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11-15-2011 03:02 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Rogman88

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The doctor that I work for wants to get into helis. His son has a Trex 250 and he has messed around unsuccessfuly with a blade SR. He asked me what's a good learning heli. A few months ago I would have said the Align Trex 450 has taught more people to fly helis than any other heli out there, but our LHS doesn't carry parts and they would have to be ordered online. However, our LHS does carry Blade products and I've seen these new Blade Mcpx helis coming on the market recently. Those little dudes can take a beating. I got to fly one and it actually flies quite well for a little heli. I ended up suggesting that one as the flybarless system really takes out a lot of that "sliding all over the place" that the previous flybarred micro helis tend to do. I know he doesn't have as much time to repair a heli as he's on call frequently so he ended up buying the BNF version from the local hobby shop. I had heard that the BNF version comes with a crap transmitter and that he would need at least a DX 6 to get full functions. His son has one that he is going to give him (or is it the DX 5? Can't remember).

Would you guys suggest this as the way to go for a noob who doesn't have much time to repair crashed helis?

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11-15-2011 03:43 PM  6 years agoPost 2
jgunpilot

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The BNF comes without a transmitter, I think you are talking about the RFT version. If he got a BNF and a DX6, he would probably enjoy it more, as long as he had a little help with setup.

I'd recommend he get some Turnigy 300 mAh batteries and extend his tail boom by about an inch (really helps with tail holding) to start things out. Also, have him put a small dab of Shoe Goo on the ends of the anti-rotation pins to retain the links during a crash.

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11-15-2011 03:43 PM  6 years agoPost 3
McKrackin

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Absolutely.
It is THE heli for a first heli...IMO

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11-15-2011 03:45 PM  6 years agoPost 4
McKrackin

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And I have flown mine with a DX5e,a DX7 and a 9303.
The DX7 and 9303 definitely do a better job but the 5e does a good job.

I've seen the DX4 the RTF kit has and I think it looks crappy but never tried it.

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11-15-2011 03:46 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Rogman88

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I could have sworn he said BNF so maybe he will just bind it to his sons donated transmitter. Yes the RTF is the one with the crappy transmitter. Thanks guys!

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