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07-09-2008 05:55 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 06:30 AM  9 years agoPost 2
smoothb10

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Just remember you will crash but dont let that discurage you keep at. A correctly set up bird is 90% of a succesful flight meaning if its set up poorly it will fly like crap no matter who flys it. Just remeber this is the hardest of all rc hobbies and it looks easy watching on video but its not. once the switch clicks in your head and your flying you will be amazed and what a fun time you will have. and welcome to the hobby!

us army 1995-2007 Iraq 1st tour 2003-2004 2nd tour 2005-2006

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07-09-2008 09:47 AM  9 years agoPost 3
HOFFMANs

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Thanks. I know its gonna be a tough road. I cant wait till everything clicks. Thanks for the support.

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07-09-2008 10:10 AM  9 years agoPost 4
jimboflies

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Welcome HOFFMANS , I would suggest that you get you a flight simulator , it will save you alot of money and it is well worth the investment.. Realflight G3.5 is the best simulator in my opinion.
Do a google search for it and check it out..

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07-09-2008 10:47 AM  9 years agoPost 5
HOFFMANs

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I got Real Flight 3.5.

Thanks

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07-09-2008 11:15 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Bobglennspy4u

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Port Orange FL.

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Some Help

Go see that guy at HF has video on build...

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07-10-2008 02:09 AM  9 years agoPost 7
smoothb10

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yes the vids in finless bobs tech room at helifeak will help you build correctly. I know he helped me alot.

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07-10-2008 02:27 AM  9 years agoPost 8
vsnyder8

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Ft Wayne, IN

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I don't mean to stick my foot in my mouth but I have to say something here.

If you truly are new to this hobby, unless you have $$$ to burn I would really suggest getting a smaller cheaper heli to initially start learning controls with. I have seen newbies with larger heli's, true they are much easier to fly, but a newbie can make anything look hard to fly. Please, no offense meant. If repair costs are around $100 for minor crashes it can get discouraging. with a 450 size heli your repair costs are more like around $30-40 average.

I really wouldn't suggest going to a coaxial heli, you don't learn much control with them but I hate to see anyone get frustrated before they really get started.

I will climb down from my stump and stop preaching now. I hope my opinion will be excepted without malice.

With that said, welcome to the addiction, I wish you the best of luck, it is a wonderful hobby, no matter what learning stage you are in.

Van

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07-10-2008 03:12 AM  9 years agoPost 9
jakeg1999

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Good point on the smaller bird, however my feelings are that if you get your heli setup right, understand how it all works together, spend enough time on the simulator, and maybe but not necessary have someone do a trim flight first on your heli, then you will be more than successful with the larger heli. The major crash cost difference between the larger and smaller helis is blades, which you are almost always guaranteed to destroy. Packs are another big one, however they seem to handle crashes ok for the most part. You will also progress faster with the larger heli as it's much more stable and forgiving....just get it setup right and get comfortable on that sim....and you will be happy.....and crashes are inevitable.....Good luck and welcome....this is a wonderful site full of just about everything you could imagine on helis, and don't be afraid to ask questions, most of the time they get answered very quickly....the search feature is awesome....Ok, I'm done....

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07-10-2008 03:36 AM  9 years agoPost 10
HOFFMANs

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Waterloo, Iowa

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Thanks for all the great input. Van dont worry about what you said. None taken. I know that everyone is here to help.

Thanks
Shane

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07-10-2008 03:57 AM  9 years agoPost 11
MAXHSHV

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like the guys said your goeing to crash so anything you can do to lessen crash cost's is good, such as stick with wood blades 20.00 instead of 80.00 a set of training gear is good also.

I taught myself to fly without the help of rr. or a simulator and it can be discourageing to say the least, but you have several things going for you, the simulator is huge,a decent heli is a very good thing and it has cheap part's another good thing.lower headspeeds will lessen crash damage as well.lay in a good supply of parts if it's your only heli.

As far as the heli goes the trex 600 is a good heli for newbies as well as experenxed pilots,belt tail is a big plus, eletric is a huge plus, and big does mean stable and easier to fly,i would recomend some heavier paddles and install the grey dampers and it should be very stable.

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07-10-2008 04:18 AM  9 years agoPost 12
smoothb10

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Dixon MO

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and just to help build some confedence I to taught myself how to fly without simulator or oudside help other that RR and the other two sites.so I can be done. just must not give up ive seen so many people try this hobby a quit before they learned it. I learned to fly on the piccolo pro parts were cheap.

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07-10-2008 04:47 AM  9 years agoPost 13
MAXHSHV

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I made the mistake of starting on a tourque tube century nitro's.

Beleive me a teil belt 600e of any kind is alot easeir to repair and maintain then a hawkpro nitro.spent 75% of time repairing and maintaining that dinasour.eletric is the way to go, for reason's to numerous to get into.needless to say my nitro's don't get much flight time now that i found electrics.

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