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280 or 370...That is the question

Old 11-28-2003, 08:36 PM
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Default 280 or 370...That is the question

I am going to buy the Dragonfly R.T.F. or Hummingbird A.R.F.
I am already a helicopter pilot, but new to electric helicopters.
I like the idea of the ready built Dragonfly, but you usually need to final trim a heli anyway so putting together the hummingbird wouldn't be a huge pain.
While researching the pros and cons of each of these models I found that the Hummingbird has a 370 motor and the Dragonfly only has a 270. Is this a noticable difference? I am definately partial to performance. I also like the way the hummingbird looks. Especially the support struts on the tail boom. It makes it look sturdier and sportier like my gas heli.
One more question...
If I ever put the Bell 222 Airwolf body (you gotta love it) on it does the extra weight hurt performance much?
Any info on these matters would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-29-2003, 02:52 AM
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Default RE: 280 or 370...That is the question

You are right both look almost the same and the last dragonfly I bought come with 370 motor I thhink both come from the same factory in China and just minor modified from each importer. if you want to change to the scale body, motor should be 370(speed 300equivalent) the 280 is marginal power and last not long(in keeping enough power to fly beyond ground effect) and use li-poly to reduce weight compensate the weight gained.

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