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Old Mar 04, 2011, 09:20 AM
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I have been trying to pick the right heli to move up to for about a month, I've had the Syma S107G, Blade CX2, and I've been practicing on the new Phoenix V3 Flight Simulator and have gotten pretty good with Blade SR CP on it. Should I skip the smaller Blade FP helis like the 120 SR and get the Blade SR or should I get the 120 SR or is there something else I should look into. I want something I can SEE and fly outdoors. PLEASE ADVISE
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 01:21 PM
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Wrong forum, this is Large Electric helis. A 120 is most definitely a micro, try there.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jhoyda View Post
Wrong forum, this is Large Electric helis. A 120 is most definitely a micro, try there.
True, but maybe fate has come into play here, as he will find that the cost to get a good 550 size electric heli (like the Century Swift NX on a 4S power system) into the air would be about the same as it is to get a decent 450 size heli into the air.

Then he would find that these bigger ones are much easier to see in the air and to fly, so they crash a lot less, so his cost of learning will be about the same or less, but he will have spent more time flying then repairing.

He would also then have a radio system, including servos etc. that could probably take him into even bigger helis later.

And when he want to move out of training and into more demanding flight all he would have to do is change the pinion on the motor and go to 5S or 6S packs.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 08:49 PM
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What kind of price range are you working with?? Have you checked out RC Aerodynes line of Chaos Helicopters??

They have 450, 500 and a 600. The 700 will be available very soon too....

You can get the 450 for $300 with everything you need except for e radio and battery....

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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:14 PM
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So hard to say!

Budget is a BIG thing! Heck, if your wallet has no bottom, bigger tends to be more stable (for me). You can "tune" a heli into a trainer without much trouble. Increased size means more money when you crash. Notice I don't say "if" you crash. My answer- The best you can afford, and the most you would be willing to lose.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 11:38 AM
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If I had to do it all over again I would probably skip the 450 and to straight to a 500 size. Its a little more expensive but the stability is worth it. The Gaui 425 basic kit is 75 bucks from rcdumbthumbs and can be stretched to a 550 cheap. Eletronics are what ever you can afford as well as the motor. The Tonic-X Z20 980 KV motor works really nice in min with a 16 tooth pinion and a 20tooth auto rotation gear. It may be plastic but that dupont stuff they use is tough.

ScaleFlying.com has the Chaos line of Trex clones and if the 500 is anything like the 600 then there is another good choice on a budget. And on top of that you don't have to change the gearing.

Just a note I built and stretched my hurricane for roughly the same price that I bought the Chaos 600 super combo for. I have to tell you that the 600 is one impressive bird. With that being said the cost of a crash of a larger heli is much more expensive than a crash of a 450. That being said its up to what you think your budget will allow.
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