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A4 - Interceptor
400 - Can
I fit a 'better' head/tail to my Interceptor ?
In a word,
YES, of course you can... In most cases this means fitting a
metal (CNC) head/tail to achieve more precision in control.
is rather more to it than just saying yes, as there are so many
different types of CNC heads available out there in the market
Right now it
is pretty hard to find any "genuine" Interceptor CNC
parts, although Heliguy have said that they hope to stock some at
"some time in the future".
are other sources of CNC parts that are designed for the Interceptor
400 alone, and I am now starting to stock
these upgrade parts.
option is to look at the defacto standard CNC Head & Tail
assemblies such as though for the Trex 450, CopterX 450 and
others. To a large extent these will fit the Interceptor 400
without too many problems. The major issue is that all of the
above mentioned heads come from CCPM helicopters, which use the 120
degree swash late arrangement, whereas the Interceptor 400 is a NON
CCPM and therefore uses a 90 degree swash plate arrangement.
WARNING - Try
to avoid the very cheap Chinese clones that can be bought off the
web for £15 or so - they are usually pretty well rubbish.
So there are 2
choices available to us, we can either continue to use the original
INT400 swash plate with our new head, or we can obtain a 90 degree
CNC swash plate, which are available if you search around.
issue is that the tail assemblies you buy usually come with a drive
belt already fitted to it. Unfortunately the length of that belt is
longer than the belt used by the INT400. Again there are 2
solutions. The first one is to strip the tail assembly down again
and then use the original INT400 belt. The other way is to purchase
a Trex or CopterX boom, which is slightly longer, and use that
instead of the original INT400 boom. If you do this, you will also
need to get hold of some servo mounting brackets that go onto the
boom and then move the tail servo onto those mounts in much the same
way as they are normally mounted on the Belt CP and other
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