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04-26-2013 09:04 PM  5 years agoPost 21
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imo, the best thing is a 700 esc in a 600 with lots of volts and little weight...if you're into 3d

if you're big air only, the 800 has the momentum, the 700 has the components and options.

The 800 size will be pushed for 3d as the must-have / everybody-is-doing-it, but that extra mass follows simple physics and process costing that no amount of BS salesmanship can hide:

if a 600 size weighs 8 lbs, a 700 weighs 11 lbs and a 800 weighs 14 lbs, the force/crash cost is like this,

600 size equals force of 1
700 size = 11^2/8^2 = 1.9
800 size = 14^2/8^2 = 3

Not coincidentally the crash costs between a Logo 600 and Xxtreem are about 3x...on average for the same kind of crash at the same speed.

Not sure how you crash, but I almost always get them upright without enough headspeed to land soft....that means I am not really doing anything new or different if I am landing on my feet, so a bigger bird suits me when I sandbag...a smaller bird is better for pushing myself when I know crashes are gonna be $$$

I'd go 700, they still win world championships in every kind of comp just fine

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04-26-2013 09:55 PM  5 years agoPost 22
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Id get an 800, that way I could fly that wimpy and push harder on my 700.

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04-27-2013 02:01 AM  5 years agoPost 23
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While I appreciate the math it really depends on the actual parts cost of the model you are flying.

If the parts on the 700 and 800 are identical except for blades than it doesn't cost you much more at all in the event of the crash.

The helis I fly follow that same example and price structure.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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04-27-2013 03:49 AM  5 years agoPost 24
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The price and weight of the Epic is pretty good, and so is its competition, the Thundertiger e820, which is 12.5 lbs...

...lots of 700s weigh that much too, that's largely why the epic and e820 are comparable in crash costs.

Wasn't saying the math is right every time before someone goes there, just saying as a whole, over time, the cost difference is very close to the force difference.

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