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03-31-2005 11:02 PM  13 years agoPost 1
birdbrain

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Brunswick, Ohio

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Hi everyone.
I have been reading alot from this site. I wanted to learn this exciting hobby. Reading other newbie threads, alot of people suggested starting with a sim. I purchased the reflex xtr and a JR 6102 radio.
The radio came with 4- S241 servo's and a R610UL reciever. Are these good enough to put in a T Rex?
I will be attending the weak signal's show in toledo, ohio This weekend. I thought I might be able to pick up some stuff there.
I have to admit I'm still confused about the Motor/ Battery/ esc's.
I have saved up a few $$$ and would like to set up my T Rex right from the get go.
Are there any up grades for the T Rex I should buy right away?
Especially if it would make it fly better for the beginner?
It seem that the motor and batteries should kind off match together for best performance. ESC's I still don't quite understand other than it controls speed. What gyros work best or are best gyro vs cost.
What are your setup's and suggestions?
I would like to thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.
Thnx Bob

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03-31-2005 11:15 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Jarod

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My small piece of advice. Dont upgrade a thing until you learn how to fly it. It flys fine stock. Dont get mislead into thinking you have to have an upgrade to make it fly. It flys very nicely stock. Thats why this heli is such a hit. My reccomendation is as follows:
Motor- Mega 16/15/3
Battery- TP 3 cell 2100 mAH
ESC- Castle Creations 35 amp
Servos- HItec HS56 all around.
Gyro- 240, or 401
Reciever- Berg5 or Berg6 depending on gyro.

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03-31-2005 11:18 PM  13 years agoPost 3
VinceHerman

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Wadsworth, OH

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I use a setup almost identical to what Jarod describes. It behaves very well.

I DID go through each and every link and make sure that it was friction free and had minimal slop.

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03-31-2005 11:19 PM  13 years agoPost 4
PicoFlyer

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Littleton, CO

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The JR 6102 is a great radio, great price and it does everything you will need for a long time to come. The s241 servos are extremely slow, I would not recommend them in the Trex. Go with the Hitec HS56B's all around.

As far as upgrades, I don't think any are "necessary" especially if you will be learning on it. The most important thing would be to get the stock set up working good. It is easy to do, just take some time and read the many posts regarding the no cost fixes and tweaks that people have done. It fly's great completely stock.

Get or make some training gear. A fellow flyer who got a Trex as a 1st heli used the gear for the Zoom and it works great.

Esc's and motors are very debatable, depending on what are wanting to do. I would suggest starting modest since you are only beginning, it will be some time before you need the hottest set up. I am running a Phoenix 35, E-flite park 400 and TP2100, and it works great for all around flying and aerobatics that I can do.(loops,rolls,flips)

I would suggest not skimping on the gyro. It is something you will use for along time, even if in another heli. I use the 401.

Good luck-

Picoflyer

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04-01-2005 01:13 AM  13 years agoPost 5
spritefiend

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Camarillo, CA

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im new as well, and ive seen people reccomend the HS50 for the tail, less torque and faster, there any reason not to use this, and instead use the 56??

John.

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04-01-2005 01:24 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Brueheli

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Avon Ohio

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birdbrain
I agree with Jarod. My heli flies great (stock). Bought mine at flying-hobby.com. Nobody can touch Fungs prices

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04-01-2005 01:52 AM  13 years agoPost 7
birdbrain

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Brunswick, Ohio

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Thanks everyone for your input.
So it sounds like my servos are not good enough. What about the reciever? Will I need to replace that too? How about the CSM gyro's?
and a cc35 or what about a jazz?
I've been looking at alot of combo's. Some use all align's stuff. Although
Modefeo has some good combo's
Any other information and help about this hobby would be much appreciated
thnx Bob

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04-01-2005 04:53 PM  13 years agoPost 8
PicoFlyer

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Littleton, CO

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I originally used an hs50 on the tail, but had wagging problems with it. Switched to the 56 and no problems. (It is plent fast)

The JR 610ul receiver is fine, that is what I am running in my Trex. only bad thing is, it is not PCM, but I have not had any problems.

Picoflyer

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04-01-2005 05:38 PM  13 years agoPost 9
spritefiend

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Camarillo, CA

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slightly off topic but didnt want to create a new thread.. i just got mine in the mail, and its quite a bit smaller than i thought.. pictures that i see are pretty zoomed in i guess and mislead ya on size till you see one very nice kit though, even includes a mini set of tools...

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04-01-2005 05:50 PM  13 years agoPost 10
FLY JCW

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Derbyshire UK

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re size
I am glad you mentioned the size I to was taken aback when I got my TREX... I too had been looking at the excellent pictures on this site which make it look bigger than it is.....although I was moving up from the XRB... that is small!

However when it is in the air it seems quite big enough!

Get plenty of spares for your early forays.... I have just had three flights today and needed at set of blades and a main gear after several less than perfect arrivals.

I have got very good at just bending the boom back straight again on the field providing it isn't too kinked.....but they are very cheap! Happy Trexing

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04-01-2005 07:07 PM  13 years agoPost 11
StrangeRanger

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VT

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Birdbrain,
As far as motor/esc/battery combos and choices go, a lot of it is personal pref. Both the CC35 and Jazz units are great products. Same thing w/ gyros, some folks have had good luck w/ and use CSM product and some like the 240 or 401 gyros. It has a lot to do w/ what folks have used in the past and had experience w/.
Basically, if you are totally new to the hobby do what you have done and read the boards and you will see people using certain brands over othes. But keep this in mind, while some of the items may look pricey, the old addage that you get what you pay for DEFINITELY applies to this hobby. Like someone mentioned before, spending a little extra now can save you time, money and a lot of frustration later.
And don't worry about upgrades for a while. Most of it is just bling. If you have the extra cash buy extra parts. Nothing sucks more than waiting for extra parts to arrive. As you are learning you will burn through landing gear, main blades, tail blades, main shafts, spindle shafts, tail booms etc. Myself, for some reason seem to eat thru main and tail grips too. Parts are cheap and sometimes scarce, so buy extras while you can. Trust me, you will need them. Don't ever think you won't
j

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