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Old 02-02-2007, 12:42 PM
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I just picked up a T-Rex last weekend at the Burlington swap meet. I've wanted one since I saw one. Don't think I'm ready for it, but couldn't pass up the deal. It took a while to figure out how to setup my radio, but I think it's ready for a test flight. I figured I better put some sort of training gear on it to lower the CG, but can't find any. My guess is that it's not the sort of Heli that's used by novices. What you guys say about making something so I don't trash those carbon blades on the first few flights? I got the manual and studied hard. Any other recommendations for a first timer on a Rex welcome. I have a few months experience with a Blade CPP. but still mostly hovering or hoping around on windy days. I can get up pretty good and move around on calm days... Looking for buddies in my area to learn from. Would love to setup my JR with a slave, so I could be saved when trying stuff.... Email me if interested and within reasonable driving distance from Raleigh, NC....thanks in advance.......

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You can make some pretty easily and very cheaply. Here is what you need

4 wiffle golf balls. (got mine 6 for $1.99 any sporting goods store)
2 1/4 inch wooden dowls ($.50)

I notched them and put them together at 90 degrees to make a cross and attached them to the bottom of my gear with zip ties. Pretty easy and CHEAP. They work like a charm. hope this helps

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I used the Eflite $9 special and added longer carbon fiber rods. The biggest benefit is they snap onto the skids so its easy to put on and take off.
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the ones for the Shogun work fine too...
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Thanks guys, headed to the hardware store now....wish me luck

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