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01-11-2010 11:14 PM  8 years agoPost 1
vinnielopez

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ft lauderdale

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Hello everyone my name is Vinnie new to the forum. I am looking to get back into flying heli's. I started about three years ago but I no longer have any equipment. I had a rappy 30 and a trex 600 electric. I loved the trex but the cost for batteries is not appealing plus the short flight times and haveing to have at least 4-6 batteries to spend a decent amount of time flying. I know that the nitro is going to cost $30.00 a gallon but I think 2-3 gallons a month I can do but spending over $1,500 in one shot for just batteries alone hurts. I know the rappy 30 was awesome in terms of fuel economy and the 50 is a bigger more powerful bird what do you all suggest I look at in terms of a new heli?

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01-11-2010 11:28 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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USA.

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Welcome to RunRyder, Vinnie. What ever 50 Nitro is good for you.

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01-11-2010 11:45 PM  8 years agoPost 3
FlaG8r

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Florida

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I loved the trex but the cost for batteries is not appealing plus the short flight times and haveing to have at least 4-6 batteries to spend a decent amount of time flying.
Look at Hobbycity.com, lipos are dirt cheap there and lots of folks are using them with great results.
but spending over $1,500 in one shot for just batteries alone hurts.
Not an issue if you go with HC packs. For instance, I am running 8S on my Knight 600E, 2 4S packs in series runs me $99 total. ($49.57 a piece)

Of course they hit you with about $25 in shipping if you want it in 3 bizz days.

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01-11-2010 11:54 PM  8 years agoPost 4
vinnielopez

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ft lauderdale

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Thank you I have been brousing this forum while I waited for approval to post and it is very friendly and informative I hope to find more guys down here in FT Lauderdale that fly heli's so I can learn as much as I can.

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01-12-2010 12:05 AM  8 years agoPost 5
spiacro

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Athens, Greece

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Welcome Vinnie!


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01-12-2010 12:21 AM  8 years agoPost 6
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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Well welcome back. Things have changed since you last flew. These days we have awesome flying 450s, easy to own middle-of-the-road 500s and the huge number of 50s (both electric and nitro) to choose from. If I were you I would start small and get back in. Then pick out a big bird when you decide where you want t o end up.

- Chris

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01-12-2010 12:48 AM  8 years agoPost 7
FlaG8r

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Florida

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If I were you I would start small and get back in. Then pick out a big bird when you decide where you want t o end up.
While I respect TJinGuys advice always, and the fact he just sold me a sweet motor I would disagree.

My advice to anyone getting started or re-started is to do your homework and buy the biggest you can afford. You buy small now, upgrade later, IMO, you wasted a lot of money. I wish I had all the money back I wasted on E-Flite crap!

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01-12-2010 12:52 AM  8 years agoPost 8
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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See I assume everybody will own a 450 alongside their bigger birds, as each has its use. Fly the 450 at the park, in the parking lot at work, where ever you want really. Then you can take the big bird(s) to the field on the weekend and tear it up. So when I said start small, I meant pick up a good solid 450, new radio, charger and packs. Then get your addiction on and see where it leads you

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01-12-2010 12:52 AM  8 years agoPost 9
vinnielopez

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ft lauderdale

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I think at this point the smallest I'll go is a 30 size the largest a 50 the small electrics I'll add later as a supplement. Now I have to start putting some cash aside to get a heli and all the gear I need.

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01-12-2010 01:10 AM  8 years agoPost 10
thtoyman

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Gone ,Flying.

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If you want fuel economy. Look in to a gaser

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01-12-2010 01:12 AM  8 years agoPost 11
vinnielopez

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ft lauderdale

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I had a trex 450 in the past and I will certainly add one in the future I just want a bigger bird for now unfortunately I think a big electric is to much financially for me in one shot so we will see what I end up with.

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01-12-2010 10:11 AM  8 years agoPost 12
JRjoe

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Jonesville , IN USA #1

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I've said it before and i'll say it again. Seek out you local club/clubs and find out what the locals are flying and ask why.Not to take away from the guys on here, RunRyder is an excellent source of info.

The newer 50 size machines are all pretty much good. Local parts availability is often a key factor when buying a new machine.


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

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01-12-2010 01:58 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Bundian

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Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

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Welcome Vinnie!
As I see you're from the area, I fly in Coral Springs
Shoot me a pm and I'll give you directions to the field, come out on the weekend, to check us out.
I'm sure we even can help you get a heli on a good price.

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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01-12-2010 02:02 PM  8 years agoPost 14
colsy

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Cambridge, UK

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If youre starting from scratch go down the Align 600 route.
Nice easy to live with on 8s.
Align sells so well S/H you wont get too stuck.

col.

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01-12-2010 02:49 PM  8 years agoPost 15
rotormonkey

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Ottawa, ON - Canada

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Align isn't the route for everybody. Parts availability is good, but parts are sub-par imo, and he's already said he didn't want electric.

Just throwing it out there, but the gasser might not be a bad idea. I have my eye on the new Century Radikal g20. It's a 50 sized gasser - a new breed. While it won't have the same power to weight ratio for smackdown 3d, flights will be a fraction of the cost. Figure somewhere in the neighborhood of $3-$4 per flight with the nitro, it'll be around 10c for the gasser.

Whatever you decide on - welcome back!

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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01-12-2010 03:01 PM  8 years agoPost 16
colsy

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Cambridge, UK

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Ok, i read it properly this time.

If i was buying a new 50 nitro now, i would be torn between the R50 Titan SE and the hirobo SDX.

Col.

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01-17-2010 02:38 AM  8 years agoPost 17
vinnielopez

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ft lauderdale

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It might be the SDX for me I would like something different everybody is flying Align here so I wouldn't mind having a different bird.

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01-17-2010 03:07 AM  8 years agoPost 18
geker

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lykens,PA

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for a great 50 i would go with outrages velocity 50 no up grades need can be set up wild or tame check em out worth a look

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01-22-2010 01:43 AM  8 years agoPost 19
wifeorheli

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reno, nevada usa

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welcome to runryder, you should find out what others are flying in the area. That way you would have better help with setup or problems. but thats just me. I have a frenzy and a align600n I love the align now and evryone at the field in pretty much all align so when i have problems its easier to get help.

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01-22-2010 02:37 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Radix1

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Mid-Valley, OR

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Vinnie welcome to RR I would suggest as other members would also, check with your local club to see what they are flying. I would also check with your LHS to see on the parts they stock. There are many good 50 size helis out there, but I would just check that out first. Also there are many online stores they sell combo's that way you can save a little for buying a combo.

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