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  • HK-250GT Electric Helicopter Kit

    13 36.11%
  • CopterX CX 250SE Kit

    14 38.89%
  • IEXI 250 Electric 3D

    9 25.00%
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    What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    Hi, I have been looking at these three Helicopters and can't figure out which one is the best. Can you?


    1. HK-250GT Electric Helicopter KitPRODUCT ID: HK250-GT PRICE: $57.77

    http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=9974

    2. CopterX CX 250SE Kit PRODUCT ID: CX250SE-KIT PRICE: $62.99

    http://www.ehirobo.com/shop/product_...oducts_id=8721

    3. IEXI 250 Electric 3D PRODUCT ID:18H25_EXI250_ARF-Heli PRICE:$69.70

    http://www.xheli.com/pyro-250-exi-micro-helicopter.html


    Well there they are. If anyone owns them please let me know what you think. I have been reading every thred from RCUniverse, HeliFreaks, and wattsflyer forums and I can't tell. Please help.
    A helicopter is a thousend parts flying in formation.

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    I would say gaui 200 v2. I have the v1 and its one stout little heli. Mild crashes with it result in little or no damage, and all the forums say the v2 is better. If you have to pick from the 3 you chose, look for things like cnc head and tail parts(less likely to break) and the cost of crash parts ie main blades, tailboom, servo gears etc. Would also highly recommend ordering from a US vendor. Have heard good things about the 400 and 450 sized copter-x s tho, but im rambling at this point. Good luck.

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    EXI seems popular, I don't ever see that model closely, people saying EXI is a clone from Trex

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250



    Wow, I was expecting to hear more. I thought people actually bought these. Is it because these are not popular that people are not replying?

    A helicopter is a thousend parts flying in formation.

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    I would go for the CX250. Its identical with the T250 heli. parts wise. You can easily interchange the parts. The heli is quite good though and the stock motor has good power. similar to that of the Align motor. the only problem is the ESC that came with the kit was quite big. for this size heli running a 30A ESC will too strong a 18A - 20A will do the job right...

    The kit comes prebuilt.. Just have to add the electronics. The screws on the CX250 are better than the align ones as it uses a different screw head. not like the standard 0.9mm hex on align it uses star type screws similar to the one used on cellphones. The problem with the T250 screws is they kinda strip easily even when using the stock screwdriver from align. Copter X have made some mods on the screws they used and made it more reliable. The screwdriver is already part of the kit so no need to by the star type screw driver.










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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    then theres this little blinged out 200 from microheli http://www.microheli.com/product_inf...oducts_id=1667. Dunno a thing about this one except for $300 they could throw in an ESC. Looks cool tho...

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    Just thought I'd chime in on this thread since I was recently looking at getting a 250 sized heli. I've built the EXI 450 and was very happy with it and the fact that parts are readily available from the LHS(using T-rex parts). I'm assuming that the EXI 250 will also have parts readily available from the LHS (using again T-rex parts). Does anyone know for sure that the T-rex parts will work on the CX250? Also how good are the instructions for the CX250?
    -Jesse

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    here is a test flight of the Copter X 250SE heli

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlMrDuOUmss[/youtube]

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    with stock electronics....
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxlRrBic7vs[/youtube]

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    If you go to a "FLY IN" and ask 10 people your original question, you will get at least 8 different answers. This is a great forum for ideas and opinions, but unfortunately we rarely have concensus. Some have bad experiences with a brand and will trash it, while others have had good experience. Sometimes hard to evaluate info.

    I will say that clones are a good thing, so folks like me can get into the hobby without spending a bunch of money.

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    I bought the HK-250GT from Hobbyking. Added it to my cart when it was in stock, but at time of checkout it was already out of stock. So, waiting for their next shipment to come in.

    I noticed that they added a training gear for this size helicopter: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=13066

    It's only US$ 1.99, might be a good item for a brand new heli pilot like me.

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250


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    I bought the HK-250GT from Hobbyking. Added it to my cart when it was in stock, but at time of checkout it was already out of stock. So, waiting for their next shipment to come in.

    I noticed that they added a training gear for this size helicopter: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=13066

    It's only US$ 1.99, might be a good item for a brand new heli pilot like me.
    Hope your prepared for a 3 month wait as that is the eta…

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    Since january, there have been 2 shipments. I was lucky enough to be able to add it to my cart, I am glad I didn't have to wait for a new batch to arrive and maybe miss out again.

    I don't care to wait for another month, a few weeks have gone by already, so it will be quick.

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    I got the CopterX 250 because the HK-250 IS NEVER in stock.

    CopterX 250 = $55 SHIPPED!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/CopterX-250SES-Kit-Disassembled-T-rex-Align-Trex-250SE-/310324645560?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&ha sh=item4840ca4eb8

    I did get lucky and got a HK-250 when they were in stock (2 hours and were sold out) $30 shipped.

    I have been buying the EXI parts for repairs

    To me CopterX is a better kit and worth the exstra cash because it has better quality Over the HK-250. My HK-250 had a weak belt lasted one hover, blades broke off at edge of grips when I was tracking them, and no my head speed was not to high the CopterX and EXI plastics are not as weak.    

    I don’t have the EXI kit but parts seem to be as good as the CopterX in my opinion. All 3 kits so far have been compatible with each other.



     

    This size helicopter is a challenge to build; it is NOT a beginner helicopter  I have been flying and building the 450s for years and the 250 has really humbled me. You will either become a better builder and flyer or you will give up on this size. I love this size for the small back yard Batteries are cheap and they do not take as long to charge so I find myself flying more, but also crashing and rebuilding more. Most buy one of these clones blame the kit, give up on it get a Align 250 forgetting that they just learned new building skills. Some stick with the Align kit some will sell that off.

    My 450s collects dust but my 250s I #&@$* at a lot more. YOU WILL LEARN TO USE LOC TIGHT AND LET IT DRY!      



     

     

    Hi my name is Joe and I am a R/C aholic

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    The trex parts will work on the Copterx CX250se.
    All about R/C ehirobo

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    RE: What is the BEST HELI: CopterX-250, HK-250GT or EXI-250

    The last batch of HK-250 came In and sold out!
    The price had also risen to $29:99+shipping (TO USA) would have been $50.
    You can have the CopterX shipped for $55, and CopterX is well worth $5 more.
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