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Old 12-29-2006, 08:15 AM
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Default what's the ulimate setup for your Trex?

i'm looking to get a rex and from all the posts i've read there seems to be some equiptment that most would agree is worthwhile using.

what do you think of this setup?

T-rex 450 SE V2
430L 3550kv brushless
35amp esc
Spektrum DX7
futaba gy401 gyro + S9650 tail servo
x3 hitec HS-65HG servo

i've read other posts that say use HS-65HG servo's for cyclic/collective but can't find them.
even on the hitec product list i can only find HS-65HB or HS-65MG. can anyone tell me the difference?

The DX7 radio setup comes with 4 servo's: DS821 they are digital, but are they useless on a trex?

as for lipo battery, 11.1v, what discharge rate do people recommend 15c? or higher? and what mAh can you go before the battery gets too big/heavy?

i'd rather do my homework now and buy things once, than buy substandard and want to contantly upgrade.

appreciate any comments or recommendations and like to hear how your own setup works.

cheers,
Sam
Old 12-29-2006, 12:54 PM
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Default RE: what's the ulimate setup for your Trex?

Why not get a T-rex 600?
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Default RE: what's the ulimate setup for your Trex?

if you are going to use that combo of radio gyro and servo's, then the few $$'s to move to a 600 might be a very good option. Only one downside to the 600, the batteries will cost more, but not much more, readyheli has the align 4400mah 6s1p batt for under 160 i think. Definately worth the consideration if you are going to only do this once.
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Default RE: what's the ulimate setup for your Trex?

Thats the set up i'm running, minus the spectrum, i'm using my airtronics stylus, pcm reciever. i got mine together before the 600 was aviable. if i had waited 4 months i think i would have gotten the 600....but probable would have gone crazy with the radio in that as well....i like the set-up, it is a tight and fast.
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Default RE: what's the ulimate setup for your Trex?

i have been thinking of the 600 but thought (like you say) batteries will cost a bit.
Not sure but i'm guessing spare parts are going to cost more also.

Is the trex 600 alot more stable because of the larger size?
or is it only noticeble on windy days?
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Default RE: what's the ulimate setup for your Trex?

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i have been thinking of the 600 but thought (like you say) batteries will cost a bit.
Not sure but i'm guessing spare parts are going to cost more also.

Is the trex 600 alot more stable because of the larger size?
or is it only noticeble on windy days?
It is more stable because of the size, and it is noticable ALL the time, but especially in breezes and wind.
I love my 450. I wish I could afford a 600.

Brother #2 got the 600. He did drop $900 on 3 sets of batteries. And then $200 for a charger and balancer.
Other than the battery cost, the only other down side to the 600 is that it may not always be useable where a 450 would. We fly both at the local parks. We fly the 450's one one side of the field, even if there are people on the basketball court on the other side of the field. The 600 only comes out if there are no other people around. Yes, both could hit people and cause harm/lawsuits. But the 450 is more of a close in heli, where the 600 uses more sky.
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Look in th the JR G500T Gyro it's the Snitz!!!!!

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