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How To Properly Build A Clone Helicopter

By Tony, Sep 11, 2013 | |
  1. Tony
    There are a number of things that you need to pay close attention to when building a clone helicopter. You MUST check every bolt and nut on the helicopter to make sure it's tight. You MUST put thread lock on every bolt going into metal. And if you are running a TT tail, you MUST replace the tail gears with Align!

    In this video I show the process that I go through when building a clone helicopter. What I order right off the bat, what I replace and how I get the head and tail as smooth as possible while still tightening down the bolts as tight as they will go. It takes some time to build these correctly, but once you do, you will have a great flying helicopter on your hands that will provide years of enjoyment.

    Take your time and do it right the first time. Your safety depends on it!



    Here are the links to the helicopter and items ordered from HK in the USA. The last to "Buddy Codes" will not be active long, but will save you a good deal of cash if you can get in here and act on them.

    HK450TT V2 Pro FBL Helicopter Kit
    HK-450TT PRO V2 Flybarless 3D Torque-Tube Helicopter Kit (Align T-Rex Compat.) (USA Warehouse)

    YEP ESC 45 amp
    Hobbyking YEP 45A (2~6S) SBEC Brushless Speed Controller (USA Warehouse)

    YEP ESC Program Card
    Hobbyking YEP ESC Programming Card

    NTM Rotor Drive 450 Series 3400KV / 500W
    NTM Rotor Drive 450 Series 3400KV / 500W (USA Warehouse)

    HKS-9257 High Speed Servo 4.5kg/ 25g/ 0.07sec
    HKS-9257 High Speed Servo 4.5kg/ 25g/ 0.07sec (USA Warehouse)

    If you want the cyclic servos, they are linked below. But I'm telling you, for a FBL helicopter, you can find better! Maybe if you run them at 7.4 volts they would work better.

    Corona DS929HV (7.4v) MG Digital Servo 2.4kg/ 12.5g/ 0.09sec
    Corona DS929HV (7.4v) MG Digital Servo 2.4kg/ 12.5g/ 0.09sec (USA Warehouse)

    BUDDY CODES

    All codes below are buddy codes with HobbyKing that will allow you to save even more money. Just click on the link to save!

    HobbyKing YEP ESC Program Card
    Hobbyking YEP ESC Programming Card

    Align Pro Canopy
    Turnigy High-End Fiberglass Canopy for Trex/HK 450 PRO

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