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CPD
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Just wondering if there is any best bang-for-your-buck outdoor heli. Contemplating whether or not to get one, and who knows if my mom'll kill me if I do. I've heard that the 032 is good, but is a big indoor basically, the medium to large military helis have many problems, the 033 is $70, where you can sometimes get a t-rex450 or clone of one for $100, and at that point it's probably worth it for the extra $30.

 

But, is there a good outdoor heli for $50ish or less, syma or not, that anybody reccomends for begining outdoors fliers?

 

Thanks!

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Ok, just found the Double Horse 9101 gyro co-axial behemoth 450 size heli. for $45 Cheaper than s033, and much huger. (if huger is a word)

 

Me like.

 

The other thing with it being 450 size is that there's huey bodies out there for them! YAY!

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Have you got a link ?

It says, say something here --- so I have

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ.....B2OBZAJZO4

 

It's the cost of two s107's, but is bigger than two put end-to-end.

 

Just right to scare the crap out of the cows! lol! Wait... Hmmm... That could be usefull...

 

ROFL

 

But let's see-- needs an extra set of blades at $6.40, canopies cost $10 each, if it needs gears then it's probably going to be best to shell out $15 for the gear/blade/bar/grip set, motors are expensive, and I'll probaby need to get the training set thing so I don't destroy it too quickly... but that's an additional $10. Sure, might be good in the long run, but initial costs of this thing aren't good.

 

But, you're still getting a two and a half foot long behemoth at a lower cost than most two and a half foot long behemoths.

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Looks good Wink

It says, say something here --- so I have

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Anybody else have anything to say? SF? You have plenty I know.

 

I'm not sure, but it seems like it's bigger than the 033/032/031, as much as the 032 or 031 (can't remember which) and seems to have half decent reveiws sofar. Just balance bar and blade strike issues in heavy wind, and it likes to sometimes go with the wind. The majority of the 1-star reviews are either idiots not realizing "Colors May Vary" does not equal "this is the awesome black scheme GUARENTEED" or people flying this thing in wind that knocks it out of the sky.

 

That said, mods off the bat will be removing tail decoration and bending the balance bar upwards to prevent strike.

 

Then, maybe adding something to the tail rotor, then maybe figuring out what to do with the nose. Come on, I HAVE to customize it. I'll probably look around for an LED to put on it to help make night navigation easy, and who knows.

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Wait, in practicality, this thing would take up an insane amount of space. Hmmmm... No way my mom'll let me get one THIS big, and personally, it's likely to get broke being this big. I have nowhere to put it...

 

The search continues.

 

Wait...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Double-H.....38;sr=1-22

 

Hmmm... Much, Much smaller, but a foot and a half's not bad...

 

Just need to see if outdoors...

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CPD said

Wait, in practicality, this thing would take up an insane amount of space. Hmmmm... No way my mom'll let me get one THIS big, and personally, it's likely to get broke being this big. I have nowhere to put it...

 

The search continues.

 

Wait...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Double-H.....38;sr=1-22

 

Hmmm... Much, Much smaller, but a foot and a half's not bad...

 

Just need to see if outdoors...

My feeling is that still a coaxial heli,to me the best helis to fly outside are single rotor copters,harder to control 4 channel but can handle wind better and not fly away out of control so much-Video flying in wind,as I reviewed the S031G no good in any breeze.Not my video but you can see hard to control in any winds just as I found out.

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Thanks. Knew you'd have an answer! They are all more expensive, but I might find something...

 

If I go 4ch, or 1 blade, then I'd first have to get one for indoors... lots more expense and more time I don't have.

 

Maybe I should stick to 107... these aren't quite what's needed, I guess.

 

Gawd, I really need to start deciding to post stuff here like the day after I have a thought... lol.

 

Anyway, I'm sure somebody else'll like to see this.

 

I'm going to have to admit now that I had no clue 450's were that big. I thought 300 was about 107, so they'd be about twice the size. I guess I was off by annother factor of 2... lol.

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I bought a Yellow Double Horse 9101 for outdoors, it fits on top of my dresser nicely when it's too breezy to fly, which is almost all the time!

