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03-07-2008 06:21 PM  10 years agoPost 1
blinny

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I have a Trex 450 but not sure what version it is it has a Plastic grey frame and standard swashplate arrangement any ideas? also is there a way to convert this to a newer setup?

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03-07-2008 06:33 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Jag72

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trex...
what you have there is a WAYYYY old trex 450...one of the original versions ..

Honestly...you are better off just getting a newer airframe and dumping that one...nothing on that one is really usable...except for a couple of parts...

the trex 450 is so cheap to get used these days you'd have more invested into that thing by the time you got it where you wanted it ...

just my opinion though....

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03-07-2008 06:58 PM  10 years agoPost 3
maller

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You can get a new 450SA for $199.



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03-07-2008 09:23 PM  10 years agoPost 4
blinny

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thanks for the reply that was what I was thinking it has been sitting and I was thinking about trying to fly it but was wanting to update it it is ready to fly but just been sitting thanks again for the replies

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03-07-2008 11:17 PM  10 years agoPost 5
slider46

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Why not go fly it and enjoy what it is then you can upgrade if you crash it to the newer version, you really have nothing to lose....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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03-07-2008 11:27 PM  10 years agoPost 6
blinny

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you right I really have nothing to loose I will get it ready to go

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03-08-2008 04:23 AM  10 years ago •• Post 7 ••
dkshema

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Got any pictures. Could be a 450X or a 450X-V2. Probably has a shorter tail boom than current models.

I'm still flying one of each, with some XL plastic upgrades on the heads. Still fly pretty darn well, considering their age.

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03-08-2008 06:08 AM  10 years agoPost 8
electricdurango

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I think I have seen a helimax 450 kit no electronics for 59.99. Not as good as rex but near same design. You could transfer your guts to it.

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03-08-2008 06:10 AM  10 years agoPost 9
electricdurango

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My bad, it was a helimax mx400. Has shorter boom and runs slightly smaller blades. 315's not 325-335 without longer boom.

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03-08-2008 09:33 PM  10 years agoPost 10
blinny

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Ok it must be a Trex 450XL it has XL on the side of the canopy that is on it and the spare canopy that I have it looks to be almost ready to fly it just needs a tail servo

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03-09-2008 12:29 AM  10 years agoPost 11
vsnyder8

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The XL has a longer boom then the X, if you go to buy a new belt you will find out for sure. I believe I have heard the X came with the grey plastic frame, not sure about though.

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03-09-2008 04:33 AM  10 years agoPost 12
dkshema

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XLs had black frames. You've got either a 450X or a 450X-V2.

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03-09-2008 04:53 AM  10 years agoPost 13
blinny

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interesting I will take some pictures for you to take a look at

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03-09-2008 05:47 AM  10 years agoPost 14
Boidman (RIP)

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A borrowed 450X image:

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03-09-2008 07:09 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Sean Williams

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Even those old X's will still fly pretty good if set up correctly. . .

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03-09-2008 05:42 PM  10 years agoPost 16
blinny

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Bingo that is it so it is a 450X

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03-09-2008 08:53 PM  10 years agoPost 17
electricdurango

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Man that pic brings back memories. I bought a 450x package from a heli shop online. Package put together from this shop, not a align package so the bad componits were the shops fault. It came with a crappy power system. Worst heli experience I had. The lipo was way under rated. The motor had to have 100% curve to fly the heli with less than nominal performance while the motor got so hot you couldne touch it. Swelled my 1300 lipo in about 20 flights.

450x
25amp CC
400dh motor
9gram align servos
6 gram tail servo
1300 mah etec 3s lipo
zoom gyro
white plastic 315's

It never flew right. Turned out it was a DOA zoom gyro.

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03-09-2008 11:27 PM  10 years agoPost 18
dkshema

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The picture above is the 450X-V2, as it has the "composite" swashplate. Gray plastic bottom ring, blue aluminum center ring.

The 450X had the real cheesy, crude, gray-plastic swashplate. The V2 replaced that poorly executed swashplate with the half-metal, half-plastic swashplate, which caused Align to embark on something like a two-year odyssey to figure out how to build a swashplate that didn't come apart in mid air.

The V2 also introduced yet another version of the plastic ball link ends in an attempt to find a material or design that worked freely on the metal balls.

I still have a 450X-V2, short-boom and all, flying. The single best improvement to the 450X-V2 was to replace all mixing levers on the head, as well as the flybar stuff with the newer parts that began shipping with the XL models. The elimination of the small brass bushing in the mixing levers in favor of a double ball-bearing support made a HUGE difference in the handling and flying qualities of the 450X and 450X-V2.

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