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Old Dec 03, 2014, 09:31 PM
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Recommendation of a specific quadcopter for my 7 year old grandson, and me!

Hi Guys:
I'm wondering if you would recommend a specific quadcopter
for my 7 year old grandson. It would be flown with adult supervision
only. ME! I have been building and flying R/C airplanes since I was 12 years old. Now I'm 67! This would be my first quad copter also.
I know that it would need automatic stabilization.
I likely missed other necessary items also
What frequency is recomended
I don't see the need for GPS at this stage. We have been flying a Park Zone
Champ with great success. Naturally, we want the best bang for our bucks.
Sincerely,
Jon B. Shereshaw
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Tristan G. Shereshaw
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Old Dec 03, 2014, 11:08 PM
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Well there might be some others that the guys on here know about that would fit your bill. But I do love my little nano qx it is fun to fly and very durable.
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Old Dec 04, 2014, 01:48 AM
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Nano QX is tough and flies very well.
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Old Dec 04, 2014, 03:34 AM
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Hi JonB - welcome back to the hobby! Great way to share some quality time with your grandson. This forum is really for helicopters but RCGroups now has a Mini Mutirotors forum where you can find information and threads on every quad ever made - and some that haven't been made.

Feel free to msg me if I can help you answer any questions. I have began flying FPV and working my way slooooowly up the quad chain.
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Old Dec 04, 2014, 06:03 AM
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Well there might be some others that the guys on here know about that would fit your bill. But I do love my little nano qx it is fun to fly and very durable.
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Nano QX is tough and flies very well.
If there's a beginner quad better than this, I'd like to know what it is ; )
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Old Dec 04, 2014, 09:43 AM
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If there's a beginner quad better than this, I'd like to know what it is ; )
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The Nano QX is the most durable aircraft we own, and we own quite a few.
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Old Dec 04, 2014, 04:12 PM
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Regarding GPS, I honestly don't see the "need" for it at all, unless probably for high quality aerial photography or video. Other than that, what's the point of programming a certain flight path into the quadcopter, and then watch it while it is taking off, flying tha pre-programmed route, and landing? In that case the "pilot" is no longer flying the thing, so it is almost like having your buddy fly whatever aircraft while telling him where to fly and what to do. I do admire the amazing technology squeezed into such a small package, but "flying" by GPS is just not my cup of tea.
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Old Dec 05, 2014, 09:47 AM
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Regarding GPS, I honestly don't see the "need" for it at all, unless probably for high quality aerial photography or video. Other than that, what's the point of programming a certain flight path into the quadcopter, and then watch it while it is taking off, flying tha pre-programmed route, and landing? In that case the "pilot" is no longer flying the thing, so it is almost like having your buddy fly whatever aircraft while telling him where to fly and what to do. I do admire the amazing technology squeezed into such a small package, but "flying" by GPS is just not my cup of tea.
I think the GPS is most useful for when you crash at a distance.

At least as far as locator beacons or telemetry is concerned.

Wish I had it for my Blade 450. Never did find it.

Someone is going to get a mixing arm in their can of cream corn.
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Old Dec 05, 2014, 10:46 PM
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Thanks for the valuable advice!

Hi Guys:
Thanks for the advice. I've been looking over the Blade Nano QX reviews
and intros via the website and youtube
The Blade Nano QX looks to be just what I'm looking for, price is right to!
Sincerely,
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