Got a thread about it in Other Makes of Heli's. I find that it performs comparable to the S107 (that's why I purchased it) and would be a killer Gym Flyer as I'm sure the S031 and S033 would be. I think the S033 is a little larger than the 9101.

I plan to mount a keychain vid cam under my 9101 and fly it on calm days.

Also want to stash some cash for a or 6 channel single blade heli that could handle a bit of weather.

 

That's my Ramble.

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Yeah... I don't think fihsey wants to move for a heli yet...

 

lol.

 

That's the only thing. Too big to store anywhere. 🙁 Otherwise, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. That's why I'm going to look aournd for a small to medium outdoor heli. The wind issue with the 9101's is the other thing, and the tail rotor doesn't have enough zip to compensate.

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CPD said

Yeah... I don't think fihsey wants to move for a heli yet...

 

lol.

 

That's the only thing. Too big to store anywhere. 🙁 Otherwise, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. That's why I'm going to look around for a small to medium outdoor heli. The wind issue with the 9101's is the other thing, and the tail rotor doesn't have enough zip to compensate.

Correct-look and learn-I actually enjoy the 301G I know gave a bad review-but should I have said buy it great-making bucks in life is not everything. Do your research CPD- But I know we all have a cost spending point of life as spend every buck I make on helis or planes-sure a old dude but always consider anything before I buy.Saw your video on the Huey you repainted you are a machine and money will touch your hands-you are just about to burst out of the egg-if u know what I mean? SF

Amazinggggg what a glass of wine doesssss!! lol

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Syma Freak said

CPD said

Yeah... I don't think fihsey wants to move for a heli yet...

Saw your video on the Huey you repainted you are a machine and money will touch your hands-you are just about to burst out of the egg-if u know what I mean? SF

Amazinggggg what a glass of wine doesssss!! lol

 

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So good that you're here to help all us noobs out SF.

I worried about a couple of my posts last week as I was enjoying a mug of honey mead!  😛

301G . . . is that somethin' new?

. . . and the perfect outdoor heli search continues . . .Confused

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CPD said

Just wondering if there is any best bang-for-your-buck outdoor heli. Contemplating whether or not to get one, and who knows if my mom'll kill me if I do. I've heard that the 032 is good, but is a big indoor basically, the medium to large military helis have many problems, the 033 is $70, where you can sometimes get a t-rex450 or clone of one for $100, and at that point it's probably worth it for the extra $30.

 

But, is there a good outdoor heli for $50ish or less, syma or not, that anybody reccomends for begining outdoors fliers?

 

Thanks!

 

CPD said

Just wondering if there is any best bang-for-your-buck outdoor heli. Contemplating whether or not to get one, and who knows if my mom'll kill me if I do. I've heard that the 032 is good, but is a big indoor basically, the medium to large military helis have many problems, the 033 is $70, where you can sometimes get a t-rex450 or clone of one for $100, and at that point it's probably worth it for the extra $30.

 

But, is there a good outdoor heli for $50ish or less, syma or not, that anybody reccomends for begining outdoors fliers?

 

Thanks!

The answer is yes. Now that you have the best training possible on your Syma 107g next step up is Syma Double Horse 9100 fixed pitched single rotor heli. Its about the size of Syma 032G. With some minor tweaking this thing looks great flying. $50 on bucks on Ebay too. I have some YouTubes below:

From xheli:

Good Review:

W/Flight Test:

Crash Tests: 

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msd58, wow, the crash test vid is brutal. That guy really abused Cry that 9100 and it still kept going! Impressive!Surprised

The 9100 would most likely handle a breeze better that my 9101 that I recently purchased.

 

I think he has a good choice for you here CPD!

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Yea all the research I have done points to me getting a DH 9100 for my first real outdoor. I ordered the Syma Double Horse 9103 single fixed pitch to train on before I take on the 9100 and then eventually the 9104. The 9103 is IR and not really an outdoor heli.

9103 Video:

9103 Cash Test:

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Ok,. so it's official, this is now a topic for other people, as I just bought my first car. Lots more important than a helicopter. (I'll make a post in idle banter if anybody gives a banter. (lol)))

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