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01-23-2013 06:58 PM  4 years agoPost 21
SharkBear

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Virginia Beach, Va 23454

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Chris if you have the time and have not found it yet, check out Debbies RC world in Chesapeake on a nice weekend. Parking lot gets over crowded on a good weekend and some really good flying takes place.

Nelson- thanks for the advice. Currently I own a blade SR and I am trying to jump up in size to better learn forward flight. Its just too easy to lose orientation on the little guys. Not an issue for say a mcpx that bounces. The Sr is cheap in a crash but I want to spend more time flying not fixing. I know crashes are inevitable but I would like to eliminate vision from the list of causes. I appreciate the suggestions. I will look into the century.

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01-23-2013 07:04 PM  4 years agoPost 22
Nelson34

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San jose ca

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A 300 is a decent size. Had a Raptor 50. Great starter helicopter and built like a tank. Nitro just not for me.

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01-23-2013 07:09 PM  4 years agoPost 23
ICUR1-2

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FBL has nothing to do with needing 6 or 7 channels
On a nitro heli the 7th channel is for the governor

an electric or nitro fbl can be flown using a 4 channel radio if you want. But you would need to adjust the governor manualy though.

if you want an affordable nitro heli thats easy to fly and is affordable to repair try the Align 600N LE.

spending time, paying attention

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01-23-2013 07:53 PM  4 years agoPost 24
chris6414

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Sneads Ferry, NC USA

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Fixer upper

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t723726p1/

This is good project. I had one 2 years ago and loved it. Very large Helo(700/90) and swings 680-700 MM mains on a super Smooth OS .60 SXH-WC motor. The motor is worth more than half of what he is asking and easy to tune. Heli Proz has older JR parts. If I had the spare funds I would restore this. JRs are a gem of a Helicopter. Probably looking at $80-$100 to get her airborne providing the spindle and main are still good. A 90 size helo for under $500? Hard to beat. I had a lock out and botched auto with mine and the 8MM spindle and main shaft did not bend after the boom strike. Super durable helos. I flew mine with fiber glass blades and she flew great. I had the 700s on mine.

http://www.heliproz.com/Misc-JR-Parts/products/30/3/0

http://www.hobby king.com/hobby king/store/__10816__700mm_Fiber_Glass_Main_Blades.html

http://www.hobby king.com/hobby king/store/__19101__690mm_Carbon_Glass_Fiber_Composite_Main_Blades.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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01-24-2013 07:44 PM  4 years agoPost 25
SharkBear

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Any more suggestions. Found a raptor 50 lically I might grab thus weekend

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01-24-2013 09:24 PM  4 years agoPost 26
ICUR1-2

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Any more suggestions. Found a raptor 50 lically I might grab thus weekend
research the model you are interested in for possible flaws
also having many spare parts with the deal helps

spending time, paying attention

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01-25-2013 02:55 AM  4 years agoPost 27
dbldins

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Danville,Ky.

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A good solid powerhouse is the TREX550!Stock motor and esc work. DS510's cyclic and gy401/DS520 tail. Very stable due to weight. Nice E bird!! To build or buy used now, I've gotten 90% from RR!
Raptor 30 with nes517 cyclic and gy401/9256.Very solid, stable, and docile.

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

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01-25-2013 04:43 AM  4 years agoPost 28
LiveToDrive76

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Fort Meade, SD

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If you found a Rappy 50 local is the pilot going to be around to help you out? If so I think that is the way to go for sure. Like previously posted, those things are built like a brick $h1t house. Parts are cheap and plentiful also. I've always thought 50's were the perfect size machine to learn and grow. Nice and stable without being overly expensive to repair.

Erik

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01-25-2013 02:33 PM  4 years agoPost 29
chris6414

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Sneads Ferry, NC USA

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Definately won't be disappointed with the Raptor 50. Great bird.

Chris

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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01-27-2013 08:53 PM  4 years agoPost 30
keiser BLADE

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WV USA

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raptor 50 is awesome, don't have to have the latest and greatest to start. when I started flying my raptor 50 is when I started really learning how to fly, crashed the heck out of my 450s , even crashed my r30 some, the 50 is on about 60 flights and still on the same used blades as when I bought it, maverick g4 620s

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01-28-2013 12:25 PM  4 years agoPost 31
SharkBear

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Virginia Beach, Va 23454

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Hey guys thanks for the tips. I bought a used raptor 50.

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01-28-2013 03:08 PM  4 years agoPost 32
chris6414

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Sneads Ferry, NC USA

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Any tuning help, hit us up.

Chris

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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02-02-2013 11:45 PM  4 years agoPost 33
SSMKN2

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Greensboro NC

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I fly mostly scale birds and recently bought a hobby king 500 TT bird just to see what the quality was. Pretty much an align knockoff. Definitely for 85 bucks for a TT heli you can't beat it. I would fly it with confidence. As far as FB or FBL, if you don't care about having a flybar I would just get a flybarred heli. They are stable and cheaper to,setup. Knowing what I do now, I definitely wouldn't waste an extra 300-400 dollars on a name brand heli unless it was a Goblin

Joel
MD 500D
Bell 206

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