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Old Apr 12, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Can anyone make any suggestion for what the 'best' (as in longest lasting) battery that I could get for the SR120 would be?

If you can solder, this one should last long on the SR120, good price too
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...gle_Cell_.html


The SR120 should fly quite well on the stock battery. Choose a smaller battery or larger battery, depends on what you want to do. If you want to fly a balanced helicopter, then the stock battery is sometimes the best.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Don't rule out the mSRX. It is FBL and chances are more than strong that any future helis you get will also be FBL. Its smaller size is better for indoor when you want some practice and outside isn't viable. Given it's FBL and it will handle some wind. My son's mSRX handles wind substantially better than my old, add much larger, Honeybee FP. Nothing at all against the venerable SR-120, but I see more pros than cons with the mSRX.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Nothing at all against the venerable SR-120, but I see more pros than cons with the mSRX.
The critical difference is the self-leveling capability of the SR-120. I would say they are equally wind-capable. The SR-120 is a little easier to fly though because it levels out.

The mQX is a possibility too. It's not like a regular helicopter, and it doesn't self-level, but it has excellent handling in light breezes and it is a ton of fun to buzz around the park with.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 09:52 PM
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First and last word on this one. Follow Jasmine's advice. If she says it, consider it to be precisely the way it is. The veracity of her tutelage is legendary. She has forgotten more about helis than many people will ever know.

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Okay then, thanks for the advice, guys and ladies.

I think I'm going to go with the Blade 120SR, then. I'm only used to 3 and 4 channel coaxials (which I have become pretty nifty with, zipping around in circuits, landing on small things that family members thought couldn't be done, etc.)

Will I need to hit a simulator before trying to fly the blade? I know it will be quite a bit different from what I am used to. I watched some reviews on the 120SR...and I see where some people switched it to "advanced swashplate" mode. Does it come stock with this ability to switch the connectors from one spot to another, or did they buy another swashplate to be able to do this? Obviously, I won't need that right now. But for future reference, it would be good to know. Thanks.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Dual mechanical rates are standard. 120SR ships in low mechanical rate. Switch to high before you go outside.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Umm...I was the one that originally asked about this. Who the heck are you? Or I guess you have just been following this thread trying to figure out what to get for yourself, as well? Nothing wrong with that...just weird.

Yeah, the 120SR sounds like a pretty good beginner model with advanced capabilities, based on the replies and some of my own research, watching video reviews and the like.


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Okay then, thanks for the advice, guys and ladies.

I think I'm going to go with the Blade 120SR, then. I'm only used to 3 and 4 channel coaxials (which I have become pretty nifty with, zipping around in circuits, landing on small things that family members thought couldn't be done, etc.)

Will I need to hit a simulator before trying to fly the blade? I know it will be quite a bit different from what I am used to. I watched some reviews on the 120SR...and I see where some people switched it to "advanced swashplate" mode. Does it come stock with this ability to switch the connectors from one spot to another, or did they buy another swashplate to be able to do this? Obviously, I won't need that right now. But for future reference, it would be good to know. Thanks.
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