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12-02-2005 06:33 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Jayson311

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I am getting a heli. I have no idea what I can get. I am looking to spend around $300. Should I get gas or electric? I just wanna fly it around my field. Also I want a good solid machine. I am not sure about this differece between gas and electric. Any help on what I should get and so on would be great. Also is 300 enough?

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12-02-2005 06:42 PM  12 years agoPost 2
blockatvalpo

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You won't find a good heli set-up for $300. A good tx alone will cost that much. I would suggest buying a simulator either the g3 or reflex and playing with it until you have the funds to get what you want. Going cheap in this hobby never works in your favor. You probably won't want a gas heli to start with, either nitro or electric. Gas helis run just like your lawn-mower, nitro run on nitromethane (spelling), and then you have electric. You can get a good T-rex set-up heli and radio from modefo's for a little over $900. Then you will need some cash for extra batteries and spare parts. The bigger the heli, the more expensive it is to fix.

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12-02-2005 08:01 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Rogerm069

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Profile

You might want to fill out your profile as it helps everyone to help you better, like pointing you to people in your area who will assist you on a one on one basis.

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12-02-2005 08:05 PM  12 years agoPost 4
jb_turner

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$300 not enough.

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12-02-2005 08:11 PM  12 years agoPost 5
jkru

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He can get a shuttle used? There still an ok machine. I sold my rappy 50 for 250 without TX? Might be able to do a shogun V1 used with Hitech Tx or somthing like that. I would put a WTB in the classifieds here. I had a Shuttle with everything and a shogun with everything I would have sold you but there gone. You can do it for 300 dollars, just keep in mind that that wont include all the tools and field equipment.

http://ecsvr.com/mta/shopexd.asp?id=2506

JKru

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12-02-2005 09:23 PM  12 years agoPost 6
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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I bought a Hummingbird v3 for $200 shipped ready to fly... It got me hovering and doing small flights. A new Blade cp is only $219. With the 6 channel radio and that has collective pitch. Both of these are small electrics about 20" long but will get you flying on a windless day in your field. I would getr a simulator too as it will save you ALOT of money in parts from crashes....
You have to remember one thing about a helicopter. It won't fly unless you fly it, so you had better know how that is done before you try to fly....Ask me how I know that.............

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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12-02-2005 09:26 PM  12 years agoPost 7
wolfdad

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Southern Maryland

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Jayson,
Unfortunately, you have heard the voices....not much can be had for $300. That having been said, don't turn away discouraged. Take that $300 and put some penny's, nickles and dimes with it and, soon you will be on your way. Bottom line to get you off the ground is a solid $1000 between a decent radio, kit and engine, plus the ground support gear you will need. And, while you are putting the money back for the heli, why don't you drop some of that money on a SIM and start learning to fly for virtually free. By the time you get your heli, get it built and set up, you'll be ready to put it in a hover first time out.

wolfdad sends.....

"There are those who have...and, those who will" IRCHA #2117, AMA #70068, Turbine Waiver #105

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12-02-2005 11:33 PM  12 years agoPost 8
wurthless

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Redding Ca.

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There is the choice of an electric indoor heli ,,,like the Hirobo XRB at the top of this forum header

QUICK! ,,,can someone turn the gravity off for just a second,,,,

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12-02-2005 11:35 PM  12 years agoPost 9
jkru

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Seattle, WA

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I agree with Wolfdad. That is your better option.

JKru

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12-03-2005 12:19 AM  12 years agoPost 10
shihan

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Oneida, N.Y.

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help

Jayson, if interested..

pm me I have got a venture only y had five flights on it. I will give it to you all you will need is to supply the electronics. . Comes witha OS 50 only five flights also.
Shihan

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