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Old 02-05-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Okay, with the introduction of the MCPX, I want to know this.
Who still want's a T100? Let's not fight over which is better, or that their competing with each other or any of that crap.

I just want to know who still wants one? I'm still thinking about it just simply because I have two 450's and a 250 and it would be cool to have a little T100 next to the 250.

I'm definitely getting one of the MCPX's as well. After all, they are different species.

Who actually has one and do you like it despite the fact that it is NOT CP, and it still has that ancient device called a flybar?

Please, lets not compare it with MCPX here.
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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Didn't want one in the first place as there isn't a bind and fly version. Will be getting the mcpx

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Didn't want one in the first place as there isn't a bind and fly version.

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I think you can find your answer in the fact that there has only been 350+ posts in the entire Trex 100 section.
As opposed to 17,600+ views in the last two days for just one thread on the mcpx.
Pretty pathetic.
Serves them right for trying to sell us that repackaged crap in the first place.

I think its pretty funny that the mcpx was 2yrs in developement and on the boat to the distributors and Align had no clue.
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The T100 truly can't be dead in the water can it?
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:20 PM   #5
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I wanted the Trex 100, but now Horizon Hobby dropped the mSR another $5 and that WILL bind to my DX6i. Also the mCP X is only $164.99 BNF at A Main Hobbies (add to the cart), so I think the choice is obvious. I don't think the Trex 100 has a chance, Align should have stayed with what they are good at.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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DOA

The only people that are gonna buy this are T-Rex fanboy completists...

A few will be purchased as birthday presents by the random soccer mom who unwittingly stumbled across it at one of the 2 hobby stores in the US that will actually carry it in stock.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:23 PM   #7
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I'm getting the mCpx the 100 looks like the msr witch I already have. No need wasting money on the100 when u can get mCPx bnf for 179.00 with two battiers and a charger and extra set of blades. I know its going to bind to my 9503. Plus the 100 u cant get it in bnf and thats an extra tx you half to take around. God is Good

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Old 02-06-2011, 08:59 AM   #8
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One of the reasons I pre-ordered the 100 is that I have never owned an Align product before and since I have no ambitions towards inverted flight, this seems the right move for an old "scale flight" type guy like me. The main reason that the new 100 is attractive to me is that I owned and subsequently sold two MSRs because of a very annoying tail twitch during hover. It seems from the videos that the T-Rex 100 does not exhibit this issue. Oh well, I'll find out one way or another when they finally ship.
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Wow, T100 gets no love. How sad.................
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:22 AM   #10
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The price gap between the mcp X and the Trex 100 is enough to make the Trex a viable option. If the mcpx was $140 including transmitter, then Align would be in trouble. But the price is $220, so it's obvious that the target markets are completely different. They are very different heli's so I'm not even sure why people are comparing the two. It's like saying the Blade 400 is a was a big mistake because Align offers a Trex 550e FBL.

In my opinion, the mcpx may sound like a cool little copter, but as a strategic business decision, it's a comparatively poor move and priced poorly. It's targeting a very tiny market when compared to the Trex 100 market. When someone thinks of buying a learning how to fly a CP heli, the mcpx will be last on the list. They would likely be thinking 250 to 450 class. But if someone is thinking of an indoor heli to bump around the house, then they would be thinking MCX, Solo Pro and now.... Trex 100. The latter is a huge market and its a market segment that is lacking a pro brand like Align. So I think it's the correct strategic move and will make Align a lot of money. And that's good for all of us because that money can be diverted to R&D towards something we all want like a Trex 1000e FBL.

As for me, I already have a 4g6s and have no interest in either the mcpx or T100.
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The price gap between the mcp X and the Trex 100 is enough to make the Trex a viable option. If the mcpx was $140 including transmitter, then Align would be in trouble. But the price is $220, so it's obvious that the target markets are completely different. They are very different heli's so I'm not even sure why people are comparing the two. It's like saying the Blade 400 is a was a big mistake because Align offers a Trex 550e FBL.

