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Old May 15, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Forza 450

I have one on order from RcJapan,should have in a few days and will report my findings when it arrives!
Keep in mind if you buy this kit it requires the Jr motor which right now only comes in 3s,also the mini protos motors need the long shaft version to work with this motor or buy the miniprotos long motor shaft and replace any 4mm bearinged motor,it works great on the Sorpion 2520 motorshaft.
I have questions in to JR to find out when a 6s will be available,in the mean time I'm having a motor shaft made for the New scorpion Warp motor.
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Old May 16, 2013, 02:23 AM
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Wow...those skids are super wide...Interesting design overall. Actually reminds me a little of the VWINRC450T with the frame.
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Old May 16, 2013, 07:29 AM
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I have one on order from RcJapan,should have in a few days and will report my findings when it arrives!
Cool. I've been wondering about that heli but then my eyes are also looking to the X3, X4 II

Keep us posted.
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Old May 16, 2013, 09:47 AM
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The Barebones kit was $218,or $549 for it complete with gyro,servos ,motor,esc(jr brand,Tag gyro).their servo arms look like they may limit crash damage and so easy to zero for setup.
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Old May 16, 2013, 07:06 PM
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I will be comparing the Forza 450 to the Warp , Beam e4 and the Copterx Blackangel for quality ,flight performance and cost
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Old May 16, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Looks like the tracking is showing tomorrow for delivery,ordered on Monday!
There fast,looks like I'll order my parts direct as the mainland USA takes longer to get here than Japan.Unboxing tomorrow ( hopefully)!
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Old May 16, 2013, 08:42 PM
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I just got this notice from JRJapan. Hope it doesn't turn out to be a problem. I don't see why another motor of the same size can't be used.

"This kit is sold out. However, since the Forza kit can only be used with a special JR motor specifically designed for this kit, we suggest JR-88332, which we have immediate stock."
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Old May 16, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Maybe the owb motor pinion takes a odd size motor shaft? I should know tomorrow,but I have motors with 3.17,3.5,4mm shafts so hope its one of those!
Was just looking at the parts list,only a 15t offered coupled to a 136t main for 9:1 ,slightly better than the Warp,but not good,looks like its geared to spin 3900hs with the 3550kv 3s motor!
It takes 3 mm bearings in their owb pinion,so not an easy fit.
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Old May 17, 2013, 09:08 AM
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Where are the pictures ????

I really like the layout on this 450 and accepts bigger blades to boot . I am on the edge of my seat !!!
Just turn down the motor shaft , you know someone who can do it
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Old May 17, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Motor choices:Scorpion2520 (1360 kv) or 2221-1630kv,I plan on using 350 blades so target hs would be in the 3200 range,with 325 blades I would go 3500hs.
I think I'll go with the 2520.
Another cool thing about this heli is the 6mm Mainshaft which means I can easily try the Warp head on it as well and do a direct comparison.
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Old May 17, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Forza 450 Unboxing

What's in the box.14 mm boom,6mm swash and dfc head
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Old May 17, 2013, 05:20 PM
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What's in the box

Well packed and labeled
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Old May 17, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Comparison

Beam/Forza
Frame is 30 mm wide,quality is very good and assembly is a breeze !
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Old May 17, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Complete air frame

Here's the airframe minus electronics,no build issues or part fitment,everything goes together perfect!
Of the kits that I've built recently,in order of quality
1Forsa Made in Taiwan
2Beam. Made in South Korea
3Copterx Blackangel Made in China
4 Warp ( quality isn't even close to the others ). Made in China
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Old May 18, 2013, 06:08 AM
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Looks great. I am amazed at the lack of a push for this machine in the US! Horizon and JRUSA have made very little noise considering how great a Heli this seems to be!
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