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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:13 PM
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wltoysv911 is a good choice. DONT move to a cp after an s107 like i did.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:45 PM
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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.
I just ordered 2 V929 quads from Tmart, for my grandsons for Christmas and received two tablet PCs. What the hell.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:42 PM
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I just ordered 2 V929 quads from Tmart, for my grandsons for Christmas and received two tablet PCs. What the hell.
not bad if they are any good tmart is a great site by the looks of it i saw video of the wl toys quadcopter looked very impresive, what is better about it than the 911 for practice for cp.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:31 PM
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i saw video of the wl toys quadcopter looked very impresive, what is better about it than the 911 for practice for cp.
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All of the current popular FP helis have a 45 offset flybar, which creates a latent, out-of-phase condition to provide stabilization and dampens movement and response. While this is nice for starters, it doesn't teach you a lot and leaves a long way to go to a CP heli. Performance is generally weak and it gives you a false sense of accomplishment, because it lets you be lazy. It's several steps below what beginners had to start with 4 years ago. But, aside from quads, it's all you have to choose from.

A micro quad responds faster than a CP heli (no servos, swashplates, linkage, etc to move) and has movement authority that is comparable to a CP heli. In most cases, you will need to slow down your reactions to fly a CP heli after flying a quad. Quads will do flips, loops and rolls and other aerobatics an FP hel can't touch. They also require the same level of discipline and attention as a CP heli, to fly well.

My 9 and 11 yo grandsons are just starting to fly and I asked them if they wanted a V911 or V929 and they both wanted the V929. They have seen what quads can do and just were not interested in FP helis. But, like I said before, quads aren't for everyone. It's all about mindset.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:41 PM
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ok i am going to get a quad they seem to be perfect for what i want now, thanks for your help
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:42 PM
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also do you know the range of the v729 for example could you fly it around 300metres away etc
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:44 PM
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You can't see it 300 meters away. They all come with 2.4ghz radios that should be good for 100 - 150 meters, which is still well beyond what you can see.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:49 PM
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You face the dilemma all new heli pilots face. If you want to fly outside, you need to have a collective pitch CP heli. I suggest the Blade nano CPx. CP is a big jump from the 107 but its the only type that will fly well outside.

Most of the big coaxs out there are junk. I tried the Esky Big Lama. Worked a few times outdoors if there was no wind.

Avoid fixed pitch FP. They just don't do well outdoors and many have odd behavior.

The Blade mCX2 is lots of fun and works well but only indoors.

Not all Blade products are good. The 120Sr should be avoided at all costs.

Get a simulator. Get an mCX2. get a programmable radio like a DX6i and then get a Nano or mCPx. There is a steep learning curve but if you really want to fly outdoors, you must get to the CP type.
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