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My 450L 6S

Discussion in 'Members Pictures' started by Barge, Apr 11, 2014.

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    Here are a few images of my 450L, nothing really different to what most members here have not seen before. I have a couple of little mods so here we go.
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    I use a XT60 connectors on the battery to ESC wiring, as I have never had a problem with them on my hex. I lubricate them on a regular basis with a electrical lubricating spray, this improved connectivity and prevents oxidising. I ordered a spare set of main shafts which was fortunate as I only required the 0.2mm spacer which still gave a small amount of play in the shaft. I used the 2 x 0.1mm spacers and this actually gave a snug main shaft fit free of end play and still allowed the auto rotation gear to spin freely.
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    I ran out of black zip ties for the Rx antennae on the boom, while it's not ideal aesthetically it is excellent for signal strength. The other antennae goes down the side and through a nylon standoff, the bottom of the antennae hangs out past the bottom of the frame. The SBUS Rx makes for an uncluttered wiring loom to the 3GX, there is only one wire from the 3GX to the RX.
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    The boom support is from the Align 500, as the 450L boom is longer than the 450 PRO, the longer and thicker support braces will do no harm. I ended with an extra rudder control rod guide so I used it just because it was there. I also used two bearings on the torque tube, with the three spacing's between the bearings set at a different length to avoid any harmonic vibrations. I also greased the drives on either end of the torque tube before assembly into the female drivers.
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    I took this photo for no other reason than I like the engineering in this mini part, and it works very well.
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    There was a lot of enjoyment putting this together.

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    Lee Well-Known Member

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    Its a nice looking ship for sure. I'd love to fly one, to compare it to my Warp 360.
     
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    I cant see the pictures???
     
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    Sorry about that, I was editing a rouge image.
     
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    Great looking helicopter. Very clean. I have heard so many great things about that 450L
     
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    Thats a nice looking bird!!
    I wish I had gone with a 7ch set up, as the wiring was the worst bit, trying to get them all within the chassis.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Well presented helicopter.
     
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    Wow, that's nice and clean machine! Awesome..
     
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    Use a fishing line instead of those zip ties. ;)
     
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    Hi Chris, the location of the antennae is going to change, I bought a Futaba CGY750 gyro, so the Rx and the gyro will be side mounted, both will be centred on the main shaft at the bottom of the left and right side chassis. The other thing is you never want to fix the antennae where they can be ripped out of the Rx in a crash. I currently have them running through small tubes which are held in place with flite metal, a adhesive backed aluminium sheet.

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