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02-09-2006 11:35 PM  12 years agoPost 1
quattrokid73

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Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA

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So, how well do they handle the wind? It's between a Trex or MX400 or going all out with a Sceadu 50...If the Trex will handle wind pretty well, I might not just jump for the 50. I am a beginner.

Adam

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02-10-2006 12:04 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Showstopper

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get the 50! the trex handles ok in wind. But the 50 is 500 times better in the wind. I love my Rex but my 50 is so much better in wind.

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02-10-2006 12:31 AM  12 years agoPost 3
QuantumPSI

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IMO that shouldn't be that important (unless you're in a really windy area). With either heli, you're going to have to learn how to deal with wind. Yes the 50 will be easier to deal with, but it's still the same movements. I routinely fly my trex in 20+ mph winds and thanks to the sim, I can handle it just fine. The trex is really stable in the wind surprisingly, at least IMO. Honestly though, think really hard on what you want here, either choice will serve you well. Decide what you really want in a machine and then choose between the two on that.

Just to add, I used to be plum terrified of wind even with my 50 (we're talking 5mph here) and was near sh*tting myself with my micros, but you know what, eventually, you just gotta bite the bullet and go for it. You're never gonna know if you can do it or not unless you try it. When I first tried it, I didn't think it was that hard, just had to be a little quicker on the collective. Think about the price of crash parts though. If I were in your situation, I'd go with the trex based on that alone, but then again that's me.

Mikel

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02-10-2006 12:43 AM  12 years agoPost 4
hootowl

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I have both now so I can fly more often. This Tiger 50 is one easy to fly workhorse.

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02-10-2006 01:02 AM  12 years agoPost 5
quattrokid73

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hmm
the thing is i have a field near my house that is at least 15 acres large with zero obstructions. there is always an air current there and when there is wind in the streets there is deffinitly wind at that field. a useful thing would be if i knew how fast the wind usually was. unfortunately, i have no clue.

i want a stable machine that is forgiving but will allow me to get better and really throw it around and do 3D. i am so lost because 1400 dollars for everything for the .50 is a ton of initial expense plus fuel whereas the rex would be around 800 for everything probably.

UGH!

Adam

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02-10-2006 08:38 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Squirrlybird

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Suffolk, Va US

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Get both and test it. You will be suprised at the trex. Wind is not an issue.

If you want the 50, then get it. If you want the Trex/x400, then get it. There is no wrong choice here. Dont let wind steer you away from the trex though. That 15 acres will be great for any heli, wind or no wind. I have flown in all kinds of crazy wind and have never once been able to blame a crash on the wind, just my dumb thumbs and lack of engineering skills.

If you get a trex or x400, look at the top thread about the swashplate. If you get the x400, get the aluminum center hub.

Good Luck

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02-10-2006 12:44 PM  12 years agoPost 7
exeter_acres

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Johns Creek, GA

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was out with a buddy a few weeks ago...measured 20mph winds with stronger gusts....

we were going to pack up and go home, but being old men with immature ego's we decided to fly...

I flew my rex, he flew his Raptor 30.....
we traded several times.....

IMveryHO, believe it or not, I thought the rex handled the wind a bit better.....
my buddy agreed....

the only thing we could think is do to the smaller size, the heli wasn't hit with as much wind, it cut through better....

thought we were fighting the raptor a bit more.....

we ended up having a great time.... the wind was no problem...

I'm old, bitter, and don't like people.... get over it

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02-10-2006 01:05 PM  12 years agoPost 8
hootowl

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Garnet Valley, Pa.

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Interesting.

A 50 class glo would have a larger area and Raptors are light machines for their class. That would give the wind some advantage.

Trex has a sleeker profile. Maybe that's the reason?

Also could be response related. Trex responds quicker so it may make it easier to correct?

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02-10-2006 01:06 PM  12 years agoPost 9
exeter_acres

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Johns Creek, GA

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that was our conclusion.......

not saying it was super easy flying in 20 to 25mph winds.... but we had fun!

I'm old, bitter, and don't like people.... get over it

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02-10-2006 01:49 PM  12 years agoPost 10
gkoutsis

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Athens Greece

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The T-Rex will make your collective management improve a lot!

When its windy, I am fighting with the controls a lot! Its a good practise IMO.

But the t-rex is sooooo fun I wouldn't change it for a nitro.
if you can afford it, get both. You will not regret it.

George

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02-11-2006 03:03 PM  12 years agoPost 11
lbowen

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York S. Carolina-USA

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Get the TRex and be in the game we are all in - seriously you can fly the Rex in the 15 acres or just tinker with it in the garage with no noise or exhaust - windy flying is the challenge/skill that sets heli guys apart from fixed wing - we have to control even in 0 wind - and CAN handle lots of wind - GO ELECTRIC and you WILL be glad - oh yeh I do agree with the Greek - get both!

lbowen

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