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Apr 30, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Which was your first micro helicopter?

Just curious, which was your first micro helicopter that started you in this particular branch of RC aeromodeling?

Up until early 2012, I had flown nothing but sailplanes (2M and DLG) but then a review in a helicopter magazine covered the Blade Scout CX and mentioned how easy it was to fly. This made me very curious about learning to fly an RC heli.

Well, I took the plunge and I bought the Scout. At first I had some difficulty getting it to take off, but after a few tries, I was flying it around the room. I was very impressed at how stable it was and how easy it was to operate.

I kept flying it for about 2 weeks but then got bored with it and sold it on Ebay. So I got a used MSR (the original) and at first I had difficulty with left turns but then I learned how to do them. After a few weeks I got bored with it, sold it on Ebay, and purchased the MSR X, which I currently fly. This one has proven to be a wonderful and responsive and fast helicopter. Yes, it's FP, but it flies very well and FFF and left turns are no problem at all. After only about a month flying it, I can hover, do FFF in all directions, and do circuits and figure 8s and funnels and backwards flight.

In the near future I will get an MCPx. The local store has only RTF, though.

When I fly it indoors, my family refers to it as a fly because of the noise that the motor makes as well as how it flies.
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Apr 30, 2012, 07:45 PM
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I have an MCP X I am thinking about selling.

I have 8 or 10 lipos for it and a charger.

Was thinking $120 shipped.

If interested,PM me.

Sorry about selling in the forum but I just thought I'd help someone who may be looking.
Apr 30, 2012, 07:54 PM
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My first and still best micro was the Hirobo SRB Quark. But, it's kind of large for my small flying room, so I bought an MSR. The Quark was over 4 years ago, the MSR about 3 years ago. I've owned several other micros since, but I still have those two.
Apr 30, 2012, 08:27 PM
9958 gave me the toilet bowl
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My first fixed pitch micro was a GW Xieda 9958. Since it had the toilet bowl effect, it became a parts donor. The WL Toys V911 was where I learned the four channel heli. I am now in the market for the collective pitch micro, so if you want, give me your best sales pitch.
Apr 30, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Several years ago, a PicooZ.
May 01, 2012, 12:23 AM
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I had a Honey Bee, but that ended when a car came...well it ended with full throttle while holding the helicopter on my chest.
May 01, 2012, 02:57 AM
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i had a cheap coax, then a v911 now im trying to tame my mcpx
May 01, 2012, 03:39 AM
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From a toy 2ch to my really first microhelicopter: Walkera 4#3B brushless. Very Very nervous and with bad receiver from factory.
May 01, 2012, 03:59 AM
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my first heli was a I had a dragonfly FP in about 2005... it didnt go well

next was a 450 size 3.5ch coax that went a little better
Then there was a Blade SR

now I have and MSR, MCPx, T Rex 250, 2x HK450s and a HK500 and I am a happy little boy
May 01, 2012, 07:10 AM
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It's all that blasted picco Z's fault....first 4ch was the 4#3 FMrx. I don't recommend that route. You have to be a very determined individual to learn on a 4#3. Many, much easier helis to learn on now.

May 01, 2012, 07:12 AM
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I learned to hover in 2002 with a Ikarus Piccolo
May 01, 2012, 11:12 PM
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Havoc heli from Walmart. It's 4 years old, and the tiny internal lipo battery still works !!
(Too bad I can't say the same for all those msr lipos I've burned through)

Would have been nice to have one of these instead:

Get the girl with a R/C Helicopter (2 min 24 sec)
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May 01, 2012, 11:31 PM
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May 01, 2012, 11:37 PM
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My first was a Walkera 5g6 which I bought in 09 iirc.

Flew it for a few times, packed it away for a couple of years, then returned to the hobby about 9 Months ago.

I still have them.
May 02, 2012, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by TravisBean
Havoc heli from Walmart. It's 4 years old, and the tiny internal lipo battery still works !!
(Too bad I can't say the same for all those msr lipos I've burned through)

Would have been nice to have one of these instead:

I tried the same thing in my office with a trex 500.... didnt go well
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