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Old 03-14-2006, 02:29 PM
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Been recently interested in these micro indoor toy copters when I saw and flew the one Radio Shack was selling around Christmas. Stopped in there a few weeks back and they were all out. Clerk said they were hoping for some new ones to come in soon. Anyway, I'd like to hear opinions on these toy copters under $50 that can be found at local stores (Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Radio Shack, etc) as I don't want to order one through the mail. That way if I'm not happy with it I can just take it back and not have to pay for shipping. Opinions, views, etc welcome. I'm also looking at lipo only models as I want the longer flight times.
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I got my bladerunner2 for $60 at dillards in january i dont know if they still sell them. Radioshack told me the spinblade heli they sold was discontinued and they could not get anymore.
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as zeroseven said, the SpinBlade heli that radio shack was selling is no longer being sold. which is really too bad cause its an excellent indoor helicopter for a great price. BUT, i do think they're working on the 2nd generation of them (there's pictures of it on the fun factory website). the later generations of the bladerunner (pre KA-50 BlackHawk version) are going for pretty cheap these days, you could probably find one on ebay for dirt cheap.

if you find a heli for 50 bucks or less, is lipo powered, and is 2 channels or more, let us know!! i've only found 4 micro indoor helis so far, none of them were less than 50 bucks (unless you buy a cheap knock-off clone), everything else is cheap little free flight heli, or hobby grade helis.

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Old 04-22-2006, 01:31 AM
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Just released a few weeks ago, is the dynatech action Micro Flight Vigor indoor helicopter. Of course just another indoor heli, but it works great! Full Functionality. I fly mine all over the house, and believe me, each room is not very big. Not the best by any standards, but it is $39.99 and can be found at Toys R Us. Heres the promo pic:
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:49 AM
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Is that copter lipo powered, how many channels, and is it proportional? Any other details welcome.
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its a clone of the original BladeRunner heli. except this one looks like it doesnt have a tail motor, so its probably only 2 channel (forward and back would be set with the CG). its not lipo powered, its got an NiMH pack, but it may be proportional, either way though, its probably setup for twin engine thrust differential steering ( just like the AA, but heavier).

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It flys in all directions except backward. I think. At least I can do all but go backward. It's proportional.
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I'm waiting for a lipo powered copter in the under $50 range. It would be nice to be able to pick one up at some local store but may opt to order one when I settle on something.
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you can get a vectron blackhawk for $60.00 at most hobbys shops definatly worth the money-there indestructable
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I have my eye on a winner hx-232. 3 ch nimh battery.
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you'll be much better off with a true BR. all the clones i've read about were pretty shoddy in construction and material. considering the winner has a nicd batter says a lot too. there's quite a few BRs to chose from these days, the original BR, the BRII, KA-50 BlackShark BR, mini Rescue BR, and the soon to be Micro Mosquito. the BR and BRII are pretty much identical, the motors and lipos can wear out fast if you dont take good care of them. the KA-50 has larger motors and lipo so they'd last longer. i've got the mini BR and its actually better than the BR and BRII, i think. the micro mosquito will be a "must have" for me though when it comes out.

here's the KA-50: http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Pr...roduct=6018557

not sure where they're selling the BR and BRII's, but the mini BR is being sold at radio shack for 50 bucks. the RX from any of them make for a nice twin engine conversion too.

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Hey I don't get this!?? So the mini br is 2 channel, it has auto forward..... Does that mean you can't hover? And then let me add in a nother heli.The pico z is that porportional? Because in the add it only says up, down, left right. (I don't know about you but that'd be kinda boring). http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
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The Picco Z in my experience can hover, go left and right and more.
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I have a br 3channel clone. The picco z is the better aircraft by a large margin. If you are thinking about purchasing one stick to radio shack. Other online dealers have raised the price significantly this week. Tim
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I have a Havoc Helii from Air hogs. After you get used to the throttle, and weight the front for forward flight it is an awesome little chopper bought at Walmart for $30
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Default RE: Best helicopter under $50 at local stores?

I have been flying the sky shadow 3 CH helicopter. It's easy to manuever and works great for me.

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