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11-28-2007 01:07 AM  10 years agoPost 1
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Hello all,

Some advice or thoughts if you wouldn't mind please-

I currently fly a Evo .50 and a mx400 pro and have a blade cp I don't fly anymore. I'm considering an electric to fly in "smaller" areas that will be easily transported, etc. I've decided on a mini titan but would like a comparision from you regarding the mx400 I have. I'd really like to have something more stable. Will the MT feel that way or are my expectations off-base.

Also, I'm concerned about the cost of batteries (my lack of awareness)....can you help me with a realistic understanding of battery costs for the MT and charging options? I have two lipo charges for the mx400 now- one balances the other is my eflite charger from the blade when I switched to lipos. Could I use them?

I'm a new flyer capable of all-orientation hovering, ff & fff, circuits, stall turns. I'm looking to move into the basics of 3D as I learn but not now- at least not until I have the basics down cold. Given this I plan to fly it stock using my 7chp.

Thanks a lot for your time and advice.

Christian.

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11-28-2007 04:15 AM  10 years agoPost 2
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I have not flown a MX400, but seeing as it is similar to the Trex 450 I would assume that it is just as "twitchy" The Mini Titan will feel more like a .30 size then a 450 size. It can be setup to be very fast, but will still fly like it is on rails.
As for the batteries, you need at least 20C 2070mah to 2200mah batteries with the stock motor (it is an amp hog) The stock motor has plenty of power for learning 3D. I run TP Extreme packs in mine and they fly great but cost around $80. I would not use the E-flight charger with the more expensive batteries and always make sure you use a balancer when charging.
It flies great stock except I would get the upper and lower mixing arms to make sure to eliminate the tracking problem and at least get a set of Align Pro woods (flies better with carbon fiber blades) because the stock blades are terrible. The 7CHp will work fine, thats what I use.

Who raised the ground since I took off?

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11-28-2007 11:34 AM  10 years agoPost 3
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Thanks a lot beidle99 for the reply and information. It's definite help. I'm looking forward to building one.

Thanks again.

Christian

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11-28-2007 03:55 PM  10 years agoPost 4
redvtr1000

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right on

I think beidles answer is on par. I love my mini titan and it is very stable. I can take my hands off the sticks in a stable hover for a couple seconds provided that it isn't too windy outside. It goes where I tell it to (including the ground) and seems to be a great bird to me.

I use the align blades, stock motor and esc, and thunder power 2200mah extreme packs. I also run the 2500mah evo lites from flite power. Both are great for me. Stock woodie blades are pretty inefficient. I haven't had the tracking issues too bad, though I have seen it be okay in normal mode and slightly out in idle up. I don't adjust my tracking at headspeeds for idle up so that may be my fault.

I don't have any of the metal installed so you should be good right from the start. I did buy the kasama head, just haven't bothered to install it.

A great helicopter IMO, loads of fun and way too easy to get in a few flights on a daily schedule

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11-28-2007 11:04 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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Thanks a lot redvtr1000 for the reply too. Glad to hear you second beidle99's opinion. Looking forward to getting my MT. Winter project along with others.

Thanks.

Christian.

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11-29-2007 04:55 AM  10 years agoPost 6
beidle99

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Forgot to tell you about the hands off, I helped a buddy sort out the tracking issues with the appropriate up grades on his MT (i did all the research and trial and error so he didn't have to) He has a new respect for the 450 size and he has flown/owned just about everything on the market that is worth buying. Probably one of the best pilots that is not sponsored and he really enjoys flying his MT now. He was inverted hovering 2 feet from the ground hands off.

Who raised the ground since I took off?

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11-29-2007 09:49 PM  10 years agoPost 7
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Hi again beidle99. Thanks for the update. Awesome! Just another confirmation on the MT.

Thanks again.

Christian

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11-29-2007 11:07 PM  10 years agoPost 8
FlaG8r

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Just to piggy back on what everyone else has said, and a couple of my own opions...

I've had the mini for about 4 months, it's awesome to say the least. I also had the MX 400 Pro and got tired of the constant adjusting involved to get the thing to fly correctly.
The mini titan is very very solid in hover. I wouldn't reccomend running out and getting the alum. mixing arms right away. I have never had any tracking issues that a twist on the linkages didn't fix.
The stock woodies are a bit ineffiecient, the Radix CF are great, but pricey. I have tried the Align woodies, and they are ok.

The issue with any blades other than stock is that you have to use the blade spacers, which is sometimes a pain in the rear and requires additional linkage adjustment for tracking.

As far as Lipos are concerened, I would stick with Flight Power. They offer 50% off your next LiPo if you damage one during a crash or if it puffs. The 2500 Mah Evo lite is pretty good as well.

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11-29-2007 11:37 PM  10 years agoPost 9
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Hi Flag8r77,

Thank you too for the reply. Especially given your experience with the MX400, which seems to echo mine: constant tinkering. I'm actually doing work on it right now.

Thanks for the advice on the battery choice too. I checked out Flight Power's website and the battery you recommended. Frankly, I'm really not up on the "S" designation, etc. although I've been searching to figure it out. Are you using the 4S or 3S version?

Thanks.

Christian

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11-29-2007 11:43 PM  10 years agoPost 10
FlaG8r

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The S designation is the number of cells, so I'm using 3S. Yeah, I posted something on RCuniverse about how awful the MX 400 was in comparision and everyone jumped on me. It was a constant, constant issue. I think you'll see how easy the setup and flight characteristics of the Mini is compared to the MX 400. Luckily, I was able to sell it to someone with the thousand extra parts I had.

The first big difference you'll see is that there are really only 2 different sizes of screws! Also, the servos don't take an hour to install. The list goes on. Feel free to drop me an email with any questions.

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11-30-2007 12:36 AM  10 years agoPost 11
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Maine

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Thanks again Flagr77. I'm going to keep your email and the offer for questions if you don't mind. I'll probably have a few when I begin the build. A good friend of mine want to learn to fly heli's so I think I'm going to give him my MX400 and associated trays of parts for his learning curve.

I've been reading the thread on this page regarding the MT and people are definitely happy. I Googled a few reviews too, which are also very favorable. As you noted some people had tracking issues but it seems rather random.

I'm really looking forward to it. Do you have a particular source for parts? I'm going to get the kit from Heliproz as they have been really helpful with my Evo, etc. I checked their parts list and they (parts) seem really reasonable in terms of cost. I do like the MX400 as Tower had anything I ever needed and always in stock.

Take care.

Christian.

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11-30-2007 09:13 AM  10 years agoPost 12
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Nelson New Zealand

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I see that beidle 99 described the stock moter as " an amp hog " I find that with mild 3d that I'm only getting about 8 min flight time with the stock motor ,2200mah battery , align carbon blades. and 13 t pinion. Friends with a Trex 450 seem to safely get 12 min. Is this other peoples experience that it is an amp hog ???? Would it be better to run an 11 or 10 tooth pinion to let the motor spin more lightly? Or would a different motor be more efficient??

T Rex 700 T Rex 600 Mini Titan
Kiwi's can fly

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