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Originally Posted by Rajah235 View Post
Hey Steve,
It almost looks fast enough to try a loop or 2.

Nice & stable too.

You said that the main shaft was bent?

I wouldn't touch it as it performs very well.
It flew better before I tried to fly in 11F weather and lost my gyro.

She came down hard but the skids took most of it.

Still, something is out of whack, as you can see it wobble during spool up / down
and it never used to do that.

Like you said, it's flying great and it has inspired me to go all the way and build
another Blade 450FP, only this time with performance oriented gear.

The blades on the HK450 work, but were trimmed a little too much and I can
get much better performance with a little more chord and taper.

If you add the proper blades to a full carbon & alloy 450 FP with high quality
servos and electronics, it should really be a sight to behold.

This is what I had in mind for a donor airframe.

I can use the extra-long blade grip ball ends to build custom mixing arms, and the
factory designed swash locker assembly is already in place.

The plastic rotor head will be swapped out for the Heli-Factor aluminum rotor.

I might not be able to use the Heli-Factor grips due to my custom mixing arms, and the
stock V913 grips are plenty stiff if you get longer aftermarket nuts & bolts and then
sandwich the aluminum plates together.

Add a CF boom and tail blades along with some strong digital servos, and we have the idiot-proof heli-jet.

The end product should be 100 grams lighter than our current 450FP, should have
faster responding "collective" (lift) and better sounding blades, and the cyclic response
should increase quite a bit due to lower weight & reduced flexing in the head and frame.


Oh, and Pa the 8008 blades on the HK450FP are painted with two coats of spray-can gloss white.
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