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Old 06-08-2007, 04:09 AM   #1
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Anyone here flys the same bird. Got a V2 version 2 months ago and have never looked back. I run the usual electronics:

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GY401 & KO PDS-949ICS on the tail
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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I have a few 450SE's and love them, just got a 600CF the other day and need to get all the stuff for it but looks like a fun heli. The other heli in the first pic is my 90.

What motor do you run, the stock 35x/430xl is a very good combo but if you want even more power then go with a medusa motor and jazz esc. Also what lipos are you running.
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Everything is stock except I got Gorilla gear skids, paddles and tail blades. I run Evo 25. After puffing the 22C Align I decided to get them and they are great. My mate measured my head speed with his tach and it was around 3100+ rpm so I happy with it. I just did my first loop and roll 2 weeks ago and is now trying inverted hover on the sim
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:03 PM   #4
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Cool ! A Trex thread.
Been flying and crashing mine for a year and a half.
I love it. It is about due for a replacement, something bigger (600)?
I have used the MX400 on the G3.5 sim, It is fairly close to real time handeling. I had downloaded Trex versions from the net, But it appears that they were just copied versions of the MX400.
The sim helps alot for practice and trying new stuff, and just keeping in tune when the weather is too rough for flying.
I've noticed the real heli seems to fall out of the sky faster than it does on the sim.
It sure was fun when I finally learned forward, fig 8, back and forth patterns,
Lately the practice is on 3d stuff, keeping orientation on that small frame is tough.
Shopping for something bigger now.
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Gorilla gear and paddles are a must as well as flightPower lipos. I use carbon tails and V mains and love them.

Rock Pile,
If you want a bigger heil look into the trex600 nitro or E, align i bringing out a trex500 this year which will use 450mm +- blades and lipos will be cheaper then the 600.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:26 PM   #6
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Your the first I've heard about the 500
I'm interested.
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The 500 is in the works, have a look at http://www.helifreak.com/index.php?s...419ec64bd39758 and you will find more info. I hope we see some pics soon, its going to look like the 600 as it will use the same frame layout just not as big.
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Would the 500 run 3s? What about blades are they cheaper like the 450? Those are the important things as 600 are just too damn expensive to run compared to a 450. At the moment, Im happy with a V2
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I would say that the 500 will be the same size as a hirobo lepton and run 4s.
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How much is the SE going for in your respective countries? In Malaysia , the SE is retailed at RM1.3k and with a 3.4usd exchange rate it is abour USD382 for an SE kit. Is it more or less expensive ?
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450se are on special for AUS$599 and new V2 sell AUS$700 in Australia.
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after exchange minus transportation it's RM500 more than local retail price.....that's a lot.
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Saweeeett a trex 450 thred.i just got a T-rex 450 sa 3 weeks ago. I hav been hovering it around my back yard for about 10 battery packs. i was wondering if any of you guys had any tips that can make the trex better. Thanx Sam
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Hey Sam,
I've been flying my SE for 1 1/2 yrs so far, It rocks
The trex is a great machine just stock.
What gyro do you have?
What servos?
What blades?
The more you practice, the better the flying is, which makes the trex seem better still.
If you have the SA version parts are cheaper...
If you have the SE version parts last longer...
Learning to fly a heli takes quite a while, and a lot of parts, ($$$)
What are you looking to make better?
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Out of the box they are great. I would recommend getting a Trueblood Aligment tool to set your swash true in top, centre and down stick. and like what Rockpile suggested, alloy bits last longer as they won't break as easily as plastic and they also don't flex during 3d stuff
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