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06-22-2009 04:36 AM  11 years ago
jakeg1999

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I like both, I fly my 2 700's and my 1 Rave (soon to be 2) equally amount of flights when I go to the field. It mixes things up....
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06-22-2009 04:39 AM  11 years ago
zaw

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I don't have large heli yet but I have a HBK2 about 2 1/2 ft long, with right mods its pretty stable. Good thing is I can just get out in flying my parking lot which is pretty small.ಠ_ಠ HBK2 built with inexpensive parts! ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Gaui425
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06-22-2009 04:42 AM  11 years ago
Aaron29

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Zaw, I encourage you to at least fly a large heli so you'll know what stable is.

I bought my Blade 400 to fly in the house, then I realized it makes ALOT more wind than I thought it would. That isn't smart. Maybe I'll fly it at the park sometime.

OK there's TWO things then that the little heli excels at:

Affordable, and convenient.

We keep talking I may keep this little 400.
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06-22-2009 04:49 AM  11 years ago
DKNguyen

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I'm kind of wondering how stable a 400 with a virtual flybar can get. It might not have lots of inertia but you'd think you'd be able to get the same cyclic response.

I'm not sure if it's just me, but it seems that little helis have proportionally more power for their size (that might also be a result of lack of inertia so it seems they can change direction faster which makes sense).
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06-22-2009 04:49 AM  11 years ago
Aaron29

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Oh and when you work on it you can just pick it up.

A big heli is awkward to turn blades, rotate fuselage, etc. when on the bench. And if you have to work on the bottom of it it's a chore.

Little heli you pick it up with left hand, screwdriver in right hand and go to work.

OK THREE things then.
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06-22-2009 04:50 AM  11 years ago
Aaron29

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I'm kind of wondering how stable a 400 with a virtual flybar can get.
I'm betting that might be close to at least a 50 size heli.

I think we need an experiment.
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06-22-2009 04:52 AM  11 years ago
DKNguyen

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Heh, that might give me an excuse to get a 400 so I can reuse the V-bar on it when I try to build my own V-bar for the larger heli (or...maybe it's smarter to build one for the smaller heli since it costs less if something goes wrong lol)
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06-22-2009 04:57 AM  11 years ago
Aaron29

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I'm not sure if it's just me, but it seems that little helis have proportionally more power for their size
This is debateable. They certainly do get out of their own way. I think they are similar to the 50 and 90 size (on 30% nitro) in speed and acceleration.

They really look faster because of scaling. They are so small that 10 mph looks like mach 1. You'd have to drag race them to know for sure. Or do a climbout race. First to 50 feet.
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06-22-2009 05:15 AM  11 years ago
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I meant proportional to their own size, not in absolute terms. So like a small one could cover 10x its rotor diameter faster than a larger one could. SOrt of like how a flea can jump a hundred times it's own body length and a person can only jump one or two, but the person probably covers more distance because they are larger.
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