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which is better

Old 01-21-2004, 06:20 PM
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Default which is better

which heli is better for begginers?
Old 01-21-2004, 06:54 PM
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Default RE: which is better

Hummer is...

More durable
Less expensive
Pre built
Old 01-21-2004, 07:13 PM
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oh so should I look into a humming bird? how many upgrades are avalible for it? I am looking for something that can get carbon fiber blades,spy cam,and carbon acessories. I will be flown in my house becase it is very open and the entryway has a 30ft celing, famliy room has 12ft celing, liveing room has 18ft peak celing, and the house was specialy built with 10ft celings throughout the rest of the house so I guess that is good their.


P.S. I am a kid and don't own this house just a tape measue that I used to get these dementions.
Old 01-21-2004, 07:15 PM
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Default RE: which is better

oh yeah and this heli which I hear is good?
Old 01-21-2004, 07:17 PM
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Their are lots of upgrades you can do with a hummingbird. Here is what I've done to mine

Main motor-This was the first thing on my Hummer to wear out and the brushless will last along time and provide more power(stock motor about 3 ½ s of flight time (I used the Astro 010 w/ CC Phoenix 10)

Head Stiffener- This was essential to do Forward flight(reduced conning effect which cause severe pitch up Lipoly Battery- increased flight times to almost 15 min. (Etech 1200mah 7.4v)

Separate Speed Controllers-stock mixer operated at low frequency making tail motors not last as long. More importantly separates was MUCH more precise by being able tune the tail to a more solid tail rotor with revolution mixing

MS CF Blades-increased head speed dramatically creating a much more stable heli in wind and Fast Forward Flight

Ball in Swash-Increased control by giving the swash more movement(small silicon tube was replaced from Main shaft)

Shaft Collar- this was inserted to hold up the main rotor assembly and cause less friction(the silicon tube also did this)

{Pictures can be found here: http://www.runryder.com/gallery/07713/}

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Old 01-21-2004, 07:25 PM
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Default RE: which is better

where can I buy one of these? is Century a good place? Also can I buy scale fuses for them when I get better?
Old 01-21-2004, 07:27 PM
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Default RE: which is better

oh and what about the mini Picolo?
Old 01-21-2004, 07:30 PM
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Yes century has great service and yes you can buy scale fuses made just for the hummingbird.

www.centuryheli.com

tomflier

BTW, I don't think the piccolo is as strong but i'm sure it flys just as well
Old 01-21-2004, 07:46 PM
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I am thinking of getting a jet ranger combo kit or should I stick with just the humming bird fuse?
Old 01-21-2004, 08:29 PM
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Default RE: which is better

scale bodies weigh more and are one more thing to break..also i would immagine they may cause the motors to heat up more due to less air circulation, then again they look real cool.
Old 01-21-2004, 08:33 PM
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I would stick to the regular body with your very first heli just like everything xxgutarist said.........


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Old 01-21-2004, 08:55 PM
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ok but I am going to order a scale fuse that is not painted and I am going to paint it in a scheem while I learn to fly good.Dn't know which scheem any sujestions?

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