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Any of you guys play with radio controlled toys? I recently found out that rc helicopters are not near as expensive as they used to be. I decided to order a couple helicopters and they came in today. The 3.5 CH is really easy to fly. You can only fly it indoors. It is a great one to learn with. I struggled with the 4.0 CH at first. It wants to pull to the left hard on takeoff and slightly during flight, so it took me a bit to get the hang of it. Maybe I can figure out how to adjust that. I've already had to climb a tree to retrieve it and I crashed it into my wife's right cheek. Now that I can fly it, it is really fun.

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Those jets are cool. There is no telling how much it costs to run one of those. I've been looking at youtube videos for the last couple weeks. There are some amazing jets on there. I like those, but the helicopters need much less space to operate. I'd like to have a nitro powered chopper eventually, but these little cheap birds fly pretty good. The V911 I bought will move along pretty fast. The only problem is they drain a battery pretty quick. Maybe I'll learn to fly it right eventually.

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Those jets are cool. There is no telling how much it costs to run one of those. I've been looking at youtube videos for the last couple weeks. There are some amazing jets on there. I like those, but the helicopters need much less space to operate. I'd like to have a nitro powered chopper eventually, but these little cheap birds fly pretty good. The V911 I bought will move along pretty fast. The only problem is they drain a battery pretty quick. Maybe I'll learn to fly it right eventually.

Yeah, I'm sure the jets are a rich mans, or retired pilots hobby. Probably too much for someone like me to afford. :lol:

The helicopter sounds really cool. Did you consider one that burns fuel versus battery? Not sure if they'll run longer though.

You get one, shoot some video for us! :cheers:

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I have a few. I have a plane trainer still in the box as sticks when ever I get around to building it, it takes a while to build a plane.

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Still have some of my r/c cars that i raced with from the late 80s/ early 90 on the shelf......and one of them is a homebuilt... :stare:

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I'm still having problems with the V911 4 CH heli. Everywhere I look, people show or describe a chopper that is stable and easy to control. It wants to fly in a circle when it should be hovering. The trim adjustments on the controller don't change anything. When I rotate it in either direction, it kinda wants to fly off sorta out of control. I have adjusted a few things on the heli itself and still no change. I wonder if the tail prop is spinning too fast. I think mine is one of the 5% that is defective out of the box. The seller said they would take it back and check it out. I hope it isn't something simple I am overlooking.

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I do and have done them all....currently have two electric offroads (Rustler and Slash) and two nitro offroads(T-maxx and RC10GT) plus a small coaxial heli

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I'm finally getting the hang of this little chopper. I still think the tail rotor is spinning too fast. I've learned to control it and can fly it in the living room. I really enjoyed flying it outside this morning and evening. It is still hard to land because it won't hover. It continues to fly to the left. I'm already wanting to step up to a nicer one. I need to sell more car parts. :lol:

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I picked up this little heli yesterday for $80. I bet the guy has over $300 in it. It retails for $180. The case retails for $40. It has 7 extra batteries at $6 each. It has 3 really good modifications. Aluminum head ($19), aluminum blade grips ($25), and extended tail boom ($5).

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It is a Blade mCP X version 2. It is about 9.25" long. It is a squirt compared to the 700 size helis I saw yesterday. It is a collective pitch and flybarless heli which is way harder to fly than my fixed pitch cheap-o. Most heli guys recommend learning with this one due to the durability. You don't want to crash a $1500-$2000 heli because they ain't as durable. I need to pick up a transmitter ($250 new) and a simulator ($130 new). Hopefully, I can find a smoking deal on those also.

Here is the product description and specs: http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/Defa ... ID=BLH3680

This hobby is pretty cool and requires much less cash than cars. The guys are really nice and seem to bend over backwards to help you get started. The guy I bought it from told me not to hesitate to ask him for help. I have really enjoyed this stuff so far.

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Kevin I have a Spektrum DX6 that should work with that one ill let go well under that $250 price.

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Kevin I have a Spektrum DX6 that should work with that one ill let go well under that $250 price.

I saw a Dx6i in new condition on Craigslist for $100 in M'boro. That isn't yours is it? I would like a Dx7s ($250 new), but I'd take a Dx6i if I could get a great deal on it.

The thing about these transmitters is you can use them for many aircraft. I would kinda like to buy a Dx7s now because the Dx6i isn't exactly up to snuff for flying the high end stuff I eventually want.

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Dx6i as you can see....yes it will work as yours is a bind n fly setup

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Yeah, a DX6i will definitely work. I will take it if it works and is in good condition. I will be in M'boro on Saturday. PM me your phone #.

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HUGE RC nut here!!! I been into it since i was a kid and finally found a niche that keeps me entertained and I havnt burned out of it yet!!! Scale rock crawlers are my thing, I even currently own and help run the biggest local forum for it ScaleTrailRunners.com and have a custom tire and foam "company" called IronWorks where I mod tires to fit specific needs, height and width wise as well as supply dual stage foams to help them perform better. I run nothing but my own custom tires on all my rigs.

My CompCourier. The originator of it all you can say, this sucker is always gettin worked on and only gets better and better with time. She will go almost anywhere and even gives true Comp Crawlers a run for their money.

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The BlueBronco. Leaf spring rear, working winch, working lights, short wheelbase and cut down tires but will still hang with the big dogs.

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Kathleen's Bronco. Initially, the BlueBronco body was Kathleens but the color wasnt what she asked for (stupid hobby shop) so I got another for her and made it more like what she wanted and built my own to run with her.

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The Mule which is a beater F150 designed to test out most of the tires I make.

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Newest rig made to mimic a Baja Class 3 style truck, with a hot little brushless motor and suspension made more for handling shes a fun little deal. Not super fast but quick enough to have some fun. Fun to wheel too despite havin an open front diff

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/66sprint6/2012-09-03_15-55-34_899.jpg

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Ive got a couple other ideas I wanna put together but for now Im enjoying these suckers. If you wanna check em out or try your own, grab an Axial SCX10 from the local hobby shop and hit the rocks!!! They are amazing outta the box and even more fun to mod!

Matt

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They are addicting as hell guys. Building them is one thing, addin all the details and scale touches is another, then goin out and beating the everyloving piss out of them in creekbeds, hiking trails and rock ledges is amazing. I rarely ever return home with a running rig lol. Tons cheaper than messin with 1:1 stuff and is a good break away from the real garage when Im a little wore out or a bit poor.

Matt

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