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01-16-2011 03:09 PM  7 years agoPost 1
CUJO

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San Angelo, TX

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...buy a receiver ready heli. The "gyro" is practiacaly junk with no detailed instructions, and after a ground strike with the rotorblades becasue a servo alread stripped it's gears, a servo is junk and makes me feel like I should go buy all new servos.

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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01-16-2011 03:24 PM  7 years agoPost 2
helismash

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Gloversville, NY - Fulton

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What did you buy?

Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL

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01-16-2011 05:08 PM  7 years agoPost 3
CUJO

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I bought a e325 Titan receiver ready set-up.

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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01-18-2011 03:38 PM  7 years agoPost 4
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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sounds like you got a lemon. Did you buy it new or used? I definately recommend tearing it down and rebuilding it just to make sure everything is working properly

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-18-2011 03:44 PM  7 years agoPost 5
helismash

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+1^ I like to tear mine down as well if I buy used. If for no other reason, it gives me piece of mind.

Hey, Who put the ground there!
T-Rex 500/T-Rex 600N FBL/T-Rex 600E PRO/T-Rex 700N/T-Rex 700FBL

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01-18-2011 06:57 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Heli0228

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Ripplemead, Va

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heli 325

I have 325 and it is great little heli, if you have junk servo's then your heli will not fly well, the gyro needs to be good also. The heli is only as good as the parts.. I have DS 285 Jr servo's and a 401gyro and it fly's great.

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01-18-2011 10:39 PM  7 years agoPost 7
CUJO

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San Angelo, TX

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well I thought (of course) that I'ld save a little money and get a full kit from the manufacture ignoring my common sense and just getting the basic kit and piecing it together. Needless to say I have 3 metal geared micro servos on order, will see how they work, then decide on a better gyro as I think my spinning problems came down to a reverse switch not being in the right spot.

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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01-22-2011 05:02 AM  6 years agoPost 8
bigdog714

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Rochester, MN U.S.A.

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The biggest problem with the little helis is that by the time you get them equipped properly, you could of had another 50! I am not knocking them, they are a great way to start and learn, their quiet and clean, and definitely have their place. The best advice I can give is stay away from the CNC upgrades, keep them stock and as cheap to fix as possible. I remember when I had my 450s, I had one Align that I had fun upgrading, getting all the cool stuff!. When I sold it I added everything up and I had spent $2700 on the heli and spares. OUCH! That will build you a beautiful 50 or 90 class heli!

MD 800
Logo 600SE
Logo 14/500 Carbon
Ballistic 700
HD 500V2
Hirobo 50E
Avant 90E

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01-23-2011 02:06 PM  6 years agoPost 9
CUJO

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Ya, could of would of should of gotten another Rappy50 but I wanted something small to play with in my backyard or over at the park and wanted the Cobra, but for all these guys that want to start out and buy something "small", posh, don't waste your money, get atleast a 50 cause the real investment starts with the radio, if you can get over that sticker shock, the heli is the cheap part.

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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01-23-2011 05:23 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Heli0228

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Ripplemead, Va

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First heli

If you want to get a heli to learn to fly with and want it to be stable and easy to see then get a 30-50 size heli. The smaller heli's are not for the first time pilots, they are fast and are harder to see if they get some distance from you. I also have found the smaller heli's are not always cheaper to own, and can cost just as much as a 50 to repair in the event of a crash. I crashed my E325 and it cost more to repair than when I crashed my Rap 50. Start out with a Rap 30 or Rap 50 or something similar, they are stable and are forgiving to the new pilot. Once you can fly a 50size heli then you can work on a smaller size.

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01-23-2011 06:45 PM  6 years agoPost 11
bigdog714

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Rochester, MN U.S.A.

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Ya! you will drop some cash on a good radio, but you will have it longer than any heli you will own! Buy good, buy once, the radios today aren't near as expensive as they used to be, you can buy a DX8 with a RX for around $400. I have a Futaba 9CHP Super with a Spektrum module, I have $700 invested. It will all depend on what you want to fly, I have a Bipe and a Delta wing, and I want to get a powered glidder, my radio will fly, helis, planes, and glidders!

MD 800
Logo 600SE
Logo 14/500 Carbon
Ballistic 700
HD 500V2
Hirobo 50E
Avant 90E

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01-23-2011 06:56 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Hellsiege

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Colorado Springs, CO

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I always tell people to go big on the radio as when you do crash if you can resist throwing it - you still have the majority of your hobby investment intact

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01-25-2011 02:12 PM  6 years agoPost 13
CUJO

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San Angelo, TX

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That's why I always wear a neck-strap.

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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