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Old Aug 15, 2004, 12:13 PM
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Which for second?

I have decided to get another micro heli (I HATE my Jabo 2... ).
However, I can't decide over which to get:

GWS Dragonfly DD
-$250.25 w/out 7.5% Tax
-What are the advantages/disadvantages of of a direct drive?
-Are GWS electronics ok? And since the site for my LHS doesn't say:
are the GWS parts seperates? I would want that instead of the 3in1 I have
now...
-QUALITY?... the Jabo's quality is

GWS Dragonfly GD
-Same price as DD Dragonfly
-Is gear drive ok? Easier for a noob to maintain?

Aerohawk
-$194.99 w/S&H...
-Worth it?
-Too complicated/frustrating for a nub? I read something about that....

I really wouldn't want another Chinese clone... I thought they would be OK, but they really aren't all that good.
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 12:32 PM
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If you are looking for simple,the Aerohawk is...however,a lot of people have trouble with the 3in1 boards which,I believe,come with the DF,also.

If you don't want another chinese clone,don't get a dragonfly...Aerohawk or Hummingbird.

Since you prob already have TX and RX,get a Hummer Elite CP chasis for $100 and start off with seperates.I believe that they can be flown FP style(without CCPM),but I'm not 100%.
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 12:57 PM
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No, I don't...

I don't already have aTX and RX, just the TX and 3-1 that came with my Jabo 2.

I don't want to make it too complicated for myself, especially since I can't order off the internet (gotta find a way...) and my parents have no time to take me anywhere... especially the LHS that isn't really LOCAL...
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 02:02 PM
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My LHS is a 70 min drive at 70 Mph...I would suggest buying something from them,if they have what you want.
That way,if you have probs,you can take it to them,get parts,etc...
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 02:09 PM
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 03:42 PM
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i'm wondering if you are better off just upgrading your jabo with better parts. most micros are basically the same body, and you could buy upgrade parts for all of them. You could even buy parts that would suit a CP heli down the track. A dragonfly or hummer may not be as big an upgrade as you think it will be.

Eg
direct drive tail and mount $20
heading hold gyro $100
2 esc's $50
Head stiffener $10
Wood Blades $25.00
Lipos $25
Charger $30+

The look on your face once you get it flying, PRICELESS !!!!

So for about the same price or possibly less, you have an micro heli that would fly far far better than any stock DF or aerohawk.

Failing that, the dragonfly is a good heli..I like it and have one (hignly modified), but I keep hearing how tough the aerohawk body is. (don't know about the electronics)
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 04:31 PM
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I would want my Jabo, but it is #!$?ed Up...

I would like my Jabo a lot--I LOVED it when I first got it, until I found out how unpredicatble it would be. Randomly, it will full or zero throttle by itself, causing crashes into furniture, windows, and me...

However, when I disconnect the motor from the main gear, it doesn't seem to happen. I don't know what to do because I don't want to put my Jabo to waste.
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 05:20 PM
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well the problem is the electronics, not the airframe. keep the airframe and spend the money on better electronics as I mentioned above. Some of these bits like the HH gyro can be used on a CP heli later on.
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 08:34 PM
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Yeah, I've heard a lot about CP heli's... I just don't think I will grow out of micro r/c's though. I have always thought the smaller the better--well, the cooler... Like the biggest R/C car I have is 1/18 (mini-t), the rest are 1/64. Plus, my parents don't have a positive outlook on hobbies. THey think I should be spending my time studying and doing well in school rather than spending hundreds on "toys" that require trips back to the store, more parts, more time and money basically...

Maybe I will jsut upgrade my Jabo...
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 08:56 PM
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They make micro CP helis...
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 10:32 PM
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yeah..micro is size, FP or CP is type. They are not independant of each other.

A hornet 2 CP heli is the same size as your Jabo but capable of insane aerobatics. For starters it can fly inverted which a FP heli cannot.

Another popular CP micro is the Zoom, which is a tad bigger and better for outdoors.

you parents are right..study..do well, then get a high paying job so you can finally afford expensive toys
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 10:36 PM
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Haha my parents call my heli a toy too! Does a toy take months to learn how to fly... I think not!!!

Atleast I have found a hobby that I really like
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 10:55 PM
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Lol

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Originally Posted by OzzieFlyer
you parents are right..study..do well, then get a high paying job so you can finally afford expensive toys
Well, that's sorta hard. It's not like I can't afford them... I just shouldn't be buying them. (Like you got $4000, but you just spent $3000; not good.)

Is that Hornet the Schwiezer thingy?
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 11:12 PM
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A hornet just looks like a micro heli. You CAN get a schweizer scale canopy for it, so yes it could be, but not necessarily
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Old Aug 15, 2004, 11:36 PM
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Quote:
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THey think I should be spending my time studying and doing well in school rather than spending hundreds on "toys" that require trips back to the store, more parts, more time and money basically...
at least your not spending money on drugs and ciggarttes etc...
plus it requires alot of brain power to fly a r/c heli also helps to make you good with your hands when repairing it and how it all works that is callled "physics" (school aparently teach this aswell but not as fun)
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