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10-25-2004 02:13 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Norm

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I'm looking into getting one of these babies to fly indoors during the winter. I'm new to the micro scene and am wondering if these little things can sustain controlled basic precision flight or just bob around and crash. Thanks

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10-25-2004 02:42 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Spitfire_mk5

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bob around and crash...


though with practice you can get a controlled(sorta) hover (followed by a bob around and crash)

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10-25-2004 03:16 AM  13 years agoPost 3
OH58D

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These little helis are pretty wild. Takes a lot of patience and alot of "bob around and crash" to tame this little helis. Although, once you get the hang of these little indoor helis, you can practically fly any of the bigger helis. The bigger they are, the more stable they get.

Try one of these little helis and learn from them. Learn what makes them fly and how they fly. Learn the mechanics and they physics. It'll make you a much better pilot overall.

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10-25-2004 06:24 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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I agree, the fixed pitch micro heli's are a lot more dificult to fly then any 30 size entry level heli.

That being said - I am having a ball with my Hummingbird V3. I will certainly move up to their CP Elite next.

Why the Hummingbird? Because it is well priced, the electronics are relatively dependable compared to its competitors and they always have parts whenever I need them (two friends fly other brands and have always had problems getting parts and a number of problems with their eletronics).

P.S. may I suggest you check out the electric heliforums here on RR. You will find a lot of info on the Hummers - on the fixed pitch V2's and V3's, on the Elite FP and CP's.

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10-26-2004 05:28 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Norm

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Dragonfly

I started doing a little more diving into this heli. I don't think it's a GWS at all but one from e-bay just called a dragonfly. Have any of you guys scene one of these things. Would hummingbird parts fit this??

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10-26-2004 05:38 PM  13 years agoPost 6
JWBurns

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I've flown one indoors and I must say I was very impressed with it. A few clicks of cyclic trim and a slight gain adjust and it flew extremely well.

Jason

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10-26-2004 09:51 PM  13 years agoPost 7
rcsoar4fun

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I flew the crap out of mine indoors. Took a little to get it trimmed, but it flies fine.

I have talked to a couple of people that bought knock-offs (of this knock-off) that couldn't get it to fly.


Kristopher

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10-26-2004 11:31 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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Dragonfly

Ok guys it sounds like you could get a good one or a lemon. My main concern now after reading your posts is the parts supply. Where the heck wou'd you find replacment parts for this thing??

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10-26-2004 11:36 PM  13 years agoPost 9
rcsoar4fun

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Many of the hobby shops are stocking them, otherwise Hummingbird (http://www.centuryheli.com) or Venom (www?) will work.

Kristopher

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10-27-2004 02:33 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Norm

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Ok guys I figure for the approximately 130.00 dollars it should take to get this thing to run it's an alright investment. If it hops up off the ground and doesn't spin wildly i'll be happy.

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10-27-2004 03:24 AM  13 years agoPost 11
rcsoar4fun

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There are always several around for sale, I have one listed if your interested. And no, I didn't just say nice things because I had one for sale

Kristopher

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10-27-2004 07:20 AM  13 years agoPost 12
OH58D

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Get a hummingbird. It is much better for an indoor heli. That thing can take a beating and the part are readily available and pretty inexpensive.

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