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Old Aug 30, 2009, 12:30 AM
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Hello guys,

i'm an intermediate rc pilote (read as: not very good but i can fly stuff and it doesnt always break).
I would like to get a plane that is like the parkzone sukhoi 26m or kyosho minium cessna 210 (or another minium of the same wing length).
it needs to have 3 Or 4 channels, fly slowly and be quite maneuverable (like the parkzone is, can make sharp turns, rolls, etc).
Which of the both would you recommend? Are there other such models?

Right now, i would go for kyosho, because it includes a receiver and everything you need, and cost 100eur, while the parkzone is 100eur without anything (i've an old grauphner remote which i doubt can be made to work with that stuff). i'm aware that the kyosho one is less maneuverable. Oh also finding the sukhoi seems *very* hard, they're out of stock everywhere and i dont want to wait 2 months.

Thanks in advance for the tips
Honestly, it depends on your personal skill level and confidence.

I personally took a buddy's advice when learning to fly, and got a 3-channel Cessna 210 as my first plane. I also have a Sukhoi now, but the Sukhoi would have been a really bad choice as an entry plane. It's soooo much faster, and takes a lot more skill to fly. The 3-channel fixed wing planes like the Cessna and Citabria are a lot easier to fly in my opinion, yet are still a lot of fun. (I still fly my Cessna quite often.)
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 09:06 PM
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I feel that I am ready to step up from 3 channell planes such as the cessena or the Ember2 (both of ehich I have) and into some 4 channell planes. My question is this:

Out of parkzones 4 channell planes, should I get the suhkoi, the P-51, the ultra micro 4site, or wait for a refined version of the suhkoi and P-51 that have the bugs ironed out of them? For the record, I only have the Ember2 DSM2 4ch TX, but am saving up for a Dx6i.

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Old Oct 14, 2009, 10:30 PM
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Do you have experience with 4-channel planes? How about extreme aerobatics? The Sukhoi is a high performance acrobatic plane, and I would not recommend it to anyone who doesn't have lots of 4-channel experience. The same goes for the Micro 4-Site. The P-51 would be the easiest of the Micro 4-channels to fly, IMO.

The Dx6i is a good TX, it's what I use, you'll like it.

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Old Oct 15, 2009, 04:31 AM
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Honestly, it depends on your personal skill level and confidence.

I personally took a buddy's advice when learning to fly, and got a 3-channel Cessna 210 as my first plane. I also have a Sukhoi now, but the Sukhoi would have been a really bad choice as an entry plane. It's soooo much faster, and takes a lot more skill to fly. The 3-channel fixed wing planes like the Cessna and Citabria are a lot easier to fly in my opinion, yet are still a lot of fun. (I still fly my Cessna quite often.)
I did not see this reply before, sorry. i got the sukhoi a while ago in July, and some other planes since and I don't regret it. I like flying the Sukhoi a lot and I'm glad it can do quite a few aerobatics. It wasn't so hard to fly after all.

I also got a Citabria which I offered to my brother and like to fly it of course. However he has more troubles with the Sukhoi somehow. I guess I had more experience in flying through simulator or something.
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Old Nov 29, 2009, 04:47 AM
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those are very very fast planes you've got there nick...
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Hey guys! First time user and pilot here! I thought this would be a good thread to get started!

I am looking for my first Micro RTF Heli, and I would like to go with a cheaper havoc model, for indoor use. I think for starters it would be what I am looking for. My question for you experts is, what model should I get? any other suggestions to helicopters besides these are welcome as well, just remember I am not looking to spend too much, under $50 would be great.


Black Hawk Havoc - This is the new and improved original Havoc Heli correct? These seems like something good for starters.

Havoc Razer - I like the idea of driving it on the ground, launching it off a ramp, and all that other fun stuff, but I am more interested in how it flies, and if it would be good for what I'm looking for.

Havoc Turbo Blast - Also interested in this model, I love the way it looks and have read great reviews.

Thanks in advance!

-Ryan
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 09:26 AM
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Hey guys! First time user and pilot here! I thought this would be a good thread to get started!

I am looking for my first Micro RTF Heli, and I would like to go with a cheaper havoc model, for indoor use. I think for starters it would be what I am looking for. My question for you experts is, what model should I get? any other suggestions to helicopters besides these are welcome as well, just remember I am not looking to spend too much, under $50 would be great.


Black Hawk Havoc - This is the new and improved original Havoc Heli correct? These seems like something good for starters.

Havoc Razer - I like the idea of driving it on the ground, launching it off a ramp, and all that other fun stuff, but I am more interested in how it flies, and if it would be good for what I'm looking for.

Havoc Turbo Blast - Also interested in this model, I love the way it looks and have read great reviews.

Thanks in advance!

-Ryan
From what i have seen the best model right now is the new slick plastic one,it is just labeled AirHogs "Havoc" but its canopy will be plastic,not foam, and very high tech looking with an clear "windshield"
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Welcome ryan1987
this might be a good and cheap start...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1127618

just don't push the controls too hard...

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Old Nov 30, 2009, 10:14 AM
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Hey guys! First time user and pilot here! I thought this would be a good thread to get started!

I am looking for my first Micro RTF Heli, and I would like to go with a cheaper havoc model, for indoor use. I think for starters it would be what I am looking for. My question for you experts is, what model should I get? any other suggestions to helicopters besides these are welcome as well, just remember I am not looking to spend too much, under $50 would be great.


Black Hawk Havoc - This is the new and improved original Havoc Heli correct? These seems like something good for starters.

Havoc Razer - I like the idea of driving it on the ground, launching it off a ramp, and all that other fun stuff, but I am more interested in how it flies, and if it would be good for what I'm looking for.

Havoc Turbo Blast - Also interested in this model, I love the way it looks and have read great reviews.

Thanks in advance!

-Ryan
I've gone through the gauntlet on the little cheapy (under $50) micro helicopters. -They keep the kids busy, and out of Daddy's real toys. But IMHO, by far the best flying ones had counter-rotating heads.

The problem with the ones with a rear rotor is the cheapo electronics used in them don't provide the voltage control needed for accurate flying. Every time you change your throttle, your micro starts spinning left or right, which stinks if you're trying to be in any way precise. (It's a problem with the counter-rotating head ones too, but not nearly as exaggerated.)

You probably don't want something so simplistic as this little 2-channel, but the Hobbico Swarm has become my kid's favorite, and the thing actually flies insanely well for what it is. My LHS here in Orlando actually has them on clearance for $14.99, so it's a great deal for me.

Hope it helps.
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Old Dec 01, 2009, 02:01 AM
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You owe it to yourself to check out the Parkzone MCX. Coaxial, and a full 4-channel helo. The price for a RTF unit is approxmately $129, give or take a bit, depending on who you get it from. It outperforms any of the 'toy' helo's, and if damaged spare parts are readily available and repairs are easy to make.

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You owe it to yourself to check out the Parkzone MCX. Coaxial, and a full 4-channel helo. The price for a RTF unit is approxmately $129, give or take a bit, depending on who you get it from. It outperforms any of the 'toy' helo's, and if damaged spare parts are readily available and repairs are easy to make.

Jay

they have them for 10-20 bucks less now. its worth it now more than ever
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