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02-09-2006 10:24 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Moe

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I realize it's probably a stupid question, but for those that have/had both is the Trex way better?

I've had my Blade for a few months and G3 for a few weeks. I grew up flying r/c planes, and I had a concept 30 for a little while. Anyways, I can hover my blade in any orientation but I am CONSTANTLY fighting the tail. It's driving me insane and discouraging me big time. I've tried to move into forward flight, but the damn thing is so unstable it's pretty much impossible.

I d/l'd the Trex for G3 for a more realistic micro and even with all kinds of wind I can fly it a zillion times better than my Blade in real life.

I've been considering buying a Trex just so I can enjoy flying, but I need assurance that it's gonna be nice and stable (and by stable I don't mean handsfree, just not unstable to the point of retarded).

Thanks guys.

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02-09-2006 10:26 PM  12 years agoPost 2
catfight

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Much better- outdoors :0) Hands off hover for over 10 sec (for me). Tail stays where you put it. That's all.

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02-09-2006 10:35 PM  12 years agoPost 3
elchavo

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Pensacola, Fl USA

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I have both the Blade and a T-Rex CDE XL. The T-Rex is much more stable, but the Blade is not too bad considering its size and the type of gyro it uses. I can do FFF and basic aerobatics with the AEK and an 11.1V 1050mah lipo. If setup correctly, the Blade flys fine. If you're having so much trouble with the Blade, the T-Rex will make flying easier but it still sounds like you need to either setup the blade better or practice more.

I like to fly the Blade when I trying something new because I do not worry so much about crashing since it is so durable and the parts are so inexpensive. The Blade is better for flying in small areas also.

Oh yeah, I would say that the T-Rex is way better, but it's also way more expensive! You get what you pay for.

My 2 cents.

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02-09-2006 10:35 PM  12 years agoPost 4
standard_63

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Seattle

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The tail is like a rock on my Trex. I am kinda new, but compared to any other heli I've flown it's amazing! So much more confidence inspiring for me it was well worth the $$.

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02-09-2006 10:40 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Caliber1

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Fort Worth, TX

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Night and Day difference...

Night = Blade CP
Day =T-Rex XL

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02-09-2006 11:12 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Moe

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Charleston, WV

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Don't get me wrong, I really like my blade. Just the lack of precision with the tail drives me nuts. In a plain hover nose/side/tail 90% of the time it's fine. I can hold it over one spot forever holding the tail stick one way or the other. But when I start moving it around and make a turn, I move the tail and then I have to counter act to keep the tail from moving.....except that's what doesn't happen. The tail on my blade will start moving one way and I push the stick the other and it either takes forever or nothing happens. Making a nice clean turn is pretty much not possible. The tail likes to shot back and forth off and on sometimes in a hover too. I've messed with the gain several times moving in small steps one way or the other. I realize it's not a stand alone gyro, I just don't like no being able to plant the tail where I want and know it will stay there.

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02-09-2006 11:48 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Cabbageman

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Blade CP stinks...DONT bother with the annoying bugger.

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02-10-2006 12:18 AM  12 years agoPost 8
OICU812

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Blade is a peice of poop, the end, nothing more to say.

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

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02-10-2006 12:33 AM  12 years agoPost 9
leejax01

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10 seconds hands off?
That is a good bit of time. Best I got is 4-5 seconds. What about everyone else? The blade could not do 3 seconds if I remember correctly.

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02-10-2006 01:14 AM  12 years agoPost 10
HeloMech

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Running Springs, CA - USA

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I personally love my Blade CP. Not sure what it is about it. My Trex, I can leave hands off the controls for a good bit... prolly 4-5 seconds I guess. Not really sure why, but I just don't care much for my Trex. I have more fun flying the blade. I'm not sure why... I have no clue. Just "something" about the Trex that I don't like.. or feel comfortable with.. or something. I've already got the first crash out of the way and it was a cheap repair.. so it's not that.. I just can't figure it out. It will probably sit in it's box most of the time.

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02-10-2006 01:36 AM  12 years agoPost 11
catfight

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leejax01,

I didn't actually measure the time- but sure felt like it. That was in garage with cold air while tuning. Maybe it is a relative feeling after the Blade CP :0)

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02-10-2006 03:09 AM  12 years agoPost 12
elchavo

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Pensacola, Fl USA

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I hate when people say something is crap or sucks when so many people own and enjoy the product. There are hundreds of happy Blade owners out there. The consensus is the Blade and other similar small CP helis are a good value for the money, all opinions aside.

