Starter 'copter?

Starter 'copter?

Post by Jason Jay Arnol » Mon, 29 May 2000 04:00:00



I'm thinking about getting into R/C (saw one flown when I was a kid and
was entralled), but I'd kinda like to concentrate on helis.  Are any
heli's particularly good for starters?  Is it realistic to get more an
intermediate heli and use a simulator to do a lot of my newbie learning
on, then slowly graduating to reality?  I was kinda looking at a used
Kyosho Legato.  Is that usable for a newbie?

Also, does anyone know anything about the "Spirits of St. Louis", or
other St. Louis regional flying clubs?  Any good/bad experiences?  If
I'm going to do this, it'd probably be nice to watch some experienced
people a bit.

--
Life is a hack.

 
 
 

Starter 'copter?

Post by FLIERS » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


One hobby shop owner sells helis ready to fly, I mean prehovered and ready to
go. He will ship it to you this way, if you wish. He is a Hirobo dealer who
also offers on-demand hands-on flight instruction. He will even let you hover a
heli before you buy one. Of course you will have to go to Niagara Falls, NY to
do so.

UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT
1615 PINE AVENUE NIAGARA FALLS, NY  14301 716-282-4840

Cheers,
CCR
http://www.kites.org/rc_instructors

Quote:
>I'm thinking about getting into R/C (saw one flown when I was a kid and
>was entralled), but I'd kinda like to concentrate on helis.  Are any
>heli's particularly good for starters?  Is it realistic to get more an
>intermediate heli and use a simulator to do a lot of my newbie learning
>on, then slowly graduating to reality?  I was kinda looking at a used
>Kyosho Legato.  Is that usable for a newbie?

>Also, does anyone know anything about the "Spirits of St. Louis", or
>other St. Louis regional flying clubs?  Any good/bad experiences?  If
>I'm going to do this, it'd probably be nice to watch some experienced
>people a bit.

>--
>Life is a hack.


 
 
 

Starter 'copter?

Post by Chad » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


first get an instructor, I have owned and flown many heli's, in my opnion I
would go with a tt raptor w/ os for an engine. this machine can be a good
beginner machine and it will also do decent 3d. parts are cheap and stocked
almost everywhere.look at the parts factor before you buy anything b/c you
will crash. just my opnion.
Quote:

>I'm thinking about getting into R/C (saw one flown when I was a kid and
>was entralled), but I'd kinda like to concentrate on helis.  Are any
>heli's particularly good for starters?  Is it realistic to get more an
>intermediate heli and use a simulator to do a lot of my newbie learning
>on, then slowly graduating to reality?  I was kinda looking at a used
>Kyosho Legato.  Is that usable for a newbie?

>Also, does anyone know anything about the "Spirits of St. Louis", or
>other St. Louis regional flying clubs?  Any good/bad experiences?  If
>I'm going to do this, it'd probably be nice to watch some experienced
>people a bit.

>--
>Life is a hack.

 
 
 

Starter 'copter?

Post by Rich » Wed, 31 May 2000 04:00:00


I agree with Chad's post below.  Go with the Thunder Tiger Raptor.  I have
not heard anything bad about them, parts are cheap and readily available.  I
didn't take this advice, instead I bought a used Kyosho Concept.  Parts are
very expensive and I can only get them through Tower Hobbies.  I have no
firsthand experience with the Raptor, but my experience with the Kyosho
tells me to never buy another one.

Rich Werth

Quote:

>I'm thinking about getting into R/C (saw one flown when I was a kid and
>was entralled), but I'd kinda like to concentrate on helis.  Are any
>heli's particularly good for starters?  Is it realistic to get more an
>intermediate heli and use a simulator to do a lot of my newbie learning
>on, then slowly graduating to reality?  I was kinda looking at a used
>Kyosho Legato.  Is that usable for a newbie?

>Also, does anyone know anything about the "Spirits of St. Louis", or
>other St. Louis regional flying clubs?  Any good/bad experiences?  If
>I'm going to do this, it'd probably be nice to watch some experienced
>people a bit.

>--
>Life is a hack.

 
 
 

Starter 'copter?

Post by DOP » Thu, 01 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Buy a Shuttle.   Flies great and you can get parts easily.  Good luck.
 
 
 

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Post by ryeoman » Thu, 01 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Hangar One Hobbies in Rohnert Park, CA. Sells a complete ready
to fly Heli for around $399 US.  I don't remember who makes it,
but I saw part of the sales video with some guy flying it into a
tree and it survived !!  It has flexible rotors etc. and looks
pretty cool for a starter, give them a call to see if you can
get a name.  (707) 585-3170

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Post by Butc » Thu, 01 Jun 2000 04:00:00


I  think you're talking about the LMH 100 from Lite Machines.  It's a pretty
good helo but I never got off the hover stage.



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> Hangar One Hobbies in Rohnert Park, CA. Sells a complete ready
> to fly Heli for around $399 US.  I don't remember who makes it,
> but I saw part of the sales video with some guy flying it into a
> tree and it survived !!  It has flexible rotors etc. and looks
> pretty cool for a starter, give them a call to see if you can
> get a name.  (707) 585-3170

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