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04-22-2009 10:42 AM  9 years agoPost 1
3dricky

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i have had my t700 n pro for some time now but it scares me to fly her. The true cost and price of the machine is enough to put me off flying it. I couldnt bare to see it hit the deck. Just wondering what you guys thought on the subject. I really like owning the helias it is a precision machine but the way i look afetr it and treat it makes me not want to get it airborne.

Because i dont like flying it i havent even run the engine in yet but still i got it before christmas. This has been on my mind for some time but trying to decide what to do.

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04-22-2009 10:48 AM  9 years agoPost 2
AltecLansing

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I bet the maintenance of the 700n is cheaper than most other 90 size helis and you get two parts in the bag when you buy replacements, so fly it like you stole it!

Man, I miss the eighties.

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04-22-2009 10:55 AM  9 years agoPost 3
duceduc

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Fly it for a whole week. Once you get used to it, you wouldn't want to fly the others you have.

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04-22-2009 11:05 AM  9 years agoPost 4
twinring

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You know I used to feel the same way, Many years ago I built a new heli spent so much money on it and flew it around like Grandma was driving. and then my G.F. left me and I took my heli out and flew it with a vengence flipped it, rolled it I really didnt care what happened and in fact, I think I was subconsciously trying to crash it.... Ive never looked back since.

I dont expect you to go through any trauma to get over your inhibitions but what I learned from it all is that its all in your head, this fear is what holds you back and in order to really get beyond all this you have to kind of not care about the consequences, and not to sound cliche but.....just do it.

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04-22-2009 11:05 AM  9 years agoPost 5
alchemist

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First off I would say (it has been said many times before) do not fly what you can't afford (or are not prepared to pay), I'm not being rude, just pragmatic If you are in the hobby to improve your flying and more importantly push the limits, you will crash. Also parts, radios, engines etc fail...sh*t happens.

Basically to become really good you need lots of stick time and money. And eventually the frequency that you crash drops off but sh*t can still happen.

Others are in this hobby more for the building, technology, physics etc... and that's fine too. Some are in it for everything the hobby can provide.

If you intend to fly and improve your skills it will cost you even if you don't crash too much IMHO.

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04-22-2009 11:19 AM  9 years agoPost 6
JAGNZ

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If I recall you are quite a young pilot without a steady income right??

THAT will kill your desire to fly no matter what the ship. Basically if you crash that is the end of the hobby for you for some time until you can gather the funds to get in the air again. So, unless your parents have deep pockets OR you plan on getting a good job soon the fear will always be there for you. Thus you will not fly and the result will be that you do not improve.

I am not being an arse here when I say that perhaps you should just stick to the SIM until you can properly afford the hobby? Whilst not as expensive as say boating, RC Helis are not for those without a stream of disposable income coming in. Sure, you can get away with it for a while but it really isn't much fun. Owning a 90 - ANY 90 just exacerbates your limitations...

My .02c worth.


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04-22-2009 11:37 AM  9 years agoPost 7
LONEWOLF2440

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The 700 is the cheapest 90 to fly and crash. If your to scared to fly it youll never progress because youll stick with what makes u feel comfortable.But one day youll say heck with it and start letting it rip. No one likes to crash but its the risk u take when u fly anything. Alteclansing crash,s all the time so he is use to rebuilding them.

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04-22-2009 12:21 PM  9 years agoPost 8
snjbird

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Sell the .90 and get a good, but used 600 and fly the hell out of it. You need a heli you can afford to put in and rebuild in a week! So save the extra funds you raise selling the .90, and call it a crash fund!

don't let this be you...

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You have to afford the machine you are flying.

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04-22-2009 12:26 PM  9 years agoPost 9
broggyr

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Because i dont like flying it i havent even run the engine in yet but still i got it before christmas. This has been on my mind for some time but trying to decide what to do.
Can I have it?

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04-22-2009 12:40 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Hamo

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Broggyr, you beat me to it. How about we bid for it.
I start with $100
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04-22-2009 12:45 PM  9 years agoPost 11
LONEWOLF2440

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110 here

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04-22-2009 12:53 PM  9 years agoPost 12
bmapope

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I was the same way. I had a time getting the tail correct on mine, swapped gyro's and got some help from Bert Kammerer and got it flying perfect. A buddy was flying it, flipping it around and stuff (checking it out) and then all of the sudden it heads straight for the dirt, nose down hit and then bounced 10' and hit again (elevator servo screw left us). Tore the crap out of this heli servo cases, nose tray, main gear, tail gear, blades, battery, mixing arms, the list goes on. $150 worth of align parts and a set of cos flaws $85, outrage half off crash replacement $35 = $270 TOTAL and this is a .90 machine. FLY IT, CRASH IT, REBUILD IT, REPEAT! Stuff happens, have fun!

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04-22-2009 12:53 PM  9 years agoPost 13
3dricky

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lol im not selling the heli. i would consider a swap for the mint condition airframe of an odin for the airframe of my 700 but that is unlikely . if i had an accident then i would just be able ( with the help of my dad ) to afford the parts instantly . Its not teh fact that i cant afford the hopbby it the fact that i could not bear to see my pride and joy and something which i look after so well and have loved for ages smash itself into the floor due to fault or pilot error.

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04-22-2009 01:19 PM  9 years agoPost 14
balsapro

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ts not teh fact that i cant afford the hopbby it the fact that i could not bear to see my pride and joy and something which i look after so well and have loved for ages smash itself into the floor due to fault or pilot error.
Crashing is part of the hobby... helis are easy to rebuild, no mater the make. Just be glad your not in into building planks 40 or so plus hours to build 2 sec to crash

crashing is part of the hobby... if you aren't crashing you aren't flying hard enough

Build the Best, Fly the Best, Crash the Best

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04-22-2009 01:29 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Flying Brian

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You should keep your 700! And don't get snaked either!

Maybe save up, and buy a 450 size(somthing easy to fix), and fly it as much as possible. In the drive, the yard, the field, and you will then want to fly your pretty 700 for sure.

Good Luck!!

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04-22-2009 01:30 PM  9 years agoPost 16
hm_oliver

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Fly it till you crash it and I will give you a ton for the wreck. You never know, you may not crash. I will even send papa from Southport to pick it up the pieces.

Joking aside I saw you were looking at buying a 200. If you can get the hang of, and see one of those skitty little things you will soon wonder why you were so scared of the big visible stable 700.

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04-22-2009 01:44 PM  9 years agoPost 17
Steff Giguere

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I had the same idea about my Raptor 90SE. Finally flew it and loved how stable it was. Now when I fly my 50 I think it's the perfect size, use to think it was big.

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04-22-2009 02:06 PM  9 years agoPost 18
patriot21

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Byron,MN

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i heard the only thing that is really more expensive to crash on this bird is the blades...
2 booms for like 12 bucks....etc....
fly the heck out of it...

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04-22-2009 02:08 PM  9 years agoPost 19
mlucia

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Fly it for a whole week. Once you get used to it, you wouldn't want to fly the others you have.
+1

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04-22-2009 02:10 PM  9 years agoPost 20
devious17

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You should try the Miniature Aircraft X Cell Stratus heli instead.

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