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Old 08-11-2018, 08:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC USA

Welcome back to the hobby!

I believe most folks would agree to make sure you practice on a good simulator. Lots of flavors. Each have their own pros and cons, but generally work well to help you progress and improve your flying skills.

As far as FBL units, there are several reputable ones with all the bells and whistles listing for under $200 brand new. Latest features include self-level but most now also add rescue which is self-level along with lifting the helicopter away from the ground. Some even have a GPS option with the possibility of not letting the helicopter fall below a specified height. Most if not all modern FBL units will work very well with your DX8 Gen2 radio. As far as ease of use, most FBL units include wizards in the software which make the learning curve not so steep.

Again, welcome back!
Protos 700X Evo, Goblin Kraken/700 Havok/570 Sport/380 KSE, Logo 700/550SX V2; Neo VLink;VBC Touch & DX8 G2
Simulators (on MacBook Pro): AccuRC, Heli-X, neXt, RF9, Phoenix, AeroFly RC7 Ultimate
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