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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Best Coaxial Heli?

I started out with a HBFP and now I have a Trex 450. Because of finances I have to sell the trex but don't want to totally get out of the hobby. What I want to know is whats the best coaxial out there for semi expeirenced pilot? Something that would be good indoors and outdoors in calm winds. Thanks!
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:14 PM
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nine eagles......

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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:24 PM
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I think he said, he had to sell his trex because of finances. Wouldn't the nine eagles be expensive? Wish I could afford one, cause I have heard great things. -Lee
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:24 PM
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By indoors do you mean in the house or at the golf dome/ gym?

It may be cheaper to keep the trex.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:32 PM
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By indoors do you mean in the house or at the golf dome/ gym?

It may be cheaper to keep the trex.
In the house, 2 car garage.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:46 PM
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How much does one of these cost? Is it "RTF"

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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:48 PM
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The MCX would be good in the house and you can safely fly around the furniture. Fly right over everything. It usually doesn't break anything in a crash. Some have broke a fly bar hub. They are cheap. Not like crashing a big heli. the MCX is about $100 for BNF or $130 for RTF. You can fly within inches of furniture and the prop wash wont make the heli crash into furniture. It is no good outside as it only weighs an ounce. Flying inside you could fly at night , when it is windy, and you don't have to go far to fly so save gas money.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:55 PM
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I started out with a HBFP and now I have a Trex 450. Because of finances I have to sell the trex but don't want to totally get out of the hobby. What I want to know is whats the best coaxial out there for semi expeirenced pilot? Something that would be good indoors and outdoors in calm winds. Thanks!
I think if you've been flying a trex you are going to a find a coax boring, unless it's for the "I can't believe I'm flaying under the chair" type cheap thrills. In which case get an mCX, as you will be less likely to break it pulling such stunts than you would something weighing several ounces more.

For about the same money you could get a tailrotor walkera 4#3b, which I'm flying in my living room after some initial work in the warehouse space at work. However, they break more easily than the mCX, and parts wear out. But on the plus side, you have to really fly it, wheras the coaxes mostly fly themselves.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 08:46 PM
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How much does one of these cost? Is it "RTF"
A little less than 170$ shipped from Graves RC. Yes they are RTF.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 08:48 PM
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Walkera #38
Nine Eagles
Blade CX2
Blade mCX
Axe CX
Esky Comanche, Dauphin, Lama
Walkera 5G6


All the above are nice helis. Pick one. None of them are cheap after a month. The initial cost means nothing in the overall scheme of flying Helis - you should know that.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 10:33 PM
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I think he said, he had to sell his trex because of finances. Wouldn't the nine eagles be expensive? Wish I could afford one, cause I have heard great things. -Lee
lee, they are about 1/3 or less of the cost of a Trex......
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 10:00 AM
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Thanks bladekiller, I thought they were a little more than that. My bad. -Lee
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 11:11 AM
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I started out with a HBFP and now I have a Trex 450. Something that would be good indoors and outdoors in calm winds. Thanks!
Here is my Blade CX2 flying outdoor in winter.

Blade CX2 winter flying (1 min 57 sec)


Blade CX2 flying indoor.

Blade CX2 with navigation lights (2 min 33 sec)


The best part is that if anything goes wrong, your parts are available at your LHS.
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 11:55 AM
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rc,
i've owned and flown many, i liked the most (see my blog), but the best coaxial heli with lowest repair costs is the 5g6.
read here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967855
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 05:13 PM
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Nine Eagles<<< best on the market

explorer 159.00 72 mhz
kestrel 500 169.00 2.4 ghz

explorer is a bit more powerful due to weight and a bit more touchy due to 72mhz


http://www.gravesrc.com/category_s/695.htm
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