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HelicopterMain Discussion › Any recommendations for next purchase 500-550 class electric heli?
10-01-2017 10:40 AM  7 months agoPost 21
EEngineer

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But, the OP wanted a heli that had good parts availability. And logos have that "feature" too. And tech support, either here, or from the distributor. And again logo has this feature also.

Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs

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10-01-2017 01:18 PM  7 months agoPost 22
Mr. Miyagi

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Thanks for all the great responses. I think this helped clarify some things. When I stopped flying 9 years ago, the flybarless heads were just coming out and spektrum radios were the cats pajamas. Lol

You're not a "pilot" if you fly an RC helicopter. Sorry to crush your dreams #HardTruth

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10-01-2017 04:32 PM  7 months agoPost 23
Andy from Sandy

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When I bought my Logo 500 9 years ago it had a flybarred head.

Over the years it has had the odd present. It is now V-bar on a VBC.

As the model is still flying 9 years later with the same set of BLS451 servos and MKS BLS980 rudder servo I would have to claim the cost has certainly been worth it.

I never thought I would pay so much for a model at the time but now it really owes me nothing for the years of enjoyment it has given.

It is now being flown by a club mate who used to have a T-Rex 550. The Logo in his estimation is a way better model.

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10-01-2017 07:43 PM  7 months agoPost 24
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Andy thank you. I appreciate you sharing your experience with logo

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10-01-2017 08:10 PM  7 months agoPost 25
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Probably other sources but, the logo 550 is out of stock at Mikado USA at the moment.

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10-01-2017 08:56 PM  7 months agoPost 26
EEngineer

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There's 3 different logo 550s at mikado usa....the 550 sx is not on back order.

But, I would wait for the 550 2017 version

Seems like this version combines a lot off different logo 550 features into one package.

Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs

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10-01-2017 09:41 PM  7 months agoPost 27
Andy from Sandy

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But, I would wait for the 550 2017 version.
I would base that decision on the type of flying you do or intend to do. As we know spare parts for the earlier kits are still available.

When I was looking for a 6S powered electric model I did a lot of reading about the then Logo 500.

If you think back to the days of the Raptor 30 which is the same size it had an OS 32 or 37 producing not much power and probably a heavier model. Now I know it didn't have sparkling performance but it still flew very well.

Based on that I thought why would a light-weight model need 3HP to fly because that in theory is what you get from a 4025-1100 motor. I decided to use the 4020-1100 instead and was getting around 7 1/2 to 8 minute flight times.

My old model doesn't have the bearing plate under the motor and doesn't suffer for it. Added I suspect because people want to run ever higher head speeds. From my reading at the time the model would and could do all the tricks with a 2100rpm head speed. I also tried it with the Pyro 600-11 motor and 4000mAh packs making it a further 8 ounces lighter and it flew great.

If the OP is a hot dogger I agree the new kit is the way to go.

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10-02-2017 12:03 AM  7 months agoPost 28
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1.) best bang for buck
2.) spare parts availability and price
3.) performance
4.) information availability as far as tips/advice from other people with the same model.
It would difficult to beat MSH in this category. The plastic frame protos 500 is the cheapest to own and crash on the market and they have a carbon version as well, Their FBL units are the easiest to set up, It has self level and rescue also the least expensive compared to Mikado.
I have owned a Protos 500 since 2007, never had problems getting parts.

even tareq had a protos 500

Watch at YouTube

spending time, paying attention

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10-02-2017 09:22 AM  7 months agoPost 29
EEngineer

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The logo counter bearing assembly is needed for the double helix pinion that is used.

Because of the extra side force generated by such a pinion.

The 600SX also had it.

Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs

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10-02-2017 06:31 PM  7 months agoPost 30
Andy from Sandy

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The logo counter bearing assembly is needed for the double helix pinion that is used.
Because of the extra side force generated by such a pinion.
A bit OT but Mikado was shipping the Logo 500 for a very long time without the counter bearing. At some point they then offered an add-on that fitted to just the motor mount.
Check the 480 also doesn't have counter bearing.

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10-02-2017 06:46 PM  7 months agoPost 31
utahbob

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if you want to save some $$
Buy a used Logo..I bought my 480 used about a year and a half ago and have been flyin the shiznit out of it..I changed the belt..but thats about it.

I do a great decending funnel!

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10-03-2017 04:06 PM  7 months agoPost 32
chicken

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I have a trex 550e flybarless & Aligns parts support for this is great it even shares parts with their current 550x. Also have the logo 550se current version parts support ok every so often their out of key components but get them back in. And tech support is great for both. I believe the real difference comes in the flybarless system where the vbar once you get past its elaborate registration & setup secrets is breathtaking

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