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01-31-2016 06:36 PM  3 years ago
PaulBowen

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For anyone into sport flying there probably isn't any new feature that would make any model a must have item. Not everyone flys 3d. How about increased flight time. How about some more scale options.

After years of flying many different models my favourites to fly at the moment are my JR Ergo 30 and my Forza 450 3 blade.

Ultra simplified mechanics are great for 3d but soon become boring. Fly, store, fly, store. I like mechanically interesting machines. I fly fullsize helicopters and I like helicopters that mechanically resemble a full-size.

Do we really need yet more performance? Really? Most people dont even scratch the surface of performance.

Thats just my 2 cents!
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01-31-2016 07:43 PM  3 years ago
Noobyflyer

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I agree to a certain extent. At some point, it's the pilot skills that need to develop and not another heli needed. But the evolution of helis breed competition between brands and yields a better overall package over time. A battery change without canopy removal is VERY cool. As it catches on, it will be a prerequisite in many designs. Like the 766 as an example as well. I like the Forza 550. It's very nice and I love the 550 class.
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02-03-2016 02:38 PM  3 years ago
rpat

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All that I know is that my next build is going to have those servo arms on it. I have a hard time that no one else has thought of this being how hard it is to set dead center on the servos. good job Horizon.trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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02-03-2016 03:46 PM  3 years ago
Dr.Ben

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Those arms work well guys; just be aware that there is a way to undertighten, tighten correctly, and tighten so much it'll ruin them. Guess how I know what happens when you're too gentle

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02-03-2016 04:40 PM  3 years ago
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I think it looks like a nice heli. I saw the 700 for the first time and I really like the look of it.I have a 3D heli, I don't understand why it doesn't do 3D.
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02-05-2016 01:42 PM  3 years ago
icanfly

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nice package overall however. imho I would put the battery in front of the motor on top to guard the motor from destruction in an inverted crash, stick with single frame panels, probably raise the rotor with a slightly longer shaft by maybe a cm only as it can make the difference in performance, cog, and blade/boom strike problems (maybe). Otherwise everything else looks ok, 'cept maybe the price as JR is 'spensive as I understand.
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02-05-2016 09:53 PM  3 years ago
PaulBowen

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That past has shown time and time again that lower price equals lower quality. JR is high quality, it therefore may cost more than some other brands. That said my Vibe E8 has flown hundreds of flights over about 4 years and never required wear replacement parts. So how is that expensive?

If people want lower price and lower quality then there are many other brands available. Model helicopter flying is an expensive hobby and good helicopters cost a lot of money.

I would like to see an all out 3d machine for the few people who can actually fly decent 3d and then a high spec sport helicopter for the rest of us. I prefer softer damping, less aggressive gearing for quieter more efficient neighborhood friendly operation. I also like the option of being compatible with scale fuselages. The racing weasel physique is not really very attractive or convenient for my flying sites.
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02-06-2016 05:01 PM  3 years ago
Ladymagic

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imho I would put the battery in front of the motor on top to guard the motor from destruction in an inverted crash, stick with single frame panels, probably raise the rotor with a slightly longer shaft by maybe a cm only as it can make the difference in performance, cog, and blade/boom strike problems (maybe).
Na. The motor location still allows it to survive most crashes. The main rotor shaft and yoke assembly will save it from most direct inverted impacts. The location also makes maintenance and adjustments easier than if it were between a frame.

I think its better to protect the battery rather than to use it to protect the motor. Because if you put it in a vulnerable location and if it gets damaged, it could potentially destroy the entire heli when it is punctured and catches fire...even in a minor crash.

The rotor height is great. This 550 has a very thick spindle and nowadays, boom strikes are more likely to result from bad setups, sloppy 3D, and the blades not being properly tightened in the grips. I think its smarter to engineer a heli to fly...not crash. Then, you just have to learn to crash less.
'cept maybe the price as JR is 'spensive as I understand.
Maybe back in the day, but JR has really changed up their business model lately without sacrificing their well known quality. I bought a Forza700 kit for $649.99 in 2014 when it had just released. It was dream to build...just like my JR Voyager50 from 2002.

The price range for an average 700 is between $650-$1300 for a kit. JR's new pricing and Forza line are designed to directly compete with Trex line. So the Forza550 will likely be in line with the Trex550 price tag. The overall design is almost identical between the Forza700 so, I know it will fly and build just as well.

Just my two cents
Mellisa
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02-06-2016 10:48 PM  3 years ago
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I love all the red bling plus I can down load all the tags mini n xbus info n not even have to program a thing hopefully I ll have some tax refund left over when the release ??Trex600n,Trex500,MR25,MikadoLoGo5003d/KDE,Goblin 380XNova,CastleCreations,Ys,JR XG8,Tags Mini XBus Dmss//FAA# FA3NYC9TAP
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02-07-2016 06:10 AM  3 years ago
LaDon

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Ladymaguc is right. Synergy E7SE if I remember right $899. Evolution 700 $899. Goblin I think a little more. Can't buy just a plain trex kit anymore unless I missed it. Gaui x7 basic kit is $909. Forza 700 kit price is $749. Looks like it is priced wellTeam Jr
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02-07-2016 09:52 AM  3 years ago
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Protos Max V2 with MSH brain $699.00 a very nice ship tooI dream of a better world, A world where a chicken's crossing a road IS NOT questioned
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02-07-2016 02:46 PM  3 years ago
LaDon

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Yep forgot about that one. Dosent really matter tho just pointing out that the comment above about them being more expensive than others is just plain wrongTeam Jr
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02-07-2016 05:12 PM  3 years ago
Aaron29

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By the time you fully equip a heli and consider the impact of all costs over the life of a heli, a $200 difference in initial purchase price is inconsequential. Buy what you like and you'll have little cause for regret.
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02-08-2016 12:12 AM  3 years ago
LaDon

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Lot of truth to that Aaron but that ain't the pointTeam Jr
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02-18-2016 01:31 AM  3 years ago
curmudgeon

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The cyclic servos are installed such that the servos wires come out of the servo down towards the main gear. I wonder how much clearance there is between the servo wires and the main gear.
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