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09-06-2006 08:13 PM  14 years ago
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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I started my heli carreer with old Hummingbird V1 and never looked back and now I wonder why I never started sooner.Rick
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09-06-2006 08:28 PM  14 years ago
oopsididitagain

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no trex for you gyronut?
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09-07-2006 02:25 AM  14 years ago
ShellDude

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I think the T-REX is an awesome first heli so long as you have someone knowledgable to help you.

If you're on your own you should probably start fixed pitch and work your way up.
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09-07-2006 02:43 AM  14 years ago
oopsididitagain

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i've been following the trex forums a lot lately but was wondering why is the prices on the trex SE dropping and droppping? it used to hold a high value in the market. what happened?
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09-07-2006 05:23 PM  14 years ago
rky5

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Oak Hills california

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I think prices are dropping because of the 2006 fun fly videos!!!.......all those chashes, must have produced record high sales of parts

Just kidding but the videos were cool!

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09-07-2006 08:50 PM  14 years ago
globalrcland

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Veneta, Oregon

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My 1st Heli.
Well in the late 70's my first heli was a American RC Helicopter, the Revolution. 40 size, fixed pitch, teetering head. 4 channel, no gyro, hula hoop for training gear.

Then came the .60 commander, collective pitch and a good flying heli.

Then I was gone from helis from 1981 to 2006 when I got the Blade CP and now my Trex SE.

The SE is far and away the best heli I have ever flown.

Bob
Bob Robeson T-Rex SE, Blade CP
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09-08-2006 01:35 AM  14 years ago
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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I started with a miniboy in the late 70's, no gyro, single stick radio, and it was a wonder that it would fly at all but I learned how to fly helis and fly the tail. I then bought an excel 60 with a futaba 2 stick radio and gyro boy was that one sweet bird.... then the kids came along and I sold it all, 55 chevy and my 63 nova....
Last fall I bought the hummingbird v3 and flew in the house all winter. I bought a blade cp then a 2nd one. and by spring I had a trex XL hovering in the house and the SE was on the bench. Five helis in 6 months, my wife must really love me.........
Tom..... No "D" flying....
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06-15-2007 02:41 PM  13 years ago
trex940

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Trenton, Ontario

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I bought my first heli the Art-Tech Falcon 3D about 5 weeks ago and have crashed it allot and getting really good at repairs to it. I recieved my TRex 450SE V2 last week and have been getting it flyable since then with the help of Finless Bob videos on heli-freak.com. I found that the Falcon 3D is VERY weather dependent on flying. I have lost it and crashed a number of times now because of the winds flipping it over when in the slightly drifting hover, or it added 20 ft of altitude quickly and got me into an uncomfortable situation quickly. I am hoping that with my Trex and better gyro and DX7 radio that I can fly more often. I know that it takes practice, practice, and more practice to get good, but the Falcon makes you not fly in the wind for fear of crash repair within 5 mins of getting airborne. I am wondering if it is worth my wild to put the money into my Falcon to kick it over to a GY401 with better tail servo and use my DX7 radio to get some expo feature and better control. What do you think? I don't really want ot be fixing my TRex allot and get the training out of my Falcon that I bought it for. These two heli's seem like good training heli's, but fear the repair bill for the TRex. The parts are really cheap for the Falcon. Any direction would be greatly appreciated!!!

TRex940 aka Wayne
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06-15-2007 03:10 PM  13 years ago
smcbmw

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Louisville, Kentucky

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My first heli was a walkera #4 (junk in my opinion) that came with some directions that were written in chinese/japanese. Keep in mind, at this point, I had never even attempted to fly anything rc. No sim time, no nothing. The directions were for a different mode controller, so the little directions that I could understand were completly wrong. Needless to say, my first flight was like a missile flying into everything within its path. My lovely wife sensing my frustration bought me a hummingbird v3 which I learned to fly on and had a great time with. It later died of natural causes(electrics went out). I now have a rex 450 upgraded SA. No plans for anything else soon....10-8
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06-15-2007 03:24 PM  13 years ago
helimatt

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Lafayette, IN

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Man, people like to talk about their beginnings- and so do I.

