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12-30-2010 02:28 PM  7 years agoPost 1
jdro2322

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Hey guys I'm gonna get one or the other. Any suggestions on which one I should get. Whichever one its gonna be, its gonna be electric not nitro. Thanks guys

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12-30-2010 02:40 PM  7 years agoPost 2
The Old Guy

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Get the Align 550e best of both worlds (balistic)

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12-30-2010 02:42 PM  7 years agoPost 3
trekrider586

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If you were set on Align products,go for the T-rex 550e,it's the better choice between those two.
ask yourself first,what kind of flying you do,and how big of blades do you want to swing.

it's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission

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12-30-2010 02:49 PM  7 years agoPost 4
jdro2322

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I like bigger helis so Im thinking the 600. Im just a sport flyer guy right now too.

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12-30-2010 02:55 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Rogman88

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I like bigger helis so Im thinking the 600
Where there you go

I like my 600 but I would recommend going more than 6S on your setup. 550 from what I hear still has good presence in the air like a 600 with better power to weight and much much better on the standard 6S. 6S for sport flying is ok. As your skills advance and you get more cycles on your batteries, you may notice some loss of power towards the end of your flights with bogging. Fresh batteries fly great on 6S but later on you may notice a difference.

High Voltage just works better

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12-30-2010 02:56 PM  7 years agoPost 6
jdro2322

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Sweet thanks for the info. Now its just time to find one!

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12-30-2010 03:04 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Rogman88

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Glad to help PM me when you start putting one together and I'll help anyway I can. I started out 6S and went 12S and it's much better down the road.

High Voltage just works better

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12-30-2010 03:31 PM  7 years agoPost 8
chopper_crazy

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I've had the 500, 550 and the 600. Once I received the 550, the 500 never came off the shelf. It just sat there and collected dust. The 600 was my favorite machine because of its size. If I wanted to go all out 3D all the time, I would get the 550

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

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12-30-2010 04:07 PM  7 years agoPost 9
jdro2322

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Thanks guys and thanks rogman definitely will be pming you when I get one. Im a noobie with this heli stuff lol.

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12-30-2010 04:11 PM  7 years agoPost 10
McKrackin

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I would say 550E.
More power than the 600 on 6S.

If you decide it's not big enough someday,the Trex 600ESP tail is a bolt on so converting it to a 600 is a 15 minute job and you'll already have the batteries.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-30-2010 04:21 PM  7 years agoPost 11
jdro2322

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I didnt know that. That's something to think about for sure.

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12-30-2010 05:25 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Rogman88

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I grew up in Baton Rouge and frequently go down to visit my family. I should be down there in february. You can see my 12S rex 600 setup and see what you think. Or you could look at the pics in my gallery.

High Voltage just works better

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12-30-2010 06:07 PM  7 years agoPost 13
dkshema

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Buy them both. Send them to me. I'll fly them and let you know which one you should keep. It's your money, buy the one YOU want.

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12-30-2010 06:14 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Blades345

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There are pictures online of the 550 compared to the 600 and the size difference is very small. The 550 is a good sized model and has good presence in the air. I would not go with the 500 as it is very small and gets tiny quick in the air. If your stuck on the 600, get it, but the 550 can be coverted to be larger. The 550 also has direct swash instead of the 600's push pull linkage.

When u don't feel like soaring through the air with a plane, beat it into submission w/ a heli!

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12-30-2010 06:34 PM  7 years agoPost 15
Bundian

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My vote would be on the 550E as well.
Had them both but the 600E has no power compared to the 550E on 6S.
And it's not really smaller at all it has real good presence in the air
It is truly my favotire heli I've owned so far
Here is mine in action:

Watch at YouTube

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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12-30-2010 06:35 PM  7 years agoPost 16
dkshema

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The 500 isn't "very small" and has terrific performance for its size. It turns 425 - 430 mm main rotors very well. Operating costs are relatively low due to the affordability of decent batteries for it. It is actually quite fun to fly and owing to its size, very portable and doesn't require a large site from which to operate. Stock, out of the box, on a 6S LiPo, performance is great.

The 550 is a "30" sized ship, spinning 550 mm main rotors, but has power galore. Although larger than the 500, it is not nearly as large as a 600, I would put it about midway between the two, size-wise. Batteries cost considerably more for the 550 as compared to that of the 500. If you go this route, I would advise you to also buy a better ESC than the one supplied in the kit. I've had excellent results with the ESCs on my two 500's, but the one in my 550e blew up at 12 flights. Fortunately for me, it was on the ground at the time, and didn't take the heli with it as it didn't go up in flames. I have an ICE 100 installed now, it works great.

The 600 is a true "50" sized heli swinging 600 - 620 mm main rotors. With the proper motor/ESC/battery installation is truly a ballistic helicopter. Stock, out of the box on a 6S battery, it is tame but flies well. Battery costs are on par with that of the 550. If you want to wring it out, you'll want to upgrade to at least an 8S battery pack, driving your battery costs up accordingly.

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12-30-2010 08:25 PM  7 years agoPost 17
LonR

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The 500 isn't "very small" and has terrific performance for its size. It turns 425 - 430 mm main rotors very well. Operating costs are relatively low due to the affordability of decent batteries for it. It is actually quite fun to fly and owing to its size, very portable and doesn't require a large site from which to operate. Stock, out of the box, on a 6S LiPo, performance is great.
+1..
Yeah the 500 isn't small and doesn't get tiny at all.I fly my 500 out just as far as my 50's/90's,no problems at all seeing it and I can see it just as good as the bigger helis.

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

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12-30-2010 08:55 PM  7 years agoPost 18
jackheli

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Keep in mind that you need much more air space to fly the 600. It is definitely NOT a park heli.

The 500 is at the limit, in my opinion.

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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01-02-2011 06:28 PM  7 years agoPost 19
Michaelm0268

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Get the 550 . Better than 500 and 600

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