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gmcullan

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^^ Way cool! I did the same with my 450 SA in an Agusta 109A fuselage. Flew the daylight out of it until the pitch servo failed at a high altitude. The resulting crash totally destroyed that poor little heli. I had well over 1,000 flights, replaced the tail belt 3 times, head dampers the same, main shaft bearings once as well as the gears once. My wife joked that I should have given it a proper burial, as I had it so long that it was part of the family.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

07-14-2016 01:46 PM
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DougsRC

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Mass.

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Nice scale bird KJH, sorry for your loss Gerry but it had a Good Run, longer than most. This is my "BoxO Parts heli I believe to be mostly a Sport---Look a Flybar But anywho testing my helmet cam, I'm not a "Crazy 3-D) pilot---I'm just happy when the Earth don't hit it.

Watch at YouTube

07-20-2016 12:47 PM
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Rojoalfa

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Punta de Mata, Monagas-Venezuela

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Nice!

I cant fly those things near trees...
Some rare magnetism push my Helis there doing like chain saw...

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Saludos cordiales,

07-20-2016 09:05 PM
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gmcullan

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Ah, trees. If my memory is correct, in 1974 I was flying a Schluter HeliBaby. I had a huge yard with one pathetic tree in the middle of it. I hit that tree at least every other flight. The only positive outcome was that I got very good at making blades and straightening my mainshaft.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

07-21-2016 03:30 PM
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old nitroman

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Naples florida

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I started with a American mantis, fixed pitch and no gyro 4ch kraft

E5s and E7se, Roban bell 222 800 superscale,450 bell 4 bladed head,gobby 380,180cfx

07-21-2016 06:41 PM
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gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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Yup, the Heli-Baby was fixed pitch, my Heli-Boy was collective pitch. Both were flown with Kraft 4 channel single stick radio systems and no gyro on either of them. Those were the days when hovering was an achievement and forward flight (for some) was a fantasy.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

07-21-2016 07:01 PM
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DougsRC

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Mass.

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You guys might appreciate this--->my friend John's Kalt Baron, takes it out once or twice a year weather it needs it or not. You can hear the wire driving the tail rotor winding and unwinding, has since replaced it with a torque tube--everything else is pretty much stock.

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07-22-2016 03:02 AM
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gmcullan

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Doug, that was great. Brought back many memories. Thank you for sharing that video.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

07-22-2016 01:35 PM
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DougsRC

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No problem Gerry, I think I got another Vid up close, let me check.

Yep, Found it Gerry, if you can get thru the camera shakiness and my constant wise-ass banter you can see it up close

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07-23-2016 10:28 AM
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trexflyer2003

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northridge ca,91324

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Trex 450

Does any body still fly your trex 450 with belt driven tail
If so, what belt do you use? Where do you get it?

Thanks

11-13-2016 01:35 AM
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HilliHeli

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See if you can cross-reference this belt (to find a supplier in the US) ;
http://shop.ep-models.com/index.php...roducts_id=2799

I'm pretty sure they are still available and were always the best choice for the early-models (HDE, HDE-XL) up to the V2's.

I have run one on my Modified 450 V1.5 (back in the day)

!Antriebe, die bewegen!
Jazz', Jives & vbar's
Futaba FASST / FASSTest

11-17-2016 09:33 PM
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Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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I miss old school helis! You had to tweek them, upgrade them, change paddles, different motors, pinions etc. to get the most out of them and I used to love all that, now you build them up and that's it, nothing to do, and they fly 10 times better than they did then! New helis have no personality or soul anymore, they are boring, even boring to fly!

60% of the time, it works every time!

11-21-2016 03:34 PM
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HilliHeli

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I wouldn't say "boring" as I don't really miss doing rebuilds on micros and minis soo-much.
I do miss doing all the upgrades you could get and the tuning part somewhat, but fbl systems give me much more confidence in-flight.

!Antriebe, die bewegen!
Jazz', Jives & vbar's
Futaba FASST / FASSTest

11-22-2016 12:06 AM
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jimm

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Dixon, IL

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I miss my old Kalt's. They have always been my favorite heli.

11-30-2016 02:25 PM
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trexflyer2003

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northridge ca,91324

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Tree 450

Hilliheli
Your 450s look really nice. Is the yellow landing gear a gorilla? Nobody sale that any more. I have to use pro landing gear on mine

12-05-2016 04:41 AM
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HilliHeli

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Thanks for the kind words and YES that Rex 450 came with the Gorilla-gear already installed (as well as the Super-belt).

At that time I was running the Neu 1107H / 1.5Y motor with a KonTroniks Jazz 40-6-18 esc (and a Hard-One 14T. pinion) on 3S Packs.

I will have to see if I can find you anything on anyone that may still have the Gorilla-gear available

RC Flight Store (Canada)
has a listing showing the MSH Heli Gorilla-gear for T-Rex 450 as well ;
http://rcflightstore.com/index.php?cPath=188_22_34_48

I was running the low-version ;
http://rcflightstore.com/product_in...roducts_id=1774

I'm not positive that the hole-locations would be "exact" for both the MSH 450 and the Align T-Rex 450 but this was the only cross-reference that I could find (using Google search-engine).

Hope that Helps !!

!Antriebe, die bewegen!
Jazz', Jives & vbar's
Futaba FASST / FASSTest

12-06-2016 01:02 AM
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iyoy

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Bacolod City, Philippines

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TRex 450

I have a PRO flybar version

iyoy

12-06-2016 05:14 AM
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AWittleWabbit

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O.C., CA

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Trex 450 - The chevy 350 or vw bug of helicopters.

I wish I saved my SE it lives on with a flying buddy and flies to this day. I have and fly my Pro v1 which has slowly changed to a Pro V3 dfc.

Whether intentional, cost cutting or both, I love that Align allows you to keep flying via parts availablity or upgrades.

I don't miss the infamous separating swash or motors though

Heli-itis sufferer.

12-06-2016 10:13 PM
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