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12-28-2008 02:11 AM  8 years agoPost 1
cgage

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Memphis Tennessee​USA

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I just wasted some money on a real cheap unit. NOw I'd like to find something that works. I saw a Exceed RC G2 premium Edition in a price range I can afford. I also saw a Honey Bee (ESky King 3) which was similer. I was told to make sure the rear motor was belt driven which these are. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I am a school teacher and use rc planes to teach and motivate my students.
I hope that I havnt gone outside of the guidelines - not talking about specifc prices , just want to know if I'm in the right direction.
Thanks

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12-28-2008 02:14 AM  8 years agoPost 2
MMike

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I hope that I havnt gone outside of the guidelines
No problem

Can you hover? If you can, the King 3 might be perfect for you.

If you are still learning to hover, a Coax type might be a better first heli.

Say, an E-Sky Lama 3 for example.

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12-28-2008 02:15 AM  8 years agoPost 3
george0079

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USA

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You're definately on the right track. Having a "Driven" tail is alot better than an electric motor.

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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12-29-2008 03:14 AM  8 years agoPost 4
dbldins

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Danville,Ky.

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I'd shy away from exceed. Lots of electronics issues. Had an original G2 it never flew. Friend bought an exceed car which had a range of 6 inches till I put a traxxas reciever in it.

I'm addicted to flying! Seriously!! I need rehelihab!

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12-29-2008 03:29 AM  8 years agoPost 5
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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I'd shy away from exceed. Lots of electronics issues.
i'll second that. more trouble than it's worth. i have an exceed heli, paid about $100. took about 4 times that to make it flyable and it's still junk.

fly it like you stole it

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12-29-2008 09:24 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Aaron1100us

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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I had a honey bee king V2. Wasted so much money on it in upgrades and repairs and it still flew horrible. Spend money on a good SIM like Phoenix and save up for a decent heli. Used isn't always a bad idea. The bigger the heli, the more stable. But that can also mean more costly repairs depending on what heli it is.

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12-29-2008 03:03 PM  8 years agoPost 7
cgage

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Memphis Tennessee​USA

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Thanks for all your help. I'll wait until I can afford a good one. Someone recommended an E-Flite Blade 400. Does anyone disagree with that choice?

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12-29-2008 04:01 PM  8 years agoPost 8
chris6414

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Sneads Ferry, NC USA

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ESky and Exceed

I have to chime in on Exceed and Esky. I had a Belt CP that flew just fine and was a blast. The only weak point was the ESky ESC. Some were good some were not. I put in a Cheap Dynam 30 amper and flew it like that for a year in Iraq with no issues. The Exceed brand is made up of a few manufacturers. The Raptor g2 is a relabeled Wakera 36. Not a good brand, electronics wise in my experience but can be made to fly with a brushless motor and better electronics. The best value I have seen is the Ecxeed Revolution 450. It is a Belt CP with HH gyro, TRex style canopy and an Exceed transmitter and receiver. I loved the transmitter as it is "Futaba like" and came with both airplane a helo functions with manual swash set-ups. It is not a computer radio, but it is the next best thing and flew the Revolution with great range and performance. All this for $300 is a good deal in my opinion. As with the Belt though, a $30 dynam ESC or better, would be in order. I have not flown a King,V2 or V3 but they seem just fine from what I have read as long as they are brushless and the receiver ant is set up right. My point is you can get a decent collective 450 set up for under $400. The Blade 400 in the next step as it come with a 2.4 Ghz transmitter which makes it a great deal at $400.

http://www.raidentech.com/re4506rerare.html

Century Hawk Sport, OS .32, Futaba 7C, GY-601 9251
Predator Gasser SE G-23, Fut 3010 servos, JR gyro/servo

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12-29-2008 06:09 PM  8 years agoPost 9
JRjoe

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Jonesville , IN ​USA #1

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The Blade 400 would be an excellent choice.

Usually you can fine then new for around $419.99

Maybe even less.

10 times better than those other cheapo internet specials. Most good hobby shops will stock parts too.


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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12-29-2008 10:35 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Eagle2bravo

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Out flying somewhere

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+1 for the blade 400. flys well out of the box...plus you can change stuff in the future to improve them even more. For example, better servos, and a better gyro and carbon blades. They also have lots of upgrades for the head.

T-rex 600n super pro , Trex 450 se, Gaui 200, Trex 500, Blade cx, . "If ya plant corn, ya get c

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12-31-2008 08:06 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Harmatchis

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Tucson, AZ &​Rochester, NY USA

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If you're open to buying used, keep your eye out for good deals in the RR classifieds. You might find a Blade 400 there if that's what you're looking for, or maybe look into a Trex 450 or a Mini Titan e325 - you can sometimes find great deals in the classifieds! Good luck!

Harmatchis

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12-31-2008 07:57 PM  8 years agoPost 12
mlucia

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Essex Jct., Vermont

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You know, I will say another +1 for the Blade 400. I took one for a spin at the end of the summer and have to say it flew great for all intents and purposes.
Should bring you a long way from learning to lite 3d.

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01-01-2009 03:57 AM  8 years agoPost 13
cgage

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Memphis Tennessee​USA

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Again, thanks for everyone's help. I have a question about simulators: Do you have to have a remote alraedy? I plan to get a Blade 400 after I pratice on the sim and on my cheap co-ax's. Will I need a Blade remote to practice on the remote. That's assuming that I get a Phoenix or similer. Does the Phoenix come with control's?
Thanks
Happy New Year

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01-01-2009 04:00 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Heli 770

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You have to use your own Tx with the Phoenix.

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01-01-2009 06:46 AM  8 years agoPost 15
Harmatchis

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Tucson, AZ &​Rochester, NY USA

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RealFlight comes with a transmitter that plugs into your computer via USB. I'm pretty sure you can also use your heli's transmitter with RealFlight by connecting it through the transmitter that comes with the program.

Harmatchis

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