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R/C fan-addict
03-18-2006, 08:49 PM
well I talked to jakjr about buying an eco 8 and he helped me a lot. If anyone has suggestions for my setup or tips and tricks please post them!

here's what I think I will buy:
eco 8 kit w/o electronics
Jeti 300 Heli Microprocessor
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXWB53&P=7
Ikarus micro gyro (this should work right? it says it operates on 3.5-8 volts but since it is between the receiver and servo it shouldn't get all the 12 volts of my main pack, right?)

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=JRP6654**
I will use one of the sub micros for the tail pitch and buy 3 HS81 servos for the rotor pitch and other stuff...

sound good? Anything I should change? Also I will be buying some http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCUH3&P=ML
those batteries and dismantling them to create a 10 cell pack.

WAK
03-19-2006, 08:15 AM
If you have not looked, you might want to check out the Logo-10 or 10-3D, I believe you get more heli for the money...

jakjr
03-20-2006, 12:40 AM
Here are the Logo 10's if you want to check them out - http://www.helihobby.com/html/logo_helicopter_products.html

IMHO the eco-8 is still a great chopper, can't beat the price, only $150 from HL right now - http://www.hobby-lobby.com/eco.htm

R/C fan-addict
03-20-2006, 02:23 AM
the logo 10 is a bit out of my price range, as in double what I wanted to spend! lol I think I may buy a twin jet (plane) first with the JR radio and then buy the eco so that the cost is more spread out and my parents don't fry me for spending $550+ in one sitting... I might also just buy the eco kit w/o electronics and just stare at how awesome it is for a few weeks until I get the mulla together for the electronics...

jakjr
03-20-2006, 03:23 AM
I might also just buy the eco kit w/o electronics and just stare at how awesome it is for a few weeks until I get the mulla together for the electronics...

You could do that, that's what I did with my newest chopper (Revo CP). I bought the heli by itself then just bought the rest of the electronics as I got the money for them.

Silverhawk
08-18-2006, 05:57 PM
I just bought a used barebones ECO 8/16. It has the 16 tail boom but 8 main blades. I don't know how the previous owner flew it (although he said it flew fine and was fun) because there were parts on the main shaft backwards and upside down. :confused::confused:

In the meantime I'm getting it put together with a 1409/2Y but I have a 22/20/3 also to try. I ordered the pinions from FXAeromodels (http://www.fxaeromodels.com/index.php?osCsid=97edc2145016e66489cc89825c5f4e6a) and they arrived in about 2 days. :)

It has the aluminum swash, frame base, TR slider, and a couple of other minor parts so this will be an interesting move up from my Cool.

Ray

Tomcat
08-20-2006, 06:41 AM
I think theres a new version coming out.. Royal something w/better frame ect.. More durable they say :rolleyes:

Silverhawk
08-24-2006, 05:07 PM
I spooled up my 8/16 yesterday. The 1409/2Y, 15T, 2480 3S2P is in it and I am pre-spinning the main to help with the initial start torque. It's not been off the ground yet though 'cause I'm still sorting out the gyro which is a PG-03. I'm going to get a HH - I need the extra help keeping the tail straight right now.

Boy is that bigger span impressive compared to my Cool. :) :) I don't know the head speed yet; I don't have a tach yet.

I think I'll make a training gear too.:p

Keep 'em hummin'

Ray

ashtek
08-24-2006, 09:08 PM
the eco is abit tired now and you need to do some upgrades really when you buy the kit. By the time you have done that then your in logo 10 money. The logo has had a price drop so check it out.

I think in your neck of woods check out www.allerc.com (http://www.allerc.com)