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Old 04-21-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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hi all

i currently own a blade mcx and a flight simulator, and i am thinking of moving on to a single rotor heli, given the space constraint i am looking in to micro helis.
Currently i have singled out the walkera 4#3B and the 4G3. My goal in the future is to fly the 4G3. But here is my dilema, would the 4G3 be too much to handle given experience only on a mcx and the flight simulator? should i not skip the fixed pitch helis and get a 4#3B first. or would learning on 4#3B and 4G3 be the same?

thanks in advance for your input
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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Re: Good beginner micro indoor heli

The 4#3 helis are novelty helis, and are awful to learn on.

Once you can fly, the sub-micros are fun but I'd suggest you stay away if you're trying to learn.

The smallest I'd go to learn would be something along the lines of the Honey Bee King 2...or if you have space something in the 400~450 size.

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Old 04-21-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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I couldn't agree more with Jason. If you can swing it, pick something up like the Mini Titan e325, Blade 400, or T-rex 450. You wont out grow any of these models.

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Old 08-06-2009, 05:43 AM   #4
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Re: Good beginner micro indoor heli

They sure can out grow your wallet though. I've gone back to co-axials and a Kalt 50 with a co-pilot. After that it's back to safe old boats
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:58 AM   #5
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Re: Good beginner micro indoor heli

I have a 4#3 and it's a handful even after much tinkering.

I suspect that both a 4#3 and 4G3 will be less than satisfying for you.

The sim and MCX are better options that you already own.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:39 PM   #6
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Re: Good beginner micro indoor heli

I agree with martinic. You mentioned space constraints. Single rotors take up a bit of space when they fly, even the indoor ones. I have a Nine Eagles Free Spirit and 500 SX. Both of these small helis are flown either outdoors or in a gymnasium. The MCX is an excellent indoor machine. Flying larger aircraft indoors is asking for trouble.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:54 PM   #7
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Re: Good beginner micro indoor heli

Beginner and micro heli don't belong in the same sentance...

As the others have stated, what you already have is a great start. When you're ready for a tail rotor - get the biggest heli your budget allows. By that I mean 50 size at least.

A micro heli won't teach you a thing, and it'll end up on a shelf.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:48 PM   #8
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I was impressed by the new mSR. It is a single Rotor billed as the "next step" after the mCX.

Some videos showed survivable crashes. Not something I would do on purpose, but I was glad my mCX was light enough to survive.
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Re: Good beginner micro indoor heli

Another option (although a little more pricey) is the TT Innovator. I've been flying one as a demo, and I must say, it's possibly the most stable 450 size heli I have ever flown.

Other than that, you can't go wrong with any of the other mentioned 400-450 size helis.
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The new Blade MSR ROCKS! It is 100 times better than the Walkera 4#3B. The MSR is quite stable if you are careful and make small movements with the sticks. If you are gentle on the sticks it is almost as docile as the MCX but if you push it it moves as fast as the 4#3B. I had it doing some pretty fast circuits in the living room, almost too fast to see well.

It is so much easier to fly than My Rex 450 V2 or my Outrage G5. The previous info that micro helis are too hard to fly has to be reconsidered. Before this I would have agreed but now after 8 flights with the MSR, no way. This thing is a good next step or just fun on it's own. I haven't even tried it on "Advanced Mode" yet.

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