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Old 01-24-2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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Have any of you guy's seen this one? http://www.latrax.com/alias-details.htm
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Looks like the WL Toys version only 3x more money.
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Looks like the WL Toys version only 3x more money.
Nope! It doesn't share any parts with other quads. A in house design. The performance and features,are what sets it apart. Check out the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgHDddQ63jM
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Here's another! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qZkcDUrdS8
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Nope! It doesn't share any parts with other quads. A in house design. The performance and features,are what sets it apart.
Looks mighty similar to me. I recognize that the parts may not be interchangeable, but the stats are very similar - except the price.

It does look nice - but not $150 nice to me at least. To be candid, it may be a bit lost on me. I am still trying to figure out what all the quad fuss is.
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I am still trying to figure out what all the quad fuss is.
Catch me at the field sometime and find out
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Catch me at the field sometime and find out
Deal.... I did fly the FPV version (Shane's) and had a kick of a time.... But I wasn't ready to drop a grand on it...
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Looks mighty similar to me. I recognize that the parts may not be interchangeable, but the stats are very similar - except the price.

It does look nice - but not $150 nice to me at least. To be candid, it may be a bit lost on me. I am still trying to figure out what all the quad fuss is.
I would agree with this. This LOOKS like the same design AND appears to use the same TYPE components - i.e. BRUSHED MOTORS instead of BRUSHLESS motors. The FRAME appears to be very similar in LAYOUT and DESIGN for the components.

The WL Toys quad will not hardly go beyond 30 flights without losing a motor. They're brushed and small and will burn out quickly. But what makes it at all palatable is that there are replacement motors available CHEAP and easy to get. This is especially criticle if you're going to have to replace them every 30 flights or so.

The advertisement for the Latrax makes very SIMILAR claims of flight characteristics, components, maneuvers, and flight times. What it does NOT specify is if the motors are brushless or not. If the motors are brushless - THEN it would be worth the triple price as it then would have much increased lifespan over the WL Toys version. If not I believe most people will just view it as a re-brand of the WL Toys - at triple the price and NO real advantages to warrant that higher price.

To me this is like a Meyers Manx being called a completely different CAR than a Volkswagen. Once the body is off - they're both exactly the same no matter how much you argue they aren't. Cosmetics do not change the basic design.

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Looks mighty similar to me. I recognize that the parts may not be interchangeable, but the stats are very similar - except the price.

It does look nice - but not $150 nice to me at least. To be candid, it may be a bit lost on me. I am still trying to figure out what all the quad fuss is.
You just have to fly a good one! The performance is outta the park,and it will leave you grinning from ear,to ear! The Tx (and I'm not a big fan of "game pad" controllers) it really packed with features. It has travel range adjustments, 3 modes of flight,and a display on the TX telling you the charge left in the "on board" battery in the quad.A landing buzzer telling you it's time to land,before the quad falls out of the sky! (Are you reading this HH?) Comparing it to a WL quad,is like comparing a Ford Falcon,to a Corvette! They both have 4 wheels,and a motor,but that's about it!
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Originally Posted by Ron Dog View Post
You just have to fly a good one!
Lets see I have flown:
  • WL toys versions
  • Blade 180 QX
  • Nano QX (AWESOME)
  • Blade 350 QX
  • DJI Phantom
  • Homemade FPV Naza based
  • Estes micro one...(can't remember the name)
So I don't feel like a rookie. And I think there are some "good ones" on that list.

As I said above much of the thrill is lost on me. I do NOT like heli's and I think I am bringing my bias into quads....


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Originally Posted by rcers View Post
Looks like the WL Toys version only 3x more money.
Nope, this one is not in the same ballpark as the WL......more in the same league as the Blade 180 QX.....maybe better.

I have a little experience with Traxxas...mostly their trucks/cars, my brother was into this biggg time, sponsored driver/rep.

Their electronic operating systems have come along way (although prioritized).......very good equipment......their motors are strong and durable...their gears and running systems are tough and available...I need to test drive (fly) one of these, noticed it's gear driven not direct drive, the battery compartment is clean and tight (organized) typical Traxxas. Like the features of radio/TX.....screen read out and antenna.........I'll report back on this one.

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