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Old Apr 28, 2008, 12:55 PM
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What is the smallest CP helicopter

What is the smallest CP helicopter out now? I've been flying the Walkera 4#3 and absolutely love it. I've been reading that the CP version of the 4#3, 4G3, is coming out (but who knows when). I want something I can fly 3d indoors. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old Apr 28, 2008, 01:58 PM
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As far as I know the smallest CP is the GAUI EP100 (I have one)
For 3d indoor it depends of what you mean indoor
For instance in 4m x 4m x 2.5m height only hover and small translations for common pilots for more need to be an expert.
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Old Apr 28, 2008, 02:02 PM
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Or maybe the Walkera 52, thats about the same size IIRC.

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Old Apr 29, 2008, 02:40 AM
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BlueArrow Dexterity 3D
And future Walkera 4G3 CCPM
Probably future ESKy ??

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Old Apr 29, 2008, 02:55 AM
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the walkera 4g3 cp should be available this summer.
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Old Apr 29, 2008, 05:15 AM
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Smallest CP heli with belt tail that I know of: Gaui EP100 / Firefox 100 / Pixy Zap
Smallest CP heli with motor tail that I know of: Dexterity 3D

I haven't heard anything good about the Dexterity 3D. The EP100 is good, but I believe it flies best with the extension kit installed (which makes it the same size as the EP200) and the CNC seesaw upgrade. Also the original plastic frame isn't very rigid, but the EP100Pro fibreglass frame is better. If you can afford to pay a bit more I recommend the EP200. The servo geometry is better. There is now a shaft drive version available too.

The Walkera 52 has a motor driven tail. The Walkera 64#C1 has a belt driven tail and a brushless motor and is about the same size. It isn't so easy to find, however and I don't know how easy it will be to get parts.

I heard there would be a Micron CP coming out sometime, but I believe the 4G3 will come out first.

-Oobly

[EDIT] For a heli you can do 3D with indoors I think the EP200 will be the best choice at the moment (see here ). You will still need a decent amount of room for it, though. Not sure if the 4G3 will be able to do true 3D unless it also has a brushless motor. I have heard that motor driven tails don't hold well enough for true 3D flying.[/EDIT]
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Old Apr 29, 2008, 07:17 AM
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I totally agree with you oobly,

For true 3D the minimum is certainly the GAUI EP200; the EP100 pro V2 with a powerfull motor, quality servos, quality gyro, CNC tail and fiberglass blades may be at the lower limit.

CP with brushed motors and tail motor are in my opinion fragile and unaccurate toys.
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Old Apr 29, 2008, 08:41 AM
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I'm gonna go with the EP200 too. Check out the vid below. I can't imagine a walkera 52 doing that. Or an EP100 either from what I've heard on here.

EP200 Proper indoor 3d
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Old Apr 29, 2008, 09:24 AM
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That ain't right...

Ceiling landing?! Awesome!

I think I see my next heli.
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Old Apr 29, 2008, 11:01 AM
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walkera 64@C is smaller than the gaui 100 by a little bit
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Old Apr 29, 2008, 11:58 AM
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ceiling landing is really awesome
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Old Apr 29, 2008, 12:31 PM
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I think I found my next heli too. I don't think I'm gonna be waiting for the 4G3 anymore. Thanks for your replies.
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Old Mar 13, 2009, 04:21 PM
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So, which are the smallest CP helis currently available?
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Old Mar 13, 2009, 04:24 PM
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this one is certainly a contender:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871709

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Old Mar 13, 2009, 04:24 PM
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available:4g3
coming soon:miniecho
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