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01-28-2007 07:20 AM  12 years ago
ewok_poacher

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I have heard back from Walkera and they told me that if I have any defective products that they will send me the parts to fix it for free or if its not an easy fix I can send it back and they will fix or replace it.
Also I am told that some of there products are having some issues and they are working to get those taken care of.
Those products are-
35# 39# & 62#B

So I would not recommend purchasing those 3 models at this time.

I still believe Walkera makes a great product and hope that some of you will give them another chance. I noticed in alot of posts that people were saying that there Walkera was fun to fly and great to learn on but then talk bad about it because they upgraded to another brand.

Just because your new model may be nicer than your old one doesn't mean your old one was never any good.

If anyone wants information about a walkera product please feel free to contact me. I can let you know if a particular model is having any problems according to customer feedback.
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01-29-2007 06:44 AM  12 years ago
newbiehelipilot

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gorlax i agree with don iwich i would have found a flying field first the eaperienced heli piolts can help but its easyer for them if u buy a heli they know about and never listen to ones like ewok a salesmans job is to sell the product thats it besides he is a new heli piolt like me but i'm not selling u anything but the piolts at your local flying is the best way to i believe
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01-29-2007 06:52 AM  12 years ago
ewok_poacher

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I am not trying to sell anything. i am trying to salvage what I can of Walkera's reputation here.
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01-29-2007 09:25 AM  12 years ago
the-eagle

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Try the trex, thats the heli i learnt on, its not that cheap but it is very durable.
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01-29-2007 10:18 AM  12 years ago
VKGT

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WALKERA = Junk.

eSky Honeybee or eFlight Blade CP would be a much better option! And T-Rex 450SA if you want to start good and really get into it.
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01-29-2007 10:30 AM  12 years ago
ahts

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I also bought a Walkera 5-5 as my first heli. I was really careful with it and flew it indoors only. After a 5 to 6 charges, I was able to hover quite nicely. I was really excited and happy with it. After 15 charges, I was able to control the heli to some degree and hover around 6 feet. I can now land on a big flat table although a bit awkwardly. Just yesterday, it quit. At first I thought there was just something wrong with the trim since I couldn't control the head well. The head just want to keep spinning even when the trim was at maximum. Then the top blade stopped spinning all together. (Luckily this happened when the battery was almost drained so I was on the ground) My guess is I burned out one of the motors. I never crashed the heli, nor have I left the trottle on with the blade not spinning. Being a newb, I don't have the skill nor the time to buy parts and fix it. I've been an 1/12 carpet racer before and I know how expensive the hobby can be. Can someone point me to an RTF that will NOT break unless I crash it? Also I only plan to fly indoors; just hover around the living room. I want something that I can play with after a hard day at the office, not something that I will have to fix for a few hours so that I can fly it for 15 mins. The Blade CX2 seems to be a good buy...any other advice? Thanks in advance guys!
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01-29-2007 04:11 PM  12 years ago
Pyrock

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The CX2 is fun for indoors but you might get bored at your skill level. The CP Pro might do it for you. Also the Shogun Midget is supposed to be a nice heli!Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200
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01-29-2007 07:38 PM  12 years ago
ahts

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Thanks Pyrock. Would you know a good place to buy it online?
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01-29-2007 07:50 PM  12 years ago
Pyrock

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Would you know a good place to buy it online?
I, personally, buy most of my stuff from Readyheli or Helidirect but mostly from Readyheli. They have NEVER let me down and have pretty competitive prices. If your order exceeds $75, then shipping is free. Shipping is SUPERFAST also even during the X-mas rush.
Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200
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03-14-2007 05:03 PM  12 years ago
ahts

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I've decided to purchase a CX2. Can anyone recommend any upgrades/spares that I should get? I like the aluminum parts, I plan to get them as a spare in case/when I break the stock parts. Are these just purely aesthetics or do they really improve the performance of the heli? Does the kit come with bearing already? Sorry but besides the short stint with the Walkera, I have no experience whatsover with RC helis. Thanks in advance!!!
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03-14-2007 05:18 PM  12 years ago
Pyrock

