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09-15-2007 01:21 AM  10 years agoPost 1
jinx

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hi all, it's been 15 yrs since i was into helis. i only did basic flying only. i've been thinking real hard about getting back into it. now i have RF-G3. i have been thinking about the knight 50 or the caliber 5. i want something i can just assemble from box stock and not worry about tail coming apart and things like that from the box. any suggestions?...thank you....Rick

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09-15-2007 01:49 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Yug

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Most of the current helis are pretty good with most of the bugs usually associated with earlier generations of helis ironed out. It largely comes down to how well you build the heli. deatils, datels, details

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09-15-2007 02:06 AM  10 years agoPost 3
petmotel

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DeKalb, IL.

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deatils, details, details

Exactly!

Jay

Oh yeah, Knight Sport is a very nice flyer for a very inexpensive price, and inexpensive parts prices makes it an outstanding value.

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09-15-2007 02:57 AM  10 years agoPost 4
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C, Canada

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i am in the midst of assembling and setting up a pantera 50, and so far its looking great. Also the customer support is superior. chec the audacity forums and see.

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09-15-2007 03:29 AM  10 years agoPost 5
jinx

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Maryland, u.s.a.

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yea, i looked at the pantera too but its about $100.00 more. but i guess you get what you pay for. i'm still undecided at the moment though..thanks guys!!

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09-15-2007 03:52 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Rodney

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St.Cloud,Florida

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Dont always think you get what you pay for. check out the knight 50 sport real hard.

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09-15-2007 05:28 AM  10 years agoPost 7
relax1

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Tampa, FL

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Get the trex600n sport. Sell for $400.00 . Very happy with mine.

Luis

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09-15-2007 05:54 AM  10 years agoPost 8
Tyler

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Chicagoland area

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Knight 50

Consider buying TWO Knight 50 sport kits for $500 compared to a single T-rex sport for $400. Build one kit and keep the second for spares. Remember, the Knight 50 sport comes mostly assembled in sub groups right out of the box so you could slap on a complete tail box assembly, a complete head assembly, a complete drive train stack, a complete radio tray assembly, etc. if you damage something on the flying machine. I then repair the damaged assemblies when I get home. This is what I do and it keeps me in the air much more.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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09-15-2007 06:36 AM  10 years agoPost 9
legoman67

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Consider buying TWO Knight 50 sport kits for $500 compared to a single T-rex sport for $400
how do i get a deal like that? if i knew that i woulda bought knight!..

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09-15-2007 06:44 AM  10 years agoPost 10
bwerneth

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As Yug said most of the 50 size helicopters out there would work just fine. The Pantera 50 or the Raptor Titan are both great choices. If cost is more of a driving factor then Tyler is correct to suggest the Knight 50. The Knight 50 is a good helicopter and at a lower price. One thing about getting a Pantera, Titan or even a Sceadu Evo is that by building it, you will have a better understanding of how your heli works. If you put it together yourself then you know it's done wright.

Brad

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09-15-2007 06:50 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Tyler

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heliszone dot com

scroll down to the knight 50 picture and you will see it listed for $250. They offer free shipping on larger orders. $250x2 = $500. Great deal.

Tyler

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09-15-2007 07:54 AM  10 years agoPost 12
bobog

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My recommendation is simple, get a 50 size heli, and get the one that they have parts for at you LHS, nothing sucks more than needing a $3 part you have to wait a week for in order to fly.

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09-15-2007 09:58 AM  10 years agoPost 13
tlankford01

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Amarillo, TX 79110

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T-Rex 600 either way or both. Cheap, easy and an awesome machine. The perfect date.

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09-15-2007 10:52 AM  10 years agoPost 14
ppridday

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Detroit Lakes MN

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Another thought is to see what the local pilots are flying. It is always good to have experienced help setting up your heli and also there tends to be a better stash of spares about if and when you stuff it in.

Just my $.02

Paul

"There's someone in my head, but it's not me..."

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09-15-2007 12:00 PM  10 years agoPost 15
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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My recommendation is simple, get a 50 size heli, and get the one that they have parts for at you LHS, nothing sucks more than needing a $3 part you have to wait a week for in order to fly.
If anyone took that advice around here until recently all we would be flying is Kyosho when Great Planes sold them, or Blade CX2s. I can have parts in a couple days from Ricks by priority mail and now Hobby Town opened and they stock stuff. Don't limit yourself if the LHS doesn't have a good selection.

Andy
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http://www.jaxrc.com

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09-15-2007 03:30 PM  10 years agoPost 16
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C, Canada

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My recommendation is simple, get a 50 size heli, and get the one that they have parts for at you LHS, nothing sucks more than needing a $3 part you have to wait a week for in order to fly.
i would be a planker if i followed that advice.

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09-15-2007 05:22 PM  10 years agoPost 17
tlankford01

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Amarillo, TX 79110

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Our LHS is completely unreliable for heli parts. 99% of my items come from the web. You can can't on your hands the number of heli pilots in Amarillo. So there is no LHS support here.

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09-18-2007 09:37 PM  10 years agoPost 18
bobog

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MV, WA

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Wow, I must be spoiled having a good hobby store close to me. I did not realize that they were so rare.

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09-18-2007 09:41 PM  10 years agoPost 19
ppridday

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Detroit Lakes MN

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Luckier than you know....

Paul

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09-18-2007 10:22 PM  10 years agoPost 20
kevinymarvin

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Mexico

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Get the helimax Kinetic, its cheap and tower have almost all the parts in stock

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