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Old Sep 07, 2012, 12:24 AM
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450 Maintenance OT

All my 450 links wore out at the same time. Tail servo gave out. Cyclic servos are getting sloppy too, will need to get some new gears or replace. Say like 300 flights.

It was pretty noisy in flight, I'll replace the usual bearings.

Should I replace the gears on the HS-65MG, get new HS-65MGs, or get some Savox Ti servos or something.

Also took a baby step for 6S 450 and ordered a NTN motor and a couple 6S 1300mah packs.



Lookit mah new truck! I'm sure it'll drive good, till I take it off jumps or crash into things and such.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 07:01 AM
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I would just try the links first and also check your swash for play.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Swash is good. I have all the new links on and the play is quite a bit better.
As far as the servos, compared to a new HS-65mg, there is more play. Maybe I'll just order a few sets of gears for later.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 06:20 PM
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When it rains, it pours.. I flew 4 packs on the rebuilt 450, and as I was lifting off with the fifth, the tail grip bolt broke. I was able to land on the skids thankfully.
New tail hub, slider, tail shaft, belt, KBDD tail blades. I couldn't find the grip/blade as I wasn't paying attention to where it landed. Looked around for 15 minutes.

Also one of the main shaft bearings in the new 500GT started making noise. NP there, also got a new set of Align bearings for it.

The truck ran good though
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Old Sep 08, 2012, 12:48 AM
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Maybe I'll rev up the Exi 450 thread on mini helis
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Old Sep 08, 2012, 12:29 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Align-T-...item337bd609a0 Eagle..if you can,, get in on this. Trust me..no regrets Go 150 max and just let it ride.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 02:29 PM
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well, its at $183 right now, and there is 7 hours left to bid.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Advertising works! and that link has been all over here and Helifreak lol!
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 04:58 PM
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Heli seems to have gotten popular again last two months. I see alot of postings about it over at helifreak as well lately. All positive of course. @ $227 now..ouch...Looks like i got lucky @ $150
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Anyone using the HB800 3 axis gyro on their 500 yet?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 06:47 PM
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I bought one for mine, but put it on my 450pro to test it and fell in love lol! I don't want to take it off. My 450 never flew so well. Sense then I decided to put my 500e in a fuse and plan to make the front wheel steerable. I am fortunate two have two of the best scale builders here in town. One is a rep for vario and the other use to be a century rep. and they said to make it able to taxi I should keep it FB. So for now it will just stay in the 450.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Funny about that 500e on ebay at $227 now. when one can "buy" them at $210 or best offer w /free shipping .http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Align-T-...item4abbc2af11 ..Do ppl not know how to work e-bay..ha ....So why keep your 500e fb in order to taxi Mhills rather then fbl ? what would be the diff. ?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 08:43 PM
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I don't really know? I think it may have something to do with the gyro thinking you want to tilt forward when you just want it to go forward. Maybe a recipe for instant flip upon take off.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Ahhhhh.... ( fbl noob here ) But that makes good sense from my understanding of how the system works. Was thinking that so many scale builds are fbl...But then again, Not many that can taxi down a runway..-Good advice-.....Side note..I just got in from flying a couple packs in my 500e And notice I can hear a very slight screeching..Could be wrong but I'm thinking its coming from a bad bearing in my Align 500mx...Kinda sucks seeing how i have less then 50 flights on this motor..Supposable a maintenance free motor..Any ideas or links ?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 09:36 PM
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A lot of people seem to like the ceramic bearings for the motor. I already have the front one for when it go's. Helifreak has a great post on how to replace them. Wow took a long time to find. http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?...acement&page=3

Also I know they made a upgrade to the motor to make it last longer. I think some spacers between the shaft and bearing. So if you got a older one about 50 flights seems the norm. People with the "upgrade" seem to run much longer.
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