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Old Jul 14, 2010, 06:44 PM
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5888 2.4G 4-Ch Remote Control RC Mini Helicopter

Anyone have one of these? I just ordered one from toptoyexpress...

http://www.toptoyexpress.com/remote-...icopter-1.html
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 08:22 PM
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Do let us know how it works. I've never seen a GHz 4ch in that price range.
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 11:52 PM
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 10:37 AM
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i am so excited... any idea how fast the ems speedpost will take to atl ga? toptoyrc is very fast on processing orders it is already in the mail and i ordered it last night.. it is very cheap for a 2.4ghz 4ch, if it actually flies for 35$ then it will definately change the mini rc heli game.... the construction even looks pretty solid
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Without registering I guess you can't do shipping costs... How much was standard slow boat shipping? I am most interested in the quality of the servos as in if they are smooth or only 5-8 jerky steps. I got some quotes today on some really cheap prices from some wholesalers from over that way too. I only need 400-800 close friends to seal the deal.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 03:33 PM
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haha it was like 15$ for regular 24$ for the express which is what i got... tracker says that its at the HK airport waiting to board the plane.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Sorry for double post, but the package is within my city.. tracking now a days is so accurate is pretty awesome.. only a few hours till i can test it out


Edit: Got it waiting for it to charge all the way... this one has a full voltage regulator on it.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 12:56 PM
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ugh... start it up and all the lights blink but nothing happens... it seems like the TX isnt binding to the heli.. any thoughts? it says when you turn on the tx it will blink green then red when it is bound.. but it will do that even when the heli is turned off. the heli has regular led's then a red flashing light like the one for the gyro of the s107 that blinks then stops when ready. still, no power to servos or motors.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 01:13 PM
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IT works!!!... definately more then 5-8 steps as the other ones are.. it only jerks a little weird when going from hard right to hard left immediately
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 03:02 PM
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On 2.4s, usually turn the tx, then turn on the heli and set it down level quickly. let it bind. Figuring this is a "toy", did you have to go full throttle and then down to arm it to bind? I would like to see a video if possible... Both of flight and close up of servo movements. Not wanting it to be like this:

Z.2010.4.29航舵組運作錄影.wmv (1 min 24 sec)
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 03:03 PM
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it actually flys pretty damn good once you get the hang of it.. 4ch is really much more coordination then 3. but the results are better as well. flying outside on my back deck during the day is pretty awesome and i even cut through some gusty winds and could hold a decent hover in a breeze. i think i need to balance the swash plate and maybe try to track the blades a little. when going from hover to moving i notice it requires more throttle, is this normal for helis with swashes? i have never flown one so i didnt even think about that
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 03:04 PM
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Must be nice to live in an area that delivers on saturday
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 03:05 PM
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and to bind the transmitter you actually push down on the *right* stick like an xbox control. not like the s107 with the throttle setting it. you only have to click it once and it will actually flash lights and do a little beeping song. trims also have beeps for them all at different pitches to hear where your at on the trim..


Edit: yes today i got my s107 balance bars and my 5888 =] it was like usps christmas.

i will also go look for a camera to take a decent video with.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 03:07 PM
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Yes, on the throttle part. You probably get more nose down than you do with the 3ch so you have to compensate a little with more throttle. That also is a good sign to me as then you should be getting faster forward flight too. Are there two sets of swash balls?

A million pics and video is all that is being asked of you as the great adventurer into the unknown of cheap 2.4g 4ch helis.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 03:17 PM
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the radio is damn good. all there is is a little wire off the back of the board right side. ill go get the camera now while its charging.
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