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02-06-2010 12:46 PM  8 years agoPost 1
DougsRC

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Are they hard to fly ? too small to work on ?

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02-06-2010 01:07 PM  8 years agoPost 2
dizzymarkus

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lol the SE is out -- not seeing alot of those lol

Markus

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02-06-2010 02:13 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Evan D

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I think it's as much that people don't like them and are happier with the larger electrics as it is the SE being released.

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02-06-2010 02:16 PM  8 years agoPost 4
dizzymarkus

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hehehehe Do you own a real Trex 250? the SE is by far a superior bird to the V1's -- plain and simple -- I dont for 1 sec believe people dont like them, lots dont want to take the time to set themup -- everyone wants to plug and fly lol

Markus

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02-06-2010 03:07 PM  8 years agoPost 5
lugnutz

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i have to agree with you marcus,but my v1 flys very well,i think alot of people didnt know what to expect bought them and then gave up on a great flying little heli

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02-06-2010 03:19 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Evan D

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Uhhh, yes I do own a real Trex 250 as well as a good flying HK25GT that took many align parts to get to "good flying". I did get a later version right about the same time the V2 came out. I believe alot of people don't like them for a number of reasons, one is exactly what you say that they don't want to take the time to set them up. Many people buy them thinking they are as easy to build, setup, and fly as a 450 and realise they aren't and get frustrated with them.

Why ask if I own one? Can I only limit my responses to threads about what I own?

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02-06-2010 03:23 PM  8 years agoPost 7
dizzymarkus

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Oh no not at all -- I asked because if you didnt own one -- I would weigh your opinion much less :0) Nothing meant -- some folks like to comment on what they read rather than experience

Markus

PS -- im not knocking clones either lol -- but you cant leave an opinion for someone not owning the subject matter -- rather a clone :0)

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02-06-2010 03:25 PM  8 years agoPost 8
lugnutz

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02-06-2010 04:03 PM  8 years agoPost 9
ultra2

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250
I sure like my 250, I've had it for a couple monthes now and am still finding it a blast to fly. It's not the SE, and I guess I'm not sure what distinguishes V1 from V2. These comments about the day and night differences in quality and flight characteristics keeps tempting me to buy an SE and see! How shabby is the HK250GT? Is it even flyable as it comes? The price sure is tempting!

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02-06-2010 04:14 PM  8 years agoPost 10
michael88997

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I sold my se just because I live in Texas so I can fly outside all year round and I'd rather have more batteries and a 3g for my pro

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02-06-2010 04:36 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Evan D

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There is quite a bit of difference between the GT and the T250V1 from which it is cloned.

The bad- The feathering shaft is very weak and will snap in flight at high head speeds, The tail rotor belt is crap and will last a half dozen flights or so. The swash wears out very quickly. The flybar seesaw has bushings were it bolts to the head. The main blades are not good and should not be used. The early kits had the wrongs size bearings in the main grips and slopy tail pitch slider to tail pitch lever (the ball was undersize and the hole in the arm was oversized).

The good- newer kits have fixed the bearings in the main blade holders and have tightened upthe slop in the tail pitch slider/ arm. The frames are excellent quality carbon, thinner but as strong as the ALign, I like it better because it's lighter and as strong. Many plastic parts on the Align are made in aluminum and carbon on the GT, they include the anti rotation bracket, battery holder bracket, tail boom mount, main shaft block, rudder servo mounts, tail boom brace ends, and stabalizer mount.

Also many people say that they buy the GT (and other clones) because they do not want the Align electronics. I bought my Align for $160 for the kit including motor and ESC. The Align motor and ESC are good in my opinion and I feel this was a good deal. Also many people say they think the clones are a better value. I think the HK250GT comes close because it has alot more carbon and aluminum than other clones but I think you still get what you pay for and at the end of the day a T250 will be around the same price to get in the air as the HK250GT with the parts that need to be replaced.

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02-06-2010 06:25 PM  8 years agoPost 12
russ

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so if you could only have a 250 or a 450 whae would it be

russ

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02-06-2010 06:58 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Evan D

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Easy choice... 450Pro.

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02-06-2010 07:44 PM  8 years agoPost 14
michael88997

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450 pro... Not much price difference and parts price but alot more stable

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02-06-2010 08:40 PM  8 years agoPost 15
TipSpeed

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I have around 250+ flights on my V1 250 and still love flying it around. I am getting a 450 PRO next week and will definitely keep my 250.

-Dave

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02-06-2010 09:41 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Evan D

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And get a 500ESP, 600ESP, and on the waiting list for the 700e...

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02-06-2010 10:29 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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Trex all the way......................

They're all great..

Rick

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02-07-2010 01:59 AM  8 years agoPost 18
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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The 250 is hard to fly, but it is also really fast so it gets your heart pumping.

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02-07-2010 04:01 AM  8 years agoPost 19
airshares

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Thousand Oaks, CA

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250 is awesome.
I bought a 250 over a year ago. Loved it. Flew just as good as my 450. I sold it and actually regretted it but I bought a 450 pro....The 450 pro flies really well and I love it as well.....but I missed that 250 so now I own a 250SE.
I missed the little thing. The only thing I dont like about the 250 is the tools are all made for larger helis. They dont make any good tools that I know of to keep our 250's in tune. Ball link sizer for one. Would also be nice to have ball link pliers, blade balancers, pitch gauges etc.
Yes I know you can adapt your pitch gauge and other tools but I think somebody is missing out on a nice little market. GOOD SET OF TOOLS FOR THE 250. if they exist let me know.

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02-07-2010 04:16 AM  8 years agoPost 20
CompyMike

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sacramento, ca

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I second that on the tools airshare.
I like my 250 because if I can learn something well on the 250 it is super easy to do it on a larger heli. Today I was doing some inverted hovering and my main shaft coller slipped. It lost power and I couldn't get it rolled over before it hit asphault. I thought it would be totalled. Scratched the canopy, bent mainshaft, sheared feathering shaft, one broken link. It was back up in under an hour.

I think a high quality gyro is a must for this heli. I was using a logitech 2100t which was ok. Just put a quark on it and BOY what a DIFFERENCE!

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