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04-28-2004 10:21 AM  13 years agoPost 1
r1gga

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Okay I have my heart set on the zoom, admittedly mainly on the basis of the Matt Waitkin video, but I am faced with a dilema. Somebody give some convincing arguements!

I already have a v2 Hummer which I have just upgraded to the G10 frame.

r1gga

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04-28-2004 12:21 PM  13 years agoPost 2
clovis

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I have the same dilemma. I got a V2 with a G10. I tought going to a CP Hummer would have be a good move for spare parts. But apparently only few parts are interchangeable. So having to keep parts for 2 different Heli, I might go with a completely different second one.

Bye,
Clovis

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04-28-2004 01:46 PM  13 years agoPost 3
chopperscott

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r1gga, do you have a link to that video?

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04-28-2004 02:19 PM  13 years agoPost 4
ReadyHeli

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Jupiter, FL

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i just bought a v2 with g10 chassis.

what options do we have?

going the helihobby route?

http://www.helihobby.com/html/hummingbird_ccpm.html

gay option, since i dont want to give this guy my money, but what other choices do we have>?

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04-28-2004 03:00 PM  13 years agoPost 5
r1gga

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Heres the link:

http://www.cyberhouse.be/zoom400/Mat_Watkin_Zoom400.wmv

And can the HB CP do that?

Oh also JG_Heli, the CCPM mod is like $229, when you can get a new HB CP for $99. You may also be able to reuse some of your bits (servos, maybe G10 but not sure).

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04-28-2004 03:52 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Randall

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Oliver BC

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r1gga
I think you just answered your own question.
$99 for a CP micro heli........
Hard to beat that price, buy two and you got lots of spare parts
I've had nothing but fun with my FP Hummingbird and would be quite willing to dish out another $99 to upgrade to CP. My only problem is I don't have a fancy pancy programmable computer radio to fly the thing, so to get the CP Hummingbird and get it flying will cost me like $350
What scares me is I'm seriously considering it...

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04-28-2004 05:17 PM  13 years agoPost 7
r1gga

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Hmm, cost aside I'm trying to decide between the two based on functionality, performance and other people's experience. Anyone have a convincing argument?

r1gga

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04-28-2004 05:18 PM  13 years agoPost 8
pbmax

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Olympia, WA - USA

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Be wary of the geared tail on the zoom...if you're careful, it's great. If not, you'll spend too much time replacing tail pinions (like I do on my hornet2). Some people in the zoom forum are saying its tail is even worse than the hornet 2's...

pbmax

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04-28-2004 06:03 PM  13 years agoPost 9
JohnM

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Take the stock Zoom tail off and sell it like I did

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04-28-2004 06:26 PM  13 years agoPost 10
clovis

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Montreal

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How is tail autority with your setup? I believe you are using EDF 50... what prop have you install on it?

Thanks,
Clovis

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04-28-2004 11:01 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Bluesilver30

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USAF Academy, CO - USA

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"Hmm, cost aside I'm trying to decide between the two based on functionality, performance and other people's experience. Anyone have a convincing argument?"

you get what you pay for. that's all that really needs to be said.

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04-28-2004 11:53 PM  13 years agoPost 12
X30pilot

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Plano, TX -USA

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Personally why make a choice, get both! John I like your Zoom picture. What motor and prop are you using for the tail and what other mods do you have on it?

Thanks

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04-29-2004 05:33 PM  13 years agoPost 13
clovis

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Montreal

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He JohnM, please let us know what type of motor and Prop you installed on the tail and do you like your setup.

Thanks,
Clovis

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04-29-2004 07:52 PM  13 years agoPost 14
JohnM

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Providence, RI - USA

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You can see all the specs here:
http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t103846p1/

After viewing Alan Szabo Jr's Pic Pro video, I have little doubt that a DD tail motor setup can't perform just as well as a driven tail.
http://www.HeliHobby.com//videos/alan_piccolopro-1.wmv

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