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12-14-2008 08:08 PM  9 years agoPost 1
JetFire

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I've noticed allot of the same topics keep popping up lately so I thought I'd throw this in here because I haven't even heard of this thing. I came upon this particular heli just recently and did a search but I'm still not clear as to why this particular heli is not as mainstream as everything else. Its not one that I'll personally own myself but I would think its a better option than a coaxial heli that seem to be more popular. Whats wrong with it?.. LoL. According to the manufacture's website it appears to be very rugged in which will benefit someone who is starting out. However, it looks to good to be true. This thing withstands impact like the Military aircraft A-10 WartHog. Any first hand info that will help the next potential buyer?

http://www.litemachines.com/model_main.swf

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12-14-2008 08:25 PM  9 years agoPost 2
BeltFedBrowning

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They were good heli's. I bought mine in the spring of 1998. They are now concentrating on their military business and support for the helis is on the back burner.

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12-14-2008 08:25 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Gulf Driver

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Your link does not work. Anyway I had 2 LM's when they first came out several years ago with the gas 09 engine. Parts are cheep and the heli is almost crash proof! the only weak link was the servo gears striping out. But that was a easy fix.I just put metal gear kits in the servos & problem was solved. I would let friends try it out that had never flown a R/C heli with good results and a good laugh!! Not sure what the new one's look like, resend your link.

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12-14-2008 08:42 PM  9 years agoPost 4
JetFire

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Sorry about the link. I've tried it myself and it seems to be working. If you google it, the link will show up too.

This is some good info. Just wondering why no one ever speaks of it or recommends it to anyone. If product support is the issue.. well then, that explains it. With that aside, looks to be a tough heli.


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12-14-2008 08:48 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Mutt

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link works for me too

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12-14-2008 09:39 PM  9 years agoPost 6
GOTI

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I actually learned on the 120 electric version and it served me very well while learning (actually still have it but no longer fly it). Many of my crashes with this bird I could simply straighten out the blades and take off again.

One of the reasons it is so durable in a crash it because it is a fixed pitch machine. This is also the reason I eventually outgrew it and moved on to more capable machines.

Even though this was a good bird I would probably recommend someone starting out to go with a collective pitch machine. This gives the pilot a machine they can grow into.

Just my $.02

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12-15-2008 12:04 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Jeff polisena

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Brings back memories for me

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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