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Old Today, 03:58 PM
My plane is 5ft BGL!
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atta boy when the PA disintegrates in mid air, you can put em in a 3dhs bird or even a EF if that tickles your fancy
who are you kidding. when the PA self-destructs those are going into the box-o-electronics to be used whenever I need them for something else I found who knows where.

Do I look like the kind of guy who buys a bunch of new planes for mucho $$$? lol
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Old Today, 04:01 PM
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Do I look like the kind of guy who buys a bunch of new planes for mucho $$$? lol
Dang man, your missing out then......and yeah you do seem that way but just used, instead of new
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Old Today, 04:03 PM
My plane is 5ft BGL!
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Dang man, your missing out then......and yeah you do seem that way but just used, instead of new
I have bought new planes in the past, but you can find some pretty good deals on used equipment if you really look. Sure, I got a PA instead of a better plane. But I only paid $100 for it RxR, and got 5 other planes with it!
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Old Today, 04:11 PM
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I have bought new planes in the past, but you can find some pretty good deals on used equipment if you really look. Sure, I got a PA instead of a better plane. But I only paid $100 for it RxR, and got 5 other planes with it!
No I know. Heck id buy PA used any day over new. Save some $$ and you still get the same warfanty but I like new for airframes and batts mostly. Airframes take a beating and you cant really tell till you see inside too. Servos I buy new for big birds as servos develop slop over time. But id buy used escs, motors, and Rxes all day long.
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Old Today, 04:20 PM
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No I know. Heck id buy PA used any day over new. Save some $$ and you still get the same warfanty but I like new for airframes and batts mostly. Airframes take a beating and you cant really tell till you see inside too. Servos I buy new for big birds as servos develop slop over time. But id buy used escs, motors, and Rxes all day long.
I never buy used batteries,with HK batteries being so cheap and good enough for how I fly. And I can afford to spring for a nicer batt or to on some occasions.
Servos, i'll use what comes with a used plane if its any good and I will buy one or two off the guys I fly with if I just need to replace one but if I'm doing a new plane I'll buy new servos.

I never buy a used RX. I fly spektrum, so buying used RXs off the classifieds means you might get a fake. and when I get a used one in a plane, I do really thorough range checks on it to make sure its good before i fly.

ESCs and motors, sure I'll buy used. For engines, I'd only feel comfortable buying a used engine if I can see the engine in person first. I'll go for a low-time motor if the pics look good on the classifieds, or if its NIB, but none of that "heavily used" stuff unless I can see and feel it in person.
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Old Today, 04:36 PM
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No im not wanting a full out 3d plane, I want a sport plane. That's what I love flying. I was just asking you guys if you think it will be a good choice seeing that I haven't flown for a year.
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Old Today, 04:43 PM
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No im not wanting a full out 3d plane, I want a sport plane. That's what I love flying. I was just asking you guys if you think it will be a good choice seeing that I haven't flown for a year.
You don't want a big plane for your first plane after a year out of it. a foamy warbird would be like what you want. Or a trainer type plane if you feel scared.
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Old Today, 04:48 PM
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That's what I figured but I guess that's ok. It will give me more time to save up for something bigger that is gas powered!
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Old Today, 05:27 PM
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So, I want a 250 size quadcopter with FPV.

used or new? what kind of costs am I looking at? I priced out what looks like a decent quad (without fpv) for just under $150 on HK, so thats low-budget new. Whats a starting pricepoint for high-budget new? What kind of price would I pay for a decent used quad? Is it worth it?

What kind of FPV should I go with for it?
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Old Today, 05:48 PM
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http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=3644 here is a nice quad with everything except a wiring harness of course.
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Old Today, 05:54 PM
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that looks nice. Better than the HK thing I priced out, anyways. I will look into that.
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Ya the night hawk looks like a pretty cool cheep frame. I recintly lost my mxp230 and if i cant find it than i will probably get one, although i will definatyl build it up myself and run it on a much more powerful setup than it come stock.
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Old Today, 06:11 PM
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I'm not necessarily looking for tons of power, but enough for it to be sporty even with fpv gear.

How did you lose your MXP?
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