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07-17-2006 11:32 PM  14 years ago
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vermontelectric

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Going from Corona electric to JR Venture 30 gasser...good idea or not?
I've got my FP Corona dialed in pretty good but I'm a long way away from doing controlled circles. I can hover side in and nose forward as much as I want (with exceptions in windy environments). Can't nose-in at this point.

I went to a fly-in the other day and someone was selling a nice JR Venture 30. OS engine, all digital servos, remote glow, training setup etc. He said he would let it go for $350 which seemed like a great price to me.

Should I just step up to the gasser, or wait until I have the basic hover in all positions down with the Corona? I really can't afford to step up to a larger heli with the cost of lipos being what they are, and I wouldn't mind being able to re-fuel instead of re-charge.

I'm thinking it might actually be easier to train on the JR than the Corona.

What do you think?
Steve Roberts
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07-18-2006 12:03 AM  14 years ago
dkshema

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There's no reason you couldn't switch over to a nitro-powered heli in spite of the fact you haven't mastered your Corona. Your skills already under your belt will transfer easily, mostly requiring you to get used to the feel of a bigger machine, and learn the vagaries of two-stroke model engines. You are correct in assuming that you'll have much better luck learning on a bigger machine as opposed to the Corona. The larger nitro powered helis handle windy conditions much better than the smaller, lighter electrics, and have a solid feel to their controls. They are far less twitchy than the smaller electrics.

The only "bad" thing I see is that the heli that you're considering buying is a Venture 30. I owned one, and in my opinion it was overly heavy, chronically tail heavy, performed poorly, and in general, the quality of the heli was poor. With an OS 32 SX-H, performance was marginal.

You might want to ask the fellow why he is so eager to sell the ship as is at that price. If you have the chance, and live close to the seller, ask if you can see a demonstration of the heli, so you can get an idea of its performance.

Dave
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07-18-2006 12:28 AM  14 years ago
RayJayJohnsonJr

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I agree with Dave. After piddling around with helis in the late 70's early 80's and not being very successful, I bought us (my son and me) a Venture 30. We both learned on it, and it took us into forward flight and loops. It was night and day from the stuff I had played around with in my youth. I sold it a year later. My son bought an EVO 50, and I bought an EVO 30 (moved all the stuff from the Venture into it) and also a YS91 powered X-Spec. Now, after having some experience with helis that are a little more refined, I can honestly say that the only "nice JR Venture 30" is the one that YOU are selling

Shop around. If you have the basics under your belt you'll do fine to move right into an EVO or the like.

-Mark
There, their and they're. It's really that simple.
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07-18-2006 12:32 AM  14 years ago
dkshema

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the only "nice JR Venture 30" is the one that YOU are selling
Ain't that the truth.

Marker -- are you going to be at the Rotary Ring Out again this year?

Dave
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07-18-2006 12:43 AM  14 years ago
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Hope to see you there Dave!

-Mark
There, their and they're. It's really that simple.
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07-18-2006 01:17 AM  14 years ago
dkshema

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Great.

Dave
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07-18-2006 01:21 AM  14 years ago
greg

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Don't go with the JR Venture 30. It is the biggest piece of crap JR makes. I have helped 3 newbies in the last six months with the heli and there are nothing but problems. Get a Hirobo or Thunder Tiger or something like that. If you are dead set on a JR product get a Vibe.....that is a nice heli, I have built and set up several and they are sweet.
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07-18-2006 01:47 AM  14 years ago
359PETE

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Venture 30
Heavy ugly frames that break with not much more than a hard landing at the corners where the landing gear mount.

Poor blade grip design that wears the bearing seats to the point that you can click the grips up and down on the bearings.

Its a decent enough price. But do yourself a favor and get a raptor 30 or an evo 30. Heliproz has a combo right now for a Raptor 30, 49Ball bearing upgrade, os .32, and aftermarket muffler (quieter and more power than stock R30 muffler). for $419. Parts will be everywhere and they are very rugged heli's. Evo 30 would be a few bucks more. In my opinion its worth the extra $$. I think in most areas of the country raptor parts are still easier to come by, an slightly cheaper. But the Hirobo is higher quality.

I think you'd have less aggervation steering clear of the venture... but you're definatly ready to move up. You'll find that the bigger heli is much easier to fly.
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07-18-2006 01:50 AM  14 years ago
Al Austria

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Just to set your heli terminology straight, a "Gasser" is a helicopter that runs on actual petrol "gas". The Venture 30 is a "Nitro" machine that runs on a fuel mixture of methanol, nitro, and oil. Big difference.
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07-18-2006 02:16 AM  14 years ago
meier10

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I will agree with everyone Dont get a venture 30 they are nothing but problems
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07-18-2006 02:30 AM  14 years ago
vermontelectric

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Thank you all for your responses. You just saved me from a whole host of problems. It's hard enough learning how to fly these critters without dealing with inferior quality.Steve Roberts
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07-18-2006 04:14 AM  14 years ago
billm

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WOOO!
I have been flying the p$ss out my Venture 30!
I threw in a O/S 37 and some CF main blades. This thing got me hovering, and into FF and FFF.
It's been a great "trainer". Crash kit from JR is complet and less then a hundred bucks!
It cost me more just to replace the blades on my 50!
You want a heavy trainer? I have a ninja pro for sale!
Never did get that one working right.
My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic
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