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300-400
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700-800
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900-1000
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How much have you spent on your mini electric heli

Old 01-18-2004, 12:00 AM
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Old 01-18-2004, 12:10 AM
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Default RE: How much have you spent on your mini electric heli

I've only purchased an extra set of main blades and some lipos so far But hell, I'm not even really flying the f'in thing yet
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Old 01-18-2004, 12:46 AM
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Default RE: How much have you spent on your mini electric heli

400-500.....


erm...


yea. i said 300-400 then.
Old 01-18-2004, 12:55 AM
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Default RE: How much have you spent on your mini electric heli

I started with a used one, so I spent not more than $200. I'm about to upgrade it to CP, so the final is $$$.
Old 01-18-2004, 02:41 AM
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Default RE: How much have you spent on your mini electric heli

Let's see:
PIC ARF #1 mods 295.00
Hacker motor 95.00
Phoenix 25 ESC 75.00
Heat sinks 18.00
CF Blades x2 105.00
FP Swash 80.00
Hub 14.95
CNC ARS x2 16.00
Pinion 8.99
HA tail motor x5 92.50
OEM Equipment 85.00
Batteries Li-Po's x4 150.00
Numerous tail blades 30.00
CF tail blade 25.00
Servos x6 gears x many 150.00
extra chasis 13.00
Tail booms x3 39.00
aluminum skids 15.00
New Picco board 91.00
New crystals 35.00
Head stiffie 25.00
Control arms x4 32.00
Custom control arms 14.00
AR arm x3 30.00
adjustable links 9.50
Flybar paddles x2 15.00
retro fit landing gear 18.50
ducted fan (waste) 19.00
charger and supply 155.00
screws, links, ball links, radio shack items, various items 100.00
over 1984.00!
No telling how much other stuff i'm leaving out! And other crash items i've bought.So, well over 2 grand. Most of it to Helihobby. And Helihobby STILL, ships late!
Old 01-18-2004, 03:15 AM
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Default RE: How much have you spent on your mini electric heli

Hi

For me (Everything is in Singapore Dollar)

Purchase Mini Dragonfly (Almost Ready to Fly) = $470.30 (I know.. Too expensive. I realise I being cheated)

Main Blade replacement (1 Pair) $20+
Tail Blade $6.10
Landing Skids (1 pair) $9+
Training Skids $12.30
750mAH Batteries pack (2 pieces) $20+ (per piece)
8 AA Batteries (For TX) $9++
4 AA NiMH (1300mAH) $12+
4 AA NiMH (1600mAH) with Charger $29++

Super-Hornet
Old 01-18-2004, 09:57 AM
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Default RE: How much have you spent on your mini electric heli

I just started on Micro helis, but I spent 250 on an ARF combo and have not broken anything yet..........yet!

Helis are expensive just by nature of it.
I had two helis before, gasser and electric, and you'll be surprised how much it accumulates over time!

I want to get the brushless system and lipo's and the airwolf body and....and...and
It's going to be alot later.
Try not to think about it. You spend alot on entertainment w/o realizing it anyway. a movie here, a theater there, cable bills, theme park, zoo visit. Just cut back on the "other" stuff for funding on the helis!
Old 01-18-2004, 10:39 AM
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Default RE: How much have you spent on your mini electric heli

I have had mine for three weeks now. I have acuumalted roughly about 4 minutes of flight time, which includes skimming across the floor. The other has been spent waiting for parts to come in. $200 for a brand new dragonfly, and so far $45 dollars in parts. Do not forget shipping and handling $12.

Isn't being a newbie great???
Old 01-18-2004, 10:50 AM
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Default RE: How much have you spent on your mini electric heli

Hmm.. Here is the total for things that are specifically just for micro helicoptor use:

Hummingbird kit 79.99
Hummingboard 39.99
GWS flightpack 79.99
GWS gyro 49.99
2 birdseed batteries 19.98
crystal 11.99

Total = 281.93

Now, I've been thinking that I probably could have saved a few bucks on the flightpack, but this is still under 300 bucks for initial purchase of a flyable setup. I am using the Futaba 4-channel FM radio I already had..

I also incurred the following crash related expenses:

Main blades - 14.75
Tail rotor blade - 6.90
tailboom w/gearbox and horiz. fin support - 12.90
battery support set - 13.90
paddles & screws - 5.90

I also had to buy a real charger:
SuperBrain 969 - 99.99

Now the total is 426.37..
Opps, add about 2 bucks for the homemade safety skids!! (pingpong balls and wooden dowel)

I think this is still cheap, and flies in the face of those annoying LHS dudes that say (when you ask if they have micro heli parts) "Why don't you just buy a Raptor- it's way cheaper!!"



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