upgrades of the V2 is thrust bearings in the blade grips, where the V1 had all radial bearings. The thrust bearings give you smoother collective action under the high centrigugal force of the head spinning.

The Blade 400 also has thrust bearings, but they put them on a 3mm feathering shaft. My thought is that you might be able to replace the outer bearing of the Trex V1 blade grips with a thrust bearing from the B400. The thrust bearing is .5mm thicker, I think, so you might have to get thinner head spacers, but that could be a way to get thrust bearings into your V1 head while maintaning your 3mm feathering shaft. Lot cheaper than a $40 V2 grip set, too.

I'm not 100% sure it'll work, but that's how I see it in my head
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 08:22 AM
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I personally would just get the V1 cause the 3mm spindle is much kinder too it's surrounding parts during a lil mishap. If your really stuck on getting the thrust bearings (and I think they're worth it), then just order a set cause believe it or not, they have a I.D. of 3mm and will fit on the V1 spindle. The hardest part was removing the outter radial bearing from the metal V1 blade grips so I just went to plastic main grips on that particular heli.
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 09:55 AM
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I personally would just get the V1 cause the 3mm spindle is much kinder too it's surrounding parts during a lil mishap. If your really stuck on getting the thrust bearings (and I think they're worth it), then just order a set cause believe it or not, they have a I.D. of 3mm and will fit on the V1 spindle. The hardest part was removing the outter radial bearing from the metal V1 blade grips so I just went to plastic main grips on that particular heli.
Sure, if you want to do it the simple way that makes sense!
Scratch the earlier stuff about the B400 bearings. Missle's right, they're the same bearing.

Missle, did you have to put thinner spacers in to accomodate the thicker thrust bearing?
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 01:01 PM
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Actually it was the other way around; you made need to use slightly thiCKer spacers if you want a tight head but either way it doesn't matter cause any extra thickness just pushes the dampners in a lil harder.
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Old Jul 21, 2008, 08:48 AM
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my friend who bought a 3DX450 on 3mm shaft.... when doing hard landings. the feathering shaft bent...
is it normal?
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