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The items listed below in my experiences are good quality and reliable.
-Let's start with 450 size electric -
-Servos X 3
Don't be fooled by the price of this gyro. It is the best I have seen from Hobbyking. It is a direct clone of a futaba gy 401.
Any middle of the road priced carbon fiber or fiberglass HobbyKing 325mm blade set. Aprox 5-11 dollars.
-Batteries - 20c minimum, 2200mah, 3 cell lipo
Zippy's and turnigys have all been good to me. I recommend at least 3 packs.
-Lipo Battery Charger -
Hobbyking has all kinds... Read the reviews and choose. Must have to correct leads and be a balancing type for lipos.
30-40 amp heli esc should work fine. Make sure it is brushless & lipo compatible.
-Connectors & Heli Pinion -
Do a little research to make sure you order the proper gold connectors and pinions for a 450 size heli.
-Tail Rotor servo -
You'll need a really fast servo on the tail. I have has good luck with the GWS servos (link below). But they are a little large. Sort through the reviews for recomends on other servos types. But it must be fast!!
I can not recomend these little Orange RX's enough!! They are fantastic on small electrics. The link below are the type I use. But Orange makes all different types. Both Spektrum and FASST
Typhoons are good. I have only used one. Not a really power plant. But good for beginner to sportsman. I can't remember which one I have.
-Most importantly - Training gear
DO NOT FLY WITHOUT IT OR YOU WILL CRASH!!!!
This is all I can think of right now.
Great INFO!!! Thanks.
Triple Bay RC Flyers
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Thanks for taking the time to post this thread. I think the HK450 will be a good entry heli for me. Looking forward to the challenge.