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iflymyhelishigh
10-20-2008, 08:42 AM
Alright, this thread is for people to feed back their stability of the heli when it comes out. I was told that this heli is going to be extremely hard to control, and from another guy, that the heli would be like a 450. Lets create a prediction now, and we'll compare our helis with that.
We'll answer questions like:

Is this a good first time heli?
Does it handle like a 450?
I can hover my 450, should I get one?
Can I do living room hovering?
Is it easy to do 3D with?
Can I learn on it the same way like a 450, but with cheaper crash costs?

And adding onto those questions.

blahblah9
10-20-2008, 08:50 AM
can you hover your 450? u mean 250?

Tom Burgess
10-20-2008, 09:15 AM
since when was 3D easy? If a Gaui 200 is controllable im sure this will be.

I dont think it will be a good first heli myself.

tmore13
10-20-2008, 10:05 AM
No, I will definately not be able to control this. But that does not stop me from wanting to take a crack at it. Or cracking it up I guess.

jujiro
10-20-2008, 10:10 AM
Hmm it's not that it's hard to control a model of this size just that it's the opposite of going to a larger heli. Like say if you went to a 50-90 size heli You'd have to slow your timing down , with a 200 you'll have to speed your reaction up becuase things happen with a model of tha tsize a lot faster than on a 450.

Good as a first heli ? no way, I mean there are some people who started with a Gaui 200 and swear by it but it makes learning aerobatics a lot more difficult. I'd say it's a good 2nd or 3rd. They do fly great for their size but honestly IMO to enjoy them you'd have to have a very good grasp on flying to avoid crashing it alot . but overall you could learn on a 200 size just like a 450 except that you'd have to fly lower to the ground and closer to yourself to still have good orientation .

jujiro
10-20-2008, 10:12 AM
No, I will definately not be able to control this. But that does not stop me from wanting to take a crack at it. Or cracking it up I guess.


hey if you can control your 450 and 600 good you can control a 200 , just have to be a little faster on doing everything. Just don't expect to do full 3d in a garage and you won't be disappointed :P

alan-31
10-20-2008, 11:29 AM
I have had a Lama v3 for my first so I think I should do ok. I can hover in all orientations and fly too although ofcourse the more practice the better.
I'm going to use my wait time to practice more on the Lama.

iflymyhelishigh
10-20-2008, 12:22 PM
Heres what most don't recognize. to the guy above me, if you are flying a lama v3, STAY AWAY FROM THE 250. This is supposed to be the world's most squirely heli, just go with a T-Rex 450SA. It'll be the same price.

ENDO1
10-20-2008, 12:27 PM
I would think you could tune it just like you can any other heli/radio combination

wlfk
10-20-2008, 12:40 PM
T-Rex 450SA. It'll be the same price.

And I just looked it up... 170 for the 450; 137 for the 250. There will be real savings in the batteries though.

K

alan-31
10-20-2008, 01:03 PM
Thanks, iFlyMyheli, well, the price is scaring me more now if its going to be as much as the 450. I think I'm gonna get the Belt CP for now then

jujiro
10-20-2008, 01:49 PM
The T-rex he was referring to the SA is the economic version of the Rex 450 . It sells with motor and esc for 199 USD. The only thing would be the batteries which would make the SA quite a bit more than a 250

blahblah9
10-20-2008, 02:12 PM
unless you buy zippy batteries, i get 20c 2200mah 11.1v for $20 doin just as good as the $60 batts

invertmast
10-20-2008, 03:30 PM
Is this a good first time heli? NO


Does it handle like a 450? No


I can hover my 450, should I get one? NO


Can I do living room hovering? Yes depending on the size of your living room or if you want gashed furniture


Is it easy to do 3D with? No


Can I learn on it the same way like a 450, but with cheaper crash costs? NO and no.. b/c you will crash more, which = more parts = more $$$ = same as a 450


This comes from my experience w/ the gaui 200... they dont like low headspeeds, they dont like any "traditional" style TC's (use a flat TC only). Even when you get them flying "good" they are so damn twitchy and un-stable it makes flying it a headache more than enjoyment. IMO

iflymyhelishigh
10-20-2008, 03:34 PM
ROFLMAO tom, remember this is a T-Rex and not a gaui... LOL We'll see the stability

blahblah9
10-20-2008, 03:44 PM
if align can make it as stable as the gaui200, they'll be doin good. remember gaui200 is a hurricane, if u can't ride the storm, then u need to take shelter baby

JEB123
10-20-2008, 04:19 PM
I have had a Lama v3 for my first so I think I should do ok. I can hover in all orientations and fly too although ofcourse the more practice the better.
I'm going to use my wait time to practice more on the Lama.

Hey, if you have a Lama and think you can fly, think again. I tried one of those and it practically flies itself. You'd better get a good simulator and learn how to fly first! It's not even close! Sorry! :)

ChasHeliCop
10-20-2008, 04:25 PM
This is supposed to be the world's most squirely heli, ................................ It'll be the same price.

How can you make a statement about something that is not even on the market yet ?

Come on guys why don't we wait for someone to get it in there hands before making speculations.

iflymyhelishigh
10-20-2008, 04:37 PM
How can you make a statement about something that is not even on the market yet ?

Come on guys why don't we wait for someone to get it in there hands before making speculations.

Can I highlight the word supposed? This is what my LHS was telling me...

ChasHeliCop
10-20-2008, 04:41 PM
What I am saying is, you are making a statement that may deter someone from purchasing something based on what you said, that has no merit what so ever. And if you want to blame it on your LHS, say that. MY LHS SAID THAT....

warpspeed
10-20-2008, 06:05 PM
I asked this same question in the Gaui 200 forum and received what I think was a very honest, and correct, answer. You guys know Buzzkill right? Big fan of the little Gaui, gone thru sorting out any headaches with it and has it flying well-but even then, he didn't recommend it. Not because of any flaw with the heli, but simply because it is "twitchy" due to it's size. The new Rex may be a better heli, but the laws of physics still apply. Bigger flys better, plain and simple. The smallest heli I own is a King 2 and even that rascal is a handful, especially in anything more than a light breeze.
No doubt the new Rex will be a fun helicopter......for an experienced pilot.;)

mk1spitfire
10-20-2008, 06:11 PM
so a good bench mark to aim for then?

warpspeed
10-20-2008, 06:16 PM
Heeheehee. Well when you put it that way it does sound kinda funny.....

"Man I sure love my Raptor .90, but someday I'm hoping I get good enough to fly the Rex 250. Someday........." :)

ChasHeliCop
10-20-2008, 06:29 PM
OMG...... now I have to get one to see if I can fly the thing...... :arggg:

Thanks Warp, I needed a laugh.

warpspeed
10-20-2008, 06:35 PM
Nah, you'll be the guy that proves me wrong. You'll finish the build, fire it up, and start doing tic tocs in the kitchen pantry.
There's always one in every crowd!