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Old 01-18-2012, 03:06 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Crash9 View Post
that's cool this is a sticky. Aaron (aka brnyrbbl) would be glad that he left this behind as he passed away back in Aug 2010 ...Hope it stays up a long time and many add to it .
He passed?!? What happened? I was reading through here since I've been gone awhile and wondering where some of the old crew was...

Oh...I see. Cancer. Happy Trails Aaron, even if I'm a little late. Hope you're in a better place where the ground just springs you back into the air and the trees move OUT of the way!

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #53
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Jackson,
Unfortunately, there isn't really accurate info that comes with numbers. Originally, the numbers related to engine size but with the electric helis moving in, those numbers have gone away. A 450 doesn't really tell you much except that it is smaller than a 600.
I originally thought it pertained to rotor diameter, but the "450 size" rig I have has a main rotor diameter of 508mm, so by my original reasoning, would put it in the "500 size". A TREX 600 has a diameter of something in the area of 1400 or so mm, give-take, so maybe they should just do the "small-medium-large" format for them...kinda like a ordering a pizza...

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You have provided very useful information. I have never seen a more detailed information . I have also learned something new here. Let me know if there is something other important point for beginner that you would like to share.Thanks for sharing this

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