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HelicopterBeginners Corner › Starting 3D. Tempest FAI vs Stratus 3D (upgrade)​what is best?
09-16-2007 10:32 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Deadman

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Hi

I going to take me first very small steps into 3D. I'm corrently in the market for at new heli, and my choice is now between the older Tempest FAI and the new Stratus 3D with a bunch of upgrades. I don't really care about the age of the helies, I just want the one that will "help" me the most getting into 3D.

So whice is it. Tempest FAI or Stratus 3D ???

Henrik

Excuse my english, I'm from Denmark.

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09-17-2007 12:47 AM  10 years agoPost 2
airdodger

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The Stratus is lighter and sells for less and is not as expensive to crash, if you damage the head. The Tempest head is costly to put in, and a little slower then the Stratus head. If you buy the Tempest get the 3D head with the flybar upgrade. The regular 3d Tempest comes with G10 frames, if you want Carbon frames get the FAI with the 3d head, you could also get the Stratus head on any of the above.

Chris

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09-17-2007 12:26 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Deadman

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Thanks alot Chris

I didn't really think of it that way before. I'll spend a little time looking into that.

But if we look past the money issue (if thats possible in this hobby ) which one of the heli's would be the easiest/ most forgiving for me to start up with?

And a new question: Should I be looking at a completly different heli? Maybe the Avant (quiet popular here in DK)

Henrik

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09-17-2007 12:47 PM  10 years agoPost 4
airdodger

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I think the Avant is even more money. The Tempest is a little more forgiving of assembly tolerances. I have built seven and would be glad to answer any questions that I can.

Chris

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09-18-2007 01:57 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Deadman

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I'll think it over one more time before I spend alot of money

I triede doing a little 3D with my Raptor 90 yesterday, and I actually did good, so maybe I should just keep this one till I crash it.

Thanks for now
Henrik

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09-18-2007 11:11 PM  10 years agoPost 6
airdodger

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Always nice to have a backup in stock.

Chris

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09-18-2007 11:38 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Deadman

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SO TRUE !!!!! I had 8 weeks with only an old 30'er because of a crash with my 90

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09-18-2007 11:47 PM  10 years agoPost 8
Ray Fernandez

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My money would be on the Stratus. Since you still have a Rappy 90, use that to get more use to the 3D flying.

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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09-19-2007 01:04 AM  10 years agoPost 9
glo6655

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I fly a Stratus tempest, extreme and a rappy 90se my money is on the Stratus it flys so good, Hope it last.



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09-21-2007 01:21 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Deadman

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Thank you all for the input.

I'll decided to go with the stratus or Avant. The Avant because I might have one here i DK for 900$ airframe only. It sounds like a good deal, and it's 30min drive from where I live.

Anybody tried both the Stratus and the Avant?

Thanks
Henrik

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09-27-2007 10:17 AM  10 years agoPost 11
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Just to keep you guys up to date, now that you so kindly spend your time helping me out here,,,,,,, I ended up with an Avant Carbon Extream with alot of bling bling

I will for sure still be looking for a good deal on a Stratus after what you guys have told me about it.

If anyone has any tips and tricks for the Avant, please post it here.

My setup will be:
CX Avant
Radix main
9252 all around
611/9650
Rev max
YS 91 ST / MP (maybe Viperhead)

Thanks
Henrik

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