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Old Jan 24, 2010, 02:06 PM
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Blade SR, Esky King 3, or Esky Belt CP V2

I have been flying my Honey Bee FP V2 for a couple weeks now and have a budget of up to $200 to buy another helicopter but that will be it for 6 months. I'm looking for my first CP heli. I am not going to be doing any 3D flying as it doesn't interest me but I have a blast with FFF with the Honey Bee.
Mainly I'll be flying in the front yard and am looking for something a bit more wind resistant.

I know these are different helicopters. The Belt appeals because everyone tells me size equals stability. The King for similar reasons but thinking it may be more front yard friendly. The SR looks good so far and I can eventually buy a DX6I that I can use with it and the MSR and a Parkzone T-28 or F4U that I eventually want to get. Also my LHS, despite being a Hobbytown (from what I've read at least) is very good about support and really makes an effort to help get everything right if s problem comes up and of course they stock all E-flite parts and no Esky stuff.

So what do you guys think? The $179.99 Belt, the $159.99 King, or the $199.99 SR?
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 03:58 PM
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I have a Belt CP V2 and it's a nice hassle-free heli for the price. It could use a better gyro, but any heli in this price range could. I've owned Trex 450s and several clones. There's lots of 450 components your LHS has that will work on a Belt CP. Mine has a Trex 450 tail and Belt 400 head.

At this point, we can only speculate on the performance and durability of the Blade SR. The videos look impressive, but it's a heli set up for demos at a show, being flown by a real good pilot.
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 03:29 PM
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I love my King II, but would suggest a Blade SR, honestly, any would work but the SR has eflite behind it which is nice for beginners and parts will be everywhere.
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