RunRyder RC
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <     1     ( 2 )    >    >> ] 1553 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › Need Advice On Which Heli to Buy
01-24-2010 05:43 AM  8 years agoPost 21
ShuRugal

rrKey Veteran

Killeen, TX

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

but what do you think of a blade sr?
as far as i can tell, its identical to the CP-pro-2, just with a different canopy. never flown one, but from the pictures, it uses exactly the same head and swatch mechanics, and it almost certainly uses the same ****ty 3-in-one control module.

AMA 700159

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-24-2010 02:41 PM  8 years agoPost 22
junkpilot

rrVeteran

Alamogordo N.M.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

What heli ?
Hotel California , Never a more true statement !I could have purchased another house in So. Cal. if I had never heard of R/C Helis.
Junkpilot

When you fly JUNK it's hard to tell when you've crashed!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-24-2010 06:38 PM  8 years agoPost 23
GMPCOBRA

rrVeteran

oregon

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

gert a good sim you wont regret it. and it will pay for it self in a month if you consider your not actually crashing the real heli. get a sim and practice at every chance then save your money and get a GOOD QUALITY HELICOPTER and you will be money ahead

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-26-2010 01:23 PM  8 years agoPost 24
helibeast

rrApprentice

Mn

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

sim on the cheap...get a realflight g2 from ebay($25 and no bids right now)then download the g4 demo and you get a nice raptor 90 to throw around the sky

Champion,Magic,MiniBoy,Xcell60+50,Intrepid,Intrepid Gas,Baron30,Whisper,300X,mCPXv1v2,Concept,Nexus

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-26-2010 02:29 PM  8 years agoPost 25
G Steyn

rrApprentice

Heidelberg, Transvaal, Suid Afrika

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

1- Get a PROPPER sim.
2- Get at least a Trex 450-V2

If you have the extra bucks a Trex500 is TOPS.

Make a study of what heli type is best supported in your area as far as parts availability goes.

Concentrate on your weaknesses and your strengths will reward you!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-26-2010 06:49 AM  8 years agoPost 26
Hellbringer120

rrNovice

Deridder, LA.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Look If you have a small budget don't sweat it. I know every one is gonna blast me for saying this but I'm gonna say it. Honey Bee King 3. No its not a T-REX but it can still get you in the air and cheap. I have two HBK 3s, TREX 450, esky Belt CP-V2 , Blade 400 and a Heli-max AXE-CP V3. The TREX flies like its on tracks. The blade 400 with the RX is also a very nice deal. The Blade flies very nice and parts shouldn't be hard to find. If you can pay for a blade 400 I would recommend that due to the fact that the deal comes with the RX. Also I have seen ebay deals that include 3 Batteries with that heli. and free shipping for the same price every one is selling it for. Or you can pick up a HBK3 for around $170,(the Belt CPV2 is cheaper but I liked the HBK3 Better) Order about $45 in parts upfront. And even pick up that cheap $20 Sim they sell. (thats what I learned on). Its not going to be the the “best” Heli out there. But it gets you in the air. And its not a bad 1st CP helo. It is a lot easer to fly then a Blade CP !! , Its cheap, Parts are cheap,(they just come on the boat from China so it takes forever) it wouldn't be a waste to explore this option. If its your 1st CP then I would not recommend the TREX for a 1st CP. I don't like the idea of setting up your own servos on a trex and never even flown a CP before I would go with something RTF and cheap until you got your skills nailed down.
Thats just my two cents.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
02-26-2010 07:06 AM  8 years agoPost 27
Spitfire1

rrElite Veteran

Perth Australia

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I would say $800 to get a Trex 450 up with a Dx7 and a pack or 2.

But I think the Blade 400 is about $500 with a dx7 radio included and 1 pack, from what Ive seen there not too bad.

Unfortunately there isent really anything you can get for $250.

I had a guy buy a Honey bee king and bring it to me to setup and get flying for him, I tried very hard to get it flyable for him but I could not get the tail to hold still, or the blades to track.

I could only barely control it 2 ft of the ground, so Im not sure how someone just starting out would go, I would steer clear of all them sub $500 helis if I were you.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-26-2010 07:30 AM  8 years agoPost 28
Hellbringer120

rrNovice

Deridder, LA.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I was teaching my girl to fly on the king3 and shes getting it. Plus Youtube has about 2 million Vids of people flying the king 3.Im not saying the King 3 a $800 Heli in a $175 package. Im just saying the kid is saying he has a budget of XXX$ and what will fit in it. He can still enjoy the hobby with out dumping a grand into it.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
02-26-2010 08:23 AM  8 years agoPost 29
Spitfire1

rrElite Veteran

Perth Australia

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

^
There probly fine, I started off with a honeybee fixed pitch with a motor on the tail, You had to back off the throttle to make it turn one way and give it power to make it turn the other.

