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02-24-2017 03:32 PM  9 months agoPost 1
gnichola

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Santa Rosa, CA. USA

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I am returning to the hobby after being in hiatus for a few years. When last I flew I had a pair of Raptors, a .50 and a .90. I also have an older flybar version of the 450. I spoke to the Align rep at the recent AMA convention and he told me to check out the 470 and that the flybar-less helis fly much like the larger helis I had before. The flybar 450 I have is ok, but it was not very stable and, for lack of a better word, felt unstable and "small" compared to the locked in feel I had with my .90

So, I am reaching out to try to get opinions from people other than rep's and who have flown the larger helis of yesteryear.

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02-24-2017 05:37 PM  9 months agoPost 2
PilotPin

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The latest fbl are very stable even down to the smallest heli. If you have already had 50 & 90 size helicopter. The 470 should be no problem for you .

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02-24-2017 05:42 PM  9 months agoPost 3
gnichola

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Thanks for the reply. It isn't really a "can I fly it" type question, but more how does the heli "feel", does it feel like a toy, or a solid 3d machine? You know what I mean?

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02-24-2017 06:39 PM  9 months agoPost 4
PilotPin

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Well the 470 is smaller than a 50 or 90 so its not going to be quite as stable and as smooth as the larger sizes. I have the trex 450l . The biggest things I notice are the 450l being smaller doesn't take the wind quite as good. Gets pushed around a litte bit . Also visually is a little harder to see. Take a calm day and fly with in your visual limit and you won't be able to tell much difference between the 470 and something larger. Hope this helps .

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02-24-2017 08:13 PM  9 months agoPost 5
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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with fbl units you can tune to your preferences

once you try you will see

I prefer the Brain& ikon controllers very easy to set up

spending time, paying attention

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02-25-2017 11:43 AM  9 months agoPost 6
lightningrc

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Change from the 69mm tail blades to the new 74mm
It totally transforms the helicopter , because the tail with 69mm blades is not in balance with the main blades it makes it feel awfull .
Since fitting the bigger tail blades I'm so happy with this little heli .
Mine originally felt exactly like yours .

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