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01-18-2009 06:28 PM  9 years agoPost 21
rexxigpilot

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Here's one more thing to consider. the 50/600 class has more diversity of products available than any other size heli. I should know, I currently have 4 different 50/600 helis. Your hardest decision will be which one to buy!

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01-18-2009 07:39 PM  9 years agoPost 22
TJinGuy

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The question of which is better is useless. A list of pros and cons simply referring to each in general terms is useless. Each person needs to decide what they want and go from there. It's really a simple matter. And in the end your choice probably doesn't matter because if you stay in this hobby for long, you will likely own at least one of each.

That said, for me (yes that's right, my personal preference) I like the super simple nature of plug-n-fly. It's easy, fast, simple, reliable and clean.

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01-18-2009 07:53 PM  9 years agoPost 23
predatorman

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Not being funny, but reliable? yeah I can go with that to a degree...but a wire coming unsoldered can happen

Happened to me once, coming in to land with my Trex 450 the power totally died...poor thing could have been worse though...as it was very light damage was done...lucky really.

Pros and cons? I would go with something that uses a decent radio and gyro...etc...plus good battery packs..heliwise? well if your LHS stocks the parts then get what they sell.

Quality takes........time!

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01-19-2009 07:25 AM  9 years agoPost 24
JetFire

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Get both! That would be the ideal thing to do so you get the best of both worlds.


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01-19-2009 08:14 AM  9 years agoPost 25
mchammer

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^^^thats right.diversity is the key.

Peace Through Superior Firepower!!!

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01-19-2009 03:34 PM  9 years agoPost 26
MaxAdventure

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The question of which is better is useless. A list of pros and cons simply referring to each in general terms is useless. Each person needs to decide what they want and go from there. It's really a simple matter. And in the end your choice probably doesn't matter because if you stay in this hobby for long, you will likely own at least one of each.
very true.

I have both, I love both. Nitro's biggest 'con' is the one of the reasons I love it. I love caring for that fussy engine. One point rarely brought up on big electrics - if you run LiPo and pierce the pack in a crash, you're out the mechanics and the battery investment. - been there, done that. (the fix is to go with A123 batteries)

SO, each person has to ask themselves what they want to support, because the comparison of which is 'better' argument will go on until the government bans one or the other.

I'll even go further and say anyone trying to say one is better than the other is just being a Troll.

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01-19-2009 03:53 PM  9 years agoPost 27
Storm07

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I agree. I think I'm going not going to bother with a elec 450 (since I already have the Blade 400...they are just too close to the same thing) and get a nitro 600, probably the TREX600 Nitro. That way I can mess around at home with my 400 and then goto the field to use my 600.

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01-19-2009 09:08 PM  9 years agoPost 28
rexxigpilot

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Good choice!

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01-20-2009 05:32 AM  9 years agoPost 29
mchammer

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you wont be dissapointed.

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01-20-2009 02:16 PM  9 years agoPost 30
rexxigpilot

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Come on, aren't all you Align haters going to try and talk him out of the 600?

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01-20-2009 07:32 PM  9 years agoPost 31
asm

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I have three electrics (450, 500, 600) and one nitro (Raptor 50).

All electrics gets flight regularly, nitro only sees the sky may be twice a year.... Cleaning the nitro heli was alright at first, but it quickly gets old.

By the way, a typical OS 50 Hyper heli only fly about 8 minutes. Not 20 minutes like others have stated. If long time is what you are after, get ThunderTiger 50Pro (not the redline), with header tank and HS set to 1800PRM, it will hover for nearly 15 minutes.

Brian

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01-21-2009 04:57 AM  9 years agoPost 32
mchammer

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^^^sounds like your os may be running pretty rich. Also flight times are longer in foreward flight than in a hover.

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