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Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Sat May 03, 2014 5:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Thunder Tiger E550

Edit as of 5/12/14: Keeping it for now, we'll revisit this after Joe Nall. :)

Author:  Leah'sHeli [ Sat May 03, 2014 6:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Tiger E550

Whoa! That was quick! :o

Now......is it time for a DT heli? :thumbup:

Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Sat May 03, 2014 9:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Tiger E550

Not sure what, if anything, will replace the 550. :thinking:

Author:  jv8 [ Sun May 04, 2014 5:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Tiger E550

Are you willing to give us the pro/con before the sale? Why are you selling so fast?

Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Sun May 04, 2014 9:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Tiger E550

There are really only two "cons" for me:

1. The motor is a bit weak. I know, I know... it's more than it needs, but it's just not enough. :) I thought about swapping motors, but shaft size and gearing limits the choices to motors that cost more than I'm willing to spend on it.
2. I hate the noise of the straight cut main gear. <sigh>

I knew going in that it was just an "I wonder" purchase, so I'm not surprised really that I'm already selling it. :face

Author:  mustang347 [ Sun May 04, 2014 9:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Tiger E550

Dang, now you have me second guessing getting one. It is one heck of a good value, especially if I were to get one through Tower. I am real anxious to hear if you are going to get another 550 to replace it with. I don't have any 6S 5000's yet, but I plan to start getting several larger aircraft for that battery and a 550 might just be the first one.

Good luck enabler!

Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Mon May 05, 2014 6:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Tiger E550

For the money you simply can't beat it. I was just a bit disappointed with the power from the stock motor, and I'm so spoiled to quiet helis that the gear noise disappointed me.

Author:  jv8 [ Mon May 05, 2014 7:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Tiger E550

Since I asked I will defend the E550...

For a first-timer 550 the "normal" motor may actually be a plus and not a con.

Chris is extremely picky when it comes to gear noise (and yet he runs a gasser plane?)

I have three helis with straight cut gears and torque tubes... and I like them. Well, I guess I'm indifferent since I also like the herringbone gear driving a belt in another setup.

I think the gear noise actually serves a safety purpose - it commands a little more respect from observers. The heli appears less like a harmless toy and more like the dangerous power tool it actually is.

Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Mon May 05, 2014 7:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Tiger E550

Agreed on all counts. :)

As for the gasser plane? Different kind of noise. :lol:

Author:  JustPlaneChris [ Wed May 07, 2014 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thunder Tiger E550

Price drop to $475. Now literally cheaper than a Trex 450. :)

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