DJRubberCow
Any thoughs? I'm thinking about buying one because I like the fact that it's so tiny. I expect it to be handling much better than those 30$ cheapo 2Ch helicopters, especially since it has gyro stabilization on the yaw. Anyone of you has this helicopter and can tell me if it's a good buy or a no-go?
It would cost me around 100€ to buy one and I don't want to waste that amount of money on an expensive paperweight
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JettaManDan
Good and bad thoughts..i borrowed my friends for a while...good point? it is tiny...and the controls are the same as a bigger 4 channel heli....perfect for indoors and learning some good heli skillz....bad points? even though it can take a hit and crash a bunch of times..becasue of it's size some parts are weak..the tail booms break..the tail motors burn out and the wires come loose. My friend was extra hard on his..but he ended up rebuilding his about 5 times..and had twice the cost of the heli in parts into it when he was done..it can be flown outside but with NO wind..it is so light it cannot handle any wind at all...perfect for a gymnasium or a big indoor flight area...if you want one as an outdoor heli..you'd better not try it in wind..he also found the range to be limited outside...over 100 feet away he would lose control..

flying it myself it was cool...it is way fast..handles well..but the stock controller blows...for $180 new here in the U.S. it is a lot of $$ for a controller than sucks so bad..

the heli it can take a hit for sure..but make sure you have a good place to buy spare parts from handy..you will need them at some point..

hope that helps..

Dan
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DJRubberCow
well the helicopter here would cost 99€ (around 125$) BNF, without TX, since I already have the DX6i. And since the DX6i has a sh*tload of heli configuration stuff I can't even spell yet, I hope that it helps me on taming down the speed of this thing (already read elsewhere that this thing is fast). Spareparts I have to check my LHS' prices. But if the boom breaks I would not hesitate to glue it back on myself - is there any problem with that? I consider myself an intermediate in repairs and soldering, how much can be done by myself?

Also, how much power does this helicopter have? is it possible for the helicopter to lift around 20g (my keychain camera)? That would surely look cool to make videos of the heli flying through my bedroom ^^

How good is the auto-stabilization of this thing? I read it has a gyro built in, is it worth anything?

And final question: Is there an alternative helicopter in that segment (very small, I only tend to fly that thing indoors) that you would recommend over this thing?

My requirements are:
Single rotor (I just hate the look of co-axials)
Rotor no bigger than 25cm
4ch
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JettaManDan
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well the helicopter here would cost 99€ (around 125$) BNF, without TX, since I already have the DX6i. And since the DX6i has a sh*tload of heli configuration stuff I can't even spell yet, I hope that it helps me on taming down the speed of this thing (already read elsewhere that this thing is fast). Spareparts I have to check my LHS' prices. But if the boom breaks I would not hesitate to glue it back on myself - is there any problem with that? I consider myself an intermediate in repairs and soldering, how much can be done by myself?

Also, how much power does this helicopter have? is it possible for the helicopter to lift around 20g (my keychain camera)? That would surely look cool to make videos of the heli flying through my bedroom ^^

How good is the auto-stabilization of this thing? I read it has a gyro built in, is it worth anything?

And final question: Is there an alternative helicopter in that segment (very small, I only tend to fly that thing indoors) that you would recommend over this thing?

My requirements are:
Single rotor (I just hate the look of co-axials)
Rotor no bigger than 25cm
4ch


you can't just fix parts on this with glue really...you really need replacements...

using a DX6i would be better...

it has no real power to lift much..the keychain cam small as it is, is too much..i tired on his..the tiny battery got it off the ground and work out after about 30 seconds..too much to carry...

pretty good auto stabilization..but it will drift..you need to be on the sticks all the time..

copters like the Walker CB100 are a tad bigger..have a bigger battery..and can lift more...if oyu are going for aerial cam stuff..it is a better choice..or one of those close in class size..

example..

http://www.xheli.com/walkeraheli-cb100.html
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rnadomsmartdude
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well the helicopter here would cost 99€ (around 125$) BNF, without TX, since I already have the DX6i. And since the DX6i has a sh*tload of heli configuration stuff I can't even spell yet, I hope that it helps me on taming down the speed of this thing (already read elsewhere that this thing is fast). Spareparts I have to check my LHS' prices. But if the boom breaks I would not hesitate to glue it back on myself - is there any problem with that? I consider myself an intermediate in repairs and soldering, how much can be done by myself?

Also, how much power does this helicopter have? is it possible for the helicopter to lift around 20g (my keychain camera)? That would surely look cool to make videos of the heli flying through my bedroom ^^

How good is the auto-stabilization of this thing? I read it has a gyro built in, is it worth anything?


And final question: Is there an alternative helicopter in that segment (very small, I only tend to fly that thing indoors) that you would recommend over this thing?

My requirements are:
Single rotor (I just hate the look of co-axials)
Rotor no bigger than 25cm
4ch


If you want to go single rotor there is the MSR. It is just as big but I don't know how much power it has but it has about the same same a MCX and it costs around $100 BNF.
My plane hates the wind therefoure I also hate wind
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DJRubberCow
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If you want to go single rotor there is the MSR. It is just as big but I don't know how much power it has but it has about the same same a MCX and it costs around $100 BNF.


You got me here. I started this thread about the e-flite msr. Now you talk about MSR. Is this a difference? can you provide me with a link, please?
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JettaManDan
they now make the 120 SR i think...it is a bit bigger and could probably do what you want...

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=BLH3180&utm_source=froogle
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rnadomsmartdude
The 120 MSR is more expensive.
I am in the same controversy but vs the MCX and MSR.
My plane hates the wind therefoure I also hate wind
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