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T-REX 600 › Question about buying 600L Dominator RTF
10-21-2016 06:08 PM  13 months agoPost 1
ZZ3Astro

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I've been out for a good while (last heli built was Aelous 50 Nitro). Things have changed more than I ever could have imagined. I'm "that guy" now when I show up to the local field - the old timer. Anyway I've got some space in my back yard and I've been playing around with my little trex 450 and I want to get a TREX 600 class heli. I'm a bit confused about buying in today's market. First, I'm feeling lazy and would prefer a RTF kit (mainly I don't want to do the whole build, I don't mind setting up the radio part). I'm seeing the 600L Dominator RTF and it lists only a few things to get it in the air. The descriptions leave a lot to be desired in terms of detail about what exactly I am getting. Can I really buy a pre-built 600 class heli that only needs a receiver and battery for $1100? It just seems awful cheap compared to what I did last time around. Does it come with junk parts that I'll immediately need to upgrade to make it fly good or does it come ready to rock? Of course the 600L RTF has to be out of stock everywhere the very week I decide I want to buy something.

Thanks for any input.

Steve

Aeolus 50 3D CF - 8FGH/R6008HS - GY520/BLS251 - BLS451 x 3 - Multigov - S3155 - YS56

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10-21-2016 07:38 PM  13 months agoPost 2
FNFAL

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Prices for helis have really dropped. The 600L is still available here:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/align-...h60e14x/p486912

I suspect it (600) is due for a minor revision as the 550 and 700 have all moved to the "X". So the lower sales volume on the 600 warrants perhaps less urgency by the mfg. Thus most retailers are not re-ordering until the update I'm guessing. They may not even go all the way to offer a 600X, but I do see a new combo offering with a rebranded Hobby Wing ESC over the Castle Creations.

http://www.aligntrexstore.com/-T-RE...14A_p_4365.html

The 600 class is now a strange size as most now move up to the 700 for a twin-pack flyer or a 550 for a single pack.

At that price for the combo, you will need to still add your lipos and radio rx/tx. But that should be everything then.

They are not technically RTF as you have to assemble, setup and configure a combo kit.

Getting a used heli from the classifieds here from a reputable/ honest long-time member pre-built as a Bnf or PnP is also a way to go and less work.

Align is not top self but it is somewhat upper tier and at this stage in their model evolution everything works and should not need upgrades, etc.

Since you've been away, the Italian SAB Goblin has taken an incredible share of the new heli business. Other notables still in play are Mikado, Compass, Synergy, MSH and Gaui.

Steve

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10-23-2016 05:30 AM  13 months agoPost 3
ZZ3Astro

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Thank you for bringing me up to speed. A couple of online vendors were showing these under their RTF category but the descriptions didn't match that category and that is part of what confused me. I was mainly looking at 600 because I have spare blades and it's a nice size for visibility without being as expensive as the 700+ categories. I'll definitely consider a 550X as an option then. Thanks again for the clarification!

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10-23-2016 05:51 AM  13 months agoPost 4
knightofcarnage

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I will bet a 600X is on its way. Also just a FYI, best to buy align heli is after Xmas they usually have a combo with a free battery pack.

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10-29-2016 10:53 AM  12 months agoPost 5
DennisH

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Steve, often several will show up in the classified section. I know it's a chance, but I have bought 3 from this site. Usually someone will know the person selling which makes a huge difference.

Just a thought,

Dennis

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11-07-2016 12:56 AM  12 months agoPost 6
ZZ3Astro

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Thanks for the advice everyone.. I picked up a 550L Dominator from the classifieds and should have it later this week.

Steve

Aeolus 50 3D CF - 8FGH/R6008HS - GY520/BLS251 - BLS451 x 3 - Multigov - S3155 - YS56

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