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Old 01-02-2011, 09:43 AM
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OK, I'm about to embark on building a 450 clone. Ihave hex drivers and such, but what other tolls will Ineed?And what's good?Iknow i"ll need a pitch guage, perhaps a blade balancer and ??

And what about spares?Blades of course, but what else is likley to get destroyed when first learning to hover?(HK450GT if it matters)
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Iwould say:

1 a soldering iron (Atleast 50 watt)
2triflow grease
3 properly sized philips head screw driver....not to big or too small
4 solder 40/60
5 a multimeter to check your battery cells
6 extra tail blades, tail boom, main gear,and rod links
7 a decent flight simulator
8 and a box of tissues to dry the tears when you watch your work ball itself up for the first time.
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I read over the trex building directions and the list loctite of course, but also some other liquid for holding the bearings in (among other things). What is it and is it needed?
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They are referring to a threadlocker that "wicks" around the outer shield of the bearing to help bond it to the shaft. The Super Combo Kits come with it.. Might be debateable but Ihave never used it.</p>
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On the solder it must be resin core. As far as spares it never fails it will be the part you don't have.
But a few more common ones would be.

1. Main shaft
2. tail shaft
3. Feathering shaft or spindle shaft
4.Tail drive gears ( front and back)
5. Ball links
6. Valium
7. allen screws- M3 X12mm, m2x6mm, m2x8mm and m2x6mm for palstic or sheet metal
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ORIGINAL: chunkyplunker

On the solder it must be resin core. As far as spares it never fails it will be the part you don't have.
But a few more common ones would be.

1. Main shaft
2. tail shaft
3. Feathering shaft or spindle shaft
4.Tail drive gears ( front and back)
5. Ball links
6. Valium
7. allen screws- M3 X12mm, m2x6mm, m2x8mm and m2x6mm for palstic or sheet metal
Beck's Dark is a good sustitute for #6.
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Default RE: What tools/ spares for a newbie?

OK, let me make sure Igot this right.

Do all but nuber 6 before flying and number 6 after?Or do I have that backwards? Or is number 6 why you need the other items...

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ORIGINAL: chunkyplunker

On the solder it must be resin core. As far as spares it never fails it will be the part you don't have.
But a few more common ones would be.

1. Main shaft
2. tail shaft
3. Feathering shaft or spindle shaft
4.Tail drive gears ( front and back)
5. Ball links
6. Valium
7. allen screws- M3 X12mm, m2x6mm, m2x8mm and m2x6mm for palstic or sheet metal
Beck's Dark is a good sustitute for #6.
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Default RE: What tools/ spares for a newbie?

This http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLSV3&P=FR

as well as this for a newbie http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html if you don't have a sim...
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Better flavor at least
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Default RE: What tools/ spares for a newbie?

got a sim and that's part of what scares me...the coax helis on the sim are much easier to fly than a real coax.
OK, so what?Well I'm unable to hover a 450 in the sim...so if that's like the coax and it's easier than the real heli I"m dead! LOL
Iplan to get a co-pilot system which should help (from what I hear if you crank them up the heli gets nearly as simple to hover as a coax, but I"m sure there's a tradeoff in there somewhere. they're adjustable so you can slowly dial them back as you learn). Essentially it wil self-correct and go all neutral if you let go of the sticks so crashes become much more rare when learning...we'll see I suppose.

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This http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...XLSV3&amp;P=FR

as well as this for a newbie http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html if you don't have a sim...
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IMO, the sim will always be easier than real life. Even if a sim is 100% realistic, you still don't get the pressure that you experience in real life, so it still lacks. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't get one. The sims are really good for learning orientation etc... and much more. And its a real confidence booster at times.

As for parts you should get:
- screws - (someone mentioned them earlier) I stripped a lot of my screws so its really good to have them. Especially on a clone kit, (i got a clone 450) a lot of the screws are pretty low quality and turning them too hard makes them strip really easily.
- you should get ball link pliers - i remember trying to adjust the blade pitch and every time I had to pry the ball links off with a pair of needle nose pliers - that chewed up the plastic a lot.
- Allen wrench - This is probably my favorite tool. When i first got my 450, i was using one of those l shaped allen wrenches that came with one of those rtf kits. that was a huge pain in the butt. My fingers were all cut up after screwing the body screws in.

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