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12-01-2011 05:05 PM  5 years agoPost 1
ben_beyer

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I have a TREX 600N and I'm about to convert it to flybarless. I started flying several years ago with airplanes and I've always wanted to learn how to fly a heli so I actually started out with a TREX 450 and had so much fun, I bought the 600N. I'd like to get a second heli bigger than the 450 so I'm kind of torn between a TREX 550 and a Synergy N5C (I know one is glow and the other is electric). Some of the other guys I fly with (one has both a 600N and a N5) say the TREX 600N is pretty hard to beat. So, would the N5C do things better than a TREX 600N or would they be about the same?

I promise I'm not trying to start a brand war, but I'd just like to hear what people have to say that have flown both the 600N and the N5C.

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12-01-2011 05:13 PM  5 years agoPost 2
bkervaski

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Uhm, like comparing an Camaro (TREX) to a Corvette (N5c).

The N5c parts quality is a *lot* higher than Align so replacing parts due to wear isn't an issue, the frame is rigid, it flies lighter (not sure if it's actually lighter) and tracks better. It's more fun to build (and rebuild) because, well, it's a Synergy.

Oh, and it looks WAY better!

Team Synergy Factory Specialist / Scorpion / Thunder Power / Byron's Fuels

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12-01-2011 05:14 PM  5 years agoPost 3
RM3

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If you are refering to capability, my guess would be that it depends more on your skill level and intended style of flight.

If all you can do is mild 3D or sport fly the Trex would be plenty

If your skills are up there with the heavy 3D boys a N5 may serve you better but that depends on the heli setup more so.

But bottom line, buy what makes you happy.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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12-01-2011 05:43 PM  5 years agoPost 4
ben_beyer

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I'm not to the point of heavy 3D.

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12-01-2011 06:03 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Kevin Feil

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Trex vs Synergy

Hey Ben,

Like Bill said you are comparing a camero to a corvett. Both Helis are great in their own way, The N5c's Engine can be removed without pulling the gear which is a great help. Matt designs his heli's with Quality first in mind and Ease of Maint!! He Designs His Heli's The way He would like it if he were a Paying customer, He is not overly concerned with competition because the Synergy Product Line is in a class of it's own. I have Owned and Flown both and Loved my Trex untill I flew the Synergy. No Discredit to Align at all, Just Personal Preference. At the end of the day you are going to have to go through the Pros and Cons list.. And what is going to fit your style of flying, More importantly your Budget!! You will find they both fly great! It's going to come down to overall Quality!! It just depends on how much Money you are able to spend or want to spend.. Good luck with your choice.

Kevin

" hollywood3160 "Team Synergy Factory Specialist, Team Futaba,Morgan Fuels, FBL RotorsUnlimited

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12-01-2011 06:12 PM  5 years agoPost 6
ben_beyer

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The money doesn't really bother me and I like quality. However, I'm not even half the pilot of what someone like Nick Maxwell, Bobby Watts, or Matt Botos is. The N5C is a great machine, but my question is to try to figure out if I would be able to take advantage of its ability level if that makes sense. I think I may have to wait on the N5C until I can take advantage of its capabilities.

One of the advantages of the Aligns to me is that it seems everyone flies them so a lot of hobby stores carry parts. That may not be the case for a Synergy.

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12-01-2011 06:30 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Kevin Feil

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N5c

Ben,

In that case don't be fooled by part's availability when it comes to the N5c, any time you need something you let me know and it will be at your door step!! In regards to the Abilities, I will never fly like those guys either, Well I Do when I'm asleep but when the Alarm clock goes off I am Average.lol But seriously. The N5c is a heli that flies great "MILD" and as you progress you can dial it in via your FBL settings and TX. This is the beauty of this Heli. It's like a pair of Blue Jeans. Buy them a little long and you are able to grow into them at your own pace. You won't be disapointed brother trust me!!

Kevin

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12-01-2011 07:42 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Ronald Thomas

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You ca ALWAYS take advantage of a better machine

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12-01-2011 08:52 PM  5 years agoPost 9
Richardmid1

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Pros for me to the n5 over the trex are, its bigger so almost has the presents of a 90 in the air, its belt tail so cheaper in minor bumps and crashes, looks and exclusivity.

