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Old Sep 24, 2008, 01:56 AM
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best 3d heli

just wondering.

Whats the very best heli for flying 3D on the market?

if you type it into google it comes up with the JR Vibe 90.
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 10:23 AM
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Vibe 90, Avant Aurora, Blitz Avro, Miniature Aircraft, ect. ect.

It all depends on how big your wallet is. Basically, if you have to ask....

Just out of curiosity, what do you fly now?

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Old Sep 24, 2008, 02:26 PM
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I don't believe in the words "best" in this hobby. There are many many options out there, and everyone has a personal preference. My best can be someone else's worst for any reason.

Almost all of today's heli's perform on par with each other. Give the radio to a pro, and he can make a walkera look awesome.
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 04:43 PM
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I don't believe in the words "best" in this hobby. There are many many options out there, and everyone has a personal preference. My best can be someone else's worst for any reason.

Almost all of today's heli's perform on par with each other. Give the radio to a pro, and he can make a walkera look awesome.

I completely agree with you. I do have to point out that some fly better than others, mainly the pattial list on my post. But yes, I agree, "best" is subjective and mostly based on the skill of the pilot.

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Old Sep 25, 2008, 08:06 PM
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Best is what YOU like. For whatever reason. Price, availability of parts, price of parts, local support, flying characteristics, etc.

Most every name brand heli on the market flies fine.

But fir me, right now, the Vibe 50 is the best.
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Old Sep 25, 2008, 09:40 PM
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ok thanks for that.

well what about this.... is there such a thing as a 50 or 90 size being better for 3D.
more agile, more powerful ect.
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Old Sep 26, 2008, 08:50 AM
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ok thanks for that.

well what about this.... is there such a thing as a 50 or 90 size being better for 3D.
more agile, more powerful ect.
A properly set-up, lightweight 90 will outperform anything out there. On the other hand, a properly set-up, lightweight 50 will come so close that the difference will be really hard to tell. The real difference will be the price tag.

On the hands of a good pilot, you will not notice a difference. On your hands and mine, who knows what will happen?

So then again, skill comes into play. Also the size of your wallet.

I'm still waiting for an answer to this question.
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Old Sep 26, 2008, 09:23 AM
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I agree, 90 is better power to weight. But costs more, parts cost more, and burns more fuel.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 08:39 PM
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sorry.
im only into the small electrics at this stage. I fly a mini titan. I just started 3D a month or two ago.
latter down the track i would like to get into nitro helis, that's why i was wondering.
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 04:26 AM
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my best helicopter for 3d flight

A friend of mine brought me a JK 6ch 450 helicopter. It can fly perfect 3d. It's amazing to fly it. My friend said it is a new brand in the market and it is very cheap. Maybe i will upload the pictures or videos of it some day. It is really a good model.
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Old Oct 02, 2008, 07:38 PM
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The Vibe 90 is nice, but the upcoming Vibe 90 Scott Gray will be simply amazing. The Synergy N9 or Avant Aurora are also super machines. The Trex 700 is very good. Lots of good choices.

I am sticking with a 50 for now. Most flights per gallon of fuel, and blades and parts are cheaper. I really like my Vibe 50.
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Don't forget your thumbs make up 80%(to me) of whatever is "best" to you
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