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What First time RC Helicopter did you start with
2CH
11%
 11%  [ 8 ]
3CH
34%
 34%  [ 25 ]
4CH
43%
 43%  [ 31 ]
6CH
6%
 6%  [ 5 ]
1CH
4%
 4%  [ 3 ]
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FLYINGDEUTSCHMAN
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:20 am
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This heli was my first time RC anything and helped me from -out of box to collective pitch flight. So i will recommend it to any beginer.
I have the CB180Q version which is the same as the CB180D and the Exceed Madhawk 300.
Out of box i was able to hover for my very first RC flight ever.Parts are very cheap and available year round( Wowhobbies or Xheli).
Very tough heli crashes alot without any damage.
Issues include:
Tail rotor is brittle and breaks very easy.
Soulition: I use the E-sky hbfpv2 tail rotor and trim it down.now i break one of those once every 4 or 5 months (from hard ff flight crashes)
The tail motor burns out Quickly.
Personaly i have not had this problem with my cb180Q,but others have(Guess i was lucky on this one)
Soulition: There is a dd mod for this heli to overcome this problem.
The cb180Q is hard to repair because of the fuselage and the fuselage is made out of Egg shell type plastic.
Soulition: If learning to fly then i wouldnt get this version of this heli. Instead go with the CB180D version.
Heli is too docile(co-ax like).
Soulition:There are mods that you can perform on the heli to make it more agile as you get better(like servo extent)And flybar adjustment.
Main rotor blades break easily.
Soulition: E-sky big lama co-ax "B" blades are a perfect fix for this heli.(since i installed these blades on it 8 months ago, i have never had to replace them again)

I have had this heli for over a year now and here is my price tag to keep it flying after one year.( I fly it almost every day if not every other day)
Walkera CB180Q:RTF free shipping at the time $120.
Two extra batterys: $31.90
5 main blades (before i started using E-sky big lama blades) $19.75
6 Tail rotors (before i started using E-sky tail rotors) $14.72
4 landing skids (now i use velcro on them and now they just pop off in a crash) $15.80
2 tail motors $13.86
1 4 in 1 (very hard crash @ 40' up before it was fused) $34.95 Ouch
1 canopy (changed from fuselage to canopy) $5.95

Parts for 1 year= $136.91
CB180Q helicopter and parts after 1 year =$256.91
This heli has the 45 degree flybar on it to make it more stable than a 90 degree flybar thus making it easier for the first time flyer to achive a hover.
Parts are cheap and available all year round (including chinese new years)
Very durable
Simple and fast to repair (on the D model)
Can be set up to be more agile as you get better( with no Extra cost).

As far as im concerned. The Walkera CB180/Exceed Madhawk 300 Is the BEST helicopter trainer around in the market and will recommend to any first timer or beginer.
Progress after 3 weeks of learning on the CB180Q.

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admiral
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:53 am
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Hi FLYINGDEUTSCHMAN,

You missed a choice off your poll, my first Helicopter was Single Channel, it only had throttle control and you changed direction by blipping the throttle, you could only turn left, but my grandkids and myself had hours of fun with it.
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FLYINGDEUTSCHMAN
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:59 am
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admiral wrote:
Hi FLYINGDEUTSCHMAN,

You missed a choice off your poll, my first Helicopter was Single Channel, it only had throttle control and you changed direction by blipping the throttle, you could only turn left, but my grandkids and myself had hours of fun with it.

Sorry about that. I also tried to put 6 ch but it wouldnt post it..Is there any way to fix it ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:32 am
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My very first heli was a free flight, rubber powered, balsa and tissue model, back around 1949/50. Went up and autorotated down. Devil to trim right.

First RC heli was 4 channel.

Tom.
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FLYINGDEUTSCHMAN
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:03 am
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tombo242 wrote:
My very first heli was a free flight, rubber powered, balsa and tissue model, back around 1949/50. Went up and autorotated down. Devil to trim right.

First RC heli was 4 channel.

Tom.

Actually my first heli was not a RC heli,but it was called a Cox heli and it had the .049 nitro motor in it. It just powered up went straight up and auto rotated down. Not alot of excitment. That was around the mid 70s i think.
It was somthing like this.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Cox-gas-helicopter-Sky-Jumper-/140495079442?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b628c812
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:29 am
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FLYINGDEUTSCHMAN wrote:
admiral wrote:
Hi FLYINGDEUTSCHMAN,

You missed a choice off your poll, my first Helicopter was Single Channel, it only had throttle control and you changed direction by blipping the throttle, you could only turn left, but my grandkids and myself had hours of fun with it.

Sorry about that. I also tried to put 6 ch but it wouldnt post it..Is there any way to fix it ?


I fixed it for you Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:50 pm
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This was my first heli .... an IC powered Fixed Pitch machine designed around the Irvine 20 motor.

Location was Beaulieu Airfield in South UK.

The model was quite successful but in those days heli's were quite a handful as gyros were pretty poor.

Radio in those days also was non-computer and mixing was done by trim-pots in the back of the radio ....











That radio is still with me and I would like to have it serviced to re-use. 35Mhz and the best 'stick feel' of any radio I have ever used. It was the "Rolls Royce" of radios in those days .... and I saved up for ages to afford it !

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FLYINGDEUTSCHMAN
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:07 am
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That there is the reason why i couldnt fly rc helicopters. I had to wait for the technoligy because im just not that good. Back then i would of never made it.
My hats off to you solentlife for being able to fly those things back then.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:17 am
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that radio looks a bit complicated. i bet it cost a small fortune too.
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