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10-16-2005 04:22 AM  12 years agoPost 1
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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Going down memory lane I remember about a year ago this list was BOOMING!!! And the TREX list was LAGGING. What is going on here?
Is the new Shogun not up to snuff or what? I was a big Shogun fan a year ago but I got fed up with fiddling with it to make it fly great. It did fly great [V1] but I have lost interest abit with any micro heli's as I can fly my Raptors ALOT without messing with them all the time. How's it going with the V2 guys compared to the new Trex?
As the cold air is moving in I don't want to go as far as my AMA flying field to gas up the Raptors and do miss having a small heli to fart around with in my yard,,,,,fill me in.

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10-16-2005 08:45 AM  12 years agoPost 2
gorn

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Western Australia

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From reading other posts, the new XL CDE T-Rex out of the box is a better built and designed heli than the stock V2 Shogun.
The did a belt drive, wider langing gear, slightly different canopy and ball links instead of Z bends. Off the top of my head, those were the major changes.
Not everyone is happy with the T-Rex though, as Ive seen a few posts of people returning to the Shogun or 3d Pro.
However, if knowing what I do now, I was after a STOCK heli straight outa the box I would definately get a T-Rex XL CDE.
Some people actually prefer the smaller size heli's than the Rex, and Shogun gets longer flights for the same battery capacity without over stressing the cells. Comes down to size and weight. The new Rex is a fair bit bigger and isnt really a micro class heli anymore. 325mm blades for Rex verses 280mm for Shogun.
Thats it from me

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10-16-2005 12:56 PM  12 years agoPost 3
smokin

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Bellevue, NE - USA

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I'm just glad we have the choices. The Blade, Hornet, Shogun and T-Rex all have their pros & cons, I wish I could afford to own one or two of each one. I would fly the Blades and Hornets indoors and the Shogun outside until the wind picked-up, then out would come the T-Rex!

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10-17-2005 02:24 AM  12 years agoPost 4
gregh

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Cleveland, Ohio

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I'm happy to report mine is alive and well!!
I also have a T-rex XL
I did the Hubdave belt drive right out of the box so I have no experience with the stock drive, but i must say the Shogun flew almost perfectly first time out. Now, I've only had about five packs through my XL and I'm still fiddlin with tail wag and blade tracking (this was cured by tossing the yellow blades) I'm confident however that when I get this thing dialed in, it will be a smooth flier.
Bottom line, in my novice opinion, they are both good heli's. In my case the Shogun was easier, at least for me, to get set up and flying.

Greg

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10-17-2005 03:04 AM  12 years agoPost 5
HeliPolski

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La Quinta, CA

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Here is a pic of my new finished shogun V1

MIKI

If its not scale I ain't flying it, unless its a TREX

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10-17-2005 03:09 AM  12 years agoPost 6
gregh

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Cleveland, Ohio

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Man that is SWEET!! Excellent job.
I was thinking of doing something like that over the winter. Is that a darth body?

Greg

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10-17-2005 03:51 AM  12 years agoPost 7
HeliPolski

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La Quinta, CA

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No it is a JMD models body.

MIKI

If its not scale I ain't flying it, unless its a TREX

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10-17-2005 06:48 AM  12 years agoPost 8
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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More than alive baby, reborn woot!! No not reborn but it stil has enough interest imho. I had many, but down to one Shogun and I'm keeping it!!!

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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10-17-2005 07:16 AM  12 years agoPost 9
gorn

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Western Australia

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OICU812.........that is a fantastic looking Shogun!
Well done mate.
What blades are those?

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10-17-2005 03:42 PM  12 years agoPost 10
JoeR

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western NY

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OICU812- Thats not a shogun! The only original parts you have there are the ball links and main gear! Still, looks nice.

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10-17-2005 05:04 PM  12 years agoPost 11
steph280

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Irvine, California

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Check out some new Shogun bits coming soon.

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10-17-2005 10:36 PM  12 years agoPost 12
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Joe you are right not much stock there pal, none the less it was built on the hiller design and Shoguns original presence. But heh, all good!!

Blades are KOK extreme composties, they are really nice and track perfect.

And steph 280,,, nice blingy

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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10-18-2005 03:53 AM  12 years agoPost 13
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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Hey Steph ,,how much for all that blingy stuff?

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10-18-2005 06:02 PM  12 years agoPost 14
steph280

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Irvine, California

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I don't know how much. Don't tell me you like that gold stuff!

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10-19-2005 04:17 AM  12 years agoPost 15
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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MAYBE I'd wear the gold stuff around my neck,,[NOT] but I wouldn't fly such a thing. Too much bling for me to have fun with,,,too much at stake! I would donate it to the Smithsonion Museum under the CNC catagory

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