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Old 12-24-2005, 04:06 PM   #46
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I would recommend the fixed pitch heli for the beginner over one that has adjustable collective. Less moving parts and setting up after a mishap. First time going up always remember NEVER jam the throttle up, slow until the skids start coming off the ground and then ease up just a little more. Then just counter readt the heli's movement.
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189 is cheap! since i have no idea what im getting myself into i can afford that...i have no idea what collective pitch is imma noob...what can i say
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189 is cheap! since i have no idea what im getting myself into i can afford that...i have no idea what collective pitch is imma noob...what can i say
On a helicopter pitch is the angle of the blades that will create lift. A fixed pitch heli has blades that are fixed at a certain pitch. As the motor increases in rpm the lift will increase. Great for a first heli, less adjustments.
A collective pitch helicopters blades change pitch to create lift. Motor speed is usually constant and the pitch is changed to create lift. This is closer to how a real helicopter works. More things to think about and adjust. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:52 PM   #50
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Good luck with your heli's guys, they are an absolute blast once you get the technique of flying them down. In fact, as WYD and Ray can attest to, they can become soooo addicting that you forget about racing all together Well, maybe that was just me. LOL

For anyone thinking of purchasing a small e-heli, check out www.runryder.com Lots and lots of posts about the little helis there and if you have a question you can get help pretty quickly.
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:19 AM   #51
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Oh, and for all of you guys out there that might be saying RC heli's would get "boring" after a while, check out this vid. Alan Szabo and his Raptor 90 (Please right click and "save as" since the file is rather large.)

Granted, Alan is one of the best pilots in the nation, but his skills show just what is possible with heli's today if you practice long enough and have a desire to get better.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:28 AM   #52
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For some reason I think my first flying experience will look very similiar, unfortunately it wont be on purpose.

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Oh, and for all of you guys out there that might be saying RC heli's would get "boring" after a while, check out this vid. Alan Szabo and his Raptor 90 (Please right click and "save as" since the file is rather large.)

Granted, Alan is one of the best pilots in the nation, but his skills show just what is possible with heli's today if you practice long enough and have a desire to get better.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:58 AM   #53
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Schuie Driver.............Whats up!!!!!!! I will have to PM you on RunRyder to catch up. Hope Santa was good to your family. Kids should of be a nice aga to really enjoy it. Well at least Justin.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:39 AM   #54
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Geoff, you can't go wrong with a Blade CX. I've flown one a couple times now and once you get used to the 3D thing and what controls do what, it's pretty easy to fly. It comes completely RTR including LiPo battery and DC charger. There's no assembly required, all you need to do is charge the pack and you're ready to go. Do yourself a favor though and pick up several battery packs (EFLB0990). Once you start flying you won't want to stop. You'll also want to pick up the training gear set too (EFLH1205) just in case you have a less than ideal landing.
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:39 PM   #55
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Hello guys I just seen this post and I am selling one of my blades CP. This was flown once by my girlfriend about 2 feet off the ground and then cut off the throttle because she was scared and damaged the blades, which is only like 10 bucks. Oh yeah it comes with the training gear also. PM me and let me know if anyone is interested in this. I still have the box manuals and everything.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:00 PM   #56
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Flying a heli is almost exactly the same level of difficulty as balancing a broom stick on your finger. Once you get it its easy but getting there is another story.

Here are some tips:

The best place to practice is in an empty 2 car garage over smooth concrete. Carpet will grab the rotor and tear things up in a crash. Smooth concrete will let the rotors smack and slide if thinks go wrong.

1. Use the training gear

2. Keep the tail pointed at you at all times at first. All you want to do is get a stable hover about 2 feet off the ground.

3. Once you can do this easily try hovering with the nose to the right. At this point land, turn the heli and take off with the nose right. It's not as easy as it looks as different control inputs are needed.

4. Once you have nose right land, turn the heli and try nose left.

5. Finally try nose in hovering. This is the hardest type of hovering. as controls are reversed. Don't think that because this is no sweat with cars that helis are the same...you have a lot more going on!

6. Take off with the tail pointing at you. When you have a solid hover use the left tail rotor stick to turn the heli nose right. When you have a solid hover use the left tail rotor stick to turn the heli nose left. When you have a solid hover use the left tail rotor stick to turn the heli nose in.

7. Congrats! You have mastered hovering. Now you can start flying around. Try moving the heli in various directions and stopping it and holding a hover.

8. Once you can do this try figure 8's with the tail pointing at you all the time.

9. Now try keeping the nose in the direction of travel and making the tail follow.

If you can do step 9 you are officially a heli pilot!

This process can take from 6 weeks to 6 months. The more you hurry the bigger you parts bill will be.
I just did all of that in 6 minutes!
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I just wanted to issue a WARNING to any RC racers who might be thinking about buying a Micro heli. Well two warnings!!!

#1 Dont buy a CP!!! CX or Lama2 and then move to Nitro or a 400 class. The CP is hard for experienced pilots to fly.

#2 Just Dont do it unless youve got the time and money to support these two hobbies. I dont, but I now own a TT Raptor 30 and a TRex450xl and I only flew a CX a month or two ago.......But-I have neve been one to be to good at saying no to cool $hit, now have I??? If you know me-youd know what that means!!
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