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08-24-2008 06:21 AM  12 years ago
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darren1492

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Where to next???
I am currently learning on an Old Hirobo Shuttle ZXX, this thing is mint. But, I am currently looking for a 50 size to move up to. The ones I have my eye on are the TT Rapor Titan and the Trex 600N. Pros and Cons? Any suggestions?
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08-24-2008 06:29 AM  12 years ago
george0079

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Both are excellent helis. You will be happy with either one.

They both have pros and cons..... Best thing to do would be to get the one that you will be able to get the most local help with.
Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!
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08-24-2008 08:04 AM  12 years ago
leftyatm

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You can't go wrong with the 600 Nitro. The NSP is the best of the best in my opinion. It looks and flies great!
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08-24-2008 06:20 PM  12 years ago
Ozz58

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Another Shuttle guy
Darren,

I'm also flying an old (15year) Shuttle ZXX, It's the bird I learned on that many years ago.

If you are flying at a RC park, find out what they fly and add this to your dission factor.

Look at your LHS and see if parts are stocked.

As George said, both are great birs, Raptors were great in there day, but I think the T-Rex has passed them in terms of popularity.

Hope this helps,

Here is my Shuttle ZXX in the driveway test.
Really can't come up with something good
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08-24-2008 06:22 PM  12 years ago
Ozz58

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Opps no pic,
hope it works this time.

Really can't come up with something good
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08-24-2008 10:26 PM  12 years ago
Way2slow

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I have both, 600N Pro and a Raptor V2 with aluminum head upgrade, after market swash and a few other upgrades. While I'm not a very accomplished pilot, only been flying about nine months and not doing any 3D or inverted stuff yet I personally like the 600 Pro better. Granted the 600 is still very new, has the best of everything and does not have the hours on it the Raptor has, (I got it used) but the 600 just feels soooo much smoother.

My wife gave the 600 for christmas and I waited two months to even put it together and it hung on the wall another three months before I tried to fly it the first time. Everybody said the 600N was way too quick for a beginner. I was kinda pissed the first time I got the nerve to try it, it was so damn smooth and stable, it was a very easy heli to fly. I was pissed because I waited that long to try it after seeing how easy it was to fly.

I guess that could be because I've never used expo learning to fly my 450 electrics and my Kinetic 50 and don't use expo on the 600N or the Raptor.
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08-24-2008 11:36 PM  12 years ago
payne1967

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the raptor will be around like the shuttle
4ever
the t rex600 is the latest must have
both fly well and are supported well with spares
the sceadu evo 50 is another good machine to look at

but at the end of the day it's what you wish to have that counts
have a look at your lhs to see what they support
and see what is flown at your local flying site (it should be a mix of all 3 with the t rex 600 increasing in numbers thats common in the uk)

with the 600 don't forget you will need 3 servos the same for the cyclic as its eccpm mixed the raptor and hmp sceadu you can mix and match any sevros as they are mechanialy mixed (you can get an eccpm sceadu as well)

i have the pre-evo sceadu and the 600n
i find the sceadu easier to fly inverted but the 600n flips, rolls etc better/faster
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08-25-2008 02:32 AM  12 years ago
Smacka

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Go Figure...
Everybody said the 600N was way too quick for a beginner.
Anyone who would make this statement has either never flown one, or is just plain ignorant.

Sorry to be so bold because I really like the folks who hang out here BUT there comes a time when you just have to be up front and honest.

I am glad to hear that you finally worked up the nerve to give her a little spin. Now you know exactly why I made the previous comments.

Enough said...
Both are excellent helis. You will be happy with either one.
I completely agree! You would be extremely happy with either heli. Heck, get 'em both My wife is looking into a fly barless model to build this winter. I would be lying if I said I knew the name of the heli. She researched it a IRCHA...

By the way, since I brought up IRCHA. You could have flown both the heli's you are considering at the Jamboree. I am not dogging you here...just for future reference. If you attend seminars, jamborees, shows, etc....you can usually put your hands on anything before buying. There is absolutely nothing like being able to physically touch before you buy. Again, not to sound condescending...just to give you a heads up for future purchases, etc...

Best of luck. I hope you have a ball flipping the sticks...
Smacka
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08-25-2008 04:04 AM  12 years ago
darren1492

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I appreciate all the feedback, the RC club field were I fly is primarily fixed wing, and the couple of people that do fly heli's are flying Raptors. The lhs is carrying parts for Raptors right now but, said that he was not going to carry them much longer. Because, he was going to start carrying Trex stuff. The lhs doesn't carry hardly any heli's anyway.
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08-25-2008 04:24 AM  12 years ago
leftyatm

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The feedback. That's what we're all here for. And that is another aspect that makes this hobby so great.
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08-25-2008 02:32 PM  12 years ago
BrunoBL

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If you were just starting out, I'd say go for the Rappy since it is what the local guys near you are flying. But, since you are already past that phase, you may not need much (or any, really) help from them. IMO what the LHS carries is not too much of a deciding factor either, with so many good online stores out there.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Raptor 50, I had one and had a ball with it. But I do think that you could go with one of the eCCPM helis as this is really where all the modern helis are going. In the near future, YOU will be one of the experienced guys at the field and someone is going to show up with a T-Rex asking for help.

Of course this may well mean setting up the eCCPM on your own now (which is absolutely no big deal), but you will be glad you moved up to the newer stuff. Watch the setup videos on HeliFreak, ask away in the forums and you will do just fine.

...Bruno.
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