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01-02-2011 05:00 AM  7 years agoPost 1
Michaelm0268

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Can't decide which one to get any opinions.

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01-02-2011 05:25 AM  7 years agoPost 2
LonR

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If you want a bigger heli go with the 550.If you want a little bit smaller heli that cost less,go with the 500.You can't compare the 2 because their not in the same class..

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01-02-2011 05:26 AM  7 years agoPost 3
Michaelm0268

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I know they are not the same size . Just can't make up my mind on which one to get.

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01-02-2011 06:26 AM  7 years agoPost 4
Blades345

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I would go with the 550 over the Protos 500. The Trex 550 will fly so much bigger due to the size. The Power of the 550 is great as well and it autos very well. Forget the Protos and get the 550.

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01-02-2011 06:37 AM  7 years agoPost 5
LonR

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Michaelm0268,
The Protos 500 is very stable for its size and would kill the Trex 550 power wise.Ive flown both,550 is more stable and thats about it.You can also run 470mm main blades on the protos with the stretch kit.Lipos are also half the price for the Protos and parts are cheaper too over the Trex 550.Protos autos pretty good also..Make up your own mind because you'll only get bias opinions like the above poster..

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01-02-2011 03:18 PM  7 years agoPost 6
frebou

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why not compare the trex550 with the stretched protos to compare apple with apple?

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01-02-2011 03:58 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Ronald Thomas

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Michaelm0268
The two helis are just not the same as comparisons go. The Trex 550 is larger and thus gets the advantage in stability. The Protos is smaller and lighter and thus gets the edge in speed and nimbleness. The Trex comes with electronics (albeit not the best but you may find an airframe for sale somewhere) and the Protos you need to supply the electronics (that way you can choose what you want and how wild you want it to be).
You are going to get many different opinions here about which one to get and they will all be biased as that is the very nature of an opinion. You really need to decide what you want out of your next heli and make an informed decision.......Ron

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01-02-2011 08:16 PM  7 years agoPost 8
Blades345

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I have flown both since I have owned both and the 550 is a better heli than the Protos in my opinion.

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01-02-2011 08:25 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Michaelm0268

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Yea I'm leaning towards the 550. I wouldn't be using the nimbleness of the ports quite yet.

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01-02-2011 08:52 PM  7 years agoPost 10
LonR

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EDITED..

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01-02-2011 09:01 PM  7 years agoPost 11
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Edited.

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