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02-18-2013 04:57 PM  5 years agoPost 21
dj80550

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Surprised to hear so many micro votes, not surprised of the 90's...always a top choice.

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02-18-2013 05:56 PM  5 years agoPost 22
3dgimblerrKey Veteran - Rochester - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Kasama Srimok 90E, but only when I stop flying RC helis.

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02-18-2013 05:59 PM  5 years agoPost 23
dj80550

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Kasama Srimok 90E, but only when I stop flying RC helis.
THAT is a clean setup! I do not blame you for that "must-have." The skids look pretty strong, better than the stock Align ones.

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02-18-2013 06:23 PM  5 years agoPost 24
mbarhsi

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Surprised to hear so many micro votes
Well, in keeping with the spirit of the thread being "if you could only keep ONE heli"... The micro makes sense for a lot of people because you really can fly it anywhere, including inside most homes and even some apartments. They've gotten good enough to fly "kinda big" and handle decent amounts of wind outside, especially the BL/FBL ones. Plus, you can pack it up with you, TX, batts, charger and all in one small case that will easily fit in a suitcase to take on a trip, should you so desire. Again, this is if you could only keep ONE heli and we have no way of knowing what the future may hold as far as switching jobs, having to move, etc. So, that "big piece of property" or "the open field/club just down the street" may not always apply for a lot of people. And, relating to the job thing (or even loss of job), micros are pretty darned inexpensive to repair as compared to a 500+ sized heli.

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02-18-2013 07:03 PM  5 years agoPost 25
McKrackin

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Exactly mbarhsi

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-18-2013 09:38 PM  5 years agoPost 26
Rob43

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Mine would be my Compass 6HV. Zero problems, just flying. Loads of power, seems to be built tough...3rd season and it's like new.

Okay, Mckrackin, it don't blow smoke, but I enjoy it alot just the same.

Rob

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02-18-2013 09:46 PM  5 years agoPost 27
McKrackin

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Okay, Mckrackin, it don't blow smoke, but I enjoy it alot just the same.
See there?
That's the difference.

I don't care.
I enjoy nitro but will never tell you you are wrong for flying electric.
Fly what you like and let me do the same without calling me stupid for it.

Enough of that...You called me out though

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-18-2013 10:42 PM  5 years agoPost 28
heliocolorado

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I sold my 130x because the tail is just to fragile. Went back to the new 2s MCPX. When I get in trouble I can pull the throttle hold and let it fall...on the grass. And go fly again....it's almost like a reset button..

DK

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02-18-2013 11:43 PM  5 years agoPost 29
3dgimble

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I wanted to get a 130x soon, i thought i might upgrade to metal parts. Would that fix the tail?

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02-19-2013 12:07 AM  5 years agoPost 30
McKrackin

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My 130X is bone stock and I have never had a problem with the tail.

I did have to take it apart when I first got it and push the TT gears onto the TT further on both ends and shove the tail boom into the frame further...until the TT almost touches the tail shaft.

After that...no issues and hundreds of crashes with zero damage.
Just two crashes with damage.

I've had one broken main grip and one stripped tail gear and one servo that wore out after hundreds and hundreds of flights.

I have jammed the tail into the ground a bunch of times and stopped the tail rotor.
It will piro out of control but after I shut it down and spool up again...no problems.

Watch at YouTube

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-19-2013 12:11 AM  5 years agoPost 31
heliocolorado

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The problem is the bevel gears at the end of the torque tube and the tail rotor shaft. Fairly easy to repair actually. Seems when I up grade a weak part, I just send damage deeper into the drive line and make more work and expense for myself. The problem I had was I need to land in the grass. And a grass strike would strip out the tiny little D shaft profile in the torque tube bevel gear, located at the aft end of the tail boom. If you have a flat surface to fly off of....and the skill to land it there....you won't have a problem....it is a good little helio.

DK

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02-19-2013 12:52 AM  5 years agoPost 32
helicoop

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X5

RC- a life style not a hobby!

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02-19-2013 01:12 AM  5 years agoPost 33
mbarhsi

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Flagstaff, AZ

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I sold my 130x because the tail is just to fragile.
Then quit crashing it. Or install metal C/D gears.
The problem I had was I need to land in the grass. And a grass strike would strip out the tiny little D shaft profile in the torque tube bevel gear, located at the aft end of the tail boom.
So, you couldn't go to a home improvement store or lumber yard and shell out a couple bucks for a scrap piece of plywood to throw down on the grass? I got a four pack of interlocking rubber garage floor tiles at Home Depot for about $12. The tiles are 2ft x 2ft each and create a 4ft x 4ft surface. It's more than heavy enough to not blow away and it breaks down quite nicely to fit anywhere. If you can't take off/land on that amount of area with a 130X...forget it...you need another hobby...

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02-19-2013 05:05 AM  5 years agoPost 34
Eleven_Bravo

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I had issues with my 130X and I hated it at first. I am man enough to admit in the end the issues were my fault and once I figured out this lil heli I have had no problems since.

I have seen it mentioned alot in this thread and it is not hard to see why it is a very fun capable heli that can be flown HARD in my front or back yard.

I still say give me a gasser as my one.

I would miss my lil 3D monster micro midget 130X and it would be a teary goodbye but give me a gasser and it would still be a goodbye.

ENGAGE!!

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02-19-2013 06:08 AM  5 years agoPost 35
Blanka

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Trex 600 nitro pro.
I'm tired of ALIGN 600 nitro always the same vintage design..
Trex 600 and TSA 600 are the new oneS for this year, nitro market is half dead they won't get success.

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02-19-2013 03:18 PM  5 years agoPost 36
chris6414

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Love my Hawk Sport. 1st Nitro and will never part with it. All I have been flying lately is my dream heli, Century Predator Gasser NX.

Century Hawk Sport, OS .32, Futaba 7C, GY-601 9251
Predator Gasser SE G-23, Fut 3010 servos, JR gyro/servo

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02-19-2013 05:10 PM  5 years agoPost 37
JasonJ

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I guess if I had to choose one size helicopter it would have to be a hot 450 size. Big enough to fly in any conditions I would be willing to fly in, fully capable, can be flown in what I feel is the largest variety of places and is reasonable on the wallet. I love my 50 nitro but it can only be flown in certain areas and my awesome little BL mcpx while awesome is still on the toy side and not quite as capable as a 450. It would be hard to beat the cost of running just a bl mcpx but man, I need more heli than that if it can only be one that I own.

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02-19-2013 05:42 PM  5 years agoPost 38
mbarhsi

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I love my 50 nitro but it can only be flown in certain areas and my awesome little BL mcpx while awesome is still on the toy side and not quite as capable as a 450. It would be hard to beat the cost of running just a bl mcpx but man, I need more heli than that if it can only be one that I own.
Hence, the multiple mentions for the larger, yet still micro 130X.

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02-19-2013 05:44 PM  5 years agoPost 39
CalmAir

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Have to be my Logo 400

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02-19-2013 07:16 PM  5 years agoPost 40
dj80550

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So far the micros and 600's tie at 1st place, 90's and 450's come in 2nd.

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