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R/C Helicopters

I never got my pilot's license. Good thing I'm able to fulfill my helicopter piloting dreams with one of these R/C copters. It's just like being in the sky, except without the beautiful views and being able to go places. But really, guys, it's pretty much the same. Honestly, I have no regrets. I'm telling the truth. Seriously.
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jiggersgreen


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Uh...Why is the video for a diaper stacker?

jont717


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Wrong video. I don't want a diaper holder.

BPL5683


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jont717 wrote:Wrong video. I don't want a diaper holder.



Fixed. Our apologies!

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pndragon


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I always have about 15 minutes worth of fun with these things at friends homes but I've yet to buy one. I think the thing for me that stands out as what makes some of the RC choppers more enjoyable than others is the responsiveness of the controller. Is there anyone that can recommend one model over another with respect to the controller?

zeta30


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pndragon wrote:I always have about 15 minutes worth of fun with these things at friends homes but I've yet to buy one. I think the thing for me that stands out as what makes some of the RC choppers more enjoyable than others is the responsiveness of the controller. Is there anyone that can recommend one model over another with respect to the controller?



That's because you're not flying a collective pitch heli...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zETwo_Gnao

marktheard


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I wouldn't spend over $20 on a no name RC helicopter. You can get a nice one that will last and not break for ~$40. $100 can get you extremely nice micro sized electrical helicopters. I'm fairly into RC helis as a hobby, feel free to PM me with any questions.

wootfinkel


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It looks alot like the Syma helicopters on Amazon, but searching for the Hercules shows reviews on Amazon are pretty poor.. http://www.amazon.com/Hercules-Unbreakable-3-5CH-Electric-Helicopter/product-reviews/B00AAOJ142/ref=sr_1_2_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Homercles


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I have purchased a few of these World Tech toys heli's and they are pretty fun. They are indoor use only, very stable, pretty responsive. Forward and back is a bit sluggish, but all around a fund toy to play with around the house or in a cube farm.

snowweasel


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WorldTech helicopters are cheaper knock offs of syma & other brands. I have a couple of the mini spy copter. They do fly pretty well, though in my experience, the World Tech helicopters can be a little bit of a crap shoot on how good it is. Sometimes they work great, sometimes not. The video is pretty poor quality that they take, and you're not going to sneak up on anyone with one of these to "spy" on them, but I have been entertained by them.

snowweasel


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As for the quad copter, I wouldn't pay $50 for a WorldTech one when Syma's (which has a similar description, and appears to be larger) is only around $40

theguruguys


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EDIT: Didn't see the post above, I totally agree:

The quad copter is actually really fun and stable, but you can get basically the same one from a more highly reviewed and reputable R/C company at Amazon: Syma X1 4 channel. $35.90 and free prime shipping. I personally own that one and it is awesome.

jimtpat


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marktheard wrote:I wouldn't spend over $20 on a no name RC helicopter. You can get a nice one that will last and not break for ~$40. $100 can get you extremely nice micro sized electrical helicopters. I'm fairly into RC helis as a hobby, feel free to PM me with any questions.



Ah, good! I've been holding out for one of these that can play Wagner and has a tiny water gun to hassle the neighbor's cats. Have these come out yet? Thanks!

meenzal


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theguruguys wrote:EDIT: Didn't see the post above, I totally agree:

The quad copter is actually really fun and stable, but you can get basically the same one from a more highly reviewed and reputable R/C company at Amazon: Syma X1 4 channel. $35.90 and free prime shipping. I personally own that one and it is awesome.



Totally agree. I was surprised at the pricing for these things and feeling sorry for those who've purchased them already. Just about any of the usual R/C heli sources offer better brands at lower prices than I'm seeing here. As to the "unbreakable" claim ---hahahahahahaha.

1stgenrex


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Syma is the way to go, if you want one of these indoor 'copters. I went from S107s and S105s to a V911 and an H911. The 911s are SO much fun, although they are a bit harder to fly. But as with the 3.5 channel ones, once you get the hang of it, it's a TON of fun.

onthedl


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1stgenrex wrote:Syma is the way to go, if you want one of these indoor 'copters. I went from S107s and S105s to a V911 and an H911. The 911s are SO much fun, although they are a bit harder to fly. But as with the 3.5 channel ones, once you get the hang of it, it's a TON of fun.



Great advice. Syma S107s are the way to go for beginners. At $20, you can't go wrong. After I got bored with that I moved to the V911. Now THOSE are fun.

Coolsax


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The Syma X1 is a great quadcopter especially for the sub $40 price on Amazon. I have a couple and use them outside with an attached HD cam. The smaller quads like this though are very different in stability, power etc. I have a 1SQ (same size range as this) and it's my go to quad for flying. if you have an X1, and if this flies anything like the other mini quads, you'll love this one, even as a more advanced collective pitch flyer.

Massive Overkill


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V202 is the best $50 bucks spent on any flying machine.

http://youtu.be/YsmiLYWwYio
http://youtu.be/U_cY6LRB-c0
http://youtu.be/WHGWpS83rQU

daewootech


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any links to these examples you speak of ??


marktheard wrote:I wouldn't spend over $20 on a no name RC helicopter. You can get a nice one that will last and not break for ~$40. $100 can get you extremely nice micro sized electrical helicopters. I'm fairly into RC helis as a hobby, feel free to PM me with any questions.



onthedl


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http://www.amazon.com/Syma-S107-S107G-Helicopter-Colors/dp/8499000606/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361817717&sr=8-1&keywords=syma+s107g

aboxman


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Two of the best cheap micro helicopters are the 9958 family and the v911.

To read about these see these links:
V911:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1548027

9958:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1454770

Both are available from a variety of places.

stevedog1


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Much better deals and quality Helicopters and Quads can be found at: www.xheli.com which has been my go-to site for all my flying needs for many years without issue. Good luck!

boomn4x4


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I'll add another vote for the V911. The 4 channel is much more fun than the 3.5 channels. And you can fly it outdoors.

Honestly, I wouldn't even waste your time with an s107. Its worth about 10 mintues of fun before you put it away for good. Slow, unresponsive, and limited mobility. Not even good as a "learning" copter to move to a more advanced model because the controls on a 3.5 channel are completely different than they are on a 4... you will have to go through the whole learning process anyway.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a bucket of wings and a six pack of beer!

ngaleyev


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This is nice little copter, been playing with it for 2 days now.
However, my propellers were not balanced at all. Here's how to balance them: carefully pry props off shafts,then balance it on a tip of a needle. Do it one by one so you don't have a problem with remembering which prop goes where. Put a little piece of packing tape on lighter part of the prop until it balances even. Stick tape on the convex side, and make a narrow strip so it doesn't extend past blades edge. Like so: http://i.imgur.com/5WzJO9G
Stick the prop back on the shaft. use superglue if needed.