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Old 04-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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lets get some feed back on this question to of my friends are wanting to get into hobby but not sure if they will have the heli bug and are running on limited funds right now so here is the question what do you guys think would be a good starter heli bought yet not discourage them.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:58 PM   #2

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i would suggest the cx2 coaxial to get them started. very awesome lil bird. great for orientation and such. i started with it as well....that my honest opinion.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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The Nine Eagle Solo-Pro FP II 2.4Ghz Micro Heli w/ 2.4Ghz Tx (V2)
You can probably buy it at a local store for the same price. It's much better than a dual rotor helicopter but also available as a dual rotor heli. It's hours and hours of fun for a total newbie.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:26 PM   #4
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I'm a massive fan of the E-Flite blade series of helis. The blade MSR is a fantastic little heli to learn on. Very durable, fast, stable, and expandable in the response department. Although it is a bit more expensive than some other helis, in the long run, I would say it's one of the best ones out there to learn on.

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Old 04-23-2010, 08:26 AM   #5
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Any co-axial, (2 main blades rotating in opposition), helicopter is a good start for someone starting out...
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:25 PM   #6
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The best thing you can buy for anybody not sure whether they want to get into the hobby or not is a simulator. It'll get them a good feel for it, so they can decide whether to spend more money or not, and they won't outgrow it in a few weeks time like they would a co-axial.

If you ask me having anything other than a co-axial heli or a simulator (or both) to start out with is probably just throwing money away.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:19 PM   #7
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I also suggest a decent simulator (Realflight or Phoenix).

Simulators don't get damaged when you crash and only have a one-time initial cash outlay. A good quality simulator can be sold to recover most of the cost if helis turn out not to be your thing.

If you absoutely must have a heli, get a coaxial or Blade MSR, but don't expect them to help you learn much about how to fly a larger, high-performance heli.
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yeah all sounds good maybe i will try to talk them into a sim first
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