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Been on the site but haven't been active much. Looking for a cp 250-300 heli. Hoping to gain some info and make a good investment.

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Jayson

07-18-2016 06:01 AM
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rcflyerheli

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Granbury, TX USA

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Jayson,

Welcome aboard. It's good to see a new person interested in starting this fine hobby.

What is your background in RC in general?

If you are new to everything, I recommend that you get you a good sim program and practice on that. I know it's not nearly as cool as doing the real thing, but this area of the hobby can be really frustrating (mainly due to expense) if you keep crashing and damaging your heli as you ramp up your learning curve.

I suppose others have been successful on getting proficient on a 200 or 300 size heli, but I find them much harder to fly due to their aerodynamics. They are just twitchy, and hard to control. Not to mention to see. I would recommend that the minimum size you consider would be a 500 size. They are just easier to see, and not nearly as twitchy as the smaller ones.

But mostly I recommend the sim route to get you started.

Good luck, we are rooting for you.

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07-18-2016 05:05 PM
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Heliman

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Thanks for advice!

Thanks for the encouragement, as it's needed.

I have practiced on sim, Phoenix I believe, but only a few hours, so I probably ought to go and put the $ out and get one. Probably will save a ton more money in the long run.

You're certainly correct about the 200, as I have the 200 srx. It's not very durable and flies extremely quick and I lose orientation pretty quickly.

The good news with the smaller helis, parts are cheaper and can find them pretty easy. I've noticed once you go to the larger helis, parts are little more expensive and if you crash, there will be more damage obviously. I guess it's a give-and-take situation...

I however did purchase a Blade 450x this week and certainly looking forward to putting her in the air but will keep her on the shelf until I believe I'm ready, which could be some time...

Thanks again for the reply and information and help! It's greatly appreciated.

07-21-2016 08:11 PM
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Silver Spring, MD by way of Sidney, Ne - USA

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There are no "investment helicopters", they all have an expiration date and the value drops the minute you take it out of the box.

There are a lot of good used small helicopters. You are going to tear up your first heli, so don't gold plate it. It will be beat up before you know it.

07-21-2016 09:02 PM
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New member in AZ

I guess the "investment" is the entertainment factor!

Yep, I have two 200s, so I can cannibalize one for parts.

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Jayson

07-21-2016 11:29 PM
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