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25% off radio controlled helicopters @ RC Choppers

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5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago
I have 2 of the Blade eflight ones and they are superb, not toys, they are proper grown up 4 channel heli's with giro's for stable flight.

EDIT: link not working so here it is http://www.rc-choppers.co.uk/article/promotions,b.html
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#1
link?
#2
Original edited, link not working for some reason??
#3
out of interest, why cold??
#4
I'll save up to get one of these :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn23zLlpLFo

TURBINE ENGINES!!!!
#5
Nice toys.
#6
Connors
Nice toys.


A toy!
#7
Connors
Nice toys.


Not exactly a toy, admitted its not a "pro" 3d heli but its a great starting point if you want to get into the hobby.
Plenty of spares and pattern parts available and the batteries are cheap as chips.
1 Like #8
Can't understand why anyone would vote this cold.

Thanks for taking the time to post and ignore those hukd members who seem to forget what this site it about!
2 Likes #9
voting cold, its up to 25% off but even with the discount they can be found cheaper by a simple google search example
i was looking at buying one of these E-Flite Blade MCX Tandem Rescue RTF Radio Controlled Helicopter with there 25% off its £97.50
only £79.00 here http://alshobbies.com/shop/search.php?Desc=E-Flite+Blade+mCX+Tandem+Rescue+Indoor+Heli+RTF

bet that most on the rc choppers can be found cheaper else where
#10
THE GAFFER
voting cold, its up to 25% off but even with the discount they can be found cheaper by a simple google search example
i was looking at buying one of these E-Flite Blade MCX Tandem Rescue RTF Radio Controlled Helicopter with there 25% off its £97.50
only £79.00 here http://alshobbies.com/shop/search.php?Desc=E-Flite+Blade+mCX+Tandem+Rescue+Indoor+Heli+RTF

bet that most on the rc choppers can be found cheaper else where


Fair enough, at least you took the time out to explain and point to a better deal.

Cheers.
#11
I really want one of these AR Drone but I don't think I bring myself to pay that, for what could be a novelty thing for me X)
#12
sharpcroft
Connors
Nice toys.


Not exactly a toy, admitted its not a "pro" 3d heli but its a great starting point if you want to get into the hobby.
Plenty of spares and pattern parts available and the batteries are cheap as chips.


lol. It's alright. I reckon some Germans probably would take offense to that. Did you watch Flight of the Phoenix? The original one with James Stewart. Hardy Krúger was excellent in that. ;)
#13
ch ch chop choppers! :{
banned#14
i am saving up for one of these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTHWBSluUjU

jets far more superior than heli's :)
1 Like #15
Wont vote on the price as its what your willing to spend in the hobby.
I build and maintain RC helicopters and planes and fly 6 channel "pro" helicopters from 100 size to 600 size and EDF jets from 50mm to 90mm. I started on 6 channel but i was willing to take it slowly and learn how these things work , never used a sim just read on the net how to set up a helicopter and then took it very slowly from there.
Some people are not going to learn on these because the size makes the heli very sensitive to simple things including drafts plus starters have a tendancy to over compensate or over exagerate their moves and inevitably crashing and buying spares which is exactly what the manufacturers want.
Personally i would advise people wanting to get into the hobby to invest in a cheap 4 channel thats bigger than something like this , something along the lines of a walkera 4 ( walkeras electronics in the past have been terrible but for the last 2 years they are very reliable ) even the walkera CB*** range are pretty good but there are a couple of models to choose from.

Btw a gyro doesnt help with stable flight in anyway it helps keep the tail locked in one position until you tell it to move, even the most expensive systems need experience inorder to make this happen , for "stable" flight you need something like a 3 axis gyro system , copilot or helicommand etc , far too complex fro a beginner and in 8 years ive never used one on my own equiptment ( not including a standard HL gyro)

but

with that said have fun with whatever you buy , just take a bit of time and practice.
#16
a friend of mine bought one of these a few years ago, they have 0 stability and end up flying into in a wall then hitting the floor broken, he paid £25 for it no way would i spend £100 on one of these
#17
Looking again at the picture , the one above is a coaxial helicopter ,to be perfectly honest you would be better off buying 8 of the ebay cheap coaxials for the same price theyll last you longer and even if you bought a couple would still be cheaper.
#18
Got one for christmas, kids love it!
#19
Thanks
#20
I'm not entirely sure why E-Flite still bother making the contra-rotating CX series - the bottom has fallen out of the market with those cheap helis on eBay so there really isn't much in it these days.

Single rotor full-cyclic helis are a totally different matter though - intended for those who want to learn proper heli flying. They're great for practicing reverse circuits and nose-in control without driving a more expensive heli into the deck. Having said that, the SR range will get you into bad habits very quickly - if you're serious about learning how to fly a heli then by all means start with a micro, but look at investing in something like a Blade 400 or T-Rex 450.

One major distinction with the Blade range is the spread spectrum 2.4GHz radio - works with any of the Spektrum series of transmitters should you wish to upgrade at a later date and the system is resilient to interference no matter how many models are in the air.