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02-10-2006 03:13 AM  12 years agoPost 13
rdlohr

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Pittsfield. MA USA

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For the $219 I payed for my Blade CP and Transmitter I've had a blast with it. But compared to my T-REX SE with all high end parts it is like a toy.


-#-> Still Flyin, crashin and lovin it!

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02-10-2006 03:14 AM  12 years agoPost 14
rdlohr

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In short, get the TREX, you will be able to fly it easily after fighting the tail on the CP.


-#-> Still Flyin, crashin and lovin it!

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02-10-2006 04:53 AM  12 years agoPost 15
medfoch

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Bay Village, Ohio

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CP = one step above TOY.

T-Rex = Mini Real Heli

T-rex all the way - you will not be sorry. I would however consider a Nitro 50 - the cost is just a little more but the rewards are 10 fold. - Look into a used Evo 50 if cost is a concern before making final decision.

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02-10-2006 06:12 AM  12 years agoPost 16
VERTICALRC

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SAN ANGELO, TX

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I had both and the Trex is is 10x better! However I started on the blade cp and would do it again. I learned for about four months on the blade and then went to the Trex. The blade was cheaper and less intimidating to learn on. I crashed it numerous times without any repairs needed. I would highly recommend the direct drive tail mod and the carbon blades for the blade if you are going to fly it for a while. The best thing about the blade is, if you can learn to fly that squirley tail, you can fly any heli. When I first got my Trex in the air, I could not believe how easy it was to fly compared to the blade. It only took about five more flights on the blade before I sold it and used the money to get a second Trex.

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02-10-2006 07:42 AM  12 years agoPost 17
spork

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Mountain View, CA

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Just "something" about the Trex that I don't like.. or feel comfortable with..
Well, that's why they make menus. Nothing wrong with that. I've had both, and I've been impressed with both - for what they are. The T-Rex is much more substantial, and is my choice in the end for sure. I've been out of R/C for a few years and I can't believe how good the electrics have become. My T-Rex flies better than any nitro 30 I've flown, and in many ways approaches my X-Cell 60.

HeloMech, sell Moe your T-Rex. I'll bet everyone leaves happy.

RC

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02-10-2006 08:10 AM  12 years agoPost 18
Squirrlybird

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Suffolk, Va US

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I own both. The bladecp will teach you all the way through inverted hovering, if you stick with it long enough. Don't do that though. Use the Trex for inverted hovering. Use the Blade for indoors and when the trex is down for the count.

The Blade makes smoother pilots. It teaches you to fly the tail and not the gyro. Most anyone who has owned a heli with a heading hold gyro, prior to the blade, will not enjoy it due to the sloppy feel of the tail (thus the negative comments). Those who enjoy the blade are the ones who want the challenge, and are generally the type that like to fly in heavy wind(like me). You will fly smooth as silk when you fly that Trex though.

You either dont have enough experience to make the blade look stable (it isnt stable) or the setup has issues. My experience with the blade has been that it likes to be in forward flight better than hovering.

If you are getting frustrated then a new heli is definately in order. The Trex is a great choice and very stable bird. You will have no issues flying the trex after your experiences with the Blade. Good luck and keep with that sim.

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02-10-2006 10:22 AM  12 years agoPost 19
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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I hate when people say something is crap or sucks
Sorry to have offended you but I live where I have freedom of speech and that is how I feel. It is great you enjoy your blade cp and it is also fantastic that several people enjoy theirs as well. I have no problem with that, as it is only my opinion that I have voiced you should not have a problem with that eiter. Good day to you, cheers.

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

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02-10-2006 03:33 PM  12 years agoPost 20
whtbronco

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Winchester, Virginia USA

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I have also flown both, and in fact setup both for new heli pilots. The Blade requires non stop correction to hold a hover. The T-Rex requires far less control input. The blade is extremely squirrly and sensative to any wind. I found that I had even had to turn the A/C off in my office to fly it or it got blown all over the place.

If the money is available I would get the T-Rex between that and the Blade. If money is not available by all means get the Blade. If you want to have an easier time learning and flying helis, get a 30 or 50 size glow bird. They have fewer issues, less likely to experience glitching, are more stable and easier to see.

I am now building my own T-Rex, but I can say with confidence it will be no where near as stable as my Raptor 50 from my previous Rex experience. The only reason I am getting a T-Rex is to fly it at home. If I go to the field my Raptor will see air time, but not likely the T-Rex.

Chris Wish I was flying!

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