Hi from France
I've read almost 50% of the Rave topics since yesterday, so now I write my own I'm very pleased to make it
A little presentation
My name is Jean (John), I'm 32 years old and start flying RC planes and gliders at 13 years old. After a very long break of ten years, I started Heli with a Honey Bee FP 1.5 year ago. I tuned it with Bruhless and belt system, and it was able to make great aerobatics. After that, I buyed a 3DX450/F and flyed it 2 months. I runed it with Z10A/3S/phoenix35. Great setup for sport flying, but not enough power to my taste. It's ok for flips, loops, rolls, but very just for tictocs. And some belt problem since one month on the 3DX makes me crash and cause me awful headaches
I really love heli, it's increase day by day So I want a better Heli, a nice built machine with great quality parts, and very great flight capabilities. So....at first I look at the G5, then the Trex500....then G5, and then the RAAAAAAAVE
I felt in love with this Heli when I saw the real first videos. Lot of qualities in this little machine.
So I decide to sell my helis to have enough money to buy the Next-D.
Because... I want my Rave to come true In France we call a "dream" a "rêve", and we pronounce it almost like "rave"
So in one week or two my dream will come true
Now some setups discussion
I kept some of my electronics to install them in the Rave:
-CC Phoenix 35
-Z10A for try it with 4S
I sell my 3 HS65MG to buy digital servos because I want more torque, speed and precision, and in case of a future fbl conversion. I'm on budget, so I'll go with 3 Align DS410. I've got one and it's very powerfull and fast. On the tail, I will buy a DS520 for the same reasons. Certainly JR3500G is better, but too expensive for me. DS520 has good specs and feedback.
At the begining, I want to run the 325 blades because of the Phoenix 35. Later I'll buy a 45 ESC and certainly go with 350. So I think I'll try to deal with shop to replace the 2221-6 in the kit by a 2221-08. In 3S setup it will be more cool with my ESC and flights time, and it offers the possibility to run 4S lipos on 350 blades later. If it turns under 50000 rpm of course, I've read topics conscienciously
My level is not extreme, I make loops, rolls, immelmans, flips and start tictocs. On sim, I make inverted flying and my first chaos (it's a great feeling)
So I think that start on 3S, learn 3D tricks, and later switch on 4S is a good approach, and I learn quickly because of my plane/glider past.
Your comments on my setup project is very welcome.