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07-09-2008 05:52 AM  9 years agoPost 1
HOFFMANs

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Waterloo, Iowa

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Hello everyone

I am new to the hobby. I just purchased a TRex600 CF electric from Rons HeliProz South. Great guy to deal with. I live close to Austin, TX in a small town (Smithville). I am looking for someone in the area to talk to and help with the building and setup of this bird. All this stuff is new to me. I have been wanting to get into this hobby for quite some time and I finally took the plunge. Any thoughts, tips, pointers, and help is much appreciated. I will try to soak everything like a sponge.

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07-09-2008 10:28 AM  9 years agoPost 2
f penfold

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follow the in structions they are pretty good then when you have got all that done and are ready for your radioinstall ask us on here again you will end up with more ways to set this type of bird up than you can shake a stick at is this your first heli

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07-09-2008 11:53 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Aaron1100us

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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I don't mean to sound rude or anything but if you are just starting out, a Trex 600 is quite the heli to start with. Crashing is going to happen and will be pretty expensive with a heli like that. Its just part of the learning process. But I'm sure you already know that and are probably prepared $$ wise. At least with a heli that size, it will be more stable than a smaller "trainer" heli.

Read RADD's school of rotary flight and put some training gear on it. Take baby steps. Finding local help would be great. Places like this are also great places to learn.

The manual should be good for setting it up and building. You'll need some tools like a pitch gauge for setting up the blades. Get a good simulator like Phoenix RC Sim.

Just remember to take it slow, read as much as you can and practice on the sim. You'll soon find out this hobby is very addictive. Enjoy and post some pics when you get it together.

I'm sure there will be others with more wiser thoughts and suggestions. I've been flying since the beginning of the year but I'm still very much a newbie myself.

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07-09-2008 12:03 PM  9 years agoPost 4
HOFFMANs

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Waterloo, Iowa

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Thanks. yes this is my first heli.

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07-09-2008 12:56 PM  9 years agoPost 5
JRjoe

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Jonesville , IN USA #1

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It's not a bad heli to learn on. The only bad thing is the short flight time. So in order to learn i hope you have a few batteries.

Side Note: 50 size nitro...longer flight times, more flights through the day, no need to wait for a charge are all plus' in my book.

It's wasn't all that long ago that nitro was the only way to get started.

It's all about stick time....Have fun...


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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07-09-2008 01:13 PM  9 years agoPost 6
mickeyapples

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England

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Welcome to the addiction. My advice is get your self a good flight sim like Phoenix Rc http://www.phoenix-sim.com is about the best out there. get good on this and you will save a tonne of money on crashes.

Live life on the edge. Stand next to me when I am flying

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07-09-2008 06:31 PM  9 years agoPost 7
u77171

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I don't mean to sound rude or anything but if you are just starting out, a Trex 600 is quite the heli to start with
I couldn't disagree more. With a sim and training skids you will do just fine. A 50 sized heli fly’s so much better and stable than a smaller (some call beginner) heli.

When I got mine I made an "X" out of 3/4" PVC (tee in the middle) and zip tied it to a hula hoop. Then I zip tied the whole thing to my skids. I never crashed it. I even put foam pipe insulation on the hula hoop to absorb hard landings.

When I get home I’ll post a picture of it if you want.

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07-09-2008 06:38 PM  9 years agoPost 8
u77171

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Here you go.

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07-09-2008 11:41 PM  9 years agoPost 9
ZAC ATTACK

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Hamilton Ontario, CANADA

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Very good idea,I used a Hoola_Hoop when I started aswell but will the electric 50 T-Rex be able to lift that training gear?(kind of heavy)

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07-09-2008 11:48 PM  9 years agoPost 10
MMike

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This MIGHT have been covered but:

That heli can be set up with headspeed and controls to be a rocket or:

Lower headspeed, expo on controls, beginner friendly,

Make sure it's set up for YOU.

