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08-03-2011 03:55 PM  6 years agoPost 1
swalter

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Newbie (Certified Private Pilot) wants to fly helicopter able to carry wireless video cam. I want something that won't blow away with the win. Give me some recommendations and simulation ideas to boot! Thanks in advance.

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08-03-2011 04:00 PM  6 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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Logo 600se very stable and fairly easy to fly.
It might help if you had a price range.

Bill Whittaker

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08-03-2011 04:11 PM  6 years agoPost 3
BarracudaHockey

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Yup, it all starts with your budget

Andy
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08-03-2011 04:13 PM  6 years agoPost 4
swalter

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Budget would be in the $400 range and unless convinced otherwise prefer electric power.

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08-03-2011 07:34 PM  6 years agoPost 5
kc8qpu

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I don't think you are going to get much for $400.00.

Carpe Diem!!!

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08-04-2011 12:39 AM  6 years agoPost 6
Funknrock

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if you want a good stable platform, min 500 size. 600 and up would be best. if you don't have any gear (radio, batteries, charger) you're looking at $1000 and up.

if you have a small camera, i.e. not heavy, there are some 450 size kits for that price and under, but you will be at the mercy of the wind.

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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08-04-2011 01:19 AM  6 years agoPost 7
HeliDawg

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Spokane, WA United States

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Budget
I agree 400 wont get you what you need. I just built a Trex 500 from a kit and the kit alone was $469.00. That was a super combo so had all the electronics minus the radio and receiver.
You can still get a Spektrum DX6i w/no receiver on Ebay new for 159.99. You will need a receiver at the cost of probably another $60 to $100 So bare, bare minimum you will be in to it $725.

I decided to buy the Spektrum DX8 radio and it came with 2 receivers. That radio and the the receivers was $429.

So I am into my Trex 500 $$1100 with 4 batteries.

Dang I am upside down!

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08-04-2011 01:21 AM  6 years agoPost 8
DaveB

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Wheaton, IL

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But since he is a "certified" private pilot, he should be able tp do this RC heli thing pretty well, so I would bump him up a couple of notches!

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08-04-2011 01:25 AM  6 years agoPost 9
Heliguychris

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Little blade 400 and flycam one is within your budget and exp level, a good place to wet your feet.

Licensed (CASA) UAV operator certificate holder 1-YFOF5-01 www.helicamaerial.com.au

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08-06-2011 05:17 AM  6 years agoPost 10
helibeast

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Mn

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You can get a nice bird and radio for $400, but they would be used. I got a xcell 60 with engine and a futaba radio, servos and gyro for under $300. I know, they aren't the newest and the best, but neither am I.

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

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