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Old 01-13-2014, 11:51 PM   #11
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Re: Recommendation for a beginner.

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Spend the $ on a Simulator.
When you get good with the sim, You'll have had enough time to save up a bit more for your first heli!
This, is the best solution! Buying those little micro heli's are a Waste of time and HUGE money pits. Simulator will teach you muscle memory !

Phoenix or Realflight..
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:37 AM   #12
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Thanks, thats not actually a bad idea to build one from scratch. Haha
Also, I prefer the Mcpx because of its size, not too small but good size to play around in the basement or garage.

Other reason why I pick this is because I know that it will be hard for me in the beginning but I like to challenge myself.
I am also going to get the sim, but I'm more excited about the real heli. Haha

Another question, should I go ahead and invest on the Spektrum dxsi transmitter? I see some people here selling for $100, and I know that i would prefer that than the stock one.
Thanks in advance.
The nano CPX is better for indoors than an mcpx, I started on a CX2 then moved to an MCPX, however would have bought a nano CPX if it has been available at the time. I loved my mcpx and it saved me a huge amount of money, I flew over a soft grass field and just hit throttle hold before going in. You can just pick them up and start flying again. First you should learn orientations in the simulator, simulators are good but they definitely aren't the same as really flying.

the DX6i is a good place to start...

My wife has started to fly, I got her an MSR and she has been flying it indoors and enjoying it. This is a fixed pitch heli, small and very durable and will also teach you orientations but not much else. However it is a lot less frustrating to start out on than a nano CPX. If you do get the nano be sure to dial down your servo ranges when starting, will make it easier while you get used to it.

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Old 04-18-2014, 07:05 AM   #13
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Re: Recommendation for a beginner.

When I started, just a few months ago, I got a Blade 120sr. Its a single rotor fix pitched heli, it was so easy to learn on and it can take a beating, and its within your budget! Along with the 120sr I would buy a simulator to practice on, I use the pheonix 5 simulator, I also bought a Dx5e transmitter but you can get one when you get the simulator if needed. All the best and welcome to the most expensive and frustrating hobby in the entire world. Good luck!

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Old 04-19-2014, 08:54 AM   #14
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Re: Recommendation for a beginner.

DX6i - good choice, that radio will grow with you as you advance and get better.
Simulator - you will improve much quicker, can practice more and crashes don't require a trip to the hobby store.
You need a micro of some kind to get orientation practice and to have fun, whether it's a fixed pitch MSR or a little bigger 120SR. If you think you can handle a collective pitch get a Nano CPX, other then the motors die rather quickly in them or find a used MCPX that hasn't been abused to much. Whatever you get you will have to learn how to fix, that's half the fun with this hobby, tinkering.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:51 AM   #15
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When using the sim, turn on weather and turn it off get used to the heli moving on it's own it's good practice. Learn your 4 basics for hovering. Tail in side on's and nose in. Turning on weather will make this really hard but once you learn the muscle memory for each input to correct them you will be very happy!
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