Pros of the trex over the n5, parts availability and price.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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12-01-2011 08:56 PM  5 years agoPost 10
CX1

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after you're fbl

it's the pilot, not the heli

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12-01-2011 08:59 PM  5 years agoPost 11
FARRL

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I have two T-Rex 600 I don't understand people saying align has poor quality.I have not had any quality issues with them, I fly a lot and had them for two years. There is a reason they have sold so many it's not just price.

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12-01-2011 09:55 PM  5 years agoPost 12
Kevin Feil

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TREX

Then again knowbody is Bashing Align. To each is own. I have had alot of align heli's and god knows how many synergy's I have. IT'S JUST PERSONAL PREFERENCE. I know that align's heli's are mass produced and that it is not uncommon to have to change bearings even when the kit is new.. not all of them are like that but I have had 3 come that way and know other guys who have had the same issue. For a heli that is cheap to get into and fly, it's awesome.. and they fly great when set up properly. I just enjoy the synergy product line better. The N5c Flies unlike any other 50 size heli I have had.. Good luck in your Choice. And Yes I still have 3 Trex's and enjoy them..lol

Kevin

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12-01-2011 11:37 PM  5 years agoPost 13
bart2546

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Hey Ben,

You'll have another vote for Synergy from me. First I'd like to say ahead of time that I CANNOT fly 3D, I am a grandpappy flyer. I do figure 8s, circles, hover back and forth. Just all casual slow flying. For almost 2 years I flew a TRex 600 sport nitro. Then at IRCHA 2010 I stopped by the Synergy booth. I went to IRCHA with the plans to buy a new Align 600 flybarless edition. I left with an N5c. I am in LOVE with the helicopter.

I also am NOT knocking Align. I think they are an awesome brand/breed of heli. But when I took that N5c up in the air with the BeastX and it was dialed in like nothing I ever felt, I knew that for me I made the right decision.

One of the main points that I'm trying to get at is both helis will be able to do 3D if/when you get to that point and I'm sure flybarless will help any heli, but I know for a fact that the N5c can be flown any style you want and you can for sure grow into it if you choose to push forward with flight.

Regards, Brandon Bartolomucci; Team Synergy; Team Scorpion; & Team Bavarian Demon; AMA# L939231

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12-02-2011 12:19 AM  5 years agoPost 14
JWatson

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N5C all the way. However, I would also throw a synergy e6 in the mix as well. Or even a furion6, but that's my pick! 600 size electrics are awesome in my book.

Yeah, a trex 600 is hard to to beat, but it's a boring beater. Life is too short for beaters!

Jarrett Watson
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12-02-2011 12:34 AM  5 years agoPost 15
FARRL

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Nobodys bashing align?

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12-02-2011 12:37 AM  5 years agoPost 16
ben_beyer

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N5C all the way. However, I would also throw a synergy e6 in the mix as well. Or even a furion6, but that's my pick! 600 size electrics are awesome in my book.

Yeah, a trex 600 is hard to to beat, but it's a boring beater. Life is too short for beaters!
So what about skipping over the N5C and just doing an E6?

What set up would you go with and could you get 6 minutes or more out of it?

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12-02-2011 12:40 AM  5 years agoPost 17
Kevin Feil

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Sorry Farrl

Sorry Farrl,

Wrong choice of words! all is good. And Yes The E6 and E7 are the bomb! I have them both, E7 not built yet however the E6 is Nasty when it's set up correctly..

Kevin

" hollywood3160 "Team Synergy Factory Specialist, Team Futaba,Morgan Fuels, FBL RotorsUnlimited

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12-02-2011 12:48 AM  5 years agoPost 18
Steff Giguere

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I think Align products are good and fly OK, I'm sure you could have lots of fun with it but one the other hand the N5c is in an other class, flies smoother, more precise and parts don't wear as fast as Align products. For me if I was in your shoes I'd go N5c, actually I have sold all my other helis and now only fly Synergy.

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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12-02-2011 12:51 AM  5 years agoPost 19
Kevin Feil

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E6 set up

It will Be A great Choice Which ever Way You Decide to go E6 or E7.

Kevin

" hollywood3160 "Team Synergy Factory Specialist, Team Futaba,Morgan Fuels, FBL RotorsUnlimited

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12-02-2011 01:00 AM  5 years agoPost 20
Kevin Feil

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E6

you can also configure the E6 for 12s just have to order the other motor (SAME PRICE) and a different ESC "Hacker ESC only supports the 10s"

Kevin

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