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02-09-2006 11:30 PM  12 years agoPost 1
quattrokid73

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Ok guys, I just talked over a spec list with the guys at the local hobby shop. I was wondering what you guys thought of this and if you thought anything was overkill or not good enough. I am pretty good on realflight g3 and with my little hummingbird fp. this is what we decided on...

Sceadu 50 $410
OS 50 Engine $170
Futaba GY401 w/ 9254 Servo $220
JR 8103 PCM w/ RX and Servos $399

The guy at the store said he couldn't knock the price down for those things because of a lack in mark-up. He did, however, take 10% off of all of the other start-up essentials and they are setting up, breaking in, trimming, and test flying the heli for me as well as teaching me how to use it. Other stuff is around $200 for absolutely everything minus fuel I will need for the heli.

What do you think about that setup and the prices?

Adam

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02-09-2006 11:53 PM  12 years agoPost 2
allns47

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Buy from heliproz.com and save you some money...
I know you can save a quick 30.00 just on your gyro...
Also you can get the evo 50 with hyper 50, g4 carbon blades for 589.00 free shipping..
The os 50 you list sounds like the standard os 50,,
But it is always good to support you LHS...

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02-09-2006 11:54 PM  12 years agoPost 3
dc4

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The price is something I can't really comment on cause I'm in Australia, but the setup looks good.
Is the Sceadu an EVO version??? This is the prefered version and is a little more expensive but according to most, it's one of the best 50 size heli's in the market.
What sevo's do you get with the JR 8103???
Usually they aren't that great, but they will probably do you whilst
your still hovering and general FF.
dc4

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02-10-2006 12:59 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Windspiel

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I agree you should support your local shop you might need him for parts or fuel and he might see a trend and offer bigger discounts in the future

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02-10-2006 01:05 AM  12 years agoPost 5
quattrokid73

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He said he will give me any online prices for those parts I can find... I want to support them because they are close and stock full parts line for the Sceadu Evo and will help me learn new things both with taking care of it and flying it. They have their own field too...Since I would be purchasing fuel from them along with parts, It might be a good idea to buy from them. I can show them cheaper prices I find online and save myself some dough too...unless I decide to build an mx400 pro which will happen if I don't sell my bike and skis.

Adam

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02-10-2006 01:07 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Tailspinner

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Well you could always piece it together. A little from the LHS. A little from heliproz. That way every body is happy. You also keep your in-road to the LHS.


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02-10-2006 01:08 AM  12 years agoPost 7
alvinrc

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Local help for building, setups, and flight instruction - Priceless

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02-10-2006 01:13 AM  12 years agoPost 8
quattrokid73

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That's what I'm thinking. I just don't know if I should go nitro with the big price tag, or if an MX400 would be more than enough to satisfy me for one or two seasons of hard flying. Even if I go with that, I would still get it through them so the support would still be there. I just have all of the figures down now so I can make progress on my decision finally. It'll be at least 300 cheaper plus no fuel expenses to go MX400 pro. AHHHHH

I WANT TO DIEEEE/have all the money in the world to buy both.

Adam

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02-10-2006 01:26 AM  12 years agoPost 9
Eury

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That's a good deal, and it is worth the extra to buy from your local shop. You won't be dissapointed with that heli, it'll do everything you can imagine, and do it well.

As far as going with the mx400, it's false economy. You won't really save any money once you get a couple batteries and a charger etc. If anything, you'll probably spend more and not have anywhere near the performance and ability of the Evo.,

Nick Crego

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02-10-2006 01:39 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Tailspinner

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Replace the fuel price with the price of batteries, and charger, and all other electrical support equipment. Then you can make a truly informed decision. Nitro = no downtime. Electric = standing around, waitiong for your batts to charge.


Darn you eurylokhos you beat me to it.

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02-10-2006 01:42 AM  12 years agoPost 11
quattrokid73

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true. i also had enother epiphany. i have a field that is at least 15 acres large with no trees or poles... taking a .50 nitro and flying down the field would be so exhilirating. with all of that room i shouldn't feel as claustrophobic about crashing...for once i could go higher. i'll probably just get the Sceadu and be happy and then for xmas ask for an mx400 for backyard fun and traveling.

Adam


ps. feel free to comment more on the specs

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02-10-2006 03:02 AM  12 years agoPost 12
Butch

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Airborne Battery Pack
If you use the battery that came with the xp8103 (might be a 1000mah), buy a good tester and check the airborne pack often.

I fly the same setup, and found the 1000mah pack to drain off quickly. It's not the battery's fault, but the nature of the "Beast"!

Actually...IMO The habit, of using a tester, is a good one no matter which battery you use

Good luck!

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02-10-2006 03:33 AM  12 years agoPost 13
medfoch

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Evo is the best bet - esp if you have some local help. I would also highly suggest a sim - I have Reflex XTR and am very happy. The cost of the sim is about 1 crash on that evo - but it will save you from lots of crashes. Either way you will love it - heli's are very addictive. Good luck.

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02-10-2006 03:37 AM  12 years agoPost 14
quattrokid73

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I have realflight G3...The problem is, it isn't realistic enough. I usually use the Dominion 3D .60 with 7mph winds. I can do fast figure eights, FF, FF towards me, Flips, Rolls, inverted hovering, and just plain control the thing so well...but I used the sim at the shop today and on their model I was horrible. How do I make it more realistic? I'd rather be over prepared than under prepared.

Adam

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