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02-12-2006 08:00 AM  12 years agoPost 1
jstorniolo

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Lake Forest, CA - USA

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Finally, I'm about to order my T-REX. I know the SE has tons of upgrades, flies great and just flat out looks cool, but is it worth it? Would it be better to just go with the XL, upgrade the swash and build out from there? What do you think? What I'd really like is a CC35, Aon V2815-3500, SAB blades, GY401, HS56's and a HS50 for the tail, etc. Is there any advantage with the Aon versus the Align 430L? What about the Align versus CC ESC?

Thanks for your advice.

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02-12-2006 08:05 AM  12 years agoPost 2
kookboy

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Vancouver, BC

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I've got the following.. and I bolded the one's you are thinking of getting. It works great for me.

Trex XL
CC 35
Align 430L
Electron 6
HS56's
HS-50 tail
GY401
Align CNC Head
CNC Tailcase
CF boom
Gorilla struts

I'm a happy camper

... But honey it was only $$$

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02-12-2006 08:11 AM  12 years agoPost 3
scamp62

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Shermen Oaks, CA

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over time you will want to get all the upgrads that that the SE comes with, just do it, go with the flow, don't fight it.........get the SE

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02-12-2006 08:12 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Mike Wilson

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Toronto, Canada

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I started with the XL but eventually upgraded it to an SE. The XL flies great with the upgraded metal head but the SE flies better and is a little lighter.

I would go for a better tail servo like the Futaba 9650 if you want serious tail lock.

....Mike.

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02-12-2006 09:30 PM  12 years agoPost 5
tihmed

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Denver, CO

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Go for the SE. You will want the bling anyway, and the SE is way cheaper than buying upgrades seperately.

My bird..
SE (Ground from tail to inner frame to outer frame to engine case to battery neg)
3xhs56 (used blue anodized spacers from extra screw kit to get pitch linkage aligned better)
HS-50 tail
GY401
430L (no problems, tons of power)
CC35
JR770s PCM rx
Afermarket reinforced blue anodized landing gear
Deans micro ant.


Then I have Patch... my 450X.... I got so sick of braking head parts everytime I was doing a ground hardness test. SO now half the head is alum. and it now cost the same as the SE
Warp 4
Align 35amp
4xjr nes-241
GY240
Tail grip upgrade
JR610ul fm rx

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02-12-2006 09:36 PM  12 years agoPost 6
kookboy

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Vancouver, BC

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Then I have Patch... my 450X
'Patch'

I like that Good name for a parts heli

... But honey it was only $$$

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02-12-2006 11:49 PM  12 years agoPost 7
n8tivedave

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simi valley,cal,u.s.

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xl is fine
i have the 450 xl,with minimum upgrades, swahplate,blade grips,and the all important metal tail,the xl will do anything i want it to do,save money,you will know the upgrades you will need.

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02-13-2006 12:50 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Ciprian

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Villa Rica, GA

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I had the same question back in december. I decided to go with the XL CDE since I probably will crash it before long, and it feels better to know that I will not crash that much money at once. Then, as I get better, I can upgrade stuff on it.


C~

Raptor 30 V2, Webra 36 GTH, GY 401 / 9253
T-Rex 450XL CDE, Align 430L, CC35, GY 401

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02-13-2006 01:15 AM  12 years agoPost 9
jstorniolo

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Lake Forest, CA - USA

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Thanks for all the input everyone.

I probably should have explained that I have been flying a R50V2 for a couple years. So, I am not rookie. Of course, I am not an expert either. I am looking for a machine that I can get some serious stick time on to get my 3D skills dialed in. I don't expect to do lots of crashing (pretty conservative flying style), but I want serious performance to grow with. So it sounds like the SE is the way for me.

Thanks!

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02-13-2006 10:44 AM  12 years agoPost 10
tihmed

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Denver, CO

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Especially with your experience... you will upgrade the XL with every crash until you have an SE. The SE parts are more expensive to replace. If you don't think you will crash that much get the SE!! If you think you will be involved in a bunch of "ground hardness testing" get the XL.

Take a gamble on yourself!! Go SE!

Align.... it's not just a name, it's an instruction!

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