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01-13-2010 07:08 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Dr.J

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Hello everyone,

are there any cheapo micro helis on the market that are ideal for indoor flight, yet complex enough to do inverted (not asking a lot, huh)?

Any and all info, appreciated.

thanks,

John

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01-13-2010 07:23 PM  8 years agoPost 2
RaptorMan23

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If inverted is about all your looking for as far as capabilities, the axe cp will do the job. They come ready to fly for about $150

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01-13-2010 07:49 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Dusty1000

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Do you mean inverted indoors, or inverted and indoors? If it's the former, the Walkera 4G3/Novus CP is the smallest and lightest CP heli there is. If you're as good as this guy...

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01-13-2010 09:20 PM  8 years agoPost 4
JRjoe

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Walkera/Novus = sucky heli


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

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01-13-2010 10:06 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Dusty1000

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...and does sucky mean cheapo?

If so should DrJ take that as a recommendation from you?

Have you flown one?

Dusty

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01-13-2010 11:10 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Dr.J

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Hi, I'm looking for something to fly indoors, a heli that can take a hit with minimal damage. And, yes, indoors and inverted.

What are the common micros and how do they compare?

thanks,

John

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01-15-2010 02:42 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Join the rest of us in waiting for the bind-and-fly Blade mCP. I'm sure it will eventually be released.

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01-16-2010 12:33 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Dusty1000

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Join the rest of us in waiting for the bind-and-fly Blade mCP. I'm sure it will eventually be released.
I'd like to think so too, but in reality E-fite have only just released their 2nd micro heli which is aimed at beginners just like their first, Walkera have a whole range of micro helis and first announced the 4G3 in August 2007. Hopefully E-flite will catch up... eventually.

For the meantime, if you want a micro CP heli, Walkera is the only choice. Anyway they are a lot of fun - those who haven't tried them are missing out

Dusty

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01-16-2010 04:59 PM  8 years agoPost 9
jschenck

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I've flown one of the original Walkera 4G3 and they are not bad at all. They *are* a handful though, very quick. The one I flew had the base brushed motors and didn't have enough power. when I tried to flip it over on it's back it went nose up and ran out of steam, flopped around and fell on the ground. Tried it several times, didn't manage to get it on it's back - someone with a softer touch on the collective and cyclic would have been able to. Hit the ground several times never did any real damage. It's about the size of an mSR, maybe slightly bigger.Based on that experience I think the newer version with the brushless setup and the better radio (the base one sucks for setup options) would be a good setup. Not exactly cheap though.

I have my eye on this one now. It has the brushless setup and the better radio.

http://www.helidirect.com/walkera-4...opy-p-16901.hdx

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01-16-2010 05:38 PM  8 years agoPost 10
life2short1971

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whats different between the msr and the mcp?

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01-16-2010 06:46 PM  8 years agoPost 11
fflier9

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there is not mCP yet. Eflite just released the SR, which is a revamp of the Blade Cp pro. (like 300 size) I would get one of those.

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=EFLH1500

I agree the Cp pro was junk, but the CP 2 was decent. This should be an OK heli, for SURE better than heli max or walkera

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01-16-2010 07:00 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Dusty1000

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I've flown one of the original Walkera 4G3 and they are not bad at all. They *are* a handful though, very quick. The one I flew had the base brushed motors and didn't have enough power.
The original 4G3, which mine once was, is certainly marginally powered at the tail and takes a fair bit of tweaking to get the best from. The newer versions with brushless motors are much better, and the 4G6 with it's shaft driven tail will surely be better still. It still has the same sloppy head though which I'm sure contributes to them being not easy to fly - certainly in a small space.
there is not mCP yet. Eflite just released the SR, which is a revamp of the Blade Cp pro. (like 300 size) I would get one of those.
It hardly fits the bill of something that can be inverted indoors though, according to Horizon Hobby it's not really designed to be flown inverted at all.

Dusty

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01-16-2010 07:07 PM  8 years agoPost 13
copperclad

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Hi
FWIW , Walkera has come a long way in the last few years , a 4G6 with a 2801 Pro TX , is a pretty amazing little machine

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01-16-2010 09:05 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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But if you fly Walkera, it's not exactly Spektrum bind-and-fly, right? You have to fly them with the Walkera transmitter?

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01-16-2010 09:38 PM  8 years agoPost 15
copperclad

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Hi
yes , each company makes a propitiatory system , Futabas only work with Futaba , same with JR and and Spektrum DSM , or Airtronics

Walkera has their own system , i don't like their cheaper radios , but their 2801 PRO is a decent radio , i would have preferred to use one of my Spectrums , but that's the hobby , you have to pay to play

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01-17-2010 05:45 AM  8 years agoPost 16
jschenck

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exactly what copperclad said - the only thing that is BNF or PNP is Spektrum/JR receivers. All radios are proprietary protocol with their own brand and Walkera has their own. I wouldn't surprise me to find them OEM'ing it from ASSAIN or some other company but it's not compatiable with the main radio manufactures AFAIK (Futaba, JR/DSM, Airtronics and Hitec)

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01-18-2010 07:56 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Dr.J

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Thank you all for your responses.

Is the Blade SR really an updated CP PRO 2? And, if so, is it the wiser purchase over a Walkera?

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01-18-2010 07:58 PM  8 years agoPost 18
jschenck

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I wouldn't really classify that as a micro - the blades are longer than a Trex-250's. 265mm IIRC

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01-18-2010 08:06 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Dr.J

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How does a T-Rex 250 compare? I assume these cannot be flown indoors?

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01-18-2010 08:10 PM  8 years agoPost 20
jschenck

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The Trex-250 is 200-205mm blades. I fly mine inside a basketball gym.

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