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04-09-2010 12:45 AM  8 years agoPost 1
flyride

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Salt Lake City UT

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I have flown all the blade cp, cp pro etc and hate the DD tail and was wondering if the 250 is worth the money. I have the 600 for out doors and I had a 450 for my yard and the park and it was fun but if I fly outside I like the bigger models so this little one would be for indoor mostly. About how big is it compared the the blade cp? How do they handle I like the smaller electrics for practice before I take out the expensive birds. I can get one local for $300 bind and fly with case but was wondering if I would just get board of it like all the blade cp's because you have to fight the tail so bad all the time(I know they have gotten better but I still dont like the DD tail). Give me your opinions.

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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04-09-2010 12:56 AM  8 years agoPost 2
ppridday

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Detroit Lakes MN

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I bought one to fly indoors in the winter and had mixed feelings on it and probably even a bad vibe before I even flew it, but now I think it is a blast to fly. WAY better than a Blade in my opinion. I hated my Blade...

Paul

"There's someone in my head, but it's not me..."

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04-09-2010 01:00 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Mike71

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Same here I was not sure about the 250 but after flying it. This bird is a blast it's a pain to work on but is fun.

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04-09-2010 01:05 AM  8 years agoPost 4
flyride

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I know they are a little squirrly but how easy would they be to practice some moves on? My 450 was way stable for a little bird and I could do anything with it that my skill allowed and was comfortable flying it, how about this one does it feel stable or is it still more on the squirrly side? I just dont want to drop the cash on it if it is not what I expected, I have seen some vids of the pros flying them but they can make weed wacker with blades look like it flies good. Also how do they handle a crash being that small? The 450 wasnt too bad after a crash. So I guess I am asking out of everyone that bought them do you fly it more or let it sit on the shelf more?

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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04-09-2010 02:59 AM  8 years agoPost 5
NQNA

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I love my 250.. Lots of fun to fly.. Yes you a can try lots of new maneuvers but you really need to fly this helicopter through the maneuvers. Not a lot of stability even with head speeds in the 5400 range.. It will make you a better pilot.. I usually fly 3 batteries back to back but flight times are only around 3.5 mins a pack. I'm running a 15t pinion on a Scorpion HKII-2206-3900KV motor.. When the weather is good and the winds are calm .. have at it..

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04-09-2010 04:08 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Fnity

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I got one a few months ago and love it.... Its definitely not a beginners heli, but it is a blast to fly. Its a keeper for me, and everyone comments on the cute little look it has. I knew when I got it that it was just going to be something to toy around with while hanging around the field, but I can also take it to a park or other small areas to fly and it can do it all... A+ to me, and I enjoy looking at it as much as flying it

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04-09-2010 12:27 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Mike71

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I think they take a crash better pretty well I have put mine in a few times with little damage

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04-09-2010 12:58 PM  8 years agoPost 8
gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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I have two of the 250 combos. They are way better than a Blade CP or similar. My only issue since their release is that I've broken four landing skid legs. it is surprising how easily these will break.

I also have three Gaui 200 machines, two of which are flybarless. So I guess I'm enjoying the little helis.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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04-09-2010 02:28 PM  8 years agoPost 9
BeltFedBrowning

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Kansas City

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I love my Trex 250. I fly it mostly outside on calm days when I need to get a quick fix in the yard. I have had an Axe CP and the Trex 250 is a much better heli and is much more stable than the Axe CP. The best thing is that with the Align gyro and the belt driven tail the Trex 250 has a rock solid tail.

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04-09-2010 02:55 PM  8 years agoPost 10
flyride

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Salt Lake City UT

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What is the difference between the 250 and the 250se? If I can get a good deal on the 250 (not se model) is it worth buying or is it better to go with the se?

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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04-09-2010 03:01 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Melnic

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It takes up less space to do flying than a 450 but it can get moving in a hurry. No way this is an indoor heli unless your club has access to an indoor facility.
Even if it does, the Blade MSR is much better for even a small room.

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04-09-2010 04:22 PM  8 years agoPost 12
flyride

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Salt Lake City UT

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I work in a warehouse and I have plenty of space to fly it there on my breaks. I had the msr but it is not a real heli and I got board of it fast so I sold it.

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04-09-2010 06:08 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Melnic

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That sounds much better a place then.
I also fly in a ware house but this winter, our inventory was taking up more space so the 250 did not get much airtime.

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04-09-2010 06:23 PM  8 years agoPost 14
flyride

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So is there much difference in the 250 verses the 250se? And is the standard 250 worth buying or will I just have to replace everything anyway?

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04-09-2010 07:32 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Zaaaguy72

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MN

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Se is beefier and has shiny parts! The main gear is way better on the SE.

I have a Logo 500 (VBAR) TREX 700 (VBAR), TREX 500 (VBAR), and a TREX 250 (3G). I fly the 250 the most. It is a blast, cheap to crash, and the size lets me fly almost anywhere. I wouldnt get rid of it for nothing.

Team Sanjel!

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04-09-2010 07:44 PM  8 years agoPost 16
flyride

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beefier where and are the main gears interchangable?

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04-10-2010 04:06 AM  8 years agoPost 17
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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The 250 still has some tail problems which make it oscillate in the wind. But it is fun and not too expensive if you crash.

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04-10-2010 04:32 AM  8 years agoPost 18
flyride

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The 250 or 250se or both still have the tail problem?

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04-10-2010 02:57 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Zaaaguy72

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I have not had problems with the tail. Yes, the SE main gear fits perfectly into the regular 250.

Team Sanjel!

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04-10-2010 06:43 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Hughes500Pilot

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I say go for it...

I have 2 and they both fly great... Sure they are a little harder to build/set up due
to their small size. But it is not too bad. Its not "harder", just "smaller". Plus, when
your done, they look as good and fly as good as larger helis.

Some people say they are too hard to fly...

I think this was said because some people have had problems. I think one of the
biggest issues is sticky ball links. On a larger heli, a powerful servo can power
through a sticky ball link. But on a small heli, one or two sticky ball links can make
it a bitch to fly.

A friend of mine bought a 250 and had a tuff time flying it. We found several sticky
ball links. We went through and fit every ball link on the heli. We changed nothing
else.
And it turned the 250 into a dream...

As for being too twitchy to fly. Like any heli, thats easy to fix/adjust. Just try adding
a couple of collar bolts to the flybar. You can also put on the heavy blades. Lastly,
a little expo goes a long way...

-Steve

Watch at YouTube

Click the link above to see a video of my Trex 250 Hughes 500E with my keychain
cam mounted on the tail. -Steve

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