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10-06-2005 01:40 AM  12 years agoPost 1
rdlohr

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Pittsfield. MA USA

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Now that the XRB has wetted my appetite, what is the best next up indoor or indoor/outdoor heli to buy?


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10-06-2005 04:50 AM  12 years agoPost 2
docloc

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Has to be a T-rex. They fly real well, not as hands off as an XRB. You can take it outside on mild wind days also.

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10-06-2005 02:47 PM  12 years agoPost 3
RMSLINKERS

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Try a Shogun V2 they are much improved and cost less to get flying than a Trex. My Trex CDE cost twice what I paid for my V2 with every thing it needed to get flying. You'll need a larger ESC, batteries, servos and some upgrades for the Trex. The Shoguns are already put together Just add electronics a good brushless motor and esc. These aren't really something you would fly around the house like the XRB. You'll need a good radio and gyro so your looking at $900 to $1500 for every thing. The Shogun is smaller and more stable in flight than the Trex. The Trex is better for 3D and may cost less to repair in the long run; but the Shogun is a better first CP for a beginner. Easy to setup, is already together, has longer flight times, and more stable in forward flight. Forget the 3Dpro it's hard to fly and breaks easy. All the small electrics like the 3Dpro are usually unstable and break easy. I have several electrics and my Shoguns are favorites for general sport flying. Read the posts here and find more information on the different ones. IMHO the Shogun V2 would be good; than a Trex CDE in a year after you master hovering from all directions, forward flight and some stunts. If you don't have one a good computer flight Sim like G3 is a real money saver. Need a good computer to run it but it is a great training aid. Any clubs in your area can help also for advice on setup and flying. Check the AMA web site for clubs in your area. Most members will be glad to help you learn more about flying.

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10-06-2005 04:56 PM  12 years agoPost 4
bell1684

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North Kingstown, RI​USA

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Blade CP

I went from my XRB to a Honeybee CP, now I also have a Blade CP. Good quality, easy & cheap to fix, flys great.. an excellent platform to learn on.

Next step up for me will be Trex.

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10-07-2005 03:49 PM  12 years agoPost 5
I_like_to_crash

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Groton, CT USA

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trex

I say Trex thats where I went after the XRB. Although i had two other micros before the xrb and I have a bit of sim expierience. The XRB really set me up well to learn how to fly the Trex. It is a lot more responsive but you can do more advanced moves and 3d flight after you learn it. Another path is to go nitro and get like a Raptor 50 because of its parts availabilty, and stabilty because of its larger size.

I perform precision manuevers called crashes.

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10-07-2005 05:09 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Hover101

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I second the blade, price is a big difference to a rex

Thankyou for your continued support....

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10-08-2005 02:26 AM  12 years agoPost 7
rdlohr

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Pittsfield. MA USA

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Thanks for the response. What are the key differences between the CP and the Trex?


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10-08-2005 04:03 AM  12 years agoPost 8
I_like_to_crash

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Stock the blade cp isn't really 3d capable..but stock the trex is. The Trex is more agile...altho it can be more touchy. After you buy the aerobatic enhancement kit it will improve the 3d capability of the blade cp.

I perform precision manuevers called crashes.

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10-10-2005 03:24 AM  12 years agoPost 9
rdlohr

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Thanks for the input I'll start reading up on all three.


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10-10-2005 09:30 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Micro-Maniac

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Pasco,Washington​Formerly: Captain​Chaos

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Have a local rc hobby store in your area? The Blade seems to be in every store I've been in, so being able to just swing by the hobbyshop for parts is a big plus.

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10-10-2005 09:55 PM  12 years agoPost 11
rdlohr

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Pittsfield. MA USA

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As a matter of fact, I have seen the CP locally


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10-30-2005 01:17 PM  12 years agoPost 12
rdlohr

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Pittsfield. MA USA

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Now that I've pretty much decided heli two will be a Blade CP, what transmitter should I get? It needs to control an XRB, Blade CP, Reflex Simulator, and as a wildcard, future stuff that I don't know about yet that may well include both helis and planes. I'm willing to spend a few bucks, but would prefer the best bang for the buck here.


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