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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Yea it doesn't slide good with them on but they come off with no trouble. I was mistaken in earlier post. They are from a TRex 600 not 550. Post corrected

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Align-H60038...item53f06d941e
Oh No... I just ordered a set for the 550 an hour ago......

Edit; I just went back on that store site and the part numbers where the same for a 600E, so I should be good to go.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:04 AM
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There's not a lot of difference. You will have to drill holes to fit the Blade regardless.....

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:10 AM
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Nice fleet you got going there.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Nice fleet you got going there.
Those are not mine, just for comparison of the skids. I don't wanna get into the larger stuff just yet.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:20 AM
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i had a gaui 425 and a blade 450 sold the 425 when we moved didnt have a good place to fly it so all i have is a 450
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:55 PM
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I flew a blade SR for the first time today. I held it rock solid in a hover from takeoff to landing . The guy who let me fly it said I should get a blade 450 or something like that so that I done have to worry about the tail blowing out. Do you think it is a good idea? It will be my first bigger heli. My only other exp is a blade mSR, the SR and a TON of sim time.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 10:26 AM
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I flew a blade SR for the first time today. I held it rock solid in a hover from takeoff to landing . The guy who let me fly it said I should get a blade 450 or something like that so that I done have to worry about the tail blowing out. Do you think it is a good idea? It will be my first bigger heli. My only other exp is a blade mSR, the SR and a TON of sim time.
I would get one of the smaller heli's first - mcpx, nano, 130x. Even 300x an option, all pretty stable collective pitch models to learn on. I can hover in all directions and fly nose in with these, but still get nervous with the 450 3d - so much energy in the air
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Not sure I'd get the 300 over the 450, the price difference here in the Uk isn't much, and I think the 450 is something that'll see you through for a while. 300 isn't a lot smaller either.

I'm not a fan of the smaller heli's either TBH, but I only fly outside. If I had a sports hall to use they might interest me a bit more.

If you're doing well on the sim go for the 450.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Yeah. I think I'm gonna go with the 450

Thanks!
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Yeah. I think I'm gonna go with the 450

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Good luck I fly my fbl small helis outside in gusty conditions without a problem. Just this morning tested a 250 fbl I built up over the last few months with HK parts and a Tarot zyx-s and it is amazingly stable compared to my flybarred 450 3d. Quite impressed for the value for money, just wonder how long the components will last. Time (and hopefully lack of crashes) will tell
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 05:01 AM
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I've looked at the HK 250's too, figured they might be a little better for hovering outside my house as there's not a lot of room due to trees, phone lines and parked cars, but I can't quite convince myself it's what I want. Actually it's not, I just can't afford the Blade 500.....

When I 1st started with heli's, I was told bigger is better due to the heli's movement being slower and easier to correct to maintain a hover. Not sure 'slower' is the right description, but I knew what the guy was saying.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:54 AM
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I've looked at the HK 250's too, figured they might be a little better for hovering outside my house as there's not a lot of room due to trees, phone lines and parked cars, but I can't quite convince myself it's what I want. Actually it's not, I just can't afford the Blade 500.....

When I 1st started with heli's, I was told bigger is better due to the heli's movement being slower and easier to correct to maintain a hover. Not sure 'slower' is the right description, but I knew what the guy was saying.
For one thing, they are WAY easier to see!
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 08:23 AM
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For one thing, they are WAY easier to see!
And that I totally agree with! The smaller helis have become more stable and easier to fly due to fbl 3-axis gyros (if set up correctly - had my tail gyro set up wrongly and even when spinning the "pirouette optimisation" kept it spinning level and I could put it down with no damage), but they still difficult with orientation and 3-axis gyros help little if you give wrong control inputs. So the bigger they are, definitely easier for orientation. That said, my 300x gives me more confidence than the 450 3D due to its better stability. Still learning so I guess depends where you are on the learning curve
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:49 PM
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train with a SIM...practice first with a smaller heli like mcp x V2 (orientation..then FF.....sport....3D...etc)...then to a 450 3D size heli.......economical in a long run...just my 5 cents
I myself have 3 450's (2 FB & 1 FBL.....hvnt finish build the FBL yet) and still hovering & some FF stage. Thinking of getting a mcp X for practical training
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 07:07 PM
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My first heli was Nano CPx. I couldnt fly it more than 5 seconds without crashing, so I sold it. I have 6 heli's now, the largest of which is the 450 3D. I havent flown it yet, only spun up the rotors a couple of times. I am now training on a 120 SR and a MCPx V2. Like I said, couldnt fly the Nano at all when I got it. Now I can at least keep the MCPx in the air for a couple of minutes. But I have only flown indoors so far. The weather in this part of the planet is not so great for flying about 1/2 of the year, unless you enjoy freezing your *$#@'s off!
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