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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:39 AM
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How did you make the new loops? what for matrial?
Brass by the looks, and a bit of Copper pipe for the collar
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:30 AM
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Hi good day gentleman!
My f45 arrived finally!
Had 9 flight so far did not have any problem whatsover.its my best aircraf i ever owned so far.so happy with it!

I have 2 stock batteries that give me 11 minutes of hover each.
Am thinking to get another 2 stock batteries because they giving me long enough flight time.

Am here after your expertise,should i get 2 stock batteries or should i try remove stops and fit 2000mah lipos(i understood 2000mah are the best for this heli)what advantge/benefit would i gain having 2000mahs over 1500mah batteries?
Thanks guys.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:35 AM
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One more thing.i wanna perfectly balance blades and especially flybar ,i saw somewhere recommended tool(something to do with wristwatch) for pushing that pin off ,for taking off the the flybar.anyone please?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:49 AM
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Boy, I have been waiting for the EH 200 to come in at HK but they are already in the hole by 17. I don't even think they get that many in at a time. Hmmmmmmm.
Ofcourse they will.there will be enough for you for sure.
Its minus 18 now.it will encourage them to get more from the factory
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:22 AM
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I had my first crash with my 450 pro today and I wasn't even flying it.

I was testing some changes I had made and I was holding it down with the skids on my kitchen bench where I always test it and my wife had put a box of tissues on the bench at the back.

As I was testing it I hit the idle up switch and the box of tissues got sucked up into the blades.

The tissues got totally mangled and thrown across the kitchen and bits of tissues floated around everywhere and the heli stopped dead.

The end result was 2 total striped servo's and no more tissues.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Whizgig, LMAO

Been there too, amazing the things that get sucked up and blown away with a 450 size CP, just checking blade tracking seems to move anything not nailed down.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:57 AM
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I had my first crash with my 450 pro today and I wasn't even flying it.

I was testing some changes I had made and I was holding it down with the skids on my kitchen bench where I always test it and my wife had put a box of tissues on the bench at the back.

As I was testing it I hit the idle up switch and the box of tissues got sucked up into the blades.

The tissues got totally mangled and thrown across the kitchen and bits of tissues floated around everywhere and the heli stopped dead.

The end result was 2 total striped servo's and no more tissues.

Wow.
Hope you wont struggle replacing wifes tissues
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Whizgig, LMAO

Been there too, amazing the things that get sucked up and blown away with a 450 size CP, just checking blade tracking seems to move anything not nailed down.
That they do
Oh well at least it's an easy cheap fix.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Wow.
Hope you wont struggle replacing wifes tissues
She ain't too happy with me at the moment.

I'll get her some more tomorrow as they are allot cheaper than the servo's.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:34 PM
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I had my first crash with my 450 pro today and I wasn't even flying it.

I was testing some changes I had made and I was holding it down with the skids on my kitchen bench where I always test it and my wife had put a box of tissues on the bench at the back.

As I was testing it I hit the idle up switch and the box of tissues got sucked up into the blades.

The tissues got totally mangled and thrown across the kitchen and bits of tissues floated around everywhere and the heli stopped dead.

The end result was 2 total striped servo's and no more tissues.
I know what you mean. I would need to hide.
I think everyone should send you a box of tissues.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:53 PM
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So today I stuffed the PCB into a zip lock bag as best I could and went out in the snow. I flew for ~7 minutes without any problems and the PCB seemed perfectly dry.

Snow Day - F45 (4 min 8 sec)
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:15 PM
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cool footage rexless... respect bud
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Personally I'd skip the heatsink and do the EH200 brushless motor, ESC and 2000mah 2s battery conversion. Ok, definitely nowhere near equal in time and money but it's such a smooth upgrade I would recommended it to anyone.

I use the plastic binder hole reinforcements. I have to use a few on each side and I keep mine on the bottom of the blade. They seem to work great, they're cheap and easy to find. I tried to find some nylon washers but had no luck.
Using my dremel i made some washes out of a walmart gift card. Any old credit card will do. Works great.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Using my dremel i made some washes out of a walmart gift card. Any old credit card will do. Works great.
I love it!

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cool footage rexless... respect bud
Ty!
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:31 AM
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Well I got her tissues today and ordered 2 new servo's so we are right for both but thanks for the offer BThirsk.

1 Box Tissues $1.69
2 450 Servo's $15.50

Nice Video Rexless, and good thinking about the zip lock bag.
Whats the temp out there?

Wow a Walmart gift card, good one OldSpool I use nylon washers from Bunnings Hardware they are very cheap and they come in all the sizes for my heli's.
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