Just got back from flying this little bird. First, i'll tell you my parts/mods: i started bone stock.
hitec 5065 cyclic (made the cyclic SO solid compared to stock servos)
gy401 w/ 9257 (holds the tail much better than stock)
stock motor/esc 10t pinion
integy sbec (to support all the digital servos)
cy radix mainblades (very nice blades, very stiff, cyclic feels much crisper)
grip flix (but not mixer flip, this did seem to make the cyclic a bit more responsive, but i didn't see a huge difference)
okay, i am set up for +/-10 degrees pitch
+/- 5 degrees cyclic (most i can get without binding of flybar cage on grips)
90-80-90 throttle curve with 10% elevator/aileron to throttle mixing
So far i'm pretty happy, this little guy will scoot around pretty well. at the moment i'm doing fast forward flight, big loops, rolls, stationary flips/rolls, little bit of inverted flight, tick-tocks. i have to say i'm surpised how well the stock motor system holds up. its practically unboggable with this setup and has pretty good punch. i can only hear rotor speed drop slightly under high collective and cyclic. keeps enough speed that the tail holds though. i'm a little disappointed with the cyclic range though, 5 degrees just doesn't feel like enough for quick stationary flips/rolls. tail seems plenty fast in piros both stationary and freefall. i'm guessing my next mod will be the mixer flip as i'm told that gives you more cyclic.
anyone else have a take on the general flyability of the airframe itself? if you have bought other 450's (i have my eye on the trex 450 v3) why did you move to those helis? I'm thinking at some point the airframe won't be able to keep up.
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