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    Size of the DR-1

    I wonder what the actual size of the heli is. The specs in the list and on the pictures are quite different.
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    You know what I just noticed that to. When I first looked at them yesterday I didnt see that they were different. It's like it got shrunk by 40%. LOL

    If the specs end up being the ones on the smaller end I might cancel my order.
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    I would bet it's the smaller size...
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    I seen that too. I think the length is 12 inches. The rotor size in the picture is consistant with it's 8 inches, so add the tale for another 4 inches. I wonder what the price will be, though.

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    The difference between the heli length and the rotor diameter isn't that big. It looks pretty similar to the Hubsan H203, which has the same specs as the ones that are in the list.
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    DR1 rotor diameter is 10.43 inches.
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    DR-1 (#6308) SPECS
    Length
    8.9 Inches (225mm)

    Width (main frame):
    1.14 Inches (29mm)

    Rotor Diameter:
    8.7 Inches (220mm)

    Blade Length:
    4.1 Inches (104mm)

    Weight:
    2.4oz (67g)

    Height (overall):
    4.6 Inches (117mm)

    Stabilization:
    Gyro

    Motor (electric):
    N20 (2)

    Radio System:
    2.4GHz 4-channel multi-mode

    Servo:
    Digital - 0.07sec/60 (2)

    Chassis Structure/Material:
    Anodized aluminum main frame

    Skill Level:
    1



    Included Accessories:




    450mAh 1-Cell LiPo (3.7 volts) battery pack,
    USB-powered dual LiPo charger, spare rotor blade set,
    Phillips screwdriver, and four Traxxas AAA alkaline batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    DR1 rotor diameter is 10.43 inches.
    Quote Originally Posted by kwitty View Post
    DR-1 (#6308) SPECS
    Length
    8.9 Inches (225mm)

    Width (main frame):
    1.14 Inches (29mm)

    Rotor Diameter:
    8.7 Inches (220mm)

    Blade Length:
    4.1 Inches (104mm)

    Weight:
    2.4oz (67g)

    Height (overall):
    4.6 Inches (117mm)

    Stabilization:
    Gyro

    Motor (electric):
    N20 (2)

    Radio System:
    2.4GHz 4-channel multi-mode

    Servo:
    Digital - 0.07sec/60 (2)

    Chassis Structure/Material:
    Anodized aluminum main frame

    Skill Level:
    1



    Included Accessories:




    450mAh 1-Cell LiPo (3.7 volts) battery pack,
    USB-powered dual LiPo charger, spare rotor blade set,
    Phillips screwdriver, and four Traxxas AAA alkaline batteries.
    That is exactly what I mean. Confusing and rather big differences:

    Length: 12.6" (picture) or 8.9" (list)?
    Rotor diameter: 10.43" (picture) or 8.7" (list)?
    Height: 7.48" (picture) or 4.6" (list)?
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    Ah, I see what you mean. Been without Tapatalk (and power, telephone, heat, etc) for over five days. Doing my best, but right now that might not be even as good as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Ah, I see what you mean. Been without Tapatalk (and power, telephone, heat, etc) for over five days. Doing my best, but right now that might not be even as good as usual.
    Wow. That sounds serious. I appreciate the effort anyway.
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    Hope you get your power back soon ksb. Sandy has done such a number on the east coast, hope your family is safe and loss of power are your only losses....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Hope you get your power back soon ksb. Sandy has done such a number on the east coast, hope your family is safe and loss of power are your only losses....
    Thanks. Not yet and not soon - we are a low priority. All are safe and the power was our only loss. So far.

    I'm still a bit confused about the DR1 dimensions. I've neglected to ask the right people. Time to do that I suppose.
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    I hope it doesnt get worse than power loss and that you will have it back soon.
    Don't worry about the dimensions. There are more important things in life. I'm 99.9% certain already that the smaller ones are the right ones.
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    It looks like the specs have been updated on Traxxas's website. Both the picture and spec list are consistent and showing that it is 8.9 inch.

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    Yeah, I noticed that too. The pages are working fine now. Thanks Traxxas
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    Something still is odd, in looking at the pics on the spec page if you look at the 'length' overall it shows 8.9in
    Now if you look at where the rotors are above the body they look 2inches 'shorter' than the length? But the specs shows and tells them at 8.7in?
    From what we are seeing printed in the specs 8.9 and 8.7 that should properly show the rotors extending nearly to the end of the tail shouldn't it?

    Although looking at the Heli on the hand, the rotor appears to protrude out past the cockpit by quite a bit.
    Last edited by kwitty; 11-06-2012 at 06:05 PM.

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    The qr-1 would make a great indoor helicopter

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    And the dr-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwitty View Post
    Something still is odd, in looking at the pics on the spec page if you look at the 'length' overall it shows 8.9in
    Now if you look at where the rotors are above the body they look 2inches 'shorter' than the length? But the specs shows and tells them at 8.7in?
    From what we are seeing printed in the specs 8.9 and 8.7 that should properly show the rotors extending nearly to the end of the tail shouldn't it?

    Although looking at the Heli on the hand, the rotor appears to protrude out past the cockpit by quite a bit.
    On the picture, the blades are not aligned with the canopy, but under an angle of 45 degrees. If the picture was taken with the blades in the same position as the picture on the bottom of the spec pages, they would have seemed a lot longer.
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    Gonna have to compare the design of my little laser tag Helis.... They have great little ground targets, and can combine 3 different teams of 2, for 6 copter battles.
    I really like the inclusion of a traxxas branded battery. At least you know you will not have an issue getting comped if you get a dud. Unlike my laser tag rtf box...
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