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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Suggestions for most affordable CP heli to crash and repair?

I already own a trex 450 (clone), and have been flying it for quite a while, but never did any inverted 3D because crashes are simply way too expensive and time consuming.

Looking for a CP heli to just let loose with and not have to worry about crashing much. The most important criteria are
1. Durability
2. Parts are very cheap and readily available.
3. Takes the minimum amount of time to fix, without tons of linkages to precicely adjust, etc.
4. It must fly well of course, doesn't have to be "the best" since I'd rather have one that doesn't fly as good, but spends more time in the air, than one that flies better but spends more time out of commission after crashes.

Any good suggestions?
Genius CP (or clones/rebrands)?
MCPX (or fbl100 clone)?
Trex250 clone?
some others I'm not aware of?
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:53 PM
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I already own a trex 450 (clone), and have been flying it for quite a while, but never did any inverted 3D because crashes are simply way too expensive and time consuming.

Looking for a CP heli to just let loose with and not have to worry about crashing much. The most important criteria are
1. Durability
2. Parts are very cheap and readily available.
3. Takes the minimum amount of time to fix, without tons of linkages to precicely adjust, etc.
4. It must fly well of course, doesn't have to be "the best" since I'd rather have one that doesn't fly as good, but spends more time in the air, than one that flies better but spends more time out of commission after crashes.

Any good suggestions?
Genius CP (or clones/rebrands)?
MCPX (or fbl100 clone)?
Trex250 clone?
some others I'm not aware of?
Walkera V120D02S V2 and a LB slipper clutch for the tail..
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 11:57 PM
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MCPX V2 for sure
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Walkera V120D02S and a LB slipper clutch for the tail
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 11:31 AM
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I have owned the MCPx, Genius CP, Mini CP, V120D02S and Trex 250 FBL.

My experience is that the 100 sized CPs are considerably more durable than the V120D02S. There is not that much difference in durability among the 100 sized CP. However, I found that the Mini CP is by the best for learning basic 3D in its stock fom with a brushed motor. It is the only one that can go inverted easily without the risk of the motor being bogged down or having a tail blowout.

I would leave the 250 well alone. The V120D02S is even better for learning 3D than the Mini CP but the repair costs can be considerable if you crash a lot.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 11:40 AM
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I have owned the MCPx, Genius CP, Mini CP, V120D02S and Trex 250 FBL.

My experience is that the 100 sized CPs are considerably more durable than the V120D02S. There is not that much difference in durability among the 100 sized CP. However, I found that the Mini CP is by the best for learning basic 3D in its stock fom with a brushed motor. It is the only one that can go inverted easily without the risk of the motor being bogged down or having a tail blowout.

I would leave the 250 well alone. The V120D02S is even better for learning 3D than the Mini CP but the repair costs can be considerable if you crash a lot.
True... But as he flies a 450 size also I think he would be better off with the V120D02S.. I don't think his cost to crash will be that much more than the mini CP as long as he has the slipper clutch on the tail. And the trade off for having a good handling tail and much longer flight times is worth it to me...
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I have owned the MCPx, Genius CP, Mini CP, V120D02S and Trex 250 FBL.

My experience is that the 100 sized CPs are considerably more durable than the V120D02S. There is not that much difference in durability among the 100 sized CP. However, I found that the Mini CP is by the best for learning basic 3D in its stock fom with a brushed motor. It is the only one that can go inverted easily without the risk of the motor being bogged down or having a tail blowout.

I would leave the 250 well alone. The V120D02S is even better for learning 3D than the Mini CP but the repair costs can be considerable if you crash a lot.
I use my D02S as my 3D trainer. That thing can take an incredible beating especially flying over grass. The main things I seem to break are skids, cracked canopys and once I broke the tail boom and bent the tail shaft. I've never bent a main or feathering shaft and the main gear and servos are all the originals.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:48 PM
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D02s all the way!! the only thing you will need to worry about are tail gears but that can be fixed with a slipper clutch
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