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09-07-2017 06:40 PM  11 months agoPost 1
3dorbust

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From brushless cp 120 blink and it's gone to omg I'm flying a 900 helicopter. I want em all so my question is how many of you advanced flyers think a good 700 is a must have?

I know how Icarus felt

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09-07-2017 06:52 PM  11 months agoPost 2
Flyin for Jesus

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A 700 is really the top machine. They make larger but no one really competes with them. I have an 800 machine but can't really see much difference between that and my 700. My favorite heli is a 600 and it pretty much keeps up with my 700, but not quite. I can feel the difference if I fly them both in the same day.
But, work your way up. an old 450 ( 325mm blades ) is a good next step. You can fly it higher so you crash less but its still cheap to repair. After that, a real 500 or 550 single pack heli, then look at the 700s.

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09-07-2017 07:13 PM  11 months agoPost 3
EEngineer

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My favorite heli is a 600
Me too.....and the canopy on my Logo 600SX is very visible to me.....

And, for me, if I can't see it properly, then I can't fly it comfortably....

Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs

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09-07-2017 07:50 PM  11 months agoPost 4
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I wouldn't say a 700 is a "Must Have" per say, but they are nice to at least experience once if you are really serious about the hobby.

Nothing feels as good as well built and tuned 700 in the air. My first experience flying a 700 was like heaven. I couldn't stop cheesing the whole time even though I was scared to death of it at first because it was so big compared to my 600s. I also installed the paddles on backwards but I didn't even notice until after I landed. 700s are smooth, visible, quick, and stable more so than smaller models.

On the other hand, they can be pricey and require more space to safely operate. Today's technology let's you basically get comparable performance on just about any size machine bar the obvious advantages of size.

I find myself gravitating to my 550 or my 600s when I want to fly aggressive 3D.... mostly due to not wanting to dumb thumb my 700 flagships all though I love to fly 3d with them as well.

My advice? Try everything if you can afford to and you'll find where you best fit in....it's all fun anyways.

Mellisa

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09-07-2017 08:05 PM  11 months agoPost 5
3dorbust

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High quality 700 size a "must have?"
I have a 450 and with my 52 year old eyes 150 feet away is a bit far to me at my skill level. Many sizes means more sales. I think from a practical point of view staying with well established sizes 500,600,700 is a benefit parts and performance wise. Why 550 though to step up to and not 700? I sure do hear a lot about 550's

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09-07-2017 08:09 PM  11 months agoPost 6
JuanRodriguez

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A 700 gets my definite NOT NEEDED vote ! Specially at your current skill level.

A SIMULATOR is definitely a "must have" item which will save you tons of $ so that later on , you can consider that 700 !!

This has all been explained to you by multiple people in one of your other threads...... what have you done about it ??

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

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09-07-2017 08:54 PM  11 months agoPost 7
3dorbust

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High quality 700 size a "must have?"
Yes I'm getting a real flight sim as per you're wise words and a my cousin who is teaching rc up in mass. He is sending me one to use as long as I want. My motivating factors for a 700 are that what we get now as compared to ten years ago when I bought a $500 blade cp crashed and gave up is astronomically better and I will get help this time. One person used the word heaven to describe theirs. Thanks very much for all the feedback and to this forum!

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09-07-2017 09:14 PM  11 months agoPost 8
Heli_Splatter

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I have been a vocal opponent of new-guys learning to fly on 700 sized helis. This size is deadly in the wrong hands.

I know others disagree. For an advanced pilot, a 700 is great, but not a must have.

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09-07-2017 09:51 PM  11 months agoPost 9
EEngineer

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For an advanced pilot, a 700 is great, but not a must have.
How can you speak to what others want or must have?.....

Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs

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09-07-2017 11:01 PM  11 months agoPost 10
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High quality 700 size a "must have?"
I chose those words to get a lot of replies from owners of them as I am researching right now not to seem like an article writer. I'm only partly ignorant to electric rc helicopters IMHO 700 size the best size for the many 3d moves and for onlookers as well I have experience in doing that. I may try to find a link of a video that shows a world class pilot with a 700 doing his thing I obviously don't know you're ability but on that day at that time he and his 700 again IMHO was the best 3d flying on the planet. After my jaw hit the ground I thought I'm the type of person who tries to be the best I can be for my own satisfaction even more so after I served overseas over there I chose the best tool for the job. Sorry about the rant but I guess were limited to how many posts we can do?

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09-07-2017 11:21 PM  11 months agoPost 11
Heli_Splatter

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Because I can damn well have my own opinion. Why don't you go stalk someone else?
How can you speak to what others want or must have?.....

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09-07-2017 11:37 PM  11 months agoPost 12
grimthenoble

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Safety first in this hobby, 700 size Helis are very powerful. I wouldn't encourage anybody buying a 700 size machine until they can fly with confidence in smaller platforms. I prefer 700 size Helis over any other size Heli (I just like the power of them). Definalty NOT a "Must Have".

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09-08-2017 12:01 AM  11 months agoPost 13
3dorbust

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High quality 700 size a "must have?"
Sorry heli splatter that you thought I was talking to you I was not I actually I fully agree with you

I know how Icarus felt

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09-08-2017 12:24 AM  11 months agoPost 14
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3dorbust
High quality 700 size a "must have?"
Sorry heli splatter that you thought I was talking to you I was not I actually I fully agree with you
heli splatter was responding to EEngineer

They have a "Thing" for each other

ageing is manditory maturity is optional

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09-08-2017 12:31 AM  11 months agoPost 15
ICUR1-2

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I have often considered a 700 then reality sets in at least for me when I realized what they cost to own (2-3K$), maintain (5-600$ batteries) and repairs (starting from 150$ for blades).

Buying used is not an option, I don't trust second hand electronics or second hand bearings. If it's used it is for parts only as far as I'm concerned.

spending time, paying attention

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09-08-2017 12:38 AM  11 months agoPost 16
3dorbust

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High quality 700 size a "must have?"
I guess I will explain my subject title again I purposely did not ask that QUESTION not statement on the beginner forums because a inexperienced person with that size aircraft could hurt themselves or others vary bad. With that said there is a question mark at the end so to those who missed that I'm asking not telling people its that simple and I think anyone who would answer it will know about them or have one and give me there opinion and that was my goal maybe this will be more palatable if you could only have one size helicopter what would it be? I'm only human people

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09-08-2017 12:39 AM  11 months agoPost 17
EEngineer

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They have a "Thing" for each other
I don't have anything....

Just didn't agree with a statement like that.....lol

Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs

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09-08-2017 12:47 AM  11 months agoPost 18
870heli

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I got them !!!!!!!!! Nitro and Electric.
But my 550's and 500's get flown the most.

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09-08-2017 02:28 AM  11 months agoPost 19
JuanRodriguez

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if you could only have one size helicopter what would it be? I'm only human people
Probably a 500. Best of both worlds.....

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

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09-08-2017 02:47 AM  11 months agoPost 20
adh1000

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i don't have a 700 , the biggest i have owned is a goblin 630 , have also tried a synergy E5S(600) and a furion 6 , i flew them all about 20 times total (all 3) its not that i didn't like them they just didn't suit me. i owned them about a year apart and kept them for a couple of months before selling them . i feel like i should buy a 700 as everyone else seems to think that that is the pinnacle and over the years i have fallen into that trap 3 times but i fly my smaller heli's more they are just more convenient for me. right now the logo 480 extreme is the best heli i have ever flown .
i think as you progress and get more comfortable with flying you have the ability to fly closer( not too close obviously) so the smaller heli's aren't just a dot in the sky and you are able to see whats going on . they are also less intimidating , they can still do damage but it just isn't as worrying . this , of course , is just my opinion and if you have the room and finances and are sensible there is no reason not to get a 700
my vote would be the logo 700, never flown one but its little brother is awesome
Anthony

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oxy 3 , ikon
Gaui x5 ,(?)
logo 550sx ,v bar

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