I had the original Lite Machines with the Cox motor, tried to hover it a few times, but the mechanical gyro never worked well for me, and I shelved it as I got out of RC for a while. I had flown airplanes for quite a few years.

Last summer I made the mistake of getting a Walkera 22E. 'Nough said.

Then got a used Blade CP on e-bay, and progressed to basic aerobatics. Got an x400 with a telebee HH gyro, flies pretty well, but got a Trex XL, and really liked it, then got an SE... or two...plus spare airframe. Then a Thundertiger Mini Titan E325. What a nice heli!

Flew a Revo CP a lot last winter- pretty good heli (Shogun clone)except the tail drive gears began stripping when I tried to push it. Have a Hummingbird Pro (metal head) too. Actually, I have too many helicopters, but I'm thinking of getting a Nitro .50 sized.
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06-15-2007 03:30 PM  13 years ago
CHOMP

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Vancouver WA USA

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- POS Walkera Dragonfly FP
- Shogun 400
- T-Rex 450XL
- T-Rex 450SA
Instructor: Don’t you know anything? Newbie: I don’t even suspect anything!
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06-15-2007 05:09 PM  13 years ago
Wingman77

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Pulaski Tennessee

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I had a blade cpp first.
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06-15-2007 05:18 PM  13 years ago
dennis052

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San Diego, CA, USA

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I bought my first helicopter, Walkera 5#4 while I was visiting my family in Hong Kong last year. There were alot of interesting looking helicopter over in Apliu street and I did not know what is Walkera at all. I also bought a Walkera 52 before I came back to US, that walkera 52 is the lovely looking little heli so I bought one more too.

Now, both Walkera 52 are POS, I cannot even hover them stable even after one year of experience. I can do inverted, inverted hover, stall turn, FFF and working on piro flip on my Trex600E. But, I still cannot hover the Walkera 52 that I will dump them in the garbage.

Walkera is cheap and attractive that bought alot of us to the hobby. If there were only Trex450 available that time, I don't think I would jump into the hobby.
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06-16-2007 12:00 AM  13 years ago
chopperdudes

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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i don't qualify here... just yet. i will be purchasing a trex V2 next wed from my lhs... right after i'm done with school (9th grader here). i started flying with a blade cp last july, and now can do inverted ff with it along with sideway tictocs... (not really tic tocs, more like 180 degree ones.. nevertheless)... it now has a hh gyro and a upgraded tail. so... i have learnt on a blade and soon will ahve a trex v2.mother earth, STOP JUMPING UP AND ROBBING MY WALLET!!!
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06-16-2007 05:38 AM  13 years ago
johnnychimpo

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Killeen, TX

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Started off with a Walkera 22E which turned into a 22D with a few cnc blings on it.

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06-16-2007 06:18 AM  13 years ago
DUI

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GARDNERVILLE NV. U.S.A.

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first heli was a dragon fly #4tried to fly it for about a week never could fly it Then bought a cpp this is the heli I learned how to fly flew this heli for about 3 months Then the trex 450sa found its way home now I know what flying a heli is all about

Dewey
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06-16-2007 08:09 AM  13 years ago
menace

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Sydney, Australia

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i had a 'wankera' POS and it nearly burned me

now i got a 450XL SE and a sceadu 50

!boo!
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06-16-2007 12:58 PM  13 years ago
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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Century Huummingbird V1, still have it and fly it indoors during the winter months.

4 years old now.
Rick
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06-16-2007 01:46 PM  13 years ago
NewRCHeliPilot

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Panama City, Fl.

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I had a Heli from American RC thirty odd years ago (maybe more) that I could never keep in the air. Kind-of wish I kept it. Jump back into the hobby a couple year back with the
Saber, peace of junk.
T-Rex X V1
Hirobo XRB SR
T-Rex SE

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06-16-2007 06:27 PM  13 years ago
jlabat

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San Carlos, CA, USA

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a JR voyager ......
first based then upgraded to lipo/brushless ... still flying :-) going to power a scale body soon!
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