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best bang for buck 600 FBL heli

edwelds

Senior Heliman

hartford,ky-usa

What is the best value for a 600 FBL heli.Considering I want to do 3D.Also consider replacemet parts.You know we all crash.

04-28-2012 Over year old.
fastflyer20

Key Veteran

N. Tonawanda, NY

Hands down Trex 600e Pro Combo. You will pay almost double getting another brand in the air. Sell 3GX and use BeastX or your favorite FBL controller.

04-28-2012 Over year old.
pctomlin

Senior Heliman

Texas

Compass 6HV over a Trex 600e Pro any day of the week. Much stronger air frame, cheaper parts, less parts, superior fbl head. 6HV doesn't need a bunch of KDE upgrade parts (needs no upgrades) and the supplied motor is great.

Why is it someone so bad at being in charge......... wants to be in charge so bad?

04-28-2012 Over year old.
rexxigpilot

Elite Veteran

Florida

First, I assume you are looking at electric models only. Let us know if nitro is an option for you. Best bang for the buck considering replacement costs IMO would be the ElyQ V50E. It is $490 at RCHeliworkz. It does not include blades though. However, the ElyQ models fly great now and parts are very reasonably priced. You also get to pick your choice of canopy from about 5 different colors schemes.

If you want the best initial price and a great flying, strong, reliable heli, get the Thunder Tiger X50E. It comes with blades for $500 at Tower. Of course if you have the TH supersaver membership, it will be only $450. You can't beat that!

Replacement parts are higher for the Thunder Tiger models, but they are very robust and will not wear out like Align parts do.

I would put the Thunder Tiger GT5 FBL system on either of the above models. I use one on my T-Rex 700N and it works just as well as any other FBL system, cost about $155 if you search (or use the supersaver discount at TH), plus it has the slickest OLED and touchscreen interface there is.

I would include the T-Rex 600EFL Pro, but you can't get a good deal without having to buy a package deal with their other equipment - no thanks! I like to choose my own. You may be able to find a used one for real cheap. There are so many T-Rexes out there that their resale value is low. Maybe you can pick up a bargain and swap out what you don't like. I would not use their 3GX unit. However some have had success with them.

The Compass 6HV is a good, low cost model. It comes with a motor, ESC and blades for $700 at Nankin Hobby. It is a very small heli compared to the rest. The canopy almost looks like it was made for a 500 machine. Many have problems with tail ocillation on this model. Also, the tail slider links break if you look too hard at them, seriously flawed IMO. All of us in my club who tried them sold them except for one guy. He recently got his and really likes it. It does not have any tail issue. Maybe they fixed that. He did break the tail links during assembly though.

http://www.rcheliworkz.com/product.asp?specific=119087


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXBYFE&P=7

One thing to know, neither the 3GX and GT5 can be used with DSMX satellites. You will need DSM2 sats. They both work with S-Bus.

04-28-2012 Over year old.
wrongler

rrProfessor

Brewerton, New York

In my opinion, you can find a good used heli on here and save a little $$. I have bought many on here, and with little tweeking they fly perfect! Good luck in your search, Almost everyone is looking for the same purchase.

" RIP Roman "

04-28-2012 Over year old.
paulpeffly

Senior Heliman

Knightdale, NC US

+1 for 600EFL pro, its a great solid heli!

Team HeliDirect

05-24-2012 Over year old.
Rob43

Veteran

Midland, MI USA

For me it's been the 6HV. However, it's been my only ELECTRIC 600 to date. I think the current crop of 600's are mostly all excellent. Bang for the buck needs to account for reliability and parts to make it low cost of ownership versus enjoyment. My 6HV has been problem free, and I don't find a need to tweak anything. All stock flies great. I didn't want the supplied electronics, as I wanted to use Jive instead of a HobbyWing. That has also made it a touch more expensive to build, but not by much, since you otherwise need an external BEC. At the same time, it made the wiring clean, simple, and reliable with less connections. Nankin Hobby has taken very good care to get me the few parts I've needed. I've had one crash due to a distraction, but have two seasons of flight on it, and all is well. Tail has been maintenance free. The tail belt has also been durable, and even survived the crash without so much as a scratch. Most like the supplied blades too. And replacing them is $70, but are ocassionally out of stock. The canopy is indeed small, and although I like how it looks, there's less of it to catch your eyes when flying it. Best to fly close. However, I enjoy flying mine better than my 7HV, as it's just more fun and less costly to wring out crazy power. Tough to find a bad electric 600 model right now. They are all good.

Rob

05-24-2012 Over year old.
DMehalko(DM)

Veteran

Colorado

Century radikal e620, $379.99 carbon/aluminum machine, and for a limited time they are throwing in 640mm carbon Rotortech blades

Century Radikal E640FBL

05-24-2012 Over year old.
JOLT

Veteran

Baltimore, MD

Compass 6HV no doubt. Best bang for your buck. Someone is selling a used one RTF in the classifieds for $600. Giving it away practically. You can convert it to FBL and sell the gyro, replacing it with a used BeastX.
Probably be in the air with good stuff for about $750.

06-04-2012 Over year old.
esmoglo

Key Veteran

Florida USA

+1 for 600EFL pro hands down the best value kit.

Ugly can be fixed stupid is forever!

06-10-2012 Over year old.
Jag72

rrProfessor

South of Boston

best 600

I have had most all of the 600's around...I still have the 600 EFL and a 6HV
I love both of these helis as they both fly fantastic...the 6hv is SUPER light and moves very fast ...especially for fast hard 3d

the 600 EFL flies well but it's considerably heavier and requires bigger packs ..but it's a solid heli and it's a great machine to fly. I think the parts availability of the align is way better though...although if you don't crash it's not really a problem.

I've got hundreds of hard core 3d flights on my 6hv and no failures.


I have had VERY VERY good luck with the EFL as well....so i think either machine is a good choice

06-11-2012 Over year old.
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