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Jan 05, 2012, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by smail853
Sorry, I'm new, but are there going to be any major flight characteristic differences between the Solo Pro and the Solo Pro 270?
I'm just as anxious to know as you are.


The 911 has some things going for it, although being 9X compatible gives you a some extra options, the stock NE TX that comes with the Solo Pro also gives a lot of options not apparent at first sight. Dual rates, throttle indicator, subtrims, gyro adjust, and servo travel adjust. Plus it can be used to charge a flight battery while on the field.
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Jan 05, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Extra features are next to useless if they are difficult to find or the radio interface is not intuitive. I have the stock NE tx and there is absolutely no indication on the radio that it has these features. I suppose I could spend time reading a FAQ on how to press some buttons in combination to get access to hidden menu functions, but I would forget that I set these and how to access them again a few flights later.

In my opinion it's better to spend a little more and get a radio that is designed to be used as a programmable transmitter. I really like my solo pros, but the fact that I can't bind them to a real transmitter is a bummer.
Jan 06, 2012, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bytemuncher
Extra features are next to useless if they are difficult to find or the radio interface is not intuitive. I have the stock NE tx and there is absolutely no indication on the radio that it has these features. I suppose I could spend time reading a FAQ on how to press some buttons in combination to get access to hidden menu functions, but I would forget that I set these and how to access them again a few flights later.

In my opinion it's better to spend a little more and get a radio that is designed to be used as a programmable transmitter. I really like my solo pros, but the fact that I can't bind them to a real transmitter is a bummer.
These extra features are very useful if you need to setup the Solo Pro properly. You don't have to recall them often, but I thank Nine Eagles to put them in the TX as a bonus without spend more money. Compare Nine Eagles TX with that one of Blade RTF kits, for example....
Jan 06, 2012, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by helicopcat
Compare Nine Eagles TX with that one of Blade RTF kits, for example....
Or compare it with a Turnigy 9x and a v911. Then it's not so attractive. I'm just saying it is better to spend a little more money and get a proper programmable tx. I own two nine eagle's solo pros and like them, but wish I could bind with a real tx.
Jan 06, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bytemuncher
Or compare it with a Turnigy 9x and a v911. Then it's not so attractive. I'm just saying it is better to spend a little more money and get a proper programmable tx. I own two nine eagle's solo pros and like them, but wish I could bind with a real tx.
imho, we have to compare RTF kit with RTF kit..... If you consider other parameters (compatibility, expandibility...), this is a different matter.

The only big mistake they have done at Nine Eagles is to produce a new transmitter (J6Pro) that's useless with their previous models.
Jan 07, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Is the v911 more stable than the Solo Pro?
Jan 07, 2012, 09:15 PM
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I recommend reading through the v911 thread here https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1548027. Yes, it's stable as it's a 45 degree flybar model.

I would also buy a solo pro rotor head and swash plate (both cheap) as they seem to be better quality than the parts on the v911.

If you don't want to muck around with changing parts (better get comfortable with it as you'll have to do it at some point anyway) then as far as an rtf kit goes I agree with helicopcat, the solo pro 260a is the best rtf package.
Jan 07, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Thanks,
The Solo Pro seems like the best one for me at the moment.
Jan 08, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Is the Solo Pro completely stable? I will be flying this primarily indoors, and don't want something that will drift/ sway when I don't want it to. I saw a few videos where the Solo Pro seemed to drift, but that may have just been the pilot.
Jan 08, 2012, 10:46 AM
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It can be stable. Depends on how well tuned you get the Solo Pro. These micro heli are so light, anything can change the apparent "stability" of the heli.

But a good pilot can fly through any of that. Even the more severe problem.

The Solo Pro is a good indoor fixed pitch heli.
Jan 10, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Hey guys,
Does anyone know when this will be released, and how much it will cost?
Thanks!
Jan 10, 2012, 08:26 PM
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I think the standard Solo Pro is an excellent helicopter, and the Tx is pretty good, plus the price of the heli and spares is reasonable. It is very crash resistant. You need to tweak it to fly indoors or out. Indoors (which I do quite rarely these days) it flies better with a bit of solder wire wrapped around the rear of the tail boom. Outdoors it flies much better with the 150 mAh battery and the elevator trim moved forward, and is very fast and nimble. As for the flybar strikes, you can largely avoid these by learning to move the sticks gently enough.
Jan 10, 2012, 09:41 PM
Brosol
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I'm waiting for the SP 270 parts such as the swash to become available for frankencopter projects.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=0foaq96w24E
Last edited by Brosol; Jan 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM.
Jan 10, 2012, 11:15 PM
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I really like my solo pro 260a's, but I cannot understand why NE has not released a flybarless version of this heli??? The flybar is what breaks or bends the most on mine.

I guess the 270 will still be the best sub $50 rtf package, but I doubt for very long.
Jan 10, 2012, 11:30 PM
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So, who's going to be the first to own one of these?


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