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Old 05-01-2007, 03:35 PM
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Hello All,

I am new to the hobby and would like to know what would be the best for a first timer. The only experience I have is a the Havoc that I have owned for about a week. Whil it is fun I an looking for something with a broader range of control and that I could fly indoors or outdoors as a backyard flyer. Ofcourse due to my lack of experience it would need to be very durable. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would also like to stay under a $100.00 budget to start, or atleast stay close.

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Old 05-01-2007, 04:44 PM
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Hiya rb, welcome to the forums.

Your budget is gonna make it a bit tough to start with. There's probably some guys here that know about something that may fit , I'm afraid I don't really.

Have you spent any time with and RC Sim yet? That's always a good place to begin just to give you a good idea of all that's involved.

There's lots of info in WattFlyer on sims. Give this one a look. http://rcflightsim.com/index.html
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:01 PM
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I have seen fixed pitch starting around 150. Look hard enough you might find cheaper. You need to be realistic this is a hard hobby to get into on the cheap. Try used from e-bay. Might find something.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:34 AM
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http://www.xheli.com/wadr4rarecor.html
I have no idea on its quality but fixed pitch RTF on sale for 85 dollars.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:37 AM
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90 bucks for a Honeybee. Not bad.
http://www.xheli.com/new20esho4ra.html
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:02 AM
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Make a list of helis you find in your price range and post a topic asking for owners of those helis what they think of them.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:38 AM
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id just go with the coco lama v3 at xheli.com

i believe its now $85
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:21 AM
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for under 100.00 the honey bee sure looks like a nice deal for someone just starting out.
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:50 PM
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Thanks to all of you for the advice, the honeybee and lama see to be what I am looking for. My only worry is about there durability. does anyone have any fist hand knowledge about how durable either of these two are.

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Old 05-02-2007, 05:32 PM
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Buy a falcon40,honeybee or any of the fixed pitch cheepies.Pick up extra blades,rotor hubs,landing gear and a couple of extra batteries.You'll spend about $140-150 for the lot.
All little fp helis are a bear to learn on.They are skidish and unstable but you will find out if you have the desire to learn this some what demanding hobby for not too much money.
If you deside the challenge is for you look forward to spending about $1000 or more for something that is not pos toy.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:59 PM
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I am considering a Falcon 40 84.95 or a DragonFly IV 79.95 Any opinions on thewse two. Right now I am just looking for something a small step up from the toys like te havoc, reflex ETC...

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Old 05-03-2007, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Murdock1 View Post
Hiya rb, welcome to the forums.

Your budget is gonna make it a bit tough to start with. There's probably some guys here that know about something that may fit , I'm afraid I don't really.

Have you spent any time with and RC Sim yet? That's always a good place to begin just to give you a good idea of all that's involved.

There's lots of info in WattFlyer on sims. Give this one a look. http://rcflightsim.com/index.html

This sim really helped me!
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