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09-05-2006 11:43 PM  14 years ago
leslie

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Hi All,

I started with a piccolo pro, dismal. Then went to a hummingbird FP, still have it. It's my winter (indoors) bird. Then I moved to a Shogun and Century 3dpro. Finally went to the trex. I like the trex because of it's capability and cheap parts.

Since I'm determined to go inverted the trex parts prices attracted me. I'm quite pleased with the durablity and flyability!!

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Leslie
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09-05-2006 11:49 PM  14 years ago
OICU812

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Hey britney spears lol, the t-rex is a good "addition heli", I think anyone saying it is the only heli to own and that it will take you everywhere is kind of rediculous. Each to their own opinion but don't think it will take you everywhere and if it will, it will be long time going and costly as well, lol....Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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09-05-2006 11:50 PM  14 years ago
aircare84

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My first heli was a Schluter Superior .60 size nitro in '84.Kept it a year, got into fixed wing.Started with fixed wing R/C in'74.Dropped out of R/C in '88 & got into plastic modeling.
Got back into it 1 1/2 yrs ago with a Blade CP.Taught myself again how to hover with the Blade,got first Trex last August.Have 2 Trex's, about to be just 1, but am putting togther a stock plastic Trex from all my upgrades & spares.It'll soon be my daily bird.Piecing togther an SE frame for my 'XL' which is the last non-SE part of it left.
Also starting back with fixed wing,a GWS Tiger Moth 400.
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09-05-2006 11:53 PM  14 years ago
leslie

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hey britney spears???


you talkin' to me OICU812??? cracking up here!!

No the trex is not the end all and be all. I actually fly all my birds depending on weather or venue (indoors/outdoors) except the piccolo... it's my hanger queen.


... you might have a point, I do switch heli's like I switch/buy shoes.

lol

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Leslie
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09-05-2006 11:55 PM  14 years ago
OICU812

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Leslie shame on you for thinking that , look at the name of the original poster of this thread "oopsididitagain"
, lol. It will than come clear, I hope. If not it is a song by ......

BTW Leslie..nice http://runryder.com/gallery/16520/DSCN1659.jpg
...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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09-05-2006 11:56 PM  14 years ago
glucoseboy

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My first heli was an Esky Lama2 that my brother-in-law got me for Xmas (he's a hard-core heli guy). From there I picked up a used blade CP which I didn't like very much at all (couldn't get it trimmed right).

I then bought a Trex SE which I fly currently.

The Trex is stable enough to be a first-helicopter provided the person has enough simulator time to get comfortable with the basic stick movements and is patient and careful. (at 2800 rpm, the Trex can do some serious damage)
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09-06-2006 12:34 AM  14 years ago
leslie

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Hi All,

Still laughing OC, yes I found that fix for glitching on this site....um lets see, yep that was you.

It has worked fantastically for me on two trex's, smirk I guess: oops it did it again.

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Leslie
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09-06-2006 12:50 AM  14 years ago
OICU812

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Hah, great Leslie now we can be freinds again, lol.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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09-06-2006 01:00 AM  14 years ago
Hummingbird3D

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Mine was the Hirobo XRB (no tether, good investment for me and to learn nose in. It was nice that the blades were cheap.

On a super calm day I could fly outdoors, otherwise it turns into a balloon.

Since this heli flies flat, no banked turns it is easier to learn how to fly in many different directions without the fear of plowing it into the ground.

I'd highly recommend it as a starter, except for the fact that it's in the $300 range.
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09-06-2006 01:16 AM  14 years ago
copterklutz

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I started with a Hirobo XRB wireless as well. Got it for Xmas last year and spent most of the winter flying inside. Then I bought a fixed pitch Corona 120 kit in Februarywhich taught me how to fly outside and do FF and turns and such. Then I got a nice TREX 450 SE....




" Well, Um.... it's fixable......"
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09-06-2006 01:47 AM  14 years ago
rky5

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Oak Hills california

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I found a picture of my first heli ...after much searching.
Concept 30
OS engine, mechanical gyro, (you could hear it spinning)
Non programable Airtronics radio.
And a very crappy clutch!

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09-06-2006 01:56 AM  14 years ago
Coolpowered

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Youngstown, ohio

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I started with a shuttle zxx, then a shulter, and on to raptors 30, 50, and 60, my first electric was the humming bird from century, then the t-rexes.

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09-06-2006 02:45 AM  14 years ago
windmeup

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Westminster Ca.

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Schlueter HeliBoy 25 0r so years ago.

You all have it very good now as compared to then...just to be able to hover was a big deal! It was still major fun.
Just don't windmedown, I do not have a reset button
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09-06-2006 04:21 AM  14 years ago
JJGONZO

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I started about a year a half ago. My first heli was a fixed pitch gws mini dragon fly that i modded.

the most recent addition to my fleat is a baby trex.

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09-06-2006 04:22 AM  14 years ago
JJGONZO

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oops! I screwed up. This is my baby Trex
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09-06-2006 06:24 AM  14 years ago
oopsididitagain

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baby trex as in a DF36?
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09-06-2006 07:52 AM  14 years ago
Paul_C

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I think anyone saying it is the only heli to own and that it will take you everywhere is kind of rediculous. Each to their own opinion but don't think it will take you everywhere and if it will, it will be long time going and costly as well, lol.
Actually the Trex won’t take you anywhere, it’s too small, and with a flight duration of 7~11 minutes, how far would it take you anyway?

All jokes aside though, it is only really in windy conditions that I'm reminded that the Trex is a little heli with limitations over the bigger ones, in calm weather it can do anything a larger heli can do, except long shallow autos. At the end of the day it’s nice to have a variety of different sizes that you can choose depending on weather. My Trex performs better and can do more than my raptor 30 did, it’s just not as much fun on windy days.

I don’t understand the more costly part, the Trex has been my cheapest heli (own, upgrade, repair), after the Piccolo that is.
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09-06-2006 07:27 PM  14 years ago
c mark smith

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Had an MFA ??? from Hobby Lobby many years ago, fixed pitch and four channel Tx/Rx

recejntly had a CP, or two, then a Shogun, now into Rexes,,,,,,,,,,all HDE type with plastic frames,,,,,,,,
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09-06-2006 07:56 PM  14 years ago
oopsididitagain

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yea i dont really do hardcore acrobatic stuff just want a nice heli to fly around ( no 3d) , a stable heli at one.

i guess its better than what i have in mind for it
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09-06-2006 08:05 PM  14 years ago
rky5

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This topic was interesting for a several different reasons.
Everyone started out in different ways with different helis, now down the road years later everyone has a different flying style, and thats why there are so many different opinions on any given subject you read in this forum.

Cool deal
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