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01-28-2007 02:14 AM  10 years agoPost 1
frankaart

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Which one is a better heli the Trex or Mini Titan.Thinking about dumping and stripping down my Trex and salvaging the parts and buying a Mini Titan. Any suggestions

Art

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01-28-2007 02:24 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Jason Bell

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Your not the only one If it goes in anytime. Imma fix it and get a mini titan

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01-28-2007 02:33 AM  10 years agoPost 3
AndyH

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Yeah my little Trex drove me nuts! I'm sooooo glad I got rid of that piece of beep!

I love my Mini Titan. It flys like a much bigger heli.

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01-28-2007 09:51 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Gazzer

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Hope Valley, UK

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Do not know if you saw this post over on the Trex forum .... http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/...1/?p=2467220#RR

<--Raptor 60--Raptor 50--Mini Titan E325-->

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01-28-2007 10:21 AM  10 years agoPost 5
bob vickers

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The mini-titan is everything you want and more in a very east to maintain package, does everything smoothly...90 flights so far..no crashes..no maintenance.big grin on face.

bob.

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01-28-2007 10:29 AM  10 years agoPost 6
VKGT

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Any of you upgrade the ball links to the metal Align ones? Or did you keep the small micros?

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01-28-2007 10:54 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Gazzer

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Decided big balls were better

<--Raptor 60--Raptor 50--Mini Titan E325-->

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01-28-2007 12:06 PM  10 years agoPost 8
VKGT

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LOL no, big ALIGN balls

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01-28-2007 06:30 PM  10 years agoPost 9
frankaart

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Mini TiTAN

The God's have spoken. I am gonna scrap my Trex and buy my self a Mini Titan. I am feed up with my Trex and want a better flying machine. Thanks to all who replied.

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01-29-2007 06:04 PM  10 years agoPost 10
martinic

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I'm a little concerned about your dismissal of the Trex.

The Mini Titan is a nicely designed machine and looks like a winner; however, Trexes are nice flying machines as well. If you are dissapointed with your Trex, you may well find yourself dissapointed with the 325 too.

If you were unable to get your Trex to fly well, then you will almost certainly find yourself in a similar situation no matter what you buy. The design features of the 325 that make assembly and maintenance easier won't overcome a poor setup; they just make it more convenient. Proper setup is required no matter what you fly.

Not knowing the reasons behind your statement, it's difficult to say if this is the case; please disregard with my appologies if it is not.

Anyway, do have fun with your new purchase. New toys are always fresh and exciting. Enjoy!

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01-29-2007 06:48 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Funky Trex

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Well said Martinic.... I own a Mini Titan, Rex SE and Rex CDE and all of them fly very well when set up properly. If I had to pick one over the other it would be the Rex. I would choose the Rex because of aftermarket support, LHS support and parts support. These are all things which will change over time, but if I was reccomending one to buy today it would have to be the Rex. I am not trying to bash the Titan, I really like mine... its just new and doesn't have the support yet that we see for the Rex.

Better option: Get both and have the best of both worlds

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01-29-2007 08:49 PM  10 years agoPost 12
Nitrohuffer

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Bloomingburg,NY

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I had a perfectly set up trex se. After I upgraded the the oneway and main gear to the cnc one I found it to be reliable. My biggest beef was with the servo placement and the poor tail boom holder design. Quick fix with scotch tape, but come on. So I was kindof dissapointed with the trex not from a flying standpoint, but a mechanical. They both fly the same, but one is a better thought out design.

Lungs transformed to take in water.

