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Best Fixed Pitch Heli for Indoor??

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Old 03-05-2007, 01:39 PM
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Default Best Fixed Pitch Heli for Indoor??

A bunch of us have been flying foamies in a small gym for a couple of years and some are getting into these electric helis. Most have those E-Flite models with counter rotating blades, but they seem to be faily limited and easy to fly. I want a bit more challange, but not a full blow 3D model. I was thinking about a simple 4 channel fixed pitch model. I have looked at the Falcon 40, and it seems pretty nice.
Is this a good choice, or should I consider some other model?
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:35 PM
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Default RE: Best Fixed Pitch Heli for Indoor??

If you are looking for a 4 channel go with the Esky Honey Bee Fixed Pitch. Stay away from DragonFly/Walkera.
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:53 PM
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If you are looking for a 4 channel go with the Esky Honey Bee Fixed Pitch. Stay away from DragonFly/Walkera.
Why?
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i agree i ad one for a while but got a axe cp

http://www.xheli.com/new20esho4ra.html

good price
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Default RE: Best Fixed Pitch Heli for Indoor??

I was looking at the same thing aswell. Now I guess we need to know the difference between the Honeybee and the Falcon 40. Could you inform us?

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Default RE: Best Fixed Pitch Heli for Indoor??

I have had both the Honeybee and the Walkera Dragonfly #4...I can say that the Honeybee is just a much better quality heli than the Walkera.
I would recommend the Honeybee.
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LMH Corona all the way
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Default RE: Best Fixed Pitch Heli for Indoor??

Why fixed pitch? Why not go to collective pitch like the Blade CP?
Really, I would consider a collective pitch heli. They arent any harder to fly, and in many cases...easier.
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I don.t want a CP. I want a easy to fly heli that does need much tuning, tweaking or adjusting. I'm not a heli pilot and don't intend to do aerobatics or fly outdoors. i just want to blast around the gym with low stress.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:28 AM
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Theres an all new walkera df#4 with new rotorhead design suppose to be more stable,also the falcon 40 and the df4 are the same the newer versions of the df4 have all updated electronics thats what the falcon 40 is, i have had no problems with my f-40,as for a esky honeybee i never had one so cant tell.heres the link to check it out-[link]http://bananahobby.com/1185.html[/link].hope this helps out,also Radd technique was very helpful i learned to hoverpretty good in a week-[link]http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html[/link],check it out and let me know how it goes.Good luck
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Default RE: Best Fixed Pitch Heli for Indoor??

Thanks everyone for all the responses, and I hope others were able to get some good info from here. I know I did. However, in the end, the locals talked me into a CP, so got a Blade CP. Hope I made a good choice. It's would seem so.
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The CP can be turned down almost a docile as a FP, I have a real mild pitch curve on mine and zip it around an indoor soccer field all the time, if your airplane Tx does heli's use that vs. the stock Tx, you can dial down the aileron and elevator in the swash setting. Nice thing about the CP it won't ballopn up out of a turn like the FP's do, you'll have fun and will learn a lot with this little RTF heli, parts can almost be had anywhere too.
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