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11-20-2006 07:13 PM  11 years agoPost 1
Bris89gt

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I currently have a 30 rappy. And I'm looking into an elec heli. I have read up on the 450 SE and the XL. Is it all just preference? Any feedback would be appriciated.

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11-20-2006 07:14 PM  11 years agoPost 2
caseyjholmes

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Now days it's a choice between the SA and the SE. The XL shouldn't be in the question any more That plastic frame boom clamp is rediculous..
Even the new SA plastic boom clamp is Waaaay better.

I would recommend the SA, and upgrade to SE as you crash..
Unless you sport the cash for the SE right off the bat.

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11-20-2006 07:15 PM  11 years agoPost 3
Bris89gt

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oh.... well I guess that just made up my mind.... LOL

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11-20-2006 07:28 PM  11 years agoPost 4
slider46

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Yes with the SA priced at 290. with motor and ESC it's hard to pass it up... But if you want the XL don't be afraid to buy one I have one that I fly almost everyday and it's a great flying bird, but it's all plastic too... Cheap parts but they will break easily in a crash...

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-20-2006 07:54 PM  11 years agoPost 5
Gary Jenkins

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I would say the SA is the most cost effective choice. The XL with a metal head will cost as much as the SA. Helicopter World is selling the SA for $179.99.

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11-20-2006 08:05 PM  11 years agoPost 6
whirlybird 1

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flatwoods ky U.S.A.

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Trex
Go with the SA

Blade Cp 11.1 lipos ugraded chassie bell-hiller dual tail motor /T-Rex SA Upgrading to SE

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11-20-2006 08:16 PM  11 years agoPost 7
vic20owner

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SA... but nothing really wrong with the XL. I just bought a new XL for around $150... I like the mechanical ccpm mixing.

But, for the extra $40 the SA is a better buy because it's the latest version with eCCPM mixing.

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11-20-2006 08:23 PM  11 years agoPost 8
BikeNBoatN

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Santa Ana, CA USA

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Just to confound the issue, our LHS just got in a shipment of TRex 450-S. I got a chance to look closely at the box and they look pretty nice. According to the Align rep delivering them, they have the same frame as the SE (direct-action ccpm), in CF not aluminum like the "SA". The "S" comes with an aluminum rotor head, the half-metal/half-plastic swash from the "SA", and the rest of the head is plastic. Comes with the latest version Align tail with a wire pushrod. With the Align 450L motor and esc, they're selling for $290.

So it's like getting an SA with CF frames, motor, esc and metal hub for $90 more than the SA. They are not fully assembled like the SA, more like the SE in that only the frame and head are assembled. And you don't get the cute little metal parts case that the other TRex kits have. But even the Align rep thinks this "S" version is a better deal than the "SA" version.

Brent
Slow and Smooth 2-D Scale Flyer
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11-20-2006 08:43 PM  11 years agoPost 9
caseyjholmes

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PRobably true..
The SA does not include the new tail pushrod and guide set. However, it does come with steel tail hub and v2 SE style tail pitch slider. (not latest version SE v3 tail slider)

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