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Posted by Skysurfer_uk | Dec 09, 2012 @ 04:50 AM | 1,230 Views
First real heli.
Bought from Heliguy (nowt to do with me!)
http://www.heliguy.com/Electric-RC-H...liguy-Atom-FP/

Well. What a difference. Now I understand what strides modern technology has made. I've no doubt this thing would have cost me a lot more to learn, without those gyros. Stunning. There's plenty of posts/reviews around, so I'll not add to them, this is just a beginner's (to heli's) view.
On arrival, the box is sooo tiny. Opening the box, is well, underwhelming. Neat, tidy, well packaged and presented, but so, well, tiny.
Great. Yet another transmitter. Out with the AA's. Glimpse at the manual, charge, fly. Sweet! Hang on, can I....? Yup. It did bind to my 9x, so I've been flying with that.
I've now got it to hover, fly around, sometimes even under full control..
End bit.
It's great to be able to learn in your own lounge. It's a great heli, I haven't caused any damage to anything (where's that bit of wood?), and I'm learning (nose out, mostly).
Just wish I'd've saved my 40 and not bought that co-ax! Ah well, live and learn.
A great way to pick up these skills. Recommended for anyone.
Posted by Skysurfer_uk | Nov 16, 2012 @ 06:47 AM | 1,533 Views
These 40 ones, are available all over the place. This one came from Aldi.
It's pooh. Don't buy.
The first half of the flight, it's relatively fine (for what it is), indoors. As the pack wears down (this pack hasn't had 50 cycles), it really struggles to get it's big fat ar#e off the floor. It's too heavy, so improvements can be made by lightening...take off the cowl is the first (only) thing you can reasonably do. Outdoors (it is touted as being able to cope with small amounts of wind) in completely still air, there's no authority at all in pitch ('cos there's always some wind about). So it's time to climb over your fence, again
But.
It whetted my appetite, and I've moved on. To Heliguy's Atom, FP micro. I'll post a (micro) review here, when I know what it's like.