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09-04-2013 07:46 AM  4 years agoPost 21
Sam2b

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I like the grip lever design. This way the entire grip(s) is not ruined in a crash. To me it's worth the 2 extra screws to attach this part.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXDNZC&P=Z

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09-04-2013 04:14 PM  4 years agoPost 22
husafreak

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I saw that too, brilliant. I had to replace the grips on my Rave ENV both times it hit the ground (second was very minor) due to those arms being part of the grip. Two different versions, In the second the arm bent and in the first the ball standoff snapped leaving no way to remove the bolt from the grip. This design looks great.

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09-04-2013 04:16 PM  4 years agoPost 23
husafreak

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So what is the difference between the E700 and E820 as far as parts go? Specs I can see but what was done to save costs in the E700?

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09-04-2013 04:32 PM  4 years agoPost 24
shinysideUP

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Holy moly;
G4 Thunder Tiger Metal Main Rotor Grip Set is $115 from Amain Hobbies and there prices are competitive.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...CFYui4Aodi1EAgw

G4 main blade grip arms $22

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...otor-Grip-Lever
Thank goodness I never followed the 3D videos and bought a G4, I would have had to sell my Computer for crash parts.

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09-04-2013 06:46 PM  4 years agoPost 25
qraptor

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The E820 rotor grip lever is $15 at Tower. The rotor grip lever is $22 at AMain. And as mentioned earlier, you would rarely have to replace the whole main grip set.

The rest of the parts seem reasonably priced for the size of heli.

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09-05-2013 01:05 AM  4 years agoPost 26
kris L

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[quote]Thank goodness I never followed the 3D videos and bought a G4, I would have had to sell my Computer for crash parts.[quote]

I have 2 E720s and I am not rich and I do not have to sell my computer for crash parts. I have been in this hobby for years and in crashes you don't break Main rotor grips that often except for Align.

Kris

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01-14-2014 01:35 PM  4 years agoPost 27
kvnm27

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I've been seeing that torq tube is not even an option anywhere. I'd like to try an 800 but nervous about parts and whether or not this monster will stick around? Thoughts?

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01-14-2014 05:10 PM  4 years agoPost 28
Adam Landefeld

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I really don't see this machine disappearing. Thunder Tiger is continuing to invest in the airframe (e820, e720, G4.1, etc). I love mine. Everyone I talk to that gets into one of the e820s or flies someone else's becomes a huge fan. It's light, it's tough and it is a precision beast.

If you have the hankerin' for a big machine, I would put none above it without hesitation.

-Adam

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01-14-2014 05:16 PM  4 years agoPost 29
husafreak

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I finally got to see one and really look it over at the AMA convention. It looks really nice. At first you don't really notice its size, like you do when you see a Logo 800, But then you notice how tall it is and the 15mm shaft and realize it is bigger.

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01-14-2014 05:27 PM  4 years agoPost 30
kvnm27

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Ok so lets talk motors..is it very capable on 12s? or like other 800's one imparticular being better on 14s?

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01-15-2014 01:51 AM  4 years agoPost 31
Adam Landefeld

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I've seen this machine flown very well on 12S. Really depends on style. 14S is my preference on it, but heck I'm starting to like the idea of 14S on my 700s too :-)

-Adam

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01-15-2014 03:04 AM  4 years agoPost 32
kvnm27

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So let's not do the dance lol, is it capable of hard 3D on 12s? And what packs 5000 or could you do 5300's?

...and thank you for helping!!

Kevin

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01-15-2014 05:23 AM  4 years agoPost 33
Adam Landefeld

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Many people have different thoughts on what they consider "hard 3D" so I'll share only my opinion based on observations.

No, I would not plan to fly extremely hard 3D on the e820 flying on a 12S power system. Not in the definition I think of when I think of "hard 3D". Yes, I've seen it flown very capably on 12S (piro flips, rainbows, tic tocs, hurricanes, etc.) all just a little slower, deliberate and with the collective being a lot more managed. I have also seen it flown on 753mm blades and a 12S power system with a lot more aggression, and it seemed fine. But my preferences are if you really want to smack it around like a bad monkey, hard stops, massive reversals, ballistic speed... you would want a 14S system on it. It is very light for an 800, which is why it does so well on 12S, but swinging that size of blade really makes you want the extra pull of the extra volts.

Not trying to dance with you, just so much of the topic can be subjective to perspective :-)

-Adam

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01-15-2014 02:31 PM  4 years agoPost 34
kvnm27

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LOL..Thank you Adam!! I was just joking with the dance comment! LOL

Your description is perfect, thank you! Realistically, 12s would be just fine with how I normally fly but then there are those days where I might have some built up aggression to let out on a heli.. decisions!

Thank you very much for the indepth, it was a great help! I was thinkin of running 780's possibly on 12s so I can run the Castle 160 not to mention that keeps cost down too! But we'll see, I like the idea of having the extra power there if I want it!

KevinM

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