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02-05-2008 09:34 PM  10 years agoPost 1
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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After having to wait nearly 2 weeks to get my heli back in running order, I have started contemplating getting a second low cost heli. I already know that most everyone has more than one heli and I even know what some of them are from your previous conversations.

As for what I would like, I would prefer to get something different than my hbk2 and probably something slightly bigger. It would need to be a bare bones kit so I can add my on electrics as money permits. I would also like to keep the kit cost below $200.

So what would you all recommend?

- Chris

Team New Mexico
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02-05-2008 09:41 PM  10 years agoPost 2
yongary

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Nashua, NH

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Belt CP. I have a Trex450se and I got belt cp for my backup heli. I hovered it once, so far so good.

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02-05-2008 09:55 PM  10 years agoPost 3
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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Where you at as far as flying Tjin? Until your good with the king hovering all orientations with ease and controlled FF. I would stay with one heli fixing 2 crashed helis is worse than one. I am working on my nose in and am building a TREX just need radio gear but way more expensive than you want. I would go to fenders side of the street with the mini I believe the kit price is around $150 for a good 450 size heli thats not bad and some say its as good as a TREX if not better.

The beltcp Has good reviews but is considered a pooch as far as performance goes more stable and slower than the king.

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02-05-2008 09:55 PM  10 years agoPost 4
e78990

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portland oregon

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Do you have a simulator??

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02-05-2008 09:56 PM  10 years agoPost 5
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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OOOOOHHHHH NNNOOOO not a sim.

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02-05-2008 10:17 PM  10 years agoPost 6
MMike

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Holland,Mi-USA

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Just for fun.

EP200

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02-05-2008 10:26 PM  10 years agoPost 7
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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I am still awaiting my first real hover. I do have a sim and I can hover all the helis in there although I find that it doesn't translate well to reality but at least my thumbs are learning what to do.

My big reasons for thinking about getting a second heli are 1) it would be all kinds of fun to build another one up and 2) it would give me another heli to have experience setting up and flying. Plus it would be a second heli to break if the first one takes a dive, so it won't put me down for a week while I wait on parts.

Maybe this is a bad idea but it has been bouncing around in my head for 2 weeks now, so I had to ask.

- Chris

Team New Mexico
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02-05-2008 10:35 PM  10 years agoPost 8
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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Settle down your experiencing heli anxiety It happens when you get addicted. Save your money for parts. Dont buy another heli unless you can afford it and another few hundred dollars for parts a week waiting with no heli will make you a little more careful next time you fly and try harder not to crash you'll learn crashing sucks. But It is good to get a little box of parts and have to assemble a heli so you can figure out the mechanics and learn whats going on inside.

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02-05-2008 10:38 PM  10 years agoPost 9
e78990

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gee... so true! I had my sim and could fly anything I wanted and now the real deal is quite a different experience!

What about a blade 400??

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02-05-2008 10:45 PM  10 years agoPost 10
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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gee... so true! I had my sim and could fly anything I wanted and now the real deal is quite a different experience!
I'm not gonna comment on that one I get bit every time I do.

I agree next these people will come up with a sex sim the real thing is always much more fun.

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02-05-2008 11:26 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Texas Dar

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Branson-Hollister Mo. USA

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Becouse I flew years ago, im not going threw that. Fast-backerds, and I'ed be in the same place. Maby one of thoes counter rotating heli's would get yr mind off the wating? Guy showed me at the hobby shop how eazy they are to fly. And when you get in trouble, you just let go of the stick, and it hovers and wants to rise a bit. What you need is something thats spinning, and a TX in yr hands. I play with the FMS sim, but it lacks the real feel. With one of thoes, its a lot harder to crash.

