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T-REX 450 › After 4 years picked up a 450 pro
01-12-2011 06:21 AM  7 years agoPost 1
mcoccia

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After almost 4 years I ordered a 450 Pro kit from Ron Lund...I have had quite a few hobby's over the years including Motorcyles and nothing I found is as brain stimulating nor as challenging as heli's IMHO

Anyway, my kit will be here Friday, can anybody give some setup or building tips? I picked up the kit with all the electronics. I see Futaba has a new Gyro 520, how is that compared to the Align? I do plan picking up a Nitro for the summer if time permits.

Thanks

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01-12-2011 12:36 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Fanbird

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mcoccia, I built my 450pro last year and found Finless Bob's video a big help, especially since it was my first heli build. Worked out great, have fun it is a nice heli to fly

Finless Bob's Helifreak Tech Room - HeliFreak Finless Bob's Helifreak Tech Room - Tips and how-To Videos.
http://www.helifreak.com/forumdisplay.php?f=60 - Cached
450 Pro build videos

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01-12-2011 01:09 PM  7 years agoPost 3
mcoccia

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Thanks Fanbird.

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01-12-2011 01:10 PM  7 years agoPost 4
S76 Mech

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welcome back mark.

Gaui Greatness X7, X5, NX4, X3

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01-12-2011 03:50 PM  7 years agoPost 5
mcoccia

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So tell me the truth, How are these Align electronics? I have heard they are much better than 4 years ago, any truth to that?

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01-12-2011 03:51 PM  7 years agoPost 6
mcoccia

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Thanks S76Mech

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01-12-2011 03:56 PM  7 years agoPost 7
jsenicka

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Stock electronics in the Align 450 Pro are perfect for the job. The DS410M servos are nearly indestructible, and the Align gyro holds as good as any in that bird.

Jim Senicka
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01-12-2011 08:08 PM  7 years agoPost 8
JOLT

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I agree with Jim. The Trex 450 Pro super-combo is a great package right out of the box. I like the GP 780 gyro. You might want to work with the package electronics before upgrading to something that gives same/similar results.

I think you will love it. Nothing makes me happier than laying out the parts for a new heli build =-)

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01-12-2011 08:30 PM  7 years agoPost 9
jsenicka

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Now if you really want a spectacular little ship, sell the head and GP780 and put a 3G conversion on it.
The FBL T450 Pro is a complete different heli than the flybar version. I have had my 3G 450 out on windy days that would have made me iffy flying a nitro 600 and had a ball.

The 450Pro/3G flies like a light, well sorted out 500 or larger.

Jim Senicka
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01-12-2011 09:10 PM  7 years agoPost 10
Anthony.LrrElite Veteran - Seattle, WA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The stock 450 Pro kit out of the box is great, just build and fly it! I've been running the stock electronics including servos, gyro, esc, and motor since the beginning and it's still working flawlessly. I simply added a FASST 7ch RX and a Thunder Power battery and fly. I did change the blades to Edge, but the stock blades are not bad by any means.

The 450 Pro was one of the fastest builds I've ever done, super easy and fast.

You can find pictures of my 450 Pro here.

http://www.amoney.org/images/rc/heli/450/

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01-12-2011 09:21 PM  7 years agoPost 11
TrevJonez

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it flys amazing stock. period. the 450m motor is ALMOST as nice as the -8 so no need to change that out.

if you were to change anything it would be the gyro.

i preferred the thunder power blades with a flybar and edge as FBL

Who cares... its just money...

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01-12-2011 09:28 PM  7 years agoPost 12
integy2

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Just fly stock, solid performance.

(Good flight end up with ...... big smile :D)

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01-12-2011 09:32 PM  7 years agoPost 13
mcoccia

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Everything looks good, can't wait. My only regret will be using the Spectrum 7 radio. I had the 12Z when it first came out. I had to be cheap this time I am looking at the Futaba 8 for the future.

I appreciate the info guys, just make sure you are all around this weekend just in case I have questions It's really amazing what you forget in 4 years. I did pick up the Phoenix sim and been playing with that.

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01-12-2011 10:14 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Anthony.L

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Yeah, should have kept on to the 12Z. Still a great radio today, and the one I use with all my models.

Before you buy too many Spektrum RX's upgrade to a Futaba 8FG.

I agree with the Thunder Power 325mm blades, they fly awesome as well! I just like the feel of the Edge more to my flying style.

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01-12-2011 10:37 PM  7 years agoPost 15
eagleuno

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450 V3
I just got through putting one together. It is a GREAT little heli, it feels and responds like a much bigger heli in the air but can really dance around too.

My only suggestion is to definately disasemble all of the parts and reassemble them with loctite. Several screws in the head and tail (which are preassembled) did not have loctite.

Otherwise, enjoy!

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01-12-2011 10:40 PM  7 years agoPost 16
mcoccia

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I used to use Expo but for the life of me I can't remember how much. Should I start out with 30% on everything also on the DX7 is it a positive number?

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01-12-2011 10:42 PM  7 years agoPost 17
mcoccia

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I miss that 12Z already and the price of them went up $400.00 from what I paid at that time. I think the Futaba 8 should work well for me. Are the sticks just as smooth?

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01-12-2011 10:42 PM  7 years agoPost 18
eagleuno

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Expo
I always use 60%. Not sure on if it is + or - on your radio. I know it is - on Futaba.

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01-12-2011 11:00 PM  7 years agoPost 19
Anthony.L

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Correct, should be + on the JR/Spektrum as it's - on the Futaba. Start with 30% and adjust from there.

As for the gimballs/sticks on the 8FG, they are not the same as the 12Z. The 12Z and 14MZ have the best gimballs in the business bar none and that's part of the reason the price tag is so high.

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01-14-2011 01:30 AM  7 years agoPost 20
snjbird

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I love my Pro... I ran the stock servos and power train for a short while, and can't really complain...

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