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Old 09-03-2015, 07:10 PM   #41 (permalink)
 

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Yes...very handy when watching yoga practice from 3 buildings away
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:54 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I think this heli is pretty cool though.

1. Blade thinks something like this is viable.
2. Looks at first glance likely to be less hassle than the red bull
3. Stability training wheels
4. Looks pretty swanky, and I have said many times I'm crap at assembling and painting polystyrene models.

OTOH...

Not going to buy one. Scalies will love this, but I'd rather my fun money go elsewhere.

Also, I have to say this... Left skid down lean just feels wrong. Tried it on the scalie models on sims. Just never liked it. It's even more unnerving inverted. Don't want to waste more neural pathways learning something I don't have to.
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Also, I have to say this... Left skid down lean just feels wrong. Tried it on the scalie models on sims. Just never liked it. It's even more unnerving inverted. Don't want to waste more neural pathways learning something I don't have to.
Unless you're doing autos or practicing tail rotor malfunction emergencies, the direction of the main rotor rotation makes absolutely no difference in regular flying. Leans a little one way, leans a little the other way in a hover for normal takeoff or landing? No biggie at all.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:03 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I'd like to throw a little micro FPV system on this and have a ball. It would be super cool if you could fit the camera inside the canopy.
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Unless you're doing autos or practicing tail rotor malfunction emergencies, the direction of the main rotor rotation makes absolutely no difference in regular flying. Leans a little one way, leans a little the other way in a hover for normal takeoff or landing? No biggie at all.
Really? Must take a look again later on the sim when I get home, but I would imagine you'd correct for 4 point flips and traveling tic tocs differently?
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Really? for 4 point flips and traveling tic tocs differently?
Really? And, you'd be doing those maneuvers with a micro like this?
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I don't know why but I've always had a soft spot for micros. Would be cool to see a RAH-66 Comanche.
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Really? And, you'd be doing those maneuvers with a micro like this?
Gee, I'm not like buying one I'm just saying I don't like the idea of the mains going the wrong way.
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Gee, I'm not like buying one I'm just saying I don't like the idea of the mains going the wrong way.
Wrong way compared to the RC helicopters you are used to?

Or wrong way for a full scale Apache helicopter?

Or both?

Since it is a scale model would not a comparison with the full scale be the most legitimate defininition of right and wrong way?
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:32 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Heres some nice full scale flying to mimic.
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Apache Helicopter - AH-64 Attack Helio in Action (3 min 32 sec)
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Gee, I'm not like buying one I'm just saying I don't like the idea of the mains going the wrong way.
The "wrong way" is the same rotation the toilet water down under...

Not sure why that would be confusing
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Gee, I'm not like buying one I'm just saying I don't like the idea of the mains going the wrong way.
Compared to the real Apache the main rotors are turning the correct way. Just like the tail rotor is on the proper side. Considering this is a scale heli, I'd say they did it right.
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Compared to the real Apache the main rotors are turning the correct way. Just like the tail rotor is on the proper side. Considering this is a scale heli, I'd say they did it right.
Exactly. Lean a little to the other side from the one you're used to? Deal with it and adjust to flying all helicopters large and small.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:36 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Wanna see odd...check the category pics...

The 360CFX is both intermediate...and advanced...

And the AH-64 looks awful big in comparison...

And the 4S 270CFX looks awful small
I noticed that too. It's obviously a mistake on the website. On the intermediate page it should really have the 230S in between the 200SRX and Apache.

They also seem to have confused even themselves on the size of the 270 vs 300, which is quite amusing.
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Gee, I'm not like buying one I'm just saying I don't like the idea of the mains going the wrong way.
It's a scale heli, not a 3D heli! Ever seen a real Apache doing tic-tocs? This will be way too heavy for 3D anyway, just not the intended function.

I have the Blade Red Bull 130X which also has a 4-blade head spinning anti-clockwise. I don't really notice any difference when flying it. It's also way too heavy for 3D at 156g, but it will do simple loops, flips and rolls like the real one.

I think micro scale helis are pretty cool and glad to see Blade making more of them. Should also appeal to beginners who might not get excited about the pod and boom thing. I might get one for fun scale flying if it's not too much of a pain to work on. That's the only problem with the Red Bull 130, it's a nightmare to keep in the air and I haven't even crashed it! But when it's working well it really is a lot of fun to fly scale.
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My gripe with this thing is that it has the same crappy servos as the 180CFX.
Stripped servo gears the first hard crash.
Also will it have the POD the 200 has due to the dual brushless ESC?

Time will tell.

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My gripe with this thing is that it has the same crappy servos as the 180CFX.
Stripped servo gears the first hard crash.
Also will it have the POD the 200 has due to the dual brushless ESC?

Time will tell.

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My gripe with this thing is that it has the same crappy servos as the 180CFX.
Stripped servo gears the first hard crash.
Total non-issue with the simple servo saver mod. I cannot believe people still fly the 180 without that mod. No more stripped gears, simple as that.
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+1

My 180 is still bone sock and flying great. I'll take those over the linear servos any day (though they do serve their purpose on the nano sized stuff).

If I didn't have way too many toys already I'd have to grab one of these. Cool machine.

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