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04-04-2005 12:58 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Eco 8

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Markham, Ontario

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Hey, I have got a dragonfly FP heli for quite sometime now, and since summers almost coming I want something bigger that I can fly outdoor, but I can't decide. I'm thinking of the Ikarus Eco 8 or any ELECTRIC helicopter, I don't really like gas or nitro, to messy. Does anybody know of any electric helis that are good. I prefer any size ofther then micro, I want something that can fly in the wind P.S, I heard somewhere that you can fly a collective pitch heli with only a 4 channel transmitter, but you will need a Y connector, is this true or do I have to buy a $300.00 radio for my future helicopter.

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04-04-2005 01:22 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Russ Delaney

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Ashbocking, Suffolk, UK

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The Eco 8 is a good heli but needs a lot of upgrades to get it going well.

I would go for the Robbe Eolo spirit, depends on your budget.

Also you need to go brushless motor straight away, and lipo batteries.

As for the Y Lead I would not go down that road, you can get a heli transmitter for a good price now. Will save you a lot of heartache in the longrun.

Team Quick UK Pilot 20

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04-04-2005 04:56 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Eco 8

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well, the Robbe Eolo is kind of out of my price range, i'm just looking for something to fly around with right now, not gonna do any aerobatics anytime soon. Preformance isn't a really big deal for me now as long as it flies. Is there any other electric helis that you people can recommend.and what would be a good but not to expensive heli transmitter I can get.

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04-04-2005 05:18 AM  13 years agoPost 4
RICHW

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Cupertino, CA

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OK. You want an electric heli that is not a micro and not too expensive, and you need a radio, as well. If you are not ready to spend at least $1800 (for a Logo 10 class heli) than you need to lower your expectations and consider a micro. The above recomendation of a Trex is a reasonable choice. I have one and, if assembled correctly, will fly very well. But the bill for this, starting with nothing, will be around $1000. If that is too much, you should not consider this endeavor just yet.

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04-04-2005 07:32 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Eco 8

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Markham, Ontario

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I have all the electronics batteries, etc. I just think $400.00 for electric heli is pretty (Robbe Eolo). I need a heli kit. I have everything, just looking for a electric heli so I can put everything, but just can't decide on which one.

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