RC Helicopters and RC Aircraft in Colorado Springs
The Blade RC Pro helicopter. This is my first attempt at helicopters, both flying and modifying. I did have plenty of firewood starter with the blades I broke. There is a training kit that everyone should buy, that will save allot of grief. Keeping everything tuned up and balanced is critical. I also put a dual motor tail rotor kit on and saved myself from changing motors often.
Once you master the Blade CP you can fly it in a neighborhood street. That is without trying stunts. I advise making sure kids aren't nearby either.
The radio is easy to master and does include full aerobatic controls. I have tried inverted flight with the right blades and can actually keep inverted for a very short time. I use a A/C D/C converter for charging the batteries (which can be very difficult). The included charger works fine. My flight time is typically around 9-11 minutes. Believe me, 9 minutes is long enough of concentrating on how to keep these things in the air. I do take extra batteries with me.
The kit you see actually has a modified skid and tail system. It helps keep the helicopter more directional in flight and is stronger for the hard landings.
My next move is to a larger kit. The CP Pro is great to start on and to take risks with since the sticker price is only around $250 complete. It does get a little tough to keep directional orientation when the helicopter is up high. Maybe that's me getting old.
I would advise this kit for the beginner. You will spend some $ on extra parts, but they are cheap. Our local hobby store is very helpful. I begin flying in the garage with the training kit. No wind and keep the tail rotor toward you and you'll be hovering very quickly. Need help? The local hobby stores usually have great clubs and folks that are willing to help.