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› Coaxial XRB or Horsefly? Which one is better outside?
02-08-2006 06:41 PM  12 years agoPost 1
monterey_tip

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I have a Blade CX and love to fly it, but it sucks in any slight wind....I know it is mainly an indoor copter, so I am wondering if any of the other Coaxial copters are good outdoors. I know the Hirobo is of better quality than the rest, but don't know how well it handles light wind. My Blade CX has decintegrated 2 times mid flight from the blades hitting each other outside...I know you aren't supposed to get agressive with the controls, but isn't that part of the fun???

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02-12-2006 12:16 PM  12 years agoPost 2
toto

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I think you can't use this kind of helis outside, or you can use with very light wind. Maybe you can get a larger heli to fly outside. The Hirobo is better quality but is almost the same than the other co-axials helis, these are clones from the Hirobo.
Best regards and sorry for my english.

Toto (from argentina)

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02-13-2006 07:42 AM  12 years agoPost 3
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do not buy the horsefly.... the electronics are sketchy.

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02-13-2006 02:41 PM  12 years agoPost 4
monterey_tip

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That's what I am discovering. It seems like wind and coaxials don't mix. I have also read that the Airscoot is pretty bad too. It looks durable and well built though.

I've got bigger electric helis, but want something small and stable to fly in between the trees and play outside.

-Tip

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02-16-2006 07:01 AM  12 years agoPost 5
cvnhank

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I have both helicopters. The horsefly is better for outside flying in very light wind (it's heavier). The xrb can't even handle a breeze. Regardless, I prefer the xrb hands down. The xrb is superior in every other way. Good flying. Hank

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02-20-2006 09:02 AM  12 years agoPost 6
RescueHelicopter

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If you want better outdoor flight just add a little more weight to the flybar

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02-20-2006 02:39 PM  12 years agoPost 7
monterey_tip

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I ended up with an XRB, but it seems very light and doesn't like wind. I will try to add weight to the flybar and see what happens.

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02-21-2006 01:10 AM  12 years agoPost 8
cvnhank

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monterey_tip,
I ocassionally take my XRB outside when it is very calm. The early evenings works for me. I it such a hoot to fly it in wide open spaces. Just be careful if you do. Once I took it up about 20 feet, and a breeze took it away. Luckily, a tree caught my XRB and was able to retreive it. Good flying, Hank

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02-21-2006 03:09 AM  12 years agoPost 9
monterey_tip

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I know what you mean...I took my Blade CX up about 30 feet and it looked like a cork in an ocean wave.

What about using the Carbon Fiber blades on the XRB..or some of Ballistic Technologies upgraded parts? Does that help?

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02-21-2006 05:53 AM  12 years agoPost 10
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I'm not familiar with the ballistic tech parts. As far as the carbon blades, I've been told that it'll make the XRB more responsive. I don't think CF blades will make it a better flyer in the wind/breeze. The problem is the weight. It's too light and it is fixed pitch. My Sabre FP is more difficult to fly in the wind. Good flying, Hank

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