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12-01-2007 12:08 AM  9 years agoPost 1
HeliMan08

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Well I was planning on to buy a Trex 450S pre build RTF out of the box from Helihobby.com But I took the Trex 600 Nitro Heli for a spin on Real Flight G3.5 And man is it better than the Trex 450S I like the 450 but the 600 is more smooth stable and esay to controll I been looking for a heli like this for a long time. I am just a noob should I buy the Trex 450S or 600

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12-01-2007 12:12 AM  9 years agoPost 2
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A sim is different than in real life. But yes nitros are typically stabler.

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12-01-2007 12:14 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Jeff polisena

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Go with the 600 you will grow out of 450 fast

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12-01-2007 12:16 AM  9 years agoPost 4
nappyroots2182

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getting either is up to your pocket book. if you can afford to get and upkeep the 600 it is easier to fly. either will do anything you can throw at it.

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12-01-2007 12:21 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Jeff polisena

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I don't want to push you in any direction I'm speaking from my own experience the 450 is cheaper to get started but the 600 you will have for a long time and it will give you longer flight times 450 5 to 7 min 600n 10 to 12 min put good equipment in it and you will never look back

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12-01-2007 12:24 AM  9 years agoPost 6
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Ask anything you need to before you buy I have had them all not bragging just trying to help someone not to waist money like I did
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12-01-2007 01:16 AM  9 years agoPost 7
fiveoboy01

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Go with the 600 you will grow out of 450 fast
That's BS. It might be less stable than the 600, but it's not something he's going to grow out of and get bored with in a few months. The 450 will do everything that the 600 will.

As said, your wallet will be the deciding factor. The 600 will cost more initially, and when you crash, parts will be more expensive.

Of course if you don't have lipos or a charger, then you're looking at close to the same initial investment for either. The 450 doesn't need a lot of room to fly in, the 600 will need a very large area. Both are dangerous, but the 600 will really do some damage if it hits someone.

To help you decide, price out the mainshaft, flybar, feathering shaft, a set of blades and paddles for each. You're almost guaranteed to bend or break these parts every time you meet terra firma. Of course other things break too... But these are the most common.

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12-01-2007 02:29 AM  9 years agoPost 8
BC Don

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The larger the Heli, the better you can see it. I find a 450 gets small pretty quick. Once it is small then the chance to have an "orientation moment" is increased dramatically. Then of course you are into rebuilding.

Heck, my 50 size seems small pretty quick.

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12-01-2007 04:29 AM  9 years agoPost 9
ShaneAllen

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Get both.
I started with the Blade CP. I got a trex 450se. Night and day difference. I got the 450 instead of a Raptor at the time because I could fly the little one more during the week when I could not get out to the field (park down the street from home.) Then I got a Raptor and my flying of the 450 improved and I had a blast flying the bigger more stable heli. Now I have a Trex 600N and still thrilled. If I did it all over again, I would go to the raptor or Trex 600N first, as I found the 450 was need more room than the park down the steet to really have fun and the larger raptor allowed me to have more reaction time and fly it higher, so I was able to lear faster with it.

Bottom line... get both at some point and pick one or the other to start with.

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12-01-2007 06:11 AM  9 years agoPost 10
Jonesy

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Just my $0.02 but that line about getting bored with the 450 is definelty BS. I have a few Raptor 50s, and have lost interest in the raptors for now. The Trex450 I can go out back to a park and fly around without pissing too many ppl off. I would not feel comfortable about flying a larger heli like a 50 or the trex 600 in public parks.

Honestly I would also like to say that flying the Trex450 has helped my 3D out huge, due to the repair cost factor. I always kept my Raptors way up in the sky inverted and doing 3d with the fear of crashing them due to the cost. First thing I did with the 450 is flip it over 10 feet off the ground. Blades are cheap and parts are cheap too. haven't crashed it yet but it flys good and handles fairly well in the wind.

It all comes down to what you want to do....
Do you have the location to fly a larger heli safely.
Just because your a Noob does not mean you shouldn't get a 600.

I have the 450SA model

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12-01-2007 06:58 AM  9 years agoPost 11
Sam2b

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Consider the cost-per-crash factor. If you can't afford $70+ for a set of blades every time you crash, then don't get a Trex600. If going with electric, also consider your battery could get mortally wounded in a crash.

Do the math adding up all the first-time equipment you'll need (batteries, chargers, balancers, blades, other hardware) for both size heli's. It adds up real quick for both, but less with a 450 size.

I started with a Blade CP Pro, and while it taught me the core fundamentals of heli flying, the Trex450 made those skills much more solid. The cost-per-crash of a 450 is about 50% cheaper.

Just remember: everything happens faster with a 450, even crashing! The simulator should be your best friend, and practice diligently, not like a video game.

_Sam B_
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