Mommy Said, I Can "Come Out & Fly With You Guys"

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02-05-2008 11:32 PM  10 years agoPost 12
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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Oh yeah sorry forgot about coaxials I have trouble considering them as helis heres a testament of the hands off hover with my lamaV4. $88 RTF at xheli.com.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3AqyjmuhdM

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02-06-2008 12:55 AM  10 years agoPost 13
Texas Dar

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Branson-Hollister Mo. USA

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Try this sim. Its free, and comes real close to real helis. It only took 2 weeks to get board flyin on the FMS, and im doughtfull the one for $40. ( Clear View ) is much more than a Vidio Game Toy Too. But at least you dont need to go to the mall and put 2 quarters in it every 15 mins. "Link" http://www.marksfiles.net/HeliSimRC/index.htm It keeps Dar happy. Now, if I can pull myself away from "RR" and get the new parts on.

Mommy Said, I Can "Come Out & Fly With You Guys"

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02-06-2008 01:36 AM  10 years agoPost 14
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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If you want a second heli go buy it... I have 3 450's and a 600 now and still looking for more... I like having the option to fly a scale heli or a pod and boom. What ever you get make sure you can afford parts for 2 helis, also don't buy cheap electronics as you will have problems with stripped servos and gyros that don't hold. Buy the best and only buy once.... I have hitec 65 servos in all of my 450s and haven't had a servo strip in 3 years..I also use gy401 gyros and never have problems with them either.... Just base your purchases on what you can afford... Having the parts hanging on the wall is alot easier than having to order them and wait.....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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02-06-2008 03:34 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Texas Dar

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Branson-Hollister Mo. USA

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30 years ago, it was $25.--$85. to get back in the air. I am so loving this $4.50--$12.00 stuff. Before I bought our tour bus, I found a nice Hughes-300 for sale. I Can Do That, till I found out what the Anual would cost. And Maintance Inspection,cost,AND UP-Keep. Then I check on Ins............... OK, I'll buy a C-172, and call it quits. The more chanalging the toy, the higher the cost. I bought a tour bus, and did country music shows instead. Plastic Is Good. I Love My King.....!

Mommy Said, I Can "Come Out & Fly With You Guys"

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02-06-2008 04:55 AM  10 years agoPost 16
waylander

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Edmonton, Alberta - Canada

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LOL,

I have the king2, 3 450s, 2 550s, 1 600N and still looking....

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02-06-2008 05:38 AM  10 years agoPost 17
Texas Dar

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Branson-Hollister Mo. USA

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When starting out, go the Cheep ! Guy's, like they say, when I hover'ed, and dident have to order parts, "Yr Now-a-Heli-Pilot" Dont mean yr not gona need parts, but the learning curve, is now@the bottom, and yr on yr way up now. "Guy's" learning to solo in a C-152, cost to learn, "So-Much-Money", its the same with a Chopper. Dont come into this sport, if you cant aford the cost to solo. The guys flying the real birds, and R/C birds, that got thAre "Ticket", to hover payed the price. I found out the hard way(have-a-post-some-whAre on RR) Its gona cost REAL-MONEY, to learn to fly it. Aint-No-Short-Cut's........! The good thing is at $800-a-hr. to learn to fly real Heli's, wont cost ya that much money learning to fly R/C's. We all see the HBK-2 cost. And then cant equiate price-of-learning-to fly-it, parts.............? Ok, the Hughes 300, cost $2850.00. Cost to fly it, 1/2 the price, of buying it. Paying for evrything else,I envy the guys living 1 hr. away from the parts-store..........?

Mommy Said, I Can "Come Out & Fly With You Guys"

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02-06-2008 08:58 PM  10 years agoPost 18
tutelar-rc

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Nobleton, Ontario - Canada

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My second heli is always... the same as my first heli.

That way:
  • one common spare parts cache
  • only learning to fly 1 at a time (different models fly quite different)
  • batteries are interchangeable
  • easy to get back in the air (just move receiver to other heli - although I am guilty of buying a second receiver and flying both)
That's why I have 2 BCPPs and 2 Belt CPs...

My 2 cents.

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02-07-2008 01:22 AM  10 years agoPost 19
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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Tutelar rc I have the same theory, that is why I have 3 450s and 1 600 I have enough parts to fix a total wreck with a few parts left over... I have no down time this way....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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