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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:36 PM
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just wondering if some can please point me in the right direction . I would like to upgrade the rotor head assembly on my Blade 400 to metal parts couple of years ago these parts were available everywhere on eBay but cant seem to find any now. Has any one done this upgrade and can recommend some websites I can buy this head from. Just after a simple fix

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Hey check out microheli.com. I fly with the CNC main rotor head and stock blade grips and all is fine for the last 3 years. I did not like the CNC Blade grips. Good luck and Best Regards.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:41 PM
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Hey check out microheli.com. I fly with the CNC main rotor head and stock blade grips and all is fine for the last 3 years. I did not like the CNC Blade grips. Good luck and Best Regards.
Thanks mate for your help I will give it a go
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Old Jun 15, 2013, 08:39 AM
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Wow - Just saw this (5 years later )

DIY Card Stock Canopy for Blade 400

Not a bad rainy-day-project at all ...
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Tail Drive Gear/Pulley standard vs. Speed-Up

I see Eflight has discontinued the EFLH1455 tail drive gear/pulley and after some digging I found their replacement, the BLH1655.

With the 1455, they had a 1455A, which used an aluminum belt pulley, and was also a "speed-up" gear ratio.

I would like to know if the 1655A uses the same speed-up, and how I could tell by looking at one that was a speed up and one that was not, which was which? Does the speed-up version have a larger belt pulley? Is the one with the aluminum belt pulley always a speed-up part? Several vendors show the BLH1655A, but most of them do not mention "Speed-Up" anywhere in the product description.
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Old Dec 22, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Does anybody post on this thread anymore?
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Doesn't look like it.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Still subscribed, here!


But the venerable B400 looks to have been well-eclipsed now with later models, so us 'originals' mostly have either moved up, or out, I guess.
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Old Jan 04, 2014, 10:23 AM
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Yes, U R correct! I now have Trex 450 Pro and 600 Nitro. But I still like my B400...
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Old Jan 04, 2014, 02:14 PM
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Yes, U R correct! I now have Trex 450 Pro and 600 Nitro. But I still like my B400...
I put a spare B400 chassis into a cheapo Huey UH-1 fuse from HK to make a inexpensive scale 450 heli, but just never got around to figuring out a good solution for the tail pitch control... need to get 'around the bend' required for the raised tail, and this current mock-up using a flexi-rod and sleeve just looks to need too tight a bend for my liking. I have some 90 degree plastic control rod arms from an airplane that would make a nice angle if I mount one on a bushing to the upright support, so that is what I will probably do. Just need to get around to finishing it up.

I have a MiniTitan 325 in a Cobra body, and I learned from that one that even if I left the B400 as a pod-n-boom arrangement, having that raised tail modification is super nice from both a clearance as well as a performance aspect -- with the tail rotor center of rotation moved up to the same height of the main mast blades, it just seems to fly so much sweeter.
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Old Jan 12, 2014, 04:07 PM
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I put a spare B400 chassis into a cheapo Huey UH-1 fuse from HK to make a inexpensive scale 450 heli, but just never got around to figuring out a good solution for the tail pitch control... need to get 'around the bend' required for the raised tail, and this current mock-up using a flexi-rod and sleeve just looks to need too tight a bend for my liking. I have some 90 degree plastic control rod arms from an airplane that would make a nice angle if I mount one on a bushing to the upright support, so that is what I will probably do. Just need to get around to finishing it up.

I have a MiniTitan 325 in a Cobra body, and I learned from that one that even if I left the B400 as a pod-n-boom arrangement, having that raised tail modification is super nice from both a clearance as well as a performance aspect -- with the tail rotor center of rotation moved up to the same height of the main mast blades, it just seems to fly so much sweeter.
+1 nice Bird.
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 08:25 PM
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Nice! I love the venerable Huey! i hope U can work out your tail problens!
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 08:50 PM
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I'm getting a visible and audible vibration. It comes when I'm in a steady hover but I can temporarily get it to go away with some pitch pumping. Kinda seems like a tail issue but it's so strange I don't know where to look. Any ideas? Will shot bearings make awful vibes?
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 08:59 PM
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Blade 400 vibes (1 min 50 sec)
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 08:59 PM
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Blade 400 vibes (1 min 50 sec)
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 09:00 PM
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Geeeeeeezz!!! Anyone know how to upload your YouTube vids here?
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