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Old 12-20-2018, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blade 180 CFX Trio vs T-Rex 150X?

Has anyone flown both a 180 CFX Trio and a T-Rex 150X? I currently own a 150X but would like a small variable-tail-pitch heli too. I’m interested in hearing how their flight characteristics compare.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For me my 180cfx handled like a bigger heli but was very agile and quite fun. It's a pretty locked in and the tail is strong.

Visability is great for such a small thing. Look how far out I few with no issue.

180cfx freezing cold north wind flying. Ugh. Forward flight practice and learning. (4 min 45 sec)
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The Blade 180 CFX Trio flies very well. The Trex 150x is a heli which you can fly in your garden.
For the 180 CFX, I go out into the fields. It flies much bigger and has tremendous power.


The 180 CFX Trio is very solid, and one of Blade's best products.
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The 2 bladed 180 is very good as well. ... should be able to get some killer deals on it now that it is discontinued too. Tail is seriously locked in and at iu2 this thing can move!
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I typically use the 150 to warm up for the 180 CFX.
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If you have got an Oxy2, there is no point in buying a 180CFX. The durability of the two are comparable but the Oxy2 flies much better.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I did end up getting an Oxy 2 after posting my question, but this thread can still be useful for others.
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Has anyone flown both a 180 CFX Trio and a T-Rex 150X? I currently own a 150X but would like a small variable-tail-pitch heli too. Im interested in hearing how their flight characteristics compare.
Just recently (finally!) got my 150X. Could not be happier. For me it is totally worth it. Here's some notes and short review:
  1. Flies surprisingly close to the 180CFX. Less stable but very, very smooth and predictable. It is much smaller, so sensitive to wind. Too fast for indoors, IMHO.
  2. Setup is very challenging. You must watch this video at least once to learn how to set it up.
  3. I thought I could do it because I know how to set up Nanos and CFX 180. This thing is a totally different beast.
  4. It has a very high headspeed. I clocked it at 4,400 RPM, using only 70% throttle.
  5. When I set it up without watching the video, it took off at full speed inside. BE CAREFUL! Tape it down and be ready to pull the battery because this thing has a mind of its own.
  6. Contact Gale at Align TREX Store for support via email or phone. He is awesome!
  7. For some strange reason, when in Beginner Mode (kids), the cyclic does not work and it flips backwards. I don't use Beginner Mode, so you should always send 100 on Gear Channel (5), IIRC. Switching between modes seems to be a source of problems.
  8. Most importantly, this thing flies AWESOME! I would say 80% of the way between a Nano CPX and 180 CFX. I can see myself getting rid of all my Nanos (all 4) because this thing flies so well.
  9. Crash resistance is excellent. Fly over soft grass, use servo savers and Throttle Hold. Small chance of breaking anything so far...
  10. Quality is much higher than Blade products. Reminds me of all the threads that say, "I didn't know what I was missing until I stopped buying Blade and got my first OXY."

Here's a great long form review: https://www.rchelicopterfun.com/t-rex-150x.html
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If you have got an Oxy2, there is no point in buying a 180CFX. The durability of the two are comparable but the Oxy2 flies much better.
There is a point if you want to stay under 250g. I have my 180 still for only that reason. It is my "fly anywhere I want" helicopter.
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