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03-12-2003 09:34 AM  14 years agoPost 1
oneshot

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Well I am sitting here looking at the many parts I have just swept up off of the floor and have come to the conclusion that tomorrow I am gettind a sim. Don't feel too badly for me....it was a used fixed pitch Pic. I figured how hard could it be. Well I was doing pretty good until I turned off the Eclipse and the little bastard launched itself accross the control room. Piccolo vs Breaker Panel.....and the winner is?
So you see now I have time to start building another heli and I need some advice. I am planning on starting with an electric and I have some options and ideas. I am considering the following heli's. New voyager E; New logo 10; RTF Logo 20 that is really sweet but it will take me a while to save up for it(unless my bike sells this weekend). There is another route to go and that is finding Raptor sans engine and converting it to a brushless setup. In the meantime I will use the sim and read the input from all of you veterans out there. Ive been lurking on this site for quite a while and just joined a while ago. It sounds like you have a pretty good group and I see that a sense of humor is almost a requirement in R/C Helicopters.

Oh and mizcroft.........lookin' good

Boyd

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03-12-2003 09:44 AM  14 years agoPost 2
FinnDave

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I had a Voyger E a couple of years ago and I certainly wouldn't wish it on a beginner. Short flight times and very easy to break compared to a 30 size glow model.

There may be better E-helis out there, but I am not about to try one to find out!

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-12-2003 10:24 AM  14 years agoPost 3
Al Magaloff

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I agree Dave. A heli without collective pitch is just plain awful to fly. The Raptor electric looks good, but needs some big buck batteries. For learning purposes, you will get much further with the glow heli.

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03-12-2003 10:42 AM  14 years agoPost 4
oneshot

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Al....I understand thag fuel is probably a better way to go however I have noise constraints where I am.

Boyd

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03-12-2003 10:51 AM  14 years agoPost 5
FinnDave

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Actually, Al, the Voyager E does have collective, but it is still too fragile and the flight times too short to be of much use to a beginner. I think that if one HAD to start with an electric, it would be a lot more expensive than glow.

Then again, I am an old fart who thinks that electrics are a complete waste of time

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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