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06-10-2012 05:55 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Tbird

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Hey guys my 6 year old has mastered his little Coax blade heli, he understands the concept of just leaning to hover and Learn orientation, and not trying to just go up and fly ect, I also let him play on the sim regularly, so my question is what would be the next step after this little coax??? Was thinking of a blade 120sr???? Anything in between??

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06-10-2012 10:12 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Gyronut

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The Blade MCPX is pretty durable...

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06-10-2012 10:32 PM  5 years agoPost 3
mr dan

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The blade sr120 is a good choice, then there is the blade MSRX FP 4ch , smaller and just very easey to fly. I think the 6ch MCPX is a bit to much for starting out for now.

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06-11-2012 12:04 AM  5 years agoPost 4
YSRRider

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Put him on a .30/.50

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06-11-2012 12:10 AM  5 years agoPost 5
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+1 on the Mcpx being durable. Best thing about it is even if stuff gets broken, you won't break the bank buying replacement parts.

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06-11-2012 01:07 AM  5 years agoPost 6
Chanceyman

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MCPX is to unstable imo for "learning", having said that you son will probably have quick enough fingers and never really notice it. If he doesn't though it become discouraging quickly. The 120 would be a better choice as a next step but I will give my +1 to the .30 or .50 size. They are far more stable and easier to learn on.

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06-12-2012 01:00 AM  5 years agoPost 7
bart2546

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I would agree that if you think he's ready for a CP heli, the mCPX would be a good choice. A .30 or .50 size is good, but crashes will happen and it ends up depending on what you are willing or can spend in repairs early on.

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06-12-2012 04:28 PM  5 years agoPost 8
kcooper89

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I would say the Blade 120 sr. really stable and awesome fixed pitch heli.

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06-12-2012 04:34 PM  5 years agoPost 9
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Im going to get him the 120sr and after he can fly circuits in the yard, im gonna go for like a raptor 30 or something

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06-12-2012 07:31 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Scott Anderson

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I had great success with the Century Hawk as a beginner heli. It's super reliable and way affordable. I started my 6 year old and my 3 year old with one.

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06-12-2012 08:57 PM  5 years agoPost 11
tom5252

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I fine Heli Express real helpful

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06-14-2012 01:42 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Noobyflyer

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XXtreme on a buddy box

you guys can share the happy

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06-14-2012 02:29 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Rockin Bird

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what heli?
I can not believe that no one mentioned the Blade mSR.That was my next step.I have just about all the Blade helis and the shop owners said that a SR120 would be a good heli after a mSR.What ever they are all fun to play with.If you want to buy one of these helis let me know, ill get you one ready -to-fly.Thanks Roch from the bayou,.

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06-14-2012 02:53 AM  5 years agoPost 14
rc3po

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My thots exactly
The MSR is an excellent heli that I can put into anyones hands and they can fly.. After that, go for the MCPX.

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06-14-2012 04:57 AM  5 years agoPost 15
jgalen0025

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Of course the lhs wants you to follow the ladder
That route is for suckers. There really is no excuse especially with the forum. He has a sim and will be dead bored with the pos 120
Kids learn very fast. At the very least go with an mcpx ideally a trex 450/500fbl sounds a little big but trust me with what you spend on all those toys you might as well bought two of these.
I'll say again kids learn very very fast spend the money on something he will not out grow in a month
Save the circuit learning for the sim

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06-15-2012 07:31 PM  5 years agoPost 16
helicrazy_D

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you guys are idiots
the mcpx is WAY too expensive for only a SECOND heli. there is no need for a cp model yet anyways. I agree tghat kids do learn fast but they also lack patience. going up to only a 4ch fixed forces them to be patient. Just because the pass the first grade doesnt mean theyre ready for highschool! the 120sr is durable but a piece of junk. I would go with the MSRx or the MQRx. both EXTREMELY tough and stable for beginners, yet nimble enough to have fun with. Ive been flying hardcore 3d for about 2 years and still fly those indoors when the weather is bad. But whatever choice you make go with Horizon Hobby products. Customer service and satisfaction is second to none (even though theyre never on time with releasing new helis) hope that helps

trex 700e, trex 550e, trex 450 pro, trex 250 pro (all 3gx)...I'd rather be flying!!

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06-16-2012 05:31 AM  5 years agoPost 17
helibeast

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MCPX is to unstable imo for "learning", having said that you son will probably have quick enough fingers and never really notice it. If he doesn't though it become discouraging quickly. The 120 would be a better choice as a next step but I will give my +1 to the .30 or .50 size. They are far more stable and easier to learn on.
This post got me thinking hard about if the mCPX is a good trainer. I have a few and they can be a hand full at times,but I like that. It is a bird that can still challenge a pilot but after a crash it can be up and running in no time. IMHO,learning is all about air time and sometimes chasing the bird with your sticks to get it to do what you want. The mCPX fits the bill in both criteria.

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06-16-2012 05:36 AM  5 years agoPost 18
helibeast

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helicrazy_D you guys are idiots
Thanks for the great insight on everyone's intellect. There is a book titled "How to make friends and influence people",perhaps you should check it out. I'm probably just an idiot,pay no attention to my thoughts.

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06-16-2012 07:16 AM  5 years agoPost 19
Tbird

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Thanks for all the input guys going to keep an eye out for a 120sr once he masters that I'll move him up to a century or raptor!

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07-09-2012 02:24 AM  5 years agoPost 20
Rockinar

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I would go with Raptor 30. More stable and more fun than anything mentioned. And it won't break the bank. I went from a $40 co-ax copter I got at a mall kiosk to the Raptor 30. Best choice I ever made. All those little copters in-between are unstable and junky and most likey lead to frustration. The Raptor 30 is a real heli and is so mechanically simple that it's not even funny. It also comes in an ARF version and you pretty much pop in the electronics and go fly.

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