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10-19-2004 02:03 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Boom_Strike

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Wondering what the best Micro Heli for playing around in the front yard is. Not as expensive as the Hornet. Anyone know how the new Kyosho electric flies?

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10-19-2004 05:57 AM  13 years agoPost 2
woppini

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Well, i have yet to own one of these kinds, but i talk to alot of guys that have them at the field. It seems you have to dump a ton of $$ into them to fly half way decent. Just from what i heard though

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10-19-2004 08:11 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Yuma_Tommy

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Micro Heli

Look at the shogun in Heliproz's store. Hell of a deal with the motor upgrade and controller. These little Shoguns rock it up! Watched Alan Szabo fly one in LA and he tore up some sky with it!!! Very 3D!!

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10-19-2004 10:20 AM  13 years agoPost 4
OH58D

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The Shogun is very good because it is very tame at bone stock parts. You can upgrade it to do 3D moves. It can fly pretty close to a 30 size machine. Like most helis, it can get pretty costly when you crash it. Just like most heli flyers, practice on a sim first and you won't regret it.

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10-19-2004 11:47 AM  13 years agoPost 5
nyhelifan

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I saw some website sell the dragonfly new 22D model which is very similar to Hornet 2, but better price. Always good to compare price when shop online - shopping.com, bizrate.com, or google.com

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10-19-2004 08:39 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Boom_Strike

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I was looking at that show gun I have flown my nitro helis in front of the house but you know how that goes everyone and there brother comes out to see. There is a small field 2 houses down the street from me and an electric would be nice. you know just those quick after work flights when I don't feel like driving to the field to fly.

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10-21-2004 06:58 AM  13 years agoPost 7
flmgrip

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they all suck and are a waste of money


i can hover

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10-21-2004 08:51 AM  13 years agoPost 8
OH58D

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Hmmmm, someone had a really bad crash...

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10-21-2004 11:46 AM  13 years agoPost 9
jesse

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I know you said not to expensive, But at ircha I seen a guy flying a logo 14 carbon and could keep up with the best of them. They said he placed 6th at xfc, with this electric. Maybe look into the logo 10 it's cheaper but also smaller.

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10-21-2004 03:52 PM  13 years agoPost 10
OH58D

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The Logo 10 is a very very good heli. I know because I own one. But the Logo 10 is nowhere close to being a Micro Heli. It is almost as a big as a 30 size Nitro Heli. It uses 500mm blades. As far as cost, the Hacker C50 13L motor alone is about $250. By the time you get the Logo 10 flying, it'll be over $1000. The heli kit is $300 for the non 3d kit. I got the 3D kit which costed me $480 but the kit comes with upgraded parts. But for being a micro heli, the Shogun is awesome. It'll be about $600 by the time you get the parts you wanted in it, brushless motor and such.

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10-21-2004 04:05 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Dr. Fibinotchi

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From what I have read on the micro corner of the world the shogun is a top pick bang for your buck. The H2 is more $$ but is a little more 3d. The shogun flies in more wind easier though. I remember something about the tail problem with the shogun. Not sure if that exist or not.


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10-21-2004 07:12 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Boom_Strike

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I live in Denver so it would probably have to be brushless. The Logo is a sweet flying heli. I think I'll probably go with the shogun and see what its all about.

Thanks

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10-21-2004 08:09 PM  13 years agoPost 13
rdalcanto

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I used to own the shogun. The Hornet 2 is much better. Both will cost you about the same as the shogun needs a $75 belt drive upgrade for the tail if you are going to fly it hard. Both do ok in wind, but the Hornet2 if much more manuverable.

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10-21-2004 08:25 PM  13 years agoPost 14
vinrx7

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i own a shogun and love it. to be honest my raptor has been sitting in my room for a while now because the shogun flies just like a 30. Flies very stable for a micro. Its clean, quiet and small. i fly it right in the back yard or in the front of the house. sometimes i even hover around in the house at night. Im not telling you this is the best one out there but just telling you my thoughts from personal experience with it. Lots of upgrades are available and it is capable of 3d. i will admit that the replacement parts are a bit expensive.

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10-21-2004 10:09 PM  13 years agoPost 15
hingus2000

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the new hummingbird CP 3d capable that comes out before xmas is set to shake up the market, brushless as standard.

check it out:
http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t135147p1/

Tom

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10-21-2004 11:45 PM  13 years agoPost 16
trevorz

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I like my Hummingbird Elite CP. With any of these machines, a brushless, lipoly in my opinion is mandatory. If you don't want to fiddle with two motors, either wait for the new hummingbird elite pro, or look at the shogun/zoom.

The primary complaints I hear about the zoom/shogun or the hornet two is how fragile the tail gears and assembly are.

So far, it seems with any of these micros you need to do some modifying.

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10-22-2004 01:40 AM  13 years agoPost 17
Boom_Strike

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That Hummingbird looks like a nice one. Any videos of it flying yet?

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10-22-2004 04:29 AM  13 years agoPost 18
RCHeliJim

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Hoverfly Baby!!!



Go Fly, Have Fun!!
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10-22-2004 04:57 AM  13 years agoPost 19
OH58D

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There are fixes for the Shogun tail gears now though:

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t126421p1/

or

http://store.xtremercproducts.com/z...rade-parts.html

or

http://www.hobbypeople.net/mfr/evoprt01.asp

Other than that, the Shogun is great. If you want to do the same 3D as the hornet, you can upgrade the flybar weights and paddles. You'd be surprised at the difference it makes. The stock Shogun is made to fly more stable for beginners. Upgrade it and it'll do almost anything other helis can do.

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10-22-2004 01:10 PM  13 years agoPost 20
hingus2000

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boom strike, no vids as of yet cus it hasnt been released, but as soon as it is im sure there will be loads.

Tom

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