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The CX2 flies just fine stock. The only thing I would change are the blade grips. I didn't like how the stock grips didn't let the blades fold when you crash. I put the CNC MicroHeli ones on which allows you to use the MicroHeli folding blades or the Llama blades. It has saved me many blades already. Other than that, there is no real need for bling. I have it all and they are not that necessary for newbies other than the above. Save your $$ for a good Tx like the DX7 for future helis or a SIM.Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200
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03-14-2007 11:37 PM  12 years ago
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I second pyrock the CX2 flies great indoor and is an easy heli to fly..but I would give A Main Hobbies a look and check some prices..there are some good deals to be had online..oh yeah the blade grip..great adviceSorry, No frequent flier miles available at this time
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03-15-2007 02:17 AM  12 years ago
paintball_kidz

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omg.
My walkera is fine, I don't know where all the bullsh*t about glitches come from. The nr3d is an over priced version of a walkera 22e both the exact same helicopters.
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03-15-2007 05:23 AM  12 years ago
heli_freak01

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walkera isnt a good product one of my friennds had one and hestarted the motor once then it broke. he bought a new one and started it again and it was broken. he got tired of walkera and went for hirobo and vibe 90 both of them worked pefectly and didnt have any problems for over a year now.
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03-16-2007 05:34 AM  12 years ago
JZGraphics

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I've been teaching people how to get started flying helis at the LHS, and decided to do a webpage on it. Too many people are buying CP Walkera's as learning machines. Don't waste your time or money.

You can check out my guide @ http://www.RCHelicoptersInc.com

It's a soup to nuts guide of learning how to fly with a tandem rotor heli.
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03-16-2007 04:07 PM  12 years ago
Pyrock

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I've been teaching people how to get started flying helis at the LHS, and decided to do a webpage on it. Too many people are buying CP Walkera's as learning machines. Don't waste your time or money.
Enigmabomb is spot on. After a quick glance, his website appears to answer most questions very accurately and with good detail. Nice work Enigmabomb. I bookmarked it and will pass it on to others. I'm no expert but I can tell you that Snigmabomb has a great website for newbies and even for intermediate folks like me.

I've seen many Walkera stuff and I'm not a big fan. Lots of cheap knock-offs and not a lot of LHS's carry their specific parts.

Blade CX2, the Axe, Hirobo Llama, or any other counter rotating blade design is great for learning orientation and very basic flight. It's also gets you off the ground relatively quickly and gets you HOOKED to the heli feeling.
Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200
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03-16-2007 05:41 PM  12 years ago
MikeC

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Thanks a lot but I am in love with my Swift.
I agree, going from the Swift to any micro is a step in the wrong direction.

Back to the initial question. I think it's more than a little ambitious to go from learning to fly heli's to cameras to flying strictly with the camera all in one shot. First learn to fly, then get fancy. I agree that something like the CX2 is a good place to start if money is at a premium.

Mike
Century Swift, TREX 450, Blade MCX, Spektrum DX7
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03-16-2007 09:24 PM  12 years ago
mcfast

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I bout two Walkera hellis a 04 and a 36, the 04 after a few hours of work it flew great, I must have crash at least 100 times and never broke, for a beginner its a good helli, after that I bout Walkera 36 many hours of work and few upgrades it flew pretty good for the price no problems with the servos or the gyro but it had a real GLITCH! problems, so I sold it and bout a T-REX 450, after ever buddy was saying how great they are I flew it for 15 minutes and sold it right away I did not like it one bit! they are WAY OVER RATED!!, after that I got a Raptor 30 great beginner helli and now I have a
PREDATOR SE CARBON GASSER and it is the BEST!
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03-16-2007 09:46 PM  12 years ago
Pyrock

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Cliff notes: Walkeras are much better than Trex 450.

Hmmmm sounds like a setup issue because I find that hard to believe unless it was a Trex450X. Go ahead and flame away but I dont think I'm alone with this thought.

I hate to say it but Walkera = JUNK! I've flown one and have seen many. Just my opinion though.

By the way, isn't it Bought not Bout or is that French?
Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200
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03-17-2007 06:13 AM  12 years ago
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By the way, isn't it Bought not Bout or is that French?
i can see your very bilinguale...
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