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Jan 24, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Dream machine - What would you build?


I got the idea for this thread from a PC hardware over-clocking forum.
The idea is you post your dream heli spec, it is up to you whether it be a "no expense spared" build, through the "sensible, affordable but quality" build, right down to a "2 balloons and a jam jar with pocket fluff for spare change" budget build.

On the PC forum it taught a lot of new members what could be done and opened some great debate on hardware configs etc and I hope it will do the same here.

I'd love to start the ball rolling, but frankly I am one of those new members who hope to learn from the thread as I am not experienced enough to post anything informative yet. Hopefully it will grow into a searchable catalogue of heli setups.

So go for it...what is on your "Dear Santa" list?

Try keep a format of :
Model:
Size:
Motor:
ESC:
LiPo:
Servos:
Rx:
Gyro:
Mods:
What you would change from the standard spec etc.
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Jan 24, 2012, 10:18 AM
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If money was no object, it would be a Turbine Mongoose helicopter tucked inside of a USMC AH-1W or Z Cobra. Since money is something I don't have heaps of, a Thunder Tiger 325 tucked inside of the matching AH-1W would do just fine.
Jan 24, 2012, 11:16 AM
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If money was no object, it would be a Turbine Mongoose helicopter tucked inside of a USMC AH-1W or Z Cobra. Since money is something I don't have heaps of, a Thunder Tiger 325 tucked inside of the matching AH-1W would do just fine.
turbines certainly sound the part, would you go as big as you could? like 800 size?

what would you run hardware wise on these 2 configs?
Jan 24, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Turbine Chinook would be cool!
Jan 24, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Turbine Chinook would be cool!
That works for me, too!
Jan 24, 2012, 08:05 PM
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You did say "build" and money is no object?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCepNGDZ5vs
Jan 24, 2012, 08:10 PM
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You did say "build" and money is no object?
1:1 scale doesn't count :-p

Seriously liking miniature aircraft's range though, I may be new to helis but even from the web pics you can tell it is some top quality kit
Jan 24, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Guai X7..Thank god for income tax return, Who needs to pay bills.
Jan 24, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Guai X7..Thank god for income tax return, Who needs to pay bills.
+1, I am waiting for my Gaui X7.......
Jan 25, 2012, 12:01 AM
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1:1 scale doesn't count :-p ....
Well then, I'd start with one of these, and build around it.

I've always liked the idea of no nitro or battery chargers - just a gas can like the one I use for the lawn mover. Even at todays prices, a gallon of gas and a bottle of 2-stroke oil is a lot less than a gallon of nitro.
Jan 25, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Well then, I'd start with one of these, and build around it.

I've always liked the idea of no nitro or battery chargers - just a gas can like the one I use for the lawn mover. Even at todays prices, a gallon of gas and a bottle of 2-stroke oil is a lot less than a gallon of nitro.
But remember, you still have radio gear batteries and starter batteries. 10 years ago when I had a kyosho concept I thought "wouldn't it be nice to just fly on a battery" no fuel spills, no pumps, no glow plugs, no starters, no cleaning the exhaust grease from the model.
Jan 25, 2012, 08:57 PM
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That is a sweet bird, but he is either very brave or very stupid to stand 6 feet behind something of that size as it spools up, made my toes curl just watching, imagining one of those blades skewering him.
Jan 25, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Seemed a little new to nose in, too . I like watching the jets fly, plank or rotary, but I wouldn't want to own one; something about them seems to tell me it would be bad if something went wrong. But the miniature turbines have a fantastic draw just the same.

Probably many of us have built our dream helis already; for my part, there are some I'm curious about, but a Logo with mad power and high quality controls is enough Nirvana for me.
Jan 26, 2012, 01:03 AM
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You did say "build" and money is no object?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCepNGDZ5vs
This would be nice, but I will have to stay on the ground for now. Maybe later in life.

My "No Expense Spared" build is going to be the new AleeS RC Rush 750.

Rush 750 FBL
Scorpion HKIII-4035-500Kv Outrunner
Kontronik Heli Jive+120HV ESC with Jive Cool
Spektrum AR7110 Regulated Receiver
Outrage BL9180 Cyclic Servos
Outrage BL9188 Tail Servo
Micro BeastX Flybarless Controller
Edge 713mm FBL Main Blades (Upgrade to 753's)
Edge 115mm Tail Blades
Chrome LiPo 2x 6S 5000mah 45C LiPos
Sky Lipo 2S 2650 mah Rx LiPo.

AleeS Intro.wmv (0 min 46 sec)


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