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Old Apr 20, 2012, 11:28 PM
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450 Build Shopping List


So I'm pretty much ready to order my 450 build. Just thought I get a few opinions on my parts list.

Also how long does it usually take to receive items from HobbyKing that are backordered?

Kit Option #1 EXI 450 SE

Kit Option #2 HK 450 CCPM

Gyro Turnigy

Orange Receiver

Tail Servo Metal Gear

Cyclic Servos Metal Gear

ESC Turnigy

Turnigy Motor


Pinion Kit 13T

Can anyone also suggest a battery and charger?
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 12:42 AM
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I wouldn't get that gyro. It's 4 year old technology.
For a little less (around $20 shipped) I'd get a gy520 (aka fmt-40) on eBay.

For a charger:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...cessories.html

As for the motor I'd recommend:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9021

If you search these forums for turnigy 2215 I don't think you'll find much, if anything, negative said about it.

Battery:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=6306

It's a budget battery but gets the job done.

Don't forget xt60 connectors for battery to ESC. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9572

bullet connectors for motor to esc

It varies, of course, but BK items take around 2 weeks .

HK in general is slow to ship in my experience even if items are in stock. My last two orders took a week to ship and everything was in stock. But...gotta love the prices.
Old Apr 22, 2012, 08:17 PM
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I would get a CopterX 3x1000 for 40 bucks. Great tail only gyro but can eventually be used as a 3 axis gyro.
Old Apr 22, 2012, 11:04 PM
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+1 on the Cx gyro. At least get the PC programming cable with that to tune the settings.
The cheap gy520 is one of the better simple gyros but it still yaws in high pitch moves.

I prefer this motor over the 2215 : http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8137
Same flight times but wont bug down under load. Bullet connectors and pinions are included so its actually not that more expensive.
Old Apr 28, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Can anyone recommend a swashplate leveling tool that will fit a CopterX 450SE Kit?
Old Apr 28, 2012, 04:43 PM
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A simple ziptie around the main shaft will do the same....
Old May 04, 2012, 10:20 AM
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If I build it, it will fly
Is the exi kit better then the hk kit? Quality control whose I mean?

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