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04-16-2020 11:54 PM  45 days ago
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alf1096

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I drove by the rc field and got the itch to get back in. I dusted off the trex 450 with the old school flybar. Now that I am reading and talking to people the hobby has come a long way and it will be time to upgrade to a flybarless setup and a new radio the first DX7 is a little dated. So I guess the 2 questions I have is

1. DX8e or the DX8
2. looking for recommendations on a 325mm blade heli (old 450 trex size naming has changed some) Really looking at the blade 330s but open to everything.
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04-17-2020 12:24 AM  45 days ago
Rojoalfa

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Dx8e vs Dx8... Lower cost ==> Dx8.

Dx7... don't take that TX.

Trex 450 blades... Be careful not to strike the tail blades with that.

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04-17-2020 12:36 AM  45 days ago
Rojoalfa

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BTW, begin with such small helicopter with one battery pack is very sad...very sad.

You need at least 4 battery packs to fly and keep your expectations in "calm down" mode...

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04-17-2020 12:49 AM  45 days ago
co_rotorhead

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Rojoalfa Trex 450 blades... Be careful not to strike the tail blades with that.
I'm pretty sure he was referring to a Blade 330 helicopter, not 330mm blades...

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...001p?I=BLHE2245
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04-18-2020 02:26 AM  44 days ago
Rojoalfa

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Oh..yes, for sure..!

You always can put a smaller blades to your helicopter... That what I mean.

But, if you are planning to install a bigger blades on your helicopter, be careful!

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04-18-2020 04:28 AM  44 days ago
Chance

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Do you have the original DX7 which was made by JR? I used to have one of those and always regret trading it for the newer DX8 when it came out.
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04-18-2020 06:41 AM  44 days ago
SoCal Scott

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If you have the original DX7, I vote for getting a new battery, range testing it, and using it as you did all those years ago. No need to replace it if it is in working order.

I personally am not a fan of the newer Spektrum radios as their ergonomics are very... boxy, in comparison. Maybe someone else can verify this, but I’m almost certain all of the newer models, from the DX8g2 and lower, use the DX6i gimbals; which are far from pleasant IMO. Definitely go hold one at your LHS before buying.

I moved all my models from Spektrum to a JR/DFA XG8+6(these naming conventions, jeez) less than a year ago and I’ve been very happy with the ecosystem and “feel” of the radio. So if you’re really thinking about upgrading, definitely shop around and decide whether you’re set on DSM2/X. Also, there’s been a more recent push to better integrate transmitters, receivers, and their respective FBL Systems (see Mikado and Futaba).

And if you do choose to try something new, you can always keep your DX7 for the BNF Spektrum stuff
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04-18-2020 03:38 PM  43 days ago
wjvail

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Getting a new model is always fun and the new flybarless models do fly different. With that said, don't rule out flying the model you have. There is a temptation to look at an older model and assume you can't fly it anymore. I have models that are 30+ years old and I still really have a blast flying them. Yes I have new models but everything I liked about my old models is still there. I liked them when I bought them and I still like 'em.

Keep shopping for your next model but consider freshening up your trusty rusty T-Rex.
"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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