Yeah I have a Blade CX2 that struggles to keep up with me (I fly it around too fast and often get blade strikes, damn coax) then I have a CP Pro that I like to crash. The CP is a real pain to fly and I've heard that there are many, many better options for collective pitch helis but I haven't had the cash to dump into trying others. I would love a T-Rex 450 or 600 but that's $600-2000 to get into. I'm hopeful for the new E-Flite blade 400 which is very much like a T-Rex 450, only slightly smaller and comes with a DXM6 installed for only $400!
I'm really only interested in fully electric helis and am rather impressed with their capabilities using LiPo packs.
The piccolo was one of the first small electric helis out there... Seems to me it's like 5 years old now. It's like 24" or so diam. Considered "tiny" at the time.
I like the blade CP. Nice machine.
Most of my interest is geared towards electric planes... They're definitely at the point now where they can outperform a gas plane at just about anything. Kind of reminds me of something else that runs on batteries...
Hah, as soon as something LiPo-like comes up in safety and down in price, it'll happen. All the electric RCs are amazing now. I watched a video on youtube a while back where 2 guys were flying planes with oversized motors like helicopters. They could just hover them vertically.
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