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Title: RC helicopters
Post by: Zeke on October 01, 2009, 02:52 PM
I was given a toy RC helicopter that was probably $20 new and it does fly up and down and sort of forward pretty much as it wishes. Has anyone flown some of the larger ones? I'm not interested in the big, gas operated stuff. I found thishttp://cgi.ebay.com/IMPROVED-V2-6-CH-3D-22E-DRAGONFLY-WALKERA-HELICOPTER-RC_W0QQitemZ270461877553QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRadio_Control_Vehicles?hash=item3ef8c8bd31&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 (http://cgi.ebay.com/IMPROVED-V2-6-CH-3D-22E-DRAGONFLY-WALKERA-HELICOPTER-RC_W0QQitemZ270461877553QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRadio_Control_Vehicles?hash=item3ef8c8bd31&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14)  and this onehttp://cgi.ebay.com/New-3-CH-Metal-AIR-HAWK-Co-Axial-Rotor-Helicopter-RC_W0QQitemZ260482825877QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca5fc7e95&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 (http://cgi.ebay.com/New-3-CH-Metal-AIR-HAWK-Co-Axial-Rotor-Helicopter-RC_W0QQitemZ260482825877QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca5fc7e95&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14)

thoughts and opinions welcome


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: SMG on October 01, 2009, 03:18 PM
I bought an Air Hogs Havoc and love it. I can get it trimmed to the point where I can hover it, do either side turns etc. Its great in our house, as we have about a 25' foyer that opens into a great room.

They are a bit nasty on batteries, but alot of fun.

Cheers,
Sean


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: DWayne on October 01, 2009, 04:11 PM
I fly micros indoors. Lots of fun. I'm still flying coaxial copters. They're super easy to fly.


Denny


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: UPNET on October 01, 2009, 05:25 PM
Here:  http://www.hobby-lobby.com/rc_helicopters_89_ctg.htm (http://www.hobby-lobby.com/rc_helicopters_89_ctg.htm)

and Here: http://www.heliproz.com/products.asp?dept=246 (http://www.heliproz.com/products.asp?dept=246)


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: DWayne on October 01, 2009, 06:13 PM
Hobby Lobby is a really good company to deal with. The eFlight Blade RTF's are good starter packages.


Denny


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: browndude3649 on October 01, 2009, 08:30 PM
i almost got into it. The e-flight Blade pro would've been the one i'd go with tho


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: Turkey9186 on October 01, 2009, 09:03 PM
I bought a Blade Cp Pro and wasted a bunch of money on repair parts.  It has been sitting in the box since the last crash over a year ago. I made it to the point where I could hover for a few minutes at a time.  Each crash was a minimum of $15-20 in parts.

The Air hogs twin rotor helicopters have been way more fun.  Downside is that they can only be flown inside with the heat or AC shutoff.  For indoor or calm wind days outside, the Eflight Blade CTX series is the way to go if you want to try it out without wasting a bunch of money. 

If you think you are going to get into flying hardcore, spend the money and go the Trex 450 route.  Then, find someone to teach you to fly. 

Just my .02 ;D
Jerry


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: DD on October 01, 2009, 09:27 PM
I was told the MCX blades were good starters, the "quantum" of little helis


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: DWayne on October 01, 2009, 09:31 PM
I was told the MCX blades were good starters, the "quantum" of little helis

That's what I started with. Its a great entry point copter.


Denny


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: normofthenorth on October 01, 2009, 11:48 PM
I've enjoyed several of the cheap (~$20) toy copters, indoors only. 3-channel is a bit more fun than 2-channel, but both are OK.


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: RobB on October 02, 2009, 05:00 AM
You guys are ALL bad influences ! The last thing I need is something else to get into... Who's got that flashy thing from MIB ? I never saw this.  :D


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: John Welden on October 02, 2009, 06:36 AM
I had a E flight MCX and it was a heck of a lot of fun.  Amazingly stable and easy to fly.

Only problem is that it's a bit TOO easy to fly and everyone that sees it wants to give it a try.  Of course everyone ends up crashing it and after a while it gets thrashed and won't fly.

I'd like to get another one but I'd like something a little more high performance. If someone has a recommendation I'd really appreciate it. I don't want to go any bigger than the MCX and I'm pretty sure I want to stay with co axial.


