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#154919 12-Nov-2014 21:35
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Hi There!

I was given a little twister pro and I was enjoying it for 20 minutes before the top set of the two sets of rotors stopped spinning. Seems one of the cogs has come lose and I found it and how to push it back in, but it needs that to be done each flight which is not worth it when it's only worth $40. It's too small and fiddly to be
bothered fixing it. I'll ask my BIL If he wants it and if not, it's free for anyone who will pick it up. 

I'd like a recommendation on something a little more robust however. I don't want to spend more than $100 and it's for inside use only. Needs to have a simple and advanced mode I think till I get used to flying a copter. 

I like those little nano drones but I don't see much worthwhile under $150.

It won't get a lot of use, so I don't want to go overboard. 


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  #1174839 12-Nov-2014 22:22
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I bought a Quadcopter from Hobby Trend (Sylvia Park - Auckland) - http://hobbytrend.co.nz and it is pretty good, flys well but in general they have some pretty good stuff there.




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  #1175323 13-Nov-2014 16:50
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I saw a cool Quadcopter that had the body of a F-22 fighter at that place in Sylvia Park.

Very cool and quite easy to fly, by the looks.

Was $99 on the day I was there...




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Handsome Dan is also still somewhat perplexed...


 
 
 
 


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  #1175673 14-Nov-2014 10:24
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How serious do you think you want to get?

If you're just mucking around then something like the Blade MCX would be fine. It's a coaxial helicopter so not nearly as manoeuvrable as a fixed pitch or collective pitch helicopter but will give you a good idea of orientation and the general flight mechanics. I believe they have a novice and advanced mode which limits or extends the manoeuvrability respectively. 

I probably have an old MCX lying around somewhere you'd be welcome to have if you're able to pick it up in Wellington. I'll need to find some batteries and a controller though. It's been around the house a few times but should still work. 

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  #1176030 14-Nov-2014 18:13
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Networkn, where are you based?

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  #1176065 14-Nov-2014 19:22
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Auckland

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  #1176196 15-Nov-2014 08:27
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Did you specifically want a helicopter or is a quad copter ok too?

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  #1176198 15-Nov-2014 08:32
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Would consider quad though was told 3 channel heli easier to learn. Why what did you have in mind

 
 
 
 


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  #1177303 17-Nov-2014 12:19
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i got a hubsan x4 from here

http://www.hobbystation.co.nz/hubsan-x4-4-channel-2-4ghz-rc-quad-copter/

loads of fun to fly indoors and outdoors



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  #1177774 18-Nov-2014 09:42
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greenbone: i got a hubsan x4 from here

http://www.hobbystation.co.nz/hubsan-x4-4-channel-2-4ghz-rc-quad-copter/

loads of fun to fly indoors and outdoors




Looks ideal. They don't sell them any more though!


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  #1177950 18-Nov-2014 13:57
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networkn:
greenbone: i got a hubsan x4 from here

http://www.hobbystation.co.nz/hubsan-x4-4-channel-2-4ghz-rc-quad-copter/

loads of fun to fly indoors and outdoors




Looks ideal. They don't sell them any more though!



if you dont mind waiting 3 or 4 weeks for delivery, try banggood.com

make sure to order a spare set of rotors and a spare battery

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  #1177951 18-Nov-2014 13:59
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greenbone:
networkn:
greenbone: i got a hubsan x4 from here

http://www.hobbystation.co.nz/hubsan-x4-4-channel-2-4ghz-rc-quad-copter/

loads of fun to fly indoors and outdoors




Looks ideal. They don't sell them any more though!



if you dont mind waiting 3 or 4 weeks for delivery, try banggood.com

make sure to order a spare set of rotors and a spare battery


Yah  Ebay has dozens of them as well. I was hoping for something for the weekend. 


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  #1183336 26-Nov-2014 14:37
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If youve mastered the tiny 3ch coax, move on up to something better

I just bought an Eflite nano Quad. Ive had one of those generic quads. It got really boring really quicky , the Eflite is alot more fun.
Almost unbreakable. Easy to fly in 'easy' mode, then can progress to the harder modes. Lots of fun , parts available in NZ , well known quality US brand.
Can be flown inside or outside in wind.
A cheapy coax heli cant be flown in any wind

The Esky nano helis are also a very good beginner heli , slightly bigger than the micro helis. It 4 ch but still easy to fly.
Or a WL V911 (for example) , good basic heli & lots of cheap parts available
http://www.trademe.co.nz/toys-models/radio-control/helicopters/auction-811955506.htm


Be aware, when buying from overseas, if its got a batt in it you may loose the whole lot when it gets to NZ customs /NZ POST/couriers
Guys are now having lipo batts confiscated at the border, even heard of having the whole package confiscated & destroyed, not just the lipo.
Also , transmitters can be mode1 or mode2 (just means throttle on the left or right) , so get which mode you are used to. Mode2 is now more common.
Make sure the transmitter is the mode( 1 or 2)  you want

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  #1183338 26-Nov-2014 14:40
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I ended up with the Hubsan 107L but it hasn't arrived yet. My FIL managed to fix the broken one that caused the start of the thread, so I now have two. 

I imagine I'll get bored before I master it anyways, but I'll see what happens. 

Thanks for the great advice, lots of detail, cheers. 


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  #1187993 3-Dec-2014 14:40
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So my new Hubsan 107L arrived and I am fairly impressed with how solid it is. Seems incredibly maneuvarable too which gives me a few options. 

Struggling to learn to fly it, doesn't seem to stay in one place and hover, is always moving in one direction or another, not sure how much time one normally requires to master them. I think the longest I've had it in the air after an hour of using it is about 15 seconds!!!

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  #1188016 3-Dec-2014 15:12
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Looks like a neat toy. Did you purchase locally?




Keep calm, and carry on posting.


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