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11-21-2006 11:41 PM  11 years agoPost 1
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rrApprentice

Boca Raton, Fl - USA

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Found the 30.5" rotorspan Blackhawk 500EP (with brushless electric motor only) for $170... belt drive.

My Shoguns gear drives are causing me troubles. I want belts. Do I simply upgrade the Shogun 400 V1 to V2-status or get the $170 bigger bird (seems a Protech 450 clone). Lipos are almost twice the price for the Blackhawk 500, heli is nearly twice the weight (~10-13 more amps is a big deal for Lipo price).

FMA co-pilots will go on two of these (I need a stable, yet easy to fix bird for my Dad).

I think Hobbylobby sells a stock V2 kit for V1's for $60, not bad.

Helidirect has a CNC 50tooth belt gear and CF-like frame with front motor mounting (on metal plate) for $55, belt would be another $5 (the 432tooth for 50T gear), I have their previous 32Tooth belt upgrade, not installed. Looks modular & easy to work on, who knows. They don't state the boom diameter in MM. I know the V2 is like 10mm outer, larger than the V1, so I'm worried I need a boom and tailcase, not that they cost alot, just want all the bits.

Seems upgrades are cheaper. Is the stock V2 belt without a tensioner?? I mean does the "tail clamp" set the belt's tension (because I see aftermarket parts with the tensioners I wonder I they are needed or recommended for belt life).

Any help is great, thanks in advance.

Mark
CP2-HDX300, 3DPro-HDX300, Shogun SE V2, Belt CP, Eco-8

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11-25-2006 02:17 PM  11 years agoPost 2
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rrApprentice

Boca Raton, Fl - USA

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Answered my own question, I got two yellow Belt CP barebones instead (HDX450 motors, Dynam 30ESC, Telebee HH gyros, real Esky 0500 servos)... great machine for price, even takes Align booms/canopies. Flies like a tamed T-rex, left the head stock for now, 325's fit, tons of power. Will fit the FMA co-pilot for my Dad.

I may belt my v1 Shoguns anyway as I have the parts (cheap 32T kits) already.

May look into the Blackhawk 500 later, but because of it's weight, I'd probably go Nitro, it's a Zoom 450IC copy anyway. It can do 7mins on Lipo 2500 or 8mins on Nitro.

Mark
CP2-HDX300, 3DPro-HDX300, Shogun SE V2, Belt CP, Eco-8

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