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HelicopterAlignT-REX 700N › just finished the maiden! (now with media)
07-12-2008 05:56 AM  9 years agoPost 1
majestic12

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just finished the maiden...so who wants to buy my Fury!

This was the easiest, most straight forward build I've ever had and the best flying copter straight off the build table. Simplicity is the new innovation. My build table is deep so I keep my helis on it rather than on the wall or such, so the whole time I'm building the 700 my Fury is in plan sight only 3 ft away. Not a bad setup for a direct comparison while building the Trex. The whole time I couldn't help but marvel at what Align has accomplished with half the parts count. A fan shroud that is a piece of cake with only 4 parts..8 if you count the bolts. If fit perfect in a matter of seconds with no tinkering. Compare that to the 1hr plus I spent trying to fit the new OS into the Fury to get a head start on break in for the 700. Thats just one example of a few things that are so much more simple on the 700. And this merely isn't cutting corners because this thing flys pants off with a head that runs +/-12deg with no binding straight off the build table. Floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee....pretty much no other way to explain it. Things like weight, power and efficiency are pretty important to me flying at high elevation. Don't get me wrong, my Fury flys great and I have a very deep sentimental attachment to MA..but I finally have that POP that I've been craving for a long time. Time will tell if the durability is there but for all intents and purposes my Fury is now for sale as I love my flying vacuum cleaner beyond belief right now.

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sorry for the camera phone quality but its all I have to take photos at the moment.

onboard video is uploading so look for another edit shortly


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07-12-2008 06:11 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Locktite

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Very Nice..I plan on getting in my first flights Sunday... I just need to finish up set-up and she will be ready..

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07-12-2008 11:03 AM  9 years agoPost 3
JAGNZ

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I get the distinct feeling I will feel the same about my Fury after getting my 700. MA needs to step up to the low parts count plate. Their models are WAY too complex IMHO. Plus you won't be afraid to crash the 700, unlike the Fury.


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07-12-2008 03:22 PM  9 years agoPost 4
bjacks

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Jason let's be fair, do you want to crash a 90 Vibe, Aurora, Synergy, I thing the main gear and crown gear for a Synergy $90.00 somethiung dollars and yes the Fury's high also but not that high. Bobby

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07-12-2008 03:53 PM  9 years agoPost 5
loewermx

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bjacks

That is very true but, have you checked the prices of booms, main shafts, frames, ect.. of the Synergy compared to the Vibe or Fury?

I agree, the main gear and crown gear of the N9 is high but the other parts are very reasonable.

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07-12-2008 05:42 PM  9 years agoPost 6
bjacks

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Your right Loewermx but I still would not like to crash one of those helicopters, M.A., JR, Synergy and so forth. Bobby

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07-12-2008 05:59 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Nashville

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Majestic,

That's a great review on your new 700n. I'm happy to hear mainly positive reports. Looks like Align did some learning on their previous models and have done a pretty good job. I'll be looking for some 60-90 day reports before I buy mine. But I'm actually starting to look forward to it now.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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07-12-2008 10:10 PM  9 years agoPost 8
swasey1982

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Same here, I´ll let the beta testers try the 700n before I get mine, enouht time to get great electronics for it. keep the reports coming in.

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07-12-2008 10:17 PM  9 years agoPost 9
GScott

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I was looking at this one but after seeing some side by side pics I'm not so sure. It's not much bigger than a 600n and from some of the pics I've seen alot smaller than some of the other 90's like the Aurora. By the time you add $100 for the inevitable Quick UK swash upgrade I may as well just get an Aurora.

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07-12-2008 10:25 PM  9 years agoPost 10
flyboy91

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I dont see where there is a problem with the heli being a little bit smaller than others, and really its not. I had a Synergy and I think it is very similar in size.
As far as the swash giving out I dont think that will happen with this heli. I have already put 10 gallons through mine and have yet to touch a single bolt on it. Other than charging that is all I have had to do to this heli.
Now I'm not saying that the Aurora is a bad heli by any means I just think this heli is able to fly as good and will be much cheaper to repair.

