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08-09-2007 05:18 PM  10 years agoPost 1
nexusos46

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Question which heli do you prefer - the t-rex or titan?

Thinking of getting a mini heli!

Rick.

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08-09-2007 05:25 PM  10 years agoPost 2
nitro_joe

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A big factor in my decision to go with a T-Rex was my LHS has better parts support / experience with Align products. If I would have bought a Mini Titan they would be able to get me parts, but I would have to wait for them to be ordered.

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08-09-2007 05:29 PM  10 years agoPost 3
MIKe27

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Trex!!

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08-09-2007 05:30 PM  10 years agoPost 4
MIKe27

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sorry..

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08-09-2007 05:31 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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Some say there's no such thing as a stupid​question.

This is an e-Align T-REX 450 & 600 Forum

We report YOU decide.

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08-09-2007 05:31 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Wingman77

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T-rex!!!!!

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08-09-2007 05:44 PM  10 years agoPost 7
helimatt

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Like them both, but you need to explore batteries/motor for decent flight times on the MiniT- it is a little heavier. It flies very well, but parts are not always in stock (recently main blade grips weren't available anywhere online).

The MiniT flies perfectly well out of the box- a real bargain actually, but upgrade metal parts are more expensive than Trex. The Trex SE is much more durable in crashes, but more expensive at the outset.

If you don't crash much (have some skills, and don't push the envelope), the MiniT may be your best ticket, but need 20C or better batteries, and flight times will be shorter even then, given same performance needs.

So, if you have a hobby shop where you buy most parts, and prefer it that way, go with whichever they stock more readily. If you do mostly online shopping (like me), and can live with plastic parts, (which hold up fine to any 3D flying), go with the MiniT.

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08-09-2007 06:15 PM  10 years agoPost 8
MJWS

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It's all about support. You WILL need parts and it would be nice if someone you know was familiar with the heli. The Align heli is ubiquitous in this space. Everyone knows it, they can work on it, you can borrow a shaft, or a link, or a part when you need to. It is extremely easy to find a LHS with a wall full of parts.

The MT is a great value. In a vacuum if you are stuck ordering online anyway it is a good option. Flies good out of box, easy to work on. Nothing to complain about. If you have an LHS with a crap load of stock nearby knock yourself out.

As a starter heli I really like the MT. If you want something you can keep to thrash on later, I'd just jump straight to the SE. The metal bits don't break when you dork it and spares are dirt cheap. With a little bit of expense an MT can be made just as good.

It is probably 100 to 1 (or more) in terms of guys with experience on a trex vs the MT. Good help can make life so much more enjoyable when you are just starting out.

Mike

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08-09-2007 08:27 PM  10 years agoPost 9
trireme

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I went through this debate and went with the trex, here is why:

Parts availability: The trex se is available. There is no full metal version of the Titan yet. The upgrade parts for the titan to add metal here and there is WAY more costly then SE parts.

Equipment: It seems most people are using a 4s setup on there titan, since it weighs a little more... and thats the plastic frame and plastic head... so imagine with metal upgrades.. it will really start to way on you. So you need a more costly motor, and battery setup.

Benefits: WHO has any complaints about a Trex SE. Its a great heli. The main comment I hear about the Titan, is that it is more docile in hover then the trex. But I am pretty sure you can easily calm down the trex. I have 15%  expo and the weights in my programmable paddles, and this thing is soooo stable. I have my pitch at 50% mid and 85% top, so its really docile.

Informaton: There is a huge amount of info available about the Trex family of helicopters. I know that the Titan is gonna be a great heli. The weight and slight increase in rotor span will make it a better bird, but only with the stronger motors and a 4s setup. I am very happy with my decision, and will still keep my eyes on the titan, but its not gonna be truly up for consideration until it has run the course with many other pilots who can afford to beta test this heli.

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08-09-2007 09:04 PM  10 years agoPost 10
nexusos46

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Trex flyer -

You have a PM.

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08-09-2007 09:51 PM  10 years agoPost 11
T-Rex-Flyer

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nexusos46

Sorry to have offended you.
I thought it was funny, being this is a Trex Forum, I would expect that the majority of the posts would be for the Trex.

I like the T-Rex, but at our local field I think there's are as many Titan as there are T-Rex's, and from what I see they fly well.

The T-Rex Has

Better Part distribution.
Come faster with the upgrades.
Can get answers to question in many Forum like this one.

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08-09-2007 10:30 PM  10 years agoPost 12
Super-Hornet

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I too would go for TRex.

Seen MT in persons and ppl flying and also the design of MT. One thing I really don't like about MT is its main rotor hub. It is toooo stiff and it become rigid head than teeter head. Seen metal hub before from Thunder Tiger and I think they realize the design mistake, they make the hub hole for damper to be bigger a bit. This allow the main blades to be able to teeter.

Another thing u have to consider is if u going to use it for scale.

Right now (Aug 10, 2007, When this message was posted), Align has 2 scale bodies (A-109 and EC-135) and alot of 3rd parties. The Align scale has very nice looking panels and rivets on the scale! Thunder Tiger claims that they are coming out scale for MD500 but so far no sign of it. Whether can put MT into scale for TRex, I not sure. No one have tried yet I think.

Furthermore, the weight of MT is heavier than TRex and with scale body on it (if u using 1:18 scale bbi/21th century especially), it will contribute to a heavier overall scale heli. Too heavy scale and it will not fly well.

SH

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08-10-2007 12:23 AM  10 years agoPost 13
nexusos46

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Hi -

Trexflyer,

All is good, no bad feelings! and thanks for the info, so far the trex seems to be the better of the two.

Rick.

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08-10-2007 07:20 AM  10 years agoPost 14
dezflyer

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i was thinking about getting a MT for a stable mate to my 450SE. but after doing some research, the tracking problems people are having, hot running stock setup (i live in the desert) and other design issues made me decide to go with the dragonus IIN plus instead.

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08-10-2007 10:07 AM  10 years agoPost 15
The Daz

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Umm TREX without question.

Feed it some nitro!, try not to get bitten..

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