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06-07-2009 01:54 AM  9 years agoPost 21
tadawson

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Not bad for what it is, but still very primitive compared to the others I listed . . . All depends what you want, and where you want to end up. On my helis, I have very few that fly on only 7 channels . . . but then again, I don't fly little electric turds either . . . .

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06-07-2009 02:02 AM  9 years agoPost 22
iceman320

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would the 2.4 systems make it feel like I at least have a little bit better control over the heli? cause I have been flying it for about a month now and I still don't feel like I have control of the heli it just goes where it wants to. and it's getting kind of frustrating. or should I try getting a better gyro first? thanks also will faster servo's make a big difference?

esky belt cp 450, just built exi 450 pro, trext 500esp, trex 600esp

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06-07-2009 02:02 AM  9 years agoPost 23
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I have very few that fly on only 7 channels . . . but then again, I don't fly little electric turds either
Spoken like a true-to-life dung monger.

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06-07-2009 02:17 AM  9 years agoPost 24
tadawson

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would the 2.4 systems make it feel like I at least have a little bit better control over the heli? cause I have been flying it for about a month now and I still don't feel like I have control of the heli it just goes where it wants to. and it's getting kind of frustrating. or should I try getting a better gyro first? thanks also will faster servo's make a big difference?
For a newbie, I doubt you would feel much difference. That "out of control" feeling is just a part of the learning process until you learn to anticipate the heli and react accordingly. A better gyro will definitely help out, and as you advance, better servos too, but as a new pilot, you are not likely putting a lot of strain on your servos at this point. Keep in mind that the little choppers are inherently less stable than the bigger stuff, and that any wind at all will move it around quite a bit.

Just noted that you don't plan to ever fly big and/or nitro birds, so based on that, the DX-7 would probably serve your purposes quite well.

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06-07-2009 02:17 AM  9 years agoPost 25
tadawson

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Spoken like a true-to-life dung monger.
Nope, just a pilot who has very little interest in little electrics.

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06-07-2009 02:32 AM  9 years agoPost 26
jbdww

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For the most part you will not go past seven channels unless you plan on flying scale and would like extras like landing gears, lights, etc...
The DX7 is not crap at all. Most of the pro's fly a DX7. The main thing is you will probably grow out of the DX6, so look at something better than that one.
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06-07-2009 03:37 AM  9 years agoPost 27
dkshema

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iceman --

A 2.4 GHz system will not make you feel more connected to your heli. Faster servos WILL make a difference, but not till you get your skills to the point where the difference will MAKE a difference in the way the heli responds.

You mention a better gyro, but don't tell us what your current gyro might be. Unless your current gyro is a dog, you don't need to spend more money on one. A Futaba GY420 will work quite well for a newbie and even someone who's venturing into the post-newbie world. A step up there would be the Futaba GY401, adding some nice features, and holding well. And for the price, the Inertia 860 may be all the gyro you really need, no matter WHAT your skills end up being.

You have been flying about a month, according to your post. It takes quite a bit of PRACTICE before you actually start to feel like you're flying the heli, instead of it taking you where it wants to go.

If you have a Nitro heli, your best investment at present is FUEL. If you have an electric heli, your best investment is spare batteries and a decent charger.

There is NO SUBSTITUTE for practice and skill. There are no shortcuts.

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As for the 7 channel vs "more than 7 channel" argument, there are hudreds of thousands of happy flyers using either the DX-7 or the Futaba 7C radio, and they are flying all sorts of helis with them. The DX-7 is a popular radio for a reason. It works well, it is quite flexible in its programming features, and it will let you do just about anything you want to do with your heli. Many of the "pros" fly the DX-7. Sure the really big dogs have the top of the line mega-dollar and mega-channel radios, but there a thousands of people who could give them a run for the money using the DX-7.

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A SIX channel radio does limit you, does limit growth, and if you progress very far in your heli endeavor, you will end up buying a better radio in short order.

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06-07-2009 05:41 PM  9 years agoPost 28
iceman320

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okay right now my belt cp just has the stock esky gyro. and I was thinking about upgrading to the esky head lock gyro. and the biggeset heli that I think i will be flying after I get the hang of things would most likely be a 600 size electric heli. as I have been throught the whole nitro thing with my trucks and got sick of the exhaust oil mess. and I like the whole go out plug in and fly thing right now.

esky belt cp 450, just built exi 450 pro, trext 500esp, trex 600esp

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06-07-2009 06:21 PM  9 years agoPost 29
Blackhawk6

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Go with the DX7 cause most likely you will never out grow the radio. You will be very happy with it. You could use it with just about any plane and heli's up to the big 90 size boyz!

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06-07-2009 08:21 PM  9 years agoPost 30
tadawson

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Some govs take two aux channels to use all features . . . .

Some gyros take two aux channels to use all features . . . .

Avoid those, and you can use 7, but if you find you want to use one of those devices, you will rapidly learn why 8+ can be an advantage.

Your call . . . .

- Tim

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