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10-31-2011 03:30 AM  6 years agoPost 1
mccbayboy

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I have been out of the loop for awhile after having to sell off all my helis. I am now looking to get a heli and see there are alot of new options. So i would like some suggestions from some of my fellow members and what you guys are flying. I don't need the biggest and baddest heli because i'm still not that advanced and don't want to pay a arm and leg for parts. Thanks for any input you guys can offer

if you can't fly it!! screw it!!!

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10-31-2011 04:26 AM  6 years agoPost 2
dkshema

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Time for some popcorn.

I'll bite, how long since you've "been out of the hobby", and what were you flying last time you tried?

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10-31-2011 04:31 AM  6 years agoPost 3
wifeorheli

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well welcome back i cant comment to much but check flybarless options for sure thats hot!

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10-31-2011 04:35 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Band1086

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What size are you thinking of?

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10-31-2011 04:36 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Stephen Born

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Once a heli pilot, ALWAYS a heli pilot.

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10-31-2011 04:37 AM  6 years agoPost 6
mccbayboy

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Sold my last heli off last year but have not been flying for about 2 years or longer. Some of the helis i owned were raptors,hirobos,guai and 1 trex but i never flew it.

if you can't fly it!! screw it!!!

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10-31-2011 04:38 AM  6 years agoPost 7
mccbayboy

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50 nitro

if you can't fly it!! screw it!!!

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10-31-2011 04:42 AM  6 years agoPost 8
Stephen Born

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I have been out of the loop for awhile
Sold my last heli off last year but have not been flying for about 2 years or longer. Some of the helis i owned were raptors,hirobos,guai and 1 trex but i never flew it.
2 years out of the hobby isn't that bad. Just pick up where you left off. Besides the FBL systems and better quality electronics, everything is still the same.

If your looking for a nice, quality bird...and inexpensive as you suggested, I would try the RR classifieds. Just make sure to check their feedback. Good luck!

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10-31-2011 06:27 AM  6 years agoPost 9
Band1086

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Battery tech is also a whole lot better. I mean 10 min or less charge times...

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10-31-2011 10:57 AM  6 years agoPost 10
Wave

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Illinois

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The new Align "pro" helis offer the best bang for the buck as well as low parts cost.

If you have extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, then the SAB Goblin deserves a close look.

It will be available as a 600, 700, and 800, with the 700 size released first.

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10-31-2011 12:13 PM  6 years agoPost 11
semper_fish

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Orlando, FL

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99% of guys are flybarless (FBL) now. For the most part a flybarless heli is a flybarless heli since you can tune most of their performance/flight characteristics on a laptop. Find out what local guys are using for FBL units so they can help snap you in. Find a good deal on a used one. Due to the economy there are a lot of helis for sale.

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10-31-2011 12:15 PM  6 years agoPost 12
kiksko

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San Lorenzo, CA

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Go trex 550.

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10-31-2011 01:27 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Steff Giguere

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Nitro you say, try out the Synergy N5c.

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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10-31-2011 02:59 PM  6 years agoPost 14
Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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try out the Synergy N5c.
Big +1!

Don't have the N5c myself but I have the N5 (same but heavier!) and it is the best 50 nitro ive had!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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10-31-2011 04:16 PM  6 years agoPost 15
bart2546

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Canal Winchester, OH - USA

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I would agree on the N5c. Love that bird and my 450 and 250 just sit now and I am thinking of selling my 450. The parts cost is not that much higher than Align parts except some tail and main grips because they are CNC and not plastic. Blades are the same pricing obviously and booms are like 20 bucks for two. I did price comparison before I bought and the few dollars difference isn't bad.

Regards, Brandon Bartolomucci; Team Synergy; Team Scorpion; & Team Bavarian Demon; AMA# L939231

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10-31-2011 05:14 PM  6 years agoPost 16
Stephen Born

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99% of guys are flybarless (FBL) now.
Really? That high?

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10-31-2011 08:16 PM  6 years agoPost 17
semper_fish

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Orlando, FL

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well that was just an exagerated figure. The last two funflys I went to I was the only one who had an Flybarred machine. this guy isn't a beginner so no flybar needed.

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10-31-2011 09:04 PM  6 years agoPost 18
MANCHA

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Cabo San Lucas, Baja- Mexico

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FBL helis were not even 50% at the last Fun Fly I went ( 34 pilots ).
I my club, we are 6 heli pilots with no less than 20 helis
in the Club, not a single FBL.

MANCHA

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10-31-2011 09:13 PM  6 years agoPost 19
Stephen Born

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well that was just an exagerated figure.
Ah, just another personal statistic.
FBL helis were not even 50% at the last Fun Fly I went ( 34 pilots ).
I my club, we are 6 heli pilots with no less than 20 helis
in the Club, not a single FBL.
That was my thought also. Our club, with around 15 helis, 2 of them FBL.

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10-31-2011 09:42 PM  6 years agoPost 20
slam beach

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north stonington,ct,usa

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Velocity 50

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