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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:28 pm

well my mom wants me to get a new hobby cuz I got no where to shoot off my cannon's now. so what do you guys think about rc helicopters

guy in the hobby shop tried to sell me something like this

http://www.philshobbyshop.com/tek9.asp? ... jmrmhoknc8

but it was only $150 in the store.
wat do u think should I stop with the cannons for a few months and try flying?
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:34 pm

looks kinda cheap/simple/small to be an actual hobby as opposed to a boredom killer. But hey, if you want it...
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:36 pm

well cannons was my small hobby and boredom killer
i dont want to go out spend 700 dollars on a huge one and crash it my first day
i going try small and practice before spending alot on this
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:56 pm

Good plan, from what I've heard, it can take a week just to figure out how to get one of these things to hover. Best to start small.


I've always wanted to try one...I was thinking of getting one of the cheap $40 ones from Radio Shack.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:03 pm

the thing about RC helicopters, is that i would only really get satisfaction from it if i made it myself, or at least constructed it myself... but whatever floats your boat :D
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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:03 pm

This RC helicopter is the best to start.

But, well, rc hobby is for old people that like to make a lot of electronics and complicated things...And it is VERY expensive

And i like more to shoot with spudguns then playing with my dad helicopters(he got 3 and spended 1500 $ more on it)
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:07 pm

I really like flying rc helis but my favorite one and the one I've used the most a picooz type heli they are fun to fly, charge in minutes and really easy to learn. They are also nearly indestructible, and if you somehow manage to damage one its fun to mod it and optimize performance. I think a mini RC heli would be a great first to see if you like them.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:35 pm

buy a cheap one to practice, and when you are good, get a T-rex. There the best out there, they can hover upside down =)

Better yet, go into rc jets. They go up to ones that have real turbine engines taht combust kerosene, and go 200mph+
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:23 pm

Im not trying to be a nag or anything, but am i the only one that noticed this is in the wrong section?

Anyway, i think rc helicopters are pretty cool. My friends uncle has two. The bigger one he has was 2500 dollars. Its pretty sweet but i wouldnt spen the money on them.

Especially chancing the fact it is very easy to wreck them. Did you ever think about if the battery dies in flight? Im sure you will say you will charge it before you fly it but you never know how long they last. And the cheaper ones dont have anything to keep them up until they land like the expensive ones do.
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:31 pm

My personal ambition has been to take a turbocharger and build a turbine engine. That has always sounded like a lot of fun. Also, getting a bunch of cheap R/C planes and setting up a few airburst guns in a triple-A setup sounds like a hell of a lot of fun...... :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:35 pm

Demon wrote:But, well, rc hobby is for old people that like to make a lot of electronics and complicated things


I disagree. It was my primary hobby before I got into launcher building and pyrotechnics, and it was just as fun as those 2 hobbies. You are correct about it being VERY expensive though.

Anyway, land based vehicles are far more fun than helicopters IMO. Course mine were rarely land based, as they spent most of their time 20ft in the air. Much more satisfying to fly objects that were never intended to fly, as is evidenced by the hobby of spudding.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:05 pm

well my mom says no more spud guns cuz where we live if i get in trouble with the cops we get kicked out and next door neighbor is a cop and their not aloud here :(
so what so u think i should do?
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:09 pm

well i think that heli is a great choice for beginners. i have a T-rex, raptor 60 and raptor 90. i have to completley disagree with Spudblaster that land vehicles are more fun than airborne craft. :D

much more freedom of movement!

have fun flying!

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Especially chancing the fact it is very easy to wreck them. Did you ever think about if the battery dies in flight?


Its called an auto rotation. not terribly hard to do once you learn it lol
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:21 pm

brplatz wrote:i have to completley disagree with Spudblaster that land vehicles are more fun than airborne craft.


Flight is boring, as you are limited to a single operation: flying around in circles endlessly. Land based vehicles do not have this limitation.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon monkey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:30 pm

ok ok ok
wat limitation do land base have than if u think about it
their both the same
but air base can go high or low

so if u think bout it land base is limited to the ground ( not counting jumping stuff with it thats like 5 sec hang time)
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