My next heli was an old Trex 450 with a peizo gyro (no heading hold) probly no better than any of these cheaper helis on the market today, and I still had fun with it.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-26-2010 08:49 AM  8 years agoPost 30
ch-47c

rrElite Veteran

san jose, ca

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

$250 max get a sim. I like Phoenix because the graphics are great and keep you interested. RealFlight is good too, but is constantly being designed to be obsolete. I have 3.5, 4.0, & 4.5. They are obsolete within 6 months. You get nickel and dimed $29.95 a pop after $200. Phoenix is much better and doesn't require a higher end computer graphics card like Realflight. All Phoenix upgrades are free via internet. They go for less $200. The software and cable is $129. The Tech Support is great and very fast. Get the one with the DX-5 transmitter. Shop outside of CA. More for your money.
Do not get any Blade. Any Blade model. I had several and after you buy the upgrades, you will have a $1000 Blade that still doesn't fly well. I'm serious. Get a sim you like and decide what heli you want later. The sim isn't a waste of money, while the Blade is.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-26-2010 09:34 AM  8 years agoPost 31
Justin Stuart (RIP)

rrMaster

Plano, Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

1+ Trex 450 Pro.

Avant RC
Scorpion Power Systems
Thunder Power RC
Kontronik Drives

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-26-2010 05:51 PM  8 years agoPost 32
LonR

rrElite Veteran

Macomb,Mi

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Don't get a Trex 450 Pro,Rave or any heli with a torque tube,you will work on that heli more than learning to fly.Realflight and Phoenix are the top 2 sims out there.You don't need a good video card with Realflight and you can download free helis and flying sites from the Realflight web.You can find Realflight G3.4 for $50.00 bucks or so in the for sale section,theres alot of people that still own it and flying on line that can help and teach you.Your on a budget so if I were you,I would buy used for now.Your going to crash the heli anyways learning how to hover and theres allways good deals like this in the for sale section https://rc.runryder.com/t573417p1/ .Some people will make it sound like you need the best out there to enjoy the hobby and you don't.A good sim,good heli and joining a club "if you can" is all you need along with the help you'll get from here.

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-26-2010 06:17 PM  8 years agoPost 33
fla heli boy

rrKey Veteran

cape coral, florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

if you buy a RealFlight used, make sure the previous owner "un-installed" the software before he ships it to you. I'm an original owner and have had some glitches with mine and have reloaded it many times, with no luck. Even after un-installing it. Finally had to re-install on another drive in order to rectify some of the problems.
Also, be very careful with RealFlight and video cards. Mine was meeting the min. requirements and would not run at all. I had to spend almost the equivalent of the cost of the new SIM on a video card in order to get it to run. But, I had an old video card, so if your machine is new or set up for gaming, you'll be OK. Just check the required video and make sure you exceed the min. requirements by a large margin. Nice benefit is that it sped up my CADD by a ton. Like off the charts with the new card.

+1 on no torque tube for your first heli. Belts are much simpler when you're a beginner. IMO

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-27-2010 07:26 PM  8 years agoPost 34
mr.warriorz

rrNovice

Brisbane, CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

got a real flight 3.5 now getting better at hovering.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
02-27-2010 08:06 PM  8 years agoPost 35
holzback

rrKey Veteran

noblesville IN United States

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

good for you!!

remember that people as a whole will tell you what is and is not good, and on here the best advice i can give is to take it all in.

unless you have a lot of money, this hobby, sometimes, takes a lot of time to have the money to buy what you need. take your time and dont spend on the first things you see, ask around like you have done and your wisdom will grow. in this hobby, buying a 250 dollar heli is like winning a goldfish at the fair

you aint crashin you aint learnin

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
03-02-2010 04:31 AM  8 years agoPost 36
Gravitysucks

rrApprentice

San Diego, CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Get the 450 sport, not the pro. For beginning the pro will cost you twice as much for repairs. The sport will be perfect for learning how to fly.

Do this right after you get the sim.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <     1     ( 2 )    >    >> ] 1553 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › Need Advice On Which Heli to Buy
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 9  Topic Subscribe

Tuesday, August 14 - 9:01 pm - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online