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06-04-2004 03:55 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Topher

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Hey,
Im looking into getting a Eco 8 but Im not sure what to use for power. From searching the board I found that the Mag Mayham reverse is a good motor. But im also confused on what batteries to use. Could I use some 6-8 cell sub C GP3300 and 2600's because that would make my life a lot easier. Also if I use those batteries and that motor whats a good ESC that could handle it. Is the Jeti 300 35 amp Heli controller a good choise? And what are some cheap upgrades and some parts that are liable to break. This will be my first heli and im going to be learning to fly on it. Thanks for any help.

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06-04-2004 03:57 PM  13 years agoPost 2
hoverking

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for me no less than 8 cell i have 10 cells now and would like to try 12 cell

chris

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06-04-2004 04:11 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Topher

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12 cells would work great for me as I was running 12 cells in my RC truck that I sold so I already have batteries set up for it. What ESC would you suggest to use for 12 cells and a Magnetic Mayham motor.

will wash your heli for a quarter

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06-04-2004 04:19 PM  13 years agoPost 4
hoverking

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that is a brushed motor correct i would go with the 8 cell any more it will go through brushes like crazy and soon burn out the arm, i forgot to mention i have a brushless which can handle the 12 cell.

chris

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06-04-2004 08:01 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Brian Bennett

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Motor for the eco

Yepper, the Magnetic Mayhem Reverese is a decent can motor but will have a limited life even on 10 cells. It will fry more than brushes. I used to get about 50 good flights on one and then throw it away. It wasnt worth the trouble and time to turn the commutators and replace the brushes. Plus the mess of it all-dust everywhere. I have known a few owners who have run surpisingly long on 8 cells with MMR. However, the 8 cell configuration with a brushed motor is quite wimpy. I recommend biting down and getting a brushless. The Jeti Phasor motors are very reasonable. If you want a really nice setup for some extra cash I would go with the Hacker B50-14L, and 12 cells or the equivalent lipo for acro. I thinks some people are even running the C-series but that just seems way to big for the fragile eco. For duration with 10 cells, the B50-19S or 20S is a good choice.

If you are 3D-hell bent run straight to the Logo 10 or 14. The Eco is a good little guy but for the rip em up the Logo is better.

Its a cute litle guy that Eco:

Brian

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06-11-2004 01:43 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Topher

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well im sertainly not acro bent. Actually this will be my first heli and im just looking for something that I can learn on and fly around in my back yard. It seems like the next best thing for me would the light machines corona but its 50 bucks more and it seems that for 50 bucks I could make some upgrades that would make it fly better or be as durable as the Corona. Do you think the Eco 8 is a good heli to start with compared to the Corona?

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06-11-2004 04:02 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Brian Bennett

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The Corona LMH is near indestructable making it a great 1st heli. It is fixed pitch which will teach you well. If you grow out of it, you can always sell it as they go fast.

The eco, as I mentioned, will require at least the autorotation hub which is 43.00 US. When you factor in part replacements for a beginner, the Lite Machine Corona is definitely the least expensive way to learn. I had one for about 6 months and it took a beating-I mean a real beating. The eco was my first Heli and it continues to serve me well. It does not bounce back from a crash like the Corona. You will be buying parts. I bought the Eco first cuz I wanted a heli with a colllective pitch mechanism.

Brian

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06-11-2004 01:44 PM  13 years agoPost 8
copperclad

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hi topher
for a good back yard bird you should look into the zoom

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06-11-2004 03:16 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Brian Bennett

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I have heard very good things about the Zoom. I have not seen one personally. Check out the pics of Wade's bird:

http://runryder.com/helicopter/t111933p1/


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06-11-2004 09:25 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Topher

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Thanks for the advice. I too want a collective pitch heli but I think the Corona might be the way to go. I saw one of the zooms(shoguns) at one of my local hobby shops and they are very nice. I really like the whole design of them. I would get one but then I would need at least a 5 channel heli radio. Which I do not have and cant really afford to have unless some one wants to sell me a JR Tx cheap. That is why I am looking at the Eco8 and Corona because they can be used with 4ch radios.

Also a lot of the guys at my lhs were telling me about week gears in the rear rotar. The one I saw fly had already striped 3 teeth after being hovered only once.

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