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Jul 27, 2012, 03:51 PM
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But if I can find a micro Ch-46….I’d be all over it, can you guys recommend or do you know of any micro Ch-46 Sea knight heli’s out there?
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Hi Rick,

The only Sea Knight I know of is the Blade Tandem which is suitable for indoor flying
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Hi Rick,

You should have a chat with RoboHeli, he has a few different Chinooks that he is getting used to and would be able to give you good advice about the different makes.
I have the following Tandems.

Syma S026G (Chinook)

Eflite Rescue (Sea Knight)

Nine Eagles Twingo (Chinook)

Esky Tandem (Chinook without the turbine engines)

Walkera YS8001 (Chinook)




From left to right... EFlite MCX Tandem Rescue, Nine Eagles Twingo, Esky Tandem, and Walkera YS8001 (S026G is not shown).


Go through the past few pages of this threads and look for my reviews about each of them. The Esky Tandem has its issues but is otherwise a very flyable heli. I've taken it outdoors a few times when the wind is very low. Its' got a "civilian" and a "military" canopy that you can interchange.
Last edited by RoboHeli; Jul 27, 2012 at 06:07 PM. Reason: scotsoft says the Esky Tandem is a Chinook. I'll buy that. :)
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Jul 27, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Here's what the Esky Tandem civilian canopy looks like:

Jul 27, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Actually, now that I look closer at it, I'm not so sure the Esky Tandem is a Sea Knight. It doesn't have the same canopy and landing gear setup as the EFlite Rescue...Anybody know what this helicopter is supposed to be?

You can find the EFlite Rescue on ebay sometimes and there are guys here that trade in them. Good luck tracking one down. They're really great flying models! I love it!
Last edited by RoboHeli; Jul 27, 2012 at 04:02 PM. Reason: Clarification
Jul 27, 2012, 05:48 PM
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[QUOTE=RoboHeli;22282442]
Anybody know what this helicopter is supposed to be?
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It is just a civilian Chinook
Jul 27, 2012, 06:06 PM
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It is just a civilian Chinook
I'd buy that, I guess. I suppose what threw me was the lack of the big turbine engines on the sides, but I suppose Esky didn't want to weight their model down with that...
Jul 27, 2012, 06:07 PM
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I have the following Tandems.

Syma S026G (Chinook)

Eflite Rescue (Sea Knight)

Nine Eagles Twingo (Chinook)

Esky Tandem (Sea Knight I have no idea what this is.)

Walkera YS8001 (Chinook)




From left to right... EFlite MCX Tandem Rescue, Nine Eagles Twingo, Esky Tandem, and Walkera YS8001 (S026G is not shown).


Go through the past few pages of this threads and look for my reviews about each of them. The Esky Tandem Sea Kinght has its issues but is otherwise a very flyable heli. I've taken it outdoors a few times when the wind is very low. Its' got a "civilian" and a "military" canopy that you can interchange.
You got me drool'in over here Robo..
Thanks for sharing those pix and I'll check your reviews out.
Jul 27, 2012, 06:13 PM
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You got me drool'in over here Robo..
Thanks for sharing those pix and I'll check your reviews out.


I'll be only too happy to share any thoughts on any of these helis. I've got a list of things that I've done with the Esky Tandem to make it fly a little better. Just ping me here and we'll chat!

OTOH, you might have some issues finding some of these birds.

I got my EFlite Tandem Rescue at my LHS (their last one)

I got my Nine Eagles Twingo at ClubHeli.com (their stock is gone now but they have some parts. HobbyKing still has them for sale! )

I got my Esky Tandem from xheli.com (their stock is gone now but they have parts)

I got my Walkera YS8001 from Hobby King (their stock is gone now but they have parts)


I've scoured the interwebs for hobby stores that have these helis and parts. I've ordered from the UK, China, and New Zealand to get what I need. All I can say is if you find one--buy it immediately! Even if it doesn't work, it's a "project" that you can get working again by ordering the parts from elsewhere.
Jul 27, 2012, 08:14 PM
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I'll be only too happy to share any thoughts on any of these helis. I've got a list of things that I've done with the Esky Tandem to make it fly a little better. Just ping me here and we'll chat!

OTOH, you might have some issues finding some of these birds.

