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HelicopterMain Discussion › Where have all the 450 class helis gone
10-23-2012 08:46 PM  5 years agoPost 21
mbarhsi

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Where have all the 450 class helis gone it seems they are becoming more and more scarce.
What the heck are you talking about? There are PLENTY of 450 helis available.

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10-23-2012 09:11 PM  5 years agoPost 22
jschenck

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I just finished building a Trex-450DFC this week. Really happy with the way it turned out.

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10-23-2012 09:35 PM  5 years agoPost 23
piranhafreak

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Ok mabey there are lots of them but lets try to get parts for the embla,g5,beam,furion,rave,mini titan and ok there are a few out there but support for them stinks everyone stopped carrying the kits and limited parts availabilty im afraid to buy any of them due to that

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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10-23-2012 09:37 PM  5 years agoPost 24
piranhafreak

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And you notice everyone who says they love and still fly there 450 its a protos or a pro i think that says it all

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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10-23-2012 10:14 PM  5 years agoPost 25
Richardmid1

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piranhafreak
And you notice everyone who says they love and still fly there 450 its a protos or a pro i think that says it all
Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!
Or a mini titan!

450's are a bit of cheap fun, Raves, furions and emblas ain't cheap.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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10-23-2012 10:23 PM  5 years agoPost 26
piranhafreak

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450s are not all that cheap cheap fun would be a mcpx or somthing like that

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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10-23-2012 11:27 PM  5 years agoPost 27
CalmAir

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Camarillo, Ca.

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I especially like the 450's. I have a small field near me, and like MICHAEL8897 I like flying low and fast.

Usually a bad crash is around a Buck50 and I'm back in the air. Some of my friends spend that a day on the golf course.

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10-29-2012 05:12 PM  5 years agoPost 28
Efrog

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Still love my two Mini Titans. Parts readily available from Tower.

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10-29-2012 05:26 PM  5 years agoPost 29
holzback

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i think the smaller helis is what is doing it. before, a 450 size was as small as you could go and have good performance. now, you can grab a 130x and learn manuvers, and not worry about crashing.

you aint crashin you aint learnin

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10-29-2012 06:55 PM  5 years agoPost 30
Buzzin Brian

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The quick answer is it was a over flooded market and the clones that killed the market. There is simply no reason to spend R&D money on them anymore as the market is overly saturated, and no real manufacturer can compete with outright copies at very low prices. All of the other reasons are valid as well. Those are just the core 2 reasons for what you guys are seeing.

Brian

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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11-06-2012 07:06 AM  5 years agoPost 31
doctor

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Hi,
My first 450 was esky belt cp..I learnt hovering on that machine and sold it off...

I have a trex 450 se v2...I have learnt sport flying on it and it flies great...No modifications ever needed and the built quality is excellent..

HK450 GT pro and HK 450 V2...They are junk..Finally got rid of them at 40% less price...Very poor quality...I learnt my lesson well..

Now i have a Gaui x5 FES....But, i still love trex 450

We are 5 fliers in our heli club and all of us have 450s....

Trex 450

Mini Titan

Esky belt cp

Tarot 450

Doctor

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11-11-2012 02:26 PM  5 years agoPost 32
abwomack

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maybe they shrunk
into 130x's

Allen Bryan

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11-11-2012 03:13 PM  5 years agoPost 33
trackemdown

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Central ,VA

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I still fly my 450's, they are small enough to fly in my yard and cheap enough to repair when I get stupid. I started my funding in this hobby when I went to China for work. I bought enough parts to build and sell 50 450's. Built all 50, sold 46, the other 4 I still have and fly. Turned 2 into scales. The other 2 I practice new moves with, it's cheaper to repair a 450 than it is to repair a 600-700.

Grabbem-n-baggem

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11-11-2012 03:18 PM  5 years agoPost 34
cudaboy_71

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sacramento, ca, u.s.

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450s are not all that cheap cheap fun would be a mcpx or somthing like that
cheap is completely relative. 450s are SUPER cheap compared to a 700. and, my 450 performs as well as my 700--which makes it very cheap to fly.

my mcpx, even with every brushless bit and hopup available is nowhere close to performing like my 700. it's a twitchy little novelty at best (and with all the hopups, not really that cheap either)

if it ain't broke, break it.

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11-11-2012 05:44 PM  5 years agoPost 35
mbarhsi

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my mcpx, even with every brushless bit and hopup available is nowhere close to performing like my 700. it's a twitchy little novelty at best (and with all the hopups, not really that cheap either)
That's why you sell the POS and get a 130 X. Even with its little problems (which you aren't even guaranteed to have), once you address them, you'll have a GREAT performing micro heli.

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11-13-2012 08:27 PM  5 years agoPost 36
pigs dont fly

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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXCRFG&P=7

New Mini Titan, with all the same bits as the old 325, great news, we have spares for a couple of years yet

Warning...This hobby is very addictive and may damage your wealth

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11-14-2012 12:08 AM  5 years agoPost 37
icanfly

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ontario

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I gotta admit a 450 is a decent backyard and park flyer without expensive crash replacement parts. You'd be happy with a 500/600/700 at a football field size place though, the size makes them more stable in wind, I should know how turbulence around objects can easily affect a 450.

T'was backyard 450 flying today with back against the wind/tail to the oncoming wind/gusty around objects, a handfull for a couple of minutes, then into a tree due to over correcting and not enough room to pull up, touch and go, and go in, as it were. Crazy cool, 3rd time down with very little busted up, main gear, links, main blades, ten/fifteen bucks, I'll fly that again real easy, thanks.

Align is nice the first time, clones have qrality issues, replace the probs with align and it'll last like one.

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