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02-11-2006 07:44 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Renegade2473

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How long do these electric helis tend to stay up for?

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02-11-2006 08:16 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Edge

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Indianapolis, IN

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Depends on motor/battery/how flown. Roughly 6-10 mins!

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02-16-2006 09:57 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Renegade2473

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electric
Hmmmm, I think I'll stick to glow engined. I thought you can get a better flight time.

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02-16-2006 10:19 PM  12 years agoPost 4
EZ Money

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Las Vegas, NV

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A properly set up T Rex with a good 2100 battery and no binding in the linkage will easily fly for 8 to 12 minutes. If you just hover and do FF even more.

I found the secret is in the setup. Link binding and servo over limiting will kill the duration and heat up the battery and ESC.

I was running my 1500 battery down in less than 6 minutes just hovering then I had someone who knew what they were doing set mine up. He loosened the ball links, set the linkages at 90 degrees and reset the end points and now my 1500 can hover for 10 minutes. I bought a 2100 and did three 5 minute flights and still had over 11 volts. That was pushing it though.

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02-16-2006 10:51 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Rick McWilliams

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TRex XL flies for 15 minutes
I fly for 15 minutes, of moderate speed FF and hovering. TRex XL, Align 430L, Align 35A, TP2100, 665g, Pro 325 blades. Hover power is only 6.5A.

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02-17-2006 12:42 AM  12 years agoPost 6
leejax01

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Jax. Fl.

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I usually touch down at 8 minutes, good thing we carry more than 1 battery. I get wayyyyyyyyyyyy more stick time with electrics because of convenience of flying anywhere and pretty much anytime. If you have to wait to get to the field and log sticktime, just imagine walking into the backyard and flying whenever you want. That was why I got out of nitros the first time....got no where and only made it to the airfield 2 times a month.

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02-23-2006 12:57 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Renegade2473

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electric helis
Good point. That maybe something to think about.

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02-23-2006 01:20 PM  12 years agoPost 8
firestat

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Columbus Ohio

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Most of us pobably have a T-Rex or two, and a nitro or two. I love flying and messing around with both, but can't fly the nitro around home. I can take the T-rex outside in the back yard and fly it around for about 10 minutes straight, but almost never, if ever, fly it for more than 3-4 minutes at a time. I can also take it on vacation(in it's handy carrying case). The nitro takes up too much room.

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02-23-2006 02:30 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Soniq7

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Sacramento CA

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I get 10 minutes on a 400dh motor using 1800ma batts. Its a good amount of time, Im usually ready to park it and let my hands stop shaking by then. I fly about four packs a day at the park by my house.

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02-23-2006 03:44 PM  12 years agoPost 10
gkoutsis

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Athens Greece

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The t-rex is easy to carry and fly and most of all clean and silent.

I can fly in the middle of the night and nobody will notice. Sometimes I fly in front of my house, practising my nose in.

With the nitro, I need to load the car and head to the field.

I think you can't be into helis and not own both.

George

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02-23-2006 04:59 PM  12 years agoPost 11
Squirrlybird

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Suffolk, Va US

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I think you can't be into helis and not own both.
You can but why?

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02-23-2006 06:23 PM  12 years agoPost 12
djMidnight

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Petaluma, California

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I have a TRex that I started with, and now have a 50 size nitro too, but I still love flying the TRex. I can toss it into the back seat of the car and fly it at a high school soccer field near the office on my way to/from work. 3 batteries @ 9 mins each is 1/2 hour of stick time.

My 50 requires me to go well out of my way to find a safe place to fly, and it's loud & messy. Don't get me wrong - I love it, but it takes less effort to go fly the TRex.

Jason

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02-23-2006 08:47 PM  12 years agoPost 13
Flyboy50

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MA - USA

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I've been using a 2650 battery with 3 cells, and I get over 20 minutes of hovering time. I almost get bored, since I'm scared to try anything difficult. Best to do 2 flights, give equipment time to cool off.

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02-23-2006 09:17 PM  12 years agoPost 14
efliernz

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Hamilton, New Zealand

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15-20 with 2250 3S hover and basic FF
using a modified "microscream" low volt alarm set to 9.8v 1 minute of hover left once it starts to beep. If you do an accelerated climbout/heavy current move and are getting low on power, the alarm may beep briefly as you go below the 9.8v. A great warning that you may be pushing it...

Why land before you have to???
I back onto a park so I regularly fly at 07:15 for 15 min before going to work. No noise - happy neighbors. Perfectly still weather 10 yards from the hanger!!!

check out my gallery...

Pete, Trex500, Trex600E, Streched 600, DSX9, DX7, Low-volt alarms - check the gallery for my alarms

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