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New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« on: December 10, 2015, 17:14:05 »
Hello all my name is george and im new to the quadcopter world. Since i was a kid i wanted a flying toy but i never had one, and im thinking getting one now. I have found the JJRC X1 which the price is now high. i dont want to spend so much money since its my first one, and i want to be carefull with it.What do you think guys about this quadcopter? is it any good?

here are some pictures i found and also a video demonstration


since im new i cant post links but here is the ID of youtube video
/watch?v=T5LaF3e4nsE

i have found this quadcopter for just 120$ what do you think?

thanks in advance

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 17:33:45 »
Have a look here:
http://uavcoach.com/cheap-drones-for-beginners/
The one you';ve seen looks ok but there are so many to choose from, small ones have the advantage of being able to fly them indoors if the weather is bad!
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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 17:37:32 »

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 19:07:44 »
Another vote for the Hubsan X4 here.
Fantastic little quad, perfect as a learning platform and for having fun with in the winter when the cruel winds and rain prevent flying anything bigger
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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 20:08:27 »
Welcome patriotaki! I suggest you a hubsan too! ?? ??? ???? ??? ????? ???????? ?? ???? ?????!

....???? ???????? ??? ???????....

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 21:06:31 »
Welcome patriotaki! I suggest you a hubsan too! ?? ??? ???? ??? ????? ???????? ?? ???? ?????!

....???? ???????? ??? ???????....

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2015, 21:13:05 »
Another +1 for the Hubsan :) Its cheap, cheerful, robust and a whole load of fun. Its a great learning tool. Save the money for a second larger quad which you no doubt buy after getting addicted  :laugh:


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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2015, 21:29:24 »
What he said. ~~

nothing bad. ::) "dont tell me you are Cretan I am gonna break" hahah something like that. and the signature. ".... A Cretan to London...." :rofl:
Sorry for my english. Still learning. O:)

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2015, 09:22:01 »
i was also concidering to buy that one. here  it says it has a Brushless Motor:

http://www.geekbuying.com/item/JJRC-X1-With-Brushless-Motor-2-4G-4CH-6-Axis-RC-Quadcopter-RTF---Blue-357975.html

 can someone please explain what is the advantage in that?
Brushless motors have a considerably greater life than brushed also are more efficient - so less replacements needed and batteries last a bit longer.
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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2015, 10:56:28 »
Brushless motors are also a lot more expensive. :>

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2015, 11:13:11 »
Brushless motors are also a lot more expensive. :>
Short term maybe but long term I think not! Plus there';s the hassle of having to swap them when they burn out!
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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2015, 11:18:45 »
That is true :>  I was just trying to illustrate why there is a price difference between the OP';s proposed aircraft, and the Hubsan x4 we have all suggested.

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2015, 12:24:43 »
haha im not cretan :) ??????? ????? ???????? ????? :)

thank you all for your answers how expensive are brushless motors?

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2015, 12:50:25 »

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2015, 12:56:29 »
ah i see.. what about the YiZhan i6s? it costs only 36$ which is cheaper than my first option

http://www.geekbuying.com/item/YiZhan-i6s-2MP-Camera-2-4G-4CH-6Axis-One-Key-Return-Nano-Quadcopter-RTF---Black-360209.html

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2015, 13:14:53 »
I have not used one of those, or heard of anyone using one.  It uses the cheap brushed DC motors.

You could go for that one if you want to take a chance, but the Hubsan X4 is a safer bet because it';s a known quantity - pretty much all of us here have one, and we know for sure it';s good.

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2015, 21:13:51 »
i like this quadcopter,it looks so nice:D

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2015, 13:33:20 »
Looks interesting because it';s cheap.

@fumi.reed It has a 720p camera but I doubt it';ll look great, for that price it';s impressive it even has one, lol.

And guys, I';m new to nr-copters, why does this one have a display on the trasmitter? What is it for?

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2015, 13:51:18 »
It';ll show the settings you have selected.  EG Flight mode, rates, trims..

By the way, to clarify my earlier comment:

I have not used one of those, or heard of anyone using one.  It uses the cheap brushed DC motors.

To clarify, both that one and the Hubsan X4 use brushed motors.

What sort of path do you see yourself taking with this?  Are you planning to buy a little aircraft for practice, so that you can learn how to fly, and then build your own aircraft in the future?  Or is the toy grade ones as far as you think you';ll go?

If you plan on going all the way with this, you should consider the Blade Nano QX.
You can bind to that with a "proper" radio, such as the Taranis most of us are using (requires an external module however).  That means you can control it with the same sticks you';ll eventually be using to fly more powerful aircrafts that you build yourself.
The Nano QX also has acro/rate mode, which is probably the mode you would eventually want to use for a more powerful aircraft.
These two features put it ahead of all the other toy grade aircrafts.

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2015, 18:24:24 »
These two features put it ahead of all the other toy grade aircrafts.
Except the Blade Inductrix which unfortunately doesn';t have a camera apart from that possibly the best learner quad on the market.
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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2015, 20:27:21 »
My first quadcopter is that https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12011112_10207901074463102_1251402834409018202_n.jpg?oh=c01a60262bf2860ebca552986b66a607&oe=56E365E9 and I am doing great as learning with it. My suggestion is to make a 250 from zero. You will be enjoying building it and you will learn how to repair anything if you crash it or something. I ve flown 9 batteries so far and I had only one bad landing with no actual damage on it. you can go as cheap as you want but I would start with that.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__52863__HobbyKing_Spec_FPV250_V2_Quad_Copter_ARF_Combo_Kit_Mini_Sized_FPV_Multi_Rotor_ARF_.html

I ve got the same frame with different motors escs and controller.
I am also suggesting you a taranis. good luck whatever you choose!
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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2015, 17:46:00 »
Is it worth doing a recommendation thread for all different size and budgets of quads as these questions keep coming up ...

While i would never want to stop these threads as they are the start of a build and learning it may point people in the right direction

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2016, 20:37:21 »
Did anyone end up buying this? Prices got lower on geekbuying, now it';s at $105.

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 22:53:42 »
I've seen this is quite a topic :frantic:, and I've created a list with 60+ options for those wanting to find cheap drones for beginners.

Hopefully this helps and it's not considered spam  ::) :beer2: haha, loved the emojis!
http://www.rchobbiesonair.com/best-cheap-drones-for-beginners/

Cheers!

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Re: New to QuadCopter World, advices needed
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