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Old 03-03-2004, 12:24 AM   #1
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Hummingbird II - Good Starting Point for Newbie?

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I am intrested in getting into helicopters and have been told that the micro are a good place to start for a newbie. Seeing a ad in the Great Hobbies flyer for the Hummingbird II RTF seem to fit the bill but after reading the helpful forums it seems it has a few issues. While the RTF kit is only $380 by the time I add a couple Li-Ion Batteries, Charger, Motor, Esc and Heatsinks it adds another $545 to the price tag for a total of $925. On another page in the Great Hobbies Flyer shows 3 Heli 30 Series RTF Combos for $1400 basically I'm asking should I bother with the micro or go straight for the 30 series for an additional $500?
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Old 03-03-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
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I stated with a Century Hawk last year and it didn't take long to get into hovering with a degree of precision. This year will hopefully get me into forward flight. I then got a HB last fall and find it a lot more frustrating that fun. I am getting better, but the 30 size heli is definitely easier to fly for me; however, with the HB I can step out into my backyard for some quick practice time.

There are a few others in our club with HB and they make it look easy. Good luck which ever way you go.

Nuker, any pointers?
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