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11-17-2011 07:30 PM  6 years agoPost 1
sjgusmc21

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Since I have built and flown my Trex 600e, I have been thinking about building a 700 or 90 class machine. I initially thought about getting the 90 class machine from HK, but have decided against it, as it appears that the parts for the 700n have dropped (complete frames for around $70), conversion kit for $50, and then start from there. I will not build a nitro as I have no where legal or safe to fly it, and the nearest club is too far away to drive to. So, Electric it is, and I can use my Trex 500 6s batteries with it (12s of course). I fly 8s in my Trex 600. So, I’m mostly looking for stability and do not fly 3d, nor do I ever see myself doing so. And largely, I just REALLY like building things! With that said, here are my thoughts and questions:

1. Can I use the 700e main gear (to include OWB) with the 700n? I noticed that the OWB for the 700n is around $70!

2. Why don't I build a 700e? Parts seem to be cheaper for building and converting a 700n, and I like the extra height that the Nitro gives, and just 'lots' of room it would appear.

3. Can anyone see any benefits or one over the other? 700e vs 700n converted? I have read that the 700e is like a 3d rocket ship, but then again, I am not interested in 3d.

I plan on using the battery tray from the G-force kit, and the remainder of the T-REX 700 Nitro to Electric CF Carbon Fiber Conversion Kit for the rest. Anyone have any suggestions before I start purchasing; please feel free to let me know. I am going to try to avoid 'extra' parts this time, Like I did with my from scratch Trex 600 build. Thanks.

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11-17-2011 07:44 PM  6 years agoPost 2
504Rone

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I converted a N to E back when align refused to build an 90e. Then 3 months after I finished the build so I sold it and got a 700e. It flies very well but she doesn't handle a crash good at all. Trex 500 batteries are to small. If I where you I would get one that was built for electric because most likely it will be liter.

NO FLYBARS

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11-18-2011 11:51 AM  6 years agoPost 3
sjgusmc21

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Thank you for the reply. I most certainly will take your advice under consideration. What does 'liter' mean? Trash?

If I where you I would get one that was built for electric because most likely it will be liter.

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04-06-2012 01:47 PM  6 years agoPost 4
nickt919

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liter = lighter; as in less flying wait....weight...

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04-07-2012 02:21 AM  6 years agoPost 5
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I was actually able to finally fly it this past week. Except for the small tail wag, it is amazing stable, so much so that I have decided not to go FBL and V-Bar. I am converting it into AP, and I just added the F3C paddles, which I can only guess will help stabilize it even further. I was only using my 6s x2 4000 mah 40c packs, and just landing and hovering, I was did this for around 5.5 minutes and only put back about 2300 into each pack. So I am very happy, as it will be finally outfitted with dual 5000 packs. Thanks for the advice and help.

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