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Old Oct 13, 2012, 02:14 AM
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good nitro heli for aerial still pics

hi guys,

i need your help with a rc heli for aerial pics.

Right now am using a quad with wookong m gps which i am happy with. however its not so stable in the wind and doesnt give me enough flight time.

I am looking for a nitro based heli which will give me more flight time and should be stable in windy conditions.

can you guys suggest a heli that should be able to pick up a camera like canon a2200??
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Why nitro? If acquiring a heli from scratch, definitely go e-power. Nitro can be done, but why marry into a bad family?

Rob D.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:02 AM
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i assumed nitros would be more stable in windy conditions?? Or are they worse than a quad, hex or a y6??
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:11 AM
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The type of motor has nothing to do with stability, it is just something to make the blades turn.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 03:24 PM
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I've flown a Trex 700E in 25-30mph wind with no problem. Back in the day a Raptor 60 on OS.70 was stable in that kind of wind, but there just wasn't enough power to comfortably move around.

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Old Oct 13, 2012, 05:38 PM
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I used a raptor 50 with the tppacks eccpm conversion kit and the photoship one front mount for a few years to haul my canon 1d around. Worked great except for the smoke. I fly my hex in 30mph chasing kitesurfers here and its just fine. If you want flight times, go gasser, not nitro...
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 12:32 AM
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hi guys,

i need your help with a rc heli for aerial pics.

Right now am using a quad with wookong m gps which i am happy with. however its not so stable in the wind and doesnt give me enough flight time.

I am looking for a nitro based heli which will give me more flight time and should be stable in windy conditions.

can you guys suggest a heli that should be able to pick up a camera like canon a2200??
The major issue with glow fuel (nitro) is that they have 18 to 22 percent of oil in the fuel. That oil doesn't burn and come out the exhaust. With a bit of wind the oil will get all over your camera and even on the lens.

If you insist on using glow fuel (which is alcohol base) you may want to consider a helicopter designed for a four stroke engine.

If you want long flight duration, I highly suggest looking at a gasoline based helicopter.

Otherwise an electric powered single main rotor helicopter is a good choice for what you want to do.
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