RunRyder RC
 4  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 1 page 716 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › you opinion what woudl be better for me t-rex 600 or save for 90
11-20-2006 10:36 AM  11 years agoPost 1
r.j.models

rrVeteran

farnham,surrey uk

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

hi all i know its a tuff thing as an outsider ot my flying and position in life, but i am at the stage of 3d flying tic tocs,coas,progressing to piro loops and so on, so say not far below clubman 3d level, i have a raptor 50/os 50 hyper, and the coming of crimbo and the selling of some items, what is you guys opinions on this matter.
>shoudl i save my money up for a 90 size model that i could have flying around april/may/june time.
OR
>spend the money on a t-rex 600 get more of a veriety of model flying under my belt and then save up for crimbo in a year,

would i be wasting my money buying a t-rex 600 and then re saving up for a 90 i wouldnt really have anywhere during the week to fly the 600 so it would really be up the field with my nitro, so would i be more benficial to save my money for 90 such as synergy or avant?

sponsored by trex450

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 10:46 AM  11 years agoPost 2
Furious Predator

rrProfessor

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

if you already have a rappy 50, then it wouldn't make sense to buy a trex 600....its just an electric 50....a kick @ss one at that though.

if you can afford the 90 then go for it. just remember it DRINKS not sips away at fuel, and parts do cost more. but if you can handle that, then go nuts!

my Vigor with its old YS80 would drink away its 22 onces of fuel in 8-10 minutes, it now has a YS91 with a viper head which has yet to be tested out

Shawn
Team Leisure-Tech
Team HelixRC

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 10:53 AM  11 years agoPost 3
r.j.models

rrVeteran

farnham,surrey uk

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

although i coudlnt really aford to crash it , i woudl get more benefit form it, kk anyone else opinion, that is another thign i dont think i ahev money for that much fuel so maybe a t-rex 600 jsut as somthign to play with, cos if it comes to it i can sjut take the gyro servos out of the rex and put them into the 90 coudlnt i??

so maybe that is somethgin to ahve an opinion on too

sponsored by trex450

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 11:11 AM  11 years agoPost 4
Furious Predator

rrProfessor

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

you will save in fuel...but batteries cost huge money right now. my only worry is you wreck the lithium in a crash. and you would need 2-3 of them to have a good day of flying at the field, you cant just filler back up and go at it again.

but yes you can pull the servoes and gyro from the 600 and toss them in a 90.

Shawn
Team Leisure-Tech
Team HelixRC

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 11:16 AM  11 years agoPost 5
r.j.models

rrVeteran

farnham,surrey uk

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

yer true, u see the guys up my club have a very good poitn that if i got a 90 if i crashed i woudl be out for a while, and fuel again is expensive ina 90 and yer i woudl enjopy the extra power and presision a 90 woudl brign to my flying, but the 600 si cheaper to crash, but if u reli look deeper is it pointless me gettign a electric version fo what i have, so im in 2 minds do i get the 600 so i have a new heli and its sumink kool and a bit cheaper to crash then my raptor, or get a 90 slowly build it up and be alot more out fo pcoket if i crash or if i fly alot. the thing is if i cant fly the 600 anywhere but the field y have a less powered version of my rappy,
but its the case of i coudl hve a brand new heli this crimbo or get an airframe this cirmbo and save and maybe have it flying in april, but woudl i get more benefit having a 600 that i woudl fly with slightly less wory for 3 minutes up the fild, its complicated any last words lol

sponsored by trex450

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 11:22 AM  11 years agoPost 6
NitroPolymer

rrVeteran

Southeast Florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

1) If you've seen any videos of Alana Szabo flying the 600, then you will know that it is a machine that can handle what you want to progess to.

2) With regard to the .90, you mentioned that you "wouldn't be able to afford to crash it" - That means you shouldn't buy it! You wont get a good return out of a heli you can't afford to crash.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 11:23 AM  11 years agoPost 7
Dr Lodge

rrElite Veteran

Guildford, Surrey - UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Various thoughts
- Any 600 sized electric heli is not going to be a cheap outlay, therefore I don't see this as a benefit to getting a second heli in the air without much outlay.
- To progress your flying, its better to have 2 identical machines in case you crash one or need to maintain it.
- If the cost of extra fuel that a 90 burns isn't an issue, take a look at the Synergy since parts are pretty cheap. Fit it with an OS91SZ and 9255s and it won't cost the earth. GY611 would be good, but then the £££ start to add up.

