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Ngrimm 07-26-2013 12:03 AM

RC helicopters
 
I have only been flying them for the past year. Started out with the twin rotor (one over the top of the other, mostly for indoor flying) but have moved on to the single rotor micros. It took a little practice but both my son and I have gotten pretty good at flying outdoors. For less than $50 each they are a great way to unwind. Norm

Thomas G. 07-26-2013 09:17 AM

I got one for Christmas from my grandson. They are amazingly easy to fly inside and surprisingly tough, too.

David Tilston 07-26-2013 11:01 AM

They sell them at Bianca's for as low as $15.
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Night Sailor 07-26-2013 11:26 PM

I've just started reading about these. I'd like to build a good one for aerial video. This is something I plan to move up in priority. I have a very specific goal. I want to shoot aerial video of sailing lessons. I have a good camera for an on deck mount ill try first. I have no doubt I'll need an aerial platform to accomplish all my goals.

GMike A 07-27-2013 02:52 AM

I have two but ended up buying the Phoenix software so that I could practice flying without augering my real ones. My big chopper is supposed to handle some minor wind but I swear that was not true in my case. I have the dual counter balancing blades but need to learn and fly true single blade with cyclic.

weldon freeman 07-27-2013 05:20 AM

rc helicopters
 
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Originally Posted by GMike A (Post 406014)
I have two but ended up buying the Phoenix software so that I could practice flying without augering my real ones. My big chopper is supposed to handle some minor wind but I swear that was not true in my case. I have the dual counter balancing blades but need to learn and fly true single blade with cyclic.

I have been flying radio control helis for 30 years as my hobby. Most of the ones mentioned here are entry level. For those wanting to do photography etc. a good website to start with and deals with all aspects of the hobby is runryder.com strictly helis and related subjets only on that site.

My eggcamper takes me all over the country to funflys and gatherings in the hobby.
Weldon:)

Tim Wood 07-27-2013 05:56 AM

I got two for christmas , one for my grandson and one for me. Good fun

GMike A 07-27-2013 06:00 AM

I appreciate that info and will check it out. I have a 2meter sailplane but never got into helis as when I started they were all gas and expensive so I used to just watch them being flown. Its neat that you can travel all over to fly ins. I think the big one is in Florida but never went despite the fact of living in Orlando for 10 years.

GMike A 07-27-2013 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Tim Wood (Post 406028)
I got two for christmas , one for my grandson and one for me. Good fun

I couldnt agree with you more. I set some tray tables up in the living room and then do touch and goes with my Aeres MD 5000. Wish they had these when I was a kid (I'm in my second childhood now so its okay).
My first plane was back in the 50s that I built with balsa wood and a Baby Bee .049 engine. Wire line control. Went to the field and took off and one turn later I had kindling. That was the end of my flying until 50 years later :loltu

daltenes 07-27-2013 06:13 AM

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Now here's an RC chopper!

GMike A 07-27-2013 06:39 AM

When I hear the word Chopper I think way back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gO7uemm6Yo

weldon freeman 07-27-2013 09:02 AM

rc helis
 
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Originally Posted by daltenes (Post 406033)
Now here's an RC chopper!

Yes, the helis are a lot of fun. I am into the more serious scale versions that look like the real thing. Right now, unfortunately our hobby is taking some hits from proposed government regulations on video from the air. There are those that want to consider us flying drones and we a risk to security. The one in the photo posted is considered a multi-rotor and used a lot for video and photography.
Anyway I mix my hobby with my love of my camper. The eggcamper is my 4th. Had two Burros ( I like em), and Scamp and settled down with my eggcamper kit in 2007 due to it being similar to Burros. It is just the thing for what I do and travel in my hobby.

Ngrimm 07-27-2013 10:40 AM

I wanted something I could fly indoors in the winter months but something that would also operate in a little wind outdoors. Not wanting to spend a lot of money I got a couple of the V911 micro copters for less than $50 each. The are the the single rotor type, come with a four channel controller so they fly outdoors pretty well. As some mentioned earlier, the twin rotors don't do well outdoors. A little harder to get the hang of compared to the twin rotors but still not that bad. Every part on them is available on ebay but surprisingly after all the crashes I had at first, the spare parts that came with them were more than enough to keep them going. They are about 8 or 9 inches long and came with two smaller batteries that worked fine but I was able to buy some higher a/h batteries to extent the flying time. Been a lot of fun for very little money spent.

FlyboyTJ 07-27-2013 11:02 AM

I've been flying a V911 too. It is a rugged small helicopter. I fly mostly indoors and only in very calm conditions outside. I just ordered a different transmitter (Flysky 9X) so that I can program the throttle and rudder functions to make it easier to fly. Flying these little helis is addictive. I'm looking into a flight simulator and a collective pitch helicopter and maybe a quadcopter too. You can't have to many toys.


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