Kinda, but not really a heli.

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Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:51 am

Grabbed this at the hobby shop today. Flew around inside the house tonight. It flys excellent and stable. I see it being a hoot outside!
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:57 am

Ares?
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:05 am

My son has one...we have the squirt gun rocket launcher camera and winch for it...very fun to fly inside or out
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:47 am

What brand, how much bucks?
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:53 am

You're a cj.....
Wild Fred is the smartest man I know.... If you don't believe me just ask him!

Cappy needs a WF built L4 scheme Lazy Bee with ailerons.

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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:57 am

Ares brand 100 bucks rtf
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:58 pm

bILL wrote:What brand, how much bucks?


Ares Ethos qx130 $99 rtf at Hobby Town.
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

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capthis wrote:You're a cj.....



These three letters. I'm sure you seen them used by me elsewhere.

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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

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stickit wrote:
capthis wrote:You're a cj.....



These three letters. I'm sure you seen them used by me elsewhere.

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Doesn't change that you are a cj lol
Wild Fred is the smartest man I know.... If you don't believe me just ask him!

Cappy needs a WF built L4 scheme Lazy Bee with ailerons.

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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:33 pm

capthis wrote:
stickit wrote:
capthis wrote:You're a cj.....



These three letters. I'm sure you seen them used by me elsewhere.

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Doesn't change that you are a cj lol


Cheaper than a sim. I've gotta get my thumbs and brain communicating again.
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:39 pm

Flew it down the street and burnt three batteries buzzing around the high school. 5 to 10 mph breeze, and it handled it well. It's only a three axis gyro, so it's not completely locked in. It is however pretty damn fast for a quad this size, yet very forgiving. When in doubt gas it, and it climbs very level. Pirouettes aren't as fast as some I've seen, and the only way this model will flip is with what Ares class a "flip mode" button. All in all, I'd recommend it for a first quad. Battery flight time is about 9 minutes, and I will be picking up a few more.
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:42 pm

Make sure you have your FAA registration number on your DRONE. :|
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

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Doug B wrote:Make sure you have your FAA registration number on your DRONE. :|


This one is under 8.8 ounces rtf. No need.
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:21 pm

Another 50 bucks would have gotten you a full on 250 race quad with a damn good flight control board, another hundred could get you a decent fpv system...just sayin...
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

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A.D.3D wrote:Another 50 bucks would have gotten you a full on 250 race quad with a damn good flight control board, another hundred could get you a decent fpv system...just sayin...


Didn't want a race quad, or an FPV setup. Got what I wanted.... Just sayin.
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:46 pm

have you ever flown a race or acro quad? I am just trying to help people not waste money trying to get into multirotors when a few more bucks can get you something that is fully programmable and flies 10x better (literally 10x better, the control loop on a $15-20 board will loop a minimum of 10x more per second than the board in that, in fact it's probably closer to 100), with an option to upgrade later on. To each their own, I just know that when I got that exact unit it was put in a corner a week later and never flown again, yes I am speaking from personal experience as well as the experience of many customers I know personally. I hope you enjoy it, it was definitely fun, but it's not going to be aerobatic enough or for that matter tough enough for a typical bro. I did not intent to give you attitude and if you would like to move on to something a bit more robust later on I would be more than happy to point you to some awesome shops and threads I have personally stickied for toilet reading.
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:56 pm

capthis wrote:
stickit wrote:
capthis wrote:You're a cj.....



These three letters. I'm sure you seen them used by me elsewhere.

EAD



Doesn't change that you are a cj lol


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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

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A.D.3D wrote:Another 50 bucks would have gotten you a full on 250 race quad with a damn good flight control board, another hundred could get you a decent fpv system...just sayin...


Care to post these $150 and $250 quads?

Could they be flown well with a 6ch radio?
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:07 pm

A.D.3D wrote:have you ever flown a race or acro quad? I am just trying to help people not waste money trying to get into multirotors when a few more bucks can get you something that is fully programmable and flies 10x better (literally 10x better, the control loop on a $15-20 board will loop a minimum of 10x more per second than the board in that, in fact it's probably closer to 100), with an option to upgrade later on. To each their own, I just know that when I got that exact unit it was put in a corner a week later and never flown again, yes I am speaking from personal experience as well as the experience of many customers I know personally. I hope you enjoy it, it was definitely fun, but it's not going to be aerobatic enough or for that matter tough enough for a typical bro. I did not intent to give you attitude and if you would like to move on to something a bit more robust later on I would be more than happy to point you to some awesome shops and threads I have personally stickied for toilet reading.



This will be the only quad I purchase. More into helis and slabs. I do appreciate the concern for wasted money, but I was into finding a rtf (simple) small quad that I could buzz around the house, and possibly during fuel stops etc at work. I won't get into aerobatics with it like I do with my other stuff.
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Re: Kinda, but not really a heli.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:38 pm

WoodPilot wrote:
A.D.3D wrote:Another 50 bucks would have gotten you a full on 250 race quad with a damn good flight control board, another hundred could get you a decent fpv system...just sayin...


Care to post these $150 and $250 quads?

Could they be flown well with a 6ch radio?


6ch is perfect. You have some 3s or 4s 1300 right?

frame: $18 http://www.valuehobby.com/multicopters/ ... frame.html
motors (4): $27.60 total (2) http://www.valuehobby.com/multicopters/ ... motor.html and (2) http://www.valuehobby.com/multicopters/ ... motor.html
flight controler: $19 http://www.valuehobby.com/naze-6dof.html
Power distribution board: $5.90 http://www.valuehobby.com/5v-control-board.html
Props: $1.50 per set, buy as many as you can afford :mrgreen: http://www.valuehobby.com/multicopters/ ... p-set.html
ESCs (4): $48 total http://www.readytoflyquads.com/20a-littlebee-esc

BAMM!!! $120 for a non FPV LOS quad. Keep in mind there are lots of better quality stuff on the market, but this would be a pretty decent starter package.

now for FPV gear:

camera and video transmitter package: $28.99 http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-CCD-700 ... 77402.html
Video receiver: $19.99 http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-FPV-5_8 ... 75426.html
Goggles: I love these things $55.79 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... _Kit_.html

Standard dipole antennas that are included with the transmitter and receiver will be ok for starting out and flying close in, but you will want to upgrade later.

$104.77 for video gear.

thats $224.77 for everything, add $20 in shipping and you are still under $250.

Assuming you have a 2.4 TX and RX plus batteries you will have a decent little setup that will blow any mass production toy out of the water, and be far more aerobatic and speedy.
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