R/C heli's?

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:14 pm

boat wrote:...but i didnt see the training gear when i was in there the other day, so i dunno if i would fly it until i got that..
awww, c'mon what's the worse that can happen? :lol: :P
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Post by Cobra » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:16 pm

LOL. Have T buy the replacement parts :D :o

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Post by boat » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:57 pm

Cobra wrote:LOL. Have T buy the replacement parts :D :o
works for me! :arcade: :pbt: ;)

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Post by Dictator » Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:45 pm

So, flying R/C helicopter is more fun than a R/C plane? I have been thinking about getting a R/C plane sometimes.
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Post by Guest » Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:13 pm

Flying a plane is fun but it takes a much larger space to fly. Even if its small enough to hand launch you still have to land :o

Planes especially high winged ones will self correct themselves but a helicopter, forget it. You MUST fly a heli constantly. What makes the heli so fun is the adrenaline rush you get worring about crashing it.

They are like balancing a ball bearing on a piece of glass.

Well mine just showed up. Building time tonight :D

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:30 pm

who asked you guest!? :evil:
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Post by boat » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:42 pm

welp, wont be like a week til i can get any training gear, so i think ima bout to head out to my buddy's house to take it for a spin... <fade in: live and let die...> :arcade: :lol: :P

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[NME]T-Bone wrote:who asked you guest!? :evil:
I did it again. :o

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Post by Cobra » Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:14 pm

boat wrote:welp, wont be like a week til i can get any training gear, so i think ima bout to head out to my buddy's house to take it for a spin... <fade in: live and let die...> :arcade: :lol: :P
Ah man, well how was it?

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Post by Cobra » Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:26 am

Well Boat never did say how the heli flying turned out.

I finally got to fly my Trex this weekend and I have to say its easier to hover than the Blade CP, but I want one of the new Blade CX's they came out with last week.
Its a multi-rotor and the threads on it are GOOD. Very good for indoor flying. :D
I think I will buy it to learn nose-in and forward flight to save tearing up the rex.

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Post by boat » Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:06 am

well, she had taken a hard landing or two...or three...or four...or.... :oops: :lol: :P the rotor shaft ended up getting bent, so i had to replace that. when replacing that, the little ball thingy in the swashplate popped out...back to hobby shop. install new swashplate and the ball thingy barely turns...return to hobby shop, exchange swashplate. install swashplate and the very top of the rotor still has a lil bit of wobble, but not too bad...but figured might go ahead and get that squared away so off to the hobby shop to get that top piece of rotor. get home...turns out you really need two allen wrenches to get the blade supports off of the top piece :x and the support bar that came with the top piece doesnt even fit thru the space it goes thru! :evil: so put the old rotor piece back and the rest of her. got some of the training gear too, but cant figure out how it goes on... :roll: :-? soooo, she's flying again, but with a very slight wobble but livable and some dinged up blades (have a spare set...jsut trying to get the most flights outta the ones on there now :P ;) ). and that where we stand :pbt: ;)

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Post by Cobra » Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:58 pm

I know what your talking about. :wink:
I repaired the original blades several times with balsa and ca glue.

I wished they had these when I bought my first Blade.$189 ready to fly

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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachme ... tid=653114
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http://media.putfile.com/First-Heli-flight-indoors

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Post by boat » Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:46 pm

the reason i opted out of one like that was the limited upgradability, if i ever got good enough or that deep into it...no sense in spending 190$ on one only to spend another 220$ for one thats upgradable :P ;)

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Post by Cobra » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:21 pm

Oh I know. Thats the nice thing about the Blades is the availability and parts.
About every hobby shop I see offers these little helis and thats a good thing.

I just ordered a different one instead of the Blade CX. Its the E-Sky Lama 2.
$117 shipped including everything like the Blade CP.


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Here is a video of a guy flying it, landing in his hand then taking off.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/media/EK012-CoCoLama.wmv

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:03 pm

ground control to major tom....
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Post by boat » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:20 pm

take your protien pills and put your helmet on...

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:23 pm

...your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong...
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Post by boat » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:53 pm

can you hear me major tom?...

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Re: R/C heli's?

Post by Cochise » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:36 pm

boat wrote:i dont suppose anyone is familiar with remote control helicopters?

i picked up a lil ole cheapy the other day, and it was just that...a lil ole cheapy...think i broke it within like 10 minutes of "usage"... :roll: :oops: :lol: :P

anyhoo, ive been shopping around for some decent mini/beginner electric models, since i really only plan to tinker with it indoors and on nice calm days. it seems as though the decent complete packages start at around 150$, and a reputable kit is probably closer to 200$ :-? so if anyone has any kinda insight, much appreciated... :P ;)

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Hi Boat,

I started out flying rc planes instead for a few years and some members in our club did fly choppers. From what they told me, there is some pod adaptor that has for legs on it with balls at the end of it that attach to the bottom of the copter. It is supposed to stabilize it in flight and helps you practice landings and take offs so if you hit a little hard, it will not destroy the copter. One of the guys even had a gyroscope that he installed and it is keeps the copter level so that you can't tip it too far left or right while you are learning.

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