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Old Dec 12, 2002, 01:16 PM
John Banks
John Banks
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Re: What's a good R/C helicopter kit for a newbie ???

For an electric heli to be any good, you'd have to spend more than you would
on a similar spec'd IC (glow) powered model. This is due to the cost of
brushless motors, speed controllers, battery packs and chargers. A good
motor setup (all the aforementioned bits) would cost around $500 alone. A
good 30 glow engine is $120. Get the picture?

John


"TJM" <tjm@cyberjunkie.com> wrote in message
news:uvhnlep677et1d@corp.supernews.com...
> I perused the Century site and they do seem to have some nice models. One
> thing I noticed is that they are all gas-powered engines, no? Are

electric
> helis better or worse than gas-powered, and why?
>
> Thanks again...
> TJM
>
>
> "John Banks" <zoomerman@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
> news05K9.5415$721.4303@news-binary.blueyonder.co.uk...
> > Century helis are by far the best helicopters in the whole wide world.
> > You'd be foolish not to buy one.
> >
> > DO NOT touch Thunder Tiger....THEY SUCK! They don't fly very good at

all.
> >
> > Very very rubbishy really.
> >
> > CENTURY - HELIS FIT FOR JEHOVAH!
> >
> >
> >
> > "TJM" <tjm@cyberjunkie.com> wrote in message
> > news:uvhlc0pti1e79@corp.supernews.com...
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I am interested in joining the R/C helicopter hobby, but I am a total
> > > beginner and dont know where to start. Would it be better to take a
> > > tutorial at the local hobby club to learn how to fly & maintain a

heli,
> or
> > > should I just buy one and learn on my own? Are there any good videos

or
> > > software that make learning easier? Can anyone recommend a cheap

> beginner
> > > heli (under $1000)?
> > >
> > > Also, I have future aspirations to own & pilot a real helicopter....do

> R/C
> > > helis teach you the fundamentals to fly a real whirly bird?
> > >
> > > Thanks for all your help,
> > > TJM
> > >
> > >

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