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09-06-2006 06:52 PM  14 years ago
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nismoflip

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was it painless selling off your micro?
i just bought an L14 but i can't keep all my toys. probably going to sell my t-rex 450se. of you guys that made the jump to larger e-helis and sold your micro, did you have any regrets? i have access to large fields for the L14, just wondering if i'll miss those quickie baseball diamond flights with my rex. i don't think so but asking for some feedback.
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09-06-2006 07:18 PM  14 years ago
MrMel

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Im evil, I gave away my two T-rexes to my friends, so I got them hooked into this as well.

Regrets, None.
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09-06-2006 08:37 PM  14 years ago
OICU812

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I fly my 14 in all the spaces I did the rex, mind you I got some big spaces.... You can not do alot on the rex compared to a 14 in regards to precision stuff, I still own a rex but never fly it so I guess "no",, if you must sell your rex it is unlikely you would miss it. You especially will not miss all the cheap made parts and figiditing. Once you have the Logo diealed in not much if anything ever really goes sideways if you build it good. ...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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09-06-2006 09:23 PM  14 years ago
nismoflip

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cool. i feel a lot better about it now, especially since i can use the 401 and s9650 for the cyclic.
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09-06-2006 09:51 PM  14 years ago
quattrokid73

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i dont miss it one bit. i actually almost daily remember the days of flying my trex and sigh with relief.Aero-Model/Hacker Brushless/Mikado 2007
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09-07-2006 08:43 AM  14 years ago
Klinger

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I still have my zoom which once was a great flyer...so i thought. After the L14 i now know what a good heli fly's like and the zoom gathered dust. It did come in handy last week while i was waiting for spares to turn up after i put the L14 in doing low tic tocs. Got of very lightly with only blades, flybar, spindle, main gear and a couple of links needing replacing. I dont think i'd sell my zoom as i wouldnt get near what i put into it with all the upgrades, besides i have enough spares to build a second one.
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09-07-2006 08:49 AM  14 years ago
Lorents

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Hey, why not sell off your nitros in stead? I did and dont miss it at all

For me the smaller trex is a must. Lets me practice lots of things close to where I live - also less nerves involved flying it which encourages me to try out new stuff before I feel ready for it on my Logos. Flying 3D with smaller helis is also great practice - you have to respond faster and they need more corrections in manouvres. If you can do chaos with a trex + 401 gyro its easy to do it on the bigger helis with a constant rate gyro . Also have lots of fun using the trex for dirty stuff like cutting grass/bushes and doing rainbows over and behind trees - stuff we dont do to our beloved Logos...


What comes around goes around.
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09-07-2006 07:01 PM  14 years ago
nismoflip

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dirty stuff like cutting grass/bushes and doing rainbows over and behind trees - stuff we dont do to our beloved Logos...
ain't that the truth...i drive my L10 so conservatively and way up in the air to give me some margin.

i'll write a follow-up to this post letting you know what i decided. i purposely did not mention my r50 or my swift because i really like those birds and i didn't want to start another e vs nitro or logo vs swift thread. i'm leaning towards selling the rex mostly because i'm tired of stripped screws, greater wind influence, and stripped servo gears. one things for sure though, i'm totally anxious to fly the L14 when it comes in. can't wait!

thanks for the comments!

btw, if you any of you guys have electronics (esc, lipos, gyros, servos, etc.) for sale for the L14, give me a holler.
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09-07-2006 07:07 PM  14 years ago
JeffM1999

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if you want to sell it to fund your new project just do it and don't look back.... BUT, I personally love my SE's (Well, just the one now, cuz I just sold one). And it seems like your complaints with the SE could be fixed with a few upgrades, Screw set from modefos is all hardened socket screws, I have yet to strip one, costs $25. Getting metal servo gears, although personally Im not a fan of them, will keep you from stripping gears so often.

As far as the ability to fly in winds... I think it just makes you a better pilot. I have flown mine in about 15 mph winds and it was definitely a handful, but it makes you better.
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09-07-2006 10:16 PM  14 years ago
Klinger

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dirty stuff like cutting grass/bushes and doing rainbows over and behind trees - stuff we dont do to our beloved Logos...
Yeah i know, but when the things fly so well it starts to really make you over confident and i find myself getting lower and lower. You cant just putz around the rest of your life, sometimes you and your logo have got to live it
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09-08-2006 08:31 AM  14 years ago
Lorents

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sometimes you and your logo have got to live it
Good point!!
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09-18-2006 07:53 PM  14 years ago
Lorents

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Here is a trex video taken yesterday, it really is fun flying these small things. Sorry about the quality - it was a bit cloudy and the trex isnt the easiest helicopter to film

http://www.lojal.no/userfiles/trex_lh.wmv
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09-18-2006 09:51 PM  14 years ago
Jag72

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Nice Flying Lorents....
great Video Buddy......Looks like that trex runs pretty sweet....Great flying man...
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09-19-2006 09:09 AM  14 years ago
Lorents

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Thanks!
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09-19-2006 10:01 AM  14 years ago
NTM

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My 4 cell, pimped out, trex hasn't flown since I moved on to larger e-helis.
It just doesn't fly as nice and is a pain to rebuild.
I use the swift for those first attempts at a maneuver. Parts are just as cheap as a trex 450 and it flies way better.
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