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Old 12-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #41
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The truth about kds is tail servos n690 with plastic on kds innova 550e s4 v2 so suck. The ikon flybarless system won't accept this servo and it cause a lot of wag no matter what. I replaced and put on sevox servos in to replace my tail. And tail sock solid. It's fly great I don't know it's ikon or kds both performance great. I will video and put on YouTube by next week
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #42
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I have a 450SD FBL and so far, everything that's gone wrong with it has been my fault, with the possible exception of a cyclic servo that went senile. Even that I'm suspecting might have been from a voltage spike when the battery came disconnected during a hover. Luckily it was only about 2" above the ground, but about 2 battery packs later, it would take off from mid travel to its limit suddenly and then it just quit entirely. Coincidence? Maybe, but my bad for not properly securing the connector. The KDS FBL unit seems to be really stable and it was super easy to set up.The only thing I really don't like so far about this chopper is that it's not that easy to get to everything for servicing.

P.S. The shaft tail drive while elegant and static proof, will not take any abuse. The merest brush at speed with anything, even stray grass blades sticking up on the lawn, will result in damage to the gears, drive shaft or both. Learned this the hard way.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #43
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I have not had anything smaller than a 550 with a torqtube tail drive. My 450 is belt.

On another note I think we should all show up at Island Guys house for some flying time
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:38 PM   #44
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On another note I think we should all show up at Island Guys house for some flying time
Hey, the gate's open. I got a big enough back yard for 450s (that is, for pilots with competent thumbs - not mine) and all I would ask for in exchange is some instruction!
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:32 AM   #45
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OMG - how I'd love to jump into a Jumbo and come over.
We've hat lots of ice, snow and temperartures around -17C (that's zero Farenheit) - I guess it very rarely gets this cold where you live - right?
(What's that noise in the background there ? Ah - yes - I guess it's the Canadians laughing at me whining about the minus 17C )
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:13 PM   #46
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OMG - how I'd love to jump into a Jumbo and come over.
We've hat lots of ice, snow and temperartures around -17C (that's zero Farenheit) - I guess it very rarely gets this cold where you live - right?
(What's that noise in the background there ? Ah - yes - I guess it's the Canadians laughing at me whining about the minus 17C )
LOL. We whine around here when the temp gets down to 60 F. Hilo airport's (about 12 miles from here) all time record low is 54. Brrrr....


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Now y'all mainlanders making me miss living in Maui. LOL
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The Hawaii they never show on Hawaii 5-O. This is my son's friend, at about 12'000' up Mauna Kea last winter, after a tourist coming down the hill lost it and tagged him. The tourist had rented a 4X4 but never engaged 4WD! Some people get more dollars than sense.

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Some people get more dollars than sense.
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Now y'all mainlanders making me miss living in Maui. LOL
That Y'all almost sounded Texan
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The Hawaii they never show on Hawaii 5-O. This is my son's friend, at about 12'000' up Mauna Kea last winter, after a tourist coming down the hill lost it and tagged him. The tourist had rented a 4X4 but never engaged 4WD! Some people get more dollars than sense.

Not many people realize this but they snow ski on that mountain :
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