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rcheliguymtl

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Montreal, Quebec - Canada

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if i dont want to do any 3D flying and just hover with a nitro heli which kit do you recommend?

08-27-2016 08:32 PM
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don s

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Chesapeake, VA

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They all work fine. Just get the one that is the easiest to source parts for.

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

08-27-2016 10:35 PM
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grim.the.grim

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Houston, Texas

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The Pantera has been around, is durable, great flying bird, and has great parts support. Not to mention great support from Audacity

*** Real Pilots BEAT the air into submission! ***

09-01-2016 01:09 PM
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Blackline

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Claremore, Ok, U.S.A.

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any of them are going to fly, look for something that is not going to be hard to find parts for like synergy, align, sab,

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09-07-2016 05:20 PM
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ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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Do they make a none 3D kit?

I believe Century is gone

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09-07-2016 10:21 PM
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Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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If you are looking at nitro for the flight times you can get more flight time out of an electric helicopter just hovering.

60% of the time, it works every time!

11-21-2016 07:17 PM
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Gamb

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Belle Mead, NJ USA

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+1 Electric

I know, you are asking about "which nitro", but the writing is on the wall. Nitro's are a dying breed. It is almost all electric. IRCHA did not have many nitro flying in competition (if any). Electrics have the same if not more power; flight duration about the same as nitro (you could maybe get more flight time with a gasser), You don't need all the support equipment you would need with a nitro; glow plug battery, starter, fuel, fuel pump, etc. No mess at the end of the day. No clutch, adjusting the throttle, needle valves, etc. Nitro fuel will run about $20.00 to $25.00 / gallon, and can't be shipped that easily, so shipping charges are high, unless you can find some for sale in your local hobby shop.

I used to fly nitro planes in the past; I was out of the hobby for a while, and when I came back, electrics had really come into their own. All my heli's are electric. They actually sit on the top shelf in my clothes closet. You can't do that with a nitro.

Overall, for just flying around, you will have a lot more enjoyment with less hassle with and electric heli. If you really want a nitro, the selection is very slim for new models. There are plenty in the classified sections if you really want them.

11-22-2016 04:06 AM
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Tool Man Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A

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I enjoy flying both nitro and electric. I would go with an os50 hyper. They released a new version of the hirobo SDX.

11-22-2016 05:25 AM
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Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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You don't need all the support equipment you would need with a nitro; glow plug battery, starter, fuel, fuel pump, etc.
That is true if you were to have multiple flight packs but for flying all day with electric your going to need a geny, power supply and expensive charger. I don't fly all day anymore (kids!) but when I did it would get a bit tiresome with the geny and the charging equipment and keeping track of whats charged and what isn't etc.

I fly both and for my nitro I have a plastic moulded case that houses a 3L fuel tank, electric fuel pump, starter and glow stick (old school!) so I carry that and my heli with my TX case under my arm and im good for around 40 minutes air time. I would need to carry 20 6s 5000mah packs to fly the same amount of time on a 700e.

60% of the time, it works every time!

11-22-2016 10:52 AM
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ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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I know I love it when someone says nitro needs " all that support equipment "
a starter, a jug of fuel an extra rx lipo and TX and I'm good for the whole day.

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11-22-2016 12:34 PM
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Heli_Splatter

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Silver Spring, MD by way of Sidney, Ne - USA

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Any helicopter can hover well, it is all in the radio/electronic/mechanical setup. Hovering gets a bit old after a while. Nice forward flight will possible.

Get some help with your setup and you will be fine. Just set up good low rates and not much negative pitch.

11-22-2016 12:47 PM
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Tool Man Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A

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On board glow and a big 2s lipo. Plus the rush of a screaming nitro on the pipe. Ahhhhh. You either love it or not.

11-22-2016 03:54 PM
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HeliDinoRC

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Virginia, USA

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I'm just getting into nitro this next season and after consulting many in this hobby I decided to build a Synergy N5C (600 size) with an OS 55HZR engine. It's a very nice kit!

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Synergy 766 - Synergy E5SS - Synergy N5c - TT Mini Titan
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11-23-2016 11:32 AM
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