Congrats on your wise purchase and hobby selection.

This is fun stuff!

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07-10-2008 01:27 AM  9 years agoPost 11
bigdog714

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Rochester, MN U.S.A.

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You will love it.

I hover at 1900rpm its a nice stable head speed, it will take your breath away the first time you spool it up.

Finless Bob has a nice set of biuld videos for the 600E on HeliFreak.

Any questions, just ask.

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07-10-2008 03:13 AM  9 years agoPost 12
tarzan_eb

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Central Illinois USA

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Welcome

Have you had any simulator time at all? Have you flown anything ie planes. I would say find somebody to help you !!!! It will make this alot easier Ask the guy at the hobby shop were the nearest flyin field is and go. Join the AMA and find somebody that flys helis to help you. We are a great bunch of guys and girls in the hobby someone will be more than willing to help you get set up (BE CAREFULL THIS IS DANGEROUS)

Fly it ! Crash it ! Rebuild it ! Repeat as needed !! Everett

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07-10-2008 03:31 AM  9 years agoPost 13
HOFFMANs

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Waterloo, Iowa

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Thanks to everyone for all the great input. I think I picked a good hobby with lots of nice people. I am looking for some good training gear. I dont know how powerful these electrics are. I am gonna go do a search on training gear. When this is mastered I am off to get the TRex 700.

Thanks a million,
Shane

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07-10-2008 02:18 PM  9 years agoPost 14
u77171

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The Trex 600(N/E) will have no problem lifting the hula hoop. It's not as heavy as it looks. The extra weight also helps keep the heli stable, just what you want when starting out. Give it a try.

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07-12-2008 02:07 AM  9 years agoPost 15
Damper

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Point Blank TX USA

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There is a gentleman from Austin here in the forum
can not think of his user name and I am not sure how
far Austin is from Smithville. Use to live in Austin and
drove though Smithville to visit my Mom In Bryan College Station.
If i come across the name I give to you and you maybe PM him
Happy Flying

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07-12-2008 02:16 AM  9 years agoPost 16
MMike

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Holland,Mi-USA

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Is his name Chris?

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07-16-2008 05:36 PM  9 years agoPost 17
Pistol Pete

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Seffner, FL

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I dont know how powerful these electrics are.
more powerfull and responsive than an equivalent internal combustion....so a power to reckon with and above all adhere to all safety guidelines.

take your time...continue reading here...set up for mild flying and you will reap the benefits of this hobby.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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07-16-2008 06:09 PM  9 years agoPost 18
nmrs

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Austin, TX

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There is a gentleman from Austin here in the forum
can not think of his user name and I am not sure how
far Austin is from Smithville
There are quite a few austinites here:

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t263280p40/

And there is a funfly coming up in October:

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t445567p1/

450 se v2

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07-16-2008 09:32 PM  9 years agoPost 19
JetFire

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The Golden STATE

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Yes.. setup as per instructions. You might also want to consider checking out Finless Bob videos online. It benefits the newbie allot. The Rex600 is an Awesome bird. Mind you.. make certain you ask lots of questions and or do your homework because this particular heli is a BEAST if you don't no how to tame it. In addition, sure it will cost more in repair costs but you will also get all the added benefits that small helis cant provide. I would of personally gotten the Nitro.. but that's besides the point. I cant really dog the E because I know a buddy of mine that has one and its a sweet bird. Enjoy!

Good Luck


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07-18-2008 07:33 PM  9 years agoPost 20
Pyrock

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SF Bay Area

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Dont forget about SAFETY! Make sure there is no one around that can get in the way if you loose control. You've already got this covered but it would be very helpful to have an experienced pilot around for your maiden. It is easy to underestimate the power of a 50-sized electric heli...instant power is on tap. You will be swinging 600mm blades which is capable of taking off limbs so be very aware of the energy in those blades. That said....have fun and get ready for the addiction. It's just around the corner!!

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