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Offline Bigal1951

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Micro helicopters and radios
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:11:05 AM »
I wish I'd never sold my stuff, now I want to get back into something and I'm thinking about a Micro helicopter to start with and probably a quad later on I'm just not sure which way I want to go. I'm looking at a few different options so I figured I'd throw it out there and see if anyone has used these and can give me some feedback. My funds are limited right now so cost is a concern.

First thing is this transmitter and module?

https://www.banggood.com/FrSky-ACCST-Taranis-Q-X7-Transmitter-2_4G-16CH-White-Black-International-Version-p-1196246.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=CN

https://www.banggood.com/IRangeX-IRX4-Plus-2_4G-CC2500-NRF24L01-A7105-CYRF6936-4-IN-1-Multiprotocol-STM32-TX-Module-With-Case-p-1225080.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=USA

This would give me a lot of options but it's on the high end of what I have to spend.

I'm also looking at this transmitter, it's cheaper but it limits me.

 https://www.banggood.com/IRangeX-iRX-IR8M-2_4G-8CH-Multi-Protocol-Transmitter-With-PPM-S_BUS-Mini-Receiver-p-1226058.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=CN

The other option and the cheapest way to go with a quad would be a Flysky transmitter but that really limits me. If I decide to just get another quad I can do something like this.

https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Tiny-QX95-95mm-Micro-FPV-LED-Racing-Quadcopter-with-i6-Transmitter-RTF-p-1097425.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=CN

These are the helicopters I'm looking at.

https://www.banggood.com/XK-K110-B-Blast-6CH-Brushless-3D6G-System-RC-Helicopter-BNF-p-976341.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=CN

https://www.banggood.com/WLtoys-V977-Power-Star-X1-6CH-24G-Brushless-RC-Hepter-BNF-lico-p-924715.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=CN

I'm really interested in the 6G mode of these helis, how much easier to fly than a standard gyro. Is it really suitable for a beginner or is it all hype. As most of you know I was into the HK450 heli and it was an exercise in futility. Then you guys turned me on to quads and I haven't looked back since but I really do have a love for helicopters. I have quite a bit of time in full size helicopters as well. Years ago when I closed my hobby shop I went to work for an air ag operation that used primarily Bell 47's and I became best friends and hunting buddies with one of the pilots who had his instructors rating. I made a deal with them for some flight time in the 47 thats when I fell in love with helicopters.  Anyway that's a long story and I don't want to bore you any more than I already but any feedback or opinions on any of these would be greatly appreciated cause I'm totality confused.
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« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 03:12:56 AM by Bigal1951 »

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Re: Micro helicopters and radios
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 11:45:32 AM »
I have had this little guy for almost a year and I love it. I probably have about 30 flights or so on it. it has a D/R for beginner pilots, but I found it was too docile for me and was hard to control so I fly it on stunt mode which is much easier to fly for me. I haven't done any rolls, flips, or inverted yet, but its in the near future. It's been a good bird for me and I will get another for a spare encase I plow it into the ground or something.
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/wltoys-v931-as350-collective-pitch-scale-3d-rc-helicopter-ready-to-fly.html

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Re: Micro helicopters and radios
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 03:30:38 PM »
I have had this little guy for almost a year and I love it. I probably have about 30 flights or so on it. it has a D/R for beginner pilots, but I found it was too docile for me and was hard to control so I fly it on stunt mode which is much easier to fly for me. I haven't done any rolls, flips, or inverted yet, but its in the near future. It's been a good bird for me and I will get another for a spare encase I plow it into the ground or something.
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/wltoys-v931-as350-collective-pitch-scale-3d-rc-helicopter-ready-to-fly.html

I looked at that one, there is also an HK-124 4 blade, it's a nice looking helicopter too but I'm afraid that with the 4 blade system it's like twice as many problems.
https://www.banggood.com/XK-K124-6CH-Brushless-EC145-3D6G-System-RC-Helicopter-RTF-p-974731.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=USA

I just worry about tearing up the fuselage while I bang this thing around learning to fly, they're nice looking helis for sure. Of the two I selected the Wltoys V977 is pretty much the one I'm gonna go with if I get a heli. Thanks for the info though. If it was too tame for you in 6G for you than it will probably be just right for me.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 03:47:00 PM by Bigal1951 »

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Re: Micro helicopters and radios
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 09:48:06 AM »
You're probably right about the fuselage. I destroyed even the smaller ones on the Blade helis. :b0201:

I'm a FrSky guy so I like their transmitters. I know it's at the top of the list, but it's kinda one of the more important pieces of equipment in your box.

And don't feel too bad about selling your stuff. Sometimes it's better to just start over.

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Re: Micro helicopters and radios
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 10:45:47 AM »
Thanks Randy, I appreciate that. You're right about the transmitter, like I said earlier it would be hard to go from a Porsche to a ford I just don't know about the Q X7, it just looks weird like it would be uncomfortable in my hands. Maybe I should wait and put some more money aside and get the Taranis again, I've seen it for $198.00, that's $85.00 more than the Q X7 but I know what I'm getting. I don't know, I'd like to talk to someone that has used the Q X7 and get their opinion. I do want to eventually build a hexcopter with a camera gimble and something like a Pixhawk or Hobbykings version if all turns out ok. It's certainly food for thought.   :t2030:


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Re: Micro helicopters and radios
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 08:24:12 AM »
Hi Al...

Everyone's circumstances are different. Especially when it comes to CASH. If you're itching to get back in the air then do what you gotta do. No one will be downing you for that.

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Re: Micro helicopters and radios
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 01:54:10 PM »
Hi Al...

Everyone's circumstances are different. Especially when it comes to CASH. If you're itching to get back in the air then do what you gotta do. No one will be downing you for that.

I know Randy, as long as I post videos these guys could care less what I'm flying   :b0201: :b0201: :b0201: :b0201:

I'm not really in a hurry I've waited this long another month or two don't really matter. Like I said eventually I want to build a hexcopter with camera gimble and I like the idea of using the sliders instead of the knobs for the gimble. I just need to think it through. I appreciate the advice, as always it's really helpful.   :t2030:

 

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