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T-REX 450 › question on Trex 450 V2 tail gyro and servo
07-12-2008 11:29 PM  9 years agoPost 1
rhampton

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i need to know if a g110 gyro will work better on a Trex 450 than it does on a Blade 400. I have a trex 450 V2 but do not have a gyro and tail servo yet..Cant really afford a really good gyro like a 401 at the moment..
so if i got that G110,,same one that goes on a blade 400, will it work just as good as like a 240 or a 401?. All i'm doing is basic hovering and a little pattern Flying. I want to be able to give it throttle abruptly up and down without the tail spinning or swerving. So if anyone has experience with this, i would like to hear some feedback before i go out and buy this Gyro..Also if anyone has a Gyro 240 with the tail servo for a trex 450 V2, please let me know. That's all i'm missing at the moment to make my Heli complete. I also need a Lipo 3s...anywhere from 1800mah to 2200mah...

but i really need that question answered on the Gyro....

Thanks

Reggie

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07-13-2008 12:53 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Magic Hook

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It is not as good as a 401, not sure about a 240 as I have never had one.

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07-13-2008 04:42 AM  9 years agoPost 3
baby uh1

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The 240 is a good gyro it just doesn't have a digital setting. I've talked to guys on a Walkera forum that have tried the G110 and they say that it is OK but don't overlook how important that the servo is.
I've tried a cheap gyro (Walkera) with a good digital servo ( Futaba 9257 ) and it made a tremendous difference in that gyro's performance.
I'm running the gyro from xmseller that is like the Telebee and it works great with the 9257 and is only around $40. I also run one of these on my Walkera 36 with a Futaba 3114 and it works well too.

PS A lot of guys swear by the Telebee also.

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07-13-2008 09:14 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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For your style of flying, a Telebee, even a small 6g Telebee, would do fine. It'll drift a little; it's temperature sensitive; it may blow out if you try something silly like a piro'iong stall turn or something.

But for regular scale-type flight, and even dome FF piros thrown in, it'll do fine.

I'm using a T'bee 6g in my TREX SA now. Use a decent servo with good torque. At least an HS81. I use that one, too.

A soul in tension is learning to fly

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07-13-2008 10:46 AM  9 years agoPost 5
DJDAZ

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I have a 240 on my T-rex, works fine but nowhere near as good as a 401 and not much cheaper unfort. You also have to set your end points on the TX instead of your travel pot on the 401 gyro.

My opinion - Save up a bit longer and get the 401/9257 combo, it will be worth it on the V2.

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07-13-2008 12:37 PM  9 years agoPost 6
rhampton

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Thanks for the info guys...i will try hard to find a 401 combo or a 240...
let me ask you,,since funds are low,,if i just get the basic 450SA Kit NEW,,,is that particular Kit gonna Fly with much less quality than a 450SE V2? i mean it is a new Kit and has motor, esc, blades and 90% assembled,,so is it a waste of time with a 450SA,,i see them all the time for $199,,,some stores i see a clearance for $169 with Free shipping.
I cant afford the V2 so i need more feedback please,,,,i'm assuming for basic Flying there's not a night and day difference,,,,,i'm about to purchase 1 in a day or too, so all the advice is would greatly appreciated.

i was gonna purchase this Kit..Motor and esc added is only another $79.
so all together it would be $179...even tho it's not a trex 450, they claim it's interchangeable....is this a good deal better than a 450sa?
http://www.xheli.com/exi-450-arf-rc-helicopter.html

Reggie

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07-13-2008 01:00 PM  9 years agoPost 7
shizack

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If it's the same price, why not get the real deal? I was at the same point you are a little over a month ago - EXI or 'Rex SA? I went for the SA.

It really came down to:
"Claimed interoperability" vs "Guaranteed interoperability and a genuine TREX".

The plastic head flies very well, but it's flimsy as heck. Get a CopterX or RC-TEK head later on when you crunch it. By then the funds will probably have recovered.

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07-13-2008 01:10 PM  9 years agoPost 8
rhampton

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ok,,,i hear ya,,,,,yeah my local hobby shop has one for $199...i was hoping to get a used one hear on RR for like $150...i see plenty of people selling un-used Trex 450sa's....

well if you know of anyone selling a Kit for under $200 either new or almost new with motor and esc let me know....

what if you see a older Kit older than a SA,,,should i stay away from those Kits? I saw a guy was selling a 450 for $100,,but the frame was really old lookn,,,,and u talk about plastic parts.........So i guess that 450sa is a decent Flying Heli for the price huh?

Reggie

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07-13-2008 04:47 PM  9 years agoPost 9
cassat

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Just sold my new SA for $200 with motor and servos all new .
Thought you were stickin to the E raptor there?
If you get the SA, add metal flybar cage and mixing arms and metal tail as you get going.

