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Old 04-17-2010, 04:34 AM
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Kevin from Hobbymate just sent me: For building and testing proposes.

Flasher 450 Sport edition.

all carbon fiber body
all cnc metal head and tail
carbon fiber 325 main blades
tail belt driven
fiberglass canopy
Hobbywing 40a esc with 3a bec
HB 730 avcs gyro (looks like an updated version of the current)
3800Kv brushless motor

First impression: quality isexcellent. on parwiththeAlign. both in quality and infinish.

this kitis vastly superior tothe HK version thathobbykingsells

Ihave already startedthe build and will post pictures as soon as possible

to be continued........

btw....for those of you that was wondering where I've been for the last 2 weeks.I was on avacationin Vietnam.Thanks to all those that was concerned for my safety. You guys rock!

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some pics of the bird....  very nice quality carbon and metal....much better than the HK version.











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check out this nice swashplate bottom: 

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first thing I did was disassembled the head and put my own loctite on.  lots of the screws were loctited already by the factory, I always play it safe and make sure all the screws are loctited on the head. 





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here's the head completed with greased on the thrust bearings and loctited throughout.

note: the screws on the flybar cage when tighten down can cause binding. do not over tighten them.



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Looks cool, T! One of the guys I flew with indoors this winter has a Flasher 450. Inever heard complain about anything with it! Can't wait to see you beat this one up, bro!

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Man, that looks almost exactly like my 450 Sport. Just a few minor differences...

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the build is almost completed. It should be finished by tommorrow. more pics soon to follow.

servos used on this build:

hitec hs65hb's on cyclic
futaba 9257 on tail
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:33 AM
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for those of you that's interested in getting this kit at a great price ....please send me an email at   tduong23@hotmail.com or send me a pm.
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the build is completed.   The wiring is still a mess but its still in the setup phase, so after its tweaked I will clean up the mess.

couple of things I want to add:   the main gear is out of round and is causing some minor vibrations.  I will change it to an align part at first chance.

I installed the gyro directly underneath the main gear.  

I'm getting alot of drift from the HB730 gyro.  so more tweaking is needed.  Its OK but defintely not top end material. 

Blades are tracking perfectly.   Very happy with this bird.  highly recommended.







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that frame is an align sport. it is identical. even has the viewing windows to level servos. and the battery tray has the small cutout in it. the gyro mounting pad is identical. the way the tail locks into the tail boom is identical. when i first saw the picture of the manual i thought "this looks familiar".

so it is a align sport with low-end electronics ?
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that frame is an align sport. it is identical. even has the viewing windows to level servos. and the battery tray has the small cutout in it. the gyro mounting pad is identical. the way the tail locks into the tail boom is identical. when i first saw the picture of the manual i thought "this looks familiar".

so it is a align sport with low-end electronics ?
yep,the airframe is identical to the align in every way. the quality of the metal and carbon fiber isvery good. I cant tell the difference from the align.

the electronics is cheap but its good. I have used the esc and motor for a while now and it works just fine. The gyro is the weak point on this kit. doesnt hold like the align gp750 ....but then again I'm not paying $150 for the gyro either.
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I've been busy with work and have not had a chance to fine tune my gyro.  I'm still getting drift but its getting better.   I will do a video very soon. stay tuned folks

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does assurance r/c label their frame flasher also.

what a name to choose
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I wouldnt be surprised if these kits and the align kits are from the same factory.   the manual is the same as the align,  whereever the align word was used they plugged in flasher.   quality of parts is on Par with align.  its very well made,  much better than hobbyking.

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out of curiosity i priced the electronics, seperately, for the align KX015076 and deducted the total from the price of the kit. the frame costs 13 dollars

totally useless information

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that may be true Neil but those servos the ds410m's,  ds520 sucks big time.  the align motor,esc, gyro is good stuff.

you can still save money by going with this kit any way you add it up.
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i am offended . ROFL

if you look at the manual, it looks like an align gyro on the cover instead of the HB730
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I'm going to go ahead and get subscribed because I have one on the way as well. I ordered yesterday morning so lets see how long it takes to get it from China. Shipping was about $35 to KY in case anyone was wondering.

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I'm going to go ahead and get subscribed because I have one on the way as well. I ordered yesterday morning so lets see how long it takes to get it from China. Shipping was about $35 to KY in case anyone was wondering.

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looks nice from noob pictures, seems same as trex, waiting for your review, flying, video maybe
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btw, targethobby.com also sell the barebone, with no e tronics
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Place my order with targethobby.com with electronics, as well as a ar6100e for my DSX 7, it is very cheap. I search hobbymate, they have a good reputation for the motors, not knowing about other items, I will build it with my DSX 7 after it arrive here.

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Just recieved the Flasher from noobflyer01. Every thing looks good. I noticed that the ball links will need resizing just as my Trex 450 Sport did. I'm also going to ground the belt just as I did with my Sport. I think my buddy's going to like this one!!
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good to hear it arrive in good condition Steve.

I found a part that I forgot to include with the shipment. its the washer that goes on the main gear. let me know if you need it and i'll send it out immediately. I just want you to be aware.
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