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10-26-2010, 07:12 PM
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Posted By barak1001

You can put any receiver you want on the chopper....

You can put any receiver you want on the chopper. Both of the following are compatible with your DX6i, but it'll probably be a week or two before they come out of backorder. The way HK handles it...
10-26-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By barak1001

HK450 barebones kit: $20 HK401 gyro: $14 4 x...

HK450 barebones kit: $20
HK401 gyro: $14
4 x HXT900 servos: $11
HK 2.4ghz TX & RX (with programming cable): $29
40 Amp HK ESC: $11
Turnigy 2218 3550kv Motor: $11
Tarot 450 CF blades: $14 (Ebay...
05-09-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By barak1001

It's a bit on the expensive side in parts now. ...

It's a bit on the expensive side in parts now. I've upgraded with every crash.

Castle Creations Phoenix 35 ESC
Hobbymate 2835L motor
3 x Hitec HS65HB servos
1 x Atlas Hyperion DS11GCB tail...
05-07-2010, 02:46 AM
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Posted By barak1001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi1SaP7m7yE ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi1SaP7m7yE

That's my HK450, it's most definitely a step up from an Axe CP3.
05-06-2010, 10:24 PM
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Posted By barak1001

So why limit yourself still to the tail motor...

So why limit yourself still to the tail motor that you've already experienced the short comings of?
05-06-2010, 10:20 PM
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Posted By barak1001

A clone 450 can be bought as low as $175, so what...

A clone 450 can be bought as low as $175, so what was your point?
05-06-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By barak1001

As far as I know the Axe CP isn't larger than a...

As far as I know the Axe CP isn't larger than a Blade 400.

In your price range (Axe CP is $250) you could get everything needed to fly a 450 clone and still have money left over. Why limit...
04-09-2010, 02:36 AM
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Views: 1,378
Posted By barak1001

Shorter flybars don't actually make the...

Shorter flybars don't actually make the helicopter less stable while hovering. In fact using the shortened flybar with the weights all the way to the end you won't notice much performance difference...
03-31-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By barak1001

I've got a total of 15 flights in on my HK450. ...

I've got a total of 15 flights in on my HK450. The only helicopters I've ever owned before were coaxials.

I've flown 6 packs now doing FFF and side in hover. So I can say that I was able to fly...
03-05-2010, 09:15 PM
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Posted By barak1001

I've got a coaxial that I've got over $800 in as...

I've got a coaxial that I've got over $800 in as far as upgrades and repair parts over a two year period. I have since moved on to 450 size helicopters. If I had it to do again I'd have bought myself...
03-02-2010, 05:44 AM
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Views: 1,652
Posted By barak1001

The problem is that most people don't even use...

The problem is that most people don't even use thermal paste when installing the heatsinks.

A heatsink without some type of thermal interface material does almost nothing. You'd be better off...
02-19-2010, 07:32 PM
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Posted By barak1001

I've tried out the program, didn't really like...

I've tried out the program, didn't really like it. My DX7 works fine with it using smartproppoplus and ppjoy.

You just have to buy a 1/8" stereo male to male audio cable to connect it to your mic...
02-19-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By barak1001

What makes the SR a better choice over a 450 with...

What makes the SR a better choice over a 450 with flybar weights?

I'm asking because I've got a 450 right in front of me that I was able to hover without much of an issue that I can stick bang all...
02-12-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By barak1001

When you do get ready to build your 450 check out...

When you do get ready to build your 450 check out the HK450 on HobbyKing. You can order everything to build one other than an ar6100 from them for about $165 shipped.
02-12-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By barak1001

Simulator and good transmitter are definitely a...

Simulator and good transmitter are definitely a must. I went straight from a coaxial to my 450, and in the "hovering" stage currently. I've flown one in realflight for the last two months in...
02-11-2010, 10:43 PM
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Views: 1,835
Posted By barak1001

I just built my first HK450. With the weights on...

I just built my first HK450. With the weights on the flybar I can jerk the stick around just like they do in the SR videos without the chopper going anywhere.

I say skip both the SR and the B400...
01-27-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,636
Posted By barak1001

Learn what? That's the question. If you are...

Learn what? That's the question.

If you are going to fly indoors only and never plan on moving up to a collective pitch helicopter then the MCX S300 I linked to earlier is your best bet.
01-27-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,636
Posted By barak1001

I got the $20 one because I knew my nephew would...

I got the $20 one because I knew my nephew would beat it into pieces in days. Thus it was a much better alternative to something in the $30 range.
01-27-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,636
Posted By barak1001

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14497...

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14497 (https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14497)

$20 shipped for a 3 channel. I bought one of these for my nephew a couple of years ago. Works...
01-27-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,636
Posted By barak1001

True, but then again I'd suggest not buying any...

True, but then again I'd suggest not buying any helicopter at all and spending the money you'd have wasted on a decent simulator.

Most people don't want to go that route though.
01-27-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,636
Posted By barak1001

The most negative thing about the 3 channel helis...

The most negative thing about the 3 channel helis is that the rudder channel is normally on the wrong side (right stick) and it's a 3 channel heli. When it comes time to step up to something bigger...
01-26-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,636
Posted By barak1001

Then you're talking about micro coaxials. Which...

Then you're talking about micro coaxials. Which are just as expensive as the bigger versions.

The Blade MCX Schweizer 300C or Walkera Lama2-1 would be the only reasonable options.

The Blade...
01-26-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,561
Posted By barak1001

The receiver did eventually fail on the my...

The receiver did eventually fail on the my chopper that was on it when it dropped out of the air.

I haven't tested the old LP5DSM since with another receiver. It's possible that the receiver was...
01-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,561
Posted By barak1001

Dunno, I haven't had an issue since switching...

Dunno, I haven't had an issue since switching over to the DX7.
01-26-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,561
Posted By barak1001

I'm sure it's a great radio. I honestly hate the...

I'm sure it's a great radio. I honestly hate the digital trims on my DX7 and love them at the same time.

It would be really nice to be able to just slide an analog trim over in order to trim out...
01-26-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,561
Posted By barak1001

The DX7 is Eflite as well as the LP5DSM. DO NOT...

The DX7 is Eflite as well as the LP5DSM. DO NOT FLY ANYTHING WORTH REAL MONEY WITH AN LP5DSM.

I had my brushless Lama drop out of the sky twice with that transmitter. Once at about 80 feet away...
01-25-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,561
Posted By barak1001

You planning on flying something that drops bombs...

You planning on flying something that drops bombs or something soon?

At $150 it's not bad for an 8 channel receiver.

Here's the original write up on it on RCuniverse with the company rep...
01-25-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,561
Posted By barak1001

You can pickup a dx7 on ebay for $200 with...

You can pickup a dx7 on ebay for $200 with shipping on Ebay if you use a sniping program. Receivers normally run $50.

So $250 for the TX & RX.

That's if you buy them separately. If you watch...
01-24-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,561
Posted By barak1001

For those of you flying 72mhz that would like to...

For those of you flying 72mhz that would like to switch over to 2.4ghz, here are two programmable 2.4ghz radios that won't break the bank.

This one is only programmable from your pc, which means...
01-22-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,561
Posted By barak1001

Okay, the puppet is just freakish.

Okay, the puppet is just freakish.
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