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Old 08-19-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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Talking What is a good outdoor helicopter for beginers?

I have a CX2 my first helicopter ever I like it a lot and have a lot of fun with it. I do fly it out doors at times when the wind is very light, I love it.
Are there any suggestions on a good out door Heli (moderate price range)
that would be good for a beginer? I am getting pretty good w/my CX2 outside not great.


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Old 08-20-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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Isn't the CX2 capable of some mild outdoor flight?

Well the next outdoor heli would probably be some sort of belt driven CP machine like the HBK, T-REX 450, HDX450, or the new upcomming Blade 400

The size should handle wind better.

If you got the money and don't fear bigger meaner machines than a 600 sized heli should be more stable in the wind as well.
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After i learn to fly my Honey Bee king 2, I'm planning on a T-REX.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:11 AM   #4
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I'm setting up an RC-Tek Diablo at the moment. The going is slow since this is only my second heli (the first was a CX2) and my first non-RTF heli. I'm eager to get done and take her for a spin, but I want to make sure everything is as right as I can get it.
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For outdoor use, I really like my T-Rex 450s, it's very stable.

I also have an Axe CP which does pretty well outside.

Between the two though the Axe is less expensive to repair after trying to push the planet around by banging into it.

I do prefer the T-Rex though outdoors.
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I love my TRex 450 outside. At first I was quite nervous but I was quickly able to fly in 6-8 mph winds without much trouble.

It sounds silly but once you get the hang of it you just learn to move the stick to make the heli do what you want. You think less about the wind and just move the sticks to put the heli where you want. If a gust of wind comes along you move the stick (usually collective/throttle) to hold altitude and not really think how much you are moving the stick. Higher winds just mean move the stick a little further. Once you get over the mental part, it's really not too difficult.
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Originally Posted by PilotDane View Post
It sounds silly but once you get the hang of it you just learn to move the stick to make the heli do what you want. You think less about the wind and just move the sticks to put the heli where you want. If a gust of wind comes along you move the stick (usually collective/throttle) to hold altitude and not really think how much you are moving the stick. Higher winds just mean move the stick a little further. Once you get over the mental part, it's really not too difficult.
It's not silly at all. I find myself thinking about where I want my CX2 to go and my thumbs just know what to do. I expect the same thing will happen eventually with my Diablo.
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how does the blade cp or cppro compare to the Trex?
Is the much of a price differance?
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I've flown my T-REX's in winds gusting upto 20MPH no problem, you need to be in idle up mode in anything more than a light breeze otherwise flying upwind & downwind can be a pain on throttle only. The good thing about flying in strong winds is that you get longer flight times coz you get "free" lift from the wind. As a beginner though I would stick to light winds (no more than 10MPH including gusts) until you can fly "comfortably" in still air.

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