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01-30-2007 04:23 AM  10 years agoPost 13
Gazzer

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Would fully agree ..... I think it is difficult to argue that the Trex is not a good machine when it's working properly. Also parts support is unrivalled. Where the Titan scores is on the design which makes the construction and maintainence much easier. It is to be hoped that parts quality is better ..... time will tell for sure but so far it seems this is the case. Parts support has a long way to go to match the Trex 450 but IF the heli becomes popular .... as I believe it will, then more and more shops will be stocking the parts. IMHO the real move will come when the E325 SE version hits the market ..... then I believe we will see many Align followers , if not jump ship, at least buy an E325

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01-30-2007 08:11 PM  10 years agoPost 14
nutsak

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KS

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Is it possible for the mini titan to be repaired with nothing but pliers and a screw driver. I might be moving to where a vise will be unaccessible. Is it hard to remove and replace the one way?

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01-31-2007 01:25 AM  10 years agoPost 15
delhezi18

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jakarta,indonesia

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this is my opinion and it is based on my expereinces on having mini and trex se..

Frankly, for those who just learning to fly, please choose mini!.. this little heli is more stable than trex.

and for an advanced pilot uses trex.. but will an advance skill pilot want to use 450 heli??....

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01-31-2007 01:28 AM  10 years agoPost 16
Jason Bell

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Yes an advanced pilot would want cheap entertaiment From all the reading up ive done on the titan, It comes back for more and more, where as my rex, I can blow the tail out, on a simple roll at 0 pitch, But on a backwards hurricane, its solid enough

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01-31-2007 02:29 AM  10 years agoPost 17
TMoore

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Cookeville, TN

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I've built one now and I can tell you the things that I consider to be a plus.

The tail is very nice. Stable, powerful with stock blades and easy to get working.

The CCPM servos are right out in the open with the exception of the rear servo. This makes access very good.

The amount of room for radio, gyro and esc+BEC make for an easy to route wiring project.

The canopy is a nice piece and it looks good too. Simple to build and quite graceful looking.

The head uses a larger feathering spindle and thrust bearings than other competitive machines.

IMHO, this little 450 size machine has a lot of potential even with the small ball links and balls.

If you glue the bearings in place and use a set of CF blades the performance on EVO 2150 batteries with the stock motor and ESC is remarkable. The ESC sets up very easily and the price is right for it and the motor.

$259.00 gets a lot of heli and when the bling comes out, TT will sell a lot of it but I'm not sure how much will really be necessary.

All in all, the ones that I've flown were fun.

TM

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01-31-2007 04:03 AM  10 years agoPost 18
Jason Bell

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wait till some one farts around 4S, and gets sum crazy headspeed and the blade grips go boom Ill wait to see that

BUt it is a nice kit. read SOO much good stuff on it.

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01-31-2007 08:04 AM  10 years agoPost 19
Justin911

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4s is bad... way to heavy.. stick with 3s and your good to go

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01-31-2007 12:44 PM  10 years agoPost 20
martinic

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NB, Canada

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With the latest 25C batteries and the right motor there may not be any need to go to 4S to get high RPMs on the head. The TP Xtreme and FlightPower 2150 NF packs make it possible to set up for +3K RPM on 3S.

It remains to be seen what headspeeds the stock plastic head will handle reliably.

The unqualified "X is better than Y" is unnecessary use of bandwidth - I'm certainly not going to make a buying decision based on those statements.

I'll buy one when I want something different to play with, the parts support is there and some of the configuration variables have been worked out. Thankfully, much of the work already done on sorting out configurations on similar helis like the Trex will help in this area.

The Trex is proven, but it took a while to get the kinks worked out. It'll be very interesting to see what the 325 will be doing in the next year or two. Right now, the work will be in trying to get the 325 flying as well as the latest Trex or other minis (Dragonus, Mars, etc.); then we'll see if it can go beyond.

I really like the mini heli category in general. There are a few good choices in this range and it's highly competitive at the moment. It's good to see a well designed entry from an established manufacturer like Thunder Tiger. I'll be following it closely.

Colin Bell is in my neck of the woods - I'm sure his presence in this area will have an effect on the buying decisions of the local pilots. He's already been showing what it's capable of. It's going to be an interesting year.

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