If you want a second 50 ship, I'd have to recommend another of what you already have. Or look at the Knight 50 - parts are cheap as chips and it flies way better than a Rappie 50.

Just my 2p.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 11:30 AM  11 years agoPost 8
r.j.models

rrVeteran

farnham,surrey uk

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

hmm al veyr good points in if i was goign to get a second model it woudlnt be another raptor 50 admitedly all i would need is an egnien and radio as i ahev an airframe here, but the hoel reaosn for sppendign the moeny im saving is to get a benefit nto to get a second 50 that handles the same as my first, although your poitn is a good one i dotn see this to be the route i will take, i do although agree with the cant afford to crash shouldnt be flying, it think if i did get a t-rex 600 i woudl be able to fly it at a college grounds near me but in the winter i cant cos its dark by the time they have all cleared out of college, i say i cant afford to crash a 90, who can afford it, i mean it in terms of i cant be up and flying within a week as it did with my 50 it woudl take me a month or so, but a 600 has relatively cheap parts. i think its propably between gettign the 90 airframe for cirmbo and maybe an engine depedning on wht i save up, or gettign a t-rex 600 with the radio i woudl want in a 90 eg 611 9451's and then when it comes to me actuli needing one to then get the 90 and use the radio out of the 600 when you say breaking the lipo in a crash how easy are we talking abotu dooign this?

sponsored by trex450

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 02:25 PM  11 years agoPost 9
digger123

rrApprentice

suffolk .uk

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

i have a 50 titan and a raptor 90 se.as far as flying goes the 90 is a much nicer heli gobs of power and it flips and rolls far faster even with the 50 running at 2000 headspeed with green paddles.as for parts the 90 is not too bad really one of the main things to consider is blade price nhp for the 90 are £15 more.alot of the other sticky out bits cost only a little more also i use the metal tube drive in the tail cheaper ,no performanc loss and fairly hardy wont need to be replaced in a crash if boom not bent to far.as for fuel i normally fly about 4 tanks a day 2 on 50 and 2 with the 90 does not work out to bad at all this way.as for electric could be good if you got a field at bottom of garden just pop out and fly but if you got to load car up anyway prob not much point also the good lipos are like getting a years fuel in one go .also if you damage it in a crash cost more to fix then a 90 ,charging if you not had a electric before really is tiresome.crashing my 50 costs round about half the cost to the 90 but i dont care as so nice to own.i have thought about a elecric lately something to mess with in the winter months but it would be a smaller heli like a Dragonus II Pro.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 02:44 PM  11 years agoPost 10
r.j.models

rrVeteran

farnham,surrey uk

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

yer at one point i was thinkign swift, i think tbh t-rex 600 isnt going to be ont he lsit anymroe i worked it out its nearly as much as a chepaer 90!

sponsored by trex450

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 03:08 PM  11 years agoPost 11
Dr Lodge

rrElite Veteran

Guildford, Surrey - UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If you're thinking Swift, look at the Logo 10. A better heli and prices have come down in recent months.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 03:10 PM  11 years agoPost 12
r.j.models

rrVeteran

farnham,surrey uk

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

true, what batteries woudl u need to run it?
and the logo 10 is a more pricy heli than the swift,

sponsored by trex450

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 03:24 PM  11 years agoPost 13
digger123

rrApprentice

suffolk .uk

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

i had a logo 10 for a while very nice heli was back when nicad and nimh batterys were used would fly well on 13 cells.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 07:45 PM  11 years agoPost 14
Dr Lodge

rrElite Veteran

Guildford, Surrey - UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Price of a Logo 10 may be a smidge more than the Swift, but not alot.

Batteries would be something like Flight Power 6s 3700 EVO20s at £150 a shot.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-20-2006 08:00 PM  11 years agoPost 15
TorkRod

rrNovice

Somewhere in Cyber US

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Get the 600. Mine is a lil rocket. 90 performance and handles like a big heli. And probably the most fun to fly heli I've had.. It is also quite hardy in a crash. More than I can say for the others.. Batts are a bit pricey for sure. But, If you go with the TP5000's and the 1010C charger and balancer combo, It'll take care of the batts and you should get long life on batts. I have a Stratus but it has recently been neglected! IMHO..

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 716 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › you opinion what woudl be better for me t-rex 600 or save for 90
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 4  Topic Subscribe

Saturday, June 23 - 1:26 pm - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online