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07-28-2012 11:13 PM  8 years ago
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MN_heli pilot

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What 50 size nitro?
I want to get myself a 50 size nitro as a trainer. I'm comfortable with tuning nitro engines; I run them in my r/c truck. I want something I can keep in the air as much as possible without waiting for a battery to charge, so nitro only.

I have been flying a 450 all summer but I'm looking for something a little more stable and easier to see. What would you recommend?
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07-28-2012 11:31 PM  8 years ago
McKrackin

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I still think the Trex 600 is THE "go to" first nitro heli.I literally never use the word literally right.
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07-28-2012 11:34 PM  8 years ago
wrongler

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Or maybe a raptor, might be a little cheaper.Bill Whittaker
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07-29-2012 12:06 AM  8 years ago
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raptor then you don't have to worry bout busting up frames go with the Titan SE i just sold both of mine they took me from sport flying to 3D i have a rex 600 and it performed just as well with the right electronics in it

raptors take a beating!!! and a kit from tower is 350$ and you get to put what you want in it
no babe i swear i sold my other heli to buy this one :)
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07-29-2012 01:38 AM  8 years ago
MANCHA

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+1 on Raptor as a first 50s heli.
However, what are your flying field pilots flying ?

Buying a heli most common in your flying field has a bigger advantage over the very best heli we can recommend.
They know how to set it up and how to repair it faster and right;
Besides having spare part right there on flying day.
MANCHA
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07-29-2012 02:08 AM  8 years ago
punkin71

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Raptor x50, just to keep up with the times.
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07-29-2012 02:14 AM  8 years ago
Einzelganger

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Any Raptor 50.
V2, Titan, or X50.

Or a Trex if that's what everyone around is flying. Lots of help online for Raptors.
I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
RIP Roman
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07-29-2012 02:15 AM  8 years ago
Kevin Dalrymple

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+1^^^^. I would say raptor or trex. What parts dose your local hobby shop stock? That is also what you will need to consider.
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07-29-2012 02:17 AM  8 years ago
craig1980

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Synergy n5c! A little more up front but well worth the money. The n5c is my first large heli and I fly it a ton and it just keeps going. Also, a great deal of support from all of the Synergy guys.
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07-29-2012 02:53 AM  8 years ago
BladeStrikes

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The cheapest to fix out of the 2 is the Trex 600N hands down and the Raptor doesn't come close.Trex parts come 2 in a pack where you only get 1 with the Raptor and that one part still cost more than the 2 you get with the Trex 600.You can get the G10 frames for the Trex which is only $10.00 more over the Raptors plastic frames and the G10 is MUCH stiffer.
You already have a Trex 450 so you won't have any issues with the build because the 600 is pretty much the same but much bigger and easyer to work on ..
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07-29-2012 03:59 AM  8 years ago
MN_heli pilot

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My local hobby shops carry Blade and Align parts. The guys I started flying with fly Align, Gaui, Outrage and more. I guess being new to flying parts support should be my number one concern.
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07-29-2012 05:35 AM  8 years ago
artimus

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Crash cost is much cheaper with a Nitro 600 than a raptor......I love my Raptors and they take a beating for sure. Its hard to find Raptor parts in LSH .Fly Hard......Team Viagra
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07-29-2012 09:51 AM  8 years ago
RaptorRob

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I wont deny that the 600 is cheaper for parts, why i suggest the raptor for first heli is
the build is easier
setup is easier (non ccpm),
during a crash the servos dont take a beating (non ccpm) + i never busted servo gears in a raptor crash and when i was flying my 600 without high end servos prob every other crash i went thru some gears,
and i never busted a frame on a rappy

everyone is right on this thread make sure you fly what the guys at your field fly ,,, or what they used to fly ,, unless you like being out on your own
no babe i swear i sold my other heli to buy this one :)
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07-29-2012 03:15 PM  8 years ago
flydan

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I love my compass 3d+ so I'd get that.
but i'd also get a trex 600n old but reliable
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07-29-2012 04:00 PM  8 years ago
DCORSAIR

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Evo or SDX
Find an old Evo .50, you can usually find them cheap RTF. They can take a beating, better yet get a SDX. Parts are sometimes a problem and some what more expensive but the SDX is like flying a .90 in some ways I think because it is bigger than a Trex 600, have to say the Trex 600N is hard to beat for performance and the Raptor is a good one too. I just happen to have an extra SDX sitting here, make you a deal?......

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....
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07-29-2012 04:20 PM  8 years ago
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Buying a used heli is a good way to go. Let someone else take the new cost hit. You can get a good used T-Rex 600N with top quality servos and gyro for around $700-$800. That's cheaper than a new 450.

As for parts, your LHS probably doesn't sell any non-toy RC helicopters anymore. Even if they do, they are likely to not carry a full line of parts for it. The online stores are your best bet. Do a search and your will see that you can get parts for most new models.

If you are buying new, just buy the one that you like. They all fly very well nowadays, particularly if you go FBL; which I highly recommend. The Thunder Tiger X50, T-Rex600N, JR 50Nex, MA Fury 55 and Synergy N5C are all good choices.
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07-29-2012 05:01 PM  8 years ago
burntclutch

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+1 Raptor 50 SE , simplicity + durability , cheap parts
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