hi guys. i'm long interested with RC stuff but have no idea on how to begin with. Can seniors here advice on how much (minimum) budget do i have to spend to enjoy this game? i prefer the helicopter model though hehehe :#
I've seen you all flying your gadgets at Lutong airstrip and boulevard parking lot a few times ago.. looks fun!
Well if you in the budget and going for long term interest flying a plane is an ideal path. You can have minimum expenditure below RM700 to start flying, if you are good at flying your maintenance expenditure will be almost zero ($0) per-month or even a year. Most plane are made of foam which make them easier to repair using glue. Plane can be both bought or sratch build at home using pieces of foam.
Heli also give the same thrill as plane too but triple more expensive than planes RM1000~RM1500 for startup. As you progressing more you expenditure will increase exponentially for example regardless you crash or not, you are going to spend minimum RM300~RM500 per-month just for maintenance because of wear and tear. Having a glue is not enough to fix everything.
Flying is not only fun but also you get to make friends and meet socialized with curious people. But for long term benefit, economical and technological progression having to fly a plane is the best path. Planes are capable to hover and do tricks like heli does just like this video below: