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E-Razor 450 Review - 3D Helicopter for Beginners - NOW 2.4GHZ!

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Published on Nov 22, 2009

NOTE: EBAY USERS - BE WARNED THAT PAYPAL AND EBAY BUYER PROTECTION EXPIRES 45 DAYS AFTER THE TRANSACTION, YOU MUST FILE A DISPUTE IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, OTHERWISE PAYPAL AND EBAY WILL NOT HELP YOU!!
I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I GOT RIPPED OFF, AND THERE'S NOTHING THEY WILL DO!
I HOPE YOU READ THIS, AND I HAVE SAVED YOU FROM THE SAME MISTAKE.

I got mine from Xheli. The one shown here is 72mhz, but the radio is exactly the same as the 2.4ghz version, the only difference is the frequency, programming is similar.

THIS IS THE BEST RTF system out there right now! It has all the features a beginner-intermediate 3D pilot could ask for. And now with the 2.4GHZ radio, it's even better value!

What makes the E-Razor a good helicopter for a beginner?
The E-Razor 450 is a tough heli that wont SHATTER like other helis when crashed into the ground, I would say its about as tough as a Trex 450 SE v1. The spare parts are plentiful and cheap, which makes it an affordable heli to fly and crash. The heli is also very easy to work on, some features making servicing easier: removable servo trays, single split plastic frame, and a single piece metal tail case. The price is deceiving, but this kit gives you good quality parts for your hard earned dollar. You don't need to spend $700 on a Trex system, this one will do it for you.

If youre a beginner and want to get into flying RC helicopters, but have no clue where to begin, read below:

The right way to start off your RC hobby is by purchasing this RTF kit, purchasing a SIM, a training kit, spare parts, CA, locktite, and a complete tool kit. Install the sim, and practice hovering, all orientations, forward flight in all directions, everything in normal mode and idle up mode. Learn all about lipo safety and heli safety. Learn everything there is to know about taking apart and repairing your heli. Learn everything about setting up the helicopter, setting up the 120CCPM system, and all the throttle curves, all the pitch curves, exponential, travel limits, gyro gain, setting up the tail, etc. Set up the E-Razor 450 as youve learned. Confirm that everything is working properly. Then head out to a local park thats open, with no kids or pets running around. (It is suggested that you get MAAC insurance and join a club. There is always a risk of injuring others, you take all responsibility for your actions.) Power up, and take your first flight by hovering, feel the adrenaline rush through your veins, finish off by landing, and wiping the sweat off your head, as you smile at your success. (If youre willing to put in the time and patience to get into the RC helicopter hobby, its a rewarding experience. If not, it could become frustrating)

Spare Parts you will need in case of a crash:
(You could also purchase only the parts you've broken, and wait a few days for shipping. If you don't like to wait, the parts below are typically required after being broken)
- Main Shafts
- Feathering Shafts
- Flybars
- Main Gear
- Tail Shafts
- Tail Booms
- Carbon Fiber Main blades ($8.60 for 325mm) (Don't get 335mm, you don't need that extra length)
- OR Fiberglass blades ($3.62 for 325mm), these are fine, they performed well in this video, BUT I would prefer CF, only because they're better for 3D, if you're hovering and learning, fiberglass is heaver, and will provide a more stable flight.
- CF tail blades (62mm) If they're sold out, get plastic, they're fine.
- Landing skids, if you don't want to CA them back together.
- The vertical and horizontal fins, (stabilizers)
- Tail belt
- Tail boom struts
That's a lot of extra parts(And doesn't cover some, such as tail parts, main hub, tail case, etc.), but it's what could commonly break during a crash. It's very hard to predict what you'll need. You get free shipping on orders more than $100, so you could wait until you crash, and order the parts, it won't come out to $100, but it might if you add a heli case with the order, or the $50 2.4ghz exceed radio set, which is probably what I would do.

Upgrades:
- 2.4ghz radio. NEW: The new model being sold at xheli has the 2.4GHZ radio already!!! Get it while it's in stock!
- Horizontal and Vertical Stabilizers. The Trex 450 fins are much more flexible and don't break when you crash.
- Carbon fiber main and tail blades. It would increase performance and agility, it's worth the price.

Good Luck!

PS: Head to www.rcuniverse.com for all your answers, it's a huge knowledge database waiting for YOU to learn from!

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