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07-06-2014 10:04 PM  6 years ago
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HREFAB

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When you get the feeling your a moron
Let me start out by saying that I really REALLY like Align Helis. I own 3 250's, 2 450's, 1 500, 1, 550, 1 600Pro, and a 700E. Yes, I am a dyed in the wool Align lover.

Then I bought a Trex 150...

What was I thinking? (I was thinking, "hmmm, this will be a fun heli to play with from time to time."
I was WRONG...SO WRONG that I have to seriously consider if I am not a moron.

Ok, it flew badly from the start. On the 2nd hard landing (how hard could a 3 oz. heli land???), the landing gear snapped off. Well that's a perfect excuse to rebuild all aftermarket. So I buy the complete RAKONHELI frame, head, tail etc.

Put it together and it's flying so sweet I am convinced what a GENIUS I am!. But then, on the second battery the tail motor simply stops. Now I can't stop in a 6" hover, no, it has to decide to quit in the middle of an inverted loop at about 650 mph. (did I mention that this little bugger was fast?).

Looking at the wires from the tail motor all I can think of is "WHAT WAS ALIGN THINKING???" These wires are thinner than motor windings and twice as fragile. the entire setup is wonky. So here for your amusement and ridicule, I present what is left of the $500.00 Trex 150 DFC

Anyone need some Trex150 Parts, let me know LOL!
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07-07-2014 12:22 AM  6 years ago
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Lesson learned I'd assume?

I fixed my 150 a few times as well. But never went the "upgrade" route thank goodness. After purchasing enough parts to almost buy a new 150, I decided it is better off as a paper weight. All done spending on this thing. It's almost as much of a money pit as offroad rc cars are.
I don't know why the 150 crashes so much. I've flown my 450 way way more than the 150, and have yet to crash it.

My lesson has been learned.
Trex 800 Pro DFC / Trex 700L Dominator / Trex Pro 700 DFC / Blade 180CFX w/Ikon / Futaba 18SZ / RealFlight 7.5
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07-07-2014 01:25 AM  6 years ago
Slowpoke

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I feel your pain. I flew my 150 about 5 times with no crashes. Yes, they are super fast and very touchy. Put it back on the shelf where it's been for the past several months, in like new condition.
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07-07-2014 03:13 AM  6 years ago
HREFAB

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Well misery loves company so I'm thankful that I have some others to share the stories with. Mine wouldn't come off the ground unless it was in idle up. When it did, it was like a mosquito on crack. No amount of expo would tame it, so I did the most logical thing for a heli enthusisat to do...throw more money at it.

It has officially elevated my Blade 130x to a position of honor and respect (it was formerly the WORST heli I owned). The Trex 150 now has the crown.
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07-07-2014 03:54 AM  6 years ago
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I love my trex 150. It to me is by far the best micro I have flown and I have flown just about all of them. Once you get them dialed in they are super fun little helis.and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"
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07-07-2014 04:39 AM  6 years ago
Shawnlh

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The 150 flies awesome for a micro without a doubt. Probably the best flying micro on the market at this point. What I was saying is that I seem to crash it a lot more than the larger helis. And I'm just tired of buying parts for it.Trex 800 Pro DFC / Trex 700L Dominator / Trex Pro 700 DFC / Blade 180CFX w/Ikon / Futaba 18SZ / RealFlight 7.5
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07-07-2014 11:43 AM  6 years ago
Retired2011

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I'm sure happy that I saved the money by waiting, and watching others pain.
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07-07-2014 03:13 PM  6 years ago
HREFAB

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You're Welcome!
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07-10-2014 01:05 PM  6 years ago
rpat

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Ok the lesson here is that this heli is not for beginners...it is too fast on the cyclics, and I just bet that if you crashed it like that with the stock frame it would not have ended up like it did.trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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07-10-2014 04:43 PM  6 years ago
HREFAB

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I just bet that if you crashed it like that with the stock frame it would not have ended up like it did.
Nope, you'd lose that bet. The landing gear on the 150 is so fragile that if you look at it sideways, it's gonna break. Poor design in the way it's attached.