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07-13-2008 05:06 PM  9 years agoPost 10
rhampton

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ohhh yeah,,,,no way i'm selling my E550...That's my pride & Joy right now...With those 550mm CFiber blades,,,,this Heli is a joy and a pleasure to Fly,,,,even if it's just hovering around......It's funny,,,u see a lot of Trex 600's on RR, Rcunivers, RC groups,,,but Rarely u see Raptor E550....i think because it's a rewarding Heli that u just have to have....but at the same time i want something small to fool around with on my lunch break, etc,,and i think a trex would be perfect,,however i dont need the latest version,, all blinged out,,just want a Heli DAMIT!!,,,ha ha...lol.
I think i saw a good deal but it has e-Flite electronics all around.
It's a Trex 450SA never flown with E-Flite Servos, G110 Gyro, motor, and Esc all for $225...Is this a good deal? Also extra blades and Canopy..i am gonna change the servos of course but other than that, is this a good deal? I'm hoping i can use that G110 gyro,,,maybe like the guy above said,,maybe i should just put a different servo and then the G110 will work a lot better...Maybe i'll just put a HS65 on the tail and see if that makes it more stable. He has a little E-Flite Servo as the tail servo....What u think.

Reggie

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07-13-2008 07:18 PM  9 years agoPost 11
baby uh1

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From everything that I have seen and heard the eflight servos are junk. Like I said before the G110 works with a decent servo so it will get you by until you outgrow it. I fly a Commet and that is a Trex clone. It has a plastic head and it works great even surviving a bad crash when I lost the heli in the dark.
Personally I wouldn't be afraid of the clones as they have pretty much the same quality of Align or better in some cases. But in the end it is up to you.

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07-14-2008 12:26 AM  9 years agoPost 12
rhampton

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ok i think i got some good feedback here..i decided to go with a good deal i found on a Trex 450SA it's new but from a individual. Never Flown.
Has all the E-Flite servos and G110 Gyro with a E-Flite Tail servo.
I plane on changing the Tail servo. my question is,,,i know anything is better than that E-Flite little tail servo. Photo below.
i want to use a Hi-tech Servo like a HS-65 or anything like that..only $30 bucks...So will that be better than this E-Flite servo?
Also i have a extra servo for my E550 Raptor but it's a full size Servo,,i have a DS821 and a HS425bb..These are full size servos...so will they actually fit on a little trex 450 or do i need to use the mini servos like the Hs-series from HiTech...i tend to believe that the G110 would be a good Gyro for now as suggested but i know that E-Flite Tail servo is probably gonna give me tail problems.

Reggie

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07-14-2008 12:33 AM  9 years agoPost 13
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The best tail servo for the 450 is the 9257. Full size is too big. You are just trying to get by on the cheap stuff when you are ultimately going to have to buy the better stuff. You buy cheap, you buy twice. You will have better confidence with a better tail servo/gyro/cyclic servos.

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07-14-2008 01:35 AM  9 years agoPost 14
DJDAZ

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HS65 is a good cyclic servo, but not recommended on the tail.

9257 or 9650

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07-14-2008 02:55 AM  9 years agoPost 15
cassat

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Use the Hitec HS 50 tail servo if your on a budget. The transit
speed is much better.

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07-14-2008 02:57 AM  9 years agoPost 16
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Or go for the ds290g its faster than the 9257 on 6v, but has 16oz of torque.

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07-14-2008 03:05 AM  9 years agoPost 17
rhampton

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Hitec-HS-50-Sup...p3286.m14.l1318

i see the HS-50 but i havent found the DS290...
is that the right name for it?
Thanks for all the support. I know the 9 series is the best servo and i may end up gettn one but for now i need to get 4 servos..i'm replacing all the servos in this Bird so that's why i'm on a budget for the tail servo. i probably will use HS-65 for all 3 and maybe that HS-50 for the tail unless i can get a 9257 used relatively cheep.

Reggie

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07-14-2008 04:48 AM  9 years agoPost 18
baby uh1

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The HS81 is a good choice also or the digital version that is out now. They are mini servos like the 9257 and are fast but are cheaper. The 9257 is $50+ dollars but is the best.

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07-16-2008 11:10 PM  9 years agoPost 19
rhampton

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I got my trex 450sa in the mail and it already had the ELFRD-S75H servos installed. i See that according to the Manual, these servos are recommended for just basic Sport Flying...hmmm, i didnt know that. These are the same servos that's in the Blade 400. I also notice that as far as Size is concerned,,,The Trex 450sa is not that much bigger than a Blade 400,,,,,so once i get everything all together i'll see how these little Micro servos work in this 450....I'm still gonna invest in the Hs-65 like everyone suggested but i want to see first how these S-75's work since the manual does show these as a recommended servo to my surprise..I wonder why they use this servo as a recommended Servo,,Anyone have any feedback on this?

Reggie

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07-17-2008 02:22 AM  9 years agoPost 20
baby uh1

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I'd say it's just because they are the correct size.

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