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12-12-2008 03:42 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Melnic

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Although I'm enjoying flying the Gaui indoors and I"ve still got my cheap ebay striker 100 project moving, I Just sold something on ebay, now Looking for a Walkera 4#3B so I have yet ANOTHER indoor heli to play w/ over the winter. I've found that I can get 10-15 minutes of garage flying as my kids are at the bus stop in the morning across the street.

Suggestions on where to get?
Spare parts? (Motor, blades?)

Thx

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12-12-2008 03:50 PM  9 years agoPost 2
yellowaircraft

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If you prefer Hong Kong
http://www.miracle-mart.com is my favourite

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12-12-2008 04:15 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Melnic

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BTW, what is the difference between a 4#3, 4#3B?
Is one more stable? B version is almost 2X the cost.

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12-12-2008 05:02 PM  9 years agoPost 4
yellowaircraft

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4#3b is the upgraded metal version of 4#3... Swashplate & head is metal. And I think they upgraded the main motor too.And it's 2.4 Ghz.

About stability check my 4#3b flight at home. It's a 4#3b.
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/17485...4_3b_stability/

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12-12-2008 07:25 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Melnic

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If you prefer Hong Kong
http://www.miracle-mart.com is my favourite
Out of stock of blades and motors...grrr.

Currently looking at ehirobo and hobbywing

I want to get:
2.4Ghz 4#3B
2 sets blades
2 spare main motors
1 spare tail motor
Extra battery.

HobbyWing + EMS shipping $155

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12-12-2008 08:14 PM  9 years agoPost 6
tryan02

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wowhobbies.com

No Really I am the club President!!!

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12-12-2008 08:47 PM  9 years agoPost 7
yellowaircraft

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http://www.chinesejade.com/walkera_Heli.htm
try this one out Melnic

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12-13-2008 01:10 AM  9 years agoPost 8
!2Old2Fly

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Stay away from the 4#3. It's the old design (v1), and has some serious flaws. Stay with either the 4#3A or B.
The A is rumored to fly a little better. The head is the same design as the B except it's plastic, and lighter. But the B has the alum. head done in red. So it's a favorite.

The other option to look at is the 4G3. The CP version, with full Bell-Hiller mixing. Supposed to be a good ultra small 3D bird. It's a bit bigger than the 4#3, but still smaller than the EP100's.

Retailers:
Second on Chinese Jade. Excellent customer service, and he only charges $5 shipping!

Some other retailers:

hobby-wing.com $104.98 China
Ebay - heyanbin2005 $89 China (EMS shipping $55)
besthobbysite $89 Hong Kong
ehirobo.com $99.99 Hong Kong (parts)
chinesejade.com $145 Hong Kong (cheaper shipping+parts)
Chinese Jade
helipal.com $119 Hong Kong (parts)
Ebay - helirus $99.99 Boston, MA
Ebay - 11bkm $99.99 Fortworth, TX
wowhobbies.com $99 Orange, CA (parts)
eastcoasthobbies.com $138 Australia (parts)
Ebay - vivahobby $159 Toronto,ONT
rchobbyhelicopter.com Az.

Watch the prices, they change regularly, and some compensate their low prices with high shipping. Figure to spend about $145-150 for one by the time you get it to your door.

Good Luck!

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12-13-2008 01:18 AM  9 years agoPost 9
simages

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That about all of them except .... rotofever
excellent customer service and quick ship

AMA No: SIMAGES

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12-13-2008 01:20 AM  9 years agoPost 10
!2Old2Fly

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=>4G3<=

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12-13-2008 03:42 AM  9 years agoPost 11
toolman18

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Wow. Yellow. Its like you were using your mind to control the heli. Very very nice.

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12-13-2008 01:06 PM  9 years agoPost 12
yellowaircraft

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Thanks toolman

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12-13-2008 03:45 PM  9 years agoPost 13
tutelar-rc

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Get the 4#3B - I got the 4#3A and was burning through plastic head parts. Upgraded to the CNC aluminum head, and haven't broken a part since (and I do a lot of wall bashing!).

Happy Flying!

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12-13-2008 09:32 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Melnic

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I head the main motor wear out early but how about the tail motors?
Someone on another forum told me to change out the tail every 2 main motors.

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12-14-2008 12:01 AM  9 years agoPost 15
yellowaircraft

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I changed one main motor. I am @ flight #91 now. I have no problem with the tail motor.
One tip: If you see your main motor is dying, spray s sip of WD40 into the motor. That'll get another 10-20 flights out of a dying main motor.
Oh and do not forget to buy a heat sink for the main motor. It does not come with one.

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12-14-2008 02:14 AM  9 years agoPost 16
tutelar-rc

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I put 2 heat sinks on the main motor; one at the top and one at the bottom. Heat sinks are from the tail of a BCPP. Keeps the main from over-heating, and I find that I get great life out of it...

Tail motor life isn't too bad. I just change the tail motor when it completely fails. This heli is very robust, so a crash caused by a failed tail motor is no big deal.

Happy Flying!

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12-15-2008 12:22 AM  9 years agoPost 17
Melnic

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Could you be so kind to post links to the exact heat sink to get?
They clip on?

thx!

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12-15-2008 12:59 PM  9 years agoPost 18
yellowaircraft

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http://www.chinesejade.com/walkera4_3_A_B.htm

close to the bottom of the page. A big picture, you won't miss it

Yes they clip on

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12-15-2008 03:18 PM  9 years agoPost 19
Melnic

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Thx fellas.
I ordered the stuff this morning.
Hobbywing for the heli
Chinease jade for the spare parts and heat sink.

David

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12-15-2008 04:07 PM  9 years agoPost 20
!2Old2Fly

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Just for future reference. The heatsink for the tail motor of a Blade CP will also work. The can is the same size.

Melnic
You're going to love/hate the little critter!
Congrats!

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