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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:32 PM
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So I'd flown the 500 and started flying the 450. Then I decided to try to go inverted.
With the 450. And I did.

Does it count if you have to rebuild afterwards?
It's nothing but a flesh wound!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:08 PM
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Keeping old helis flying?

Do you take apart your old helis and re-use for parts and not think about it? I just spent about 5 hours on the EXI450 last night, and it is flying again. I used the last of my spares for a few parts, and yeah, the parts can be crap, but It is ready for another 250 flights. Not for 6S operation though. I'm thinking about this one http://www.oomodel.com/tarot-450-pro...s-p-61751.html

So you have an ok heli, but bought a better one, do you just put it on the shelf or take it apart? I don't think I'll be flying this first rebuilt one, except if my rebuilt FB 450 flies into an asphalt at 70mph, but then that can be rebuilt.

Why do you buy a whole new heli & put the old one on the shelf (or take it apart)? Thanks.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Hey guys picking up that hk500 tomorrow and just wondering if anyone has any er9x settings for it? If not I will probably go with whatever he has in his dx8 to start off on my 9x. Any recommendations for cheap canopies?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Do you take apart your old helis and re-use for parts and not think about it? I just spent about 5 hours on the EXI450 last night, and it is flying again. I used the last of my spares for a few parts, and yeah, the parts can be crap, but It is ready for another 250 flights. Not for 6S operation though. I'm thinking about this one http://www.oomodel.com/tarot-450-pro...s-p-61751.html

So you have an ok heli, but bought a better one, do you just put it on the shelf or take it apart? I don't think I'll be flying this first rebuilt one, except if my rebuilt FB 450 flies into an asphalt at 70mph, but then that can be rebuilt.

Why do you buy a whole new heli & put the old one on the shelf (or take it apart)? Thanks.
Right now I have a 450se and two 250's looking right at me and I don't know if I will fly them again. The 450 I took back from my son after I realized he was not going to get into flying and I may fly the 250's again this winter if a large building opens up. Next spring we have a large RC swap meet. That is where I will try and sell them.
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Hey guys picking up that hk500 tomorrow and just wondering if anyone has any er9x settings for it? If not I will probably go with whatever he has in his dx8 to start off on my 9x. Any recommendations for cheap canopies?
Canopies: HK, XHeli, eHirobo, etc. 9x, I don't know. You should start from scratch FWIW. Why not set up your radio, so you will understand the settings?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:18 PM
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Hey guys picking up that hk500 tomorrow and just wondering if anyone has any er9x settings for it? If not I will probably go with whatever he has in his dx8 to start off on my 9x. Any recommendations for cheap canopies?
This is a really nice one for the money
http://www.ac-rc.com/product_info.ph...v830atahce8805
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Right now I have a 450se and two 250's looking right at me and I don't know if I will fly them again. The 450 I took back from my son after I realized he was not going to get into flying and I may fly the 250's again this winter if a large building opens up. Next spring we have a large RC swap meet. That is where I will try and sell them.
Have you ever said 'This is more valuable to me as parts'? Then disassembled it?
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No because I don't need the parts anymore lol!
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No because I don't need the parts anymore lol!
I have a problem with wanting to keep them all flying. I'm not sure how to explain it. It's probably OCD or boredom, but if I have a broken bird, I want to fix it and fly it. Even just once. If I take it apart, it's like it never existed. There is some compadre with birds I've flown, and have spent countless hours working on and flying (like 50 hours on the TX), and have a problem letting go
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Canopies: HK, XHeli, eHirobo, etc. 9x, I don't know. You should start from scratch FWIW. Why not set up your radio, so you will understand the settings?
I totally understand the settings, was just looking for a base I have a lot of experience with 250's, 450s and even the little cp micros so the programming aspect of it is not an issue. I actually enjoy tinkering with it and figuring out what works best for me, just wanted a good starting point.

Off to check out some canopies. Thanks!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:37 PM
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This is a really nice one for the money
http://www.ac-rc.com/product_info.ph...v830atahce8805
that looks fantastic. I am looking for something with some bright colors to help with orientation as I have found that helps on the smaller birds (250/450etc) adding that to the cart!
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I've actually cut down my airplane fleet by selling and destroying foamies with rash and balsa frames for a 50% discount, but helis can live forever if you want. It is tough to sell a clone heli for $150, with tech support to local flyers or just collect the parts for spares..

I now like the disassembly. Thanks RCG!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:43 PM
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I totally understand the settings, was just looking for a base I have a lot of experience with 250's, 450s and even the little cp micros so the programming aspect of it is not an issue. I actually enjoy tinkering with it and figuring out what works best for me, just wanted a good starting point.

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Sorry! Heh, I'm taking apart my meta childhood, so was kind of brash with my answer. Going to watch cartoons.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Stiffer more squared end for the TT gears. I think it's lighter as well. All the align model tails are going to this design. As well as ALZRC and now Tarot.
I wish Tarot would make a 500 size version of this
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I wish Tarot would make a 500 size version of this
I was going to buy two of those from oo! Are you here from the 450 forum? Any opinion on this 450 tail case?
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