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01-24-2010 03:05 AM  8 years agoPost 1
mr.warriorz

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Brisbane, CA

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Hi, I have mastered flying the blade msr and now I want to upgrade to a collective pitch heli but I don't know which heli to buy. Can you guys give me some advice?

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01-24-2010 03:40 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Ghostrider

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San Diego, CA

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Find a local club and go talk to the members there. You will need a lot of help when you first start. Find out what your local boys are flying and go with what they recommend.

If that does not work, Trex 450 or 500 is a great heli to learn on. Easy to build, parts support everywhere, and they fly well. Good luck!

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01-24-2010 06:03 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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Yes, a Trex 450 Sport would be a very good choice.

In fact, if it was available when I first started, this is the exact heli I would have bought first. I made the mistake of buying a Walkera as my first collective pitch helicopter and it was a nightmare in terms of quality/parts availability.

There are other good 450 sized helis available today, but the Trex 450 is the most common which means you can buy parts everywhere. This is important when you crash often.

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01-24-2010 02:35 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Cowjock

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Pa.

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450 sport, good machine. Don't get the 450 pro, those tail gears are very unforgiving when the tail just touches the ground. That's the only down side(which a friend of mine found out) of the pro.

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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01-24-2010 03:43 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Solmanbandit

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To me, the first question I would ask is how much can you spend? Don't forget if you go with one of those birds, you will have to buy a new radio as well. That will range from 2-500 dollars just for the radio. A friend of mine just bought a 450 and spent about $700 just on the bird , batteries, charger, and whatever else extras.

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01-24-2010 05:38 PM  8 years agoPost 6
TheWoodCrafter

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Costa Mesa, Ca.

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Something else no one asked is do you want to stay with electric or go to nitro?

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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01-24-2010 09:34 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Melnic

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Columbia, MD,USA

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01-26-2010 06:21 AM  8 years agoPost 8
nrad2000

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USA

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I own a Thunder Tiger Mini Titan. Great bang for your buck. fly's stable if treated with respect - fly's aggressive if you want it to.

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01-26-2010 07:25 AM  8 years agoPost 9
lbz34

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albuquerque, NM-USA

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I would suggest go as big as you can afford to go. I also went from a falcon 3d to a rex 450, then rex 600 nitro, then rex 500. Got rid of the nitro for a rex 600E. I have yet to fly a 700 but I can say bigger is definitely better after you have basic hover/ff covered. The 450 was just too small for me and teh 500 was a bit on the small side for me also. I am on a velocity 50 and a protos now. Thinking of letting the protos go for a 500 logo. 550 blades and electric is a hard combo to beat.

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