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03-16-2016 09:46 PM  4 years ago
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magicmalik

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800 vs 700
I am thinking about getting either a Trex 800 w/microbeast or 700 TOP kit. I do fly some 3d, nothing too crazy but more than just sport flying and would like to continue advancing my 3d skills. Im sure both helis can offer more than what my skills will be able to progress to anyway. I guess my question basically is how much different in flight characteristics is the 800 vs the 700? I remember when I went from flying a 600 to the 700 nitro, I didn't think I would feel much difference, but obviously there was a noticeable difference. The whole '700 feels like the moves are in a slower motion but with power behind it' was much more true than I would have thought. Is there a noticeable similar change going from the 700 to the 800? I do already have the 700N (the 1st gen kit of when the 700 went flybarless). I also have a blade 550 and then a number of 450 sized helis. I do notice that the 700 TOP kits come with I believe the same motor the 800 comes with (850mx), the same esc, and servos. So I would think that it will feel much more powerful because it has the same power system (kept stock anyway). I plan on flying with 2 6s 5000 packs I already have, so I would be using the same lipos to power either one. However, if the 800 really does have a noticeable 'air presence", then I would pick that over the 700. I just am not sure how noticeable that difference would be given the 700 is already a sizable machine.
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03-16-2016 11:03 PM  4 years ago
jschenck

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It's not nearly as big of a difference as going from a 600 to a 700. The 800 feels stronger on collective, slower on cyclic in general. For stick banging, the 700 is more powerful. The 800 is quieter, slower turning head. Blade barks are nice with the 800 - not as sharp of a crack like a 700 being beaten but nice blade sound.

The 800 and 700 have the same motor but the 800 has a slower KV configuration to match the slower headspeed. 800 has the gear ratio to match the lower headspeed too.

My batteries came down cool as did my ESC. Motor came down hot, I was running the 800MX 440kv motor and the orignal 750MX 450KV motor on my Trekker.

After 3 year of flying I had a violent mid-air boom strike while doing a flip. I haven't rebuilt it - I may not ever rebuild it. Watch the linkage on the DFC head, I suspect that a worn DFC link popped off.
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03-16-2016 11:06 PM  4 years ago
Noobyflyer

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It sounds like the 700 would be the heli size to meet your needs and flying style.

800's are cool and all, but you're going to get more pop, dollar for dollar, out of the 700. The 800 almost demands 14S where as the 700 can be either 12S or 14S if you need more.
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03-16-2016 11:34 PM  4 years ago
magicmalik

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thanks guys... appreciate the input. I do feel like the 700 is a good choice but this is more of an impulse buy for me and since I already have a 700 size, I feel like the 800 will have the awe factor for me. I go back and forth for days!http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8826230
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03-17-2016 12:12 AM  4 years ago
RM3

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I feel like the 800 will have the awe factor for me.
in that case just get a Velos 880... should fix your issues for a while.
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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03-17-2016 02:22 AM  4 years ago
Heli Fanatix

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you should give a 600 class on 12S a thought. I have 130 ~ 800, I fly my 600's on 625mm & 660mm the most. anything bigger than 753mm is too slow for me on pirouetting flip, tic tocs and reversal maneuvers.... sport flight would be fine. So keep mind if you want to progress into those type maneuvers.

- Visually almost same as 700
- some utilize the power system of 700 (years ago)
- You will get good flight times
- packs cost less
- lower operating / repair cost
- will be an excellent transition from your smaller birds

BTW
800's have a lot of wear vs 700

if you have to choose between the two, 700 to answer your original question
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03-17-2016 02:32 AM  4 years ago
magicmalik

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Thanks for your input. I am leaning towards a 700 now.. just gonna wait a little bit to see if any vendors put up a nice 10% off coupon. I do have a 600 electric from about 4 years ago. Im stuck home after double knee surgery and I guess im looking for a new heli kit to build to keep my mind occupied.http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8826230
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03-17-2016 03:04 PM  4 years ago
balsabasher

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Sent you a PM with links to some Top 700 deals. Good luck!Blades; what goes around, comes around!
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