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02-18-2014 06:02 PM  3 years agoPost 1
oselee

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My boy became interested in my hobby. I want to let him get a real experience other than sim trainig for the basic orientations. Already I have spektrum dx6i, dx8 and futaba 18mz.
I consider blade mcx2 bnf. What would you recommend for my son ?

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02-18-2014 06:40 PM  3 years agoPost 2
BradNewman

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I think that Blade would be a great first Heli!

Remember to keep everything balanced!

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02-18-2014 06:42 PM  3 years agoPost 3
oselee

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BradNewman,
Thanks for the kind and prompt reply

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02-18-2014 06:42 PM  3 years agoPost 4
JEEPWORLD2002/2

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i love my little blade nano qx quad it hover great and really stable and also fun for both practice and play. also blade has the cp (collective pitch nanos size) but for a really stable full size heli i would say a trex 500/550 only difference is size and servo size crash cost are a little more for the 550. the out lay on a 500 is less as well as the size batteries it uses as well. then u will need a charger. the little nano qx come with a usb charger the there is one more size nano 180 qx ?? its a quad copter i been practicing my nose in and with my quads in the living room during the winter. hoping it help with the big ones

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02-18-2014 06:52 PM  3 years agoPost 5
KRAR

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Blade cx2 if you can find one... I do not like the way the mini's respond personally

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02-18-2014 07:10 PM  3 years agoPost 6
JKos

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> I consider blade mcx2 bnf.

I would second (or fourth, in this case), the Blade mCX2. Great little heli which is very stable, tame, and crashes well.

Maybe the next step could be the Blade 200 SR X although its not out yet and, thus, an unknown for quality and crash worthiness.

- John

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02-19-2014 12:42 AM  3 years agoPost 7
balsabasher

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I also like the little blade nano qx quad. It flies much better than the other micro Blade helis I have flown.

Blades; what goes around, comes around!

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02-19-2014 02:41 AM  3 years agoPost 8
petercp4e

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The Blade MSR is a small flybarred heli that is very stable, crashes very well and can be made very docile with "toned down" radio settings. Blade has re-released it. I'm not sure if they still make BNF, but you could probably find one for sale thst is. That way you could use one of the Spektrum transmitters that you already have. My 7yr. old grandson is having great luck with the one I set up for him with a DX6. He flys both indoors and outdoors when it's calm. Hope this helps!

Warning: Flying an RC helicopter is addictive and may become hazardous to your Wealth!

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02-19-2014 04:25 AM  3 years agoPost 9
balsabasher

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I have owned a few of the MSR and I found I like the Blade nano qx quad better. So much better that I sold all of my MSRs which was my favorite indoor heli.

Blades; what goes around, comes around!

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02-19-2014 05:41 AM  3 years agoPost 10
AWittleWabbit

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My 4 yr old has done the best so far with the NQX. He's no too bad with the Scout CX either but the NQX can retrieve balloons that get stuck on the celling with some tape. Plus, the controls are more Heli-like.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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02-19-2014 04:24 PM  3 years agoPost 11
oselee

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JKos,
Maybe the next step could be the Blade 200 SR X although its not out yet and, thus, an unknown for quality and crash worthiness.
Yes I'm gonna go with MCX2 and try to get the second thing with that. Thanks

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02-19-2014 04:26 PM  3 years agoPost 12
oselee

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AWittleWabbit,

My boy wants just heli-looking stuff. Nano QX is the same with control but is not heli-looking. Thank you for your opinion

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02-19-2014 04:28 PM  3 years agoPost 13
oselee

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balsabasher,

Yes I will buy that nano qx with MCX2. And I will check which one he likes more. haha Thanks

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02-19-2014 04:31 PM  3 years agoPost 14
cwright

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I vote for the MCX2 as well. It survives crashes well. It is also faster then just the MCX. One other advantage is you can fly it with the lights off for a little night flying. That might help keep him interested. This is a great father son hobby. We have good times when we go flying with my son. Chuck

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02-19-2014 04:38 PM  3 years agoPost 15
oselee

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petercp4e,

Cuz I want to let my boy have successful feeling on his first machine, I choose the coaxial model that would be more confortable feelings for beginner. I appreciate your opinion. Thanks

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02-19-2014 07:12 PM  3 years agoPost 16
petercp4e

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oselee
My grandson did start with a coaxial Blade Scout.
The whole point of this is to put a transmitter in someone's hands for the first time and pass along the joy of flying. Believe me, you will enjoy this as much as your boy does. Watch the wide eyed look of awe on his face, keep him focused and inspired, and you have done your job. Be proud of the fact that you have done something to pass this great hobby on into the future. Good luck!!!

Warning: Flying an RC helicopter is addictive and may become hazardous to your Wealth!

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02-19-2014 07:35 PM  3 years agoPost 17
jason46

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My 7 year old son flies around an nqx at indoor fly-ins and it does great. I think he has basic control down well but if he's not being watched he is not careful. The nqx has held up better than an mcx. A few times I let him try a mcpx but if I took my eye off him there would probably be tissue damage. He has flown a 120sr around, but it's like flying a kite, not much control.

We made up some rules can we have your moneys now.

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02-19-2014 08:29 PM  3 years agoPost 18
jason46

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Also, I have my son using a dx6i with the nqx in stability mode and the dual rates are around 50%. It is very smooth and easy to fly.

We made up some rules can we have your moneys now.

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02-20-2014 05:59 PM  3 years agoPost 19
oselee

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petercp4e
Watch the wide eyed look of awe on his face, keep him focused and inspired, and you have done your job.
I like your beautiful writing. I think you must be a expert writer. Your word make me feel happy even before doing with my son. Thank you.

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02-20-2014 06:01 PM  3 years agoPost 20
oselee

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Jason46,

Thank you for letting me know the most important point. I would always take care of his flight just beside of him.

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