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Old 06-04-2011, 12:01 PM
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well im selling my cars and moving onto aircraft. cars don't have much thrill. should i get a plane or heli? if i get a plane, i have been thinking about the flyzone skyfly max, and if i get a heli i have been thinking about the blade 120 sr.
Old 06-04-2011, 12:10 PM
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Don't sucumb to the dilema..

Get one of each
Old 06-04-2011, 12:25 PM
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yeah i guess lol. would be pretty expensive to get both at the same time though. need to regain the money back first
Old 06-04-2011, 01:22 PM
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I haven't regained a penny yet. LOL
Old 06-04-2011, 01:41 PM
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Well dude,

Honestly...knowing your situation...what costs less to repair?

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well im selling my cars and moving onto aircraft. cars don't have much thrill. should i get a plane or heli? if i get a plane, i have been thinking about the flyzone skyfly max, and if i get a heli i have been thinking about the blade 120 sr.
Old 06-04-2011, 01:49 PM
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Car folk seem to do better with Helis. They like to bolt parts together rather than saw,carve,sand, and glue.


http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/
Old 06-04-2011, 02:02 PM
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yep thats true i like to bolt and all better than carve and cut. tommygun32- the cost of cars and helis is about the same.....cars is actually a little bit more.
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If you go with helies do yourself a favor and get a 500 size electric or .30 size glow to start with. This little ones are a pain. I learned on a Blade SR "300 size". If I had it to do over again I'd have gotten a 500 size T-rex clone called a Chaos. Imagine the diffrence in handling of a 60 MPH 1/30 scale RC car and a 60 MPH 1/8 scale RC car.



http://www.scaleflying.com/Chaos-500...it_p_1314.html
Old 06-04-2011, 03:10 PM
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okay thanks. i have thought about it, and what i am going to do is keep one car, and sell the other. then, i am going to buy a helicopter with that money plus some extra money. im going to keep the one car for when the car bug bites me again amishwarlord- 500 size? can you tell me what sizes mean what? sorry, i have no idea about heli size numbers.
Old 06-04-2011, 04:16 PM
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It's confusing but lets go by engine size since you know that.
250 = Cox .049
450 = .15
500= .30
600 = .50
700 = .60-.90

Each size is about double the smaller size. You can put a 450 size heli in a 600 sizes cockpit.
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okay thanks.
Old 06-07-2011, 07:08 PM
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If you're going to try helis, start with the coaxials. Much more stable when you have absolutely no clue. I doubt it last 5 minutes before it goes to the trash.

Get on a simulator first
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a simulator would be the way to go
Old 06-08-2011, 05:27 AM
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As a plane pilot who's now learning helis, I can second the suggestions both to stay away from mini collective pitch helis and to stick with a coaxial. Any CP heli, even the bigger ones, will last about 10 seconds in the hands of an inexperienced pilot on a good day. If you can get some training and are disciplined enough to listen and learn, you will probably do fine with one though. That generally means joining a club and from your posts in the beginner plane forum I know you don't want to do that. You'll likely spend 5 times the money that an AMA membership and club dues will cost you before quitting if you try to fly CP helicopters alone though. The little skyfly airplane is a better choice if you just want to open the box and fly. It's like the coaxial helicopter of airplanes.
Old 06-08-2011, 05:51 AM
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IMO keep at least one car, that way, you have an RC to screw around with when it's too windy to fly.
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Here is the size difference between a 450 size motor and a 600 size one.
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