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Old 02-28-2009, 08:43 AM #22
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You should fly a T Rex just once! The Blade will seem like a POS. Its all about head speed for stability. AND a good HH gyro on a heli with a FAST tail servo makes all the diffrence in the world, I could make my T Rex handle like a coax it was so solid.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:04 PM #23
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The bigger it is the easier it is to fly, trex 600 ftw
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:05 PM #24
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yup.. Getting a big heli out of rotor wash is not an issue like it is on a blade. Even the T Rex 450 isnt an issue as long as the head speed is up above 2700rpm
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:42 AM #25
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The bigger it is the easier it is to fly, trex 600 ftw
Easier to hurt yourself or someone with also. Great idea.



while this thread is rather old, i'm still amazed that people were recomending him get anything larger than a 400-450 class heli. Anything gas powered for someone who hasnt mastered flying a helicopter is just bad news waiting to be aired.

Here is a little story for you guys who want him to get a gas heli. True story too.

At one of the local clubs around here, a guy was training on a .50 class heli. He had a trainer, but they had graduated from the trainer cord, to where the student was just taking it off and operating it under the verbal command of the trainer. All was going well until the trainer turned around and was talking to someone in the staging area that the field. He wasnt paying attention as a gust of wind upset the heli, and the student lost it. Just as the student yelled "I've lost it" the instructor turned around as the heli's blades caught him in this throat, effectivly cutting the mans head off. He later died at the hospital.

Now, that was under mostly controlled situation, at a field, with a trainer, and accidents happen. Now you guys are suggesting a new flyer get one alone? Come on now.


Not being a dick...just trying to educate.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:52 AM #26
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small chopper is good for beginners
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:24 PM #27
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Why would you bring back a thread that is 2 years old?

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:17 PM #28
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Because its still a good thread and the Remote Control forum seems like its slowly dying. Helicopters are alot of fun, i wish more people were into the hobby.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:59 AM #29
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Before you get into 3D/collective pitch helis, I'd really suggest getting a simulator. There's no reset button on the real deal.

Also, remember that (typically) the bigger they are, the "easier" they are to fly...and usually more stable, too.

My personal favorite (and I very much regret selling it) was a TRex 600. I tried a Blade 400 as well...but they are quicker and while I could fly it well, I just didn't enjoy it.

You could also look at the Blade mCP (micro collective pitch) for training purposes only. They are very very quick, but the repair cost when they crash is exponentially lower.

If nothing else, if you been flying coaxial I would look at a fixed pitch before you make the leap to collective pitch.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:04 AM #30
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try a blade 120sr or 130x
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:03 PM #31
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If you don't want a coax, i'd recommend a 3.5ch fixed pitch heli with a gyro. Like a Double Horse.

Otherwise Walkera makes nice stuff.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:24 PM #32
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make sure you get a one that can hover they are easier to control there are some that dont hover i have had a few of those kind and they didnt last me a month they would hit the walls and break
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:20 PM #33
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raptor 30 is a great heavy nitro heli to learn on so if you live in a windy place you wont ever have a problem
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:11 PM #34
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I have a Trex 550 Align DFC with parts, FBL blades and bag. Im looking to trade for a high end marker. Not sure if this is in the right forum for this so if not Im sorry about that. Dont really know where else to try to trade a Hi end heli for Hi end marker. Thanks guys.
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