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04-02-2005 10:36 PM  13 years agoPost 1
wakeboarder2342

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I started into rc helis about 9 months ago with a FP hummingbird. i learned to hover in my basment and got into some decent forward flight. after a while i decided to get the CP hummingbird, here i learned about pitch curves ect but never was able to get it to do more then hover do to the tail not wanting to hold. So i purchased a 3D PRO and was able to do my first flips!!! Finally a few weeks ago my wife bought me the hyperraptor 50 kit from heliproz!! i spent a few weeks putting it together and triple checking everything as this was my first build and i had no local pilots to check my setup. Thanks to runryder and raptortechnique i got everything built correctly and today i had my first real flights!!! flew about 3 tanks just hovering 5-15 feet in the ground. I have to say, anyone thinking about getting into this hobby dont waste your time on the micros!!! sure they fly, and they are nice to hover around the back yard, however after flying the raptor50 today it is night and day easier to fly then any of the micros i have had!!! plus to add it all up i spent as much on the micros as i did on my raptor 50.

to sum it up it wasnt a bad way to learn on the micro, however i thought i was goign to get into it for like 200 bucks!! If your looking for a budget way to go start with a raptor 30 or 50 and you will be better off!!

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04-03-2005 12:20 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Ted Toth

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Congrats on your first flight
sounds like you did just fine..

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04-03-2005 05:35 AM  13 years agoPost 3
yapjy

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I made the mistake of dumping all my nitros and went for micros.

Spend tons of $$$ and the flight time VS ground time is like 1 to 100.

Now I'm getting back to big nitros. The feeling of a nitro heli roaring across the sky can't be duplicated with micros.

Nevertheless, I still have the passion for bigger electrics like Logo 10. Flies like a 30, quiet and no smoke.

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04-03-2005 09:12 AM  13 years agoPost 4
mcatech

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Mount Gambier SA Australia

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Congrats
Micros are really more of a party trick or fun with a group of onthers
indoors but for the expense there not worthwhile imo
once you fly a Gasser there even better again than nitro machines
food for thought
Cheers

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04-03-2005 02:45 PM  13 years agoPost 5
rscamp

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I fly electrics only but learned most with a glow heli too. I converted a Shuttle to electric and it was a great trainer. It was way more stable and capable than the smaller electric helis at the time. It was also very low maintenance.

It certainly doesn't have to have a glow engine to be a good trainer, but it needs to be a good airframe. Glow helps a lot with start up cost and the availability of help - especially when starting out. In my case, I had so much electric experience and so little glow knowledge that electric made sense for me.

My biggest regret was starting with a Whisper. I should have started with the Shuttle.

Rob

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