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06-15-2015 05:42 PM  3 years agoPost 1
mr dan

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Velos 800 production was anounced on facebook. They are in full production, dealers will be announced. How many of you guys will be trying this heli out? I don't think I'll be one of them . Can't wait to see how many will be resold after a few month's here.

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06-15-2015 05:54 PM  3 years agoPost 2
carcrasher

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Who manufactures this hell?

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06-15-2015 07:11 PM  3 years agoPost 3
Aaron29

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I'm not big on pioneering. I let other people try things out and if they have success with it, I'll consider it. But that's IF I need a heli and IF that particular heli fits a need.

So many folks buy stuff just to see what's new and different. Usually it's neither very new nor very different and if it is, it's often not different in a good way. There are tons of flops in this hobby and I refuse to beta test.

Not saying this won't be a success. But knowing nothing about it and committing to it just ain't my style.

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06-15-2015 07:17 PM  3 years agoPost 4
Flyin for Jesus

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Do you mean the Velos 880? With 2 motors and 4 - 6s packs?
Or do they have an 800 heli???

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06-15-2015 07:19 PM  3 years agoPost 5
mr dan

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Same here. I dont really see a need for a heli that uses two motors two ESC's, and four 6s lipos. Just seesm like a few guys got together and came up with an over designed heli to appeal to those who drool at the latest inovation.

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06-15-2015 08:43 PM  3 years agoPost 6
RM3

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well they will sell... not many but they will sell some despite how outrageous it sounds. performance wise i dont believe it will be any better than a 44v system using some crazy over-sized scorpion motor.... like Tim Jones beast.

its another niche exotic... nothing different than say a Banshee set up for top speed, or a Turbine...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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06-15-2015 10:44 PM  3 years agoPost 7
Aaron29

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Is it really an 880? If that's the case, a big concern of mine would be the long term availability of 880 size blades. Heck, we have enough issues with companies folding up and being left out to dry without parts for standard helis. If the blades are super-unique, it'd add to this risk.

Trust me. As a former Miniature Aircraft, almost Robbe, and hanging by skin of teeth to Hirobo and Thundertiger guy, we're lucky to have parts at all given the issues with this industry. If you go super-niche it all dries up overnight when a company goes belly up or even simply decides to discontinue a model. Been left with my junk in my hand too many times to play.

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06-15-2015 11:53 PM  3 years agoPost 8
mr dan

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My mistake... it is indeed an 880 not 800, shows how much care ha ha!

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06-16-2015 06:16 AM  3 years agoPost 9
Aaron29

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Ugh. Blade selection will be easy. You would have to just buy what's sold. They'll be such a rarity you'll just be happy they have anything available at all.

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06-17-2015 03:33 PM  3 years agoPost 10
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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i would not buy one if i had the money

id hate to spend all that cash for one then 3 yrs later they stop making parts because they didn't make any money and ebay wont have parts for it
no one will have spare parts for this bird,gonna suck.

Insha Allah made in america

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06-17-2015 03:44 PM  3 years agoPost 11
mr dan

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Reminds me of that heli that readyheli sold...
Yep i forget the name lol!

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06-17-2015 03:58 PM  3 years agoPost 12
Rob43

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I think the innovation is cool, but it doesn't appeal to me at all. The complexity is all in the drive. Not to rain on their parade, but I don't see a market for it at all. Especially in a market that is suffering severely from contracting demand at all levels. I wish them the best, but must ask myself why the investment? Building one to be different is cool. Investing into production for sale is a different matter that I don't quite get.

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06-17-2015 05:09 PM  3 years agoPost 13
Aaron29

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+1

When even the juggernauts such as Miniature Aircraft, Thunder Tiger, and Hirobo contract their brand to near extinction, you know things aren't good. Getting one's foot in this 1000 pound door won't be easy.

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06-17-2015 05:09 PM  3 years agoPost 14
Flyin for Jesus

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With 2 motors, 2 ESCs and 4 6s LiPos, that works out to be a $3500 heli once it's all said and done.
I don't have that much for a heli...

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06-17-2015 05:14 PM  3 years agoPost 15
RM3

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Investing into production for sale is a different matter that I don't quite get.
i dont either. not sure who or how they convinced those that invested but there are already "cheaper" models that fly hard 3D just the same then the allure of such a model is to those eccentrics modelers that want the exotic and not necessarily something better...

to pull this off means that manufacturing must be done really cheap and then stamped with a premium price.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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06-17-2015 05:19 PM  3 years agoPost 16
Aaron29

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Some people like complexity for complexity sake. Looking at all the Smirok owners out there.

But it is a very small market.

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06-17-2015 08:12 PM  3 years agoPost 17
G.Stone

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I do have to point out the overwhelming negative attitude you folks have. I'm not sure why.
I seem to remember similar stuff said about them "Goblin" thingys some guy was trying to push on us. Remember them......still going strong.
The companies mentioned that are dropping.....well, they just did nothing. No innovation, out-of-business.
Companies that are doing well are doing it the old fashioned way. By earning it.
Think out side the box. Maybe a 430MM running two motors on two 6s packs?
I like it. And really, who doesn't have two of everything anyway? This way it's all in one chopper.
It makes a very nice screen saver, too.

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06-17-2015 08:23 PM  3 years agoPost 18
RM3

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its not negative to point out the lack of demand by those that represent a percentage the vocal customer base.

look at it this way... just cause 12 guys thought your idea was cool and they would love to have one does not translate to those same 12 actually buying the model.

its got the cool factor, design wise. but with drones taking over the market especially with FPV racing crowds... a big powerful Heli may not make it for very long in the market.

case in point, TSA has been promising a gasser model for like 3 going on 4 years now... suffice to say they missed the boat on that one and are silent on progress and make nothing but excuses, hell their stuff is now on liquidation on some shops now... are they next, maybe not right now, but it smells funny from here.

Century came out with their new Condor 800 class, and with their outrageous price and equally crappy service and quality pretty much killed it for everybody.

remember Outrage with their new heli and design on the head?... they are gone too.

We all remember how MA went out and its anybody's guess on how their return will fare long term.

in the budget arena how about E-sky? they must have sold tens of thousands of the Belt CP... and they died a fast death too.

the market just does not seem to support another big electric for what will be any length of time... unless your the type to buy and hold in a collector kinda way.
When even the juggernauts such as Miniature Aircraft, Thunder Tiger, and Hirobo contract their brand to near extinction, you know things aren't good. Getting one's foot in this 1000 pound door won't be easy.
...exactly 100%

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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06-18-2015 12:30 AM  3 years agoPost 19
sseppala

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Below 880
I cannot see how preaching doom and gloom regarding the entire RC Heli hobby is going to help the hobby out or get anyone new into the hobby.
I have a great idea, let's be positive, there are still new products coming onto the market! I hope they succeed and wish them well.

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06-18-2015 01:06 AM  3 years agoPost 20
RM3

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ok... Im positive you wont buy one. hows that?

for me its really hard to be positive when those of us here that actually pay attention notice local hobby stores closing left and right, big brand names go out of business, online hobby stores liquidate models and parts with no replacement. and several online only shops close up.

in a way I see it as a market correction... demand is low and shifting to multis. and the shops and brands that could not compete fell away.

anybody here want to list the hobby stores local and online as well as the brands that died in the last two years just for fun?

and compare that to the another list that have started up and are doing well for the same time period?

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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