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04-02-2009 12:47 AM  9 years agoPost 41
Blackhawk6

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Reading all of the posts here tells you that its really up to the person and the time they have. I did my build over a couple days (just a couple hours at a time). I'm sure that I could have done it in a few hours all at once but chose not to. Its definitely not something you want to rush through. Take your time and do it right, don't set a time limit!

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04-02-2009 01:18 AM  9 years agoPost 42
theflyingman2

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Winter Haven, FL USA

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I consider myself a fast builder. I built my last 600NSP (1st flight in a little over 4 hours) I have built about 10 trex's over that last 6 or 7 years. The trex is very simple compaired to others (Older Miniture Aircraft, anyone remember the huge diagram?)

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04-02-2009 07:37 PM  9 years agoPost 43
countrypilot

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Billings,Montana

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There is no way devious had one done and ready to fly in 2 hours! No way!
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I agree with Zaaguy72

I've built a LOT of theme and NO WAY--not even the airframe only!

The whole point is it's up to the individual doing the build and no one should feel they have to finish a build in a certain time frame. The most important thing is to DO IT RIGHT Then it will fly right and you will be happy!

A good day flying is when you come home with everything in one piece

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04-02-2009 07:38 PM  9 years agoPost 44
nvertd

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Johns Creek, GA - USA

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I think i spent 2 hours just sanding my frames

nVertd

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04-02-2009 09:01 PM  9 years agoPost 45
jelkins

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Oklahoma City, OK - USA

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Well I don't remember the time it took me to build my 600 but me and a friend of mine built two 700's from Friday evening and flew them Sunday. It was my 4th and 5th 700 builds.

James

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04-03-2009 02:55 PM  9 years agoPost 46
Ladymagic

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South Korea

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I think people can build a trex600 in an average of 2 hours. I don't however, believe that it is condusive to a quality job. I've seen it done several times before, but the average lifespan of the heli is about 2 to 5 flights before something fails. That's if they can manage a first without having to fix something first. Fun to watch as long as it's not your own heli.

I usually spend about 15hrs split between 2 days for the build, and and another 6 hours for setup, cross-checks and wire cleanup. I usually rest after the build before I start the setup so I am rested and don't miss anything. Some of that time is spent looking for tools and fussing with stubborn parts though

Mellisa

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