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Old Sep 02, 2012, 04:08 PM
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next level?

Ok. i think i'm ready to upgrade to the next level. my first heli is the Ares MD500 CX100 RTF.



mostly im flying indoor and i would like the single blade helicopter. i don't really do tricks and advance flying just a hover and flying around. i read and search some info here but i really like your opinion.

My target: blade 120 sr, mcpx,msr or the v119.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 05:08 PM
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A Blade 120SR is a little large for indoors, unless you have lots of room. You may be able to handle an MSRx. An MCPx is quicker, faster, but has fewer quirks. You might like the MQx better. If you are going with Blade helis, get a DX6i transmitter. It will make your learning easier.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 05:20 PM
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A Blade 120SR is a little large for indoors, unless you have lots of room. You may be able to handle an MSRx. An MCPx is quicker, faster, but has fewer quirks. You might like the MQx better. If you are going with Blade helis, get a DX6i transmitter. It will make your learning easier.
thanks for the reply man. i think 120 sr has a bigger battery right? and i guess it's good on outdoor flying either.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 07:40 PM
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the 120SR isnt a vary good outdoor heli and to be blunt no fixed pitch is very good out side
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 07:53 PM
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the 120SR isnt a vary good outdoor heli and to be blunt no fixed pitch is very good out side
i'm sorry i didn't get the point? noob here.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Most fixed pitch helis have a hard time with wind. There are many people who feel beginners should start with collective pitch helis. There are pros and cons to any approach and it basically gets down to what you feel comfortable with. After progressiong through planes and FP and CP helis I've moved on to quads. I find they offer a lot more for how I want to fly.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Most fixed pitch helis have a hard time with wind. There are many people who feel beginners should start with collective pitch helis. There are pros and cons to any approach and it basically gets down to what you feel comfortable with. After progressiong through planes and FP and CP helis I've moved on to quads. I find they offer a lot more for how I want to fly.
thanks man.
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 08:08 PM
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i do like the mSR X for indoors if you have a bit of room to fly it
after that a sim is really the best option then move to a CP thats at lest a 450 to a 550 in size
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Old Sep 02, 2012, 10:13 PM
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i do like the mSR X for indoors if you have a bit of room to fly it
after that a sim is really the best option then move to a CP thats at lest a 450 to a 550 in size
I really wanted a align 450 man. is there any way that we can install a fly bar or stabilizer bar for the 450?
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 05:58 AM
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if your talking about a flybarless 450 they use control that acts as fly electronicly
but again id get a sim first
i think youll fing the mSR X a hand full for now
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 06:09 AM
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I really wanted a align 450 man. is there any way that we can install a fly bar or stabilizer bar for the 450?
A flybar is pretty much standard on a 450 heli, but won't be for long. FBL is the new way, more stable, less moving parts, easier to set up and cheaper to produce.

Having said that though, you can buy an electronic stabilising system for a flybar heli that will give it almost hands free hover, for a pretty small price. Hobbyking sell Flymentor systems for about 70 bucks. I've got one here, but yet to try it out
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 06:14 AM
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A flybar is pretty much standard on a 450 heli, but won't be for long. FBL is the new way, more stable, less moving parts, easier to set up and cheaper to produce.

Having said that though, you can buy an electronic stabilising system for a flybar heli that will give it almost hands free hover, for a pretty small price. Hobbyking sell Flymentor systems for about 70 bucks. I've got one here, but yet to try it out
not a fan of flymentor better off with a BeastX really
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:30 AM
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A flybar is pretty much standard on a 450 heli, but won't be for long. FBL is the new way, more stable, less moving parts, easier to set up and cheaper to produce.
well thank you. i guess i will check the align 450 then.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 12:41 PM
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not a fan of flymentor better off with a BeastX really
But those two things have a completely different purpose? I think you could possibly even wire them together. The Flymentor is for training - it's an autopilot... the BeastX doesn't have that capability?

Regardless, I think the OP could upgrade to a 120-SR if he has enough space. It can handle a little breeze no problem, so flying outside is possible. If you want to fly exclusively inside your house, you're going to need to stick to coaxials and little stuff like the mSR. I prefer the old mSR for training, as it self-stabilizes into a hover, while the "X" doesn't.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 01:26 PM
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Walkrea has couple FBL micos . Genius F/P/ Super mini F/P. Xheli has vidieo of flying outside in good amount of wind and little guy handled it pretty good. Sure pilot had something to do with it but possible. Blade 120 is good/ also Solo-pro 328. bigger than V911/9958/ S/P260A etc.
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