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12-12-2015 02:10 AM  35 months agoPost 1
flyboy1985

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soo
i was expecting my package to come next week , but as luck would have it, i got it today ( i was mislead on tracking)
so i opend my assault 700 box and inspected it,
so far heres what i can see,

-- the frame altho thin,, is real cf ,,

-- the main gear is a bit on the iffy side,, ( i feel if you dont upgrade main gear or get or make an adjust motor mount so meshperfect, than chiping of teeth may occur ,, so this i feel critical for longest gear life,,)

--canopy,, is right on par with my tsa,, and miles ahead of my blade 550\600x 's canopys.

--head-- seems like a winner, very nicely done,, very soild..

--tail--- again very nice and solid feeling,, and on a side note,, SMOOTH

--bearings -- all seem ok to be honest,, this was one area i was afraid id have to change out from the get go , but dont seem that way..

--battery tray--again real cf , and alum ,, seeems good

--tail boom-- seems no diffrent than my blade booms,, but not as quite as beefy as my tsa

--swash-- i also have the updated ver of the swash,, and i will be using it

-- plastics,,,i feel are quite up to par,,,

--screws are also right there with my blades

now what could be improved so far just on unboxing and molesting it?
the way its boxed,,,, its kinda like an all in one shipping /product box in one , so i guess more prone to mail damage,, mine was just fine tho,,

the frames could be a little thicker , but im sure it will do just fine,,,

i will tear the head down in the days to come and regrease and loc tight everything, and following will be build videos ,,

so far i feel this is money well spent, i really feel take the main gear aside , that this heli is quite the bang for the buck , i plan on beating the piss out of this bird stock (minus modded motor mount) and see just what it is up too , and will be videoing and posting my findings on my own personal exp..

i feel as said before . the only thing i may have to change out is the main gear, but im ok with that,,
im just really intrested to see how well this bird really flys, i wanna see cost of replacement parts as they fail , than i will replace with aglin as needed,
so , as of now the bird cost me the price of the kit,,,,
so we are in $215 ,,,
electrics and motor will not count as they have nothing to do with the assault as per build and fly grading,,,,but none the less i plan on having a hw 160amp esc , some turngy servos , and aglin motor,

so as of now , this is another "380" type clone that is good,,
card is subject to change ,, as we will see how this unfolds ,, but as of now , seeing it , molesting it, comparing apples to apples right next to the tsa and blades, i feel this is underated big time,, and im here to disclose the truth , weather it turns out to be a hidden gem... or a money pit better worth using for firing practice ,, together we will see,,, enjoy

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12-12-2015 01:10 PM  35 months agoPost 2
rtnaviman

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Looking forward to seeing your build review and flight comments. Subscribe

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12-12-2015 03:17 PM  35 months agoPost 3
Busher

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I have one of those as well, and upto now I pretty much agree with you,
I'm going to use the main gear, and replace it with spares as they wear,
The bearings are good I just hit them with either grease or oil.

Check your tail mine was seriously assembled incorrectly and required a lot of work to put it right. It's now feeling great and will work well.

I had to make a few shims here and there to get things in the right position but other than that it's going together well.

Best of luck with the build

Good luck
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12-13-2015 06:11 AM  35 months agoPost 4
artimus

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Buckley WA

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I have a buddy that has one.....replace anything that spins with align and dont crash it it will be fine. In a crash the frames are thin but hold up. Metal is soft...it will strip out if over tightened. It a hell of a bird . Flys great. Good luck and keep us up to date with it.

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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12-13-2015 05:49 PM  35 months agoPost 5
flyboy1985

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i say you friend should have just gotten a trex for changing it all out,,

my gears are pretty stright and true, and the metal is just fine,,, i mean my tsa is plastic for christ sakes,, so im sure soft alum will be fine,,

i started some building last night , i will update this thread soon

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12-14-2015 02:47 AM  35 months agoPost 6
flyboy1985

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-------------update----------

ok , so lastnight i had the chance to loc tight the frame and put together the battery tray, heres the outcome so far,,

i managed to strip out 2 of the 4 screw heads of the swash plate retainer,,,
it was tight , real tight when screwing in,, no biggie , had this happen on other kits,,

i use good drivers so i dont belive it was a bad tool that caused it ,,

i have 2 other screws laying around to replace them , so again , no biggie, but must be noted ,,

the screws themselves seem just fine grade wise,,, both screws that stripped had weird heads to begin with (maybe bad die hit on screwhead?) , so im sure that happend to aid in the failing of the screw head,,

other than that , the frame screws had loc tight already form factory on about %75 of the screws,,, the others either didnt have any loc tight on them , or the amount was too little to get that "click" when you break the loc tight seal in the threads,,,,
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now on to the battery tray ,,
i love this thing, great style , it just all around works,,
the cf thickness is thick,, it wont wear out any time soon,,
the sliding action of the tray is smooth and stirdy

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landing gear,
the landing gear seems like if i land hard , it might break,,, but the same could be said about cf gear as well..
i will not be changing this none the less , for i can land just fine

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i also dissassembled and re assembled the tail ,, again , its smooth , sturdy , and just works,,,
the metal seem just fine and up to par,,

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i will be finishing the tail and doing the head later this week , or weekend ,,

just wanted to give you guys an update

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12-21-2015 12:52 AM  35 months agoPost 7
flyboy1985

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ok so ive had a moment to get together the boom and other parts,, sooo here we go again,,

the boom-- the boom had the tt bearings glued into place inside of my boom , not on the tt,, ive givein the bearings in the boom a good knock to try and move them but they seem glued into place,,, so i guess thats good..
the boom itself again is made ok , and is true , as is the tt ,,

