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Old 11-15-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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heli newbie jumped in 2 feet need help

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Ok I purchased 3 helis at the london swap yes your right one was not enough. started by a good deal on a blade cxpro (I think thats it) that needed the tail suport changed but parts were included. then I found a blade sr in a box complete with a pile of parts. and last but not least i ened up with a heli max cx micro twin blade. the last I figured i could fly inside and use to learn on.

what I would like to know is what things should I be checking on these units to ensure my atemps at flying are not hampered by something broken on these units (I'm sure I will have a few broken parts)

also I'm looking for info on a sim cable and simulators I'm told are out there for learning nothing fancy just enought to be able to fly
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: heli newbie jumped in 2 feet need help

You need to check EVERYTHING. Cracked main frames, loctite where it should be, bent shafts, feathering spindles, screws all tight, seesaws not broken, mixing arms in right directions, blade grips facing the right way there's a million things that could be wrong with a second hand heli. Best thing you can do is find somebody locally who's into helis and have them give them a full visual inspection once you think they're ready to go.

It's been my experience that second hand helis (especially the small ones) almost always have all kinds of stuff wrong with them. Usually not due to malicious intent, but just because the previous owner who was probably just trying helis out didn't know better.

If you want to be assured of success that's you're only viable option imo. Otherwise you can just wing it and see what happens trusting in the expertise of the last owner. There's just too many things to go over with a new heli to type it all up so it'll be understandable on a forum.

Really I'm not trying to be a jerk, or discourage you in any way. I honestly believe your best bet at success and having fun with these things is to hit a club, and try to find somebody to mentor you or at least get you started. Good luck!
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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Re: heli newbie jumped in 2 feet need help

+1 on what rotor wrote, helis are just so complicated that there are a ton of things to check.

The first heli sounds like a cp pro... very difficult heli to fly... not a good choice as a first heli as you'll spend more time crashing and fixing than flying. as a beginner you want something simple and durable enough that you maximize flying time.
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