Andrew

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07-12-2008 10:28 PM  9 years agoPost 11
swasey1982

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till now there have been no issues regarding the swash, keep fingers crossed, sure you could get the aurora, great machine, but too much mystery behind the beast, there have been more deliveries of the 700n in the past 2 weeks than auroras to test,team pilots in 3 years, no pun intended, for sure if aurora had the same capacity that align has to ship kits aurora would be a tough one for the 700n,. Both great machines.

Quick question, which is the fastest to build(lowest parts count).

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07-12-2008 11:44 PM  9 years agoPost 12
GScott

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Unless you have hard numbers regarding how many 700's vs Auroras have been shipped I think it's a bit of a stretch to make that statement. I don't have a dog in this fight and don't really care either way but from the reports only 2 shipments have been received by Assurance. The first was a small shipment and the second was around 50 kits.

I would also be a little worried running 710's and 105's on the tail. I don't know what size tail blades come in the kit but they sure look awfully close to the main blades in that picture. Maybe that's why there are only Align branded 690's.

I'll reserve final judgement until I see one in person and the durability reports come in but I was hoping for something that didn't just look like a 600n with a little longer boom.

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07-13-2008 03:13 AM  9 years agoPost 13
majestic12

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It's not much bigger than a 600n and from some of the pics I've seen alot smaller than some of the other 90's like the Aurora. By the time you add $100 for the inevitable Quick UK swash upgrade I may as well just get an Aurora.
I've read two reports on the A$%^A forum of swashes coming apart in flight so I don't see your point. 3 years of testing the most prefect heli ever conceived and swashes failing, major parts missing from kits and the wrong bearings installed. I'll take my flying vacuum anyday over that mess.


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07-13-2008 04:15 AM  9 years agoPost 14
GScott

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And I saw the customer service that followed. I've also witnessed Align customer service first hand and if those had been 700n's it would have been chalked up to builder error and that would be the end of it.

By the way what did Align do for those hurt by their defective blades last year? I can tell since one was a friend of mine....absolutely nothing.

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07-13-2008 04:39 AM  9 years agoPost 15
majestic12

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And I saw the customer service that followed.
now that I will not argue...Augusto really went above and beyond...but for all the hype and the wait and the wait and the wait and some more hype he better have done the right thing.


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07-13-2008 04:47 AM  9 years agoPost 16
majestic12

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Its not the best but just a quick test flight with the gopro mounted. I made the drive down the Pony Express field today for their open house. Everyone was leaving when I got there on account of the wind picking up so me and my buddy had the place to ourselves. Just did a few circuits, stall turns and a flip or two...the cross wind sucked and the fact that I had a camera hanging off the side didn't help. I'll work on a better mount up on the nose or between the skids and post something much better in a few days.

http://www.vimeo.com/1329760

Watch at YouTube


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07-13-2008 05:53 AM  9 years agoPost 17
SuperSixTwo

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Nice video Majestic. To bad we did hang out longer, would have liked to seen yours built. Way to windy for me and my skills!

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07-13-2008 01:17 PM  9 years agoPost 18
creightoncarr

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I've read two reports on the A$%^A forum of swashes coming apart in flight so I don't see your point.
There's only been one. I've seen a couple posts about swashes getting stuck, but only one about the swash separating. I'm sure the 700 flies great - I hope to see some out at my fields in the near future so I can fly one myself. I'm with GScott, however, regarding the looks. I know there are a couple of changes under the hood, but for the most part it's an enlarged 600. Nothing wrong with that, of course, if that's your preference. It's just not for me.

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07-13-2008 01:24 PM  9 years agoPost 19
creightoncarr

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major parts missing from kits
Looks like Align ain't perfect either:

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t445138p1/

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07-13-2008 03:27 PM  9 years agoPost 20
BJames111

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I've flown the 700 several times, and it does fly nice. HOWEVER. I won't be getting rid of my Fury for a 700.

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