-boom struts,,,,
the boom struts when wiggled hard with an alen wrench in it did break the eyelets loose,, no biggie , a few drops of ca and i know they arent going anywhere

tail pushrod-
tail rod is cf , and is true as well , no warping that i can tell ,

one thing to note , its there is a setscrew to "pin " the boom inplace , where the boom is inserted into the frame,, so i recomend to drill out the hole so the setscrew grabs,, ( will show pics later)

the ,mainshaft
seems true ,, and no diffrent than my tsa or blade shafts,, same goes with the spindle,,

the head,,,
the head , did come with a very small amount of grease in the thrust bearings , and locktighted as well , i will put back together with red bearing grease ,,

well there you have it , so far , no real hicups, in the build,
i did take apart my owb and glued it into the sleeve so not to have mine jump inside itself,,
next weekend i will grease the tail and assemble the tail to the frame , as well as install the head , (maybe still wanna hold out on servos)
and install the boom , ,

my thoughts so far?
so far my opinion is that this heli is an underdog,
i mean , ive really had time to sit down with it , and finger f*ck it,
it really seems like it will hold up just fine , the metal seems that up to par with blades , and the plastic is just fine so it seems,,,
but of course all of this looks good on paper and the real test is when shes in the air,, , i may , for the sake of getting this going ,, i may just barrow my tsa electrics and put them in the assault so i can fly her before febuary

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12-21-2015 05:16 PM  35 months agoPost 8
Busher

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As per your findings with the boom struts, you can drill the strut and place a small screw retainer through to the eyelet if it gives you more piece of mind.
I think i will re test the strut on mine and probably drill and screw at the same time, although ive never had one give way on me before..

Good luck
Busher

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12-21-2015 11:41 PM  35 months agoPost 9
flyboy1985

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good idea busher,,
i too have thought about that ,seeing how my tsa struts use a screw nut combo...
i just cant wait to get her in the air and just beat on her and try to make stuff fail ,
i feel as tho it will hold up fine, time will tell

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12-28-2015 03:12 AM  35 months agoPost 10
bigdog714

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Rochester, MN U.S.A.

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If you check out the Gartt 700 I believe they are the same heli. I have been curious about it myself.........for the price.....why not. Everything I have read sais that most of the parts are Align 700 replaceable.....which is cool.

I know I will be interested in how this build goes.

MD 800
Logo 600SE
Logo 14/500 Carbon
Ballistic 700
HD 500V2
Hirobo 50E
Avant 90E

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12-28-2015 05:01 AM  35 months agoPost 11
myjane

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Assault 700
Flyboy you won't be disappointed I am converting a 700 nitro frame to the assault dfc servo frame fitted in the frame , the parts from the assault fit perfectly to align the boom mount and boom straight in , tail gearbox great , and those scroll plates the assault has stiffen the frame up perfect , the rotor head is great and strong , great value for money , parts cheep ,why buy align , the main gear is strong if fitted right they have big teeth and the 91 nitro spins them ok , no where so far ,but loctight everything I found some loose screws but good heli

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01-10-2016 03:46 AM  34 months agoPost 12
flyboy1985

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01-10-2016 03:48 AM  34 months agoPost 13
flyboy1985

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ok sorry it took awhile guys to get back here , but life was getting in the way

anywho onward we go,,,
the tail came with locktight in the threads,, there was some grease on the thrust bearings,, but i cleaned them and re-packed them with bearing grease ,
the fit was good , no problems to report,,

the tail went together without a hitch,, and after all was said and done, the tail was smooth as butter..

the tail gearbox was again just fine , the tt gears seem fine, and mesh good, they dont seem to have no wobble in them whatsoever , so good in my book,

the carbon fiber again , is true cf , very nice,, altho as said before id rather 2mm , not 1.5

one thing to note: when installing tail gearbox on boom , remmember to use the metal "button" and line up the hole in the boom,, this "pins" the tailbox in place

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01-10-2016 03:51 AM  34 months agoPost 14
flyboy1985

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ok now on to the boom ,
note there is a set screw in the frame ment to "pin" the boom to the frame..

i took a drill bit and drilled a hole in the boom so that the set screw has more to grab ,,

i also inserted the tt into the frame first , and than inserted the boom over the tt.

if your tailgear mesh feels rough or notchy no biggie,
just locate the unbrella tt gear in the frame and give it a push twards the rear of the heli, you will hear a click , thats you reseting the umbrella gear into the bearing, it happend prolly when inserting thett into the umbrella gears into the frame,,

the tail fin again is true cf , all was well in that aspect so nothing to report there

so as of now , nothing to report, the boom struts were reglued by me and i also plan on drilling a screw / nut hole in them as well for added insurance,,

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01-10-2016 03:53 AM  34 months agoPost 15
flyboy1985

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sorry my pics are mixed up and some twice , i cant understand how to do the pics quite right

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01-10-2016 03:53 AM  34 months agoPost 16
flyboy1985

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and here are some next to my tsa 600 pro

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01-10-2016 06:48 AM  34 months agoPost 17
Busher

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Just had a look at my cf tail supports last week, they were glued quite well, 3 of them required heat gun to remove, 1 of them came off with reasonable force,
I would have said that pinning them with a small screw would be all that was necessary out of the box, I have re glued mine with decent epoxy and I will see how they go.

Good luck
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01-11-2016 01:43 AM  34 months agoPost 18
flyboy1985

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i think epoxy would do just fine , my way may be a bit "overkill" lol

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03-19-2016 09:56 AM  32 months agoPost 19
Flyn Lo

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Montgomery al

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Nice build, I own a Assault 700 and it is a great heli.

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04-06-2016 05:56 PM  31 months agoPost 20
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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congrats

Insha Allah made in america

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