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08-09-2007 03:01 AM  10 years agoPost 1
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I need to know what transmitter to get for my soon to be delivered t-rex 450s. I need to know if there is a transmitter that comes with the proper servos (micro?) I'll need. I'm a noob.

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08-09-2007 03:13 AM  10 years agoPost 2
airboss

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get a Spektrum DX7 radio with 6000 Rx.

Urukay HPS3 KSE 700 HPS3

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08-09-2007 10:03 AM  10 years agoPost 3
bagobitz

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It's important to establish your level of experience and size of wallet FIRST No experience?- BUY A SIM!!!!! It'll save you $ 000's You DON'T need the dog's gonads to start with...remember ,you can always sell on used stuff if you outgrow it,but you'll take a hit if you buy new,then deal it on.
search the forum, there's plenty of old threads on this subject.

6-channel is minimum recommended..other than that, just make sure it's mode 1 (throttle on left) If the stick still has the ratchet -action enabled, open the casing, find the spring-leaf,unscrew it, turn over so the "pip" faces away from the stick and remount.....you'll now have a smooth stick with a bit of damping-friction. Some people advocate slipping a small length of fuel tubing over the spring-leaf instead.

If you've got OODLES of cash....you're experienced in the hobby,know you won't get disillusioned,just buy the best!

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08-09-2007 01:18 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Xircom

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I think for the son, maybe a sim is quite boring - but I agree, a TRex to start off is a b$tch, costs a lot and even is dangerous ... maybe you can consider a blade CP or even a Hirobo XRB ? That is fun too, you can learn quite a lot, and if the son is still not tired of the hobby after 6 months, then you will do well with sim and then real thing.

BTW, throttle on left is mode 2

*** fly more ***

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08-09-2007 03:16 PM  10 years agoPost 5
BarracudaHockey

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Contrary to some prior advice, and since you already seemed to have orderd the Trex...

Get the best radio you can afford. The most popular choice these days is the DX7 and if you have any aspirations of moving up to nitro I would consider this the minimum purchase that you wont outgrow, have to sell for half what you have into it and get a better radio.

A 9303 or Futaba 9c will last you a long time as well but as of right now neither are available in 2.4ghz freeing you of the freqency pin.

Andy
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08-09-2007 06:30 PM  10 years agoPost 6
ket

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2.4ghz that is the key thing you should look for.. get the best you can afford the 2.4 in my opinion is the best route regardless of brand. learning to fly anything heli's or planks is a chore all by itself without dealing with radio problems or getting shot down because some turns their radio on

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08-09-2007 09:32 PM  10 years agoPost 7
HHawk

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Spectrum DX 7 and an AR 7000 receiver. The best you can do and it is so nice, you'd expect to pay much more. And a T-Rex 450 s is also the best choice for a first heli. My first was a 450 X, just get to know it well before lift-off and get some sime time. Enough to feel confident in a hover at the least.
I went to the nearest field for advice when I learned, and I got nothing but fear instilling jiberish from all the plankers who had no experience with helis and were afraid to learn. Just hit the books hard and read all you can. Then once you go for your first lift-off, it will seem easy!

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08-09-2007 10:28 PM  10 years agoPost 8
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I intend on getting a sim and practicing with that for as long as it takes to feel completely comfortable with my abilities.
I have to get everything I need now while I have the cash.
Nobody answered the question about the proper servos coming with the transmitter as a kit.
It's probably going to be the DX-7. Does this come as a kit with the proper servos? -Thanks

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08-09-2007 11:56 PM  10 years agoPost 9
bagobitz

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BTW, throttle on left is mode 2
OOPS! brain -fart

OTOH
I think for the son,
I read:- "my soon-to -be-delivered"

@13thlevel...look at some of the advertisers on the forum..you'll find that some will split-out the "bundled" servos and sell you what you want.
A good LHS will also be able to advise you which servos are suitable,if you are unable to deduce that through the forum.

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08-10-2007 12:24 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Xircom

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my soon-to -be-delivered
ooops, sorry

just I think the thing with the sim ... of course it's essential, but I still think you might consider a smaller heli to start off with, IMHO that was my experience, you just learn to be carful, because it's real ... from people I know who started with the sim, they felt more like a game i.e. crash-and-go, but the real life is more disappointing.

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08-10-2007 09:18 AM  10 years agoPost 11
bagobitz

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but the real life is more disappointing.
Well! you're certainly right there!-My bank manager is really P'd off at the way my account emptied when I attempted to fly heli's
G3 has everything that Reflex has, plus rendered fields,nightflight,2-player split-screen, multiplayer internet sessions........... and a "proper" controller,WITH a play-through facility for your own transmitter.....decent customer service,free updates....As I said,G3's a system hog with everything at max on rendered fields(IIRC, theyre 40 sq. miles each! ) yup, you can do an emergency landing 20 miles from base, take-off again and navigate back home....cool!

Several of the pre-loaded models were totally uncontrollable on first aquaintance...a year later I could confidently fly the tiny electric (though I still struggled with the ultralight circular plank-thingy)
Sim trains the reflexes,saves enormous expense and frustration and is "ready to fly" irespective of wind ,weather or location. G3 has saved me $thousands

learn on the sim, THEN launch 2-or 3 times it's value into the air and try to control it's return to terra firma....you just learned the "pucker factor"

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08-10-2007 01:17 PM  10 years agoPost 12
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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The packaged servos with the DX7 are not acceptable for heli use, though they say up to 30 size nitro, there's no way I would trust them.

Andy
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http://www.jaxrc.com

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08-11-2007 05:07 AM  10 years agoPost 13
HHawk

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You can buy the DX7 with or without servos and a choice of receivers, which is nice. The spectrum servos will work for a while, probably through mild forward flight. Their cheap, so if you crash, it wont hurt as bad as with 80.00 servos. Another thing to note, their full size servos, so they wont fit in a 450.

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