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Old Aug 25, 2015, 02:08 AM
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What best these days in fixed pitch?

Hi all,
About ten years ago I learnt to fly a Ikarus Piccolo which was fixed pitch and if I recall correctly was "300 size". I upgraded it throughout during the time I had it into a pretty capable little machine (brushless, lipo, faster/smoother blades), a few years later I bought a Trex 450 but never had as much fun as I had with the Piccolo. And although I flew the Piccolo until I couldn't glue the fragments of superglue back onto each other again I ended up selling the Trex 450 within a couple years.
Anyway, what options are there these days that people would recommend that would be equivalent to the Piccolo? I wouldn't mind trying out a flybarless model as I have only flown flybar type head until now.

I fly using a Futaba 7CHP so don't really want another TX.

Perhaps I should have actually asked whats best these days in 300 size as I presume flybarless isn't an option for fixed pitch.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old Aug 27, 2015, 12:53 PM
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Many new FP helis are flybarless. Times have changed. Most also come with their own transmitters and fly on protocols not compatible with Futaba. The size you are asking about is a micro, and there is a lot of information in the micro forum about the various helis available, both FB and CP.

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Old Aug 30, 2015, 09:12 AM
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Align uses Futaba protocol. They don't make F/P helis. There is a new line of helis also but all are small c/p's. Micro forum will be helpful.
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