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Old 09-15-2010, 09:53 AM
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Hey guys, Well i started this thread on the elfite one called Just bought a blade 400. heres the link:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9841604/tm.htm
if u read the 9th and 10th page, u will see that my ESC on the 400 is shot, and i am thinking about adding an upgraded one! but after pricing out the cost for servos, gyro, esc. i realized i was already half way on getting a bigger bird! so my question is, what heli would u recommend that is stable, easy to fly, and is easy to see in the sky. I would also like to stay under 100 dollars for the average crash cost. Can anyone help me out?
Im looking at the trex 450 pro or sport, trex 500esc, trex 550e, or trex 600esp. I have enough room to fly all of these, but its mainly coming down to money. Also i would love to get into more sport and scale flying then 3d.
what do u guys think would be the best, and most suited for me?
thanks in advance
Old 09-15-2010, 10:12 AM
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I have 3 x HK450 (HobbyKing) and 1 Trex 340 Sport (Align). It depends on what you are looking for. The Trex 450 Sport is more responsive (less loose parts), but I still enjoy the HK450's as they are easy and cheap to repair. I learned a lot from them, and I feel more confident with 3D on my Trex because of that. Oh and don't forget a simulator. Costs less to repair when you crash.

I also have an HK500GT on order. Being shipped soon (no more back order parts). I will also be trying the OrangeRX which is supposed to be DSM2 compatible (my DX7).
Old 09-15-2010, 11:36 AM
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I'd look into the Trex either a 450 sport or maybe a used Trex 450 v1/v2. The trex 500 would also be a good choice in my opinion
Old 09-16-2010, 06:58 AM
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Yea I think the trex 600 and probably 550 are out of the picture since they cost too much! Is there a big difference between the 450 and 500? Just because I don't know if I would want to get the same size heli as what I already have! I have a blade 400 already! But I heard a trex 450 is a big difference they the blade 400 already
Old 09-16-2010, 11:17 AM
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You know what, I have a CopterX450, Trex450 Sport, and a Trex600ESP, and nearly every time i go flying I take my CopterX450. It all comes down to cost of the repairs. I put some good servo's on it (HS65MG's) that'll stand some impact so they dont get damaged, and they never have. To be honest, for my level of flying, if I put the GP750 gyro on it as well then I cant tell that much difference between that and the sport. OK the sport has more power with the 400M motor v scorpion 2221-8 but she rolls and repairs are cheap so I'm more confident and that’s good enough for me. The others are just there for a few circles and for show

If am reading you right and budget is important then grab a CopterX 450 from
[link]http://www.ehirobo.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=334_174&products_id=9062[/link]
Old 09-16-2010, 03:22 PM
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i like that idea, but since i get all my replacement parts from my LHS, they only carry what horizon hobby has. So i would like to stay with the trex's.
Old 09-16-2010, 06:40 PM
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Remember that you can build a clone and still use Align replacement parts. Most clones are over 90% compatible with the Trex. I just received an order for Align parts for replacement for one of my Hobby King 450 heli.
Old 09-17-2010, 04:26 PM
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yep, i've not found a part yet on the copterx 450 that I can't replace with an align part. i live very near FastLads who stock align so i'm in the same situation.

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