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Old Oct 07, 2005, 08:51 PM
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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About A Trex


They are big and ugly,large teeth,kind of smelly,walks on two legs
No the ones with Rotating Blades on there Head

Hope this is some help to all flying a Trex .
Comments and suggestions are welcome .

How To

Finless Bob
I must compliment Finless Bob and suggest that all could benefit from his
video's . I have learned to fly Heli's with no one in the area to talk with
and believe me this was hard to do . Over this year I have had the occasion
to talk one on one with just a few Heli pilots . I find these video's almost as
good as one on one communication and I recommend them to all .
And I give a Thank You to Finless Bob for his efforts , you can find them here
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491558
Faster Tail
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491558

Trex versions

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=599

Alert !!! ( Potential problems , things to check )

T-rex 450xl-se
http://runryder.com/helicopter/t216172p1/
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517264

Which Aline Trex

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381247
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511031
Align T-Rex 450XL Superior Edition
https://www.rcgroups.com/links/index.php?id=4921
HDE V's CDE
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=402811
Which Trex ?
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=407744

Trex SE

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506027
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506027

Align's Products

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327061

Beltless Trex

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492675

DIY Trex

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390988
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=548178
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482757

What weight is your Trex

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396707

Trex canopy

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536958

How to fly

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536889

ESC

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533718
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527351

Servo

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533153

Show off your Trex

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359165

Manuals

450XL HDE

http://www.trextuning.com/manual_all.pdf
450XL CDE (CCPM)
http://www.trextuning.com/Trex%20450...M%20Manual.pdf

Linkage Length Sheet

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440578

Free Pitch Gauge

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=342799

Upgrades
Microheli
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420611
Aline Bling
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ighlight=trex+
Sparrow Blade Grips
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389659
Microheli
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418631
Which upgrades to get
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=416370
Duzi
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=397407

Things you might need after a minor crash

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=426746

Show off you Trex

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359165
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=410170
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412896

Which Blades

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=529021

Which Motor ( need more links here please send them to me )

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=514047
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308151
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536039
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415345
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415345
Tech info on the 450th ( not RCgroups )
http://www.justgofly.com/tech_450TH.htm

Batteries
Keeping them cool
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...50#post4802359

Problems

Tail Wag
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=547890
Motor
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421020
Vibration
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=416830
Glitching
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415187
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394176
Belt Tracking
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418198
Twitching
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=401388
Did not like
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360384
Belt Pully
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403218

Trex V's Other Heli's

Shogun
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419614
X-400
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=417515

Trex Video

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432260
http://trextuning.com/videos.htm
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421318
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422911

Opps I hit the Ground

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=508316
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=416756
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409734

Other interesting stuff

Flight case
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422163
Tail rotor
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418954
Telebee gyro
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418016
Belt tension
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=416927
Trex going scale
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376848
How heavy is your Trex
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396707
Flybarless
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403573
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Old Oct 07, 2005, 08:54 PM
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I started with a V2 and was disappionted .

I read a lot here at RCgroups in Micro Helis .

Then I chose to buy these parts for my Trex

Aline Parts
CCPM Carbon Frame
Carbon Boom ( Stretch Kit )
Carbon Tail Fins
Gears and Shaft
Landing Gear
Metal Tail Case and Blade Grips
Tail Controler Control Set ( XL )
Complete Metal Head Set
Metal Swash Plate
Black Plastic Ball Link Set
Motor Heat Sink
Trex 400XL Case

Other Parts
Futaba 401 Gyro
Mega 16/15/3 Brushless
Castle Creations 35 Phoenix Controler (What a company
Hitec HS56 Carbonite
Thunder Power Pro Lite 3 Cell 2100 Mah 15C
SAB 320MM Carbon Main Blades

I think I would like to have one of the Black Plastic CCPM versions also .
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Old Oct 07, 2005, 09:09 PM
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I like your canopy, you are probably one of the few people out there that actually believes that there is no pilot and no need for a window for him to see through, nice one .
Old Oct 07, 2005, 09:51 PM
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Someday I might try a trex. What is the differences in the versions? X, XL, ect??
Old Oct 07, 2005, 10:09 PM
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My Trex wisdom, skip all the plastic stuff and go to the CF frames and all the ali bling, while you are shoping get a neu motor and have some fun. The only downside is the cost. I have been thru 5 trex's now and only the latest all bling version is worth keeping.
Old Oct 07, 2005, 10:32 PM
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loving the idea of this thread guys..thnx!

