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12-18-2003 10:57 PM  13 years agoPost 1
ChrisMG

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What micro heli is best?
Hummingbird
Piccolo
Hornet

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12-19-2003 12:10 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Bluesilver30

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i voted hummingbird cause thats what i got. i dont have experience with the others tho....so it was biased.

-Nick

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12-19-2003 12:29 AM  13 years agoPost 3
afbtstix

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I`m in the same boat as Blue. Thats all I got! and I was hovering on my fourth battery charge, and with an airplane radio. So I guess it`s a great heli!

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12-19-2003 01:55 AM  13 years agoPost 4
jaged

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Depends if moneys is an issue or not.

Best bang for your buck...hummingbird

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12-19-2003 05:22 AM  13 years agoPost 5
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I dont know about the money point...go to the Hornet forum and see folks who have put nearly 1000 bucks into their Hornets and are still not happy.

From what I've read on the other forums here, I would pick the HB again if I had to. And the thing is already put together for you, how sweet is that!

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12-19-2003 05:46 AM  13 years agoPost 6
SkaterX

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I've ripped my hummingbird right apart... i'm constantly looking for the 10 second hands off HB within a 2 foot radius... so far i've got it at 6... from what i've heard and seen, the hornet is much better quality and once set up and CG'd... it's a beauty too fly... My vote went to the hornet for quality and CP price... might be looking to sell my HB stuff in the near future!

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12-19-2003 08:37 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Pipeous

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I've had my micro for 2 days of flying and I am selling it. I have an HB. Airwolf. Looks cool but not very manageable. I will stick to bigger ones from now on, they fly much better. I will take a loss selling it but I will have to spend more money to get this thing to fly. I went seperates and a helimax piezo gyro. The airwolf has wheels so it is all over the place trying to take off. I had to make a take off pad to sit it in to get lift off. Then trying to tune it in while flying in the garage, I think I hit everything there is including my other helis. Broken blades (one main and the tail). The tail blade didn't last more than a few minutes. Tail blade thrust can tip it over, and I don't think the stock tail blade has enough to keep up with the larger motor.
I was really hoping it would go a little easier, I bought it new. Live and learn. I have not tried one with the mixer and such but I have the quick 10 and will concentrate on that one.
I know I could go through trimming blades and such, but in my mind, it should at least be flyable somewhat out of the box.

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12-19-2003 09:12 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Gazoo

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I've had my micro for 2 days of flying and I am selling it.
Whatever floats your boat. The micros are a bit finiky to set up and harder to fly than bigger helis. They do require a special kind of patience.

2 days is not enough time to get the hang of it. They will fly right out of the box, and straight up, only if they are set up properly.

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12-19-2003 04:31 PM  13 years agoPost 9
ChrisMG

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Best Micro

I have only recently purchased a Hummingbird and have no other micro experience. but i was told by someone at my flying club that a high spec micro is not the way to go. and my money would be better spent on a decent 3d nitro heli. i got the impression that a micro is only for basic house flying and if u want to do serious hard core flying u are better with a nitro. so the simplest high quality stock micro is best

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12-19-2003 10:32 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Pipeous

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Hey Gazoo, you are right. I have read many of your posts on these things. I don't think they are a bad heli, just not for me is all. My buddy has wanted it since the day I got it, so it will go into good hands. I like big, fast rc's. That's just me. My post kinda sounds complaining, I guess I was. Don't get me wrong, the frustration factor at the time I posted was right after the main blade broke (hit a pce of metal tubing).

I race off road as well. I love my 8th scale buggy, sold my 10th scales and don't even play with electrics. I recently started playing with electrics now that brushless is about like the quick is brushless. I was going to get a razor for the micro, and I almost bought a hornet or piccolo pro. I go through rc's like people change socks, people that know me know I am like that. I give it a try, and if I like it I keep it. Sorry to have sounded negative, I am sure a lot of you enjoy them. Like said above, just doesn't float my boat lol...
Merry Christmas.

Now to go do some flying, slight rain and wind should make it interesting

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