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Old 07-21-2006, 04:17 PM
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I'm going from Walkera #22d to T-rex.
I"m on a limited budget, is this a good deal? http://rc-expert.com/product-package.php?pid=302
I read about the differences between HDE vs CDE and I wouldn't mind starting with HDE.
My concern is with the radio that comes with this package. Anyone know anything about it?
My plan is to upgrade the XL as I go(cnc parts and eventually ccpm frame).
Thanks, Don


P.S. If anyone knows of a better deal, PLEASE, let me know
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Don,

The XL HDE is fine to start with , I would worry about the Radio and Gyro. Most of the time you get what you pay for , and it looks like your only paying about 125.00 for the radio with all the servo's, gyro , and bat. Oh yeh , the battery is undersized, Align batteries are 12C at the very least , most people us at least a 15C. If you spend a little more and get better parts you will be happier in the long run.

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AJsToyz,
Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.
I went with this RTF kit http://rc-expert.com/product-package.php?pid=202 .
Good or bad I'm stuck now..........wish me luck.
Thanks, Don
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Trex SE, there is no substitute! Buy it now & it will save you money in the end because you know you will end up with one.
BTW don't scrimp on the components either.
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You are 100 percent correct, I will end up with an SE.............eventually. Piece by piece.
Just couldn't afford to shell out 1,000 to 1,400 right now. Gotta start somewhere.
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Hi Don 87

Iam looking at getting the same kit you have just got, when you get it I wouldnt mind knowing your thoughts on it ?. you can email me direct if you want [email protected]

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Old 07-24-2006, 10:08 AM
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I'd go with the SE. More $$ up front, but saves in the long run. Alternatively, one could await the Horizon's release of the 450SA (an SE w/o all the bling).

Some places to get them: http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Airpl...Item=TREX450SA and www.helihobby.com.
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Don,

Good luck !! I hope it works out for you . If you do run into troubles, just read through some of the post and the answer is probably allready out there.

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I like the SA , its about where I'd like to have mine. The only thing I'd like different is an all metal swash, I'm not big on the half and half. I'd like it even better if it was not assembled !

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un build it.....then rebuild it.......just think of it as checking all the fasteners on the SA lol
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I've been told RTR is not ready to run but ready to re-assemble ! Hey Nankin ! I got my Radio issue figured out on the T-Rex. I did need to enable the gyro , then enabled the triple rate switch. The gyro is strange, when the Tx is set for GY , its in standard mode on the gyro. When the Tx is in STD mode the gyro goes into head holding. I also needed to up the settings a little for the gyro , went from 50% stock setting to 75% , seems to hover good now.
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I'm thinking of getting a T-Rex 450 XL with 3550 kv brushless motor and 25 amp esc, is this a good choice?
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I'm thinking of getting a T-Rex 450 XL with 3550 kv brushless motor and 25 amp esc, is this a good choice?
You'd be better off with a 35A esc. I use the "standard" Align 35A esc and it works fine.
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Don, I didnt know anyone made RTF trex until I read this. How is it flying? Mike
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AJsToyz,
Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.
I went with this RTF kit http://rc-expert.com/product-package.php?pid=202 .
Good or bad I'm stuck now..........wish me luck.
Thanks, Don
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I have replaced the servos to hs 56hb's, I'm getting glitches, sometimes real bad. I think it's the rx. I had a total lockout and the heli did it's own thing it's own way. I lifted into a hover, and with no input from me, the heli did a 180 degree turn, the tail went straight up into the air, then the heli went into fast forward on it's own. Straight into the ground.
I haven't flown it since. I want to replace the rx as soon as I get the cash.
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WOW, that must have been scary! Hope you were far away when this happened. I had a rapter 30 that dug its tail into the ground, flipped on its side and the throttle linkage came off, went to full power on the ground. Looked like a popcorn maker, stuff flying everywhere. I had to let itself burn out on its own. Anyways, where is your rx located on heli, front or back? mike
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I have my rx on the back, in the bottom tray. Gyro is mounted under the tailboom.

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