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Old Jan 09, 2008, 02:42 PM
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2 Channel or 4 Channel?????

Which one is best to start with when learning to fly a heli and why? Does it really matter? Could not find any real answer so am asking here,thanks
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 02:50 PM
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2 channel is great for a laugh after some beers. cheap as chips and no crying when you break it.
Get a 4 channel if you want to learn how to fly.
of course most heli addicts have several of all sorts
just my opinion
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 05:17 PM
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Thanks Dave. I have three 4 channel helis and I heard that you should try a 2 channel first. Just wondering if I should go that route at all,Thanks,John
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 10:50 PM
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I bought a Lama IV 2 channel for fun and it is harder to fly and control than my 4 channel E-sky Lama V3.

I also thought it would be easier.
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 04:01 AM
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4 channel co-axials are the ones to try first. A 2ch is what I'd call a simulated helicopter, and I don't mean the ones you fly on a proper PC sim either
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 05:03 PM
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Thanks folks....Very interesting.....Guess I will stay with 4 ch then.....
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 07:03 PM
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I think 2 ch are more toy like and has nothing to do with flying a real rc heli.
If you already have three 4-ch then you should try to fly those, My advice for you is to fly a simulator first to get the hang of it and save money on spare parts.
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