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11-20-2006 06:35 AM  11 years agoPost 1
enahs

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Hey all

I've been flying airplanes for about 12 years or so and I can put a plane through its paces. I recently have begun flying helis. I have RealFlight and a recently completed Raptor Titan 50. I'm quickly gaining confidence and am quickly progressing from hovering to FF.

I'm looking at getting a Trex 450 to play around with. I want to keep this with me at college so I have something other than the simulator to play around with. I'm completely clueless when it comes to electrics. I'd really appreciate some setup techniques and suggestions as to what to outfit it with.

Shane

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11-20-2006 06:45 AM  11 years agoPost 2
enahs

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I just found this on Heliproz
http://www4.mailordercentral.com/he...umber=335017COM

Does that look like a good combo even though I already have a transmitter?

How about this one?
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...ProdID=AGNH1201

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11-20-2006 11:11 AM  11 years agoPost 3
marlin847

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the first one is the one that has everything you would need. make sure you caan nose in hover and keep flying the sim it will really help you. if you have g3.5 it has a flight orientation under flight instruction. Marlin

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11-20-2006 01:48 PM  11 years agoPost 4
slider46

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The first kit is the trex X version with the 25A ESC which is almost extinct... Your going to want the 430L motor and 35A ESC, The new SA version is out with a motor and esc for $290. Then you need to buy servos and gyro and reciever...What radio do you have????

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-20-2006 04:42 PM  11 years agoPost 5
enahs

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I've got a Futaba 9C Super. I was looking at Hitec servos and a Futaba Gyro. So my second link would be the way to go? Or would another place have the SA version?

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11-20-2006 04:59 PM  11 years agoPost 6
cwright

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The SA version is from Horizon Hobbies and would do well. I have the 450 SE that is your second link it is a great flyer. I currently fly with the DX 6 radio in mine, but have the new DX7 on order and will be getting the first one at my LHS. As far as the tail goes the Futaba 401 gyro with a Futaba 9650 servo is the way to go. You will like it. Good luck on your purchase and have fun. Chuck

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11-20-2006 05:14 PM  11 years agoPost 7
enahs

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What's the difference between the SA and the SE?

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11-20-2006 05:17 PM  11 years agoPost 8
bmcgrady

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I agree with the SA version. Heliproz carries that one too. I've got an SA with a Berg 7 receiver, 401/9650 setup for the tail (although I'd like to try the new 3154 servo from Futaba), HS-65 servos for ccpm, Align 430L motor, and Align 35A ESC. For lipos I'm using Thunder Power 11.1v 2100mah packs (I've got 3 of them). You'll also want some sort of charger and balancer. I'm using both the Accucycle Elite and the Thunder Power TP-425 chargers. For balancers I'm using both the Astro Blinky and the Thunder Power TP-205. I've got the same TX as you... a 9CHP.

There are lots of upgrades you can throw at this... aluminum upgrades, different (hotter) motors, better ESC's, etc... but for a relatively inexpensive, but decent setup, the above works well for me.

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11-20-2006 05:21 PM  11 years agoPost 9
bmcgrady

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The SE is the version with all the Align bling already included. The SA is basically the same as the SE, just without most of the bling. It's still a CCPM setup, has a metal head, metal frames, etc... so it's a nice setup. Just a bit less expensive. You can find various videos on RR and the web with guys banging them around pretty good, if you want to see what they are capable of...

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11-20-2006 06:42 PM  11 years agoPost 10
enahs

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Thanks for the help guys. The more I look at it, Heliproz has a good deal on the SE version with Hitec HS-65s, Futaba 401 and S9650, motor, and everything else minus battery and charger. I think I'll go this route. Now I just gotta save up for it...boo college loans.

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