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09-06-2017 12:24 AM  9 months agoPost 1
InvertedDude

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Be honest, no BS here!

Is this kit worth the asking price of $400? I am looking else where besides align. Are the parts easy to buy? Does it fly well out of the box?

Any needed upgrades?

Thanks

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09-06-2017 01:26 AM  9 months agoPost 2
JuanRodriguez

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Others can add but I would be very leery regarding parts availability.....

And you can do a search on their "customer service" and make up your own mind .....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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09-06-2017 01:40 AM  9 months agoPost 3
ICUR1-2

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Don't do it

spending time, paying attention

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09-06-2017 01:41 AM  9 months agoPost 4
InvertedDude

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JuanRodriguez
Yes, I am aware of customer services leaves much desired. What I am really concerned are heli parts being available. It is seriously looking like it is drying up big time. This can't be good with the hobby.

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09-06-2017 01:42 AM  9 months agoPost 5
InvertedDude

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ICUR1-2
So I am stuck with Align for 600 sized helicopters?

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09-06-2017 02:46 AM  9 months agoPost 6
Felino

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The basic rule is to pay about 50% of the regular for a discontinued heli kit specialy if parts are no longer available.
No matter if it is a new complete heli kit. Its value goes down the toilet once it is discontinued and if it was not very popular.
The Radikal 640 was about U$350.00 when it was released so you should currently pay US175.00 or less. Parts for this model are very hard to find.
At U$175.00 it wouldn´t be a good idea to buy it if you have no spare parts at hand and it would be a good idea for someone that already owns a
Radikal 640 and is looking for a complete kit as back up parts.

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09-06-2017 02:50 AM  9 months agoPost 7
ICUR1-2

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you have allot more choices than just Align for 600 size.
take your time. don't rush into a deal. do your research.

Glad you took the time to ask even if the answer isn't what you wanted

If your interested in a low cost to own and inexpensive to repair
I would recommend the Protos 500 the plastic version is great for sport flyers and if you find your self banging the sticks the carbon version is better suited.
I have had mine for about 9 years already and still the best model out there for costs of repairs

spending time, paying attention

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09-06-2017 02:57 AM  9 months agoPost 8
Felino

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Sorry I forgot one word.
Tha basic rule is to pay about 50% of the regular --cost-- for a discontinued heli kit.

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09-06-2017 07:57 PM  9 months agoPost 9
JuanRodriguez

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One other choice in a 600 class heli would be the Pantera......it's very similar to the Raptor 50.

Great price, in stock kits and great parts support as well as great customer service ....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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09-06-2017 08:51 PM  9 months agoPost 10
InvertedDude

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Pantera! I thought they went out of business! LoL! After all the thick and mud, the pantera survives and big business closes down! wow!

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09-06-2017 11:32 PM  9 months agoPost 11
JuanRodriguez

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Yup, still going......

http://www.audacitymodels.com/Produ...02/Default.aspx

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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