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02-05-2010 11:12 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I was thinking it might be cool to lower the head a little bit on one of my FBL Trex 450 Pros. I figure I could cut off maybe as much as 1cm without having to worry much about a boom strike.

But does anyone know how to cut through the steel? It seems pretty hard.

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02-05-2010 11:29 PM  8 years agoPost 2
michael88997

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Your also gonna have to drill new holes... I would stick with the stock size... They designed it that way for a reason lol

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02-05-2010 11:32 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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Dremel metal cutting wheel will work.

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02-06-2010 01:02 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I think the Trex 450Pro shafts are somehow hardened. Maybe they make softer shafts that can be easily cut and then hardened in the oven?

Here is what I have on there now:

http://www.readyheli.com/H45022_Mai...V3_p/h45022.htm

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02-06-2010 01:21 AM  8 years agoPost 5
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The oven is not going to get the shaft hot enough. Need to torch it till it's cherry red, than in oil or water.

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02-06-2010 01:25 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Would be nice if someone sold a shorter 5mm main shaft. I've seen people "chop" flybarless Trex 500's and Trex 600's, and it looks pretty cool.

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