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Old Jun 13, 2010, 05:46 PM
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esky king 3 is it worth upgrading from king 1/2?

The esky king topic has become huge so kinda dificult to find the aswer i am looking for so this is my question.
I have a few king 1's and 2 that are starting to be worn out so i wonder how mutch better the king 3 airframe is compaired to the king 1 and 2.
Things like are they more durable and flight performance / presision.
I know there are other helies but i don't like to be a "trex-lemming"

btw i am thinking about only the airframe and use the gear i already own.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 11:16 PM
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i think the frame is probably alittle better on the 3 simply because of the flex in the motor mount area associated with 1,2 and i think the tail pullys are alittle better suited stock, but really if i wanted a serious king build i would get an xtreme carbon frame, 43/10 belt gears, esky carbon blades and good electronics so it wouldnt matter really which version you started with .. upgrading a king from a 2 to a 3 though without any other mods, i dont think would be gaining much, but built as above with a hot motor and good electrics it will be pretty serious on performance, just on the expensive side to repair compared to a 450 clone .. on the plus side it wont cost any more (or much more)than a trex250 to repair and maintain and will be a more stable heli to fly if its set up well, as well as having comparative aerobatic capability ...
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 07:50 AM
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I used to love my King II, but the move to a 450 class heli was night and day over the King and was the best decision I made in my progression. Certainly worth considering.
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 08:10 AM
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my intention is to use this one for fpv flybalress with a helicommand
so 3d ect is not of my interst stable hovering and not sensetive to wond is but low parts cost above all
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