As prices go, these are quite good, but 25% off isn't entirely honest - most online places (even Howes in Kidlington) will sell at a discount to the RRP. In the absence of a "warm' button I vote hot... ;-)
#21
Are some people just looking at the picture and assuming they're all micro's? :| the helis in the promotion range from a micro coaxial to a 400 3D model (please post a video if you decide to fly one of these around the living room!) even the 120 SR is twice the size of a micro. These aren't the crap you buy in toys R us! and as for hitting a wall and breaking, I have a video taken from my 120 flying above the roof of a 2 story house before gravity took over, it then flys off again :p that said, the prices are okay - but as someone else said, you can pick them up for about the same from other places as the discount is on the RRP.
banned#22
Hi All. I am the owner of the website.

Thanks for rating the link! The CX / mCX series helicopters are far far superior than the £15 - £40 helicopters you can pick up on eBay etc and I know this because I have sold plenty of all of them and the amount of problems I had with the cheaper ones is beyond funny.

You may be able to find some cheaper models elsewhere but we pride ourselves on our customer service, rapid next day delivery and full spares support.

It is 25% off our RRP's but these are still fantastic deals.

Anyway, Happy New Year & Best Wishes!

Jake

RC CHOPPERS UK LTD
#23
I got a Walkera one for Chrimbo, I'm absolutely loving it at the moment. Unfortunately one too many heavy landings has broke the skids so I'm currently waiting for spares to arrive.

I took advice from a stunt flyer before buying one, he said that the 4 channel ones are infinitely better than the toys r us ones, and are much closer to bigger heli's. And for those who don't quite have the money for a full heli (or the space!) these small ones are ideal.

I agree about them being extra sensitive though, it took me at least half a dozen batteries worth of flying to get it more than a foot off the ground and stable! Still, it's a learning process, and the first thing I learned was to buy a spare battery!
#24
Did have a 3 channel cheapie, lasted 2 flights and mangled it's plastic cog, personally wouldn't buy another heli without seeing it in the flesh at the local model shop
#25
jj15
I really want one of these AR Drone but I don't think I bring myself to pay that, for what could be a novelty thing for me X)


bloke at work had one the other day. he had some poly blocks around it so it didnt get smashed up. class piece of kit, but bit pricey.
#26
Lol must have been a good crash to mangle the gear
#27
These discussions do make me chuckle, think i'll vote cold because i dont like/dont want/dont need/dont understand the product..................................
#28
scousethief
Looking again at the picture , the one above is a coaxial helicopter ,to be perfectly honest you would be better off buying 8 of the ebay cheap coaxials for the same price theyll last you longer and even if you bought a couple would still be cheaper.


There is a world of difference between these helicopters and ones you can pick up cheaply. There is a full range of spares / support for these models and they can last for years. The coaxial helicopters Your text here are a perfect stable platform to learn to fly and there are various other levels of helicopters to progress to. I really fo reccomend you read about these helicopters and the technology behind them. Great fun. Trust me... I play with these all day!!
#29
Is that a joke ? have you checked the prices on that site ? a very simple example would be to check out the lipo prices , they are vastly inflated.

I understand were you are coming from but unfortunately i worked for 2 local hobby shops and my 2 local flying clubs and my experience far exceeds what you think it is. Apart from building , maintaining , setting up and flying more helicopters and planes than most shops will see in a year i have helped run 2 forums which combines the experience of more than 60,000 members. Unfortunately were you mention that the nice little cute coaxials are a stable platform to learn on , unfortunately as you encounter the bigger brother , the "standard" 450 size you find that they are not stable at all and controlling them requires a little more concentration than popping one of these little "toys " in the air , nothing of what you learnt will be carried forward if you decide to continue as you have just jumped from a pedal car to a ferrari.

My point stands , for flight experience you can make much better investments than the overpriced ones on offer.

my helis all owned by me mostly sold.
Esky honey bee cool, beltcp , belt cp carbon edition , king , king 2
Walkera 36, 60 , #4 , 5#5 , 4#3a
Firefox EP100 and 200
Align Trex , 250 , 450xl , 450 sport ,600
Ark 400 HDE ,Ark 400 CCPM upgrade , Ark 400 stretched in a 450 align md500 fuse "littlebird" design.

I could list the combat wings , planks , deltas , scratch built , gliders , edf jets but it will make no difference.

Please be aware though , i am not jumping on the OP or the Shops owner ( we all have to make a living after all ) just the usual bad advice that someone will give in order to sell a product.


Just as an afterthought

http://alshobbies.com/shop/lookupstock.php?pc=42801

isnt that one nearly £100 cheaper than the one in your sale ? in fact just looking nearly everything is ( i didnt look at everything)

http://www.rc-choppers.co.uk/product/Blade_400_3D_Radio_Controlled_Helicopter_RTF_EFLH400IM2

Makes no difference were you buy it from Horizon will always give you support.

Just for the thread Voted Cold , cheaper elsewhere

Edited By: scousethief on Jan 03, 2011 21:55
1 Like #30
Well I vote hot. Bought a Blades 120 SR :)
#31
http://alshobbies.com/shop/lookupstock.php?pc=42165

cheaper there ( i dont work for them ) as the site is Hotukdeals and it can be bought cheaper in the UK , then its not hot.
#32
scousethief
http://alshobbies.com/shop/lookupstock.php?pc=42165

cheaper there ( i dont work for them ) as the site is Hotukdeals and it can be bought cheaper in the UK , then its not hot.


They don't have the RTF version.
1 Like #33
I apologise , i was wrong.

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