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08-09-2007 05:18 PM  10 years agoPost 1
JoshL

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Worthington, MN -​USA

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Hi guys, I am just getting interested in getting in to the Heli hobby. Iv been in the R/C cars and trucks fro quite sometime but it is time to broaden my interests. I have purchased a RealFlight G3.5 simulator and have not flown on it a huge amount but am getting ok at flying but still have some work to do and more time behind the PC/Radio. Anyways I am looking at getting the following equipment and am wanting to make sure that what i am thinking will work for a beginner. I am looking at just learning the basics and will upgrade stuff as needed. I am trying to do this at under lets say the $1400 mark to start with but anyways here is what i am looking at:

-Raptor 50 Titan w/o engine
-O.S. 50 Hyper engine
-Spektrum DX7 Heli Radio (Would love the Futaba 7C but i have no idea when that will come out)
4 - DS821 servos for head movement and Throttle
Torque: 72 oz/in @ 4.8v
Speed: .19 sec/60deg @ 4.8v
(Will these servos work fine for basic hovering and basic flying? I do plan to upgrade them to Futaba 9252's before i do any 3D or fast forward flight and what not. Just want to keep the initial cost as low as possible)
-Futaba GY401 Gyro with 9254 Servo
-4.8v receiver battery
-Term escaped me but the second little fuel tank
-I have a Glow igniter from the trucks
-Extended Starter shaft
-I have a Roto-Start from my brothers HPI Savage so if you think that will work I can use it. Otherwise I was thinking getting a flight box like this [url=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXL419&P=0] That has the Starter, fuel pump, fuel tube, power panel, battery + Charger, and tote

What do you guys think will this equipment get me flying?

Thanks for you inputs
Josh

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08-09-2007 05:32 PM  10 years agoPost 2
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C,​Canada

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i would say to get the 9252s right away, just use expo when starting out. also you want a decent mah battery, digital servo drain them faster, i have a 2400 mah nicad and it give me 6 flights. Everything else looks good.

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08-09-2007 05:41 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Doug

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start up

That setup will get you going. you might need some blades and a remote glow adapter. The servos need to have ball bearing support and plastic gears stay tight longer than metal. You will need a Gyro (and a governor would be nice). The tank term is "header tank" . The TR servo needs to be fast (digital with suitable Governor). Welcome

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08-10-2007 02:06 AM  10 years agoPost 4
herby8860

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Actually the titan comes with a header tank. The DS821's will be fine to start with (plus they come with the radio). To learn on the wood blades that come with the Titan will be fine no need to buy carbon blades right away. I take it the 4.8 reciver pack is the 1100 mah that comes with the radio ? It will give you about 4 flights between recharging. The only other thing your missing is find a local club. You cant imagine how much help it is to have experienced people to help you out.

Jason

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08-10-2007 03:37 AM  10 years agoPost 5
xxl

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Go with the futaba those DS 821 will break do some serching in the servo section and you will see many stories i had one break my self

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08-10-2007 08:17 PM  10 years agoPost 6
JoshL

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Worthington, MN -​USA

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The guy at my hobby shop has been flying Heli's for like 7 years i think he said and he is more than willing to assist me in learning and setup. He has the Raptor on hand and has one of his own and carries parts for them at his hobby shop. Once I get going in the bobby I will probably join the flying club to get to know more guys that have heli's.

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08-11-2007 12:28 PM  10 years agoPost 7
jal250r

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Mankato, MN, US

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Funny thing I am also new to this hobby and I also have a Raptor 50 titan I haven't flowen yet. I live just up the road in Mankato. From the people I have talked too, have told me FLIGHT SIM ,SIM ,SIM alot, Make sure someone helps you with set up and at least your first few flights, plastic blade grips are good for new pilots they have more give. Wood blades are fine till you start to get daring. Get a very good gyro. Fut.401 seems to be highly recommened. Wish I could help more but this all I know

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08-11-2007 01:14 PM  10 years agoPost 8
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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Ditch those servos, it will cost less to get decent servos than to fix the helicopter because an output shaft shears off.

Esprit Models sells the radios w/o servos.

Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com

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08-11-2007 01:45 PM  10 years agoPost 9
lrogers

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Mobile, Al

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I think you'll be happy that you decided on a 50 size helo to learn on. They fly nice, have decent stability and are easy to see. I'll also add vote for the 9252's, good servos.

Larry Rogers - R/C Helicopter Pilot

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