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Old 12-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Helicommand Rigid vs. HC 3Xtreme vs. Skookum 720

I'm still a noob, having flown for just 4 months. I enjoyed my CP2 on my T-Rex 500 immensely but sold the CP2 because I want to go FBL. The buyer was fully apprised of my submarine adventures. Further, I prefer gyro-based systems, though the thermopile system never failed me.

As a noob, I still need auto-leveling recovery to save my ass-ets when I freak out.

My options:
1. HC Rigid. Proven. 3-yr-old technology does not mean it's inferior, does it?

2. Skookum 720. No price or release date. The hype machine got to me.

3. HC3 Xtreme. No price or release date. Further, if the follow statement is true, this option is eliminated.
"This unit expressly contains neither horizontal stabilization nor position stabilisation..."

Again, I need auto-leveling and FBL support. I'd appreciate wise and informed opinions . Thanks.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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I'm still a noob, having flown for just 4 months. I enjoyed my CP2 on my T-Rex 500 immensely but sold the CP2 because I want to go FBL. The buyer was fully apprised of my submarine adventures. Further, I prefer gyro-based systems, though the thermopile system never failed me.

As a noob, I still need auto-leveling recovery to save my ass-ets when I freak out.

My options:
1. HC Rigid. Proven. 3-yr-old technology does not mean it's inferior, does it?

2. Skookum 720. No price or release date. The hype machine got to me.

3. HC3 Xtreme. No price or release date. Further, if the follow statement is true, this option is eliminated.
"This unit expressly contains neither horizontal stabilization nor position stabilisation..."

Again, I need auto-leveling and FBL support. I'd appreciate wise and informed opinions . Thanks.
Go with the RIGID and simplify your life..I believe there are a couple on the sales forum.

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Old 12-07-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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On second thought, it's a little silly to compare an established device with those that are still under development.

How about the http://www.spartan-rc.com/products/ap2000i/ap2000i.htm

There's very little info at the manufacturer's own site.

I just like to know all my options before making such a large investment (well, it is to me).
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On second thought, it's a little silly to compare an established device with those that are still under development.

How about the http://www.spartan-rc.com/products/ap2000i/ap2000i.htm

There's very little info at the manufacturer's own site.

I just like to know all my options before making such a large investment (well, it is to me).
Sorry, never flown one but i would guess it would be on par with the CPII, I believe it also is thermoplile based.

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