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01-12-2009 07:15 PM  9 years agoPost 1
mille

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I have a car and was wondering which heli to get?

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01-12-2009 07:18 PM  9 years agoPost 2
mferraz

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Simulator & 600N if you can afford it
If you want to learn to fly, get a simulator and put in a good 40 hours getting used to things before you try to fly the real thing.

Once you are ready, I would reccommend that you get a T-REX 600 Nitro bird, with PVC training gear (no the extra weight will not matter) and an instructor or flying field pilot who can show you the ropes. And remember to start with a very relaxed normal mode flight setup with adaquate exponential (so things are not too twitchy). Trust me, EVERYTHING happens far slower with a 600 that it does on the smaller electrics, and with Nitro you can turn and burn - over and over again. It's all about burning fuel. Turn and burn. You have to burn it to learn it. Your stamina will build with time. I got my 360 degree orientation down in about 150 tanks, with no wreck. Just my 2 cents... and they are easy to find with everyeone going bonkers over the electrics these days...

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01-12-2009 07:25 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Pistol Pete

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How big is your car?

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01-12-2009 07:29 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Nashville

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Can you provide a little more information like your budget, do you have a club with heli pilots that can help you, do you prefer electric or nitro and of course how big is your car, lol?

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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01-12-2009 07:53 PM  9 years agoPost 5
JRjoe

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Simulator & 600N


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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01-12-2009 08:03 PM  9 years agoPost 6
USNAviationjay

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I guess I'm the oddball even though I have and like my 600N I would not recommend it for a flat out newbie.

Trex 450 and a sim.. that way you arnt out several 1000 dollars if the heli bug just isn't for you.

Nitros require alot more time and effort as well as way more setup time and maintenance.

as well as ALOT OF ROOM.

You cant just step out into your yard and fly a large nitro heli.
I spent all my first 6 months flying Trex 450s in my back yard till I got the hovering down.
then moved to the field and learned FF and FFF and so on..

big is better in some aspects.. yes more stable.. but instead of a 25 dollar crash you are looking at at least 125+ dollars to crash a large nitro bird. blades are not cheap when compared to 16 bucks on 325 woodies.

worked for me.. 1 year learning curve now and up to inverted flying and flips etc..

not to mention.. when was the last time you heard a Trex 450 killing anyone or really damaging property..

loose that 600 and people and property can get killed.

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01-12-2009 08:03 PM  9 years agoPost 7
airsoft1779

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before buying the 600n, buy a hbfp2. u WILL crash and break things on the 600, but the hbfp wont break at all. its only $80. it will pay for itself

6s Trex 450 PRO and Vision 50 Comp.

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01-12-2009 08:05 PM  9 years agoPost 8
USNAviationjay

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I agree with that also Airsoft.. I had a Compy and a freestyle (both just souped up versions of the HPFP) and they taught me ALOT..

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01-12-2009 08:06 PM  9 years agoPost 9
TaleGunner

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Sim then CX-2 or simular then 50 size like the 600

Airsoft whats a hbfp2?

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
Spectra-G, Ion X-2

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01-12-2009 08:08 PM  9 years agoPost 10
QuickSilver

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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Which heli to get
This may seem like a weird question but......What does owning a car have to with choosing an RC helicopter? Anyway get the best heli, motor and electronics you can find and avoid the cost of upgrading later

Vibe 90SG (when it come out)
JR 8717HV servos
Scott Grays Reactor X
OS 91HZ
Radix main and tail blades
CY MP5-90
TP extreme 2100 7.4v 2Cell lipo

Kyle

Stanley Bostitch
Proto Tools

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01-12-2009 08:10 PM  9 years agoPost 11
JRjoe

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Simulator & 600N

and an instructor, you can do it!!!


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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01-12-2009 08:13 PM  9 years agoPost 12
USNAviationjay

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Houston Tx USA

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http://www.runryder.com/t484507p1/

This is alot like my old Freestyle right here.
this is a belted drive brushless version of the HBFP.. this thing flies REALLY well.. it has the manners of the Trex 450 but crashes with ease and to the point 9/10 crashes you pick it up and straighten the blades and fly again.

Spins at @2000rpm on an ARC 130

very stable and when ready will to FFF like a much bigger bird.

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01-12-2009 08:50 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Nashville

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Just guessing here but I think he means he has an RC Car and may be ready for a heli.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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01-12-2009 09:05 PM  9 years agoPost 14
QuantumPSI

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Dude, don't listen to these guys at all, seriously, dump all your money GET A TURBINE MAN, it'll do you wonders! Don't bother with a sim and training gear, they're a cinch to fly

Oh, do me and us a favor, record the first flight

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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01-12-2009 09:11 PM  9 years agoPost 15
USAF Retired

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Save up your $'s and get a Sim and 600N....
Good Luck

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01-12-2009 09:14 PM  9 years agoPost 16
shuttlepilot

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A simulator is a good investment, but if you are like me.....a simulator will bore you in about 30 minutes.

The small electrics I guess can be good for a starter, but they are harder to learn how to fly because they are just not as stable as something larger. If you can tune nitro pretty good, then a 30 size heli is not out of the question, and can be as affordable as a GOOD electric heli.

Buy something that your local hobby shop carries parts for, because you will frequent the shop until they know you personally. Also get a real set of training gear like a "roto pod" or something of that nature.

Having someone close by that flies helis is also a plus and can make things MUCH easier. The main part of learning to fly helis is DEDICATION. I learned before there were personal computers and flight simulators and gyros.....so it can be done without all of the other "toys" that are out there, but it can be expensive.

Just remember that you can have the best Sim on the market and the best heli out there for the beginner, but without the mind set that you are going to conquer the beast, you will not make it very far.

Good luck!!

Gas is Great
Camper Fuel is Better!!
QWW Helis

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01-13-2009 01:19 AM  9 years agoPost 17
mirmanchuck

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Venice Fl.

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[quote]A simulator is a good investment, but if you are like me.....a simulator will bore you in about 30 minutes.

Simulators are only boring if you don't use them properly. Anybody can get on a sim and flip a heli around without losing it. But how smooth can you do those tricks.

SpectraG/3Dmax
Trex600esp BeastX DFC
QAV500G Multirotor

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01-13-2009 02:14 AM  9 years agoPost 18
broggyr

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QuantumPSI, you're just evil

- Brian
irony [ay-ruh-nee', ay-er-nee'] adj.: Like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron

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01-13-2009 03:47 AM  9 years agoPost 19
shuttlepilot

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Simulators are only boring if you don't use them properly.
I beg to differ. I can do the manuvers smoothly on the sim, it's just the adrenaline factor is not there....at least not for me. I work with computers all day, and the last thing that I want to do is fly my "rc" heli on one in the evening. I think they are good learning tools if that's what suit you, but I don't think the statement of not "using them properly" is a bit of an arrogant statement IMHO.

Gas is Great
Camper Fuel is Better!!
QWW Helis

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01-13-2009 07:49 PM  9 years agoPost 20
mille

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Stockholm Sweden

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Hi
I also have the 9254 servos. Which heli to get?

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