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06-01-2009 10:08 PM  9 years agoPost 1
aerodynamic18

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Lisburn,N.ireland

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guys a friend is wanting to start helis and i recommended the mini titan which you can pick up about £200 2nd hand but he has seen a e-sky belt cp for £100 2ndhand. i think h should save up and get the titan instead of the esky what you think? whats the esky like? please dont say get something else as these are in his price range thanks

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06-01-2009 10:11 PM  9 years agoPost 2
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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First Advice...
Does he have sim time???? If not, that would be my first recommendation....
And the Mini T is a MUCH better heli then the belt cp....MUCH BETTER....

Good Luck...

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06-01-2009 10:19 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Melon

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California

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I'd recomend a simulator first.
I progressed very fast by flying on the simulator.

Once you get good with the simulator i can easily say your ready for a 50 sized nitro.

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06-01-2009 10:38 PM  9 years agoPost 4
aerodynamic18

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Lisburn,N.ireland

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yea i have lent him my simulator. i think i got him talked round to the mini titan. he was v. inpressed with mine. no nitro as electric is easier for us a.t.m. so we can get out quickly and easily to a field nearbuy

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06-01-2009 11:03 PM  9 years agoPost 5
JRjoe

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I'd recomend a simulator first.
10-4 get a sim


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

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06-01-2009 11:46 PM  9 years agoPost 6
enahs

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Rapid City, SD

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Is there an echo in here? Definitely a sim. Then a nice 450 electric or a 50 sized nitro.

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06-02-2009 12:01 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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The question is "What Heli", not "what Simulator"

"I just don't Listen" "

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06-02-2009 12:28 AM  9 years agoPost 8
alchemist

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Auckland,New Zealand

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Obviously a sim is a must. Learning on smaller heli's is masochistic IMHO. A 50 size heli is a good place to start based on price and stability.

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06-02-2009 12:41 AM  9 years agoPost 9
Yug

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Obviously a sim is a must. Learning on smaller heli's is masochistic IMHO. A 50 size heli is a good place to start based on price and stability.
I was gonna say similar but the original post suggests spending just £200 or so

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06-02-2009 04:09 AM  9 years agoPost 10
piranhafreak

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Manahawkin NJ

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I will say get a simulator like everyone else has said i didnt liek hearing that either i just wanted to fly not be stuck inside but i found myself crashing over and over spent so much money crashing so as painfull as it sound buy a sim then once u are feeling comfertable on that save up and go by a heli

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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06-02-2009 04:23 AM  9 years agoPost 11
devin120

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Canada

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Sim
Forget it until you have around 1500 to spend. Buy a sim, a raptor 50 (or other if $ permits) and he'll be hooked for life.

He can build while learning on the sim. It also will be a slow build as he will be glued next to the internet on raptortechnique so he will learn and not rush.

Also he will also not get bored (like with a 30 size) and not blow his brains out the back of his skull (like with a walkera electric POS heli)

my 2 cents and the reason i'm hooked for life!

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06-02-2009 04:26 AM  9 years agoPost 12
piranhafreak

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Manahawkin NJ

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this has been said before small helis are a waste of time for a beginer it almost put me out of this hobby i left a few times and came back and i have managed to learn on a blade but my new larger helis fly way better i would have saved alot of time and frustraion if i went big from the get go so the last guy is right get a sim and build a larger heli over time

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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06-02-2009 04:51 AM  9 years agoPost 13
Rockohaulic

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Canyon Country, CA, USA, 3rd Rock from the Sun

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Well, I'm surprised no one has mentioned a 500 size electric.

My Trex 500 is as cheap as a 450, the batteries are $50, and it flies with the stability of a 600E.

It is a perfect 1st heli. A stock one gets 7 minute flights on a 3300 mah battery.

I'm selling my 450 because it is nowhere near as much fun to fly.

Good luck.

Oh yes, I like it so much, I bought Mandy one for her birthday!

Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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06-02-2009 05:26 AM  9 years agoPost 14
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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ROCKHAULIC has the very best answer thus far. Buy A E500E class heli. As far as 450 class birds(325 mm main blades), I love um, and this is what I learned on. They are dirt cheap, easy on batterys, esc, ect. And most LHS have the parts on hand for your needs.

Go with the MINI TITAN, you will freaking ove it!!

"I just don't Listen" "

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06-02-2009 05:53 AM  9 years agoPost 15
Harshflyer

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Seattle, Wa.

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Mini Titan is a great first heli. Easy set-up,good upgrades, cheap to fix.
Thunder Tiger continues the support for their orginal,and new, line of helis.

Still asking why

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06-02-2009 07:07 AM  9 years agoPost 16
wws2010

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La Cresenta, California - United States

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I have owned both helis at different points and I have to say that the mini titan is way nicer but the belt is also pretty nice for its price, with a g401b I would feel comfortable with both. Love the mini titans looks and the way it just tracks in the sky, like the vibe of the 450 class.

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06-02-2009 12:16 PM  9 years agoPost 17
scott52575

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Cincinnati,ohio,usa

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DO NOT BUY HELIMAX
DO NOT BUY ANYTHING MADE BY HELIMAX..........USED NEW OR OTHERWISE THEY ARE COMPLETE GARBAGE!!!!!

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06-02-2009 12:43 PM  9 years agoPost 18
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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DO NOT BUY HELIMAX

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING MADE BY HELIMAX..........USED NEW OR OTHERWISE THEY ARE COMPLETE GARBAGE!!!!!
That is a fact, the MX 400 will be nothing but problems.

"I just don't Listen" "

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06-02-2009 02:12 PM  9 years agoPost 19
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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That is a fact, the MX 400 will be nothing but problems.
We crashed ours on the very first flight due to elev arm breaking.

www.JustinJee.com

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06-02-2009 04:40 PM  9 years agoPost 20
TwistedrotoR12

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Wichita ks

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I would definately say the mini t, the belt cp flies okay but the parts availability sucks. Good luck!

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