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TexasSP
03-31-2008, 05:32 AM
I have the oppurtunity to pick up a T Rex 450SE V2 with carbon blades for $430 or a T Rex 600 GF Kit with the motor/ESC/BEC/RX Lipo for $420.

I have had the blade CX2 for a while and have Realflight G4 that I am using to practice on. I do not plan to fly the new heli until I have mastered the sim fairly well then will use Radd's when starting the new heli.

Now I know that the 600 due to size will be more stable in the air but which deal should I go for? Both are very nice kits which I will be pairing with a Futaba FASST radio.

So.......
Decisions, decisions, decisions........

HeliG
03-31-2008, 05:49 AM
Good prices either way but do you have the cash for the replacement parts for the 600? EVERYTHING is more expensive there!

Old Sloppy
04-12-2008, 06:32 PM
I have a Trex 600e and it flys so smooth.
I have quit flying my Falcon 3D because the Trex 600e just "blows it away".
a 400 sized machine makes me feel like I "wasted my money".
The 600 is worth every penney, plus it is easier to work on, everything is larger.

Harry

Dennis H
04-13-2008, 07:35 PM
The E-Sky E-Smart 600, Is cheaper then the T-Rex 600,The E-Smart 600 is about 1/2 shorter then the T-Rex 600. I pick up a E-Smart 600 from E-bay for 98.00 new in the box w/o motor or radio gear. I been searching the web, And found the other parts I'll need.I'll be putting in about another $300. To get it flying, Still cheaper then my the T-rexSE 450

duckman
05-22-2008, 06:08 PM
As others have mentioned, bigger flies smoother but is exponentially more expensive. I have a Logo-10 which is a sweet heli, but the 4s-4p lipo it uses is almost $300 vs.a $60 3s-1p lipo in a Trex 450. I LOVE my logo, but for my next heli I think I will downsize to a Trex 450.:ws:

bassplayinDude
05-22-2008, 06:31 PM
You can get 1800mAH 3s1p 20C lipos at www.valuehobby.com (ships from inside US to US addresses only) for $26 plus shipping. I am not affiliated in any way with these guys, but this seems to be an excellent deal.

I have two 2s1p batteries from these guys that are still working fine after many runs through my HBFP. Also have one of the above-mentioned 3s1p batteries, but I've only used it twice so far so I don't have any history on it yet.

Dennis H
05-24-2008, 04:05 AM
As others have mentioned, bigger flies smoother but is exponentially more expensive. I have a Logo-10 which is a sweet heli, but the 4s-4p lipo it uses is almost $300 vs.a $60 3s-1p lipo in a Trex 450. I LOVE my logo, but for my next heli I think I will downsize to a Trex 450.:ws:

I pick up two of these for a total of $145.00 For my E-Sky E-Smart 600 ship from Hong Kong, It only took 5 days ZIPPY-H 3500mAh 3S1P 30-40C Lipoly Pack https://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6420

RyuuChi
05-24-2008, 06:33 AM
I pick up two of these for a total of $145.00 For my E-Sky E-Smart 600 ship from Hong Kong, It only took 5 days ZIPPY-H 3500mAh 3S1P 30-40C Lipoly Pack https://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6420

Dennis, this^is a 450 size battery right? sorry, still learning the lipo designations. I do know about mah though. for instance the blade 400 comes with a 1800 mah lipo. is this^battery essentially compatible with a blade 400 and eflite charger? (sorry to threadjack, just seems like an awesome battery for a 450 class heli)

oh, and my $0.02- if you got the money to maintain and the space to fly it, go for the trex 600. 450's are my choice, but i fly in small areas and have a little car so no room to transport a big heli.

Dennis H
05-24-2008, 02:52 PM
Dennis, this^is a 450 size battery right? sorry, still learning the lipo designations. I do know about mah though. for instance the blade 400 comes with a 1800 mah lipo. is this^battery essentially compatible with a blade 400 and eflite charger? (sorry to threadjack, just seems like an awesome battery for a 450 class heli)

oh, and my $0.02- if you got the money to maintain and the space to fly it, go for the trex 600. 450's are my choice, but i fly in small areas and have a little car so no room to transport a big heli.

Hi gaak, No these battery are way to BIG for the B400. Here a Li-po that will work with your B400 https://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6330&Product_Name=ZIPPY-H_2200_3S1P_20-30C_Lipoly_Pack I have the T-rex 450SE And it cost more than my E-Sky E-Smart 600 To get it to fly, The T-rex 600 cost way to much, And my E-Sky E-Smart 600 much cheaper than than the T-rex 600 And its about the same size too.

RyuuChi
05-25-2008, 10:21 PM
awesome. thanks man. do u know how this battery compares in size and weight to the stock 1800 mah battery that comes with the blade 400? also, is it compatible with the eflite charger that comes with the blade 400, or do i have to go with an aftermarket charger for this guy? if not it's cool, just curious.


also, i agree, the trex 600 seems waaay more expensive to maintain, based on the cost differential between the two, of the parts that i most commonly need after a crash.

Dennis H
05-25-2008, 10:45 PM
awesome. thanks man. do u know how this battery compares in size and weight to the stock 1800 mah battery that comes with the blade 400? also, is it compatible with the eflite charger that comes with the blade 400, or do i have to go with an aftermarket charger for this guy? if not it's cool, just curious.


also, i agree, the trex 600 seems waaay more expensive to maintain, based on the cost differential between the two, of the parts that i most commonly need after a crash.

Hi, The battery is about the same size,weight? Don't know, The biggest battery I use on my B400, Is a Power Kong 2200mAh 25c its a little bigger and a little heaver, But no problem at all using it. It would be better to get a nice Li-po charger, The one that came with the B400, Is ok but not good too.

Adrian
05-25-2008, 11:25 PM
Gaak, I use 2200 3cell Hextronics from Hobbycity on my Trex's, on the slightly smaller Blade 400 the 1700 batts would be more than enough for your machine. Good thing about these batts is they are less than 30 days old when you buy them, knowing that you will have at least 6 months of flying out of them before the performance drops off (li-po's dont have a good shelf life!) I just use my old batts for flying planes where absolute power isnt an issue.

Dennis H
05-26-2008, 04:30 AM
gaak (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/member.php?u=21412) Take a look at these.

http://www.readyheli.com/Kong_Power_3s1p_11_1v_2200mAh_25C_Lipo_Battery_Com _p/kp-2225-3combo.htm