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03-05-2008 09:51 PM  10 years agoPost 1
TwistedrotoR12

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Does anyone know if the aluminum frame or the carbon frame would hold up better in a crash?
Thanks

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03-05-2008 09:56 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Bond007

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Errrrrrrrr......Why don't you ask in the TREX forum

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03-05-2008 10:00 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Rennster

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The carbon frames are easier to repair with some epoxy...if it is repairable. Never had the Alum ones.

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03-05-2008 10:06 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Jeff polisena

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Aluminum will hold up but a tad heavier as for the smart ass we are here to help so if you dont know dont reply

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03-05-2008 10:12 PM  10 years agoPost 5
kiwidave1

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It is easier to see when there is a problem with carbon frames, cos it breaks, Aluminum can bend and can be difficult to troubleshoot an issue if it is caused by a slightly bent frame.
carbon is digital on or off, true or broken.
Aluminum is analog, could be anywhere between streight to bent 90 degrees.

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03-06-2008 03:33 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Bond007

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as for the smart ass we are here to help so if you dont know dont reply
Just being constructive

Isn't that why there is a TREX sub directory

Realistically it's a bit of an open question. Too many variables to answer honestly IMO. Depends on how you crash

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03-06-2008 04:50 PM  10 years agoPost 7
JRjoe

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Gotta agree with Bond , it all depends. Hard telling what the next crash will be like. Carbon breaks, aluminun bends. I think it really boils down to what your willing to pay for replacements.


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03-06-2008 04:55 PM  10 years agoPost 8
colsy

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as for the smart ass we are here to help so if you dont know dont reply
Lol,

Truth is i doubt theres many people 'spanked' both the ally frame and carbon frames to the same degree.

I personally prefer the carbon, because it's either broken or it isn't, whereas with ally it can warp without realising.

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03-06-2008 04:58 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Funky Trex

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I tried switching to the Aluminum frames when I was trying out some different servos. 2 wrecks later (on grass and nothing spectacular) and all 4 upper and lower frames were tweaked. They could probably be straightened with a hammer, but it would require a complete tear down.

On the other hand, my carbon frame has been through 30+ wrecks. I have broke one lower frame and 1 upper frame in all of those wrecks.

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03-06-2008 05:06 PM  10 years agoPost 10
dannyh5

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I don’t select and buy a heli on how well it survives in a crash, usually I worry more about how it will fly. If it crashes, which they do, if anything survives it’s a bonus.

There is a lot of talk on the strength of the rex frames but wait a min. If you want a rigid heli, rigid frames with no twisting, guess what, they probably will not survive a crash. Rigidity and crash resistance do not go hand in hand. That’s why we have crumple zones on cars. That’s why dinner plates shatter when hit. If you want a crash resistant heli, buy a flexible one.

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03-06-2008 08:29 PM  10 years agoPost 11
TwistedrotoR12

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thanks..im sticking with the carbon one..
man i love rr!!.

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