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Starting My Heli Hobby


The following is a list of all the things I have or, have ordered, to start my new r/c helicopter hobby. I plan on flying, fixing, and bloging my experiences to assist the new comers like I am.

The reason I ordered so much inventory at one time is because, living in The Bahamas, I do not have the luxury of a LHS (local hobby store). And ordering the smallest part will take about 4 weeks to get to me. That’s a long time to be grounded.

The parts lists are not only made up of stock replacement parts, but also useful up-grade parts to insure the best performance and extended part life.

New Walkera V400D02 owners, and people interested in getting a V400 heli, can take advantage of my constant research, and goal of making my flying experience a satisfying one.


R/C HELICOPTERS

*1 Double Horse 9053 Volitation Coaxial 3ch Helicopter (Xmas gift from wife)

*1 Walkera V400D02 2.4Ghz Flybarless Series RTF Ready to Fly
Helicopter w/ Auto Stabilizing Gyro/ WK- 2603 Digital Transmitter
(ordered from X-Heli)

*1 Walkera V400D02 with WK- 2603 Transmitter and 2 Stock LiPo Batteries.
(ordered from ThatGuy)

*1 Used Walkera V400D02 (flown once and crashed,
complete except for: one servo and canopy. Tail boom to frame attachment is
broken.) (ordered from ThatGuy)

PARTS INVENTROY

Volitation 9053 parts:

(ordered from X-Heli)
*3 7.4V Battery
*4 Tail Blade
*1 Main Blade Grip Set
*2 Balance Bar (9077)
*2 Inner Shaft
*1 Connect Buckle
*6 Main Blade Set AB
*1 Main Gear/Shaft
*1 Inner Shaft Gear


Walkera V400D02 parts:

(ordered from X-Heli)
*3 Main Shaft
*1 Tail Boom
*1 Servo Holding Frame
*1 Ball Linkage Set
(ordered from Wowhobbies)
*4 Main Gear Set
*1 Screw Set
*1 Tail Motor
*1 HM-V450D01-Z-14: Set Of 3 Digital Cyclic Servos, For V450D01
(ordered from ThatGuy)
*3 Turnigy sg90 servos
*2 Servo Holding Frame
*1 Canopy
*1 Tail Boom Attachment
*1 Tail Boom Strut
(ordered from RTF-Heli)
*1 Tail Boom Attachment
*1 Rottor Gear
*2 Tail Motor Holder
*2 Tail Rotor Blades
*3 WALKERA V400D02 Metal Tail Boom Mount Support
*1 SuperSkids 400 Landing Gear (SLG400BK) BLACK
*1 SuperSkids Adapter450 (BLACK)
*3 Disposable ATO 3 AMP Fast Blow Fuse w/ JST connectors (PURPLE)

ACCESSORIES

(ordered from X-Heli)
*1 Thunder AC6 Smart Balance Charger/Discharger
*1 New RC Tech 6 CH Flight Simulator Remote Control
*1 15pcs Tool Kits for RC 18P37-ToolBox
*2 Helicopter Training Kit
*2 8-pcs AA 2200mAh NiMH Transmitter Battries
(ordered from Wowhobbies)
*1 450 / 400 Walkera Heavy Gauge Aluminum Case: Vertical loading
(ordered from ThatGuy)
*1 400 / 450 Turbo Ace Heavy Gauge Aluminum Case: Side loading

* = items recieved

My initial investment into R/C Helicopters stands at $1100.00
NOTE: Im finding that with Customs & Duty @ 45% + $10 Stamp Tax and extra shipping cost (Florida to Nassau), my initial investment will be about double actual price. Bummer.......

It will only be a matter of time until I find out if this hobby is financially “a leaky bucket, or a gapping money pit.”
Last edited by kdean; Mar 02, 2011 at 02:59 AM.
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