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Old 12-23-2005, 08:49 PM   #31
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Ok now I am scared Should I get the CX instead?
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:38 PM   #32
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Ok now I am scared Should I get the CX instead?
You should get the CX or a simulator. I started with an Aerohawk, it is a fixed pitch heli about the same size as the Blade. Good thing about these is they are light so when they crash it does not cause as much damage as larger heavier helis. I have a Blade CP as well as some larger helicopters. The Blade is a great helicopter, you will be happy with either version the CP or the CX.
If you don't like fixing broken parts go with a simulator. They are very realistic and repairs are a space bar away.
Either way helicopters are very hard to fly, but fun. Good Luck
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Are there any shareware or try before you buy helicopter simulators?
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:05 PM   #34
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You should check the cp to see if it is sticking anywhere on the head. go to www.RunRyder.com and read the BCP thread. HOVERUP has some very good tips for the noods with the BcP's (and one trick Blade with TONS of hopups.

and Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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Are there any shareware or try before you buy helicopter simulators?
The best thing to do is look for a used Realflight G2 simulator which go for probably about $80 to $100(Great Planes). Money well spent there. They go cheap nowadays with the new software simulator programs out (like the Real Flight G3 which I think is more cartoonish).
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Ray - I am pretty sure my LHS has that part in stock. Call Charlies Hobbies 813-822-4007 you you want to order one. They have an 8 foot wide wall full of CX parts.

Adrian-thanks fo the tip-but its 813-882-4007
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:47 PM   #38
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Hi All,

Just got back from a bit of Christmas Eve heli flying and my Trex is still in one piece although my motor did cut out once during an the inverted part of a loop. Sorry to disappoint but there is no Christmas Carnage to report. But, it's still early hehe.

As for resources to look at with regards to learning how to fly, here is a VERY good tutorial:

RADD's school of rotary flight

However, I don't look at the "mast" of my heli, I use the fuselage

This is also a good place to look:

Raptor Technique
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I am going with the CX. I have tried the simulators in the past. I ran out of patience fast. Plus since I use Macintosh computers, I kept having to run over my buddies house to use my simulator on his PC.

I messed with a CX the other day at my hobby store and was really inpesssed. My plan will be to mess with the CX for the winter and then move up to the CP in the summer. Seems like a more natural progression to me.

After that, I plan on getting a bigger electric such as a T-Rex.
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noone answered my question yet on how much one of these will cost me?
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noone answered my question yet on how much one of these will cost me?
Blade CX is 189.00, Hirobo XRB 309. These are two of the easiest heli's to fly and learn on. If you are ready for a Collective pitch heli the Blade CP is 219.00.
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Just be aware that you can buy a CX, but the flybar hub and mount WILL break and no replacements till January. Yeah-that doesnt sound like a long time, but try staring at your Heli for three weeks and not use it. I just hobbled mine back together with CA and shoo goo. I sure hope I dont land it too hard again. If your LHS has spares-E-Mail me. I called 5 LHS within driving distance, one in florida and tried two online shops. No one has one.
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Blade CX is 189.00, Hirobo XRB 309. These are two of the easiest heli's to fly and learn on. If you are ready for a Collective pitch heli the Blade CP is 219.00.
im guessing i need servos and a different radio also...what would a complete package go for on the CX? 500ish?
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189.00 rtr just install 8aa and your good to go that is the best deal ever to learn how to fly
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im guessing i need servos and a different radio also...what would a complete package go for on the CX? 500ish?
No all 3 of the ones mentioned are ready to fly. Just charge the supplied battery pack and add AA batteries to the radio and learn to fly.

I suggest the Blade CX or Hirobo XRB if this is your first heli. Hirobo XRB and Blade CX fly about the same but the blade CX is 100 bucks cheaper. I like both and use an XRB at this time. The parts quality are nicer than the Blade and at least right now I have two shops in the area that carry all the parts. Those same shops will have CX parts in stock once available from Horizon Distributors.

Either one will be a nice heli. These are very docile and ar not intimadating like some. They are mainly indoor type heli's but can go outside if we their is no wind. Any wind will mess them up easily.
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