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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:36 pm

Flight is boring, as you are limited to a single operation: flying around in circles endlessly. Land based vehicles do not have this limitation.


I think flying in circles is an extreme understatement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKJXKJ9fsLo
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Unread postAuthor: nibbler125 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:36 pm

id suggest an e sky lama v3 i have one and the price is un belevable


http://www.raidentech.com/ese0lav3coco.html


but if this is youre first helecopter ever then get one of these they are simpler to fly and have all controls of the lama except rool

http://www.raidentech.com/new3chmiinai1.html



stick with co axle 4channle RTF beacuse with single rotor designes you will need to balance in the air its like taking a broom handle and balancing it on youre hand. also dont just fly rc helies beacuse they break allot no matter how durable they are eventually you will need to get parts to fix em up. and lastly here is a site to help you out.


http://www.rcuniverse.com
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:40 pm

there already one at the hobby shop the guy says it good for somebody who never had one before it is around 150 usd i cant remember the name of it
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:47 pm

Go to youtube and search 'RC airplane' and 'rockets'.

This is why aircraft are better. That, and if you tip the CA3 back and shoot it straight up, you have instant puffy-ack. :D
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:48 pm

brplatz wrote:
Flight is boring, as you are limited to a single operation: flying around in circles endlessly. Land based vehicles do not have this limitation.


I think flying in circles is an extreme understatement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKJXKJ9fsLo


No, I'd say it is a perfect description. I couldn't watch more than half of that video, because it was so incredibly boring...

As I said, it is much more fun to fly objects that were never intended to fly...

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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:52 pm

lol u guys r funny how about have a race?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c3axRLdSac

i dont like the ending
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:55 pm

SpudBlaster15 wrote:As I said, it is much more fun to fly objects that were never intended to fly...


You forgot making things that were intended to fly incapable of doing so......

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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:57 pm

thats also fun

wat it comes down to
is i played with rc cars nothing fast or fancy
but i have a truck under my bed right now charging and in an hour when it done i going out side gona duck tape a light to the top ( 11 pm when it ready)
and drive it til it dies
i just want a helicopter to try something new
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:12 pm

Most fun thing you can do with that involves bottle rockets and tiny radio transmitters.



Actually, find a large, cheap R/C plane. They tend to be capable of carrying larger.... payloads..... And by payloads I mean water balloons. And more rockets. And cameras. And various electronic gear....... Damn, I made myself want an airplane.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:23 pm

seaking get ur self a helicopter much more changing to fly and u can keep in in one spot
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:24 pm

I've had four. Broke three. The fourth one hasn't flown yet. I'm saving it for when I have a new airburst cannon.
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:26 pm

I think you should buy a cheap little indoor piccoz see if you like helis then go to something bigger
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:34 pm

its a good chopper, but a helicopter is NOT the pace to start. i build an fly RC airplanes and let me tell you, it is not easy to simply fly a plane. it took me at least 6 months of flying (almost) every day to truly feel confident if everything i was doing.

i recommend a GWS Slowstick or the parkzone Slow V, which is based on the slow stick. they are very controllable and will basicly fly themselves.

i recommend this set up-

GWS with 370 or 400 motor

Futaba 4ch radio

any two micro servos

ICS 480 15 amp ESC

a 1500-2000 mHa nickle metal hydride battery (NIMH)

a charger of some sort

you cant go wrong with that set up and you can use the electronics latter on with other planes. this is how i learned to fly and i guarantee its the best way to learn.

the slow V is based on the slow stick, but it RTF (ready to fly) out of the box. its a good deal and a good plane, but like i said, if you buy a futaba radio (or any radio) you can use it on other planes.

again, you will NOT learn to fly off a helicopter, regardless of what the description says.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:38 pm

i willing to try
and there no place to fly a plane here unless i get skilled enough to throw it for take off and catch it for landing :D
i wont buy a plane unless i can do that
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:10 pm

i learned to fly a heli on a blade cp a while back. now im addicted :D

Im sorry spudblaster but i will always disagree. I find fun in the challenge of flying a heli, which a car lacks challenge.
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