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04-04-2012 02:32 AM  9 years ago
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trex 450 size compare to trex 500?
How dies the trex or trex clone 450 size compare to the trex 500? is there really much of a difference? I also have a guai that looks more like a 30 to 50 size nitro. I know nothing about the guai series but is a lot bigger and know it would bne more stable in the air but so far havnt had any problem sport flying the 450 storm flybarless around at all. havnt tried any flybarred 450's yet and will stay with the flybarless. to me the flybars on these 450 series seems really flimsy and doesnt look like it would hold up well. I know the spinning forces stables and strengthens a bit but the 450 flybars looks like they would bend by breathing to hard on them...the flybars that is. I got the storm with the walkera 2702 dialed in pretty good. had one crash due to the battery pack lead came loose but no dumb thumbs yet. still working on getting the curves dialed in the way I want but that i guess is personal preference. anyone want to put in their two cents? no pun intended.
I think I am going to make the furion flybarless as well
Still learning to fly
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04-04-2012 03:14 AM  9 years ago
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How dies the trex or trex clone 450 size compare to the trex 500? is there really much of a difference?
Not much difference in price, but much difference in heli. If you were looking at a 450 or 500, then step up to the 550. That said, it is much more expensive than a 500.
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04-04-2012 03:20 AM  9 years ago
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Agreed with above. The 500 is definitely more heli and still reasonably cheap to fix after a crash. The 550 is the next step and by far the best bang for the buck with all of the heli that you get and it's wicked performance
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04-04-2012 03:34 AM  9 years ago
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reason I ask this question is I have a couple flavors of the 450 size and now the trex 500. The 550 size I am assuming would be similar to what the 30 size nitro birds I use to fly are? Is the trex 500 that much better than the 450 flavors or are tehy just a little bit and if choosing one not much different than the 450 flavors?Still learning to fly
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04-04-2012 03:54 AM  9 years ago
Stephen Born

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Bigger helicopters are always better. Much more stable, better visual contact, and easier to work on.

Downside:

Much more money to fix. A 450 heli with 325mm are cheap.
Bigger heli = bigger parts.

You need to look at this as long term. Sure, you can drop 700.00 on a heli purchase, but if you crash will you be able to fix it or will you end up setting it aside for months to save up for repairs.
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04-04-2012 04:08 AM  9 years ago
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This I am well aware of. use to fly the bergen 50 nitro's. parts were not cheap. I a also still re-learning as it isnt like riding a bike. if the trex 500's are that much better than the 450 flavors then I will keep it aside till I can fly better than I am now. trex 500's are a $700 dollar heli?Still learning to fly
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04-04-2012 04:36 AM  9 years ago
Stephen Born

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trex 500's are a $700 dollar heli?
No, but a T-Rex 550 3G FBL heli is almost 900.00.
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04-04-2012 05:44 AM  9 years ago
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the 500 is the best small heli in my opinion. Flys great, good power, and still relatively cheap to crash. There is a big difference from 450 to 500, the 450 is very twitchy, fast, and even faster to fall out of the sky. the 500 has a lot more of what I would call the "float factor" lol ... good luck!Team HeliDirect
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04-07-2012 03:31 PM  9 years ago
2low

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500 all the way.Got to have my cup of heli in the morning.
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04-07-2012 05:12 PM  9 years ago
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My Plan is to make it flybarless. Going to machine the spare head assembly I have it so I can switch back and forth from flybar to flybarless. I like the flybarless heli's. Wish me LuckStill learning to fly
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04-17-2012 05:33 AM  9 years ago
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500 heli is bigger than 450 but its 3D performance is not good than 450,because the servos and the battery are a little weak at this size of helicopter. I think 450 is the best training heli (low price of parts, safer,easy to carry), if want a bigger heli in the future, I suggest go 550, it has standard servos and can use strong battery.
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04-30-2012 01:05 AM  9 years ago
courtjones

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much bigger
Size is much bigger which gives you a better presence in the air.
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05-03-2012 04:20 AM  9 years ago
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I never liked any of the machines smaller than a 600 till I tried a Logo 400SE. Unbelieveable!! I have tried Align 450's, 500's, and 550's and none of them flew as stable and precise as the Mikado Logo 400SE. Flies just like it's big brother, the Logo 600 3D, only quicker and more nimble but never twitchy like a 450 or 500. It is slightly bigger than the Align 500 as it swings 473 blades instead of the Align's 430 blades.

Try one. You won't go back!
If my wife had another job I'd have more Helicopters
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05-09-2012 01:39 AM  9 years ago
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I own a t-rex 500 efl pro which is flybarless with the 3gx gyro system. I also have a Blade 400 so I know the size difference with these two birds. The t-rex uses mini servos and the blade uses micro. This is why you should go with the 500 size and up. You're not dealing with tiny parts with the 500.Everything about the 500 EFL is quality, you can just see it after you build one of these from a kit. What a pleasure to build one of the align products. Trust me on this. I've been there.

Regards,
George
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05-23-2012 12:34 PM  9 years ago
tomd27858

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I have had several 450's and now have two 500 EFL's.

The 500 is much easier to maintain since there is room for fingers and over 40 eyes really like the larger parts. That is a big plus.

Performance wise, the 500 EFL is much more stable than the 450 fbl I was flying. They are much easier to see than the 450 and as Paul stated, they have a little more hang time during maneuvers.

I have no complaints about the two EFL's I have and the maintenance - repair costs is not that much of a jump from the 450's.
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06-02-2012 01:42 AM  9 years ago
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Hey hey wos...cool to see you over here..I have the 450 up to the 600..the 500 is my fav. To fly. NOt to big ,not to small. Its an animal on 6s unlike the 600..parts are on par to the 450..and just makes great for a park flyer..like you I fly where I want and the 500 fits the bill perfect.?..........sent from my Motorola pager
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