04-09-2007, 08:01 PM
Well, I went to the hobby shop to price out a Trex 450SA and after , when I was in the parking lot, a guy said he had a nice bird for sale for $675.
It is called a SJM 400 and it has top of the line everything on it. So went went to this guys place and bought it. It is a beautiful heli! All aircraft aluminum and carbon fiber.It has an upgraded tail setup also. But the only problem is that I still need to buy the TX, battery, charger, and cell balancer which will bring me up to about $1300 total amount. I love it already even though I can't fly it yet until I get the parts for it. He flew it in his basement for a bit and it flew great!
Any opinions on my purchase?
04-10-2007, 02:43 AM
Have you found where you can get spare parts?
04-10-2007, 11:03 PM
No, but there is a heli that has some of the same parts but I forget the name.
I'm pretty sure you might be able to get them online somewhere.
04-11-2007, 11:23 PM
You can get parts here http://www.rc-tek.com/
Sounds a bit expensive. I bought my SJM 400 II in Denmark, Europe for what equals apr.550$ and it was Ready To Fly. Only needed batteries for the transmitter.
04-14-2007, 08:38 PM
Well the only reason it's so expensive in the end is because I am getting a JR XP9303 TX which is about $565 Canadian and im getting a Triton 2 peak charger and Equinox cell balancer also.
Also , my heli has a JR R790 synthesized receiver and a Futaba GY401 gyro.
Ok, then it's about the same price as here. I didn't notice you were from Canada, so I calculated in USD. That also makes a difference.
On the other hand I could buy a good transmitter, charger and the GY401 in addition to my RTF Sjm 400, and still end below 1300 canadian. That would leave me with some spareparts :)
Anyway its an amazing chopper. Its my first and I am just beginning to hover fairly stable (a couple of seconds at least :p )
It's not until now I begin to appreciate the skill of the 3D-helipilots I've seen on the web :) It takes a LOT of practice!
04-15-2007, 12:48 AM
Haha, I haven't even flown mine yet because I haven't got the radio and stuff. Should be here in a couple weeks though! Can't wait to fly it!
Mine will be alot easier to fly because I got it prebuilt and tuned from the other guy. He reccommended me get the XP9303 because it's a great TX and he has one so he can just transfer his info to my TX.
-I will post some pics in a new thread.
Yeah, that is a good thing. I will probably get me a better transmitter soon, as there is no adjusting and storing possibilities in mine. Would like to have one with a display and memory for a couple of models :)