Helicommand Rigid vs. HC 3Xtreme vs. Skookum 720 - HeliFreak
Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Electronics Support > Flight Stabilization


Flight Stabilization Flight Stabilization


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: DFW TX
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.
__________________
"There's no such thing as gravity. The earth just sux"
T-Rex 250, Align FBL, T-Rex 250 DFC
500 ESP, RJX FBL

Skookum SK-720
airnoob is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-07-2009, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 17,435
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Long Island, NY AMA#972083 FAA#FA397AT9NF
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by airnoob View Post
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.

nightflyr
__________________

nightflyr is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2009, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered Users
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: DFW TX
Default

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).
__________________
"There's no such thing as gravity. The earth just sux"
T-Rex 250, Align FBL, T-Rex 250 DFC
500 ESP, RJX FBL

Skookum SK-720
airnoob is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2009, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 17,435
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Long Island, NY AMA#972083 FAA#FA397AT9NF
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by airnoob View Post
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.

nightflyr
__________________

nightflyr is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply




Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the HeliFreak forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your REAL and WORKING email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Use a real email address or you will not be granted access to the site. Thank you.
Email Address:
Location
Where do you live? ie: Country, State, City or General Geographic Location please.
Name and Lastname
Enter name and last name here. (This information is not shown to the general public. Optional)
Helicopter #1
Enter Helicopter #1 type and equipment.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Helicopter #2
Enter Helicopter #2 type and equipment.
Helicopter #3
Enter Helicopter #3 type and equipment.
Helicopter #4
Enter Helicopter #4 type and equipment.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Copyright © Website Acquisitions Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1