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09-20-2013 03:26 AM  5 years agoPost 1
hindsight

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Would this be a better choice than a blade 130, if someone was looking for a small practice heli

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09-20-2013 04:36 AM  5 years agoPost 2
Kauaiguy

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There very quick ,crash cost are gonna be up there if your learning to fly.Head speed is 3800/4500 so blade impacts do alot of damage !I guess the answer would be no.There also no fun to work on cause the parts are tiny.

I'd rather be flying!

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09-20-2013 04:47 AM  5 years agoPost 3
hindsight

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Awesome thanks... I always have so many questions...

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09-20-2013 04:57 AM  5 years agoPost 4
Kauaiguy

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Is this gonna be your first CP heli?If so there's a bunch of inexpensive choices,but best info will be on the micro threads.A sim is always a good place to start.

I'd rather be flying!

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09-20-2013 05:20 AM  5 years agoPost 5
dkshema

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The 250 is quick and very fast. The addition of a flybarless controller, however, makes it quite manageable and fun to fly. I have both the original and SE versions, each of which started out as flybar versions. I was never too happy with the tail rotor behavior (wag very hard to squelch). The rest of the heli felt OK but the play in the head bearings made them less than enjoyable.

I converted the original 250 to FBL using what Align would call a 3G head and a 3GX controller. I also upgraded to the 250SP motor. This turned the 250 into a well-mannered fun flyer.

I then upgraded the 250SE to FBL using the Align 250 DFC head and another 3GX controller. This heli also has a 250SP motir.

I now enjoy both 250's and find them seeing a lot of air time now.

Crash costs are relatively low. The 250 is a rugged little airframe and since its mass is relatively small, it holds up well.

The 205D CF main blades work well. I may soon install the 250MX motor as that will bump up the head speed a bit.

The flybar versions were a bit finicky, requiring setup skill and a lot of patience to make them fly well. Going flybarless eliminates a great deal of slop in the control system and allows you to get good rudder performance without the dreaded wag.

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09-20-2013 06:25 AM  5 years agoPost 6
hindsight

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No, I m an advanced pilot.. Just curios about the 250 since I'm having so much fun with them mcpx

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09-20-2013 08:18 AM  5 years agoPost 7
simchippy

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I got tired of working on my 130x helis due to parts wearing out mid flight. A flb 250 is fun and and cheap in a crash. Low crash damage as well. Key is to set it up right. It doesn't crash as well as the smaller ones but it doesnt lose servos and tail control mid flight either. I took a break from my small stuff, both the 250 and 130s as I got tired of working on the small stuff. Been driving to the field to fly my 700. When it gets cold I'll go back to flying the 250 and 130s in my front yard.

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01-24-2014 04:18 AM  4 years agoPost 8
jypt01

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I also got tired of the 130X wows. Got a used Trex 250 SE converted to DFC with a microbeast that the owner never got fully set up. Flew it about 20 times this past fall and did not think it was to bad of a heli, nice not to have to work on it every 5th flight like the 130x. It's a pig to start with so with worries about my yellow esc I added a castle bec while I was setting it up. This only made the little piggy have even more of a heavy disk feel which was totally different from any other heli I flew. It was flyable but keeped me on my toes. This winter I put the little piggy on a diet and got the flyable weight down from 342 grams to 304 grams. She is a totally different bird. I have only flown it mildly at several indoor events this winter but can say she flys totally different and no longer has that heavy disk feeling. Really looking forward to taken her out and letting her rip. The comments about her being fast are very true, put her nose down and she is gone. Had a few little dirt naps and she handled them well (crashed pretty good). Little difficult to work on since she is small but certainly manageable, and from my experience I can say overall flight to flight I have spent much more bench time on the 130x than the trex 250. I like her size and will be keeping her around for quit a while hopefully.

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01-24-2014 05:07 AM  4 years agoPost 9
Funky Trex

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This is from a few years ago. It was the original flybar/belt version. In the right hands, it is a very capable heli. I flew this one a few times and it was a handfull compared to bigger helis although it was very suprising how good it can fly in the right hands. I haven't flown the new version but I would assume it flies just as good or better than the original.

Watch at YouTube

Sorry about the video, I lost the heli a few times while taping. That is one small heli to follow with a camera

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01-24-2014 10:47 AM  4 years agoPost 10
Pascal-KC

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Owned 2 TRex 250 and 1 Blade 130X. Sold all of them.

Trex 250: flies great. Hard to work on due to size. As was said, crashes do a lot of damage due to headspeed.

Blade 130X: not a good sustainable flyer without many upgrades, and even then it still break itself... There were many of them at our club but most people have sold them or are trying to.

On a side note, I also had a Trex 450 DFC that I sold. Even though it flew flawlessly, I was not flying it. I prefer the bigger helis for wind resilience. My smallest heli is now a Logo 500.

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01-24-2014 01:15 PM  4 years agoPost 11
Richardmid1

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I would have a Trex 250 over a 130X any day! Yes you will cause more damage in a crash but then you won't be crashing it as often!

Forget about them being quick and fast, they're not, its in the setup. My flybarred 250 was no more squirly or difficult to fly than my flybarred 450's, I never flew one FBL.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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01-24-2014 02:26 PM  4 years agoPost 12
Pascal-KC

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I agree: the 250 typically only breaks if you crash it. the 130x breaks itself constantly.

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