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07-08-2008 12:38 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Mavrik1

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What is the smallest electric size (to preserve quickness) that will handle crack 3D in 20mph winds. I don't have a LHS so nitro is out of the question. Crack 3D is my learning goal.

I tried a 550 on G3.5, do they really move that slow?

I have a 450, but in 15+ mph winds, it blows it all over the place doing flips, etc. I have flown it in 25 mph winds, but it's not that fun.

I'm just tired of hoping for low winds so I can fly.

The bottom line is having fun.

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07-08-2008 12:42 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Thomas Moore

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get a T-rex 500, and put Futaba S9257's all the way around... swash and all, a good gyro like the 611 and some good carbon blades, you'll have a 3D monster that can be docile too...

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07-08-2008 12:52 AM  9 years agoPost 3
michael88997

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either a trex 500 or a hurricane 550... not sure what you flew on g3.5 but my hurricane moves fast with the z30 motor

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07-08-2008 12:55 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Thomas Moore

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if your gonna go with the 550, then get the blinged out one.... mine with the plastic head didn't last very long the way I flew.... you'd also probably be happy with the hurricane 500 or 425 I think.... forget the name, but with 9257's its faster than a 500 anyday, and less parts wear.

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07-08-2008 12:57 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Mavrik1

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200mm in total blade length will make this much difference?

I assume blade length is what makes heli's more stable because of the gyro effect.

I flew the Dolphin 3D in G3.5

The bottom line is having fun.

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07-08-2008 12:59 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Thomas Moore

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yes... the difference between a T-rex 450 and t-rex 500 in a huge difference in stability and maneuverability, with the right setup a 500 will take you anywhere.... I prefer the T-rex 500 but its up to you.

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07-08-2008 01:04 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Mavrik1

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And you guys are flying in 20+ mph winds?

The bottom line is having fun.

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07-08-2008 01:10 AM  9 years agoPost 8
MMike

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The 500 has twice the weight and rotating blade area of the 450.

It will handle the wind better.

Look at my homepage, I'm flying on Lake Michigan!

I also have the 600N. It's true, the 500 flies more like the 600N than the 450.

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07-08-2008 01:36 AM  9 years agoPost 9
Thomas Moore

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I've never flown a 500 in gusts more than 25+ but it handles those just like a 50 size machine... barely bothers it. trust us when we say that you will grow tremendously with a 500, granted its set up properly.

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07-08-2008 01:43 AM  9 years agoPost 10
Mavrik1

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Look at my homepage, I'm flying on Lake Michigan!
Not knowing what winds there are on Lake Michigan, does this mean yes to 20+ MPH winds?

Are you crack 3D guys? I don't want to just hover at 20+ mph, I can do that now with the 450.

The bottom line is having fun.

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07-08-2008 01:51 AM  9 years agoPost 11
MMike

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No 3D here.

I choose to not fly in 20MPH.

As I mentioned, Wind is a constant here by the Lake.

The 500 handles it better than the 450.

Beyond that, I wouldn't want to speak beyond what I know.

Can you do 3D with a 500 in 20MPH wind?

I never have.

Maybe someone has that will post yet.

Good luck man.

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07-08-2008 01:55 AM  9 years agoPost 12
Thomas Moore

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I crack 3D'd my friends heli but it was in no wind... trust me, the 9257's are fast enough...
I'm sure you could in a 20+ mph wind, but where the heck do you live that its that consistently windy Maverick?

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07-08-2008 02:45 AM  9 years agoPost 13
Mavrik1

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I live in the desert, away from town. 15-20 mph winds are common, it does drop below this, usually in small windows of opportunity, but higher winds reduces usable flight time.
Can you do 3D with a 500 in 20MPH wind?
MMike, reference my first post.

The important aspect of my quest is being able to do crack 3D in 20+ mph winds.

The bottom line is having fun.

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07-08-2008 03:33 AM  9 years agoPost 14
Thomas Moore

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ok here is my final example

go to runryder tv and watch the 500 competition videos from the 2008 vegas competition.... that'll answer your question.... and that was in 20-30 mph winds.....

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07-08-2008 03:48 AM  9 years agoPost 15
Mavrik1

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For some reason, my computer will only play a small portion of videos then freezes.

The bottom line is having fun.

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07-08-2008 03:59 AM  9 years agoPost 16
MAXHSHV

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my trex 500 will do anything my 12s 600 will do . only in a smaller space and for less money and yes it handles wind great.i regularly fly in 20mph wind and the only kind of flying i do is hard 3D.

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07-08-2008 04:17 AM  9 years agoPost 17
crofty

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Mavrik1,

Getting ready for the monsoon? You may need a water and lightning proof one too!

I have nerves of steel but thumbs of jelly!

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07-08-2008 04:36 AM  9 years agoPost 18
eyeflyhelis

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and the only kind of flying i do is hard 3D.
i wish i could do hard 3d.

only you have the power to make no difference!

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07-08-2008 06:13 AM  9 years agoPost 19
Mavrik1

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I think I will skip flying in the rain and lighting, even though I have considered flying in the rain.

Is the 500L motor that comes in the Trex 500 kit adequate for hard 3D and high winds?

The bottom line is having fun.

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07-08-2008 06:16 AM  9 years agoPost 20
Sean Williams

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I say Logo 500 3D.

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