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Old 05-13-2013, 04:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
 

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Default WTB....Trex 450 or gaui x4 or???

hi,

I had sold my trex 450 se v2 ...

Now, i feel the i want another 450 size heli..I have a rap 50 Nitro and a gaui x5...But, I believe crash costs are always going to be less in a 450 size heli...

After building a gaui, i know the quality is well above Align.

Please suggest which one?

Gaui x4
or
Trex 450 pro DFC (without 3Gx)
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a Tarot 450 pro FBL with 415m on cyclic, with beast x

Read about a Gaui x3 also..

Which one????


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Old 05-13-2013, 06:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default WTB....Trex 450 or gaui x4 or???

The Gaui X4 II is a 500 size, with I think 430mm blades, so not an official 450 machine.
The Gaui X3 is a 450.
You could also consider the Warp 360, 450 size, wielding 360mm blades max.
Then there is the MSH Mini Protos, witch by by some is considered the best quality 450 you can get, or at least before the Warp.
Lots of options, lots of research to do, but I would not go back to T-Rex.....


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Old 05-13-2013, 07:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mini protos.


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Old 05-13-2013, 07:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The new X4II is awesome ... you can throw an X5 tail boom on it and run 515-520mm blades if you want a larger machine later.

Lots of prescense, very stable, and incredibly agile ... it comes with the X5 motor in it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Lots of 450's to choose from.

Warp 360
JR Forza
Gaui x3
Mini protos
Rave 450
Align 450 DFC
Beam
Plus lots more


There all good, read some reviews and buy whatever you like. I love my warp but could have built 2 450 DFC's for the same price.
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Mini Prôtos.
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So I've been researching 450 size myself, however, what are the most common on-line distributors for the Gaui and Protos? Having trouble even finding them(For U.S.) Sorry to jump on the forum for this.
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For Prôtos, MSH-direct.com. Bill's service is legendary.

for GAUI, Jeff @ rchelicanada.com in Canada is AWESOME.
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Thanks for the vote! Does this mean I need to start stocking MSH?

EmpireRC.com & AlleRC.com sells Gaui ... but I would highly recommend Dave @ Anythingheli.com, he is an awesome guy!
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For Prôtos, MSH-direct.com. Bill's service is legendary.
That deserves a big ol' +1
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So you already have two great helis but want something cheep to run? I would go with a Trex or maybe a Tarot if that is what you are looking for. For your FBL unit consider the Robird G31, great budget unit.
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The new X4II is awesome ... you can throw an X5 tail boom on it and run 515-520mm blades if you want a larger machine later.

Lots of prescense, very stable, and incredibly agile ... it comes with the X5 motor in it.
+1

If those are your options I would go x4.

As far a Jeff's x4 it was awesome for 2 seconds before it flew into a 10 inch wooden pole and was well damaged......
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Yeah ... that part wasn't so good. That FBL controller is on it's way to the manfacturer to be tested. That's the second machine it downed (the first was the G500).
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My vote would be for a BEAM E4 either the slightly older V2 Advance or the newer V2 SE. Both great quality items with reasonable repair costs and most parts (minus frames) as interchangeable. Also both FBL items.

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Is any one using Tarot FBL? How is the Tarot FBL head as compared to TREX DFC??

Would like to go for Tarot or trex as i order spares mainly from Taiwan...X3 is still not out...
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That deserves a big ol' +1
ElektroRC is also very good. Also has very good customer service. I use both msh-direct and elektrorc.
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Been there, done that

Not mentioned was one of top contenders on my list. Mikado's 400 SE (6S Scorp, up to 473mm). they have a kit with VBar, Edge and Scorp for under a grand - hard to beat and I never heard anything negative about them.
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My advice is to skip the 450 class altogether and go with a heli that runs 430mm blades or better. Sure the initial price is a bit higher but in return you get a much more stable heli and far fewer crashes.

Add to that the reduced amount of maintenance that comes from less vibrations, larger bearings that run at slower speeds and better visibility.

As an added bonus, 500+ sized helis make much better blade farts.

Just a suggestion.
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My advice is to skip the 450 class altogether and go with a heli that runs 430mm blades or better. Sure the initial price is a bit higher but in return you get a much more stable heli and far fewer crashes.

Add to that the reduced amount of maintenance that comes from less vibrations, larger bearings that run at slower speeds and better visibility.

As an added bonus, 500+ sized helis make much better blade farts.

Just a suggestion.
+1! I 100% agree.
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-1 :-) he wanted a 450 no?

430mm blades are MUCH bigger...as nice as they may be... IAC he has bigger helis already.

I don't really like any of the kits that include everything... so build from scratch... start with a Tarot kit (frame only) if you like but then just choose the best bits from anybody else.
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