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10-22-2012 08:32 PM  5 years agoPost 1
topgun3200

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tigard, oregon usa

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greetings all you amazing pilots.

I have been flying my walkera 53-1 coaxial bird, and become pretty proficient. Aswell as flying other larger CP birds on my simulator. I have been wanting to get into the CP and 3D side of the hobby. I have been sugested to a Trex 500 FBL, Blade SR, Blade SR120, and Trex 700< as my first CP. I live in a area where large fields are close to me, as well as the cul de sac that i live in. My radio of choice is a DX6I... could i have some opinions as to the quality and preferred flying areas and setups the bids i listed?

wait your not suppose to be this awesome?

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10-22-2012 08:57 PM  5 years agoPost 2
sonnyhad

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Holland,Mi

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Welcome new guy, well it all depends on how much money you have to spend, and I won't pull you leg, if you are seriously considering a heli for the long run, get a new radio at least 7 channel and as big a heli as you can afford. The bigger the disc radius the more stable the heli will be. Also with the bigger heli you will not grow out of it in a few months. A good 50 ore 90 size will last you for years, you just need to decide whether to run Nitro or Electric and go for it. Get help from your local Heli club first and foremost.

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10-22-2012 11:14 PM  5 years agoPost 3
Stephen Born

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USA

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Welcome to RunRyder. You definately chose the right heli forum, as this will be a great opportunity for you to learn.

Here are some Oregon RC clubs.

http://www.omas-rc.org/

http://www.portlandrcflyingclub.org/

http://www.sky-knights.org/

http://www.xtraactionsports.com/rc-...ying-fields.htm

There are many pilots here that live in Oregon.

Here is a link that will aid and assist you. The "Search" function is your friend.

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/search/?q=Oregon

Hope this helps. Again, welcome and fly safe.

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10-22-2012 11:51 PM  5 years agoPost 4
jschenck

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if the heli's you listed I'd only suggest the 500 for a first CP heli. The 700 is my favorite that I currently own but is expensive to crash.

for a micro size heli I'd strongly recommend either a Blade 130X or a Blade nano CPx. They can both take a lot of abuse with little hit to your wallet. B130X will fly outside in some wind - nano will fly in your living room safely.

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10-22-2012 11:58 PM  5 years agoPost 5
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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Welcome to RR and enjoy!
I think I would suggest a MCPX or the 130x for ease of flying and easy on the wallet. Not to say that a larger heli won't be easier to fly but when you crash (and you will) It won't cost as much to repair! For under $300 you can have either heli. For that same $300, you may spend in a repair of a larger heli.
I also agree about at least a 7 ch TX.

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10-23-2012 12:06 AM  5 years agoPost 6
topgun3200

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thankyou all for your positive advice. But what is the main reason for a 7 channel? doesn't the DX6I mixes the collective and throttle in channel 1?

wait your not suppose to be this awesome?

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10-23-2012 12:07 AM  5 years agoPost 7
Scott1115

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I'd say 550E "package." Swap the 3GX for a used vbar mini blue line or beastX. Big enough to see well, crash costs are not crazy, parts everywhere, gives you plenty of room to "grow."

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10-23-2012 12:07 AM  5 years agoPost 8
Nycatt

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Welcome to RR

+1 on the 130x




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10-23-2012 12:33 AM  5 years agoPost 9
McKrackin

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The DX6i is fine unless you want to go nitro.

Of the helis listed...the Trex 500 would be my choice as a first CP heli.

Big enough to be stable and small enough that you can make the learning curve without a second mortgage.

Please don't use the Align 3GX....It is so not beginner friendly...Even the pros have trouble making that thing fly right.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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10-23-2012 01:01 AM  5 years agoPost 10
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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DX6i is a fine radio - no need to get a different one until you want one.

I think the 500 is a great size heli because the blades are not nearly as expensive as 600-700 size heli's and that is a lot of the cost of a crash. I would recommend a belt driven tail for the larger heli's also since that saves quite a bit on a typical crash.

Just my experience but I've setup four 3GX heli's now, 250, 450, 500 and a 700. They have all flown well right off the bench. You have to carefully set it up on the bench. From what I've seen with Vbar, Futaba, Beast and Skookum they all require the good bench setup to fly right. For flybarless best chance for success is to find someone in a club or better yet a group of guys that already have had success with flybarless and get what they are flying so they can help you set it up.

Get the 130X for your first heli though - your DX6i radio is a good match to it and it'll be cheap to fly. Buy extra batteries - go aftermarket there since the Eflite packs are a bit expensive. Also get a parallel charging battery system of some type. This will be useful on just about any heli you get but really useful for the 130X.

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10-23-2012 03:10 AM  5 years agoPost 11
McKrackin

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I definitely concur on the 130X too.

I love mine and have 4 packs to parallel charge...That keeps it flying pretty much constantly.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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10-23-2012 02:27 PM  5 years agoPost 12
HeliNutAndy

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worcester, MA USA

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I started in the spring of this year with a 450 clone. I purchased a 130X a month after the clone and it has helped me immensely. IMO the 130X is a great learning tool which will allow you to grow as well. I also have a TREX-550 which has the 3G unit. It was tricky for me to setup and I would not have been able to so if it wasn't for this forum. It now flies great and is setup rather tame for me. I would go go for the 130 and if that is too small for you I would choose the 500. I would also suggest you get some help on the setup if choosing the 500. Don't be scared off by the 3G or the 3GX units as they do work great for beginners but just get someone to take a look at your setup before flying.

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10-23-2012 04:07 PM  5 years agoPost 13
T-Rex-Flyer

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Panama City, Fl

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Welcome to RunRyder, Your among friends here.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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10-23-2012 04:19 PM  5 years agoPost 14
HeliProz

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Billings Montana

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Welcome!

If you have any questions please feel free to call us and we can talk you through anything you might need.

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10-23-2012 06:19 PM  5 years agoPost 15
topgun3200

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tigard, oregon usa

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thankyou all for the support.

I think I have my heart set on the blade 130x. I am glad to have all your support, and to be able to find good friends and even better teachers.

but then comes the challenge of setting up the bird with my radio...

wait your not suppose to be this awesome?

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10-23-2012 06:30 PM  5 years agoPost 16
CalmAir

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Camarillo, Ca.

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Welcome to the Hobby, and another ++ for the 130X
My only personal suggestion is to keep it pretty much stock, it flys fine.

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10-23-2012 07:05 PM  5 years agoPost 17
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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the manual walks you through setup of the radio pretty well

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