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Old Dec 25, 2002, 06:40 PM
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Few questions about my first Corona 120

I have been lurking on these forums for a while and have finally decided that the LMH Corona 120 is probably the best beginner electric Heli out there. But first, I have a few quick questions:

1. I've been into r/c a while, but recently sold off everything I had (mostly car related) so I am going to have to start from scratch. Is my best bet purchasing the "complete" setup Lite Machines offers for the Corona or purchasing the parts separately? (i'm on a tight budget)

2. Assuming i purchase separetly, can you guys recommend me some servos and Radio setup that has just enough features to let me fly the craft? I dont need anything special, just something cheap.

3. From my research, I gather that the Atomic Force, Castle Creations 35A controller, and Futaba GY-420 would be the best setup, right?? Trying to save on $$, would it be OK to just use the stock motor (Assuming one is included with basic kit) until i get the hang of things?? Are the ESC and Gyro i mentioned the best bang for buck??

4. I will probably get a pre-built 2400mah pack. Are these the best bang for buck? I'm not too sure on how to build so i want to buy pre-built. ARe some brands better than others??

5. Where can I purchase this stuff for as cheap as possible?? I'm a student and dont have too much to spend. I heard of a company alot of you mention, the name starts with an R, i cant think of it now. Are they generally the cheapest for everything i'll need or just the heli kit??

6. Anything else other than a charger and basic tools i'll need to get started???


Any suggestions and comments you can offer would be AWESOME!! Please respond ASAP as i would like to get this ordered tomorrow if possible because i'm leaving for Lake Tahoe Friday morning

Thanks alot,
Mike-

p.s.= if anyone wants to be realllly helpful, contact me on AOL Instant messenger under "mtbiac" (same on yahoo messenger and msn)
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Old Dec 25, 2002, 07:52 PM
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Give Mike a call at Roffee, he will answer all your questions, and help you get the best setup with what you have to spend.

They have great customer service.

Roffee Hobby
740-685-2552
roffeetvhobby@byesville.net


For the Futaba 240 http://www.helihut.com/

has the best prices, outside of that get everything else from Mike at roffee.

And yes that gyro would be the best bang for the buck.


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Old Dec 25, 2002, 07:55 PM
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Pick up a spare tail boom or two while you are ordering stuff.You'll need them.
The Corona is a great choice and great fun.
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