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Old Nov 12, 2009, 08:02 AM
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Hey Guys, hate to burden you all, but figured I would get quick answers on here.

With winter coming fast to the North East, it's time to look for a new micro indoor heli.

I havent been keeping up with the small sized birds, so I look to you guys for the best choice.

Not sure if one is made, but really looking for a mico/nano brushless CP/FP or COAX that is great indoors and bind and fly.

Doing a quick search i found the novus CP, blade msr and blade mcx. Looks like none are brushless and I'm unsure of the quality.

So let me hear your thoughts on these and any other suggestions.

The stable currently has 3 Trex 600's, 2 Trex 500's, countless 450's, shoguns, Hummingbirds and Dragonfly's.

I did have a micron V2 that i just couldnt stand, so hoping the new batch of micros are better now.

Thanks for all your help on this!!
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 08:57 AM
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Hey Guys, hate to burden you all, but figured I would get quick answers on here.

With winter coming fast to the North East, it's time to look for a new micro indoor heli.

I havent been keeping up with the small sized birds, so I look to you guys for the best choice.

Not sure if one is made, but really looking for a mico/nano brushless CP/FP or COAX that is great indoors and bind and fly.

Doing a quick search i found the novus CP, blade msr and blade mcx. Looks like none are brushless and I'm unsure of the quality.

So let me hear your thoughts on these and any other suggestions.

The stable currently has 3 Trex 600's, 2 Trex 500's, countless 450's, shoguns, Hummingbirds and Dragonfly's.

I did have a micron V2 that i just couldnt stand, so hoping the new batch of micros are better now.

Thanks for all your help on this!!
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With your flying experience I would think that you will get the most fun out of a Walkera 4#3B double brushless. Or maybe the 4G3 DBL or the new 6 . The others you will find boring very quickly.
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 09:03 AM
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EXCELLENT!!!

Researching that 4#3b now. Didnt even know that was available. Whats the difference with all the numbers/models?

Thanks
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 09:09 AM
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if you want a relaxing flyer in your living room maybe walkera cb100
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 09:30 AM
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EXCELLENT!!!

Researching that 4#3b now. Didnt even know that was available. Whats the difference with all the numbers/models?

Thanks
Go here and this might help you figure them out. This also a great place for you to buy from. As it is close to you... Bob

https://clubheli.3dcartstores.com/
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 09:32 AM
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if you want a relaxing flyer in your living room maybe walkera cb100
I was thinking the 4#3 as I thought he wanted to keep his flying skills sharp over the winter and the 4#3 4G3 & 6 will do that, where the mSR and CB100 and other easy to fly models might teach him the wrong things..
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 09:33 AM
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if you want a relaxing flyer in your living room maybe walkera cb100
I agree. Have the CB100/4#3B.
Both are a good choice.

The CB100 is super stable like a coaxial and great for indoor flight.
The 4#3B is hard to fly and very challenging especially indoors.

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Old Nov 12, 2009, 10:49 AM
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OK, looking at CB100/4#3B comparison.

Looks like the only real differences are the heads, possibly the tail motors and one has a RX-2406A and the other a RX-2406C?

Are both heads aluminum?

Is the 4 in 1 just an updated version?

You guys are great, and these are the 2 i am really interested in.

Technology moves so quickly i just cant keep up with all the new stuff in the different classes so it's great coming here and getting info so quickly from those of you in the "know"

Thanks again and any other opinions are welcome. But for brushless ready to go, these are lookin good.
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 11:09 AM
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OK, looking at CB100/4#3B comparison.

Looks like the only real differences are the heads, possibly the tail motors and one has a RX-2406A and the other a RX-2406C?

Are both heads aluminum?

Is the 4 in 1 just an updated version?

You guys are great, and these are the 2 i am really interested in.

Technology moves so quickly i just cant keep up with all the new stuff in the different classes so it's great coming here and getting info so quickly from those of you in the "know"

Thanks again and any other opinions are welcome. But for brushless ready to go, these are lookin good.
To put it as simply as I can you steer the CB100 and have to fly the 4#3.. So it depending on what you are looking for.. Both are nicely made and yes both have aluminium heads. If you can get the 2801 transmitter not the 240#.
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 11:09 AM
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Of the two, the CB100 uses an off-set flybar so it is much more stable than the 4#3B... both have aluminum heads.

I don't want to take you back to square one, but for someone that has 450's, 500's and 600's, why wouldn't you want a micro sized collective pitch like the 4G6? I think you would enjoy it more than a fixed pitch!
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 11:18 AM
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OK, looking at CB100/4#3B comparison.

Looks like the only real differences are the heads, possibly the tail motors and one has a RX-2406A and the other a RX-2406C?

Are both heads aluminum?

Is the 4 in 1 just an updated version?

You guys are great, and these are the 2 i am really interested in.

Technology moves so quickly i just cant keep up with all the new stuff in the different classes so it's great coming here and getting info so quickly from those of you in the "know"

Thanks again and any other opinions are welcome. But for brushless ready to go, these are lookin good.

Hi, thanks. Two good choices. Just depends what you are looking for.
One is easier to fly indoors and one is a lot harder to fly indoors.

Both heads are aluminum. The 4 in 1 is updated on the CB100.
The CB100 and 4#3B (double brushless) should use the same 2G brushless tail motor. They did on mine.

Here is more info on the difference between the CB100 and 4#3B parts in my review.

What are the differences between the CB100 and 4#3B?
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=180

Let us know if you have any more questions.

Tom
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 12:36 PM
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Yes Toms review is very good - if the choice is between 4#3B or Cb100 neither heli would be a terrible mistake where you found you had a heli that was not to your liking and you wished you had bought the other - just change the head

with the 4#3B you have a fast heli that will really keep you on your toes - with the CB100 you have a slower more sedate heli that flys more like a large heli - flybar weights can be lowered to make CB100 more reactive so it can be speeded up a little - flybar weight can be added to 4#3B to slow it down a bit - so in either case there is some versatility built in - quite honestly I like both but my wife prefers the CB100 there is less risk to her chandelier and ornaments

Regards David
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 02:18 PM
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why wouldn't you want a micro sized collective pitch like the 4G6? I think you would enjoy it more than a fixed pitch!

I just checked out some vids of it at the freak site, and to put it simply, my wife would KILL me if i fired that up in the living room...LOL!!!!
Dont get me wrong, it looks like a great 3D micro, and tic tocs over the coffee table would be nice, but i would be out in the snow flying it the first time she saw it in action, so that's out for me T

From the looks of it, micro's have come a long way since their early days of mushy feeling controls and crappy electronics that overheat and sloppy servos. I havent looked yet, but are these guys using digital servos too? And how about compatibility with spektrum radios?

Just starting to read toms' writeup now. Thank You.
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 02:25 PM
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I ordered the 4#3B double brushless yesterday. I would have preferred to go with something i could bind to my 9303, but the options for brushless/RTF/price outweighed the brushed/BNF/price by what I considered a justifyable amount. (rationalize, rationalize, rationalize...)

we're due for snow tonight, the building/indoor flying season is here. Just hope I can keep up with this little guy!
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 02:26 PM
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Yes, you do need a fairly empty room to fly a 4G6 indoors. If you don't have a room that you can crash in, then I would absolutely go with a mSR or Solo Pro II as they will cause minimal damage as they are much lighter than a 4#3B or CB100.

You also picked up on one of the key drawbacks that keep many folks from buying... they are NOT Spectrum compatable... they use their own proprietary radio systems. Although you can technically convert it to Spectrum, it is not worth the hassle or cost involved.
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