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Old 01-02-2007, 12:16 PM
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Default SA vs. SE flight differences???

I met a guy at the flying field that has both, flies extreme 3D nitro now and suggested the SA for price and that he didn't notice a huge flight performance difference.

We all know they crash the same!

Any advise is appreciated..

I am about to make a purchase...

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Old 01-02-2007, 02:32 PM
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

If you can afford it might as well go for the se, I don't know about any flight differences though.
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

In ther long run the SE cost less than buying the SA and upgrading it
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

O.k., but does are all the upgrades flight performance? or just more bling and more expensive to fix??
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

We all know they crash the same!
not completely, even though i have neither of them (planning to get the SE), i'd say that the blinged out metal parts will be less likely to break in a crash, vs plastic. however, when the DO break, they cost a ton more. i doubt that the above average pilot will be able to feel a difference in performance out-of-the-box wise. plastic do tends to wear faster tahn metal though.
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

If your going to be crashing all the time go plastic. Where plastic sucks is that is wears faster then aluminum. You'll develop slop over time.
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

Well, knock on wood, but I have not had anything other than a hard landing and minor blade strikes/tip over and recover with my modded CP Pro...

Just want ot make the right decision on a durable heli...

I have a buddy that always owns either a farrari / lambo / astin martin and they all break a lot and are hard to work on and are real expensive to fix and aren't and better driving that the Ford GT40 he had and never had a repair on.

Extreme analogy but I think you get my drift.. More expensive doesn't always mean better...

I spent way too much on my cp pro, but it was worth the basic heli learning curve...

I want a Trex that flights 3d great and is durable...

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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

ORIGINAL: robmoney

O.k., but does are all the upgrades flight performance? or just more bling and more expensive to fix??
Yes it (SE) flys better as there is less Flex and Slop.

I've crashed and broken the plactic pieces but not the metal ones, you will bend shafts when you crash.

I'm in the process of replacing the few plastic pieces with metal cause it sucks when a $5.00 plastic piece fails and cost you $80.00 worth of broken pieces, Plus the plastic head will not handle the hight headspeeds that you want 3000+ RPM.

Good Luck!
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

If your going to be crashing all the time go plastic.
well, i don't mean that, i mean that once in a while, your bound to have a crash, and the metal will hold up better.
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

I bought a 450 SE kit today.....

What servos do I need....

Going to run a 401 gyro.....

I have the DX6, so will use a AR6000 rx.

Thanks for all of your input everybody...

Rob [8D]
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

I have flown them both, and they fly almost identical, but I prefer the metal parts. The plastic parts just don't cut it for me. I was hovering mikes and some of the plastic arms let go in a hover. I wouldn't trust it in 3D or even slightly throwing it around.
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

I hear tell that the aluminum frame will bend on an SA in a good crash. It looks pretty stout, but all in all the SE is worth the extra cash all around. I've crashed my SE hard into a bank (dirt bank that is) and all I got out of it was a bent paddle shaft, broken blades, and broken landing gear struts.
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Default RE: SA vs. SE flight differences???

I crashed my sa $380 in repairs, and upgrads. One half of the lower frame was bent verry bad, but was easly straghtned.
The crash destroyed a gyro, motor, swash, bladegrip, landing gear, plastic frame bottom, mainshaft, flybar, flybar controll, and some
other parts.
I dont know if it would cost more with an SE, but probly would have been fewer, more expensive parts.

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