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04-09-2010 01:09 AM  8 years agoPost 1
ECOHELI

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im considering a logo but not sure what my best choice would be. im looking at the 400 or the 500. is one machine better than another as far as 3d ability, parts wear and overall design? is there any real difference in the way each flies? i understand that the size difference on its own will help the 500 fly more stable. i do like the smaller size of the 400 as it can be carried in the trunk and flown at a smaller sized field but i dont want to settle on one just because of size. is the 400 outdated compared to the 500? also i would be going fbl vbar either way. i know i have a lot of questions and believe me i have done some searching for the answers but just want some honest opinions.
thanks in advance guys!

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04-09-2010 01:18 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Frank Bostwick

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I fly a 400 and just got a 500. I am no 3d monster but I can fly well. On my 400 I run 6s on 500 blades and its a very fun machine.(400 has to be stretched to run 500s) The 500 is a much bigger heli in every respect. Its main advantage is being able to mount full size servos, not to mention a driven tail and a much better main gear set up. I plan on running 6s on 550s.(500 has to be stretched to run 550s) I can tell just by looking it over and considering the electronics layout, the 500 is going to be much easier to set up. It has alot more battery room as well. I struggle to fit a 4000 pack in the 400 and the same pack looks small in the 500. Since I have no flight experience with the 500, take my words with a grain of salt. I do have them both to compare side by side.
If I could only have one or the other, it would be the 500 with out question. The only disadvantage I can see is added weight, which will make a difference to me considering the power system in both will be pretty similar.

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04-09-2010 02:08 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Terrabit

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I've built, flown, crashed, and rebuilt both as well as the Logo 10 which is essentially a stretched 400. By the way, the 500 does NOT need to be stretched to run 550's. Just bolt'em on and go fly. Other than that, I would add that the 500 survives crashes better. The batteries cost a little more. And the 10 flies lighter. If you want a lighter flying 500, just stretch it to an SE and add 600mm blades.

I'd get the 500.

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04-09-2010 02:11 AM  8 years agoPost 4
LaurenceGough

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Yep, the 500 does not need anything else to fly 550-560mm main blades (maybe more?).

I'm going to vote for the 500 after flying both, but it's a different price bracket.

Can't beat the sexy 500 frame .

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04-09-2010 02:27 AM  8 years agoPost 5
ECOHELI

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thanks for the opinions guys. all very good points. so what size packs does the 500 take? 6s? and what mah?

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04-09-2010 02:30 AM  8 years agoPost 6
LaurenceGough

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6S 5000mAh is ideal and the best choice.

I am flying on 6S 3700mAh it works but packs come down pretty hot and flight time is less, would not recommend.

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04-09-2010 02:51 AM  8 years agoPost 7
HilliHeli

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I had a L400 at one-point in time, locating the Cyclic-servos and making the cut-outs in the frames was kind-of a PITA, it works but, the S9650's (cases) I was running were extremely-close to the Main-shaft when all-was-done
The 500/600 would be "my-choice", My L600 was the easiest-build I've ever-done, there's a place for each-component and each fits-perfectly

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04-09-2010 06:00 AM  8 years agoPost 8
dahld

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One other point. If auto rotations are a big part of your flying style, the Logo 500 will be a better choice. The jump in capability between 425 blades and 550 blades is pretty significant.

Dave

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04-09-2010 08:05 AM  8 years agoPost 9
NTM

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Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada

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The logo 500 is in a completely different class, I would take one 500 over two logo 400's at the same price.

A nice, all around, logo 500 v-bar setup is:
-scorpion 4020-1100kv, 15 tooth pinion
-jive 100LV esc
-6s 35 or 45c 5000mah pack
-550mm maniac blades or 560mm rotortechs

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