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01-11-2011 01:49 PM  7 years agoPost 1
nickt919

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I received a newsletter recently from a vendor advertising a few heli kits. One of the kits advertised is an Align 700N LE for $799. Everything needed to outfit this heli, except an engine/pipe & RX, is included in the kit...regulator/batt, gyro, servos, governor, blades, etc. It wasn't all that long ago that most all 90 size kits would set you back $1000 or more. From there you needed to buy EVERYTHING to outfit it. Where is Seneca now...he's probably doing flips over this. Now just about every average Joe earner can get in flying a 90. It's no longer a rich boys toy.

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01-11-2011 01:57 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Gyronut

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Regardless, its still going to cost you a pretty penny to get this guy in the air.
But that is a good price.

Rick

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01-11-2011 02:04 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Flying Brian

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I love it when a company designs a new or upgraded version of what is already a great design, and then the latter sells for nickles.

But I do agree, the kit prices are nice for recent models, but it still costs a pretty penny to outfit the model with everything else.

I sure wish TP would lessen there prices on there batterys....

"I just don't Listen" "

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01-11-2011 02:06 PM  7 years agoPost 4
skew

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KY

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Yeah, I just got a new 700 LE kit on the building table yesterday I picked up for less than $500 with no electronics or blades NIB.

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01-11-2011 02:40 PM  7 years agoPost 5
krashtagain

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If you're going to put a 90 in the air from start to finish with a new build you might as well plan on 2 large or close to it . Providing you equip the machine with respectable parts .

If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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01-11-2011 03:16 PM  7 years agoPost 6
darkfa8

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compared to the smaller models (600 and smaller), there is still a sizable gap in crash costs particularly with blades, even on the used market.

Typical 90-size blades go for $75-$100+ per set.

Typical 450 blades ~$25-$30

Typical 500 size blades ~$30-$50

Typical 600 size blades ~$50-$70

and, batteries for a 700 electric are still nearly twice as expensive or ore than the 500 and smaller models.

Airframe prices are at an all time low on the used market, and you can get good deals on the rest of the needed parts, but it's only a good deal if you have the money to spend and you were going to buy the stuff anyway.

- Dan Goldstein
Team Revolectrix

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01-11-2011 03:41 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Rogman88

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Yep, as more manufacturers have come out the overall prices drop combined with online sales of used helicopters I think has raised the supply thus lowering overall demand per capita. Good for consumers for sure.

High Voltage just works better

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