I'll agree that it's not a 'beginner' heli. I'm not a beginner and it was way to quick for me. I always put in a bunch of expo on a new heli to see how it flies. The 150 was ridiculous with 30% so yeah, I'd not suggest it for an inexperienced flyer.
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07-10-2014 10:18 PM  6 years ago
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Greets forum,
Where to begin? First of all, this little 150 was my first foray into the micro heli world and will probably be the last, having just rebuilt mine for the umpteenth time...as the OP says those tail wires are way too thin to be sensible. I trashed a tail motor simply by installing it! I say trashed; the connectors at the end of those wires just break off with so much as a hint of tension...and as I also spent more on upgrading the thing than it cost originally I simply will not justify buying a micro-soldering setup. Btw has anyone successfully removed the connectors from that tiny plastic retainer - if so please tell us how! That JF video (where he uses an assistant for the filming, obviously because his hands and finger are smaller) makes it look easy. I've been through 3 tail motors in total; none have failed I flight but each time you have to say, change the tail boom you need to release the connectors from that retainer...I've come to the conclusion that to continue flying it you must be prepared to purchase a new tail motor, which comes with this little retainer piece separated from the connectors, each time you need to remove the boom.
On the upside, when it's upgraded to the hilt, or at least with longer/ heavier main blades it flies really well...although way too hectic for a beginner IMHO. And the rebuild process itself is super easy, servo setup a breeze and parts are relatively inexpensive. The concept is sound, but the execution could have been way more robust. Just my 0.02 pence.
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07-11-2014 02:49 AM  6 years ago
rpat

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Well it's like I have said before, NO heli crashes worth a damn, and if you take into account just how fast this little bugger is on cyclics it is a wonder that anyone can do anything with it. A little slower head speed might be the answer here.trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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07-11-2014 04:06 AM  6 years ago
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if you take into account just how fast this little bugger is on cyclics it is a wonder that anyone can do anything with it. A little slower head speed might be the answer here.
Boy I agree with you 100% Brother! Maybe a humdred years ago I'd have had the reflexes, but not by a long shot today! I thought my Trex 250 was quick, but it's a slug compared to this LOL! Off in the corner it goes, all those beautiful RakonHeli parts going to waste!

Think if I sent it all back to ALIGN they'd fix it?....Didn't think so LOL!
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11-08-2014 06:01 PM  5 years ago
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When I first got mine I felt the same way. I had the swash come apart and slammed into the floor. Align replaced the parts after several emails.

I now have mine flying awesome, right now it's my favorite. I tweaked the rates and gains, I also am using slightly heavier blades to slow the machine down a bit.

Really a fun little machine to fly now. It did take some patience and I do have a few upgrades, mainly by choice though.

Jeff
To hover is divine, the alternative is rather PLANE.
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11-12-2014 04:07 AM  5 years ago
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Well it's like I have said before, NO heli crashes worth a damn, and if you take into account just how fast this little bugger is on cyclics it is a wonder that anyone can do anything with it. A little slower head speed might be the answer here.
Well has anyone used lower head speed and or used lower dual rates or expo?? I would think with any computer radio you could make it behave like a coaxial.
Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them
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11-12-2014 12:14 PM  5 years ago
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CDRking,
What blades are you using on you 150 that are heaver than the stock ones?
trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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12-11-2014 12:47 AM  5 years ago
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I am thinking about getting one but this has to be the very worst thread that I've read about this Heli ... If it's so bad the what replacement would any of u suggest
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12-11-2014 12:53 AM  5 years ago
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I would seriously look at the Blade 180, The MCPX BL (I think that's been discontinued but you can get a used one / barely used on although be warned it's pretty snappy too.). If you're just starting out I really recommend the Blade 200SRX. Yes, it's fixed pitch but it's docile enough to learn on and you can (by throwing a switch) turn it into quite a performer.

If you want a good small heli, the Align Trex 250 is a good choice (Get the DFC model). Indoors, then any of the above mentioned Blades work well. Even an older MCPX will be more fun than the Trex 150 and a whole lot cheaper to repair when crashed.
Trex 700/600/550/500/450/250- GOBLIN 500 /RCA470-Warp360/500-200srx/130x/MCpx/MSR-550Hex/450Hex
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12-11-2014 01:02 AM  5 years ago
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I have become very proficient with the blade nano cpx but needing some more power and tail authority... The Mcpx bl is still in production but from reading posts it boasts as many problems as the lil Trex the 180 sounds great but sounds more fragile than a 450 of the same species so still lost 😞
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12-11-2014 01:03 AM  5 years ago
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I'm sure glad I waited on the 150 to see what others experiences were...I'll do the same for the 180.
Although, initial reports are looking better for the 180 than others micros have been.

There is NO 450 in the world that can take the abuse of the 180 or MCPX.
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