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03-08-2010 07:33 PM  8 years agoPost 1
elmobad

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My dad said I am having to much fun with my Heli's. He want to get in on the all the crashing ... I am mean fun . He can hover no problem he is about 62 years old (eyes ok he flys planks). So my question, do I get him a 450 or a 500 crash parts are about the same. Is there a big diffrance in stablity form the 450 to the 500. He is not going to bang sticks just wants to fly around. Any thoughts?

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03-08-2010 07:42 PM  8 years agoPost 2
jsenicka

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major difference in stability and presence between a 450 and a 500.

I would go 500 all the way.
And for not a whole lot of difference in price, I would go flybarless.
A 500ESP is around 550. Add in a gyro and tail servo combo and you are up well over 700.
A ESP/3G combo is under 900, flies fantastic, and has far lower parts count, mechanical complexity and repair cost

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03-08-2010 07:42 PM  8 years agoPost 3
michael88997

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Their both great, a 450 pro is almost as stable as a 500 but the wind will get the 450 more... Batteries are gonna cost more for 500 so might not get as much flights ... IMO I liked my 500 better...

Also it's easier to work on a 500 than 450

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03-08-2010 08:03 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Steff Giguere

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If battery cost is not a problem I'd go for the 500.

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03-08-2010 08:13 PM  8 years agoPost 5
jsenicka

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Hobbycity 2650mah 30C Zippy/Flightmax.
48 bucks each plus shipping

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03-08-2010 08:16 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Evan D

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Charlotte, NC

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At least the 500, I would consider the 600 too. If he flys nitro fuel airplanes I would consider a used .50 size helo. You can get a nice one under $500 ready to fly.

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03-08-2010 11:24 PM  8 years agoPost 7
elmobad

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chicago IL

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That is the other option I have a 50 ready to go that I dont fly. I just think it might him a little nerves.

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03-09-2010 06:18 AM  8 years agoPost 8
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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My vote goes to a 500. Very reasonable to fly.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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03-09-2010 07:13 AM  8 years agoPost 9
vinrx7

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I also vote for the 500. Big difference in stability and visibility between the 450 and the 500. The 500 is just a small step below a .30 size nitro in stability.

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03-09-2010 06:12 PM  8 years agoPost 10
rcuser

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Apopka FL

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I have a 450 and had a 500. The 500 is much easier on the eyes which in turn makes it easier to fly. HOwever, crash parts will be more expensive on the 500 due to the blades. A $450 crash was $30-50 whereas a 500 could be $100-$130. But if $ is ok, then 500 all the way.

It was mentioned earlier, but a nitro 50 size used heli may be the way to go if he has nitro experience, like a Raptor or something

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03-09-2010 06:16 PM  8 years agoPost 11
mmc205

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PA - USA

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in the end, crash costs are similar except for blades. batteries are roughly 2.5 times as much (3S 2000 $12 vs 6S 2650 $30)

As others mentioed, the air presence is much better on the 500's and they handle wind much better.

you only really need 20C for sport flying a 500. I'm using 6S 2650 20C and doing 3D with no problem, its plenty good for fff-stall turns-etc.

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03-09-2010 07:28 PM  8 years agoPost 12
michalss

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France - Lyon

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T-Rex 500
I have 2. Well i can say i'm very very more satisfied by 500 with belt than 450 Pro:
- easy to work due to size
- better flight in wind
- better to see in flight
- similar parts price (belt version is cheap)
and moreover less crash and better crash resistance than 450 Pro.

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03-09-2010 08:04 PM  8 years agoPost 13
elmobad

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chicago IL

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vs 6S 2650 $30)
mmc205 where are you getting a 6S 2650 for $30.00?????

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