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Old 10-01-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hi everyone.

Thought I'd post in the appropriate area this time

I'm in my 40s and the RC bug has bit me.

Living in Brampton ON and currently own a Proto x.

I find the Proto X very very difficult to do a straight hover, it seems when I try either it goes up or down but not steady, even playing with trim.

I just found out recently on how to re-calibrate the little guy but I'm looking for something a little bigger i can take outside to practice and not be whipped away by a little wind.

SYMA , x5c-1 or something durable. I've started eyeing stores such as Great Hobbies (plan to visit this weekend) and Hobby Hobby I think?

Any tips at all or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 10-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: Extreme Beginner

Hey William,
My friend has a quad very similar to the Proto X, and it was very difficult to get it to hover in place. We were thinking it's because the motors had lots of room to move about in its socket, causing in-flight vibrations. We didn't do much after as I sold him my Hubsan H107C!

I could fly the Hubsan in winds, but in strong winds, the default "stability" mode had difficulty fighting them, the quad would basically fly backwards into the wind. I had to switch to acro mode to allow more tilt to fly into the wind.

That said, the Hubsan is rather small and nimble, making it very easy to lose sight of. Syma X5C-1 has been on my want list, but after touching helis and fixed wing I've shelved my quadcopter lust for awhile.

The quad I have right now is the Inductrix, it's fun, though I find it very easy to lose my orientation with it. The Hubsan has leds around each motor, very easy to see. The Inductrix's leds are right on the pcb on the quad, very tough to see. The Inductrix also like to fall out of the sky at LVC, very annoying.

If I was getting a quad to fly outdoors, I'd probably look at the HH 200QX or 350QX - mainly because I have a LHS about 40mins away from me, so if I break stuff, I can get it up in the air quickly.

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Old 10-03-2015, 05:11 PM   #3
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Re: Extreme Beginner

I suggest a 200QX if you want something that is "model" grade. the 350QX is even nicer but now we are talking serious money, and if you dont have a transmitter, then for the same money (or maybe a tad more) I would suggest a Phantom V1.

For something larger but not expensive in the "toy" grade, you can try this:

A friend of mine bought one and I was surprised how well it flew, indoors and out.
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Old 02-13-2016, 05:51 PM   #4
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Re: Extreme Beginner

I'd also recommend the blade line. You can pick up a 350 qx pretty cheap on the classifieds quite often. I have several quads and a hex i'm in the process of building. Even though the 350 lacks some of the options of some of my other quads I always seem to pick it as my go to.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:34 PM   #5
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Re: Extreme Beginner

I had a 350qx in the past, great flyer. I guess it depends what you want to do. The 350qx big enough to mount a gopro and do some interesting footage... Unfortunately it is not stabilized so I hope you are not prone to motion sickness watching it...

I had the 180qx as well, it is quite small and difficult to track as it is become small rather quickly.

I just ordered the Inductrix 200 FPV, not much bigger than the 180qx but flying FPV should be fun!
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