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Old Nov 11, 2012, 07:57 PM
John
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Tadek -
The F45 heli is a 'novelty' everywhere, really. It's made by a toy company, and not made by any of the major R/C heli firms (Align, Walkera, Eflite etc.). BUT it is probably the best 300 size learner - in its price bracket - on the market.
That being said, if all your friends fly the Solo Pro, and parts are available locally, you might be better off to go that way: particularly if you are going to be learning inside. But in 600+ flights, the only parts I've needed have been motors, one blade, and one main gear. Though any parts you do need (if you need any) are going to involve a bit of a wait. A pain.
However, I came from roughly where you are - a 4 chan coax - to the F45 with not much problem (and I'm old and clumsy!). And though I now mainly fly A 6 channel CP now, the MJX was the most sheer fun along the way.
And still is!
Good luck either way.
John.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:22 PM
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volleyboy

This is built as a tank... i have crashed it so many times (hard crashes).. just bend the flybar back and continue to fly... Cannot recommend it enough.

Make sure to buy extra blades, skids and batteries.. and you should be set for a long time.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:54 AM
Flying a Falcon or a RC Heli.
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New F46 , 200 size.

http://www.mjxtoys.com/showProDetail...C%20HELICOPTER
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:57 AM
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http://www.mjxtoys.com/products_heli...C%20HELICOPTER

F48 flybarless is coming
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:00 AM
Flying a Falcon or a RC Heli.
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You can also download the 2013 catalog for more info.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Looks a lot like the Walkera Genius FP (including the green canopy)
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:47 AM
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My only experience in flying RC is with helicopter. I started with an indoor co-axial and a dozen helicopter later, now a 450 clone. What should I know about flying a RC plane. Do they fly better in the wind ? worse ? Do they compare to a 4 ch. heli in difficulty or a 6 ch. heli ? Something else I should know before doing the irreversible ?
I flew RC planes for several years before switching to helis. I did so because planes require a lot more space, that I didn't have. Planes are generally easier to fly, by a considerable margin. They give you time to react that you don't have with helis and do not require constant use of all 4 movement functions. The most difficult part of flying planes is taking off and landing. After flying an MWC X250 quad for awhile, I think I could fly most planes while eating a sandwich. However, flying most non-beginner planes well takes lots of practice and skill.

Wind handling capability is a function of size, weight, and wing loading. The more wing surface you have, the less air speed is required and the less wind it will handle; for a given size and weight.

One of the biggest advantages of planes is the durability and repair costs, especially of the latest high density and EPP foam planes. Serious damage can be repaired for very little cost, with foam safe CA, hot glue and gorilla glue. I have used gorilla glue to replace missing pieces of foam fuselages.

If you have the room, give it a try. You will like it. Planes can do a lot more things than helis can. I guess you could call them more dimensional.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Looks a lot like the Walkera Genius FP (including the green canopy)
And the second color option is straight from the Blade 130X....

It was about time thou. Now let's wait for a price and a review... then there will be war.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:29 AM
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I know its probably been posted, but I cant find it with the search function.

I need to replace my stock motor, and wish not to wait from China, does anyone sell these in the US ?

I tried RCRoanoke, but they're out of stock.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:17 PM
Flying a Falcon or a RC Heli.
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I flew RC planes for several years before switching to helis. I did so because planes require a lot more space, that I didn't have. Planes are generally easier to fly, by a considerable margin. They give you time to react that you don't have with helis and do not require constant use of all 4 movement functions. The most difficult part of flying planes is taking off and landing. After flying an MWC X250 quad for awhile, I think I could fly most planes while eating a sandwich. However, flying most non-beginner planes well takes lots of practice and skill.

Wind handling capability is a function of size, weight, and wing loading. The more wing surface you have, the less air speed is required and the less wind it will handle; for a given size and weight.

One of the biggest advantages of planes is the durability and repair costs, especially of the latest high density and EPP foam planes. Serious damage can be repaired for very little cost, with foam safe CA, hot glue and gorilla glue. I have used gorilla glue to replace missing pieces of foam fuselages.

If you have the room, give it a try. You will like it. Planes can do a lot more things than helis can. I guess you could call them more dimensional.
Thank you for taking the time for this complete answer.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:25 PM
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I know its probably been posted, but I cant find it with the search function.

I need to replace my stock motor, and wish not to wait from China, does anyone sell these in the US ?

I tried RCRoanoke, but they're out of stock.
You might try ESky HBFP spare parts at xheli. They used a 370 motor wound for 7.4 lipo / 8.4 nimh.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:34 PM
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I know its probably been posted, but I cant find it with the search function.

I need to replace my stock motor, and wish not to wait from China, does anyone sell these in the US ?

I tried RCRoanoke, but they're out of stock.
Give techntoys.com a try. They have stock motors for $10 plus shipping (use USPS Priority). Nice folks to work with. Am trying out their 2200 mah lipo to see how it does as it's about the same size as the li-ion battery.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:35 PM
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I know its probably been posted, but I cant find it with the search function.

I need to replace my stock motor, and wish not to wait from China, does anyone sell these in the US ?

I tried RCRoanoke, but they're out of stock.
rcroanoke has motors from another bird that are the same, may need to swap the wires to make work though. Send them a message and ask. You can also try techntoys.com
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Great ! Thanks guys, I got 2 comming from Techntoys, cheap enough

I need this little chopper to get my fingers warmed up before I get on the 2 big boys I got
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:24 PM
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The New MJX-F46

Here's the MJX F46 at 50cm, sized in between the F45 and F47.

Still a flybar . . .
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