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02-08-2006 02:31 PM  12 years agoPost 21
Heli_J

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Kannapolis, NC - USA

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although im new, i can now hover my blade in the livingroom...would NOT DARE to even try till i converted to the futada 7chp for the txmitter...

Now, in my learning curve, the blade is "relaxing" recon cause i have more experiance and yes, crashed (thats how we learn...hu!)

---> Blade CP, T-Rex, MX-400, QJ-8, QJ-16 No Gass, only Electric!

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02-08-2006 03:03 PM  12 years agoPost 22
gpison

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Boca Raton, Fl

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If you set-up the blade correctly, you will have no problems with it. Mine is solid as a rock and I routinely fly hands off. There are a couple of easy tricks to tame it down considerably. You have to install the upgrade kit and switch to a 3s lipo. You also will have to do some work on the head to stiffen it up.

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02-08-2006 03:19 PM  12 years agoPost 23
standard_63

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Seattle

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I've been learning to hover my Trex in my livingroom, 15ft x 15ft. So far I have broken my vinyl blinds with a blade stirke, and one crash due to turbulence from getting too close to a corner, but other than that I've been progressing nicely compared to when I tried to do the same with a Zoom I bought. Trex is so much nicer than the Zoom and Blade CX I have I don't want to practice with anything else.

I'm using the XL boom with 315 carbon blades -- turbulence isn't as bad as when I tried 325 blades. The 325s allowed lower headspeed which is nice inside, but it sure was windy in here!

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02-08-2006 04:23 PM  12 years agoPost 24
TheLost

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Utah

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If your spending the money... why not just convert your Blade CP over to 'Separates' and add a HH Gyro?

I fly my Blade CP all the time in the house. IMHO it (the BladeCP) gets a bad rap because people are used to HH gyros. Its got a $60 rx/esc/mixer/gyro in it but people expect the tail to hold like a 401 .

I spooled my Trex up in the house once... Its not something my wife lets me forget.

~Brian

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02-08-2006 09:01 PM  12 years agoPost 25
Willie 300S

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Birmingham, Al, USA

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I'm new also. Got a Blade about 5 weeks ago and a Trex SE about 2 weeks later. I had never flown a helicopter before except on a simulator. I regulary fly both in a den with a 12' ceiling that has an available space between the furniture of about 12' x 12'. I'm still learning so the only thing I do at present is tail in, right & left. I'm working toward nose in. I've hit the couch a few times with the Blade but it didn't do anything except fold the blades in. I hit a wooden chest once and it split a blade but I was able to repair it. The SE is another story. It's so solid that I haven't done any damage as yet and it gets most of the air time. I've come close a few times but was able to shut it down before a blade hit something. I fly both with training wheels so I'm sure that helps a lot.

I think one of the main advantages of an electric helicopter is the ability to practice a couple of times every day inside. It would have taken me a year to gain this much experience if I had to go to a field to fly.

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02-08-2006 09:18 PM  12 years agoPost 26
Per48R

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Larger blades and a slower head speed may be an option.

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02-08-2006 09:28 PM  12 years agoPost 27
Pistol Pete

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Seffner, FL

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you should have seen the nicks on my wood furniture...fortunately I do woodworking and repaired before wife came home... that was at the beginning...no more nicks since then.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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02-08-2006 10:14 PM  12 years agoPost 28
turbojoe

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Mesa, Arizona

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Well now, I guess this was a popular subject! Lots of new posts.

I just weighed my T-Rex without battery and get 550 grams. No lightweight that's for sure. It has a full metal head and tail but no carbon fiber parts to lighten it up at all. When I do "fly" it in the house I don't seem to have any trouble with ground effect or currents from the always running ceiling fan. It's quite stable. The Blade is bounced around a bit but is manageable. The thing I hate about it is the tail. It's such a pain that it just isn't any fun to fly. I do have separates with a CSM200 HH gyro and the DD tail kit finally got here last night. As I haven't been able to find anything else that seems to be good enough quality to warrant buying another kit I may go ahead with the brushless/separates transformation on the Blade. I'd be much happier with a smaller T-Rex though.

Joe

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02-08-2006 11:24 PM  12 years agoPost 29
lele

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italy

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it could be dangerous!
I have been flying it in my photographic studio but nothing more than tail and sides hovering.
You would need a lot of space.
Lele

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02-08-2006 11:31 PM  12 years agoPost 30
leslie

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Hollis, NH - USA

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Hi All,

Living in New Hampshire requires a long winter of indoor flying. I will hover and piroette my 3dpro and trex. But for good fun and practice I have a couple Hummingbird fp's one is a beltdrive.

They're just great for whipping around indoors. i have some video on my gallery.

Cheers,
Leslie

Protecting those who protect us

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02-09-2006 12:51 AM  12 years agoPost 31
lionel2341

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New Jersey

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Can someone answer the question of where to buy the Pocket Zoom???

Thanks, Ernie

Original Member of the Monmouth Model Airplane Club

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02-09-2006 12:55 AM  12 years agoPost 32
turbojoe

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Mesa, Arizona

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The Pocket Zoom won't be available for a few months.


Joe

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