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Old Nov 08, 2012, 02:26 AM
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Video CH-149 Cormorant

@BigGuyJT: Not yet. Outside it's too cold in the gym is not worth the effort. That will take some time.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 09:26 AM
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@BigGuyJT: Not yet. Outside it's too cold in the gym is not worth the effort. That will take some time.
no worries!
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 02:37 PM
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My little Mini-titan AH-1 at the link:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=6832
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 02:54 PM
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What size is that mini-titan? I like it
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:17 PM
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What size is that mini-titan? I like it
Oddly, it's called a '325' but it certainly seems to be a full blown 450 to me.... might be just a *teeny* bit smaller than my Blade 400 or other 450s, but if it's smaller it sure can't be by much.

I guess I should look up the specs, since it is my heli, after all....
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Thunder Tiger Minititan 325 Specifications:
Fuselage Length: 640 mm
Height: 209 mm
Width: 120 mm
Main Rotor Blade Length: 325 mm
Weight (Ready to Fly): 625 g

T-Rex 450 Specification
Length:660mm
Height:230mm
Main Blade Length:325mm
Flying Weight:Approx.730~760g
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Thanks Tracknoob, thats pretty close to a 450. I need to look into one of those for sure. BTW where did you get the fuse ? I just love scale helis...
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Thanks Tracknoob, thats pretty close to a 450. I need to look into one of those for sure. BTW where did you get the fuse ? I just love scale helis...
That's what got me interested in the heli to begin with, was the fuse -- I think I saw a pic or video of one of them in that Cobra fuse, then found out they had been out a long time and was supposedly a high quality, but easy to mount body kit, so I just checked the RCG classified for a while, and eventually found someone selling a used disassembled heli, plus the fuse kit for a good price. I heard the bodies even came pre-painted and everything, but then AFTER I got mine and saw it was the clear body kit (fully disclosed in the ad, but I did not get the importance) then I discovered that the clear kit requires trimming the plastic out, and some other stuff including painting of course, that you don't have to do with the other kits.

Someone told me they also have UH-1 and Augusta kits that are the same -- pre-painted and designed specifically for the 325 chassis, but a lot cheaper overall than a Heliartist or other custom fuse.


EDIT TO ADD:

Oh yeah, the fire fighter UH-1 looks cool!

Pics, but no price:
http://www.niko.com.my/webshaper/pcm/product/3901.asp

Price, but no stock! (lol) still, $125 or so seems very reasonable for what you get.
http://www.heliproz.com/TTR3901-R-UH...nfo/TTR3901-R/
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Ditto Lup............always liked the 101
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Md500d hk450

Here's my HK450 in a Heliartist MD500D fuselage and a 5 blade head. It's only been hovered a few times as the stock tail doesn't hold very well. Flying Hobbies 4 blade tail rotor for a 450 has been out of stock for months and I don't like the non scale look of 500 tail rotor blades, so for now its a bit of a shelf queen.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Here's my HK450 in a Heliartist MD500D fuselage and a 5 blade head. It's only been hovered a few times as the stock tail doesn't hold very well. Flying Hobbies 4 blade tail rotor for a 450 has been out of stock for months and I don't like the non scale look of 500 tail rotor blades, so for now its a bit of a shelf queen.
Try the following: take main blades for a Blade MCPX, and shorten them to 62 mm from centre hole to blade tip.
Balance them, and chances are you have full tail authority with the same power consumption a normal tail would (and definitely a lot less power consumption compared to a 4 bladed tail.

It worked for me on my 450 size HeliArtist BO 105, where it looked a lot more scale than normal 450 tailblades.

Brgds, Bert
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Looks awesome! What head is that? I tried the 4 blade cascade mod on mine and could never get the severe vibrations out. Tried the 500 tail blades and agree they look out of place, and still were just marginally better. If you don't mind a standard 2 blade tail, you could try the speed up tail gear as Cap231EX described. It's from ExperienceRC and the part number is EFLH1455A. I'll have to look up his posts of the process but it completely cured my issues with tail authority and vibration. I'm sure he'll be watching and might link his post faster than I can find it again.

Mike
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:40 PM
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On a four blade head A109, I had trouble with tail issues. They were cured by installing 61mm KBDD blades, along with a 3 axis gyro. I am using SM scale blades that I got directly from them but they are now available from RC Aerodyne. I did try the cut down mCPX blades but they didn't help me out. Sometimes you need to try a combination of mods to get the cure for an individual heli. Take care.

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for the tips on the tail guys. I'll look into these other options.

mligosh the head is a Just-Heli head I got off Ebay for about $60 bucks.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Hi Hank.........sure would like to know your technique on weathering......and the colors you used over all. Well done my friend.
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