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Hal the Elder
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:44 pm
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Amazon has this Blade RTF UH-1 Huey for $239.99, which seems suspiciously cheap for something as complex as this.

Why isn't it more like $500-$600, like a T-REX 450?

Poor quality?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:21 am
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It's a micro based on the SR.

Why do you think it's complex? There's no UJ or belt for the tail rotor - it's got a motor (could be a problem). So the extra you're paying is for the scale fuselage IMHO.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:29 am
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Yeah...now I see that outboard tail motor!

Nope...I don't want THAT bird!

Thanks Collectively,

HOWL


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:35 am
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I think I've been lucky with my tail motor - not that it gets much stress on a T-34, despite the mod.

There's a consensus that tail motors are...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:41 am
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Hal:

I had one of those. I bought the Blade SR Pro and added the body to it with lights. It few great but was my first Collective Pitch heli. I was a little affraid of it because of the high head speed. I had only flown Fixed Pitch single rotors before I got these one.

I had one hell of a crash with it. Destoryed the body and had to get a replacement. All in all it did fly well but the dreaded tail motor. It is worth the money but not a good first Collective Pitch heli.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:45 am
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Well.....maybe if I put that tail motor out of my mind I can live with it. At least it has a brushless main motor and ESC.

The main thing I like is the scale appearance.

That's all.....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:04 am
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ANYBODY:

Does the A2Pro 480-size UH-1 Huey have the tail motor or a belt drive?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:09 am
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Hal the Elder wrote:

Does the A2Pro 480-size UH-1 Huey have the tail motor or a belt drive?
HAL


Hi Hal,
Yes it is belt drive, more detailed answer in the other thread that you asked the same question.

Question, why are you worried when you only want it for static display ? you would be better off with a Revell 1:24 Scale which is about 19" long and actual scale, because of the physics involved in helicopter flight its is difficult to achieve anything like true scale until you get up around 1/4 scale, the head and rotor blades will always let you down in smaller scale models, because the cord sectin of the rotor blades must be much longer to allow the helicopter to achieve enough lift. I'm sure Thombo can elaborate on the full aerodynamics of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:33 am
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Keith:

I changed my mind about wanting a scale heli for static display only.

I would prefer it to be flyable, at least hoverable.

It must not have the appearance of a Coax, and must have a proper side-draft tail rotor, and must have the tail drive concealed within the boom structure. (Belt or Shaft)

I'm being very selective at this stage, because I want something I can be satisfied with for super-casual flying and a scale appearance.

Surely there must be a Bird somewhere out there for me!

(There is, and don't call me Shirley!)

HALLIBURTON
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