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01-13-2010 04:47 PM  8 years agoPost 61
Melnic

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Columbia, MD,USA

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good post 2old.

BTW, I looked up the Swift parts, I dissagree they are as cheap to fix as a 450. I keep a spreadsheet with repair parts cost on everything I fly + anything I look at to compareI compared a typical nasty crash including blades, main, tail, feathering shafts, boom, skids, and maingear. Assuming comperable cheap 3dPro CF blades for the swift ($41) and CF blades for the 450 ($8 @ hobbypartz)
(not including shipping)
Swift 550 was $84.
TT e550 was $89
Align 500 was $60
EXI 500 was $52
HK500GT was $34 (A real suprise)
Clone 450 (EXI) was $22.
Align 450 was $32
HK450 was $29

You can go wood on the 550's and save $25 but I don't do wood myself cause I don't get the performance I want out of them.
Fiberglass will save $20 on the 550's and $4 on the 450's

I do of course agree that bigger will be easier to fly. I don't think anyone can argue that if they are set up with comperable quality electronics as well as the person setting them up knows what he is doing.

BTW, I tend to fly planes more often only cause I fly 90% of the time in the morning before work or during lunch and have to get in, fly and get out. Last year I flew smaller 450 helis only cause I was working on orientation skills that were low and had higher probability of crashing. That will change in 2010 but it's one thing that I see alot of people doing. Using the clones for the things that they don't want to try on the big one. Once I get comfortable doing certain manuevers on my 450, when I fly it on the 550, I feel like it's cheating cause it's so much easier.

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01-13-2010 09:33 PM  8 years agoPost 62
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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but a swift is not a clone
I don't only own clones...I do own a Mini Titan E325 and a Blade MSR. Does the MSR count .

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01-13-2010 09:35 PM  8 years agoPost 63
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Happy flying. I will try a video in the future. Right now all is grounded. Marathon season here in S. Fla.
Happy flying to you, as well .

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01-13-2010 09:55 PM  8 years agoPost 64
Frank Bostwick

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Cincinnati Ohio

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I believe in, fly what you got and fly what you want.
But man
Get yourself a bird that swings 500s on 6s or bigger, you will never look back!

RIP ROMAN

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01-13-2010 10:00 PM  8 years agoPost 65
zaw

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Lebanon, NH - USA

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I only look for the most bang for the bucks in everything. $$$ Never ever means BETTER Quality.

ಠ_ಠ HBK2 built with inexpensive parts! ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Gaui425

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01-13-2010 11:31 PM  8 years agoPost 66
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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+1
550mm or larger blades!!!

No Really I am the club President!!!

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01-15-2010 02:13 PM  8 years agoPost 67
Greybird

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Davie, Florida

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racin, build a Swift on the cheap. The kits are only 189, or less with any sale. I have seen them for 139. I hate to keep repeating myself, but, I flew 2 bats this morning after running, and I am still grinning. Even the woodies do fine imho. I would really like to hear your opinion of the bigger heli. Where I fly, behind my house, This size is perfect. Check on bats, if you can afford the 6S5000 packs, Just Do It!

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01-15-2010 11:08 PM  8 years agoPost 68
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Greybird, you are tempting me! I've also always liked the overall look of the Swift .

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01-16-2010 12:00 AM  8 years agoPost 69
Melnic

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Columbia, MD,USA

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I was close to clicking on a TR 600 a week or so ago till I read up about Hobby City making a TR 600 clone, then I got to thinking I'd wait it out till at least May to see what's gonna happen.

Then as someone was asking me about my TT e550, I thought that I should get some spare parts then noticed that fewer and fewer people were selling it. I'm wondering if the same will fall on the Swift?
Or if something is going to happen to the Swift? BTW, I had my friend go to Ronlund to order parts and there were some items they were out of stock.

I think I'm gonna order some crash parts for the e550 (less blades). I can see that thing dissapearing fast.

I have a prediction. When Hobby King releases the HK600, you'll see 600 clone parts hitting Ebay. Possibly before that,you'll see other vendors selling thier own TR 600 clones. I've already seen an explosion of TR 500 stuff going around.

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01-21-2010 06:42 PM  8 years agoPost 70
Surg

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Baldwin Park, CA

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Thanks to the stirring of the pot I found out about RR, and joined over here, but thats just water under the bridge now... lol...

I'm curious at how old you are Racing, and what you race?

Melnic- Can you PM me the crash parts list you composed for the E550, or better yet the whole thing would be nice.. let me know if you would rather E-mail it... Thanks,

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01-22-2010 06:08 AM  8 years agoPost 71
Andy.Kim

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Seattle, WA

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he's in his 40's....

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