im in the process of getting a "semi blingy" 1st proper cp micro,, been about,,,ooh err.. 6 months? with a V3 fp hummer,,been loving it,,finally something clicked, and my brain is more or less heli flying wired now ...side on, nose in, piros,circuits, wonky looking 8's , i will always keep and use my hummer i think for all the indoor fun(not to mention how much ive now spent on it) .......anyway..it is time,basically from what ive been reading the last week or so is..."wait for the XL SE,released any day now", is going to be vastly better than the XL CDE CCPM? (semi bling remember) ,,, i will be watching here lots now to see whats cooking, oh,,,anyone got a release date or something for the XL SE ?
Old Oct 08, 2005, 04:05 AM
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Then again, why reinvent the wheel? trextuning.com has everything you have suggested and way more. but it is a good idea anyway.
Old Oct 08, 2005, 04:07 AM
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Quote:
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Then again, why reinvent the wheel? trextuning.com has everything you have suggested and way more. but it is a good idea anyway.
cos the spam site is full of glowing reviews for stuff that he was given
Old Oct 08, 2005, 04:18 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by will p3
I like your canopy, you are probably one of the few people out there that actually believes that there is no pilot and no need for a window for him to see through, nice one .
Actually Will, I disagree with you on that front. While of course there isn't a little pilot in there, but to me, I reckon most of the pod and boom canopies have become total charactitures (sp?).

I just painted up a clear canopy, and tried to give it at least a touch of realism, by extending the window-line to make it reminiscent of a BA Hawk or 2 seat glider. Even if I do say so myself (why hold back ), I reckon the difference it makes is worth the effort.
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Old Oct 08, 2005, 04:25 AM
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yeah that looks real i saw a full size fly past the other day, looked just like that one, did 3d and everything, looks good though, i like the ba lines, youve captured well!
Old Oct 08, 2005, 10:45 AM
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Please stick to helpful info for readers . I know I do not like to read a thread
where people are bickering , so none of that please .


I know that I almost lost my above mentioned Trex
Do to installing all the Blue Metal Head Bling and not rechecking the screws
on the ball links . Was showing it off and noticed one screw about to fall out .
Took all the ball link screws out that went into metal and found only two that
had Loctite on them . Put them all back in with blue Loctite .
Old Oct 08, 2005, 10:48 AM
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Actually Will, I disagree with you on that front. While of course there isn't a little pilot in there, but to me, I reckon most of the pod and boom canopies have become total charactitures (sp?).

I just painted up a clear canopy, and tried to give it at least a touch of realism, by extending the window-line to make it reminiscent of a BA Hawk or 2 seat glider. Even if I do say so myself (why hold back ), I reckon the difference it makes is worth the effort.
Tonystott

I love the canopy .
As I am starting to get , well I am 50 years of young . But my eyes need all
the help they can get . Good colors to see in the air .
Old Oct 08, 2005, 01:37 PM
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My B-Day is on the 14th and i have asked for a Rex XL hde. It will be the grand rc combo with 4x hs56, an electron 6, MAP Antenna, align 25 esc and align motor. I already know i am getting this because my parnets gave me the Gy401 early, thinking i could use it without the heli (shows how much they know) I am gonna get either 3s apogee 2480 or a tp 2100 3s prolite. Hows this all sound to you guys? Ill post some pics in about a week when i get all the goodies!
Old Oct 08, 2005, 02:24 PM
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Sounds Great Tommy . Happy Birthday and have fun
Be sure to look back here when you start the build
(This thread and RCgroups in general )
Old Oct 08, 2005, 02:51 PM
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Some short tips:

Don't bother with upgrades in the beginning, just buy them as you break stuff. It flies fine out of the box.

Buy a good gyro, like the Futaba Gy-401. You might still get some tail wag, since the tail linkage isn't the worlds most solid, but it'll save you some headaches like drifting etc that you get with cheaper gyros.

Use the wood blades. If you should somehow manage to track the plastic ones, they'll still fly like ****, and probably won't break in a crash, which means more force transferred to more expensive parts in the head and frame.

Paint you canopy in a two-tone pattern (and if you mount the "glass", preferably paint it black) with clear and contrasting colors. I know black looks cool, but this heli is hard enough to see at a distance, you'll need any help you can get.


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