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Old Feb 21, 2013, 05:43 PM
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Large 4ch fixed pitch

Just trying to get some opinions on the largest 4ch flybarless heli that flies well and is fairly quick?
I have 2 cp heli and seem to always be fixing them instead of flying. So looking for something I can just take out and fly that's pretty good flyer.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Fixing rather than flying?Yep.That sounds about right.That's also the case with full size helis I think.The maintainance to flight time ratio is incredible.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:40 PM
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Yeah alot of maintenance.but want a larger flybarless 4ch.any ideas?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:17 AM
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Funcopters are still available, but they are expensive. They have been called 450 size in some descriptions, and 500-size in others.

Pretty much crash-proof though, from what they advertise. Not the prettiest beast, but they are fast and very agile for a FP. There are several mods to make them even faster and more agile. There is an older thread here with tons of info as well. Just search "Funcopter" and you will see several mentions.

Not flybarless, but the "flybar" is unusual. You'll have to see it to understand. Search Youtube for flight vids and reviews, and Ebay.. The ARF version (heli and motor only) is about $160. The RX-ready version is closer to $300. No idea why such a price difference exists for just a battery and servos. There were V1 and V2 models, with the V2 being the "improved" version. Either one is still an awesome machine.

Parts are still readily available too, but are more expensive than a normal heli of that size.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 01:27 AM
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Kpinnc,
Thanks for the info they seem pretty pricey though for what it is. Wonder why?
I'm really leaning towards the v200d02 as of right now. But trying to get some honest reviews about it or something similar to it
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 05:31 AM
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I fly a V200D01 as well as a couple of CP, and I like the V200D01 precisely because it takes so little maintenance. I have flown mine for hundreds of flights and many crashes, and never damaged the head. All you break on this heli is main gears (pretty much every crash no matter how small), main blades, and occasionally tail drive gears. In raw numbers, I've replaced about 10 main gears, 4 tail drive gears, and one tail drive shaft. That's it. Every other part on the heli is original. So the total down time for a crash is typically the 10 minutes it takes to replace a main gear. I'll post a couple of my vids of this one flying.

Flying my V200D01 as Fast and Hard as Possible (3 min 36 sec)


V200D01 with dsobbe mod flying faster than ever before (3 min 27 sec)


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Old Feb 22, 2013, 08:28 AM
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The V200 looks like a nice heli. I'm not sure how well it does in the wind. I heard FP heli's are not so great in the wind?

I think however that I'm going to save up for the V450D03. It's also flybarless and seems to be what's hot on the market right now. From what I've read, it's a good heli for outdoors.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 08:47 AM
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Blade mQX is my absolute favorite low cost fixed pitch heli.
It has a LOT of capability speed and stability.
You can fly it very slow indoors or very aggressively and it handles wind outdoors extremely well.
It was a hard sell for me be cause I originally was not open to flying something that didn't look like a helicopter.
I was also in the same boat you're it (or a similar boat).
I was good on a coaxial but absoulty useless on a collective pitch machine (My ESKY Belt CP V2).

Getting the quad, along with an mCPx and a good simulator was the best thing I ever did to advance and be able to fly CP.
If CP is not your end goal just getting a good quad will bring you incredible amounts of fun and actual flying time.

Bigger quads are probably even more fun and faster.. but easily breakable.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Walkera V200D01 is only flybarless FP heli bigger than micro sized. The V200D02 is crap. Both are no longer made, so parts could become and issue. I don't know what your budget is, but the Armattan 355 V3 quad is as good as you will find for FP performance. Quads fly circles around conventional FP helis. It has good quality aluminum arms and frame, so it's very hard to break. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=armattan.

Here's a good example of aerobatic quad performance:
best toy ever (multicopter) (2 min 25 sec)
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Check out what we have been doing here. Fixed Pitch Flybarless 450 and flies like a dream. Could grow to a 500 next.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1813325
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:00 PM
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I want to get the d01 or d02 but can't find them anywhere! So mayget the cn180.thats pretty ssimilar right?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Quick draw, yeah that's my ultimate goal to fly the v450d03 and put a scale fuse on it. But wanna get better before Ifly that lol
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Arrow, how much would u say all those cost to fix up? I love the idea though
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Arrow, how much would u say all those cost to fix up? I love the idea though
Right around $200. Take off $100 if you already have radio equipment, motor and ESC.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:46 PM
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I may look more into that, I have a devo 8s could I use that?
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