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Old 06-07-2015, 06:12 PM   #31
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Seen these last night


http://www.woot.com/plus/quadricopte...r?ref=cnt_wp_2
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:51 PM   #32
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I have been looking around at quads with cameras. There are tons of smaller quads from different companies that would probably do what you want for now that will suit your skill level better and like Anthony said, won't cost as much to repair when you do crash, because it will happen.

I don't know about how the newer quads fly. I know they are easier to fly now, and easier than a heli, but the hardest part of learning to fly a heli is knowing the controls in the different orientations. Trying to get that to become like second nature and automatic between brain and thumbs is the ultimate goal.

As you progress, or not progress, you will know if you want or even need more bells and whistles. You will also have more confidence stepping up to a more expensive one like the dji after more stick time on a less expensive one.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:56 PM   #33
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I found a list of most of the different manufacturers on www.droneflyers.com if you want to Google some. The site looks like it might be useful to you too for learning. Just my opinion from a quick glance though.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:16 PM   #34
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Alright, done geeking out over this. Hope I didn't overwhelm you plungerboy and make it all seem like a bad idea.


P.s. Don't get one that fits in the palm of your hand either, the smaller they are the harder it is to learn to fly. More twitchy, usually more responsive to inputs, can't handle a light breeze or wind as well due to lack of mass.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:56 PM   #35
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Damn impulse buy. I went to the hobby shop intending to only pick up a set of servo wire crimpers and assorted connectors to customize the lengths on my heli so it's not a jumbled mess. I ended up walking out with this too. Now I just need the wind to die down a little bit.
@dhal22, I still want to see pics of your planes.
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Again, not a photo of me and my plane just a photo on the internet of a plane I own. 123"?, maybe 126" wingspan? 12 hp engine sends the plane straight up like a rocket until you've had enough.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:29 PM   #37
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I built this from scratch. Each piece hand cut, assembled and sanded. Automotive paint and clear coat finish. A lot of work, about 4 years on and off construction.
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My favorite is flying a big toy right down the runway where you can see the entire plane.
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You must have a big ass tinker room/shop to house planes that big. Do you have a dedicated r/c trailer to tow the plane in the first pic to the field? I assume the wings detach for transport, but thats still a massive fuselage. Plus all the support gear.
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Yes the wings detach (2 pieces). Same plane in photos 1 and 3. The support gear isn't a lot, a fuel can, radio transmitter in it's own box, and a RC tool box with small hand tools.
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