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HelicopterBeginners Corner › 75 year old dad wants a heli to play with RTF with transmitter for max 250.00 or cheaper
11-29-2007 05:49 PM  9 years agoPost 1
528hemi

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Rock Tavern, NY Orange County

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My Father is 75 years old and wants a heli that he can fool around with. Has to be easy to fly..Does not have to be 3D capable and no more then 250.00, preferably cheaper.

What do you recommend that is very easy to hover and just fly around that is stable.

Thanks for the help

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11-29-2007 06:02 PM  9 years agoPost 2
michael88997

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a blade cx2... i think their like 250 at my lhs and their fun... its probably the easiest heli to hover besides a little airhogs heli

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11-29-2007 06:25 PM  9 years agoPost 3
fly4d

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The waters

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The blade cx2 for sure. They are 189.00 at my lhs. or can be bought here for 189.99
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...ProdId=EFLH1250

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11-29-2007 06:26 PM  9 years agoPost 4
CHOMP

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I would also suggest the Blade CX2. I have an e-sky Lama V3 which is similar but less expensive. However, the CX2 comes with a 2.4ghz radio which is nice and I think more Hobby Shops carry them so parts will be easier to get.

Note that it is small and light and can only be flown indoors or outside when there is NO wind.

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11-29-2007 06:35 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Gearhead

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Vt

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that would be the Century Hawk Pro for $200 or the Century Raven for $300, I know he does not need an upgraded heli, but for $300 the Raven comes with some $250 in upgrades that includes good blades, a great deal..

Jim

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11-30-2007 02:33 AM  9 years agoPost 6
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C, Canada

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200 for the kit is gunna end up at more then 225 rtf with tx..

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11-30-2007 03:12 AM  9 years agoPost 7
simages

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Cold Spring, NY

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May I suggest....

you check these out from Ka-Planes n' Kopters in Melbourne Florida, USA
Excellent prices, support and service
These are complete with everthing to fly....

$60.00 - OFly Lama Coax RTF

$65.00 - OFly Lama RC Heli

$145.00 - Honey Bee King V2 Belt Driven Tail RTF

$189.00 - Esky Belt CP RTF

$225.00 - Falcon 3D RTF

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11-30-2007 09:53 AM  9 years agoPost 8
Gyronut

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Martinsville In.

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Does your dad want a Indoor or Out heli...???

Indoor its the CX2.

Out is the Belt CP or King2.

Rick

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11-30-2007 11:24 AM  9 years agoPost 9
DJDAZ

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Perth Western Australia

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Definately with Gyronut. Inside CX2, outside the HB king 2 or Falcon RTF.

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11-30-2007 07:41 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Camp

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PA kinda. Mostly OTR driving

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May I suggest the Esky Lama V3? Add Extreme blades and it almost indestructable. Later on when your ready you can move the linkages out on the arms and it makes a respectable outdoors flyer too.

Good forward flight and patterns. I learned orientation on one and it's still a pleasure to fly. It even spent a rainy night outside when I let it get too far away at dusk. Dried it out and it flies again. Extra batteries are cheap too.

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11-30-2007 08:57 PM  9 years agoPost 11
Jimmi

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Southern Ca. U.S.A.

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I go with a blade cx too, hopefully he should be able to master it in no time. Good luck, Jimmi

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12-01-2007 05:57 AM  9 years agoPost 12
528hemi

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Rock Tavern, NY Orange County

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Thanks for all the suggestions.

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12-01-2007 07:24 AM  9 years agoPost 13
MolokaiBoy

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Lahaina, Maui,Hawaii USA

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Ill have to say the EFlite Blade CX2 is the way to go, don't forget some extra batteries cause he's gonna have so much fun one battery won't be enough.

Les
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12-01-2007 11:43 PM  9 years agoPost 14
lnverted

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Markham, Ontario - Canada

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I would recommend the Blade CX2..... he can fly it anywhere, if he is going to a vacation, he can pack it in his suitcase. It is the easiest to fly, very popular, parts are plentiful and it comes with 2.4 GHz radio.

I would also agree with MolokaiBoy, you got to get more batteries for the CX2....... 1 battery isn't enough since it is so much fun to fly around the house

Ben

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12-02-2007 12:28 AM  9 years agoPost 15
simages

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Cold Spring, NY

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Thanks for all the suggestions.
What about your Trex450SE or Dragonus II Elite?

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12-02-2007 12:33 AM  9 years agoPost 16
528hemi

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Rock Tavern, NY Orange County

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Maybe after 1 yesar of Sim training he might have a shot at the trex450se

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