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Old 03-24-2013, 07:02 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am looking into getting my first "big" heli (I have a 450 w/ beastx now)
The Kit I am looking at is AGNRH55E01X.

I was was wondering if anyone would could help me?

How is the power ? Its almost the size of a 600E but running on 6S how does it feel in the air?

Tail heavy, I know, from what I have read, this heli is a bit tail heavy and will need to have the batt mounted as far forward as the tray will allow. but then the right battery selection will be important? I was thinking a bigger batt is better then dead weight? if so what is a good weight for the batt?

thanks !

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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Re: 550 dfc

More important than battery weight is the size if to big it won't fit. I had this problem with a XCell Heli. Batteries where too big to go inside of Canopy. My flying is mediocre at best but I would advise skipping the 550 and jump to a 600 or 700.The 550 and 600 share many similar parts Head and main shaft for one on the align brand. Not famililar with the 550 layout but the 600s I have you could mount a brick. My 600 is the stabilist thing I have in my fleet.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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Re: 550 dfc

I agree. Go with a 600. You can still run a 600 on one 6s if that's your concern. With the right motor of course.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:29 AM   #4
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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Re: 550 dfc

Thanks everyone for your help.
Yesterday I picked up my trex 600 and I can't wait to fly it
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