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03-22-2009 07:40 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Amess

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Ive done some research n read up on things here n there. Unfortuinatly i dont realy retain info from reading. Im kinda back n forth on helis. Ive currently flown a blade cp+ and well im sure we all have our inputs on that. Im currently looking at the hbk2 and blade 400. I know there is a size difference an all that but im not realy looking to get into 3d. I like it its cool ive seen it in person with trex 600n. i more or less like crusing around. I currently have a spectrum dx6i i like the blade 400 for size but also like the hbk2 for size. i guess im just wondering if either one of these would be abad deicion for learning n just messing around with.

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03-22-2009 08:10 PM  8 years agoPost 2
dave75d

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first, run like hell now while you can. once you get sucked into heli's, you will never escape. the blade 400 is a decent bird as is the HBK2. since you already have a transmitter, you should be able to get a deal on a used 450 class bird, or the blade PNP version.
remember, the bigger the bird, the more stable it is. buy the biggest you can afford to crash, and something you have local parts support for. either is good to start with, but look around for deals if you have the time.

ten grand in helis and all i can do is hover

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03-22-2009 09:44 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Amess

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true

n yea i know dave im already suxt in. I Have real flight 3.5 so i guess ill keep messing with this till i truely decide. I like the hbk2 for the fact that its smaller n easier to take apart. I used to have a rotofly n did better with that then the blacd cp. N it way smaller then that thing. So i guess size flying outside doesnt realy bother me. My blade cx2 i used to mess around in the back yard in about 7 mph winds n didnt reay do that bad at all.

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03-22-2009 10:00 PM  8 years agoPost 4
RCHSF

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Cant go wrong with a Trex 450, plenty of parts, avail, new and used, folks sell spairs all the time.

It's an easy heli to work on, and so many people have it, with so many diffrant configurations of electronics, theirs no way you will get told I cant help you with the perticular setup, because someone will have exactly whta you have, and can help with most any issue.

Super smooth flyer, and pretty tough.

I really like mine, sice I have a small place to fly it, I would not take nothing for it, or trade for anything else.

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03-22-2009 11:05 PM  8 years agoPost 5
dave75d

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heres another thought, (and i cant believe im recommending this) also look into the century swift as a beginner. i cussed and pissed around for the build, but once it was built, that thing hangs in the air like nobody's business. parts are super cheap, although not readily available in local hobby shops. its an inexpensive kit and blades are cheap too. just a thought.

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03-22-2009 11:42 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Amess

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Trex?

There kinda expensive arent they ive seen the p;astic version for like 200 and the carbon for like 430 just airframe both ways.

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03-22-2009 11:46 PM  8 years agoPost 7
dave75d

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yes, but the beauty of Align is parts support. everybodys got parts, either online or in store. and really, their airframes are not overpriced either. its all about what you wanna fly. the swift i told you about is century brand, and its a 30 size electric. the kit sells for $189, but you gotta buy motor, esc, servos, gyro, etc.

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03-23-2009 12:56 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Amess

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align

Same with trex right if u buy them new there airframe motor n esc i belive correct? I do have a gaui 200 gyro i belive 3 hitec 55 servos n i think a tail servo. I have a crashd belted cp frame is bent tail boom bent n i belive center shaft n blades are whipped. I probally could fix that nopw that i think about it.

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03-23-2009 02:28 AM  8 years agoPost 9
dave75d

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align is the manufacturer. T-rex is their line.

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03-23-2009 02:29 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Amess

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trex

but they only offer artf airframes correct.

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03-23-2009 02:40 AM  8 years agoPost 11
dave75d

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that is correct. no pnp or bnf or rtf stuff. however, used here on RR, you can get those all day.

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03-23-2009 04:25 PM  8 years agoPost 12
T-Rex-Flyer

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that is correct. no pnp or bnf or rtf stuff
Excuse me, but what are you saying here, english is my first language but I've not a clue as to what you've just said said.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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03-23-2009 10:16 PM  8 years agoPost 13
JRjoe

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that is correct. no pnp or bnf or rtf stuff
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Excuse me, but what are you saying here, english is my first language but I've not a clue as to what you've just said said.

PNP= Plug and Play

BNF= Bind and Fly


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

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03-24-2009 02:33 AM  8 years agoPost 14
dave75d

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JRjoe is on it. thought everyone knew those. PNP is eflight's thing, BNF is spektrum. if you look at their boxes (merchandise) it will actually have that on it.

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03-24-2009 05:28 PM  8 years agoPost 15
T-Rex-Flyer

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Thanks JRjoe, I was still on my first cup of coffee, I realized what he was saying latter after I posted. It was the lack of cap's, and poor grammar that through me (so hard to translate before the second cup).
Dave.. thought everyone knew those. PNP is eflight's thing, BNF is spektrum. if you look at their boxes (merchandise) it will actually have that on it.
I can't say for sure that's 100% true, My E-flite blade mCX is a Bind and Fly, not a Plug and play thing, but it has a Spektrum receiver and it's on the box as BNF so you get this one.

One should also keep in mind that this is a Beginners Forum and should not be expected to know all the acronym's people through out there, besides I'm too old to learn a new language.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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03-25-2009 08:21 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Mundale

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My 2 cents get a sim first save u alot of time and money.

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03-25-2009 08:37 AM  8 years agoPost 17
Aaron1100us

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Get a sim and a used trex 450 ready to fly from someone. I had an HBK2 and it was horrible. Weak frame, no power and horrible electronics.

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03-25-2009 10:29 PM  8 years agoPost 18
dave75d

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sorry boss. wont happen again!

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03-25-2009 10:38 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Sonic88

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He already has a sim. Realflight G3.5.

Honestly, I would pass on the HBK and other comparable. I would go for a decent 450 class with good parts support.

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