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Old 11-16-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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R/C helicopters

Does anyone in here fly them? How much of an investment to get started with a decent setup?

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Does anyone in here fly them? How much of an investment to get started with a decent setup?

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Start with one of the $75 dollar ones from Radio shack. My dad flies RC planes a lot, and he has tried the helicopters, they are a lot of fun, but winds affect them a lot. If you get the cheap one down you can upgrade to the expensive ones, but a decent setup for a nitro one is going to start around $300 before the electronics. You can spend thousands on them.
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depends which way you wanna go you can get an entry level for around 189.99 that is a decent heli to learn on from there you can choose, helicopters are not easy to fly it takes alot of practice , so the best way to not spend hundreds of dollars on parts it to step up from one heli, to another, to another, from there you can fly whatever you want. come by the hobby shop off 45 and el dorado and visit me mang



oh and btw a full set up 6 channel heli will run you at least 1200 and cost 150 bucks everytime you crash if you dont start with a beginner heli.
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depends which way you wanna go you can get an entry level for around 189.99 that is a decent heli to learn on from there you can choose, helicopters are not easy to fly it takes alot of practice , so the best way to not spend hundreds of dollars on parts it to step up from one heli, to another, to another, from there you can fly whatever you want. come by the hobby shop off 45 and el dorado and visit me mang



oh and btw a full set up 6 channel heli will run you at least 1200 and cost 150 bucks everytime you crash if you dont start with a beginner heli.

Dude! You work at that shop? What are your hours? ( your hours, not store hours.)

I was thinking about a T-REX 450...

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Dude! You work at that shop? What are your hours? ( your hours, not store hours.)

I was thinking about a T-REX 450...

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trx 450 for a first is a horrible idea it'll cut you up man them blades be spinning at 30k rpms if youve never flown b4 not a good idea ive got a few to show at the shop though were open from 10:30-7 m-5 10-6 sat 12-4 sun theres a new one coming out that is the same size for abought 469. that wouldnt be too bad but theres a few i'd rather recomend for a beginner
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trx 450 for a first is a horrible idea it'll cut you up man them blades be spinning at 30k rpms if youve never flown b4 not a good idea ive got a few to show at the shop though were open from 10:30-7 m-5 10-6 sat 12-4 sun theres a new one coming out that is the same size for abought 469. that wouldnt be too bad but theres a few i'd rather recomend for a beginner

I've heard that about 600cc bikes too.... I get your point though, I was looking at one at odessy (sp?) hobbies on Nasa Rd 1 lastnight and they looked nice.

You working Sunday? I'll come out after church.

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Here's the kind of fun you can look forward to once you get good at flying a heli. Of course this is after thousands of hours of practice and many thousands of dollars spent on helis, parts, and fuel.

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Oh yeah, before you get a heli buy a good simulator program with an R/C radio type controller and practice with that first. It will save you a lot of crash money.

Also be prepared for a lot of this.

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think you can get some... 'cheap' ones at Fry's for 30-60 dollars. Not a lot like the big-boys rc stuff. But enough to get a real rough idea w/o the money outlay.
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I have a Revo truck. And people say that the helicapters are the hardest to learn out of all the RC toys.

I would start with the little, cheap ones cause you're almost garanteed to crash when you're learning.

My brother bought a $100 plane. Flew it 3 times. Crasehd all 3.
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What is that one that they advertise on TV for inside use. That goes forward, hover and goes backwards? I wanted to buy one of those but I can't remember the name of it.
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stay away form RC's, they are a money pit. I had 5 at one time, I konw. I had 2000.00 in a buggy, before the electronics.

And they hold no valve, sold that buggy on ebay for 200.00 just a few months ago.
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That looks like it. What is it called and how much $$$?
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I just googled "indoor RC helicopter"
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I just googled "indoor RC helicopter"
You never saw the ad on TV?. I want to say it was something like Air Hawg or something. Looked really cool you could fly the sucker all over the house.
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hahahahha correction, crash that thing all over the house.....

10ft ceelings arent really favorable for hellicopters...i bought the mosquito from radio shack to try it out.....10 ft wasnt even enough for it....
LOL pratice more.

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