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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:15 AM
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Step up from MQX suggestions.

looking to get a quad that's a little bigger then my MQX. So what would your suggestions be. I want something a little faster and more stable in light winds.. I've been reading a little about a Dji 450 clone. any thoughts on this quad? any ready to fly quads out there that you guys suggest. thanks for you time.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Armattan!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:47 AM
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Could you repeat that? I couldnt quite hear
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Armattan for sure! I went from a wl v949 to one of Chris's little beasts and it kicks ass! I learned nose in flying on the small toy and when I got my M330 in the air, it was a piece of cake. The power and stability of the armattan is crazy! Plus his base price for all of his RXR models is unbeatable.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:00 AM
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I'm waiting on my Armattan to arrive. It's my step up from the MQX. He has amazing reviews, the frames same "almost" indestructible, and his prices compare to none. Can't wait to get mine. Not sure how quickly you are looking - but I'll let you know my experience when I get to take it up for the first time.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:22 AM
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sounds good let me know how you guys like his products..
after doing some research it looks like this is the route im going to take.
just need to save up a few bucks for a tx.
will a dx5e work or does it have to be a 6i?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:00 AM
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the DX5E does not let you dial in any Expo or dual rates to specific levels. One of the first things I plan to do is turn on some serious Dual Rates on my new Armattan until I get use to it. I would say you really want the Dx6i or higher radio. I would not recommend the Dx5e. I have both (my son uses the Dx5e) and for little stuff (BNF planes, helis) it's fine - cept you have to bind it to each one each time you want to fly and set the trims each time. But for anything bigger than park flyer ready built stuff - I would not want to use it. I love my DX6i and if I had the extra funds would get my son one too.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:51 AM
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Ordered a DX6I and a Armattan CNC258.
now I just need the batteries and a Receiver.
any suggestions on the RX or batteries.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 07:57 AM
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I haven't used them, by I've read a lot of people are very happy with the OrangeRX from Hobby King. I've see folks using different models. I have a true Spektrum R. Laying around so I'll be using that. As for batteries, I ordered Zippy 40c 2650mah from the US Hobby King warehouse. These are for my M381 though so I'm really not sure if they will be too big/heavy for the 258. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:54 AM
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I haven't used them, by I've read a lot of people are very happy with the OrangeRX from Hobby King. I've see folks using different models. I have a true Spektrum R. Laying around so I'll be using that. As for batteries, I ordered Zippy 40c 2650mah from the US Hobby King warehouse. These are for my M381 though so I'm really not sure if they will be too big/heavy for the 258. Hopefully someone else will chime in.

so you got these? are you just gonna solder some deans on it I take it.


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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:20 AM
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Yes, those are the batteries. And I'm still not pleased with my soldering so:

Look at this on eBay:

Deans female to XT-60 male wireless connector / adapter Lipo / NiMH

http://bit.ly/12i6YTQ
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 11:04 AM
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If you are serious about quads, skip the DX6i and get a DX7 or DX8. If you don't mind cheaper brands try the Turnigy 9x. Seriously, 6 channels is not enough. A good quad FCB has accelerometers, barometer, magnetometer and GPS. Plus you may add a camera at some point and may want to control the gimbal and lense. You are going to need a channel for each one of these.

Obviously, you aren't going to get these features on a KK2 board. But you would be surprised how quickly you want to move up to something fancy and find you don't have enough channels. If you are just wanting an aerobatic quad, 6 channels will give the ability to turn on and off auto stabilization, but that's it. If you have any money invested in a good quad, auto-stabilize, IOC and return home are great features to have. They can save you a lot of money.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Yes, those are the batteries. And I'm still not pleased with my soldering so:

Look at this on eBay:

Deans female to XT-60 male wireless connector / adapter Lipo / NiMH

http://bit.ly/12i6YTQ
those would do it. thanks
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:40 PM
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He shipped very fast and the quality was very good. Just waiting on my Quad to arrive. I also bought LED strips in red and white from HK when I ordered the Zippy batteries.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 01:44 PM
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got a link for those light..
never mind i found it.
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