I got my EFlite Tandem Rescue at my LHS (their last one)

I got my Nine Eagles Twingo at ClubHeli.com (their stock is gone now but they have some parts. HobbyKing still has them for sale! )

I got my Esky Tandem from xheli.com (their stock is gone now but they have parts)

I got my Walkera YS8001 from Hobby King (their stock is gone now but they have parts)


I've scoured the interwebs for hobby stores that have these helis and parts. I've ordered from the UK, China, and New Zealand to get what I need. All I can say is if you find one--buy it immediately! Even if it doesn't work, it's a "project" that you can get working again by ordering the parts from elsewhere.
Will do.
Thank you Robo..
Jul 27, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Say, you guys seen these ??

http://www.symatoys.com/
Jul 27, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Time for a big RoboHeli URL dump! I thought I'd share a bunch o' links that I've collected over the past few months since I got into this hobby. Here are locations where you can buy parts for some of these tandems. Maybe you'll get lucky and find a whole helicopter there sometime.

Esky Tandem

US:
http://helidirect.com/chinook-c-1_38_235_1254.hdx
http://www.xheli.com/2estach.html
http://www.rccarmax.com/eskyrchelico...-c-88_149.html

UK:
http://www.heliguy.com/Electric-RC-H...-Rotor/Spares/
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ESKY-HELICOP...item5890de0280
http://www.esky-heli.com/twf-esky-4c..._466.html.html
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Kooltoyz/_i...=&_ipg=&_sop=1
http://www.kooltoyz.co.uk/esky-spare...86_12_151.html

Europe (non UK):
http://www.winning-models.com/esky-0...ok-p-3228.html

New Zealand:
http://www.shopping.franktonmodels.c...oducts_id=2709

Australia:
http://www.ultimatetoys.com.au/esky-...3-p-26513.html

China:
http://www.helipal.com/002452-screws-set.html
http://www.helipal.com/002463-landing-wheels-front.html
http://www.helipal.com/002462-landing-wheels-rear.html
http://www.helipal.com/002481-main-r...de-b-4pcs.html
http://www.helipal.com/002482-main-r...de-a-4pcs.html
http://www.helipal.com/002469-swashplate-set.html
http://www.rchelicoptershop.com/rc-h...dem-parts.html
http://www.rc-fever.com/twf-esky-4ch...40_53_466.html
http://www.toyrc.com/index.php?main_...ath=340_53_466
http://www.miracle-mart.com/store/in...ath=80_204_241



Nine Eagles Twingo

US:
http://www.clubheli.com/Nine-Eagles-...rts_c_102.html

China:
www.hobbyking.com (Just search for Twingo)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12010
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12011
(Note: they also have BNF Twingos if you have the right TX already...)


Walkera YS8001

China:
www.hobbyking.com (Just search for YS8001)
http://www.rchelicopterselect.com/rc...001-parts.html
http://www.rc-fever.com/index.php?ke..._description=0
http://www.ehirobo.com/shop/index.php?cPath=82_463
http://www.hobby-usa.com/shop/index.php?cPath=1_373
http://www.walkera-parts.com/shop/in...age=en&&page=1
http://www.myrcmart.com/walkera-heli...-21_9_136.html
http://www.rchelicopterselect.com/rc...001-parts.html
Jul 27, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Say, you guys seen these ??

http://www.symatoys.com/
Well, we know and love the S022 (there's a whole thread devoted to it):

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1248398

But it doesn't have a gyro and it's 3 channel. I don't know if it's even 2.4GHz.

The S022G hasn't materialized as an actual product yet AFAIK.

I've not see the S34 pic yet. Interesting!
Jul 27, 2012, 11:52 PM
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[QUOTE=RoboHeli;22284755]Time for a big RoboHeli URL dump! I thought I'd share a bunch o' links that I've collected over the past few months since I got into this hobby. Here are locations where you can buy parts for some of these tandems. Maybe you'll get lucky and find a whole helicopter there sometime.

Robo. I get what your saying, thank you....man I gotta lot to learn.
Jul 28, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Hey, if you trust shopping at aliexpress.com, you might find some of these birds for sale there. I found the Esky and Walkera YS8001 there at least.
Jul 30, 2012, 11:55 AM
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I found this little guy while browsing on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/control-chinoo...dp/B004ADVVSS/

It's cute but...SOMEHOW I just don't think this is a good deal, esp. when compared to getting a Syma S026G. I included it here just for fun (and archival purposes).


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