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08-16-2010 12:17 AM  7 years agoPost 1
Godzilla

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Battle Ground, WA

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Hello all,
New member here and new to helis, but not new to rc. I've been flying fixed wing for a while. Anyways, I haven't purchased a heli yet. I've picked up the phoenix sim and have been practicing there every day. I really have my eye on one of those sexy little TREX 450 pros! but, think I might be better of starting with something like the Pantera 50 nitro. Give me a little feedback here I am a club member and have access to an AMA club field. Thanks in advance! I am so looking forward to my journey into the world of RC helis

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08-16-2010 12:43 AM  7 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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Welcome to RunRyder. In your case I would go with the Pantera, You already have most of the field equipment(except for heli nitro)and the 50 is a lot more stable than the 450.

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08-16-2010 01:01 AM  7 years agoPost 3
sailorboy898

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Start with a ready to fly 450 from xheli.com.
Then when you crash you can buy a exi 450 airframe for between 40-60 dollars.
I got to the point where I had a $40.00 airframe on the ready so if I crashed I would leave my electronics in the frame and just replace the bent parts.
Yes a 600 is more stable but it is also alot more expensive to fix and alot more intimidating.
(AND ALOT MORE DANGERIOUS!!!)
Besides if you can't fly a 450 then you can't fly a bigger one.
I've put in 2-400's and 3-450's in the ground in the learning process.
Get whipping around your 450 then move up from there.

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08-16-2010 02:45 AM  7 years agoPost 4
Solmanbandit

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Tucson , AZ

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Yes a 600 is more stable
Besides if you can't fly a 450 then you can't fly a bigger one.
FYI, you just contradicted yourself. Anyways, it really falls into preference and how much you want to spend, what size you want, etc. Yes, the 50 is bigger, more stable and more expensive. A 450 to me is quite managable and you can fly in more places where the 50 you can't. A Trex 500 is also a great bird and is pretty much in the middle. Most guys will say go bigger is better, but I prefer the 400 - 500 range heli's. Since you have flown planks, the hardest part for you will most likely be rudder control. When I fly planks, I have a tendency to get lazy on the rudder.

Trex 700E / Trex 500 ESP - Ikon/ HD 500 - Ikon 2/ Goblin 500 Ikon 2

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08-16-2010 03:36 PM  7 years agoPost 5
rotormonkey

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Ottawa, ON - Canada

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No contradiction there. Both statements are true imo. Yes, bigger flies better, and is more stable, but if you can't fly a helicopter, then you can't fly either.

imho, you would probably be good to go either way. You've been playing with helis in phoenix, you've already been modelling airplanes, then you pretty well know what you're in for. You're educated enough to make your own decision.

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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08-16-2010 03:54 PM  7 years agoPost 6
GyroFreak

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Orlando Florida ...28N 81W

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In my opinion, stick with a 450. Very cheap to repair, wood blades to start with (they are cheap and more forgiving in a crash). You will crash so don't be discouraged. Flying a 450 will train your reflexes much better than a big bird, and cost a lot less in damage costs. I have a 700 size electric but still like to fly my 450 to try out new moves. My 700 will cost $150+ after a minor crash, but the 450, maybe $20 at the most.
Almost every crash will destroy your mains, a 450 is $12 for a pair of woodies, $120 for a set of 710mm.
Also the TT tail drive is very unforgiving if you touch the tail rotor to the ground, I would recommend sticking with the belt drive on the 450 for beginners.

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