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Old Dec 18, 2014, 07:23 AM
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Best indoor heli for family room?

I'm buying a heli for my brother who is a beginner looking for a durable, fairly easy to fly heli for his moderate size living room. Which one do you like best?

Thanks, Doug
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Old Dec 18, 2014, 08:24 AM
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Probably most will suggest this one;

http://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-V911-...g-p-86120.html

It's been a brilliant beginners helicopter for some years. Easy to fly and stands up to a lot of abuse. It's not the easiest of all, though. That might be the Syma S107. That one, though, is only three channel and leads down a blind alley regarding the controls.

The V911 uses 45 degree flybar, and some would say it's being superceded by flybarless technology. This http://www.banggood.com/Hisky-HFP80-...-p-942873.html for example, but inside, with furniture, TV's, and people, the higher headspeed makes them maybe a bit risky for absolute beginners.
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Old Dec 18, 2014, 08:40 AM
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I'd still rate the v911 as a good indoor trainer ,it's more robust and slower than the hfp80v2 ,it's also reasonably priced so if he doesn't take the hobby further ....the hfp80v2 would be the next after the v911 .
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Old Dec 18, 2014, 08:58 AM
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i'd still rate the v911 as a good indoor trainer ,it's more robust and slower than the hfp80v2 ,it's also reasonably priced so if he doesn't take the hobby further ....the hfp80v2 would be the next after the v911 .
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Old Dec 18, 2014, 09:25 AM
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For basic indoor flight V911 is top dog. Blade Nano QX will smoke it but more expensive.
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Old Dec 18, 2014, 09:37 AM
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For basic indoor flight V911 is top dog. Blade Nano QX will smoke it but more expensive.
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Some wise words. Short and to the point.
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For basic indoor flight V911 is top dog. Blade Nano QX will smoke it but more expensive.
The Nano QX is a quad! (the question was asking for a heli ... ...)
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Old Dec 18, 2014, 09:40 AM
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I'd still rate the v911 as a good indoor trainer ,it's more robust and slower than the hfp80v2 ,it's also reasonably priced so if he doesn't take the hobby further ....the hfp80v2 would be the next after the v911 .
Yes. Slower, (and probably safer), than the hfp80 V2, but I would say not more robust. I've had some hard crashes on the V2 when I've lost orientation, and haven't had to replace anything.

I do sometimes wonder about the value of the V2. I use it for pottering indoors, practising tight manoeuvres, and honing orientation. But I don't feel it's any more difficult to fly than the V911. In fact, the V911's propensity to trip over its own flybar during tight turns is one less thing to contend with on the V2. I would say that once you're fairly comfortable with the V911 you're not going to advance your skills with the V2 and may as well go straight to the V1. I enjoy the V2. It's relaxing, and from an appearance point of view it's nice to not have the flybar, but I suspect it isn't a necessary next step.
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