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02-17-2014 08:04 PM  3 years agoPost 41
Chad Douglas

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rex,

Just a wild swing here.. but your ESC caught fire? Wouldn't be a CC by any chance? <don't get me started>

Chad

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02-17-2014 08:12 PM  3 years agoPost 42
#55

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Red Bluff, CA

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The Miniature Aircraft Furry55 is the BEST performing 50 size helicopter I have ever flown... the agility of that helicopter will leave you breathless ( so the Furion 6 FBL- electric version for you)

Not really a bang for the buck brand- we're more of a cult following

with that being said, they just went under. bless their heart

Scan the classifieds and look for someone dumping a Furion Cheep and give it a go.

bang for the buck = Align, and there's nothing wrong with em.

Check!

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02-18-2014 04:14 AM  3 years agoPost 43
bigdog714

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Rochester, MN U.S.A.

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Ok.............so ............where did you get the bassinet? Basically there aren't many really bad helis if you stick with the popular brands. Its been 5 years since I have had an Align heli.................it had a flybar .........what! Align always felt to me like you were flying on the edge, never in complete control. Back then they were very dependable, beat on it all day, oil the bearings and go again. I love Mikado, and I have been hooked on the German helis, they are hand made and absolutely amazing. Acrobat, Revolution, Roxxter, and Henseleit. I hope to order my first Henseleit this year, I was on the list a few years back but had to bow out for surgery expenses, some times I kinda feel like Frankenstein. Maybe this the year

MD 800
Logo 600SE
Logo 14/500 Carbon
Ballistic 700
HD 500V2
Hirobo 50E
Avant 90E

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02-20-2014 05:35 AM  3 years agoPost 44
Ghia

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well you asked this here on RR which is Align central station....I have always heard about poor components, but they are cheap. I have never had the desire but it would be one way to go.

for my money a century hawk pro converted to electric would be tops. they fly like they are rails and are very reliable. You can either chase the FBL, carbon fiber, cheap metal bling helis having to tweak your FBL unit all day(if you have never owned the new FBL systems)
Or get a honest great flying century Hawk pro kit is about 200$.

Next i would chose a Logo 400 as you can believe the hype about logos. i own a logo 10 they just a lil more money to fix.

Even get a Audacity pantera P6 600mm converted to elec. Great service/quality and spares are very reasonable.

thunder tigers are very good also...The plastic ones, Im not so sure about all the bling on the new x50 raptors. Some guys seem to need more "fancy" bits then others.

guys who have been around have awhile get tired of feeding the CF/metal bling helis and in my case have settled in for the long haul with Century, Audacity, and Mikado.

If you want bling get a Bergen serioulsy or maybe kasama.

welcome and happy hunting

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02-21-2014 05:54 AM  3 years agoPost 45
FRANK R

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Scarborough, ontario, canada

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I was once told a while back, by a reputable LHS in my area that almost all RC helicopters are GOOD!... It all depends on what electronics you put on it, the way you set it up, and most importantly, how good the pilot behind the Radio flies!

Demon in ME... Kosmik = Kostme

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02-21-2014 06:15 AM  3 years agoPost 46
3dgimble

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Rochester

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"almost all" are the key words and there are only a few heli manufacturers on the market, so can anyone mark out the brands and models that would not cut it even if you had the best electronics/power train?
Factor out the pilot.

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02-21-2014 06:44 AM  3 years agoPost 47
FRANK R

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"almost all" is the key words and there are only a few heli manufacturers on the market, so can anyone mark out the brands and models that would not cut it even if you had the best electronics/power train?
Factor out the pilot.
ASSAULT 700?

Demon in ME... Kosmik = Kostme

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02-21-2014 07:09 PM  3 years agoPost 48
doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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Heli And Radio Choices..

http://www.jramericas.com/217049/JRP988300/?pcat=1

Take this heli with everything included, and purchase an XG8 Radio system, and you will be in the air very quickly..
The reason that I will say your in the air quickly is that the kit comes with the TAGS system preprogramed for this heli, and there is a manual included with all the settings needed for the XG8... that is what I call a complete package!!!
I did not know all this was included until I received my NEX-6 with the 3 blade head... Certainly made understanding the new TX as easy as it gets... also that preset stabi system, lets you fine tune your heli through the TX, so no computer is required on the bench or at the field.. The first flight with all the supplied info was very uneventful, and a complete pleasure.. and this thing really digs with the 3 blade head!!!! And smooth just doesn't cover how it feels...
Add that all up, along with JR quality, and you will have a win win!!!
I know this sounds like a sales job, and yes I am on Team JR, but this info is not listed anywhere, and in your position of coming back to the hobby from a 6 year "rest"... it would really make good sense to take a good look at this package.

Good Luck and Welcome Back!!!

Stan

AMA 2918-Team JR, Spin Blades, East Coast Scale Helicopter,Castle Creations

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02-21-2014 08:15 PM  3 years agoPost 49
RM3

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Killeen, Texas - USA

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Bergen , Century, Audacity...Kasama?

how bout Expensive, Cheap, almost dead, and boutique...

stick with what is easily found and widely supported and crashes don't cost you a kidney and a lung.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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02-22-2014 08:39 PM  3 years agoPost 50
Ghia

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Rm3 yeh Align heli with cheap hardware and electronics, soft alloy metal parts with NO service after the sale...Thunbs up for your choice in helis!

Century heli can go 100s of flights season after season with NO parts failures as I can personally say ravens/hawks can do for 5+ years of flights. Read up on Century as they arent the cheap quality like Align. No align heli can touch a simple hawk pro for cost for performance.

Audacity doesnt need any defense as their service after the sale is right up there with Bergen or MA. Top notch! This american company really supports their customers. Crashes with either Audacity or Century are very cost effective even better then Align considering the higher quality of the parts.

Why guys put up with iffy parts and tout that as a good thing I'll never understand. Is it all they know and understand now days??

Has anyone ever got a call back from MR Align? No, guys have to find their own solutions for issues with Align on forums like this one.

Bergen and Kasama are top teir helis with excellent engineering and quality.

So there are MANY other choices that are better then Align on so many different levels. You have to try many different brands or risk becoming just a fanboy of one.

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