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12-05-2005 05:44 AM  12 years agoPost 1
blade fade

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Vancouver Can.

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Hi Guys;

Well Im looking for some realistic info on these micro electric helis.
Tried a real tiny one last year( Dragon) or something!!! What a joke....
So here I am again after watching a few videos on the T-Rex XL all metal head and tail and wow........ looks kinda like it might behave like a Nitro machine?????
Just want to know what you guys think........... Just want something I can run indoors for those long winters........ Im not expecting anything to run like my Nitro machines.......... Just something to keep me limber.

Thanks guys......... Any sugestions welcomed.

Regards Dale;

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12-05-2005 06:08 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Squirrlybird

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The Trex is a great bird but I wouldn't fly it in the house. However it is good for the front yard or a nearby park. If indoor flying is a must then I would look at something with a lower headspeed for obvious reasons. Something like the bladecp or similar may be better suited for that. When you look at the indoor capable machines you are going to find that they are going to fly more like that dragon something because they are not going to be using a HH gyro. As for me, I don't mind the harder to fly micros because they make me shine on my "better" birds.

I'd still say try the Trex. "Just not indoors!"

The Trex does behave like a nitro, only quicker.

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12-05-2005 07:08 AM  12 years agoPost 3
MicroDOC

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T-Rex is the one! Not really in the house however, the barn is OK.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it!

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12-06-2005 09:26 PM  12 years agoPost 4
bbeverlie

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Hudson,New Hampshire.USA

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The new blade CX by http://www.horizonhobby.com is supposed to be a good
indoor micro heli with counter rotating blades for good stability and
no tail rotor but with forward flight control.

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12-07-2005 01:30 AM  12 years agoPost 5
ATHAM

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santa clara

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trex for indoor (barn or gym) ok
outdoor with wind condition not so sure compare to nitro
depands what you going to do, if just flying around with mild 3d trex will be the one

R90 SE YS91
trex600n YS50
trex450 v2 medusa
trex600 xl

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12-07-2005 03:13 AM  12 years agoPost 6
swattley

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West Milford NJ

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i am also looking into the t-rex after flying nitro helis so i can fly at my house or even inside a barn or garge in the winter. i have a blade CP that is a real challenge, will the 450xl ccpm be a smoother hovering heli. i know the gy-401 will help alot, my blade is all over the place in a hoover, yet my raptor 50 will stay in one spot for a full tank of fuel if i wanted it too, it will even hoover hands off the sticks for a few seconds. I could not even think about doing something like that with the blade.

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12-07-2005 03:32 AM  12 years agoPost 7
zoobie

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South Africa

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Swattely,

Trim your blade out nicely and maybe put on the CF blades and she should sit still for a few seconds hands off. You can also put some flybar weights on if you are not trying to invert her. It is harder to get these little helis to sit still, but there is a guy who has got his FP to behave so well that he can put his TX down and walk around the heli!! (I think this would be dangerous with anything but a FP)

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12-07-2005 03:48 AM  12 years agoPost 8
TheX

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Newport Beach, California

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I went from years of 60-90 size nitro to a fleet of T-Rex's now. They handle the wind well and are as hardcore as you care to set them up to be but not in the house.

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12-07-2005 06:49 AM  12 years agoPost 9
turboomni

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I have 2 nitro +2 Lipo [outdoor,,TREX450XL+Shogun V1} Helis.
The electric's are outdoor/gym heli's.
Just got a Blade CP. Non heading hold Gyro,,relatively low head speed compared to my other helis,,not as accurate in cyclic,Tail,etc. Climb outs are just good enough,,nothing great,, But what FUN! This little heli indoors is great ! If it hits something or someone it won't hurt anyone or thing like a high power brushlessheli and if turned off in a crash won't kill ITSELF in an instant. It's energy is nowhere near a TREX /Shogun with a Lipo/ brushless setup. It offers a good challenge to any heli pilot and one hell of a challenge to a newbie.
If not a newbie get the upgrade kit for 23 bucks[motor/heatsinks and semi blade+ add a 3 cell LIPO] It will get me through the winter no problem. Remove the flybar collars for better cyclic.
Swattley,,I got the non CCPM TREX so I have a baby Raptor and it's solid as a rock with a 401 and good setup,,easier to fly than a Blade cause that's what I'm used to BUT the Blade is a kick and alot of fun.
I did not like the blade with flat bottom blades and stock motor /NMH stock battery. But with a LIPO and the 20 buck upgrade kit it's a good time.

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12-07-2005 01:47 PM  12 years agoPost 10
FlyHuge

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Colleyville, Texas

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swattley, i owned 2 blade cp's and now have 2 trex 450xl ccpm. If your using a HH Gyro on the trex you will find the trex to be able to hover hand off sticks for a few seconds (in no wind). You of course will need to get the trex built and setup right.

I am a novice pilot and have no issues flying the trex in 5-10 MPH winds. Anything over 10mph is just no fun to fly in with the trex.

I would recommend a good PCM receiver on the trex. Have heard of many people with gliching problems. I am using JR770S no issues.

Cra$h’n with a Heli good time!

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12-07-2005 02:07 PM  12 years agoPost 11
solorsix

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FLA

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Flyhuge, I am using the relative inexpensive align HH gyro and I can probably run half a battery pack with no hand on the rudder.
Also 5-10 mph wind is easy and personally the fun factor goes up from there IMHO.

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12-07-2005 02:44 PM  12 years agoPost 12
bbeverlie

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Hudson,New Hampshire.USA

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Solorsix, What model Heli are you flying?

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12-07-2005 03:04 PM  12 years agoPost 13
solorsix

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FLA

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T-rex..

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