|Jun 28, 2013, 04:52 PM|
My first real flights today.
A couple of weeks ago I took the leap and after twenty years of wanting to learn rc helis, opened the boxes of my new F45 and 9116.
After a week of many minor indoor crashes and hard landings , I got the hang of the stable hover.
Today, I hit a desolate, seldom-visited park that sports a large field.
This is awesome!
Many thanks to everyone on the board for the great advice and wisdom.
|Jun 29, 2013, 02:59 AM|
Philippines, NCR, Parañaque City
Joined Jun 2013
That's great man! speaking off, I'm also a complete noob in fact I'll be buying my first rc ever this coming week and I'd like to ask why made you choose the f45? Cos my current selections are the wl v912, wl v911, wl v913 and mjx f45 or 46. From first choice to last choice.
What can you suggest ?
Some key points to me
-wouldn't wanna spend much
-want to have something I can fly indoors but fly outdoors really well
|Jun 29, 2013, 10:33 AM|
What can I suggest? Hey, man, I'm still green as St. Patty's Day, but here goes:
Well, when I decided to purchase, I had read a little on the forums and knew better than to start out with a Trex 700, for example, as my first heli. I mean, I would love to fly one, but perhaps irreparably crashing a $1500+ heli my first time out 'cause I don't know how to fly yet.... Yikes!
I wanted a actual 4ch trainer, so that I could get the feel of a ailerons as well as a single rotor (non-coax), so I could get the feel of other heli quirks. I ordered the 9116 after making a metric to English conversion error, thinking it would be the size of the F45. Later that night, I ordered the F45 and tried to cancel the 9116, but it had already shipped. Know what? I'm glad to have both! They're under $100 each, and spare parts are cheap and plentiful.
The 9116 is a great indoor trainer, but the F45 is a bit large for my house. Conversely, the 9116 would not handle any wind at the field, while the F45 was able to cope with some pretty fresh sustained wind. More than once, fighting gusts resulted in deciding whether I would do quick, hard landings, or see the bird go into distance, never to be seen again. Tough choice. We had thunderstorms coming,so wind was abundant.
As for the durability of these two - they have numerous crash scars, but still fly pretty well. Never crashed as speed into an object, just an abundance of hard landings. I'm just now going to replace the main shaft on the F45. Not sure which crash broke it; it still flies well.
All that being said, I can't speak to the other models you mentioned, just these two. I made a fortunate mistake in getting one for outdoors, and one for indoors.
How 'bout this: since you have no experience, go with a small, no wind coax, but with aileron function,? Learn up on that one, then when you feel confident get a larger one for outdoors.
|Jun 29, 2013, 10:46 AM|
Philippines, NCR, Parañaque City
Joined Jun 2013
|Jun 29, 2013, 02:18 PM|
I have an F-45 that a buddy bought and didn't have the time to learn
It has at least 400 flights, and has had the weight reduced and linkage
upgraded. Also I installed ball bearings in the tail shaft.
(Details in my blog)
Since it weighs less than 400 grams without a canopy, all of
the following main motors work great.
Here is a list in order of power output.
F-45- - - - My first lasted 80+ flights. $9.20
HB CP3 - Ball bearing, Replaceable brushes, KIA. $9.50
E-1003 - -Lower output, lasts 70+ Flights, Only $2.15
F-45 - - $5 My first last 70, second lasted 45.
FX059 - $3 but slightly smaller, and only works with the E-1003 motor.
FX052 - $3 and same size as F-45 tail motor. Untested.
Many people prefer to increase weight so it will handle more wind,
and if that is the case, you must stick with the stock motors
or something more powerful.
The 9116 can be turned into a super smooth and fast bird with some
cheap and simple mods as well.
If you are having trouble getting continuous level forward flight from it,
it's because the mixing arms use an improper ratio from the factory.
The fix is a $1 head assembly (with mixing arms) from Banggood.
This one is running a stock main motor with a $1 head.
Here is a 250 clone fixed pitch conversion, using the same $1 head.
|Jul 02, 2013, 12:32 PM|
Joined Dec 2012
While my first was the 9116, I would choose the V912 mostly because you can use a good TX with it (th9x). that way you don't have a lot of junk tx as you fleet grows.
I also recomend the v911 and v920 v930 for indoor fun using the same TH9x.
although, I have to mention, the E-1003 looks great in the air!
|Jul 02, 2013, 05:09 PM|
hi mate for indoor go wltoy 911 fast moves well and does not mind a crash or 2/3/6/9 great little heli the other to look at is the hubsan quad flys like a cp is great indoors but will fly outside and do flips fast turns climbs so high its a dot but so much fun just get spare blades
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