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05-12-2013 05:47 PM  6 years ago
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NightF0x

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Begginer looking for a heli advice
Hey Everybody,

I am new to this forum and to the Heli scene so I apologize in advance for my noobie questions...

So I have tried flying my friends Heli few days ago and decided to give it a try, I am looking for an advise of a good begginer-intermediate RTF Heli set around 300$...
I am pretty sure there were many dicussions on this topic so if someone could address me to a similar topic I would highly appriciate it !!!

Thanks in Advance
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05-12-2013 06:23 PM  6 years ago
wrongler

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As stated to most newbies, Its better to get a flight sim and practice on that.
If that is not what you want to do maybe a MCPX BL would be a good learning heli. Its a little twitchy but great practice, and it will take some abuse!
Also it you think you are going to stick with the hobby for a while, invest in a good TX.
Bill Whittaker
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05-12-2013 06:25 PM  6 years ago
NightF0x

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any good simulator to start with?

Ye, I liked it a lot thats why I was thinking to invest some money into it right away and maybe get the Trex 450 instead of getting a $160 begginer heli and in few months putting another 500$ for a better one is kinda wasting money...
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05-12-2013 06:26 PM  6 years ago
Michaelm0268

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Real flight 6.5 is very nice or phoenix. Can't wrong with either
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05-12-2013 08:11 PM  6 years ago
NightF0x

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I'd rather to get a begginer heli such as Trex 250 for 300$ than a simulator that will probably get me boring after several hours of stick time...
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05-12-2013 08:54 PM  6 years ago
moparherb

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A Trex 250 is NOT a beginner heli. They can be quite snotty in spite of there size. Put your original money in a simulator. If you practice and really want to learn it will not be boring.
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05-12-2013 08:55 PM  6 years ago
Duosport

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Nothing helped me more than Blade MCPX. Even guy's that are very "good" at my club still practice new stuff on a MCPX. I am all for a bigger heli purchase too. But if you can fly the MCPX you should be able to fly nearly anything.
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05-12-2013 09:53 PM  6 years ago
sonnyhad

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Get the sim, then save your money for a decent radio and a 50 sized heli. There is a reason these guys are telling you that, that's to save you money in the long run and so you won't discourage yourself before you get started.Bald Pilots usually wear hats!
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05-12-2013 09:56 PM  6 years ago
Michaelm0268

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+1 250 is harder to learn to fly on.
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05-12-2013 10:03 PM  6 years ago
sonnyhad

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Not to mention the 250 will 5 and 10 dollar you to death!Bald Pilots usually wear hats!
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05-12-2013 10:22 PM  6 years ago
NightF0x

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Thanks everybody for the comments!!!

If I get the Phoenix 4 simulator which comes with a DX5E transmiter would I be able to use this transmiter later on as an actual transmiter for my future Heli's?
Would it be possible to purchase and use a DX6i transmiter for the simulator and buy seperatly the usb adaptar and the simulator disk ??
Also, could someone tell me what does Tx/Rx means?

Sorry for the newbie questions...
and thanks to all commenters !!
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05-12-2013 10:23 PM  6 years ago
Michaelm0268

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To start out I would suggest a dx6i minimum. tx= transmitter
rx= receiver.
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05-12-2013 10:37 PM  6 years ago
NightF0x

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So the dx6i supports the simulator but which one should I get??
There are so many models of the dx6i, I am not sure what is the difference between each one of them and which one should I get to save money in the future ...
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05-12-2013 10:47 PM  6 years ago
Duosport

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NightFox,it takes at least 6 channels to fly a collective pitch heli. I strongly suggest seeking out a heli club for help. I wasted 2 years trying helis on my own. People in the know around are a huge help! I started out with a 50 nitro...the downside here is cost. A minor wreck with say a Raptor is $200. The larger helis have lots of head momentum and the destruction is massive. Every one is correct the larger helis are simpler to fly but intimidating. At a club someone could buddy box with you and hopefully save you from a crash. That brings us to 450 electrics. Cheaper to fix roughly $40-75 in a crash. But man are they quick! Here is where the club comes in again...A good heli guy should be able to tone a 450 down a bit to favor a beginner. T-Rex 450 sport comes to mind. They are like $429 in a combo with most of the stuff.
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05-12-2013 11:23 PM  6 years ago
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Well look at amain hobbies if your serious. Best combo deals on the dx6i sim, and 450 on the net.

But your going to need a simulator with many hours of pratice on it before you try and fly. Or you'll be spending yourself in the poor house. I suggest at least 20 to 40 hours of sim time.
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05-12-2013 11:32 PM  6 years ago
NightF0x

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Hey Duosport,

I looked for a club around here (Toronto) and just joining the club for a year is a 200$, so I decided first to get some stick time/simulator and see if this is somthing that I really want to stick with..
I only look at the electric helis at the moment and acording to what people say I would probably get the Dx6i with a simulator to as a start...
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05-12-2013 11:58 PM  6 years ago
Funky Trex

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If you can find one used, a dx7 would be around the same price as a new dx6i but is a MUCH better radio IMO. I have set up quite a few new people's helis on the dx6i and the menus are horrible compared to the dx7. The radio works, but you will most likely be much happier with a dx7. Just my opinion. The dx7 feels better in your hands and the menus are much easier to use and understand, especially for a beginner.
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05-12-2013 11:59 PM  6 years ago
Duosport

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NightFox, you can't go wrong with that DX6i I have a DX7. Only time 7 cannels are needed is on a nitro heli if you wish to run governor. Electric helis can have governor too but that usually done by your speed control. That's a shame about the club cost...I am in 2, they range from $42-75 a year. For me its been well worth the money. Helis are complex little machines that must be set up well to fly correctly. Have you been on Horizonhobby.com and checked out the Blade line of helis? You get into the 6 channel collective pitch stuff and I think everything make is very good. The older brush MCPX V2 at $129 is a smoking deal, I have 2! They get around your front yard in a hurry. MCPX V2 is 6 channel collective pitch so it will fly upside down. Fly over grass and they will take a beating.
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05-13-2013 12:32 AM  6 years ago
NightF0x

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I think that I would start with a DX7s + MCPX V2 ending up around 400$ ...
As the transmiter is not somthing that breaks fast and would hold for long time I prefer to buy a good one right away than spending more money on it later...
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05-13-2013 12:45 AM  6 years ago
Funky Trex

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That would probably be a great combo. I fly the dx8 and it has been working great for the last year+. I have heard the dx7s is prettty similar. The mcpX is a great beginner heli. I recently started teaching my dad to fly and I have all the blade micros (nano, mcpx, mcpx bl, 130 & 300). I buddy box him and just started out with cyclic controls (I control the collective/rudder on the master radio). We tried all of my smaller helis and he is most comfortable with my mcpx. It is smooth at low rpms and very easy to control. The brushless version and Nano are just so twitchy, he looses control pretty easilly and I have to take over. The 130 is modded with a bigger motor and the 300 are a bit bigger which makes them a bit more intimidating. The Mcpx has been the perfect starting point for him.

I'm sure if we were flying a lot and he was practicing more (or flying a sim to practice) he would be able to fly any of them fine without my help on the buddy box, they all fly good when I set them up right. The Mcpx is just a great balance of low power (for little to no damage in crashes) with great balance from flybarless setup. It makes it very easy for beginners to pick up quikcly. All of the blade micro flybarless helis fly suprisingly well considering their price.
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