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› Looking into Eheli have only had nitro little help please
02-11-2006 08:09 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Matthew

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I've been out of flying for a little bit and was thinking of starting back up. I've flown mostly Raptors but would like to try one of the E heli's out. I see that there are a bunch to choose from. But think the Trex of maybe the MX-400 is were I might start. I have a TX (9CH) and I have a Duralite charger and bats for my glow heli. So I've got a start. I know besides the heli I need motor, 4 servo's a speed controller and RX. Oh and GYRO...... Is the any thing else I'm missing? I pretty much just want to use the Heli to fly around the yard until I get some more time when I can get back to the field. I have about a 1\2 acre to play in. Any thing I left out I'll try to put in when I think of it.

Thanks for the help.

Matthew

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02-13-2006 04:12 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Matthew

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No help or Have I missed something?????

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02-13-2006 04:44 AM  12 years agoPost 3
jh4db536

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Monterey Park, California

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trex 450XL/SE OR ARK x400 w/ ccpm kit
4x hitec 65's or 56 servos
gy401/240 or gws pg03 if you want a cheap but good rate gyro
Apex 2200 3cell mk2 or mk3 lipos

motor/esc there's so many, do some research.

your current Rx is how small?

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02-13-2006 10:34 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Matthew

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Thanks for the reply..I have the 9CH so I was thinking of going with the R146ip...in my Glow heli I have the 149dp. As for the motor and ecs I was going to go with one form align if I get the Trex. And as for as the lipo's I want to use duralites because I already own a charger for them.

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02-15-2006 03:49 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Jimmi

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Southern Ca. U.S.A.

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Hi Matthew I went with the blade cp since I too was out of the hobby for a while and own 60 and 30 size fuel helis. I went with the blade due to inexpensive price 219.00 It came with everything and just needed to charge the batteries. Its my first electric heli and for the price I think I got my moneys worth. At least I'm happy with it. It does have its limitations of course. Your not going to get raw power out of it, especially on a stock motor. But you will get some decent flying in. There are other better inexpensive helis out there but I wanted something that came with a inexpensive tx. I rather lug the blade transmitter then my JR Tx SX...Jimmi

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02-15-2006 07:42 AM  12 years agoPost 6
RescueHelicopter

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get a QJ-8
All metal head and tail at $299 for the kit.

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02-15-2006 10:53 PM  12 years agoPost 7
tean

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Hi Matthew,
If you want to go electric, I would suugest the first thing to do is decide on your budget. As a general rule, the bigger it is, the better it will fly, but the cost of batteries, motors and controllers goes up massivly as the heli gets bigger. Make sure you've budgeted for everything before you start and think about how many batteries you will need to keep you flying. Bear in mind that most Lipo batteries take over an hour to charge.
If you want something that flys like a nitro, the smallest would be something like a Logo10. A bit samller are the likes of the JR Voyager and QJ8. Below these, you're into the micro heli realm. Of these, the Trex seems to be the benchmark. I personally don't like micros very much, but they certainly have their devotees.
Be a little wary of the "complete package" deals. Many of these use very cheap motors and batteries to keep the cost down. They will get you started, but you may well end up having to replace the motor and battery soon.
Think also about a charger. One that can do 3s might do you now, but one that go to 5 or 6s will do you for a future bigger heli.
The phrase "Buy cheap, Buy twice" should never be far from your thoughts.

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Logo14 Vbar, Logo500 CSM flybarless, Trex 600 CSM flybarless, 3DMP, Logo10, Lipoly, Mini T, .......

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02-16-2006 12:14 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Matthew

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Thanks for the great replys all. I have to look into the blade. I just want something to get me back into flying. My club has a gym we fly in for the winter months so just some FF flight and hovering. No 3D yet. I have a piccalo but it is FP and I'm not liking it to much. although it can take some abuse.

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02-16-2006 02:34 PM  12 years agoPost 9
bjacks

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Ft. Worth, Tex.

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E-Heli
Matt get a T-Rex or a X-440/MX-400, both are great Heli's, Great Planes/Tower Hobbies are the importer for the MX-400/X-400 so the parts ought to be easy to get(there still out of a lot of them now) but I have also had a hard time getting all the T-Rex parts also, the same guy design both helicopters, the Hitec 56, Futaba 3110 are good servos and they center, Futaba 240 or 401 good choice for gyros, you can get a MX-400 Pro that comes witha S.C. and burshless motor that's a good package(you can also get a T-Rex the same way)you got a good radio. Glad your getting back in Helicopters. Bobby

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02-17-2006 02:12 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Matthew

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Thanks Bobby,

Glade for the help that started me off on this Heli trip. Still have that radio and have gone through a couple of helis in the mean time. Just got the O.K. from the wife so should be this weekend when I get my second job check I'll buy one. Probable the MX-400 for it's heavey paddles.

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