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: DWayne on October 02, 2009, 07:55 AM
If the MCX has gotten to be too easy you're probably ready for an MSR. Its not a coaxial rotor but its almost as stable. And a lot more agile.  8)


Denny


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: Bob D on October 02, 2009, 01:13 PM
I just got the E Flite MCX S300 two weeks ago and I LOVE it! It's really easy to trim and fly. It's got good flight time and I bought an extra lipo battery. They're much better made than the Havocs. It's a great starter helicopter. I can see that I'd want to get the RS next because it's got a tail rotor and it's a bit bigger.

One thing I especially like is that the throttle is so responsive. It spins up and down very evenly and you can add a bit more juice when you're turning to keep it level.

I got it a local hobby shop for $110 when it retails for $180. What a deal!


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: John Welden on October 04, 2009, 10:21 AM
If the MCX has gotten to be too easy you're probably ready for an MSR. Its not a coaxial rotor but its almost as stable. And a lot more agile.  8)


Denny

Holy crap, that thing is sweet.  I'll be getting one today if the hobby shop has one. 

Thanks Denny.


JW


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: JimB on October 04, 2009, 07:05 PM
but, but..

There's no string??

 :D


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: jambo101 on October 07, 2009, 03:46 PM
You guys are ALL bad influences ! The last thing I need is something else to get into... Who's got that flashy thing from MIB ? I never saw this.  :D



 Bwahaha  They are called foamies and are battery powered 
Amazing R/C airplane demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gulv_bvZS94#normal)


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: Bob D on October 08, 2009, 04:17 AM
The Air Hogs have styrofoam bodies. The E-flite MCX helis are completely serviceable. You can get to all the parts if you have to. Another thing I like about the E-Flites is the fact that you can swap out the battery which you can't with the "foamies".


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: DD on October 09, 2009, 08:24 AM
For the guys that have the eflite mcx helis, which mode do you use on the controller? 1 or 2?


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: Bob D on October 10, 2009, 04:34 AM
My MCX S300 came with Mode 2 as the default. I like having the throttle and rudder (spin it around) on the left and the pitch (forward and backward) and yaw (drift right and left) on the right control.

Spin it up on the throttle, slight pressure to the left and it will spin counter-clockwise. Slight pressure forward on the right control and you get forward speed.

It's a much better helicopter than the Air Hogs!


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: John Welden on October 10, 2009, 11:54 AM
You guys are ALL bad influences ! The last thing I need is something else to get into... Who's got that flashy thing from MIB ? I never saw this.  :D



 Bwahaha  They are called foamies and are battery powered 
Amazing R/C airplane demo ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gulv_bvZS94#normal[/url])


Very cool. Looks like a lot of fun.


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: jambo101 on October 11, 2009, 03:52 AM
The beauty of indoor electric RC's whether helicopters or fixed wing is flying them in a gymnasium takes out the weather factor,-20 outside and the snow is blowing sideways?no problem. :)


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: cje0114 on October 13, 2009, 11:14 PM
helis and small foamies are fun...but my love is still for giant scale 3D planes. I'm know to play around with heli's and foamies are a great 3D flying training tool.

Here's a couple shots of one of my smaller, but favorite airplane. It's an Aviation Models 30% Yak 54 with a DA50 for power.....

 

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Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: DD on October 14, 2009, 07:15 AM
there are some mods for the mcx that give it better foward speed as well as more pitch and yaw. Overall very cool, love that you can swap batteries out. Inner rods and counter balance rods seem to be the most common replaceables, at $5 each that's not bad. Anyone here moved to an ac charger for the batteries?


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: biglos on October 14, 2009, 06:06 PM
I have experience flying r/c Heli's and came here cause I thought it would be cheaper. Big mistake lol. Here is a good forum and people are very helpful.

http://www.helifreak.com/ (http://www.helifreak.com/)


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: Bob D on October 15, 2009, 04:33 AM
Thanks for the link to Helifreaks! I'll have to check out the mods for the MCX. It's got MUCH better control than the Air Hog!


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: John Welden on October 15, 2009, 05:47 AM
CJE,

Is hovering a plane an advanced trick?  (hang it on the prop)

JW


Title: Re: RC helicopters
Post by: cje0114 on October 15, 2009, 07:12 AM
CJE,

Is hovering a plane an advanced trick?  (hang it on the prop)

JW

yes