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Old 11-30-2006, 06:57 PM
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Default Need Answer Quick-T Rex 450SE vs 450SA

I have an opportunity to by a 450SE (3550 KV Motor and 35Amp ESC both by Align) for $360 from a buddy of mine. It is new in the box just like it came to him. Looking in the LHS, I have seen the 450SA which is $200, but doesn't have the motor or ESC. I looked, and it would take about $110 to buy the motor and ESC mentioned above, making the 450SA with the same base comports a $300 purchase.

So here's the question. Is the 450SE worth the $60.00 extra for me. Here is my profile:


I am new to helis. I am flying a Blade CP Pro now. I can hover with the nose in all directions. Transition to forward flight, and then back down without crashing. Not into 3d yet, but heading that way. I know I will want to move up within the next 3 or 4 months, and I am kind of sold on the T Rex because of availability of parts at my LHS. I like to build, as it does help me prepare for the repairs when the crashes happen.

I already have all of the other equipment, including gyro, to finish both heli's, and I already have a JR Heli Transmitter (7202).

Let's hear the advice! Which way should I go and why?
Old 11-30-2006, 07:29 PM
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Default RE: Need Answer Quick-T Rex 450SE vs 450SA

Forgot to mention that the 450se comes with the aluminum case too (not the big one but the small one with parts). I really appreciate the help and advice. You guys are always great!
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Default RE: Need Answer Quick-T Rex 450SE vs 450SA

if it's new in box, buy it and ship it to me. yes, it's definitely worth it, check out the prices online. i too currently have a blade cp (basically a pro with cf blades). i really feel the need for more power and tail holding abilities since i'm already doing loops and stationary rolls. i'm currently saving up for a trex SE. but 360 you can't beat.
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Default RE: Need Answer Quick-T Rex 450SE vs 450SA

Is the SE a better all round performer, and do the aluminum parts make it more durable? Will the SE be more stable?
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Stability and acro ability are two ends of a spectrum. The SE is supposed to be the supreme acro performer so you should expect it to seem unstable--as it should be. The higher head speed will also take some getting used to. I'm hovering my MX400Pro (with 325mm TRex blades), which IS known for its stability, in the same space I use for my CPPro and it makes the CPP seem nearly as mild as a CX.
Get the SE already!
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Default RE: Need Answer Quick-T Rex 450SE vs 450SA

SE will not be any more stable than an SA, both are nearly identical design, SE just has CF frame and aluminum head, swash and tail etc. SE is going to be the tighter machine for 3D though, the aluminum leaves little room for play. If you do get the SE, you BETTER have a PCM radio or you will run into glitches because the SE produces a lot of static because of the CF frame. I see that you have the 7202, it's a great radio, I have that one too.
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Default RE: Need Answer Quick-T Rex 450SE vs 450SA

the S CF version is only $290 on www.techmodelproducts.com but an SE that cheap? id get it
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Thanks guys. I'm getting it.
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let us know how it goes
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Default RE: Need Answer Quick-T Rex 450SE vs 450SA

My SE is a so much more stable than my CP Pro could ever be.

You will love the SE.

Get a Good Gyro, The JR G500T is an excellent choice (Don't skimp on the Gyro)


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