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CessnaGuy
04-19-2010, 12:30 PM
Hi,

I have just bought a TY901 mini rc helicopter and has modified it for longer batter life by removing the LED's and would like to purchase a second indoor helicopter, does anyone have any good recommendations?

Kind Regards,

Alex

Neil Hewitt
04-19-2010, 02:26 PM
Interestingly, there was a spate of indoor mini-heli mania in my office a few months back. We all bought something, from those with the PicooZ £10 jobbies (they go up and down and that's about it) up to me, who had to go up-market :-)

My current indoor heli of choice is the E-Flite Blade mSR (http://www.kooltoyz.co.uk/blade-msr-rtf-p-789.html).

It ain't cheap, but it's an excellent flyer. Four channels and a blade assembly with pitch control (although not proper collective pitch - you'd need 6 channels for that). It's a single-blade job, unlike the majority of mini-copters which are co-axials - the second blade acting to horizontally stabilise and make it easier for beginners to fly. The mSR is a little more challenging to fly, but not so much that you won't get it after a few hours. Battery life is about 10 mins per battery on a full charge, they take about 5-10 mins to charge from 20%.

Be warned, though - you will break it from time to time. It's inevitable, no matter how good you are. It's by no means a fragile thing, but run it into a wall (or the ground) hard enough, something will snap. All the good online stores carry a full range of spares. Mine's currently down awaiting a new rotor head assembly and frame.

NH

Steve A
04-19-2010, 02:55 PM
LOL i'm thinking how much fun i could have terrorising the 6 cats we have here if i had one.

disclaimer: no animals were harmed in the above sentence

Ronson2k9
04-19-2010, 04:06 PM
LOL i'm thinking how much fun i could have terrorising the 6 cats we have here if i had one.

disclaimer: no animals were harmed in the above sentence

I'd watch that.. When you aren't flying the cats may have their revenge Mahahahaha. Remember Cats eat birds..!!

riche543
04-19-2010, 06:58 PM
Cats & helicopters , this is what came to mind...:lol:
Cheers..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg0ILtH3s5o

Westozy
04-19-2010, 08:54 PM
I have a Blade CX2 which is great fun and not that hard to learn to fly!

Gwyn

CessnaGuy
04-20-2010, 09:38 AM
On the Blade CX2 is the main frame plastic or alloy?

Just than I know plastic is prone to breakage because of it's low resistance to impact, but....it's lighter than alloy which I like, which in turn provides more power and longer battery life.

I also had to change the COG on my frame to balance it evenly, and was wondering how stable the Blade is.

Indeed I do like eflight, better than my Century heli which cost £££'s and ended up in bits....

Westozy
04-20-2010, 10:35 PM
The std CX2 is quite stable out of the box and I didn't have much trouble getting the hang of it. The counter rotating blades are prone to striking each other in high G turns, outdoors of course! When I started to get a bit cocky throwing it around the air I had a blade strike at about 40m up and it plummeted to the ground with a thump, a fory buck prang. The frame is plastic and there are aftermarket shock resistant skids and parts available for it including a rotor shaft kit which puts the blades further apart. I have mine fairly 'souped up' with the Canadian 'racing' kit and it is a great little helicopter!

Cheers Gwyn

CessnaGuy
09-14-2010, 12:24 PM
I know this reply is a little late, but today I finally went and bought the Eflite mCX and its a great little heli. The stock battery isn't that great and I have a battery on order which is a little more powerful so will last a minute or so longer. I bought the BNF version which binds nicely to my Spektrum TX which saved me a few £'s by not having to buy the RTF version.

Will see how I get on with this and maybe have a crack at the next heli up, which is the mSR.....

Watch this space!

All The Best!

Alex

Nick1150
09-14-2010, 02:03 PM
I have several indoor helis. Most of them E-sky, cheap quality, not something to say WOW, but with 90 euro you have fun and you can buy a new one if it totaly crashes the wall !!!!!

I have passed from bigger outdoor 3D helis too, like for instance Gaui Hurricane 550, which was an excelent choise for a beginner like me several years ago. I also tried R/C planes staring with Nextstar nitro and ending up to electric gliders which in my opinion give the most enjoyable and relaxing flying...

Given all these, I realised that the cheaper the toy is, the more fun you have with it, so to make the long story short, E-sky Lama or something similar for indoor, and for outdoor onle planes.

A video during my first steps of helis back in 2008...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaByfVzg6Sw

CessnaGuy
09-15-2010, 05:43 AM
Thanks for the video Nick! What you did in your video is very much similar to how I used to practice. I started off with a Century heli, which was indoor/outdoor and cost £200, but just could not fly it as it was too light and too powerful, then I downgraded to the TY901 which is pretty stable if you strip the heli from all its 'heavy' add-ons (bought from the market for £20!!!)....

Now I have got into Eflite, it's excellent quality, VERY stable, easy to fly, cheap parts and very fun.

I have this setup:

http://www.kooltoyz.co.uk/FCKeditor/editor/files/Image/BLADE%20CP%20PRO%202/e2eflh1350trans.jpeg

http://www.kooltoyz.co.uk/images/BLADE%20MCX1.jpeg

Costs around £100 for helicopter + TX!

Excellent Deal.......

Rampix33
01-19-2012, 05:21 AM
Hi,

I have just bought a TY901 mini rc helicopter and has modified it for longer batter life by removing the LED's and would like to purchase a second indoor helicopter, does anyone have any good recommendations?

Kind Regards,

Alex

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judithangels
12-20-2012, 04:24 AM
Ich habe 4-Kanal schöne große RC Hubschrauber mit einem gegenläufigen Doppel-Rotor-System ist im Gegensatz zu anderen

RC Hubschrauber (http://www.nitrotek-modellbau.de/rc-hubschrauber.html) wirklich groß! Über 60 cm lang) mit einem beeindruckenden Auftritt. Bietet maximalen Spaß beim Fliegen innen und außen am besten für begginners. Er bewegt sich wie ein echter Hubschrauber.