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Old 01-06-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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Radio, Helicopter and Gyro, what should i buy?

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Hello everyone,
i am new in the rc heli hobby. I been in the hobby of rc airplanes for a few years now, i currently own a Thunderbug 40, a Tracer 40, a Cessna 182 and a 40 size Trainer.
I am now very interested in buying myself a Helicopter. I am on a budget, i don't wanna have to spend more than Can$1200.- for a Radio, Heli and Gyro. I already have all the starting equipment.
What should i buy?
I have searched this forum for a long time now, but i still can't make up my mind.
One system that i have consitterd is:
JR Venture
Futaba 9CHP or 9CHF
I am not sure what kind of gyro.
And for an engine, i have no idea.
I am not planning on getting in to extreme 3D.
But i like to be able to do loop, rolls, and inverted flight.

Also, there is no one in our club that flies Heli, so i have to learn on my own. And there is also no Hobby Shop close by. I will have to get everything at eighter GreatHobbies or TowerHobbies (Those are my preferences) or other mail order Hobby Shops.

I am also consittered the JR XP8103 as a radio, but i can't change Stick Mode without sending it in to the service center.

So if there is anybody out there that can help me put together a package that would be awsome.

At last, if there is anyone out there that was able to compare the Futaba 9CHP to the Multiplex Royal EVO9, could you please give me some input.

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Old 01-06-2004, 10:25 PM   #2
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gyro servo combo=401with 9253.i recently gotta hawk sport.cant beat it for the price.os 32 engine,why mess around just get it,that goes for the 401 combo as well.and an 8 or 9 channel radio.just my opinion.good luck and have fun thats the main thing.i just picked up another futaba t6xh if you want's the heli version of the 6xa.but go for the 8 or 9 channel if you can save for wont be sorry.take care
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Old 01-08-2004, 07:37 PM   #3
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I have a JR Venture and started flying in August. Also a OS 32, JR662 radio and JR460t gyro. I am happy with the package it is easy to repair and you will repair but would consider a JR8103 radio.
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Old 01-08-2004, 08:37 PM   #4
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I'd have to say Raptor 30 V.2, this machine is a great beginners helicopter, and a good 3D helicopter. It will take you from hovering to rolling circles and death spirals. The Raptor V.2 is problem free and requires no mods. Check for prices. Below is what I would get. You said you want to do loops rolls and inverted flight, this is a good machine for that, but if you ever want to stick the raptor in a scale fuse it will be a bit more work then most other models because of the collective arm. Another option below.

Futaba 9C----will last you forever
Raptor 30 V.2 w/TT.39
CSM 180 gyro---will take you to loops, rolls and flips. Won't be able to easily flybackwards with it since it is not HH.
Or the CSM 540 or 560 HH gyro---Will last you forever

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