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Old 05-27-2010, 09:31 PM
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Ok I going to purchase another Heli and I am thinking either the Trex 600ESP or the 550E w/flybar. I am leaning towards the 600 but would like to here some opinions on what you all think is better. I dont fly hard at all and just do some hovering, ff and piro's thats about where I stand with my skills thus far.
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The bigger the better!!
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ya Steve I hear ya but the thing that scares me about the 600ESP is all the horror stories i have read on other sites about the Stock ECS going up in flames. So if I buy the 600 I suppose I will have to upgrade the ESC as well. I love Align but idk how they or why they are selling inferior ESC in this expensive bird.
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I am somewhat new to helis but see already that I will want to move up from my 450 sport once I get a little better. Would love to hear other people's thoughts on the 600 vs 550 question but what I have read so far is the 550 is a great compromise because while it isn't that much smaller than the 600, the power to weight ratio is much more impressive?
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I've finally got several flights on mine this past weekend and now I know that my trex 450 sport is going to have a lot of shelf time. The 600 is just that much better. You'd be fine with the 550, but once you got a chance to fly a 600 or 700, that's what you will wish you'd have got. I'm using the stock ESC and voltage reg and have no problems. Some people are putting some hot glue inbetween the power leads and heat sink. That solves the smoke issue. I had a chance to fly my friends 700, and now I want one of those!! Very smooth. But I've been cut off!!!!!! So the wife says anyway[:@]
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I am somewhat new to helis but see already that I will want to move up from my 450 sport
I also started with a 450 sport a few months ago and then bought a 500 and the difference in stability between the 2 is huge. I can do more and fly my 500 better then my 450. So i can only imagine how much more stable a 600 is compared to my 500. I am still a beginner but I wish I listened to everyone who said bigger is better to learn on. but the reason I purchased the 450 was I was not sure if I was going to enjoy the hobby or not. but i am hooked now and All I want to do is fly and keep buying heli's lol.
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I hear ya!
I started out this January on an indoor, and it only got more expensive from there. I also bought the 450 to learn on (after my CP frustrations) and it is a good starter heli. I think its mutch better than the Blade. But the 600 is just easier to fly. I'm still only in FF and some loops and stuf. No 3D yet. I just can't keep enough batteries charged. I'm going to have to buy another charger I think!
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I just put my 600 in the air this week for the first time.
I have a 500 and a 450 too....

The ESC blew up on me on the workbench.. and so many other people
the same issue. Align is great to replace but I dropped in a Castle Creations
100amp ICE because it is such a superior product.

I think if you want to really rip a heli doing 3D and are flying a 450 or 500
the 550 is probably what you want.

If you want a serious jump up in size go for the 600... it's plenty capable
there's lot's of vid of guys ripping 600 electrics.

I wasn't too keen on the torque tube but I bought the 600ESP because of the newest
motor and whatever changes were made since the earlier versions...
and I retro'd it to a belt drive with a metal tail and metal tail grips.
Very simple to do.. just need the front gear for the belt and the tail pcs... and belt.
I'm not into any hard 3D so the belt is fine and a bit more durable.

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Good question. Same one I am struggling with. So far I have learned that the 550e will only handle a 5s Lipo. No room in the frame for anything larger. Since I already have 5-6s Lipos the 550e is out for me. I'd love to hear any suggestions on what to purchase.
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ORIGINAL: Aerobat5

Good question. Same one I am struggling with. So far I have learned that the 550e will only handle a 5s Lipo. No room in the frame for anything larger. Since I already have 5-6s Lipos the 550e is out for me. I'd love to hear any suggestions on what to purchase.

The information you got is incorrect. The 550E uses 6S5000mah lipos (same as trex 600e)

The Trex 700E uses the same 6s 5000mah packs but you will need to two of them to run in a series as 12S.

Here's my thread on the 550E http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9780649/tm.htm

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ORIGINAL: Aerobat5

Good question. Same one I am struggling with. So far I have learned that the 550e will only handle a 5s Lipo. No room in the frame for anything larger. Since I already have 5-6s Lipos the 550e is out for me. I'd love to hear any suggestions on what to purchase.
I have a T-Rex 250, a 450 Pro, a 450 V1 thats been upgraded to 3G and a microheli tail assy, and a 600 ESP with the "M" motor. My friend wanted me to get his 500 from him, but after comparing a 500 with a 600 side by side, there wasnt any more questions for me. The 600 won hands down !!

Then I flew the 600.

Now I aint too sure what I am going to do with my 450's and the 250. They have been getting LOTS of shelf time !!! The 600 is the only one I have been flying lately.

The new "M" motor has the 15 tooth pinion and runs about 90% to maintain 1900 headspeed. I have the Scorpion 4025-1100 ready for the swap, but am considering the 890 for an 8 cell setup...........1900 HS is just too slow.

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