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09-02-2009 01:24 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Maverick3n1

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According to this ebay page, the CopterX is basically the same thing as a T-Rex 450, and 100% compatible with the T-Rex450 parts, but I'm wondering if anyone else here has experience with them? Are they good birds? Downfalls to them? They have less collective pitch or yaw? It looks too damn solid to be the price that it's being sold for, unless there is something unknown to me that they aren't revealing...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ARF-CF-CopterX-...id=p3286.c0.m14

If you have experience with it and know whether it is or isn't a great flying bird, please let me know what you've found from your experience with it? This looks like a damn good deal, but almost too good to be true... What am I missing here?

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09-02-2009 01:40 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Blade_Master1

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it is as they say it is
it fully interchangeable
The swash ball is it's weak point
get the 450 pro swash it cost the least and has a steel ball

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09-02-2009 02:14 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Maverick3n1

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So other than the sawsh, this is a solid bird? Getting this bird with a 450 pro swash should be a solid setup? How is it's yaw range etc..? My current e-heli takes a month of sundays to flip inverted, and a lot of altitude, where as my nitro bird can flip over without a loss of altitude. What can I expect from this? I don't want to be suprised when I'm 50 ft off the floor and flip upside down, and find I'm 5' or less off the ground due to the poor rotation range of the swash.

How does this bird compare in other departments to the T-rex? Is it as solid, if not more solid? It looks more solid than the stock frames I've seen of T-Rex's, but pictures can be deceiving sometimes, so I'd rather first hand experience from people who've flown both, than someone assuming.

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09-02-2009 02:27 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Blade_Master1

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I can only speak about the align V2 and the copterx v2
they are Identical
if you have experience with the trex450 it will be the same

as you crash start replacing bearings with the Align product
the dampers are not the best either
get the CY dampers for the V2 head

this is the Copter X I am reffering to

http://www.ehirobo.com/shop/product...roducts_id=5578

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09-02-2009 02:32 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Blade_Master1

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as for flipping your bird

set the swash for 8-9* cyclic
at least a 11* collective
don't use the weights

I recently traded my 450 for swift carbon 550 and he is having fun with the 4S set-up I made
He can flip it on the spot and makes the Rave commercial look like a joke
It piro's so fast it's a blurr

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09-02-2009 02:42 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Maverick3n1

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That's substantially less expensive than the initial listing I showed. How is it they are like $90 with shipping, and almost identical to the $200+ T-Rex 450? I don't know what the difference is between the different versions of T-Rex 450, so maybe this is equivelant to the lowest model T-Rex 450, and the higher model is much better? What's the difference?

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09-02-2009 03:05 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Blade_Master1

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This is the V2 version same as Align V2
Ehirobo manufactures for Align they are a sub contractor so to speak
with the release of the 450 pro.
Align must have sold them rights to sell as Xcopter
this is another way for Align to keep selling parts

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09-03-2009 12:42 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Maverick3n1

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So what's the diff between V2 and Pro?

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09-03-2009 02:19 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Blade_Master1

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basicaly the whole heli

do a little research you will see

nothing wrong with the V2 Except dwindling sales

just learned from my buddy the CopterX ball links suck
1 of them split and the head exploded

so get the ball links from align while you're at it

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09-06-2009 08:24 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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I ordered the one Blademaster suggested. I'll let ya know how it goes once I receive everything. I'm jumping my servos up to HS65's, as I think the S3107's I have now are a bit under torque for this application, and I wasn't really happy with their performance on the MX-400. Working on getting a 9650 for my tail if anyone is selling one =) That with my GY401 should make it a happy tail, and we all love happy tails, don't we! lol

Here's to hoping this becomes a real mean bird! =)

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09-06-2009 11:02 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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09-08-2009 01:47 PM  8 years agoPost 12
strat1960s

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I think RC Heli did an article on the Copter X. I think they liked it.

Ted

I always have fun. Some times are more fun than others.

