Monday, August 29, 2011

HK 450 Helicopter for sale

The heli bug bit me me last year July and I bought an HK450 to see what all the fuss with heli flying is all about. I quite keenly laboured in putting it together and…. that’s where it ended…
Apart from briefly firing it up to check blade tracking this heli has never flown!?Smile with tongue outI just don’t have the time to invest in the countless hours learning to fly it, crashing it, rebuilding it, flying it, crashing it… well you get the picture. So I’d rather part with it.

What you get is the following (click the hyperlinks to check it out on WiFly’s website):

  1. Complete HK450 V2 kitted out with the following hardware
    1. 3 Hextronic HXT900 servos on the head
    2. Turnigy DS480 servo on the tail rotor
    3. Turnigy E500 6T 4000Kv 200W Heli Motor
    4. TowerPro H40A ESC
    5. Telebee/Turnigy Headlock Gyro
  2. Extras include the following:
    1. One “crash kit” (essentially a complete heli excluding the electronics)
    2. Funky coloured spare canopy
    3. Spare set of fibreglass blades
    4. Spare Heli Pinion Gears 3.17mm shaft, 11t and 13t tooth
    5. Pitch gauge
  3. The instruction manual (actually a T-Rex manual, but identical)

All you need to do is fit your receiver, battery, check the setup and fly.

I paid R2,050.00 for it. Current replacement price is around R1,900.00 (go figure…).

Asking price: R1,500.00 (not negotiable, excludes postage and shipping, collection preferred, Kemptonpark). Interested buyers can phone Izak on 082 859 3453.

Below are some pictures.

Finally some action again

After “hibernating” for a long while since the last post, I decided to kick off with updating the Corro Mig build with some pics of the final colour scheme and some feedback on the flying.

The Mig flew very well, apart from one issue when trying to loop… It would keep rolling out of the loop when it got to the top, no matter how fast I entered the loop….? I put it down to being slightly hamfisted when folding the wing. I applied too much pressure on the top skin and managed to slightly crush the flutes which caused a pronounced triangular shaped airfoil on one half of the wing. The uneven lift distribution apart from screwing up my loops also made the Mig roll better one way than the opposite way. A new wing has been added to the extremely long (and currently dormant…Embarrassed smile) list of building projects.

There has also been two new additions to this list recently, of which the first is a 6m Nimbus 4 for which I bought a fuselage from Mike May. This one is going to be a long build but hopefully should be done by the next Sungazer event…

The second addition is a Flying Fish 60” slope racer!! Open-mouthed smile My “built-like-a-brick-outhouse” DS Toko really gets the juices flowing but only starts performing well when the wind goes 40kph+!!! The Fish is slighty smaller than the Toko but according to feedback from Herman Weber and Dave Greer is less than half the weight of my TokoSurprised smile. The chinese seems to be upping their game as the construction on this little gem looks on par with anything I’ve seen come from some big well known brands. This one will go together in a jiffy and should be ready to fly by the next slope trip, which can’t be soon enough….Fingers crossed