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10-09-2005 02:27 PM  12 years agoPost 1
biggster

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Harrisburg,​Pennsylvania, USA

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hi, just bought a t-rex 450Xl cde.....went together great.......trying to hover it in my living room....just can't keep it in one spot.....i put wheel collers on the flybar and expo on the cyclic inputs. i do have a small livingroom...i fly 3 different nitro machines and an e-flight blade...i can hover the blade in my livingroom. iam i expecting a much more powerful micro heli to be as docile as the blade or is there something else going on maybe.....any ideas on making the t-rex more stable would be appreciated

thanks, biggster

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10-09-2005 03:00 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Graybug

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Melbourne, Florida

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biggster,

I learned to fly the TRex before I discovered the E-flite Blade. Bottom Line: The TRex is a VERY different heli than the Blade. The Blade is MUCH more stable, MUCH more forgiving, and MUCH lower impact on objects it collides with. I love the both, but for different reasons 'cause they are very different.

I recommend learning to fly your TRex outside with lots of room. Start out in light winds (less than 10mph). Once you're confident, the TRex will handle stronger winds easily. And practice on a simulator with a .30 size heli--that's more like the TRex than the Blade can ever be.

Graybug


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10-09-2005 05:02 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Ozydego

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Westerville, Ohio

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The metal mixing arms work very well for getting rid of slop, which is probably one of the problems getting a steady hover... I have an upgraded head and now I fly around inside Radioshack, and we all know how small these stores are... It took a lot of time getting used to the little quirks of the rex, but once you have them down, it is possible to hover in a 3 foot square without much of a problem at all.... You know what, soon I will prolly post a vid of flying around my store around all the displays.... One last thing, some people have actually put 3 o-rings on each side of the head to stiffen it up a bit...

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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10-09-2005 05:12 PM  12 years agoPost 4
bulldogs

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335 blades !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10-09-2005 05:17 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Gary Hoorn

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Annapolis Maryland​USA

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I would not upgrade a thing on that CDE unless you want Bling! Go back over your setup and every one of your ball links and make sure they are absolutely free. Binding in the linkages is what makes a TRex unstable. Throwing parts at a Heli that has setup problems is not the answer! Get the basics right. A stock CDE will fly just fine when it is setup correctly..
Gary

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10-09-2005 05:53 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Coolpowered

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Youngstown, ohio

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Very well said Gary.

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10-09-2005 06:17 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Ozydego

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Westerville, Ohio

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yeah, I just started thinking about that... the CDE has dual ball bearings and such to take care of some slop issues..., and I'm still stuck in 450X mode... sorry for that,.... and you are right Gary, a free moving setup helps emmensly...

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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10-09-2005 07:40 PM  12 years agoPost 8
turbojoe

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Mesa, Arizona

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Gary is 100% right. After seeing many of his and others posts about first making sure the stock setup is right with no slop or bind my XL will hover almost motionless in one spot. I only have about 12 flights on mine as a heli newbie and I just can't get over how stable it is. I finally figured out how to get my head speed up a bit and it got even better. I'd love to see mine fly in the hands of a capable pilot.
Get it setup smooth and proper and you won't need the bling other than for looks.

Thanks to all the great guys like Gary that post here. You REALLY do help us newbies and I for one appreaciate it. A LOT!


Joe

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10-10-2005 02:05 AM  12 years agoPost 9
Gary Hoorn

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Annapolis Maryland​USA

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biggster,
Harrisburg is a bit of a trip from our field but we have guys up from down south and other places that show up at our Open Houses. We have one scheduled on the 22nd of this month. Bring that Rex and we can get you dialed right in properly. Weather was iffy today and only 4 flyers were at the field. 3 of us had a TRex with us! Watching Charles Rosario, an RC Hover Team Pilot, and Greg Aldermann do 3D with their Rex's will be worth the trip I assure you. Me, I do my thing and just grin from ear to ear. When I showed up with my V2 several months ago I heard comments such as "When are you going to get a real Heli" etc. Now several of the Clubs best flyers have and fly a TRex
Gary

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10-10-2005 03:12 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Titan520

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Philippines

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Oh well.. I'd say the same.. But who doesn't want the Bling thing.. If you have the dough and the guts to have em, get em..

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10-10-2005 02:51 PM  12 years agoPost 11
Gary Hoorn

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Annapolis Maryland​USA

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Titan520,
I don't have anything against Bling as my CDE is pretty well decked out. My point was it is not necessary for a TRex to fly well. I have seen a few TRex's that were assembled poorly and flew the same way. Things like binding linkages and slop that you can get away with on larger Helis simply do not work on a small Heli. A Raptor with digital servos can handle a bunch of overly tight ball links and fly satisfactorily. The same binding links on a TRex make it wander all over the sky seemingly out of control!
Gary

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