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09-08-2009 04:14 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Duckster

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okey for the price u wont belive it, its far away cheaper then Trex V2 at only 59 USD, but for the quality i think u will be frusturated with it. because as my experience on Copter X am endup nearly 80 of the parts with the V2, espicially the Main rotor hub once u hit it it will surely bent unlike my v2 head i have crash for soo many time and still ok and no bent issue and now am trying with the new 450 sport head, the screw of copter x is low quality, what i left with copter x now is battery mounting, the bearing block, tail pinion gear holder thats it, other then that is all Align 450 V2, including pinion, main gear, one way bearing, auto gear. the tail system is V2 now because most of the part on the tail got an issue of thread loosing

Thats it you get what u paid for, i think if u still buying it is also ok because for the price .. it is increddibaly cheap u can just throw away the kit and buy a new sets hehheeheh

For the copter x that in the RC heli magazine is the lattest model Called Black Angle, which far away diffrent from Trex 450, but the price i guess u can get the new trex 450 sports by adding anothe 100 bucks, and u get a Super combo 450 sports for just 384 at http://www.helipross.com, just get new reciver for it and it will fly like a monkey

Cheers : Duckster

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09-08-2009 06:20 PM  8 years agoPost 14
jester4

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Replaced the stock align head(plastic) with the complete copter X head and had nothing but luck with it for many many many flights, stock swash, bearings and all.....

Eventually after about 100 or so flights, the grips and bearings started to develop some play, so I replaced them, but I can't complain. Got my money's worth for sure.

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09-09-2009 02:56 AM  8 years agoPost 15
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I expect things to bend when you crash them.. especially running at a 3,000+ head speed.. and unlike plastic that either survives the impact, or cracks/breaks, aluminum bends.. I kind of expect that to happen in a crash... The idea is not to crash it. And as you stated, for $59, to get a full new bird, replacement parts shouldn't be too bad for it. I'm used to my 50 size where a crash costs 300-400. I think I can handle $60 per crash. I'm a lot more curageous with my little bird for that fact.

Since I got my electric, I haven't touched my 50 nitro. It's just too much of a hassle, driving 20-30 miles one way to fly it, to find something isn't working on it, and having to drive back home and order another part (No local supplier for that heli). A lot easier to take my small electric out front, spin it up, find something's not right, spin it down, take it inside, fix it, or go to a local store to get the parts and fix it, take it out front, and try again. I can do all of that in 1 day, where as that process takes 2 weeks to do with the nitro. I just won't fly any major 3d out front. I'll hover it fairly low to the ground and fly it around low to the ground. Figure if something breaks while it's airborne and it crashes while it was only 3-5 feet off the ground, it's not going to crash more than 20 feet away from where the incident happens, and I keep it at least 30 feet from pedestrians.. although I am stupid enough to hover it within 5-10 feet of myself (My radio is a shield, right? =P). Granted I've been flying with a 2400 or so head speed on woodies that are so light that if they did hit me, they'd bruise me pretty bad, and snap, but I don't think they'd do any serious damage. Now with this new 450, 3k+ head speed and CF blades, I don't think I'll be so brave.. lol.. I like my fingers, toes, and all other body parts to remain in tact.

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09-09-2009 03:15 AM  8 years agoPost 16
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LOL or you could get the "FOO shield"
do a search it was hillarious

60$ for a re-kit ain't bad either

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09-09-2009 03:41 AM  8 years agoPost 17
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All I could find on a Foo Shield was this:

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.as...2563&sec=courts

I doubt that's the Foo Shield you were referring to, but hey, it may protect from a heli, right? =P

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09-09-2009 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 18
Blade_Master1

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do a search on RR for the username foo
near the oldest post you will find more info

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09-09-2009 04:16 AM  8 years agoPost 19
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I tried.. I worked all day.. I'm done working =P

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09-13-2009 06:32 AM  8 years agoPost 20
Wolfpackin

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FWIW, the link the OP posted is not 100% CopterX.

I have both the ebay heli from Seemmy and an ehirobo CopterX AE V2.
The ebay heli is a mix of parts, none of them are marked "Align" or "CopterX".

The washout base and tail pitch slider to tail blade grip links are very different on the ebay heli compared to ehirobo CopterX. The landing struts and pipes are not CopterX. The main blade grips are different. The tail boom block and boom supports are different and so are the main and auto gears.

They are similar but not the same.

IMO, get the ehirobo CopterX 450AE V2, not the ebay kit.

BTW, the ehirobo CopterX is an excellent heli, on par with the Trex 450 V2.
I have not flown the ebay heli because I bought it for spare parts and for the CF frame. So I can't say how it flys.

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