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09-14-2007 07:28 AM  10 years agoPost 1
bluedemoncx2

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el dorado hills, ca,​usa

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okay, im trying to decide. i currently own a blade CX2, and a T-rex 450. i love the performance of the t-rex, but im always scared im going to crash, and even minor crashes can be expensive. the cx2 is easy to fly, just to cruise with, and if you crash, parts are very cheap, and its easy to work on. but its not very good outdoors,and when you throw it around hard, you can have blade clap, or just plan loose the heli. my question to you guys is, is there a micro/mini electric heli, that is easy and cheap to repair, but has better perfomance then the cx2, but not like a t-rex? i was looking at the century hummingbird, and the hobbico rotofly ex. the blade cp, and cp pro are a bit too much for what im looking for, any other suggestions? thanks guys!!!

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09-14-2007 07:48 AM  10 years agoPost 2
bluedemoncx2

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ok

im looking for a mini or micro single main rotor, with a tail rotor, electric heli to fit between my trex and my cx2.....similar to a hobbico rotofly ex, or a gws dragonfly, or something.

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09-14-2007 08:50 AM  10 years agoPost 3
mjsb

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One option for you is to consider installing a co-pilot in your TRex. I do not have one myself but many people say they worth they weight in gold.

It will make your Trex fly like a little baby and you can adjust sensibility or even disable it when you do not need it.

Check http://www.fmadirect.com

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09-14-2007 09:13 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Al Austria

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Gainesville, FL

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but im always scared im going to crash, and even minor crashes can be expensive.
450 parts are dirt cheap, though, it's all relative...CX2 parts are cheaper yet. Do you have a sim? If not, I highly recommend one as the experience you gain on a sim will help you significantly when it comes to flying the real thing(IE less crashing=save money). As for models with performance above the CX2 but cheaper to repair than a T-REX, well, there really isn't any I can think of. The T-REX is by far the most practical mini electric heli to own when it comes to parts costs, and actual flight performance. The Hummingbird, Rotorfly, Blade CP, and Blade CP Pro all WILL fly worse than either your CX2 or T-REX and they are, IMHO, a waste of money. I've done a price comparison between the Blade CP Pro and the T-REX and the common crash parts are actually cheaper on the T-REX.

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09-14-2007 02:24 PM  10 years agoPost 5
cessna151

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Crashing a Trex is NOT expensive! YOU WILL CRASH EVENTUALLY! PLEASE please please do yourself a favor and get a simulator! You are wasting money if you get one of those cheap heli's.

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09-14-2007 04:04 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Rafael23cc

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Junction City, KS

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but im always scared im going to crash, and even minor crashes can be expensive.
!!!

I am sorry to say that if you find the TRex parts expensive, then this hobby might not be for your or your budget. Something safer might be of better use for you. Sorry to bring this thread back into reality.

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09-14-2007 05:53 PM  10 years agoPost 7
SSN Pru

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If you think that crashing a trex450 is expensive then this hobby just isnt for you. On second thought, it depends on how severe the crash is and on what surface the 450 augers in on. grass augers are cheaper by far!

I own a bladeCP and because it is super cheap to fix I end up doing some really dumb things with it that I woudlnt risk with my bigger helis.

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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09-14-2007 05:56 PM  10 years agoPost 8
frebou

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Montreal / Canada

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I have a Maxir, made by LAHeli. It's similar to a Trex but not as performant (slower RPM mainly)

I've crashed mine couple of times while doing thing I'd otherwise have kept for the simulator. It cost very little money to repair those machine and they don't break a lot of things in most crash!

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09-14-2007 07:34 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Darren Lee

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Woodstock, GA

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Yea, i think running cost of a Blade CP is higher than a T-Rex. Not considering crashes, the Blade CP will need parts more often, ie tail motors don't last long...

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09-14-2007 08:24 PM  10 years agoPost 10
fenderstrat

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Aston,Pa

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well to answer your question...yes there is a GREAT heli inbetween a CX and a T-wrecks...a HBK2, AWESOME heli for the price...very durable,flies great,and parts are cheap....check out the threads on the "new and emerging elec" forum...just about everyone that has one so far loves it

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