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Old Oct 27, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 09:44 PM
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I call it the Velocimaxir.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:35 AM
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No possible way this thread is three years old, this means my Ricco is 3yrs old as well and still going strong. 6MPH winds today going to fly the Ricco ..
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:51 AM
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Pretty quiet on the Ricco front these days. Everyone flying their micro Blade helis?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:22 AM
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Something to be said about the flood of RTF machines the Blade brand is producing you can't find anything but in the F/S classified section. I have a few myself the mCP X2 and 450X , both fun times but the newness has worn off, Ricco is still the king..
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Maxir DFC

Hello everybody, I just wanted to share what I've been working on in the past week. Since I didin't really like the tail system on the ricco/maxir or the head, I converted the and tail to DFC. I've gotten about 7 test flight on it so far. tail is solid no vibes or wag, it tracks nicely when I'm doing hurricanes and funnels, it piro flips quite nicely too..

Trex 250 pro DFC head, tail, boom mount, bearing blocks and skid the rest is from the maxir parts

Set-up:

Spektrum H3020 for cyclic Hyperion DS11GCB for the tail.
Mini Jazz 20, Axi 2208/20, beastx

I've also posted it here:

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=470082
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:11 AM
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Very nice looking bird with and plenty of graphite, wow factor is there.

2 more flights on my Ricco yesterday and even spun up the Sniper but my packs for the Sniper are getting really tired. Next season will require some investment in new lipos.

Would like to take the Ricco FBL as well if I can manage to get the spare time.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:23 PM
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I just scored a new 2208/20 for $19.99 the old MS Twister branded one from eBay. These motors show up from time to time and due to their branding they are usually much cheaper. Micro collection now sits at 2 Riccos and 2 shelf queen Hornet X3D, I now have a motor for one of the Hornets. Can't do anything fun on the Hornet though since lawn darting it would take way to much time searching for parts.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:00 AM
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Why oh why did I buy a Walkera 1#A? It was cheap but one flight and its wrecked because I didn't have enough power to avoid a mailbox. Should've put the money towards a Ricco...

Yeah, I'm going to get my Sniper II converted to flybarless soon...as soon as I get used to 6s power. And I thought it really jumped on 4s...holy crap! And then flybarless?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:06 AM
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I'm lucky to get a few flights on the Sniper this year far to busy with work and family activity. Tried to sell it along with the Trex 500 no bites so decided hey doesn't cost anything to keep them, hopefully I will get field time this year. The Ricco has been my mainstay of flight since you don't need much space to get a quick flight in.

Don't understand the lack of interest in the Sniper it simply blows my Trex 500 out of the water and still would even if it swung 425mm blades
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:32 AM
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Just not enough exposure, seems that only the Protos and Atom have made any impression in the 425+ size against the Trex, many others have come and gone.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:23 AM
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MSH started out as a boutique brand like LAHeli, but Corrado had bigger ambitions than Antonin and successfully captured a large loyalty base before the market moved on. With the likes of HobbyKing and Gensace making big LiPos affordable to the masses, I think most people are more interested in the 550-700 size machines nowadays.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:15 PM
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The MaxIR / Ricco took everything that was great about the Hornet and fixed everything that was wrong with it. Unfortunate that it doesn't enjoy a greater success, LA Heli seems strong on engineering but lacking in marketing.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Being a boutique brand hasn't hurt Hensleit's notoriety. People will wait months on the waiting list to get a TDR. I don't get why LA Heli is not more well known. They have had what I think is the best micro for the last 8 years. They have had a very competitive 500 class machine for 5-6 years. They also have a nice 600-700 machine but I have not seen or heard much about it since Pete announced it at the beginning of the year.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:26 AM
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I think the Ricco still being a bit of a builders heli has given it a bad rap among the RTF generation who did not have to live through the early offerings of micro helis. The pioneers of those days were used to fiddling and worked through for the reward. If you ask me the reward for the Riccos disk loading is worth the bench time and then some. Then again I also spent 40hrs at least getting my first Hornet X3D damn near perfect.

People these days throw rants if their BNF has drift in a hover or a tail twitch, bar has been set rather high and people don't seem to mind 4min flights @ insane headspeed. Meanwhile I'll continue to enjoy 8-10min of the same power or 15min of lazy flying.
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