|The box which the fuse comes in. It is pretty big considering that we are talking about a 450 size heli here!|
|Even if I heard some horror stories about fuses being crushed during shipping I was very happy with mine: not a single scratch or dent whatsoever|
|The content of the box, from top left: main body, front body, tail, screws, skids, landing gear, windows, an instruction cd, the mounts for the mechanics and the tail push rod|
|The donor: my beloved 450 Pro, what a machine!|
People find it difficult to fix the rear mount into the fuse. It is pretty easy really, you need a long screw driver (hex drive to be precise) and access the screws through the top windows next to the rotor.
|Remember what the wise man once said: measure twice, cut once!|
|Both the mounts attached to the frame|
|In the meantime I glued the landing gear to the fuselage. I used CA glue, and I don't see it going anywhere unless the heli comes down pretty, pretty hard!|
|The frame is in the fuse! Just place it where it fits best and screw it in place. To access the rear screws you need to get in from the top windows, on the sides of the rotor|
To do that I used two files, a flat one and a rounded one, to precisely model the edges.
|Second modification I needed: file the rotor housing to enlarge it a tiny bit|
|Here is the final result: it is overall wider, with a nice slot for the pitch servo to move freely|
|Mod number 3 was to cut a slice of the tail fin in order to make it fit properly.|
|And this is how it looks|
Until then, happy landings everyone!