VERY new starter.

VERY new starter.

Post by Philip Henderso » Tue, 21 Sep 1999 04:00:00



I'm looking to get into R/C helicopters (no other R/C interest) and
wondering if anyone can offer some very good advice. I have no experience of
any kind in this area and so I'm looking for the best place to start (which
club, which books/magazines, which equipment/helicopter etc).

Can anyone also give me examples of how much it cost them to start-up.

I'm also in the UK.

Phil.

 
 
 

VERY new starter.

Post by Marc Hawkin » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00


I've just bought my first heli, a Shuttle Z-TS. Here's what I've learned
so far though..

Check out the BMFA web site (www.bmfa.co.uk or is that .org?) for a list
of clubs and go and see some in action before actually deciding on which
heli to buy. In the UK, the Shuttle Z-TS seems to be one of the most
popular deals, with the Sanwa RD6000 radio. Have a look through Model
Helicopter World magazine for some good deals.

I got my Shuttle Z-TS with the Sanwa RD6000 radio and Irvine 36 engine
for 475. It came to 530 with the starting equipment and a few other
bits and pieces. 12 for fuel, 3 for a glow plug, bringing the price so
far to 545. Getting a model flight simulator is probably a good thing
as well, i'm currently looking for a second hand one :)

--
Marc Hawkins


Quote:
>I'm looking to get into R/C helicopters (no other R/C interest) and
>wondering if anyone can offer some very good advice. I have no experience of
>any kind in this area and so I'm looking for the best place to start (which
>club, which books/magazines, which equipment/helicopter etc).

>Can anyone also give me examples of how much it cost them to start-up.

>I'm also in the UK.

>Phil.


 
 
 

VERY new starter.

Post by timmi » Wed, 22 Sep 1999 04:00:00


hey Mark, congratulations, I have one of them too, hows the flying
going, I am still in the middle of building mine......

btw, where abouts r u ?, where do you or intend to fly it ?

I am looking at the club in Harlow, I have net someone whos in to heli's
in a big way, he's been advising me and helping me out, the clubs
are a good thing, this one does free tuition for member, cool eh !!

Timothy

Quote:

>I've just bought my first heli, a Shuttle Z-TS. Here's what I've learned
>so far though..

>Check out the BMFA web site (www.bmfa.co.uk or is that .org?) for a list
>of clubs and go and see some in action before actually deciding on which
>heli to buy. In the UK, the Shuttle Z-TS seems to be one of the most
>popular deals, with the Sanwa RD6000 radio. Have a look through Model
>Helicopter World magazine for some good deals.

>I got my Shuttle Z-TS with the Sanwa RD6000 radio and Irvine 36 engine
>for 475. It came to 530 with the starting equipment and a few other
>bits and pieces. 12 for fuel, 3 for a glow plug, bringing the price so
>far to 545. Getting a model flight simulator is probably a good thing
>as well, i'm currently looking for a second hand one :)

>--
>Marc Hawkins


>>I'm looking to get into R/C helicopters (no other R/C interest) and
>>wondering if anyone can offer some very good advice. I have no experience
of
>>any kind in this area and so I'm looking for the best place to start
(which
>>club, which books/magazines, which equipment/helicopter etc).

>>Can anyone also give me examples of how much it cost them to start-up.

>>I'm also in the UK.

>>Phil.