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Old 07-08-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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Stock servos
Stock gryo
Align FG Canopy
Align Alum tail grips/Steel hub
Align Tail blades
Align 325 pro woods
Align 35A ESC

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2 packs tail shafts
2 sets trex tail blades
1 set pro wood mains
1 9T pinion
1 set stock paddles
2 sets stock tail blades
1 belt
1 tail drive gear/pully
1 tail drive lower block mount
ball links/linkages
stock tail

Would consider throwing in the stock batt if the price was right.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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What's on your mind Skunky? Are you thinking the grass is greener on the other side?
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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It has passed through my mind yes...

Just weighing out options. Nothing solid.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:06 PM   #4
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Skunky-

I know you've been looking at the Trex 500s. I was hot to get one until looking into them. It will cost you at least $100-200 everytime you drop it. That can bring a guy to his knees quick. I now cut the Blade 400 a lot of slack in the areas it comes up a little short.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:11 PM   #5
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I dont think I will go that big. 450SE/G5 most likely. Depending on how much I can get, I could easily fund one of these for a tad more than new mg servos, gyro, cnc head/tail.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:26 PM   #6
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ive almost put my blade up for sale. i have a small suitcase full of new parts for it. could proly build 2 more blades with all the parts i have. wanted the trex 500 in a bad way. had it in my hands twice, almost ordered it today again!! untill i saw that it costs 60 bucks for blades alone!!!
im gonna fly the piss out of this blade and then fly it more and come winter/spring if i still want a 500 then ill get it. besides all the issues with brown outs turns me off. sure you can mod it but i dont think i should have to mod a new helicopter just to keep it in the air out of the box. put a copper wire here, put one there, solder this thingy to that, grease this every time you fly. dont forget to spray the belt. bring a piece of wood to knock on befor you spool up and youl be ok.
nah not for me. the blade has its downfalls just like others but its simply the best bang for the buck
the above is only my opinion and tomorrow i will want the 500 again while im at work but when i get home to order i will realise once again i dont need it yet. and the cycle will continue all summer long

isnt the 450 the same size anyways?
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:42 PM   #7
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My LHS's have quit carrying the Trex stuff. The Blade and parts are out selling them around here now it seems. Hop that puppy up and keep flying.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:55 PM   #8
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So...$150? $200? $250?

My point is it will cost at a minimum $320 for servos and a gyro, if you go logitech and JR. Add $180 for a CNC head/tail. That is $500 to get it to a status of the others.

If I am going to spend that much I may as well get a new heli...

G5

CF Kit - $399
3 HS65MG - $100
Logitech 2100g - $100
9650 tail servo - $50
Outrage 1700kv - $60
HW Pentium - $50
2x3s1p 1300mah - $30x3 - $90

All that minus $200 from the blade 400 is $650...$150 more than upgrading the blade.

My LHS has no shortage of align or e-flite parts HeliMix
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um hehe. what exactly is a g5?
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:00 PM   #10
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Gasp!
http://www.helidirect.com/product_in...oducts_id=7328
http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=82479



It swings 350's.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:04 PM   #11
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If your gonna go up do it right.......550 minimum.

My ES600 (is called 600) but it swings 550's very cheap and easy bird to build/fly

Anything less size wise you are gonna feel like its your B400
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hhhhm take the head off of that and there nothing left lol. not sure how i feel about that.
i was gonna get a trex 450 till i saw how many versions there was. i wouldnt know which one to get
i think im gonna hold out for the trex 500. maybe they will fix the brown out issue befor i get my hands on one
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:51 PM   #13
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Main reason,

http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=82639
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:21 PM   #14
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Yup. What HeliMix said. A guy at the field I fly at has a trex 450 fully blinged out. Very nice heli but when we put them side by side the Blade is a little larger! When I told him how much replacement parts were for my heli he thought I was telling tales until I whipped out the part still in the packaging with the price on it! He couldn't believe his eyes. I love my Blade and will keep it even if I eventually get another heli.

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LockMD, Could you tell me who makes the ES600.
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Skunky... Keep it and then get another heli. Like toys... He who dies with the most helis wins!

Just playing, sort of. Do what you feel you need to do bro, just keep flying helis!
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LockMD, Could you tell me who makes the ES600.
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E-Sky, bought mine for 200 kit+motor, then you have to add servos\electronics all in all I got her in the air for 6-700 bucks.
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Skunky... Keep it and then get another heli. Like toys... He who dies with the most helis wins!

Just playing, sort of. Do what you feel you need to do bro, just keep flying helis!
Def NOT getting out of helis. It is not a matter of I can not fly and this is frustrating.

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Thanks! LockMD.
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ive almost put my blade up for sale. i have a small suitcase full of new parts for it. could proly build 2 more blades with all the parts i have. wanted the trex 500 in a bad way. had it in my hands twice, almost ordered it today again!! untill i saw that it costs 60 bucks for blades alone!!!
im gonna fly the piss out of this blade and then fly it more and come winter/spring if i still want a 500 then ill get it. besides all the issues with brown outs turns me off. sure you can mod it but i dont think i should have to mod a new helicopter just to keep it in the air out of the box. put a copper wire here, put one there, solder this thingy to that, grease this every time you fly. dont forget to spray the belt. bring a piece of wood to knock on befor you spool up and youl be ok.
nah not for me. the blade has its downfalls just like others but its simply the best bang for the buck
the above is only my opinion and tomorrow i will want the 500 again while im at work but when i get home to order i will realise once again i dont need it yet. and the cycle will continue all summer long

isnt the 450 the same size anyways?
Well put Overlooker Thats kind of they way I think. Shit if im gonna dream i might as well go all out...(Dreaming)......."Man, one of these days I'll own a t-rex 700". Think I'll have to hold off on 500-700 size until i win the lotto, or get that goverment job, and get a lot better at flyin', or take my laptop to the flyin field and fly the sim
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