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Old 02-20-2013, 07:19 PM
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Default I pulled the trigger on TREX 450 PRO

Hey all after almost a year of overly-frying my brain on research and seeing which bird I wanted to buy, I finally pulled the trigger on the TREX 450 PRO V2 Super Combo!!! Unpackaging will come as soon as I receive it with photos!!
Found a great deal on it, I paid $387 with shipping and no tax.
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Is it FBL?
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well, sounds good, could you share the link?
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Can't wait to see it !!
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ORIGINAL: Solman

Is it FBL?
No i went with the Flybarred version for now with possible intentions to upgrade to FBL later in the future, hence the reason why i bought this kit. Plus I hear the FBL version isnt that great because alot of people are not a big fan of the 3GX.. If it was up to me I would upgrade it with BeastX FBL system.

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well, sounds good, could you share the link?
Sure http://www.gonitrohobbies.com/ALIGN_...p/kx015082.htm
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I have the beastx and the Ikon and to be honest, I like the Ikon better.
Old 02-21-2013, 05:22 PM
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oh yeah? cool, good to know might have to look into that as well. But not planning on converting for a little while.
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There are three main things that I have found that I really like about fbl.

1. Less components

2. You can program it to fly really agressive or docile.

3. Less drag and weight in the head which translates to more power.

One good thing about going FB first is that you will appreciate the differences when you do decide to switch.
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"One good thing about going FB first is that you will appreciate the differences when you do decide to switch. " +1
I owned nothing but flybarred untill I bought the 550e 2 years ago now. I could'nt believe the differance between flybarred & flybarredless. FBL is so much easyier to fly, more stable, more responsive etc. I'll never switch back. That being said I think you made an outstanding choice.
If you learn to fly on the flybarred setup first, you'll only see improvement when you go flybarless.
Keep us posted & good luck


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Excited package comes Monday but in mean time I picked up my radio
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Once you get it flying let me know how you like the Dx7s. I need/want a new radio and I was concidering the Dx7s or the Dx8
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Once you get it flying let me know how you like the Dx7s. I need/want a new radio and I was concidering the Dx7s or the Dx8
Alright i will let you know bro... By the way there isnt a whole lot of difference between the DX7 or DX8, so IMHO I would just go with the DX7 it should suffice.
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Between the two as a primary radio, I would go with the DX8. One of the nice features is the back light. It doesn't seem like much, but I have had both with and without and it is much nicer having it. The DX8 has a few other addtions besides the extra channel as well.
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I have owned both dx-7 and the dx-8.

The 7 has BB on one axis of the gimbals, the 8 on both x/y axis. Plus it has other nice features too. Like the 4000 (!) Mah battery option and program, card.
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<span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(251, 252, 255);">The 7 has BB on one axis of the gimbals, the 8 on both x/y axis.</span>
I am not sure I follow you on this one.<br type="_moz" />
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The x/y movement of the sticks. The dx-8 sticks are *much* smoother to use. I didn't notice this at first, but it becomes evident after a while. I BB'd the gimbals in my dx-7, a fellow heli flyer liked the difference from his radio to mine, he bought my radio. That's how I ended up with a dx-8.
There is a you tube video on BB'ing the dx-7 gimbals, but you should have a more than passing knowledge of what is going under under the hood before you commence with this project.
Watch the videos, make your own decision. The BB kit is available from Heli Direct for $7.00 or so. Job takes about three hours of careful time.
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ball bearings, ok now i understand what you are talking about. I saw bb and didn't know what you were talking about.
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Hey thanks for the info on the Dx7s. I was not aware that the bb was on 1 axis only, & I would like the back light feture so I guess it's the Dx8 for me LOL
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MY BIRD HAS ARRIVED! The fun will begin this weekend with start of the build.
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Good deal, enjoy the build and take your time.
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Good luck & have fun.
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Got it all put together and bound with my TX.... just waiting on ordering a battery and charger any suggestions?? Been busy that's why took so long, haven't got much time to play with my toy yet.
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EPbuddy.com has good customer service and has treated me well.
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ORIGINAL: Red Baron Gary

I have owned both dx-7 and the dx-8.

The 7 has BB on one axis of the gimbals, the 8 on both x/y axis. Plus it has other nice features too. Like the 4000 (!) Mah battery option and program, card.
I think you are referring to the original DX7...

The later model, the DX7s, has exactly the same quad bearing gimbals as the DX8.. I have both and they feel identical in operation. The DX7s can also use te 4000mah battery.

This is the link to the DX7s page, and it clearly states "quad bearing gimbals"

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdId=SPM7800

There is no difference in the gimbals between a DX7s and a DX8. they are exactly the same.

The DX7 (older version) does not have quad bearing gimbals and the difference is very noticable.

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ORIGINAL: augerin2

Hey thanks for the info on the Dx7s. I was not aware that the bb was on 1 axis only, &amp; I would like the back light feture so I guess it's the Dx8 for me LOL

The 7s also has quad bearing gimbals, just lke the DX7..

I think he was referring to the older DX7.

the newer 7s (looks exactly like a DX8) can also accept the 4000 Mah Lipo



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