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04-10-2011 03:52 PM  6 years agoPost 1
twest38

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Is Mikado that much superior to Align ? Clue me in. I'm reading lots of post on this topic

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04-10-2011 04:06 PM  6 years agoPost 2
psych-lick

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Last year when I bought my first Logo 600 - there really wasn't any other good options for an electric 600. Align still doesn't make an electric 600 worth consideration.

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04-10-2011 04:11 PM  6 years agoPost 3
JasonJ

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Depends on what you would consider superior. Parts availability, longevity, overall quality, price. A lot of people get a great experience out of Align products and are doing it at a discounted price over Mikado. For some, the better quality of the Mikado is worth the price. It's all about priorities. A "crappy" Align helicopter is leaps and bounds better than anything manufactured 20 years ago, that's for sure. To be honest, I just don't think you can buy a truly bad helicopter from any of the mainstream established manufacturers.

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04-10-2011 04:35 PM  6 years agoPost 4
enahs

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To be honest, I just don't think you can buy a truly bad helicopter from any of the mainstream established manufacturers.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

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04-10-2011 05:17 PM  6 years agoPost 5
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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JasonJ Depends on what you would consider superior. Parts availability, longevity, overall quality, price. A lot of people get a great experience out of Align products and are doing it at a discounted price over Mikado. For some, the better quality of the Mikado is worth the price. It's all about priorities. A "crappy" Align helicopter is leaps and bounds better than anything manufactured 20 years ago, that's for sure. To be honest, I just don't think you can buy a truly bad helicopter from any of the mainstream established manufacturers.
+1

well said and i agree

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04-10-2011 06:01 PM  6 years agoPost 6
rexxigpilot

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Depends on what you would consider superior. Parts availability, longevity, overall quality, price. A lot of people get a great experience out of Align products and are doing it at a discounted price over Mikado. For some, the better quality of the Mikado is worth the price. It's all about priorities. A "crappy" Align helicopter is leaps and bounds better than anything manufactured 20 years ago, that's for sure. To be honest, I just don't think you can buy a truly bad helicopter from any of the mainstream established manufacturers.
Nice monologue, but it really doesn't answer the OP's question. Yes, a Mikado Logo is superior to an Align heli. I have several of each. I could also spend many words trying to explain why the Logo is better, but here is a sure way to explain it. Since I bought my first Logo over a year ago, the Aligns have not flown again!

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04-10-2011 06:04 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Steff Giguere

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All I can say is once I've flown a Mikado heli, I sold all my Align's and now only fly Mikado.
Just yesterday at the club, all my buddies who were present all agreed that I had the best flying helis of all the members at the club (52 members and only myself and another fly Mikado).

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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04-10-2011 06:20 PM  6 years agoPost 8
lsnover

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Lehigh Valley, PA

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The Align TREX600 is a decent E-heli. You need to run at 8S or better to really make it sing. Also the stock frames are just so-so. I have custom Rotorworkz frames that allow for three bearings for the main shaft, top mounted motor and direct swash control. This Frame really transforms this heli, IMHO, even better then the new designs that Align is working on.

The Logo 600 is definitely a step up. I love the overall design. Very clean. I have a buddy with one and it is superior to the TREX in build quality and design. But not enough for me to swap out my TREX600. If I was buying new, I'd go with the Logo. I'm waiting for the Logo700 myself.

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04-10-2011 06:40 PM  6 years agoPost 9
BladeStrikes

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Im more than happy with the 600E and it fly's awesome on 6 cell's .Not a fan of fantastic plastic but that's just me...

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04-10-2011 07:27 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Rogman88

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hmmm....Align or Mikado?

I've flown align Trex 600 ESP and had to mod, well chose to mod just about everything on it. Added 3rd bearing block, RJX FBL head, Scorpion motor, tail rotor grips, KDE thrusted main bearings etc... It flew fine but I succumb to hype easily. Just bought a Logo 600 3D and have been very disappointed so far. One of the bearings in the one way wasn't present, there is a squeal and the tail kicks frequently, and it's got some sort of wobble even without blades that I'm having to sort out. The mounting hole/grommet on the right side of the canopy was drilled too far forward by about a centimeter thus making almost impossible to get it on the heli. When I do put it on it has a gap in the back because the edges don't line up. I just stuck my Trex canopy on it and I'm happier about that. I never had to chase problems down on my Trex. When it had a problem like wearing bearings, it was very apparent. Maybe I got a lemon for a Mikado, but so far the only thing I'm impressed with is how much lighter it is than my Trex. I haven't been able to really test the logo yet as I'm still working on finding the tail kick/squealing issues. It seems to fly well though, but not that much better than my Align.

High Voltage just works better

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04-10-2011 10:39 PM  6 years agoPost 11
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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Rogman, can you post some pictures of your Logo with the canopy on and off. I think I may know the source of your canopy fit issue.

What are you using for FBL control? If V-Bar, post file and we'll try to help with tail kick.

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04-10-2011 11:21 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Rogman88

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Thanks Rexx look in my gallery. It's vbar 5.1. I the tail kick co-insides with the drive train it seems. It's almost like the belt is lose or a gear isn't meshed. Though everything seems to be meshing well on the bench. I wonder if that one way could be slipping being that it's missing that one bearing in it?

High Voltage just works better

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04-10-2011 11:50 PM  6 years agoPost 13
CalmAir

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Camarillo, Ca.

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I'm only a year and a half in but I've worked with tools all my life and am fairly mechanical, and recognize quality.
I have a Trex 500 FB (stock) and bought a flybarless Logo 400. The first day I flew the Logo I felt like, OK. So much for the 500. I'm going to convert the 500 to FBL and TT and if it doesn't fly like the Logo. Out it goes.

Bought the goods, havn't put it together yet.

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