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Old 11-01-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default HDX450 V3 or Mini Titan - Advice needed

Hi all.

I don't want to start a flame war here, I just need some advice.
I am looking at buying a heli and I have narrowed it down to these two helis that fit into my (tight) budget.
Can someone please give me some opinions on these two helis? I now that parts availability is always a good deciding factor, but for me, parts for both are reasonably accessible.
From what I have read so far:

Mini Titan - problems with tracking: sorted out with metal upgrades, stock ESC runs hot: sorted out with another ESC or adding a BEC. Apart from that I have heard that this is a good heli.
HDX 450 V3 - (metal) parts not always of a good quality, often parts missing from kits

I am swayed towards the Mini Titan (being a ThunderTiger and all), but the HDX does come with all the bling and upgrades. I want a heli that is going to fly well. I am still learning to hover, so no 3D or anything just yet, but I want to get there one day.

I really can't afford to waste money on a "bum" heli, so I need to buy something that is not going to just sit on the shelf and collect dust..

Any input and advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:19 AM   #2
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Why not Trex? Well supported in parts and knowledge base.

I would stay away from the HDX from everything I have heard.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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Mini-Titan baby!!!
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:14 PM   #4
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My HDX 450 Build went without a hitch. All parts came in the box. That metal head and carbon frame has survived a few violent encounters with concrete. Tail/head have run reliably for me. Get it up to speed and it hovers like a dream and most parts are interchangeable with T-Rex. But also there's something to be said about having a stock T-Rex and a well stocked LHS.
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:14 PM   #5
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Then again, see this thread:

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=41887
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:32 PM   #6
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The mini Titan looks like a Walkera to me, I was not at all impressed with it, my HDX flew circles around the ones I have seen.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:43 PM   #7
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I have a HDX500, HDX450. Mini Titan, started on a Walkera 36
You are just so wrong!!!
Mind you , the 36 flew quite well ( a bit small) with a JR rx and tx ! Just dump the Walkera electronics
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:28 PM   #8
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:59 AM   #9
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I own hdx450se v3 and mini titan with all metal TT head.

Well the hdx is a little bit faster on cyclic but MT is a lot more stable in flight and can do all. The MT is more easy to work on and it is a nice build.

For the rest they are equivalent.

In my opinion i give this vote: MT 9.5 HDX/Trex450 9.0

Out of the box MT (all plastic) 9.0 as trexSE

But if you compare MT to Trex450S then MT is a big step ahead of trex no doubt. Look also to the price.
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