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Old Apr 08, 2006, 09:52 AM
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Horizon selling Trex as ARF??

I found this interesting. I guess they are trying to match Tower's Helimax. Atleast they aren't trying to claim it as their own brand.
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 10:16 AM
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I found this interesting. I guess they are trying to match Tower's Helimax. Atleast they aren't trying to claim it as their own brand.
Looks like a pre-built 450X, the shorter boom version of the 450, nice electronics bundle and price IMO....
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 12:16 PM
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Looks like a pre-built 450X, the shorter boom version of the 450, nice electronics bundle and price IMO....

wow if that includes those elects then it is a steal.. But I really dont think it does.. But I could be wrong!

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Old Apr 08, 2006, 12:29 PM
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wow if that includes those elects then it is a steal.. But I really dont think it does.. But I could be wrong!

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I'm thinkin the same, the elecs are likely extra..... Too bad we'll have to wait until 'mid June' to find out.
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 12:41 PM
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Look in the gallery. Electronics are the suggested components. It says Alum main frame, with some alum parts, not a bad deal.
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 09:47 PM
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It looks like a SE/CDE mix. Some metel/CF, but a lot of plasitc in the head.
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 10:33 PM
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Still not a bad deal... But one of the best parts about a rex is building the damn thing...
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 10:37 PM
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What's the point of being pre-built, when you have to take it all apart to check the screws for locktite? At least I would.
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 10:42 PM
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I found this interesting. I guess they are trying to match Tower's Helimax. Atleast they aren't trying to claim it as their own brand.
Nice, Horizon has the the best distribution in my area, I'd get Trex parts from them in a heartbeat. Great news. Their Blade support was phenominal. I'd like to see a big Blade.
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 10:45 PM
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I think is a pretty big thing almost all hobby shops order from them and now they can get the rex from them. Align is in for a big awakening this thing is going to start selling more and more. My lhs owner says its pretty hard to find a good trex parts dealer that you can order from at wholesale but now trhey can just order from horizon. This is a marketing strategy from align and horizon hobby. Its genius!
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 11:39 PM
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I think is a pretty big thing almost all hobby shops order from them and now they can get the rex from them. Align is in for a big awakening this thing is going to start selling more and more. My lhs owner says its pretty hard to find a good trex parts dealer that you can order from at wholesale but now trhey can just order from horizon. This is a marketing strategy from align and horizon hobby. Its genius!
I dunno, Horizon sells many brands on it's website that are not an official part of thier distribution network or affiliated with in any way, just because it's available on thier website doesn't mean that it's available through thier distribution channels in any large quantities..... if that makes any sense...... in other words if they are the official distributor they will push and advertise the product and always have huge quantities of kits and parts on hand, if they are not the official distributor they will most likely have no more effect on the product than any other typical online retailer, they will have limited amounts of stock on hand....... about the only brands you will never see popup on Horizons website are those in the Great Planes distribution network.... as the two seem to be bitter enemies and competitors.
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I hope that isnt the case because my lhs needs a better distribution retailer. If there smart they will supply horizon with lots and seeing as horizon exclusivly has this heli i think this may be the case mabe align gave them permission to manufactur the trex under the align name.? MMMM wouldnt that be nice no more oval gears!
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 11:53 PM
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I hope that isnt the case because my lhs needs a better distribution retailer. If there smart they will supply horizon with lots and seeing as horizon exclusivly has this heli i think this may be the case mabe align gave them permission to manufactur the trex under the align name.? MMMM wouldnt that be nice no more oval gears!

Well, on the bright side, it is very possible that Align and Horizon are working out some kind of deal..... that would tend to explain the fact that the T-rex has yet to show up on Towerhobbies website, however.... when and if Align ever does become part of Horizons distribution network that doesn't really mean that we'd see an improvement in quality, Align would still be the manufacturer.... Horizon acts ONLY as a distributor.
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Old Apr 08, 2006, 11:55 PM
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Wow- the gears arent suppost to be oval?

Ive never seen a round one. But really.The Horizon Align Trex is aimed right at Tower Hobbbies Helimax MX 400.No doubt.
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Old Apr 09, 2006, 09:39 AM
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wow. but this means that all prices will be going down because its just like a se without the tail case and all metal head.
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