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09-08-2017 03:42 AM  11 months agoPost 21
Dan Minick

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I would say no. I have had 700 electrics and never really fell in love, now my 800 and 600 I love. Try them all

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09-08-2017 04:00 AM  11 months agoPost 22
3dorbust

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High quality 700 size a "must have?"
I have a nano quad that is nearly indestructible and i can fly the heck out of it because of that. For two years I have kept it going so that I could just pick it up and get 3d ish stick time it's not a heli but it flips rolls but no inversion. Then a k120 br less cp. I fly it in tall grass and hit throttle hold if I need to so no fear!with that. Then a 250 cp it's cheap so crash inverted I may get it going. And my 450 i get a bit aggressive but fear factor in play two light or low damage crashes in 3 months. It's a modified copter now. And fly's OK but it's heavy and not what I call high quality. From listening to some of you Guy's I may get a 550 but its going to be a top of the line this time. But I'm considering a 700 kit for 1000 bucks or so and put my choice of electronics in it so I asked is 700 size a good flagship?

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09-08-2017 05:18 AM  11 months agoPost 23
ICUR1-2

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I asked is 700 size a good flagship?
Depends on the pilot,
Quite frankly if fear stops you from taking risks, then you will hardly fly it.

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09-08-2017 10:50 AM  11 months agoPost 24
Richardmid1

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700 size is definitely not a 'must have' size unless you are competing. They are nice to fly but you need VERY deep pockets if it's electric and quite deep pockets if it's nitro! (popcorn ready!).

My favorite size is 500 (425-500mm blades) and the reason is they fly well enough, still auto, cheap blades and cheaper single battery (2500-3300mah 6s). Now that Align have the new 500 swinging 470mm blades and belt tail drive (cheaper and easier to repair), that for me is THE perfect 'if you could only have one heli' heli!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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09-08-2017 12:26 PM  11 months agoPost 25
870heli

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Like I said, I have all sizes but fly the 500's and 550's the most.
The big thing that sticks in my head when flying my 700's is cost. Yup, they just cost more and I know that shouldn't matter but it's just the way it is.
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09-08-2017 01:10 PM  11 months agoPost 26
ICUR1-2

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Looks like allot of us are in the same boat. Where budget dictates the risks we take.
If I can afford to repair it I'll fly it, I have been flying a protos 500 this season because I couldn't afford to fix my 600N if it went in. plus the fuel and time it takes to get it going again after a long break.

My protos maybe old and outdated but it was ahead of it's time by almost a decade anyways.

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09-08-2017 02:45 PM  11 months agoPost 27
mike123

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Nothing fly's quite as well as a big machine everybody should try one at least once if you can afford it. Just my .02 cents

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09-08-2017 03:09 PM  11 months agoPost 28
EEngineer

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+1

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09-08-2017 03:37 PM  11 months agoPost 29
JuanRodriguez

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Are you saying size matters?? To who ??? Or should that be to whom ???

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

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09-08-2017 03:43 PM  11 months agoPost 30
EEngineer

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From a distance it does.....

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09-08-2017 04:02 PM  11 months agoPost 31
JuanRodriguez

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Upright or inverted????

I do my best work close up !!

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09-08-2017 04:14 PM  11 months agoPost 32
CostaRicaHeli

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$$$
If you can afford it and are relatively proficient at piloting an RC helicopter (be it sport or 3D, it really doesn't matter which), go ahead and get it. You'll love it.

Franz

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09-08-2017 04:27 PM  11 months agoPost 33
mike123

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For sure i've always found the bigger helis easier to fly more stable etc

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09-08-2017 05:11 PM  11 months agoPost 34
3dorbust

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High quality 700 size a "must have?"
If two head's are better that one then I'm lucky I go Lot's now! I don't want to but I have to drop names. Richard great point,same with icur1-2 I don't have super deep pockets but I am getting a top name heli soon I'm starting to think a 700 may be biting off more than I want to chew maintenance wise. Mike's input is "nothing fly's as well". Same with others they love em it's that I have been to many show's and always look at people's models heck that's free to do and thought that 700's just looked right overall and perform beyond others plus I can see them at any position. Same with Juan I tend to fly a bit close but safe and that's because its a 450.als

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09-08-2017 05:32 PM  11 months agoPost 35
3dorbust

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High quality 700 size a "must have?"
Dan m. Has what I was thinking about getting.I listen to you all and I could live with a goblin 460 but if you want to run with the big dog's you have to get off the porch! At high head speed my 450 can do good basic 3d it's hopped up heck it's the best heli I have had so far but I lost it once my fault of course to far from me I was trying 3d without using a sim first. That was then now I can sport fly and am in full control for what I do. I have learned a lot and have no problems with repair it's how I made my living 30 years later I now get paid well to diagnose what others can't I'm going with a 550 Guy's thanks to all!

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09-08-2017 05:34 PM  11 months agoPost 36
mike123

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[think a 700 may be biting off more than I want to chew maintenance wise]

You may find the maintenance on a quality 700 to be a little less than the smaller units everything is a little bigger engines bearings etc I find they last longer. Just don't crash too much it can get a little pricey you can use two 6c batteries and if one fails rotate its mate to a 500 class heli to save on batteries

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09-08-2017 05:52 PM  11 months agoPost 37
3dorbust

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High quality 700 size a "must have?"
You know mike that's exactly what I thought and it's a fact big Bering's big strong parts but some say when you repair dig deep in you're pocket so it's a hard call. At least I think I want a 700 lol.

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09-08-2017 06:13 PM  11 months agoPost 38
icanfly

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if you can look at it in terms of where you're gong to fly a 450 to 500 might cover a football field no problem, you will run out of room quickly if your doing big air moves and would want 3 football fields side by side of room for a 700. I like to look at a 325 as 1' blade, a 550= 18" and a 700 as 28" (600 more 2ft than a 700".

If you have room to fly it.

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09-08-2017 06:31 PM  11 months agoPost 39
EEngineer

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700 as 28" (600 more 2ft than a 700"
700 as 28"......LOL

Sure, looking through binoculars from the wrong end....

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09-08-2017 06:45 PM  11 months agoPost 40
utahbob

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Not a must..but
Getting used to the "anxiety effect" of flying a 700 will help out when you fly the smaller\cheaper models..I waited 10 yrs. Before I got my Trex700 nitro. .and haven't regretted it at all..7 yrs. Flying it and it still rocks!

I do a great decending funnel!

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