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02-06-2008 07:37 PM  10 years agoPost 1
wentos

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Hello, what do you think, is better choice for begginer T-Rex 500 or LaHeli Sniper. Or the best choice will be Minititan? Sorry, my english is bad. Thanks for reaction.

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02-06-2008 07:42 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Crash3D

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Wow, tough choice. The problem with the little electrics is how twitchy they are. They are very touchy, and typically fly with very high headspeeds. I think the best heli to go with as a beginner is the raptor 50. This gives you a bigger more stable rotor disc, and also a heli with room to grow if you are interested in 3D.

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02-06-2008 07:45 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Raffy

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I just got a MiniTitan ARF as a friend of mine swear on it that it flies really good with the stock esc and motor. I'm putting it together but no doubt it's gonna fly as good as my R50SE.

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02-06-2008 07:52 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Crash3D

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Haha....ya, they will fly 3d with pizazz, but they aren't the most stable heli for a newbie.

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02-06-2008 07:57 PM  10 years agoPost 5
wentos

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Hmm, I thought Raptor 50, but I affraid of this size heli, Raptor is much bigger than T500 or Minititan. On the other hand, a lot of people said me, Raptor is the best choice for begginer. T500 ins nice, but the spare parts are big problem in Prague.

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02-06-2008 08:10 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Raffy

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Raptor is the best choice for begginer.
That is the truth! Therefore, the MiniTitan as advertised should be good for beginners - "newbie". Much cheaper than the Nitros. Heck, you can bling it and is still cheaper than a nitro kit.

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02-07-2008 04:21 PM  10 years agoPost 7
david raptor

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the raptor is a very good helicopter .if you don't know much about set helicopters up or money comes's in to it take a look at the blade 400 its ready to fly out the box for £300 http://www.modelhelicopters.co.uk/a...FLH1400IM2.html they fly nice a good starting helicopter

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02-07-2008 04:56 PM  10 years agoPost 8
redvtr1000

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Personally, I would avoid the blade. I have seen plenty of people complaining about it out of the box and then putting them up for sale. Not saying it is horrible, just when you spend that kind of cash you could go the next step for just a bit more.

I have a Raptor 50 titan and a mini titan. I also consider myself to be a relative newcomer to helis. I started with the mini-titan. The raptor may be a more stable bird, but I don't care. I am glad I started out with the MT, much less intimidation and money into it so I don't feel as bad when I pound it into the ground. The mini-titan is very easy to repair, and setup isn't all that bad either.

As far as stability goes, I find the MT to be very stable and can see no real reason to discredit it as a very capable beginner bird when setup for that purpose. It might just be me, but my heart gets going and my fingers get nervy a lot more when I pull out the raptor than when I pull out the mini. That may pass in time, but right now it is an issue.

If you go with the Raptor, you are probably going to want to find an AMA field and someone who knows what they are doing (if you have no experience). If you go with the mini, follow the manuals, get some help from the forums, you should be able to get going without much outside help.

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02-07-2008 05:11 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Jujiro

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Just make sure whatever you get you are quite comfortable with the price tag on it as well as the operating costs ( fuel, batteries etc) and repair costs since crashes are inevitable. Also consider where you want to do the most of your flying at ex. backyard good for micros like the 450 (depending on size of backyard ofc) while you'll probably want to be at a flying field for a raptor 50.

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02-07-2008 05:44 PM  10 years agoPost 10
DS 8717

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The 500Trex is the easiest to fly by far,you can run a lower headspeed and it is really tame and stable.The parts are really cheap when you bonk it.

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02-07-2008 06:18 PM  10 years agoPost 11
redvtr1000

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If the rex 500 flies anything in real life like it does in phoenix, I want one.

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02-08-2008 01:21 PM  10 years agoPost 12
inkspot1967

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Cranston Ri

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i vote for the trex500 also i love that little heli my flybarless trex600n isnt getting much attention now.....

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02-09-2008 10:33 AM  10 years agoPost 13
wentos

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Prague

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Hello, yesterday I flew with T-Rex 600N and it was unbelievable. I ordered T-REX 600N and Minititan. I flew with T-Rex 500 and It was so good, but the flying time was very short and the time of charging is long.

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02-09-2008 07:41 PM  10 years agoPost 14
bagobitz

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REDVTR1000! Prague is in EASTERN EUROPE (THE FORMER CZECHOSLOVAKIA)

I doubt the AMA is going there any time soon

Wentos...It's amazing how quickly things are moving in your country!

The Trex Nitro's are the latest "hot thing",it seems..if you can get parts easily, that is the biggest hurdle,next to Nitro fuel.

Is the Radio frequency properly regulated, there and do you have much official stuff to do before you can fly?

Unfortunately,all the cheap stuff is in Hong Kong but I bet your Customs import duty makes it too expensive..just like UK.

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02-09-2008 07:47 PM  10 years agoPost 15
wentos

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Prague

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T-Rex 600N is long time in Czech Republic, I think about six months.

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03-02-2008 04:11 PM  10 years agoPost 16
thrx

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Montreal, Canada

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Czech Republic is in central Europe actually. And in terms of availability of latest products and technology, it's no worse than Germany for example. For such a small country, there is a lot of interest in this hobby over there, and it's also the home of some the best products people use in their airplanes and helis the world over.

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03-04-2008 08:47 PM  10 years agoPost 17
Pyrock

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SF Bay Area

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Buy whatever you can get parts for the easiest. You WILL crash and you WILL need parts especially when starting out. That said, I think the T500 will be the easiest to fly due to it's larger size. parts should be readily available soon.

Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200

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03-04-2008 09:13 PM  10 years agoPost 18
Steff Giguere

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St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

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I think the the T-Rex 500 is a great choice, in between size, almost as stable as a 50, will do 3D, cost less than a 50 to repair. Anyway I like mine and if I was to start over again as a new pilot and know what I know now I would go with a T-Rex 500.

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03-04-2008 09:51 PM  10 years agoPost 19
BladeRex

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Temecula, Ca

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My vote also goes for whatever you can get parts for easier and if you can afford repair parts for a larger heli go w/ one of them since they are more stable, easier to see and IMO more fun to fly. on your average crash you'll be looking at replacing tail boom, spindle rotor shaft, feather shaft and blades (blades are pricey on the big helis, especially for carbons), spear gear, tail rotor shaft, tail blades and landing gear aren't uncommon crash repairs. I love how cheap my Trex450 is to crash (I usually only loose blades and tail boom), but I'd rather fly my Hurricane 550.

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