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09-15-2007 03:36 AM  10 years agoPost 1
jinx

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hi all, when the knight 50 came out, there was a version that had the blue anodized head which i think was the pro. now i only see at mta and heliproz there are only the plastic sport and the 3D. what ever happened to the pro with the metal head?...thank you

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09-15-2007 04:07 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Tyler

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Improved

They improved the pro version and used all the field testing data to make two new models: sport (plastic fantastic) and 3D (carbon).

They use metal where it really counts and put plastic where it really counts.

I cannot comment on all the differences between the Pro and the two current models, but several guys on here still own all three. SteveH, you in the house????

Tyler

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09-15-2007 04:57 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Danny Calderone

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They improved the pro version and used all the field testing data to make two new models: sport (plastic fantastic) and 3D (carbon).
The 3D is G10, Carbon fiber as an option, but you knew that Tyler.

Seems that they just phased out the pro version after the 3d was accepted as the new high standard. Much better heli overall for the market they are trying to target. (hardcore 3d)

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09-15-2007 05:36 AM  10 years agoPost 4
petmotel

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Knight Pro

The Knight 50 "Pro" is still listed at MTA Hobbies, I just checked. MTA was/is the only authorized dealer of these helos in the US AFAIK.

With Aluminum frames and a full metal head they are still a great flying machine. The Sport version is a plastic replicate of the Pro model, they fly very much the same, with the Sport being a little lighter. Some owners think the Pro is more precise due to the metal control arms/all metal head.

Other than different mixing ratios used for the different models (all of which can be changed with a simple addition of a tapped hole in the mixing arms), and material (plastic or aluminum), all 3 of the Compass 50s have the same head, flybar, and radius arm assemblies. That's why they all fly so similarly.

I certainly wouldn't consider a Sport an improvement over the Pro, but at the asking price it is a better value.

Jay

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09-15-2007 05:49 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Tyler

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Carbon: my bad

Yes, I meant G-10 on the 3D. Thanks for the correction Doc.

Isn't there a change in the tail blade grips from the Pro to the sport and 3D?

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09-15-2007 06:06 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Danny Calderone

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The Knight 50 "Pro" is still listed at MTA Hobbies, I just checked. MTA was/is the only authorized dealer of these helos in the US AFAIK.
Heli-Proz is an authorized dealer as well, I believe there is others also, I just cannot tell you who they are, but someone mentioned them before in another post. (ez2bgman -Gary- I think)

MTA was initially the Distributor and importer but that is now handled by Motion Unlimited USA.
Isn't there a change in the tail blade grips from the Pro to the sport and 3D?
There was a change in the placement order of the thrust bearings in the tailgrips as well as the main blade grips. (pretty sure,although I never had my hands on a pro) Steve H is the man for this model comparison stuff.

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09-15-2007 10:51 AM  10 years agoPost 7
SteveH

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Yes, I have one of each...a Sport, a Pro, and a 3D. To reduce it down to flying, the Pro is a little heavier than the Sport, but other than that, the same design machine with all aluminum parts. Mine is the model with the plastic tail box. If you want to 3D, get the 3D version. If you want something that is economical, but still flys great, get the Sport. If you want a heli that is a little bit more "accurate" in flight for, let's say FAI style of flying, and/or regularly fly in high wind conditions, the Pro is the way to go. However, this is just my opinion, but after having owned and flown all three for a few months.

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09-15-2007 05:22 PM  10 years agoPost 8
beavis1

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Right on

Thats a good sum up of the three !
I have 2 of the three and set up a pro local. Steve is right on the money with his break down.

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09-15-2007 05:45 PM  10 years agoPost 9
jinx

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so can the 3D canopy fit the sport without much modifications? i'm not to crazy about the sport canopy. but i guess that should be the least of my worries..lol..thanks

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09-15-2007 06:04 PM  10 years agoPost 10
SteveH

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jinx,

The Sport comes with a canopy that is cut down to look simular to the 3D at this time, but not the "new" 3D canopy. This is what it looks like with stock sickers:

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09-15-2007 07:09 PM  10 years agoPost 11
jinx

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hi, at mta hobbies, there was a video of the knight50 sport in action. does anybody know where that video is at? i went to the knight 50 website but they are different videos....thank you...

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09-15-2007 08:17 PM  10 years agoPost 12
SteveH

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There are some videos here:
http://www.motionunlimitedusa.com/video.php

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09-15-2007 08:19 PM  10 years agoPost 13
petmotel

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Danny, yes we know there are other dealers with Motion Unlimited being the distributor, but they only sell the Sport and 3D. As I said, I believe MTA was/is the only authorized dealer in the US selling Pros.

I did see quite a while back Rick's had a clearance on some of the metal tail, and CF framed Pros just before the 3D became available.

The plastic tail Pro is identical to the Sport and 3D plastic tails.
The metal tail pro only has one radial and one thrust bearing per grip, as opposed to the plastic grips which have the two radial, and thrust bearing each.

Jay

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09-16-2007 04:59 AM  10 years agoPost 14
ez2bgman

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N'awlins, LA

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Chris, at http://www.rcheliworks.net, is also an authorized dealer and carries full parts for the Sport/3D. I am not sure if he carries the Pro. As Jay (Knightflight) mentioned, MTA was the only dealer that I ever saw carry the Pro version. Depending on your flying style, I think that the Sport and Pro should be able to handle your needs easily.

While I have not flown a Sport, I have seen them fly and they are one of the best "bang for your buck" helis on the market.

As Steve mentioned, with the Pro's added weight it excels in high winds and FAI/F3C type maneuvers. Steve's Pro definitely handled the 20-30 mph winds we had at Mayday this year much better than my lighter 3D did. I have flown a Pro and do agree that it flies very clean lines.

The 3D is the hands down winner if you are looking for a 3D machine. No mods/upgrades are necessary to wring the snot out of it. Many have moved the tail servo up front to keep the tail servo clean and to help with balance in some of the lighter machines.

You really can't go wrong with any of the Knights. They all fly great for their inteded purposes.

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