Originally Posted by Znybar
The main issue with the trex 500 for me is that you use 6s lipos. For those to charge at decent pace you need a decent charger, and the equivalent battery for a 450 is double the price.Given that you want at least 4 lipos to have a bit of fly time, that means an added ~80 bucks. That's on top of the heli. If you go second hand, sure you can save money. Personally I dont have much interest in second hand helis, I'd rather build my own. At my local hobby shop, a trex 500 is ~800 bucks vs. the RTF blade 450 which is 500.
1. you can get lipos dirt cheap one line
2. you can get trex 500 kit on line for LESS then 500 bucks see my link in the other post
if the buy in price is that bad you really need another hobby since your going spend more then that any way in the long run