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Welcome to the old mans brigade lol. This is how I see gas peceived by the nitro comunity for the most part.
I cant specualte on whats best for you, but I can tell you, that as far as quality goes, Ive yet to see anything better than a Realheli Maxum. And thats for any heli period.
I have yet to clap eyes on a Avant yet, but I have been admiring them, and I dont accept that great quality and cheap are in the same sentence.
Most people on here will give opinions on what they have, as thats what they have been exposed to, and naturally they love their heli.
If you want a cheaper purchase price and bang for your buck, IMO the Predator is a good option.
Next up is the Min Air birds, probably the lightest of the gassers out there, lighter than mine for sure lol.
Very good quality, very aerobatic as well. But it has trouble dealing with the 26cc motors for various reasons. Power to weight?? debatable, 23cc versus a possible Hanson tuned 3d Max 26cc in aheavier bird. In my mind, kind of levels the playing field to some extent.
Vario is good for scale, but empty your wallet for a plastic heli.
Not my idea of good value. Having said that, Im not knocking them, its just my pesonal opinion as to how I feel about value for money, regardless of money spent.
Then you have ASI, almost the same design as Vario, but all metal. Pick your anodized colour and order away. Nickel plate? Yep if you like. They dont sell airframes for you to build.
My understanding is that they build up each heli, with either your choice of electronics from them, or you send them your gear.
They build it AND fly/test it. They have a bumpy name in the past, but a lot of happy recent customers. So I hope they have that sorted out now. Looking at photo's of them, Im very impressed.
I have yet to see any video of them doing anything but FF and maybe a loop.
Realheli Maxum..........here we go, Im biased lol.
Best quality I have seen to date in person. Every time I look at it closely I see another well thought out design feature.
Motor is out in about 10 mins if you like. Try that with another brand.
Comes pre-built in takedown form. Everything is red locktighted from the factory.
All bearings and fixtures are stainless steel.
Helical main gears for more surface area and less noise.
Carbon boom is stock.
Glass canopy is stock, and can be pre-ordered with the kit pre-painted with painted fins.
They make their own muffler, very nice and half the cost of most others.
Wicked customer service, even though you have to order from the Phillipines (point of manufacture)
Anyways, enough of my plug.
On to Bergen.
I contunually hear of excellent customer service from them. This is worth its weight in gold when you dont know what to do next.
Either stock 710 blades or the EB with 800's.
G10 chassis for vibration absorbtion and less RF noise (Maxum do the same material for these reasons)
Still a good price if you order with the motor.
Good pool of information from other forum members, both here and elsewhere
IMO needs and update. Still has MPM, everyone else has CCPM.
Some love MPM, and other swear by CCPM. I prefer the latter.
Again, personal opinion.
Good luck with deciding which machine best suits you
For the love of the hobby