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Old Dec 09, 2012, 10:05 AM
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2nd helicopter

Hi,
I have flown and have gotten bored of the syma s107 i would like an outdoor helicopter as my 2nd heli an if possible a helicopter that i can fly at the start and then be able to preform acrobatics later with it.

I have been considering the following-

Solo Pro 328

Esky Honeybee CP2

TWISTER 2.4G CP GOLD

TWISTER 400S SPORT - http://radiocontrolledshop.ie/easy-f...elicopter.html

Titan 450- not sure if i could afford depends on deal i could find

Kds qs450 -not sure if i could afford depends on deal i could find

Let me know on what you think are the best options for.
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Jamie
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Your best option is to start with a beginner heli and learn how to fly. Try a WL Toys V911.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Your best option is to start with a beginner heli and learn how to fly. Try a WL Toys V911.
I have flown beginner heli and am easily able to fly it it is the syma s107.
What next should i move onto ?
any of the helis i have mentioned?
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 02:42 PM
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I know you won't like to hear this, and no offense intended, but the S107 isn't a beginner helicopter, it's a toy grade helicopter.
If that's the only experience you have you are not ready for any of the models you listed. Listen to balr.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 03:02 PM
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taken in what you have all said would you think this is ok it is 4ch fixed pitch, 450 size
TWISTER 400S SPORT - http://radiocontrolledshop.ie/easy-f...elicopter.html
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 04:18 PM
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That twister is an unknown so it'll be hard for most folks here to say much. I think it's closer to a 300 size than 450, and that's not a bad thing.
First question would be is there a reliable source for parts? You are going to crash and break stuff and if you can't get parts to fix it then it's a waste of money.
Looking at the manual, the battery plug may be a problem. It looks like a standard JST connector with a strange plastic housing, so you might be able to use standard replacement/spare batteries. If it's not a JST plug, batteries will be from them only.
Other than that, I can't say anything good or bad 'cause I all I have to go by is pictures.
My oppinion would be pass and look at the ones suggested - they've been used by many and do the job. This hobby is hard enough to learn under ideal conditions, don't make it harder than it needs to be.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 04:22 PM
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I emailed a store today they recommended the solo pro 328 as a good heli it is fixed pitched, i dont really want to get a heli that is much smaller than the 328 as i would prefer outdoor flight.
What is your opinion on the solo pro 328?
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 05:12 PM
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FP helis are generally only suitable for the outdoors when there is no wind at all. The Solo Pro 328 has a little better movement authority than the V911 and is an OK choice if you want something a little bigger. But, it is probably not as durable. If you don't mind spending $100 or so and want something bigger than a V911, I would rather see you buy a Blade 120SR, if it's feasible where you live. They are harder to learn but will teach you more and can handle a little wind better. The Twister 400 sport is an other variation of the model sold as the DH9117 or MJX F45; it's overweight, underpowered and has poor movement authority. It's not much of a jump from you S107 and will teach you very little. If you plan on taking a few years to learn and want to take baby steps, it's probably a good choice.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 05:26 PM
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FP helis are generally only suitable for the outdoors when there is no wind at all. The Solo Pro 328 has a little better movement authority than the V911 and is an OK choice if you want something a little bigger. But, it is probably not as durable. If you don't mind spending $100 or so and want something bigger than a V911, I would rather see you buy a Blade 120SR, if it's feasible where you live. They are harder to learn but will teach you more and can handle a little wind better. The Twister 400 sport is an other variation of the model sold as the DH9117 or MJX F45; it's overweight, underpowered and has poor movement authority. It's not much of a jump from you S107 and will teach you very little. If you plan on taking a few years to learn and want to take baby steps, it's probably a good choice.
I think I will purchase the wl911 would you say that is the best in its price range also not trying to get ahead of myself but after flying and mastering the 911 what would be the next step after that.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 08:04 PM
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I would try the V929 quad. After that, you will have enough experience to be able to make some choices.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:15 AM
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i would prefer to stick to standard helicopter if you have any other recomendations as im struggling to find v911 closer to home shipping is quite expernsive thanks
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http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Ne...)-p-36779.html

Free shipping. I buy from there if i only need a single part for something non-essential. It takes a month to arrive tho.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Hobby King has their own versions of these micro FP helis. Try Nine Eagles 328 or 228 models, if that's easier for you to obtain. I suggested the V929 quad because it's much more durable than any heli and is excellent training for a CP heli. Quads out-perform FP helis by a lot and have response and movement that will match any CP heli. Without a quad, you will have a big jump to make to CP without any obvious way to get there. You will probably want to buy a flybarless micro CP heli and take your lumps learning to fly one. Quads really are the best learning tools, but they lack the visual statement that many people want.
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http://www.tmart.com/New-Wltoys-V911...e_p160636.html

I just picked this one up from Tmart and got to my house in 3 days from the US Warehouse.
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