Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Helicopters > Electric RC Helis > T-Rex heli
 Purchase advise reccomendations wanted >

Purchase advise reccomendations wanted

Notices
T-Rex heli For all you T-Rex lovers out there, this where you can post!

Purchase advise reccomendations wanted

Old 06-13-2007, 04:46 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Mayo, IRELAND
Posts: 359
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Purchase advise reccomendations wanted

Hey Folks!

I currently race 1/8th off road buggy but Im thinking about buying an Eleectric Heli and was looking at the following:

HoneyBee King II
Raptor G2

(Are there other ones that match up to these)

does radio gear etc come tih the raptor G2?
Should I look for a heli with aluminium hopups around the blades already installed - does it make it smoother and tougher?
Are the flight sims much good and can you use any TX with them?

Thanks
Nick
Old 06-14-2007, 07:25 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
djdavidcp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 264
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Purchase advise reccomendations wanted

Those both look pretty nice. Both are ready to fly with radios. I kind of like the looks of the Raptor a little more than the Honey Bee. Although the Honey Bee parts might be more readily available. Both of those helis have geared tail rotors with no tail motors, which is worlds above a Blade CP. I replaced a lot of tail motors in my Blade. I started with the Blade CP and then upgraded to a Trex 450 SE. The Raptor has a heading hold gyro, which is nice if it works well. As for aluminum head parts..... They will remove slop from the system and improve response and control. They won't break as easy as plastic parts, but in a crash, since they don't break as easily, they transfer the energy down the line and break or bend other things that are usually more expensive. For a beginner, since you are going to crash a lot, I would wait and upgrade to aluminum as you need to replace parts after a crash.

Flight sims are money well spent. When I started out with helis, I didn't buy a sim. After about 4 weeks of crashing and repairing, I bellied up to the bar and plopped down $200 on RealFlight G3. Within a week I was hovering and flying my Blade around the yard. Definitely get a sim. Most sims will work with most radios (just check before you buy).

Just remember to take it really slow. You are not going to unpack a heli, charge it up, and be flying it like an expert in a couple weeks. I've flown RC airplanes since I was 14 (now 46), and it did nothing for me when I decided to get into helis. In fact, I figured that since I could fly planes, I could fly a heli, which is why I didn't get a sim at first. Boy was I wrong!

Doug
Old 06-14-2007, 01:06 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Mayo, IRELAND
Posts: 359
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Purchase advise reccomendations wanted

LOL thanks doug!
Old 06-15-2007, 07:27 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: battle creek, MI
Posts: 179
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Purchase advise reccomendations wanted

i second the get a sim. will pay for itself real fast. nice when you crash just push a button and try again lol. it will help you alot
Old 06-15-2007, 07:41 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
djdavidcp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 264
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Purchase advise reccomendations wanted


ORIGINAL: atcspaul

i second the get a sim. will pay for itself real fast. nice when you crash just push a button and try again lol. it will help you alot
I've been looking all over for one of those buttons for my Futaba 9CHPS transmitter. Sure would be nice to be able to push that button when flying my real Trex

Doug

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.