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01-23-2007 05:34 PM  10 years agoPost 1
mrjayd

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Read some threads here that the Swift heli's are one of the easiest to learn on. After a sim of course....:-)
So which model should I look in to?

Thanks.........JD

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01-23-2007 05:46 PM  10 years agoPost 2
AV8TOR

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What is your skill level and budget?

If skill level is beginner I would suggest the stock ARF (unless you want to build it all then get the kit). Parts are cheap and flys great. No sense replacing carbon parts during the learning cycle. If you have a higher budget and or you are a 3D flyer you can use the larger 620 carbon.

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01-23-2007 06:21 PM  10 years agoPost 3
mrjayd

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Well I can fly the coaxial models with no problem so I was thinking of this next?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...94823&rd=1&rd=1

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01-23-2007 11:38 PM  10 years agoPost 4
AV8TOR

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Stepping up from coaxials that is the one you would want.

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01-24-2007 04:20 AM  10 years agoPost 5
mrjayd

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So this should be one of the easiest to train on after a coaxial? I was thinking of grabbing a DX7 also. With the servos that come with it work with this heli? The ad says I need a motor battery also. What brand and size do I need for this guy?

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01-24-2007 01:26 PM  10 years agoPost 6
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Coaxial heli’s are extremely stable don’t expect any collective pitch machines to be that stable. With that said the Swift especially with slower head speeds are quite stable and offer you more time for correction. As with any CP machine some sim time and an experienced pilot handy will help.
As for the servos you can use most any standard sized servo. Digitals will offer better centering. I hear good things about the DX7 so you should be happy with it.
As for batteries you have lots of options. The Lipo’s will be the lightest and provide you with the maximum power but are the most expensive. Many use Emoli cells and make your own packs and the A123 cells are very similar. Both types were designed for cordless drills. They are heavier but are almost 1/3 the price. Do some searches on the forum to get better informed.
There is a forum on RunRyder just for the Swift. If you have not been there I suggest you do. http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/f77p1/

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01-24-2007 01:50 PM  10 years agoPost 7
MikeC

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I have a Swift and am very happy with it. It's a very stable heli although as stated it won't be like a coaxial.

Get the kit. A beginner needs the experience of building a heli from a kit. The manual does a pretty good job of explaining things and there's also swift-tuning.com and heli-freak.com which have a lot of good info, including build videos. I'm running a 7S emoli pack on mine and although I haven't been abale to get a lot of flight testing yet due to the cold temps here it looks like it's going to be a winner.

Mike

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01-24-2007 02:03 PM  10 years agoPost 8
AV8TOR

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MikeC I am curious myself and mrjayd asked about servos, are you using the stock DX7 servos with yours?

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01-24-2007 04:29 PM  10 years agoPost 9
MikeC

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I'm using the Hitec HS-5625MG that were on my Evo 50 and I just put a Futaba 9650 on the tail but I haven't yet flown it with the new tail servo. I also had to switch out the gyro. My Fut 401 went south so I just put my 240 on and haven't flown it with the 240.

I don't see why the 821's that come with the DX7 wouldn't work.

Mike

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01-24-2007 05:08 PM  10 years agoPost 10
mrjayd

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Well, I am planning on buying a kit at some point but probably wait until I learn to fly better and buy a gas kit and take my time building it to learn how everything works.
So my gameplan is to get this swift heli and a DX7 to start. Probably gonna need some help in installing and setting up the servos and radio.
What is the gyro I keep reading about. Am I going to need one of these also for this new setup?

Thanks...........JD

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01-24-2007 06:24 PM  10 years agoPost 11
mrjayd

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Is this a good price for the model I listed above? I have been seeing some online in the $200 range. Maybe those are different models?

Thanks..................JD

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01-25-2007 02:11 AM  10 years agoPost 12
Ronald Thomas

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I would look around for deals on individual parts and then find someone who will price match so you only pay shipping once!. NITRORCHOBBIES on ebay will. Also look at the century 600+ motor. Better motor for about the same price.

Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!

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