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09-12-2007 12:55 AM  10 years agoPost 1
rogerl

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I just bought a T-Rex 450SE and I am doing good in learning to fly. i can hover with the tail in and 45 degrees on either side. I also use the FMS simulator for practice as well. I was thinking of geting a Blade CX2 to practice on for learning transitional flight. Is this a good idea of just a waste of money. The T-Rex is a great flying helicopter and I do not want to crash it trying new things. i know that I will end up crashing it, that is part of the hobby. i just want to put it off as far as possible. Any information would be great.

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09-12-2007 02:34 AM  10 years agoPost 2
electricdurango

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Waste. Unless you want to fly in your family room if its raining. Spend more time on sim and keep your money for crash fixes.

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09-12-2007 06:38 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Dad60

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The CX2 is a great entry level they nearly fly themselfs.

If you have a sim there is not much the CX can teach you.

I play with mine at work (Indoor RC Race track) we sell them so the boss doesn't care it's advertising.

Gene

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09-12-2007 02:09 PM  10 years agoPost 4
DJDAZ

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Like Dad60 said - if u have the sim and the trex then u wont learn any more with the CX.

However I got one as a latest addition to the fleet. It's very unlike a proper heli but it still exercises the thumbs when its raining outside and u just gotta fly something! Actually it's great fun

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09-13-2007 10:55 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Dad60

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The CX2 is a lot of fun it's the only Heli I own.

I have it tuned so tight I can almost put it in a hover and walk away.

Like I said they almost fly by their self.

The CX doesn't like wind so it's indoor only. They also create their own wind so if you take off from the floor you need to punch it up above the couch and coffee table. Stay clear of objects at a low hover or you'll be sucked into then like a magnet.

Woops wrong thread sorry.

Gene

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09-13-2007 12:07 PM  10 years agoPost 6
rogerl

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Thanks for all of the good information. Now I am glad that I did not buy the CX2. I will continue to fly on the simulator and practice on the T-Rex when the weather permits. My living room would be just barely large enough to fly the CX2 and it looks like outside is out of the question.

Thanks Again

Roger

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09-13-2007 04:16 PM  10 years agoPost 7
bbeverlie

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Just a thought here, If your using FMS it's kinda like
a CX in that it's very easy! You may want to spend the
money on a better sim, Like Reflex or Pheonix. Yes for
free the FMS is fine but not realistic..

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09-13-2007 08:43 PM  10 years agoPost 8
crofty

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I bought my CX before my 450. That was a good way to go but now I never really fly the CX except once in a while to make sure my wife doesn't demand I get rid of it. She would if she thought I didn't use it. The CX was great to learn on before tackling the Trex but I wouldn't bother getting one after as the Trex is so completly different to fly that the learnings aren't really worth it.

I have nerves of steel but thumbs of jelly!

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09-13-2007 09:08 PM  10 years agoPost 9
bbeverlie

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I'm keeping mine for the kids, At least thats what I tell
my wife

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09-14-2007 12:50 AM  10 years agoPost 10
bekylane

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FL, USA

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The CX2 is good for learning orientation. And also great to fly indoors.

If you want something to learn on without risking your beloved T-REx I recomend a cheaper micro sized cp heli able to do 3D. They are in fact harder to fly than the T-rex which will help you learn better. Also very cheap to repair. The motor tail driven ones are cheap to repair in a crash and damage less due to their low mass. The only problem is that the tail motors are not very durable and they can't do very advanced 3D moves due to the low power tail. But you can get one, beat it up, sell it and then fly your T-rex with confidence.

Check out the Blade CP and the honey Bee CP 2.

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09-14-2007 02:33 PM  10 years agoPost 11
bbeverlie

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Agreed, A micro like the Blade CP pro will make you
a better pilot! They are harder because the little
devil's are twitchy, But one you get it down they are
quite capable little heli's and your T-rex will feel
like a CX in comparison

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