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09-16-2007 07:47 AM  10 years agoPost 1
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What is the best beginner heli that is a 6ch?

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09-16-2007 01:38 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Morris

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Go for a Trex 450, SE is fairly good

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09-16-2007 01:43 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Pistol Pete

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Swift 16 by century over trex anytime...but I'm biased.

Available flying area determines size of heli as well.

Electric or Glow?

Many flavors and colors out there....as you will shortly see here.

Consider a simulator...it will pay for itself as all needed is to "reset" to start over rather than ordering parts and waiting for them to arrive to crash again...and believe me...crashing is a big part of the learning curve.

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09-16-2007 02:09 PM  10 years agoPost 4
allns47

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Richmond IN.

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A good sim is a good idea but if you want to know about a descent 6 ch heli i would make a purchase for any trex model...I just bought one a few weeks back,,it was my first trex and wish i made the purchase sooner then wasting my money on junk..

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09-16-2007 02:44 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Morris

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Pistol Pete makes good sense, go to the local club to see what is popular, you need one that comes with lots of spare parts in your area, also lots of people flies in your area, then you get lots of technical support from local club and also lots of parts after crashes ... after all, Trex 450 is the choice.

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09-16-2007 03:32 PM  10 years agoPost 6
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We are talking electric. And what is the best radio setup to go with? Does the trex come with engine, servos? I am actually disapointed to find out that it comes pre-assembled. I was looking foward to building it myself.

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09-16-2007 03:56 PM  10 years agoPost 7
mjsb

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Laredo, TX

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TRex, no doubt

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09-16-2007 04:44 PM  10 years agoPost 8
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C, Canada

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the trex airframe comes partically assembled, but there no motor or electronics in it.

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09-16-2007 11:11 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Morris

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Matt, the SE should come with a motor and ESC

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09-18-2007 06:58 AM  10 years agoPost 10
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What engine should I get with the SE if I want to do 3D flying?

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09-18-2007 11:09 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Nate735

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New York

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I recommend the Thunder Tiger Mini Titan E325. The kit is wonderful and very nice to build. The stock motor and esc have plenty power for 3D with a good battery setup. You wont be disappointed.

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09-18-2007 11:27 PM  10 years agoPost 12
allns47

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Richmond IN.

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The se trex kit will come with a very usable esc,motor combo..Al you need is some descent servos and a couple lipo packs and your ready to fly..And of course a decent gyro..

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09-19-2007 12:36 AM  10 years agoPost 13
tlankford01

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Amarillo, TX 79110

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t-rex 450 se

already has motor and esc that is very capable.

servos: (3)hs-65 carbonite or jr ds285
gyro: futaba gy401 or logitech 2100
tail servo: jr 3400g or the logitech servo that comes with the gyro

this is the absolutely best and probably the most common setup in a 450
this is my opinion but I know lots of people who run this setup and have great success.

I recommend the hs 65 servos because the carbonite gears are very durable and less likely to strip when you dump the heli. As your skills improve the ds285 are very responsive servos and will make your cyclic lightening quick. The 285 gears are likely to strip ina crash though.

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09-19-2007 12:37 AM  10 years agoPost 14
denheli

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aurora,co

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I agree with nate735, the TT mini titan is a stable heli to learn on and easy to fly. Besides, EVERYONE has a TREX.

Always Learning LOGO 400 V-bar, TT R50 V2 Blue, RJX Xtreme 50, Vibe 50N, TZ Frenzy 50.

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09-19-2007 03:49 PM  10 years agoPost 15
Morris

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Denheli,

"Everyone has a TREX".

That is a good point to pick a heli. The more people flying TREX in your area, means more spare parts and more pilots to share their opinion and experience. These are very important.

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09-19-2007 04:25 PM  10 years agoPost 16
nrad2000

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I've only been doing this hobby for a few month now. I bought a Raven 50SE from Century. It was cheap and that was my main concern since I didn't know whether I was going to stay in the hobby or not. Well, I'm still in the hobby and have become a complete addiction. I now bought a Century Swift 16 for half the price of the Raven 50SE. I wanted an electric that I can fly without disturbing the neighbors in the evening.

Their both 6 channel helicopters and the overall cost for each is the SAME. Fuel costs $140 for 4 gallons (and people are complaining how expensive it is to fill their cars). Li-po battery can cost $200 - $300 but is rechargeable (i'm still not sure how long they lasts). Both need chargers to charge battery packs - Lipo battery needs special Lipo charger and Balancer. Both require same amount of ground suppport (tools and equipment for maintenance). But, the swift parts are dirt cheap.

Both helicopters, in my opinion, feels tight and responsive. I'm sure the nicer helicopters are nicer but I have nothing to compare it with.

I say, buy a helicopter that fits your budget - the bigger the helicopter the better it will fly.

that is my one cent.

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09-19-2007 10:38 PM  10 years agoPost 17
tlankford01

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Amarillo, TX 79110

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T-rex has more available parts and are fairly cheap to fly. A 450 you get a good 1200 in it and you are gonna have a machine that will grow with you all the way to complex 3-d. The parts are as cheap as you are gonna get for any helicopter and I would be almost positive someone near you at a local club or LHS will have parts available.

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01-10-2008 11:04 AM  9 years agoPost 18
Pink Panther

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Jersey, Channel Islands

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I've just bought a Century GL 450. I also have a Trex 450 SE. Out of the two I would recommend the Century any day. Cheaper, just as pretty and solid as a rock in flight and hover.

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01-13-2008 02:28 PM  9 years agoPost 19
Jack Perry

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Miami, FL

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The biggest heli you can afford. The bigger they are the easier it is to fly them. .50 sized heli nitro/electric would be ideal.

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01-13-2008 06:33 PM  9 years agoPost 20
fenderstrat

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Aston,Pa

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posts like this are almost useless on this site....the only thing you get is people praising what they bought and bashing eveything else......do some research for what you need....find out whats good and whats junk......parts availability is important but not a deal breaker as the LHS thing is almost a dead issue these days....there are so many great on line shops that have better prices and will have parts at your door in a few days,just buy spares.......everytime I walk into a LHS it always"dont have it, but we can order it"...so I end up ordering anyway........narrow it down to a few choices and research them and chose whats best for YOU

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