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Damon0306
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:10 am
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Hello, new to the forums. Long story short, purchased a new E-Flite BLADE CX-2 a few years a ago. But due to health problems and many other personal problems, I never used the helicopter.

I just opened the box and after getting 2 new batteries and the training gear installed and the helicopter balanced I've been practicing in a spare bedroom in my house.

I have very limited indoor flying space, which I think is hampering my learning.

Of course I'm getting into it, and already have started looking for better parts and MODS.

Am I to late? From what I see online, it seems this heli is kinda outdated.

I was wondering if there newer models, like the 200SX (hope I have the right model name/number) would be better to LEARN ON?

The model I was looking at had the newest technology with the settings on the transmitter for beginner intermediate and advanced. It also has that emergency switch to return to normal flight.

If I could afford it, would it be better to consider one of these newer helis to start my training on? I kind feel like I've gotten into this helicopter way to late, and perhaps worrying about modding it and dumping money into it, thst I would be better off investing in a new model. Thanks for any info you can give me.
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tombo242
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:50 am
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Hi Damon,

Just my opinion but the best way to get going is to get a simulator. This will allow you to pratice without any broken parts and also give you a range of models to choose from. Sims come in price ranges from free to "can't afford it", with a gentle slope between. A web search will soon find the free ones and the choice is very personal. Whatever you pay the sim is sure to repay its cost in lack of repairs during pratice. Once you can hold the helis in a steady hover close to you is the time to start on a real model.

This I found was a good course to follow:
http://dream-models.com/files/docs/FieldManual.pdf
My own quick video on Radd's course here (2010 vintage):
http://youtu.be/ZJfTTwKIfi0?list=UU9IrkkxJ-Jl5Gw5wdH-w57g

Tom.
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Damon0306
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:22 pm
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Thank you for your reply. I will check out some sims.
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admiral
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:00 am
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Hi Damon,

Welcome to the forum, I agree with Thombo on the Simulator that help immensely, but don't discount the CX2 they are a great beginners helicopter, they teach you orientation and are great fun, they do fly better on genuine blades because they are more rigid but if your flying inside they get a bit expensive. From the CX2 I would recommend a Fixed pitch singe rotor should as the Blade SR120 or similar, from that point go straight up to 450 size, its a big step but it is the way I wish I had gone, I wasted 12 months fiddling around with the 300 size the Blade SR and Twister Gold which taught me nothing except how to repair helicopters and to control frustration.

Good luck with the CX2.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:19 am
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Hello Damoin and welcome to the forum.

Good advice from Tom and Keith.

If the CX2 is going out of stile, then spares may-well cost less...could be easier on the wallet during the learning curve.

Burgess
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