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Old 03-24-2004, 09:26 AM   #1
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I'm interested in buying an Ergo 30 CCPM Semi-Scale Heli from Great Hobbies as a Beginner machine. Just wondering if this is a good choice? Heard thru the grapevine that parts may be a problem. Any comments would be appreciated. Cheers.

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Old 03-24-2004, 11:00 AM   #2
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Hi Bill,

The ergo is a good machine. What you need to keep in mind is that you will be using this machine to learn with...where the possibilities of crashing it are a little higher. That being said, you can get the Venture 30 CCPM for about 40 bucks cheaper, and if you crash, the plastic canopy will likely survive...whereas the semi-scale probably won't.

If parts are an issue, go with a TT Raptor. I love mine and finding parts has never been an issue.

Either the JR or the TT are good machines to learn on.

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Old 03-24-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response Jason. Have to say that I'm drawn to the Ergo because of the scale body included. Probably not the reason to buy a heli. The Venture looks lke a good way to go. Will do some more research on it. Do you have any opinions on starting out with one of the new Electric Helis? ie. Lite Machines Corona? Any chance of a shorter learning curve on an Electric model?

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Hi Bill......If you are a beginner, then I would go with a pod & boom heli as there may be less damage in the event of a mishap, and the rebuild will be faster. If you crash, you will need parts....sometimes a lot of them. As to which heli to go with, I would check in with some of the Local Hobby Shops in your area and see what particular manufacturers they deal with .
(ex..JR, Miniature Aircraft, Hirobo, Century, etc ).
When I started I flew the Hirobo brand. The reason being that my LHS sold the Hirobo line of helis and had complete stock of replacement parts.
As Jason mentioned, the Thunder Tiger Raptor is very popular. I have only read good reviews on this model and parts are very accessible.
Just my $.02
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What you may not know or understand about the plastic ergo Hughes 269/300 semi-scale is that it is basically a pod and boom design by the scale nature. So really all you have is a scale canopy and a cover around the tail boom. Repair is easy compared to a glass fuse.

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