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Jun 13, 2011, 09:14 AM
2011 - Year of the clones!!!
Frank_fjs's Avatar
New Product

GW Xieda 9958


You may or may not be familiar with the JC 9C002, which is a heli that is seemingly inspired by the Solo Pro, well now we have the GW Xieda 9958, another single rotor beginner heli that borrows some design aspects from the MSR.







http://www.helipal.com/gw-xieda-9958...k-edition.html

At $65.90 it's well priced, and includes:
  • 4-Ch 2.4G Remote controller
  • Pre-assembled GW Xieda 9958 Helicopter
  • USB Charging Cable
  • 1 X 3.7V 150mah Li-Po Battery
  • 2 Pcs of spare blades
  • Instruction Manual

Runs from a 150mAh battery which can be charged via the TX or via a USB power source with the included charging cable. Battery connection looks identical to an E-Flite micro connection, so plenty of battery options available.

This one has caught my eye as it looks well built and seems to use good quality materials. I think it's amazing how cheap these things are becoming.

What do you guys think?
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Jun 13, 2011, 09:24 AM
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I was just looking at this heli on www.helipal.com for $59 RTF
Jun 13, 2011, 09:27 AM
2011 - Year of the clones!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vronny View Post
I was just looking at this heli on www.helipal.com for $59 RTF
You weren't looking at this one by any chance: http://www.helipal.com/jc-9c002-mini...k-edition.html

That's a similar heli at $59.90 RTF.
Jun 13, 2011, 09:30 AM
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Your right Frank just check price they have another heli similar. But I did see this heli. Hay I had price wrong.
Jun 13, 2011, 11:46 AM
2011 - Year of the clones!!!
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I managed to find a video of it. The video quality is poor and the pilot isn't doing much, but from what I can gather, this heli seems to fly rather well:

Xieda 9958 (1 min 57 sec)
Jun 13, 2011, 03:51 PM
Different fly 4 different guy
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I think these are the same ones for $48.61 at Focalprice where they are referred to as Great Wall 9958:

http://www.focalprice.com/YE701R/Gre...pping_Red.html

http://www.focalprice.com/YE701Y/Gre...ng_Yellow.html

Very interesting!

NOTE: These are also being discussed on The Coaxial Forum.
Jun 13, 2011, 03:58 PM
Raager Dat
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There's an army of solo pro/msr half breed rebrands now
Jun 14, 2011, 02:27 AM
2011 - Year of the clones!!!
Frank_fjs's Avatar
A couple more videos found by Brosol:

長城9958 征服者 P solo pro trex 100 (2 min 41 sec)


9958 單旋翼直昇機 (1 min 41 sec)


Looks good to me, especially for the price.
Jun 14, 2011, 05:08 AM
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outdoor video:

Xieda mini RC heli RH 9958 2.4 Ghz (2 min 10 sec)


and another indoor poor quality video (and pilot)....

Great Wall 9958 RH 9958 single blade 4 ch trex 100 wannabe (1 min 14 sec)
Jun 14, 2011, 05:39 AM
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Check this high quality vidoe from HeliPal.com:

Helipal.com - GW Xieda 9958 Mini Helicopter Test Flight 01 (3 min 5 sec)


What a durable & well developed heli!!
Jun 14, 2011, 05:53 AM
2011 - Year of the clones!!!
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Nice video. Good to see that the Helipal guys have some nice bikes in the background too.

I think it looks pretty good. I notice that a purple one is available now too:



The black one looks the best though, in my opinion.
Jun 21, 2011, 11:50 PM
Brosol
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Some 9958 parts are on Ebay now.
Jun 25, 2011, 11:48 PM
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I am really interested in this model. I wonder how it compares to an MSR? I wish someone would do a decent review soon...or I will
Jun 26, 2011, 10:48 AM
Cranky old fart
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This is very confusing. It looks like an MSR head, but says it has an offset flybar. It says it has a Bell head, but it sure doesn't look like one. It should have flybar paddles but those don't look like paddles to me.
Last edited by Balr14; Jun 26, 2011 at 10:55 AM.
Jun 26, 2011, 08:23 PM
Brosol
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Xieda RH 9958 with Shortened Blade MSR Flybar and Solo Pro Tail Set



Xieda RH 9958 with Shortened Blade MSR Flybar and Solo Pro Tail Set (4 min 40 sec)


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