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ShokWaveRider
09-18-2006, 05:07 PM
Hi All:

I am considering purchasing an E-Heli of this size (>36" in Lenth). Currently I cannot find many options. The Lepton EX is 32" Long.

First Question:

Who is the T-Rex 600's Competition in the E-Heli Market place? I would like to do some comparisons.

Now, on looking at the 600 there are quite a few options. Kits, Plastic, Metal and CF. With or Without Engine, ESC and BEC.

Second Series of Questions:

It looks like the Alloy and the CF models are the natural choice, which is the best value and best long term purchase?

Other than Flash and coolness, is the CF version that much better than the metal version?

Why is there a 5.1v Regulator provide with their External BEC? It seems very small and insignificant from the photos.

Oh, and last but not least does anyone make trick bodies for the T-REX 600 at a reasonable cost, Jet Ranger, Blackhawk etc.?

Thanks all,

SWR

kenchiroalpha
09-18-2006, 06:16 PM
hi have you checked out mikado http://www.mikado-heli.de/ or the ion http://www4.mailordercentral.com/heliproz/prodinfo.asp?number=166900 for scale bodies http://www.rchover.com/fuselages_canopies and http://darthdrk.4t.com/index.html hope this is of use.:D clear skies and good flying.

ShokWaveRider
09-18-2006, 06:23 PM
hi have you checked out mikado http://www.mikado-heli.de/ or the ion http://www4.mailordercentral.com/heliproz/prodinfo.asp?number=166900 for scale bodies http://www.rchover.com/fuselages_canopies and http://darthdrk.4t.com/index.html hope this is of use.:D clear skies and good flying.

Thanks Darth dos not have anything for the 600 just the 450.

SWR

rdespins
10-12-2006, 04:26 PM
I went with the aluminium version, I can upgrade to the CF at anytime and there is also a G10 version that is made by another party now.

The BEC is for the gyro.

Align is supposedly testing out a new, more powerful motor. (I found this out the day after I ordered my kit.)

Grand RC has a nice combo sale going on em. Really good prices.

Ron

Xipper
02-07-2007, 10:06 PM
So far what I have seen in the near 600 class are:

Thunder Tiger Raptor E550 - shorter boom, shorter blades
Thunder Tiger Raptor E620 - based off of Raptor .50, shares many parts with .50

Apparently, the E550 can be converted to a E620 by upgrading to the longer Titan boom, belt and blades.

I am also debating this, I'd go for the Raptor .50...but nitro is too restrictive on flight locations due to noise/smell.

Xipper
02-09-2007, 02:06 AM
It seems another large E-heli is the Hurriance 550.

The trex 600CF seems to have the most complete setup out of the box. There are some more complete kits for the Hurriance 550, but its a less well known/stocked brand I'm sure. The eRaptor (550/620) seem to cost a bit more up front than the TREX, but Raptor has a long reputation with the larger helis and TREX is new to anything this large. The eRaptor also has a lot of parts that are interchangeable with the nitro Raptors, which means more upgrades and bling available.

Thats what I have found in my search so far. I am still trying to decide which way to go, the 600CF sitting on the shelf at the LHS or a 620, or do I buy the 550 and fly it as is for now and later upgrade it to the 620 with parts.

Seems no easy answer out there, and from what I have read the TREX and Thunder Tiger are both solid choices...so maybe go with what is available locally, since you will want replacement parts quickly when you crash.

leapfrog
02-12-2007, 09:04 AM
I went with the aluminum frame combo myself (airframe/motor/ESC/BEC)... the 5.1-volt regulator (it's not really a "regulator" - but rather a clamping diode) is provided for tail servos/gyros that can't handle the BEC output - like my GY401/s9254 combo (it works well... really does... not all the bling, but it holds).

There are a few fuses that fit the .50 airframes... take a look at 600 Scale Projects (http://www.thetrex600forum.com/index.php?board=48.0)...

Blue skies!