In my opinion, the mcpx may sound like a cool little copter, but as a strategic business decision, it's a comparatively poor move and priced poorly. It's targeting a very tiny market when compared to the Trex 100 market. When someone thinks of buying a learning how to fly a CP heli, the mcpx will be last on the list. They would likely be thinking 250 to 450 class. But if someone is thinking of an indoor heli to bump around the house, then they would be thinking MCX, Solo Pro and now.... Trex 100. The latter is a huge market and its a market segment that is lacking a pro brand like Align. So I think it's the correct strategic move and will make Align a lot of money. And that's good for all of us because that money can be diverted to R&D towards something we all want like a Trex 1000e FBL.

As for me, I already have a 4g6s and have no interest in either the mcpx or T100.
The mCP X comes in BNF and that is only $154.99 at the Barn Floor. Price gap suddenly isn't so big. I guess Futaba/ Hitec/ Walkera/ Airtronics guys will have to decide as they do have the price gap, Spektrum guys, not so much.
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When someone thinks of buying a learning how to fly a CP heli, the mcpx will be last on the list.
Now, you are wrong here. there is a ton of people who will buy that because they want to be a 3D pilot. How many of them will total it and/or sell it in first month, that's different story

Definitely e-flite will make a killing on parts.

I hope Align will respond with 100 size CP FBL helicopter soon.
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Like I said in the earlier postes align bit eflite. And there are alot of jr and specktrum owners out there. whats the reason for having different tx and getting use to another tx. It not worth it. My money going to mCPx :-).


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I bet Align is secretly working on something that will just totally, and completely blow our minds.
I bet the T100 was just a teaser....................for something better to come!
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:12 PM   #15
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What do Spectrum, E-Flite, Blade, Parkzone and Losi all have in common?

They are all Exclusive Horizon Hobby Brands.

What other line of helicopters does Horizon Hobby carry?

Align T Rex.

All it would take for an Align BNF would be a contract with Horizon Hobby.

It's probably a lot closer than we all realize. When I bought my first T Rex 2 years ago, their kits only came with a motor and esc. Now their kits come with servos and gyros. The next logical step for them is to include a radio.

What do you guys think? Does this make sense?
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When I bought my first T Rex 2 years ago, their kits only come with a motor and esc. Now their kits come with servos and gyros. The next logical step for them is to include a radio.

What do you guys think? Does this make sense?
Actually the next logical step is to just sell the airframe so we don't have to sell off the junk.
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What do Spectrum, E-Flite, Blade, Parkzone and Losi all have in common?

They are all Exclusive Horizon Hobby Brands.

What other line of helicopters does Horizon Hobby carry?

Align T Rex.

All it would take for an Align BNF would be a contract with Horizon Hobby.

It's probably a lot closer than we all realize. When I bought my first T Rex 2 years ago, their kits only came with a motor and esc. Now their kits come with servos and gyros. The next logical step for them is to include a radio.

What do you guys think? Does this make sense?
I think they're definitely headed in the direction of offering RTF T-Rex kits with radios included...

The question is whether they will be based on a established system like DSM2, FAAST, etc... or if it will be yet another proprietary 2.4GHz system like with the T100 where they own the license (I believe this is what they will do).

Either way, I believe they understand the benefit of providing the whole enchilada... both in terms of market position and profit margin.

And to answer hoot's earlier post, Align definitely does not want to be relegated to only selling airframes. There's very little margin in that vs. providing an entire package.
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And to answer hoot's earlier post, Align definitely does not want to be relegated to only selling airframes. There's very little margin in that vs. providing an entire package.
That's one reason my next heli probably won't be an Align. I like choosing my power package and electronics package.
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i was going to get this before the MCPX was mentioned ,probably still just to have teh whole align line up. the MCPX is going to be to hard for a new flyer who never flew anything before or a flyer who was flying coax. so the only 2 micro FP helis that will be for sale and 99% of the LHS will carry parts will either be the MSr or the T100. We know all the week parts on the MSR,if the T100 is more durable then the MSr then we know the T100 will out sell it
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