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05-05-2005 01:35 AM  12 years agoPost 1
adabuda

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Hi,

I am totally new to this hobby and I am really looking foreward to getting started with my first kit.

Initially, I was considering a Raptor 30 V2, but when i talked to a local pilot, he suggested me to go for a electric to practice since it is cheaper and it is safer. When I was browsing through possible items for the Raptor 30, I came up with the Futaba GY401 for a Gyro and a Airtronics RD8000 for the Radio.

Now that I have decided to go electric, should i still buy the same radio/gyro or should i go with something cheaper?

If i enjoy the electric helicopter, i will definately pick up a Raptor 30/50 and I think that the Gyro/Radio will benefit me in the future if i continue.

Could someone also link me to a list of the stuff needed to fly an electric heli?

Thank You so much and I look foreward to contributing to this forum and in this hobby

-Daniel

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05-05-2005 02:46 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Brad_S

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Daniel,
You are taking a big step to get into RC heli's. I have flown nitro's for about 5 years, after a long sabbatical away from radio control. I flew a GMP Cobra many years ago.
I currently fly a Century Raven 30 and a Raptor 60 V2, and have just purchased, built, and test flown a T-Rex V2 electric micro. IMHO, you would be wise to get an RC flight simulator and get some time with that. While you are practicing, (and crashing without costing you a bunch of $$$$$$$$), you could get others input on what to go with. I am glad that I started with my 30, and a Raptor is a good little heli. It will take you far into the hobby. I don't know about the larger electrics, but this T-Rex is quite quick on the sticks, and I feel that if I would have started with an e-powered bird, I may not have been so interested in R/C heli's.
Good luck in whatever you decide.

Regards,
Brad Streeter

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