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› A Nine Eagles Free Spirit/SOLO Birthday Surprise!
10-25-2009 04:51 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Steve Joblin

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Well, yesterday was a big day for my daughter (yes, I too am surprised they allowed me to procreate)... She had her 10th birthday and Daddy (that would be me for all those that arent following along) bought her a Nine Eagles Free Spirit Micro Coax from ClubHeli. I also got the SOLO canopy for me when I fly it . I had a mCX a year ago, but sold it as I quickly became bored with it. The Free Spirit seems to be souped up knock-off of the mCX. It is just as easy to fly, very similar design, strong and sturdy, but has much greater forward flight capabilities than the mCX. I'm not a big fan of using AA batteries to charge the Lipo battery, but I do have to give it to Nine Eagles for a creative design of building the charger directly into the transmitter... very nice and innovative design! I might get the wall charger for it... we'll see.

I was quite impressed with the transmitter... the display shows you battery power, trim settings, throttle speed, Mode, and Performance Level. The performance level has two settings... a "tame" setting that inhibits servo throw; and a "pro" setting that enables maximum servo throw for advanced handling characteristics. I don't mind having to have yet another transmitter, as this one is quite small and compact. The only thing I don't like is that the antenna doesn't rotate to allow it to fold flat against the top of the transmitter.

Parts seem to be very inexpensive, but I can't see needing to buy many as the heli is really quite strong and solid.

So what did my daughter think? Well, she loves it! It is a great way for father and daughter to have some good ol' fashion bonding time... something I am cherrishing before she becomes a teenager and wishes I didn't even exist

So what did I think? I didn't realize how much I missed not having a micro coax in my fleet. It is a blast to fly and unlike more sophisticated helis, you can really horse around and not worry. Quite frankly, at such a low price point, I can't see how anyone into micro helis wouldn't want one as part of their fleet. If you have a few extra bucks and want to put a little spark back into your heli hobby, the Free Spirit or SOLO (they are the same heli, just with different canopy covers) is a great way to go!

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10-30-2009 10:14 AM  8 years agoPost 2
juha76

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Our club has several nine eagles helicopters and they are a ton of fun They fly really well and are very durable. But we noticed that the solo version seems to be a little more agile than the free spirit version.

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11-09-2009 06:24 PM  8 years agoPost 3
UB-HSTRY

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Glad to see I am not the only one. I just got my 9 year old a Flight sim and an EXI 450 for xmas with some goodies for it.

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