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Old 04-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im currently an all align guy and now i have an opportunity to own an x50 and i just want to get the pros and cons on it. so who better to ask then the people who fly them day in and out. what do you guy think about it? anything i need to look out for?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have about 30 flight now. I love mine. I have the head setup for 11 Deg Collective Pitch and 8 Deg Cyclic. It flips rolls and pops very nice. Its light and stable. I really dont have any complaints flying as of yet.

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Old 04-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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where im at if its not efilte they dont have it. so thats not a concern to me
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cons on Thunder Tiger?

No really. There is one, that you would probably want to replace plastic bearing blocks with metal ones (upper and lower). But other than that there are no complaints at all about this machine so far i think. I am still beginner but mine flies smooth and nice.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I really like my X50B. I did all the metal upgrades during my initial build. The metal tail unit is very nice. This heli is super smooth and light. It flies at least as well as the Velocity 50 and T-Rex 600N I had before it. The tail on this one is the best of the three, IMO.

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Old 04-06-2012, 03:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the X50 will make your T600N feal like a slug.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would recommend the aluminum bearing blocks.
I just had a failure which caused me to do a rebuild, so I replaced the stock bearing blocks with aluminum, just because. The stock upper bearing block for me, caused some vertical play in the main shaft. I could not get it to stay completely tight, and had to shim the main shaft retention collar.
The aluminum one fits absolutely perfect and with no shimming, allowed NO play in the main shaft.

I love mine, but I'm only a 3 month into this newbie. That said, I find it to be a VERY stable and comfortable flier, which has me doing flips and inverted stuff MUCH easier than my Blade 4503d.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i beat the hell outa my X50 and it keeps taking it. it has well over 6 cases of fuel on it. I love it!! bought another.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have the belt kit with everything stock, except for replacing the head recently with the TT FBL head. Still have plastic nearing blocks. Won't change them unless they mess up somehow......
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I just changed to the stock plastic tail but won't get to try it out until the weekend.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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mine is fbl and has a ys56. i ff, it really gets up a head of steam!
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Some of my observations..

Cons:
-Frames are a bit on the thin side.
-Bottom "carbon fiber" plate is likely fiberglass inner with carbon fiber outer, and very thin.
-No frame reinforcement for the boom supports or landing gear
-Landing gear seems very fragile
-Phillips screws? Really? I thought we were past that with at this price point.
-Tail control linkage could be much better.
-My kit was missing the washer between the main gear and autorotation gear. Put the whole project on hold for a week. Shame, shame Thunder Tiger


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-Tail gear box is very smooth
-Very lightweight and smooth FBL head
-Titanium turnbuckles? IDK if that's really a pro or a con, time will tell
-Very narrow frames, very similar to the Outrage 50.
-Nice to see the tail boom is pinned on both ends, two screws on the front end and a retaining "pin" on the back side.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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No frame reinforcement for the boom supports or landing gear
plz explain. my boom supports are mounted to rear frame support. skidz are mounted to the tabs that break before the frames. the frames are thin but ive put mine in twice now pretty good and frames are still rock solid. that bottom plate is on the thin side. i broke mine on the last crash but again frames survived. $27 vs $50 per frame side, ill live with the thinner bottom plate.
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I haven't got mine in the air yet due to missing parts, just making some general observations. I'm glad to hear that the relatively thin frames hold up well in a crash. I'm not surprised the bottom plate broke though.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
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BTW, the frames are NOT $50 per side. I see them at $100 per side!!!!! That's almost twice that of the T700N frame that is 2mm vice 1.3mm. If you see them somewhere for $50, please post the link.

Must be made on the moon or something.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAFNN&P=7

http://www.helikraft.com/Thunder+Tig...CT0398%29.html

http://www.helikraft.com/Thunder+Tig...A%29-2Pcs.html

http://www.experiencerc.com/store/pr...oducts_id=7795
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That's interesting. I wonder why there is such a huge difference in price from one vendor to the next. I wonder if the $100 frames are different in some way? They seem to have the part #.......

Thanks for the links, I know now where to do my shopping next time.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
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depends on if they're a Great Plane dealer or resaler. Dealers have a set price from GP and are usually cheaper while retailers can charge what the want


...i used to work in a hobby store
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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160 for the 2 frames? i only paid 299 for the whole kit!
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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just but a new kit and have spare everything!!
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