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01-23-2007 01:20 AM  10 years agoPost 1
mrjayd

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My name is JD and I live in San Diego, CA. Been wanting to get into this hobby for years and finally taking the plunge. Started out a few weeks ago by getting the RealFlight sim and boy I glad I did. I would have recked everything I got if I didn't.
Anyway, I spent 2 weekends about 10 hours a day on this thing. It sure can be addictive. I spent most of my time on that coaxial model and got to the point where I could do most anything with it so I went and purchased one. The E-Flight Blade CX2. I think I have this about mastered and I am ready to move up. I have been playing around with the one on the sim with the training wheels and can hover pretty descent if I keep it close to the ground so I think I can start playing with a real one now.
I am looking at one online that I am wondering if it would be a good start for around $400.
Anyone familiar with the model and would it be good for the next step?

http://www.discountrchelicopter.com.../BlackHawk450SE

Thanks, love this forum.......JD

BTW, anyone out there from SD that could point me in the right direction for a heli club and flight field?

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01-23-2007 02:07 AM  10 years agoPost 2
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Looks like a real nice heli. What do you get for the $400.00 ? Usually that would be too nice of a Heli for a start. Does the heli come with anything besides the heli ? ie. motor,speed control ?

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01-23-2007 02:08 AM  10 years agoPost 3
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Never seen one of these, but I've learned not to cut corners in this hobby. I spent about $2500 on three different radios before getting the 10X I really wanted in the first place. Oh, and all that in about 4 weeks . Anyway, if it fits the budget, great. Otherwise, go check out what everyone in your area is flying...cause you're gonna want some help at some point. I have a TREX 450SE and I love it...it's worth every penny to me (it's a lot cheaper to crash than anything else I have), but that might not hold true for everyone.

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01-23-2007 02:12 AM  10 years agoPost 4
mrjayd

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All aluminum upgrade version.
Ready to fly.
6 channel PPM transmitter, mini receiver
4 Mini Servos
Hobbypro head lock gyro
11.1v 2200mah Li-Poly Battery and Charger.

Yeah but from the prices I see people paying for the gear, I thought $400 was a good beginning start.

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01-23-2007 02:19 AM  10 years agoPost 5
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The price does sound right, but I think what dude is trying to say is that you should go to your local hobby shop to see if you could even get parts for it. It does sound too good to be true. The radio it comes with probably sucks. PPm sucks anyway for helis. You will get glitches and crash. You can get a brand new pcm heli radio, and a Helimax MX400 pro with everything you need to get started for $475.00 And the MX400 is the same thing as the trex just about.

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01-23-2007 02:33 AM  10 years agoPost 6
JRjoe

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I agree with Gator , go to your local hobby shop and see what they sell. Doubt they have parts for that heli, most likely they never heard of it.
Do yourself a favor and do not go cheap. That's exactly what you will get. Buy name brand stuff and you will be ok. Invest in a good radio.................


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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01-23-2007 02:40 AM  10 years agoPost 7
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You can get a Futaba 6EXH with the proper size servos that YOU request with a PCM reciever for $169.00 Thats the most inexpensive Radio That I'm aware of. BUT, take it for what it's worth. If you think your definately gonna like this hobby. Get a Spektrum DX7 Radio. Last radio you will ever buy !!!!! It's $350.00 But you would probabley have to buy servos for the proper size heli you buy. I think that radio only comes with standard size digital servos, wich you would definately use on your next heli

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01-23-2007 02:47 AM  10 years agoPost 8
JRjoe

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Yes, the DX7 is only available with the standard servos. They would be good for a beginner with a 30 size machine..........


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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01-23-2007 02:53 AM  10 years agoPost 9
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I see the DX7 for sale a lot for about $250 w/o servos. Would that be a better route to go then and buy my own? What should I expect to pay for a set of servos?
Excuse my noobiance, but what is the difference in a 30 size heli compared to say a trex 450?

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01-23-2007 03:05 AM  10 years agoPost 10
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The difference is one is Gas powered and the other is Electric. And the size. If you were to buy a Trex or a MX400 pro I would get 3 HS-55's and one HS-65 Metal gear for the tail rotor the 3 would be around $16.00 a pc. and the one would be around $38.00 But there are all kinds of different servos you can choose from but thats that price range

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01-23-2007 03:10 AM  10 years agoPost 11
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Erlier when I said PPm sucked. Thats the same thing as an FM radio. then PCM is better, then The DX7 comes with a reciver thats far beyond.

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01-23-2007 01:43 PM  10 years agoPost 12
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Mrjayd, Where do you see the DX7 for $250.00 without the servos ?

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01-23-2007 03:58 PM  10 years agoPost 13
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I have seen them on ebay for around that price and anywhere from $329-$349 with servos with free shipping.

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