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06-06-2009 01:29 AM  9 years agoPost 1
wizzle497

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I am looking for a RTF Heli that is capable of very good fwd flight. I have the e-flite mcx, and cx3 but I find the cx3 does not do fwd flight very well. On the other hand, every CP heli I have tried was way too twitchy and just plain too much to enjoy, even though on a simulator I can handle most 3d helis and even do mild 3d stuff.

I need recommendations for a stable but very capable heli to do full fwd flight. FWD flight is basically what I am looking for, w/o the heli immediately pitching up. I was going to get the CP Pro 2 but then I cam across the Hirobo SRB Quark and from the videos I have seen, the quark is very solid fwd flier.

I seem to be stuck in that void where the FP helis don't offer me what I Want but the CP are too much. Is there any heli out there that's a nice compromise of the 2 extremes?? Is the Quark the compromise I am looking for? Is there a better choice? There are soo many helis out there, please help! Thanks!!!

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06-06-2009 01:55 AM  9 years agoPost 2
lstmysock11

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First off you want to stay away from the cp pro2 and that size of heli while learning. I tryed to start with a cp pro2 and did not have much of any luck, bird is way to twitchy, not very stable in a light breeze.

So I got myself a Hk 450 from hobby king, basicly a trex 450 clone. So much more stable and with very little effort I was hoving and even handling some wind. Basicly the bigger you go the more stable and easer the bird will be to fly.

Building a kit can also be fun, plus when you do crash you will know how to fix your own bird.

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06-06-2009 11:01 PM  9 years agoPost 3
LONEWOLF2440

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i started with a blade cp pro got so mad at it i hit idle up on it when the last crash happened and beat it self to death then threw it in the garbage can Blade 400 is a good one to start with

MIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550

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06-06-2009 11:04 PM  9 years agoPost 4
lstmysock11

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I have a cheap blade cp pro 2. then again not sure if I would want to sell it to anyone. A breeze could make you crash the darn thing.

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06-09-2009 02:14 PM  9 years agoPost 5
JRjoe

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More Time On The Simulator

Work On The Basics.


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

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06-10-2009 03:18 PM  9 years agoPost 6
lynxster

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I have a blade 400 RTF in the cassifieds with all the imporant upgrades . I have over $850 invested in the bird with the upgrades. No matter what you end up buying, spend the little bit extra to get a heli that has good metal gear servos (they will survive the crashes)and the cnc head parts. That way, after a blade stike you are just replacing main shaft and feathering spindle, and if it was really bad a tail boom. All that stuff is cheap! I have two because I was told that once I started pushing the edge of my abilities I shouldn't be afraid of crashing, so I bought a back up bird. The big crash curve never happened. I now have a Trex 500 (that I am in love with)that I am able to fly well because I went the proper steps building to this point. It takes a lot of piloting skills to stay on top of flying any 450 size heli. You will be well prepared for the next step up. I wish you good luck and tons of fun!
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06-10-2009 04:39 PM  9 years agoPost 7
TJinGuy

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Sounds to me like you are only looking at cheap stuff, like you don't want to spend any money. Well this is not a cheap hobby in any way. If you can't pony up for at least a $500 heli, if not more like $1000, then maybe you should just keep flying on the sim.

- Chris

Team New Mexico
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06-10-2009 06:10 PM  9 years agoPost 8
wizzle497

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??????

I don't know how you inferred from my post.

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