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Old Nov 03, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Difference between 4 ch coaxial vs 4 channel fix pitch

My first rc helicopter purchase was an esky Belt CP V2. After attempting to hover and having all sorts of trouble, I invested in a Honey Bee FP V2.

Im doing pretty well with the honey bee v2, but im wondering if I missed anything by skipping the 4-ch coaxials.

Are the 4-ch coaxials a challenge to fly? Are they more fun? What am I missing, if anything, by skipping them?


Thanks for the input.... i think i skipped them because I thought they might be too easy to fly.
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Old Nov 03, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Thanks for the input.... i think i skipped them because I thought they might be too easy to fly.
You think correctly.
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Old Nov 03, 2010, 02:04 PM
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The one thing that co-axials can teach is orientation training on how the which direction the heli will move while in different orientations. Nose in seems to give the most trouble and learning on a co-axial is good practice, especially when you can't fly outside (wind, rain, snow... etc.).

They are super stable so it does not really give you hover training.
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Old Nov 03, 2010, 03:04 PM
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If you're doing well with HBFP, you can fly most anything. It is NOT an easy aircraft, just rugged, easy and cheap to fix. Get your Belt CP out, patch it up, fly it.

Note that the stock Belt transmitter is VERY abrupt and almost completely inflexible. I wouldn't attempt a CP without a programmable. I'd suggest retrofitting the radioset, set the mix rates around 85, expo 5~8, that will make it a lot more manageable.
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Old Nov 03, 2010, 06:22 PM
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Naeseth,

I agree with the others 100%, lots of options to consider. They are fun to fly, they do and can be used for orientation practice. However, they don't handle the wind to well at all. Other options to think about would be a good programable radio system or a good flight simualtor.

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Old Nov 03, 2010, 08:08 PM
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First off, thanks for all the input.. I think I will just stick with my FP/CP choppers, but I definitely need to invest in a good radio... any suggestions or links?

I seem to hear the dx6i or something like that mentioned a lot.
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Old Nov 03, 2010, 08:35 PM
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The DX6i is definitely the minimum I would suggest. If you can afford a bit more I'd personally suggest the DX7 over the DX6i but that's a cost consideration as well. With the DX8 and other new radios out you can usually find either for pretty cheap used in very good condition.
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Old Nov 03, 2010, 08:55 PM
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Got it. Will be looking out for a dx7.
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Old Nov 03, 2010, 09:01 PM
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The Spektrum DX series is probably the most popular currently on the market today, for reliability and cost. As Druss mentioned, the DX6i is the minimum required. Here's an example of each. You may find one less expensive in the "Classified" ads here at RCG. Or on E-bay. Just google, "DX6i" and/or "DX7"

Dave


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