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02-11-2006 12:53 AM  12 years agoPost 1
tigermike82

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I am ready to go seperates on the Blade but I want to eventually move to a TREX. Does anyone have a reccomendation as to what brushless motor, ESC, gyro I should buy that will transfer to the T-Rex when I am ready? I already know I will buy a DX6 for the TX RX.

Don't tell my wife it crashed!!

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02-11-2006 12:58 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Motions

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I wouldn't even bother. If your getting a Rex anyway, just get it. By the time you buy separates for the BCP, you've pretty much bought the Rex.

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02-11-2006 01:08 AM  12 years agoPost 3
tigermike82

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Can you call my wife and tell her.

Don't tell my wife it crashed!!

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02-11-2006 02:27 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Motions

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Only if you call mine and tell her too. Hell, let's just get them on the phone together and while their yacking, we'll head to the LHS and get Trexs.

I just told mine today that I was thinking about getting the Trex. I got the ol' "You already have 2 helicopters, how many more do you want to crash?"

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02-11-2006 04:06 AM  12 years agoPost 5
heliboy1023

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Tinton Falls, NJ

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First, don't get the spectrum. I hate only 3 throttle and pitch curves, for $150 you can get a 7c with many more features, and no servo's, but that doesn't matter since the servo's that come with the spectrum are to slow and weak for the t-rex.

As for motor, gyro, and esc, I suggest Aon motor, 401 gyro, and a kontronic Jazz. (it is $170, but it will be the best money you will ever spend)
Servo's, go with 65's, or 56's depending on what you can get, and use any micro digital servo for your tail. I've found it doesn't matter which you use with the 401 as long as it is digital, and set up right, centering will be perfect.

You know you have to many heli's only when your wallet is empty.

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02-11-2006 03:27 PM  12 years agoPost 6
bhppy101

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camarillo, ca

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I agree with Motion.....Just go and get a T-rex instead of going seperates! I have been flying my Blade since X-mas and have gone through the all the uprades (apart from going totally seperates:

Carbon blades
acro upgrade kit
metal swash
DD tail
bell/hiller upgrade
helidirect landing gear
and tons of esky blades and main shafts!

I bought a Shogun 400 and found out that it was much more stable and easier to fly than my Blade.....now I was getting excited!

Now I got my T-rex with some upgrades......I've been flying it for about a week and I will never look back! It is by far the best of the 3 Heli's that I have.

I was totally new to heli's at x-mas time.....I though it would be easy with 15 yrs of airplane and slope racing under my belt....within 3 months I've graduated to fast forward flight!

Keep the Blade for those calm days and flying in the garage....Get the T-rex for some real fun!

I am glad I started off with the Blade because it taught me how to make corrections I needed to fly Heli's.....when you make the transition to a larger heli....you will be amazed how much easier they are to fly!

Good luck!

BTW.....when you get your T-rex......just hide the box from your wife and tell her that you are upgrading your Blade with bigger parts!....That worked for me....till she saw my other Heli's in the garage!........lol

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02-11-2006 03:32 PM  12 years agoPost 7
bhppy101

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Tigermike...

What part of KC are you from......I just moved back to Cali from Lees Summit!

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02-12-2006 06:39 PM  12 years agoPost 8
tigermike82

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Kansas City

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I am from Shawnee, KS. Just found out that my LHS will be a TREX dealer soon. YEA!!

Don't tell my wife it crashed!!

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02-12-2006 11:40 PM  12 years agoPost 9
aircare84

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Marysville,OH

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Keep the Blade mostly stock & buy the Trex.
I still use my Blade to practice, nose-in now.
But after the Trex, you'll not want to fly the Blade much anymore except to practice.
No tail worries anymore & outdoor flight is now possible almost anytime.
Not knocking the Blade,it's good for what it is, but the Trex is another caliber of heli.

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02-12-2006 11:58 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Motions

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I couldn't have said it better. The blade is a practice heli.

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02-13-2006 03:23 AM  12 years agoPost 11
rdlohr

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Pittsfield. MA USA

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Yep. Keep the blade intact and buy a REX!


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

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02-13-2006 03:24 AM  12 years agoPost 12
rdlohr

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Pittsfield. MA USA

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Besides, you need two or three helis around so you always have at least one flying!


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

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02-13-2006 05:54 PM  12 years agoPost 13
bbeverlie

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Hudson,New Hampshire.USA

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Ya, I keep telling the wife I need another Heli, She keeps
telling me to get over it! I'm wanting a T-rex SE! My LHS
carries the shogun. Is the T-rex realy that much better?

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02-13-2006 06:08 PM  12 years agoPost 14
Motions

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I have that problem also. One time I bought a new heli and tried to play it off like is was the same old one. Didn't work.

The Trex is a great deal better than the Shogun. The new version of the Shogun is coming close but it's no Trex. The only one that is very close to a Trex is the x400 or MX400 from HeliMax. These are pretty nice models and most of the parts are interchangable with Trex. After all is said and done, the MX400 still comes out at about the same price as a Trex so I opted for the rex.

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02-13-2006 06:57 PM  12 years agoPost 15
c mark smith

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Mt Vernon, Indiana

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I started with a Blade CP. then a Shogun V 2, now a T Rex.

I like the Shogun for my learning level.

While there was a big improvement in my flying level when I went from the Blade to the Shogun, don't buy a T Rex and think there will be a big improvement in your flying over a Shogun.

They both have the same gyro, servos, etc, for the most part.

The big improvement came with not having to constantly work on the Shogun.

If you want a second heli, the T Rex might be a viable option though and I'd recommened it for that.

If you are already into hard 3D flight, maybe the Rex would be a better flyer than the Shogun.

But so far, I like the Shogun better.

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02-13-2006 07:16 PM  12 years agoPost 16
axis

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Lone Star State, USA

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I started out with a Blade CP as well and learned alot from it.
I then bought a TRex. Best thing besides buying a sim that I have done yet. Dont get me wrong, I love my Blade CP. (I just bought it back to the guy I sold it too, I actually missed it ). My Blade CP is all seperates. I went seperates when my 4-1 died.
Rather than a brushless I went with a hotter 370
Venom Fireball
ESC's
GWS-50 for tail
GWS-100 for main
GWS PG-O3 for Gyro.
I bought a DX6 for a radio.
The BCP flies great with that combo. The ESC's are cheap $12-14 each and the gyro was cheap as well @ $35. I was going to need a radio anyways for when I decided to upgrade to a bigger heli so I bought the DX6.
Basically I improved my BCP and had a radio for my next bird. I fly them both from the same radio. I understand what you guys are saying about skipping the whole BCP upgrade process and going right into a TRex but, by having seperates on my BCP first I learned alot about throttle/pitch curves, general radio set up, and of course how to fly a little more stable machine than I previously had.
Just my .02....

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02-13-2006 07:18 PM  12 years agoPost 17
bbeverlie

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Hudson,New Hampshire.USA

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Thanks guys, That answers the question about which
is the better heli for me! I'll have to find a way
to get a T-rex past the wife! Valentines day tomorrow
right...Let me think!!

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