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Old Apr 17, 2012, 07:12 AM
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Your Opinion on this heli please from ebay

I just wanted something inexpensive just to goof around in my local park. I dont do 3d so just wanted to get your opinion on this heli i just purchased on ebay.
has anyone purchased a similar or same heli? if so what was your impression of just basic Flying.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=400291670787
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:51 AM
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supposedly OK for the price but needs work and upgrades to perform reliably well

What kind of experience do you have?
I would say for hooning around in a public park a Blade 120SR would be better (cheaper and easier to fix)
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:23 AM
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I just wanted something inexpensive just to goof around in my local park. I dont do 3d so just wanted to get your opinion on this heli i just purchased on ebay.
has anyone purchased a similar or same heli? if so what was your impression of just basic Flying.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=400291670787

i have one but without the full metal head. that company is leaderhobby's Ebay selling name,i just received a heli from them. thier stuff is good and that version is the metal head version. its a good buy.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Thanks. for you all's comments...
as far as experience.. i fly larger heli's like Raptor 90 but mostly pattern and an occasional loop here and there.
i just dont want to invest in an expensive Align Trex 450...so i thought i'd try one of these ebay RTF heli's...I like to stick to the 450 size....I havent gotten it in the mail yet but and will post photos when i do,,,but according to michaeldepeza's comment, the Metal edition should be good for basic pattern Flying. But is it really necessary to upgrade if that's all i'm doing? i mean cant we just use what the Manufactor installs on this heli? i have to imagine that they test these heli's before going on market.....i really dont plan on doing any hard 3d at all. So if i just left it alone, can i assume that it will perform basic pattern Flying and maybe some loops? without having to upgrade servos and motor? The only thing i see probably modifying is installing my own 6100 rx and using my DX7 so i can program my own throttle & Pitch Curves...and leave that Stock TX to the side...Now will that make a difference?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:48 PM
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I would say for hooning around in a public park a Blade 120SR would be better (cheaper and easier to fix)
Yeah, and get a funky 45 degree flybar TBE swirling FP heli that won't handle much wind very well at all. At least the clone is a CP heli.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 09:09 PM
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>The only thing i see probably modifying is installing my own 6100 rx and using my DX7 so i can program my own throttle & Pitch Curves...and leave that Stock TX to the side...Now will that make a difference?

The CT6 radio has 2 programmable pitch & throttle curves. It's a pretty basic radio though, and you'll have to connect it to your computer to make changes to the curves. If you look at the picture, you'll see it comes with a programming cable. It doesnt have expo though. If you already have a better radio and receiver, then you'd probably be better off using them instead of the CT6.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 02:11 AM
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Yeah, and get a funky 45 degree flybar TBE swirling FP heli that won't handle much wind very well at all. At least the clone is a CP heli.
As there was no indication of the OP's skill level and also the fact he was flying it at a PUBLIC park I erred on the side of caution. A CP heli in the hands of a complete beginner at a public place is asking for trouble!

But yes with previous experience of CP helis then yes that heli is well worth a punt
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 02:16 AM
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>The only thing i see probably modifying is installing my own 6100 rx and using my DX7 so i can program my own throttle & Pitch Curves...and leave that Stock TX to the side...Now will that make a difference?

The CT6 radio has 2 programmable pitch & throttle curves. It's a pretty basic radio though, and you'll have to connect it to your computer to make changes to the curves. If you look at the picture, you'll see it comes with a programming cable. It doesnt have expo though. If you already have a better radio and receiver, then you'd probably be better off using them instead of the CT6.
And then flog the CT6 on here/ebay
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It is ok for common flying. You may update it slowly during the daily flying.
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