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09-18-2009 08:44 PM  11 years ago
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Bonkers

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Thinking of buying a JR Vibe 50 V3D. Is it worth it?
I've only owned two types of helis until now:

90-sized glow helis, 90-sized electrics, and smaller-sized electrics (e.g. Align T-Rex and smaller).

I've never owned a 50-sized glow heli. From what I can tell, they're not particularly capable--i.e. not like their larger 90-sized glow counterparts.

Is the Vibe 50 V3D different? Or would I notice a step down in performance over my 90-sized glow helis?
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09-18-2009 10:06 PM  11 years ago
montarok

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The 50 is not in the 90 class, but with the new OS 55HZ I'll say go for it...------------------------------------
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09-18-2009 10:51 PM  11 years ago
AaronJohnson

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The 50 is no 90 but...

50 is surely a much more economical way to practice 3D. Much less fuel burned and cheaper crashes. That said, I think you will love the Vibe 50 (dont really see how you couldnt). It flys light but tracks like a freight train. Quality is 2nd to none.

As far as athe capability of a 50, they can do everything a 90 can do but you dont have quite as much power and it doesnt have the presence of a 90 in the air. A 50 will definatly hone your collective management skills.

I would go for it, everyone should have a 50.
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09-19-2009 02:33 AM  11 years ago
ch-47c

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+1 on all the above. The Vibe 50 is a great 50 size heli. Doesn't need any upgrades and I like the way it tracks. I like flying it a little more than my N9.
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09-19-2009 03:29 AM  11 years ago
Turkana

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The Vibe 50 does not need any upgrades, Quality is awsome and nearly no wear. It flies awsome and spares are affordable. I just love it! Reagrds Pete
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09-19-2009 03:36 AM  11 years ago
BarracudaHockey

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Doesn't need any upgrades but you'll want to chuck the stock tail blades.Andy
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09-19-2009 12:51 PM  11 years ago
Ace Dude

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I love my Vibe 50!  
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09-19-2009 03:09 PM  11 years ago
TmMugen

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Had one previously. Nice heli and tracks very well but too bad there are too many helis out there. I am a noob flyer from Singapore! Team Nitro Magic
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09-20-2009 03:58 AM  11 years ago
watso

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i currently own a rex600esp and a outrage velocity 50 and a vibe 50. and the vibe wins in every way starting from the build. quality of parts and flying very quick response. and no head binding like another brand.
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09-20-2009 04:03 AM  11 years ago
AzHyper

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How do you deal with the extra pound of weight on the Vibe vs. the other two? I hear it doesn't really feel heavier in the air except for the autos. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on how each flies, pros, cons, etc. It's probably a little rare that a person has these three to compare.
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10-10-2009 07:32 PM  11 years ago
chopper_crazy

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I recently sold my Vibe 50 and kept my T-Rex 600Nitro Pro. The Vibe is much heavier and you can feel that when it is in the air. Nice solid machine, I just couldn't beat it around the air like I can with my 600. I would definately try the new 55 engine. Probably give it the power it needs.It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!
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10-10-2009 11:28 PM  11 years ago
Dr Lodge

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I find the 50 sized helis have more "fun factor" due to their smaller size and investment. I can certainly recommend a 50 nitro heli to add to your fleet. The question is then which one. The favorites at our field are the Vibe 50, Knight K3D and Velocity. The velocity seems like a good value kit as you get 2 canopies and outrage muffler included, at least you do in the UK currently. I have the other 2 helis and like them both.Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
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10-11-2009 03:21 AM  11 years ago
AaronJohnson

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10-13-2009 06:34 PM  11 years ago
dhc8guru

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I haven't seen any wear after 1.5 years of flying so maybe 8 gallons...I'd say it's worth it.
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10-14-2009 04:01 AM  11 years ago
FLYERCLD

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I've had a vibe for 3 months and it's great. Flys very good and I will get a second one.

Charles
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10-14-2009 04:12 PM  11 years ago
FP-C Medic

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I agree with all of the above, just make sure you get a hot canopy from Insane to go with it!
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10-14-2009 04:37 PM  11 years ago
JR-ric

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^^^ lol

yea they are really cheap man and great art work
Ricardo Maldonado
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10-14-2009 05:02 PM  11 years ago
oteskate

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I agree that everyone should have a 50 in their fleet. Much cheaper than any 90 in crashes and you can push the envelope a bit more for that reason. Plus, they're a bit smaller, so you can end up having more helis in your fleet without the wife or GF noticing the space taken up by the 90's. Haha.

The Vibe 50 is a great machine and has become a mainstay in my fleet of helis. I have my Align 600, but there is no comparison between the two in any way, starting with build quality. The Vibe's build was accurate and just amazing, to say the least. The head was spot-on and needed no linkage adjustments upon completion. Followed the manual to a tee and everything was right-on. Even tracked perfectly first flight! That's unheard of in any Align kit that I've ever owned.

Flying characteristics are fantastic. A bit heavier in the air, but I personally like that because it is predictable and not overly quick and twitchy, yet it can be insane if you set it up "hotter". Tracks like an arrow in FFF and is built solid enough to take a crash in the event that you do that sort of thing. Haha.

Overall, you will not go wrong going with the Vibe 50 and I'm sure it will also become one of your main flying helis if you so choose to get one.
Jeff
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10-14-2009 05:15 PM  11 years ago
Zaneman007

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Is it worth it?
Depends on what you are looking for.

IMO.....

If you want to understand what tracking is all about with a 50 sized heli. The Vibe 50 is the ticket.

Just put an OS55 or YS56 in it, and you will be good to go.
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10-14-2009 10:00 PM  11 years ago
Bonkers

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I agree with all of the above, just make sure you get a hot canopy from Insane to go with it!
Oh boy....don't get me started on that again!
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