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11-24-2006 12:20 AM  11 years agoPost 1
AzHyper

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Peoria, Az.

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Hey you Knight flyers -

I was thinking about picking up the plastic version for some inexpensive 3D practice. Can anyone tell me if the plastic/metal head holds up under hard use or should I opt for the metal version? I like the idea of the lighter frameset for tossing around but am a little concerned about wear and tear. Your input is much appreciated!

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11-24-2006 12:54 AM  11 years agoPost 2
beavis1

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So far
Well so far so good for me.

The machine out of the box has the clear hard dampers and metal head block on the plastic version is included. It also has a metal swash. So it should stay the way it is for some time.
The tail also is tighter than most with an included metal yoke standard...
The washout is also BB supported on the pins... and is made of stiff material. the washout is many a machines area to be loose even new.
This one is a nice tight ship and you can feel it on the controlls.

So the outlook looks good. for long term low wear

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11-24-2006 03:05 AM  11 years agoPost 3
Jason Bell

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I have the metal version, and that thing is great for 3D, just today i did my first ever rolling circles with it, effortless, shoot they looked better in real life than they do on the sim. Right now maintenece is very low, 16 flights and no problems over here. Plastic will defenently have more pop becasue the motot wont have to pull the extra weight, personally i have my governor set to 2100, and id like to see a lil bit more pop, but its ll good, just move he washout stop a little bit higher and increase my atv's and that should get me to 13, im at 12-12 now.

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11-24-2006 08:56 PM  11 years agoPost 4
AzHyper

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I couldn't resist
MTA has a great package deal on the plastic version with the hyper, Gy401/9254, Radix 600's, and muffler. I couldn't pass it up. Early Christmas present to myself. I guess I'd better get on that sim now so I can start seeing some progress.

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11-26-2006 02:42 AM  11 years agoPost 5
rkeith2

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Norco, CA

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I am running both versions and prefer the plastic most flights. I have the Radix, Hyper, 601 and GV1

I drilled a 3mm further IN hole on the mixing arms and get 13 - 15 no problem and pulled it down to 12 - 12 with real good results.

You should be happy with yout early present


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11-26-2006 02:46 AM  11 years agoPost 6
AzHyper

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So the mixing arms on the PLASTIC version need to relocated for more action? There's some confusion about the metal vs plastic arms for dimensions. What are you using for power - Hyper and what muff? Any way you can compare or contrast this heli with the R50? Thanks!!!!

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11-26-2006 03:14 AM  11 years agoPost 7
Jason Bell

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Hyper 50 and MP2. WAY better than the raptor i think, effortless on the knifeedge tic tocs. Plastic will be light so it will have more upwward momentum unlike the metal knight but with the extra metal weight it still is one of the best 50s on the market for the price.

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11-26-2006 09:21 AM  11 years agoPost 8
raptor50luvver

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There are no issues with the Plastic knights durability that i have heard of

Its light,strong and flies bloody well

I prefer it to my metal one now as its more agile

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11-26-2006 02:47 PM  11 years agoPost 9
rkeith2

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This heli flies as well or better than the Sceadu and yes 3mm in wll giv more collective with no binding.


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11-27-2006 07:59 AM  11 years agoPost 10
trvo

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Bognor Regis,UK, Aurorra Ltd

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Personally am running the holes further in (3mm drilled) with 13 degrees of pitch, fantastic heli, feels more locked in and precise than all that I have flown to date and gives me more confidence to get it low to the deck. Well worth every penny.

Trev

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