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Old Oct 12, 2011, 07:01 PM
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most 450's are metal head and tail whereas the b450 is mostly plastic. my point in case is that the b450 weighs quite a bit less. the heli i am building is mostly plastic so just for the heck of it i will order an el cheapo 20c just to see how it holds up in a lighter heli. all my other birds are full metal and carbon fiber and weight quite a bit more.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 07:05 PM
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most 450's are metal head and tail whereas the b450 is mostly plastic. my point in case is that the b450 weighs quite a bit less.
Makes sense. My B450 flies great for a pre-built and *relatively* cheap heli...for now... I'll keep it stock (except for Thunder Power carbon fiber blades) and crash/beat it up for now. When I do upgrade, I plan to go to a full metal tail gearbox and main rotor head, so I'll have to see how the extra weight affects it...if at all... Sometimes, aluminum parts can be lighter than their plastic equivalents. Look at the mCP X... The full Rakon metal upgrade kit, and I mean EVERYTHING, is several grams lighter than a stock mCP X.
Old Oct 12, 2011, 07:14 PM
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the single best upgrade anyone could put on a heli are TT carbon blades. there are similar products for 15.00 but they are simply similar. TT carbons demand performance and dish it out the same. they are well worth 70.00

(i assume you meant Thunder Tiger)
Old Oct 12, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Nope...they're Thunder Power RC. I'm looking at them right now... I got them at my LHS, but Horizon sells them, too.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=THPH325CF

$70 for Thunder Tiger blades? Yikes... Even the Curtis Youngblood Radix 325mm carbon blades are only $40...same as my Thunder Powers...
Old Oct 12, 2011, 07:20 PM
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didnt know they made blades, gotta try em,, quit burning up my wallet!
Old Oct 12, 2011, 07:21 PM
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didnt know they made blades, gotta try em,, quit burning up my wallet!
Well, if I'm saving you $30 a set...it's worth it! They fly simply awesome.

These aren't crap EXI blades.
Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:20 PM
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Who says I'm a noob in the hobby? I started flying glow helis with a Hirobo Shuttle in the early '90s.
Yeah that really shows with all your insightfull, helpfull, and knowledgeable comments......
Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:21 PM
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Yeah that really shows with all your insightfull, helpfull, and knowledgeable comments......
Okay there, Mr. Toronto... What do you have to offer on the subject of all that is the Blade 450 3D?
Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Yeah that really shows with all your insightfull, helpfull, and knowledgeable comments......
+ 1...I have to agree. And also add. It's not your join date that screams your a noob at all. Its your lack of basic knowledge Of battery's. If ppl took your advice they would never buy 20c battery's for ther 450's..Thats just insane
Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:50 PM
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+ 1...I have to agree. And also add. It's not your join date that screams your a noob at all. Its your lack of basic knowledge Of battery's. If ppl took your advice they would never buy 20c battery's for ther 450's..Thats just insane
Why limit one's performance over a few extra dollars?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:55 PM
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oh man this thread just got so much better!

my heli can beat up your heli! hahahaha
Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:58 PM
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my heli can beat up your heli! hahahaha
Nope, this is all about the same heli. It's over batteries. Get it right.
Old Oct 12, 2011, 11:09 PM
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Nope, this is all about the same heli. It's over batteries. Get it right.
lol i've read tons and tons of "nitro vs electric" squables so this is fairly new to me. but nonetheless just as entertaining!
Old Oct 12, 2011, 11:10 PM
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I don't understand why people are arguing. Can't we all agree that sure you can use 20C batteries, but for a few more bucks you can get better performance....
Old Oct 12, 2011, 11:51 PM
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I don't understand why people are arguing. Can't we all agree that sure you can use 20C batteries, but for a few more bucks you can get better performance....
+2 It doesn't take a rocket scientest to figure out that a higher "C" rating battery will give better performance. And the mAh rating is the "Gas tank", per say.

However, to take into the equation, you have to calulate the Amps drawn by the motor and servos to get the best battery for the performance you want.


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