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03-16-2015 02:28 PM  3 years agoPost 1
Richardmid1

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Which would you say is the most fun Trex to own? 150? 250? 450? 500? 550? 600? 700? 800?

60% of the time, it works every time!

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03-16-2015 02:50 PM  3 years agoPost 2
Funky Trex

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Westerville, OH - USA

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450 for crash costs, 550 for visibility and crash costs

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03-16-2015 03:38 PM  3 years agoPost 3
Richardmid1

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What puts me off the 550 is even the older ones were pack killers and now they have a 700 size motor and swing 550's as standard!

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03-16-2015 03:58 PM  3 years agoPost 4
ICUR1-2

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I only have the 250, 450, 500 and 600N
They are all fun to fly. 250 - 500 are the most affordable in terms of maintenance and repairs.
My 600N is my weekend warrior and the one I enjoy the most.

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03-16-2015 04:19 PM  3 years agoPost 5
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I have had really good luck with my 550 packs. I gear my 550 helis low so the temps stay relatively low. My Trex has a KDE motor (and 556 /95 blades) that I have been running for 3+ years. I use the stock 11t pinion and run 100% throttle(around 2500rpms). After more than 3 years I am still running 4 of my original 6s 5300 packs. When I did run gov mode in my 550s or geared them too high, my lipos suffered much more. Since I stopped using gov mode in my 550s, my lipos are lasting much longer (life cycles) and coming down cooler after a flight. I have noticed certain packs are better than others. I have some that didn't even last a season and others that are going on their 4th and still make excellent power. If the setup is right, I don't think the 550 size heli is a lipo killer, I just think there are more junk lipos around that don't hold up no matter how well you treat them.

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03-16-2015 06:07 PM  3 years agoPost 6
gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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I have (5) 250s, (3) 450s, and (1) 500. While all are very enjoyable to fly, the 500 is my favorite.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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03-16-2015 08:48 PM  3 years agoPost 7
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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Nothing quite sounds like an 800 cracking the air - but I'd probably buy a 700 over the 800 today. Next to that I like the 500 for the crash costs and pack costs, flies like the big ones.

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03-17-2015 11:10 AM  3 years agoPost 8
Richardmid1

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I must admit I am leaning towards the 500, it was my favourite heli about 5 years ago. Only thing that put me off is the use of 3300 packs now, doesn't that make it a bit of a fat pig to fly?

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03-17-2015 12:43 PM  3 years agoPost 9
gmcullan

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Not at all. The 500 is a joy to fly. I've used packs as small as 2900 mah up to 3900 mah (need a shoe horn for that one)

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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03-17-2015 12:48 PM  3 years agoPost 10
Richardmid1

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You have the 500L Dominator Gerry? Gpro?

60% of the time, it works every time!

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