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09-26-2017 11:05 PM  9 months agoPost 1
3dorbust

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I sometimes struggle with the notion that the more it costs the better it is. Is it just a status symbol to have the most expensive things? Both watches tell time but one seems to mean your successful and the other not so much. My point is I want a compass exo or a goblin. But I just bought a alzrc devil 465 it's less expensive but is it cheap? It looks well made and is better than what I have now in terms of performance. Some say don't get a so so model save up and get an align. Does anyone have alzrc and did I make a mistake? It's 6s capable and has good parts availability.

I know how Icarus felt

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09-26-2017 11:28 PM  9 months agoPost 2
chopper37

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Well in keeping with the topic, I sold the Rolex, looked nice but it didn't keep time worth a damn, well got a G-force runs great and has parts, so if it works with your budget and there's parts enjoy it!

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09-26-2017 11:57 PM  9 months agoPost 3
InvertedDude

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3dorbust
Status! It is all about Status!

Big bling bling! See?

Go with rolex due to parts and repairs, they have been around a long time. Easy to sell if you need to right away.

Other than what I described, big deal....unless you get mugged in Chicago!

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09-27-2017 12:09 AM  9 months agoPost 4
Heli_Splatter

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Bottom line is that you don't get crap for your Rolex or Trex at the pawn store. Yeah, you may be able to sell it, but for a larger loss.

So, if you buy good inexpensive products, you will enjoy a smaller cost of ownership even when you throw away the Timex or xcycby copter.

I do fly Trex, and I would never compare their quality to Rolex. Of course, I have never owned a Rolex, nor will I. Who wears a watch these days anyway? I quit that 10 or more years ago.

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09-27-2017 12:20 AM  9 months agoPost 5
ICUR1-2

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Timex or rolex
Expensive no longer equates to quality and is more a status symbol today.
I have seen expensive home appliances fail before the cheap ones do.
Same thing with cars and bikes.
Don't get me started about new home construction, biggest rip off scam going atm.

Then there are those that If they don't recognize the brand name they snub you.

I hear ya buddy there are allot of fake people out there .
Keep it real buy what you like and can afford.
Life is about enjoying what you have and not wishing for things you have not.

spending time, paying attention

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09-27-2017 01:08 AM  9 months agoPost 6
JuanRodriguez

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Still have the Rolex my wife gave me for my 40th birthday..... that was 25 yrs ago .

If your Rolex doesn't keep time worth a damn , then it's most likely a counterfeit. Did you try changing the battery before you sold it ???.....

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

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09-27-2017 03:24 AM  9 months agoPost 7
helitom

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Pine Grove, Calif, USA

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Fact is that most any heli (watch) you buy will be more capable in any flight mode than you are capable to fly.

The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

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09-27-2017 11:47 AM  9 months agoPost 8
grimthenoble

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Spending more money on something doesn't mean it is better by no means. You do have to realize the mark up on brand name products is sometimes a lot more than we think. I go both ways in this Hobby, I like to see how cheap I can do a quality build and sometimes I blow the whole check. I for one don't need to have the best of the best to show off to my buddies, I buy what I can afford.

Never go Full Retard!

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09-27-2017 01:05 PM  9 months agoPost 9
icanfly

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if you took a timex body and put a Rolex movement within you wouldn't get rolled for it in Chicago, or Detroit, or risk that in any low caste part of any big city for that matter. You get what's called a sleeper, a clone real cheap with some genuine feathering, main, and tail shafts, sometimes screws in critical places. It looks like a clone, costs little, but has guts of toughness, ohh yeah, main gear also probably. Whatever you bend or wear out replace with align where compatible. When you get so good you don't crash any more you will have toasted the clone enough it will likely shake it's self to death if you try to keep flying it. You'll have saved enough to buy a real pride purchase, something more expensive for the ever rewarding "look at me, lookee what I got" effect.

anecdote, bought a Tarot original design dfc complete head, feathering shaft was made of butter, align's doesn't fit without my making specialized 2mm spacer per side (taken from the brass sleeve of a 325 blade root). Tarot feathering shaft almost bent on it's own when you looked at it funny.

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09-27-2017 01:45 PM  9 months agoPost 10
Big Edge

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Bro, I have the Devil 420 Fast and just ordered the Devil 380 (Blue Silver Iron man) If you have done any research on the ALZRC Devil line you will find that most are very happy with the kits and quality.

You may find however that some will frown upon clones..

oh, Timex for me.

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Don't taze me bro...

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09-27-2017 02:00 PM  9 months agoPost 11
Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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The problem with 'clones' is you don't know how long they are going to be around for parts support and what's the customer service like?! You also won't get the support on the forums because the chances are no one has even heard of the heli before!

Buy a Hirobo kit and you will see and feel the difference in quality! Even between a Hirobo and todays Align helis! (Align used to be a lot worse quality!).

60% of the time, it works every time!

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09-27-2017 09:37 PM  9 months agoPost 12
3dorbust

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Timex or Rolex
I did what people here told me. I put an 11t pinion on I had a 13t but stronger servos and drag on drive train heated my ESC to the point of shutdown. And a crash but water under the bridge now. As one person said I have a sleeper with my 450 it will out fly me. It's easy to setup and I don't care as much when I make a smack down mistake. And a vary knowledgeable RR vet said he would not have much faith in my helicopters electronics. I kind of agree but feel I got lucky because it will stay locked in now. And heat is down so thank you. I'm the one who said 700 a must have??? And I want one but I'm not there yet I took the advice. So safety and deep pocket wise I said not now. A Alzrc 465 devil has 360mm mains not 325mm and I think it's well made it will get good electronics. I think if it don't get me where I want to be nothing will. So I'm going down to see you pistol Pete hope you want to fly a 465!

I know how Icarus felt

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09-27-2017 09:48 PM  9 months agoPost 13
Heli_Splatter

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Clone: a copy of a popular helicopter that takes replacement parts made for the name brand helicopter. I have had Xheli clones for years. Need a part, throw on a clone or trex part and I am back in the air. That is why it is a clone.
The problem with 'clones' is you don't know how long they are going to be around for parts support and what's the customer service like?!

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09-27-2017 10:17 PM  9 months agoPost 14
co_rotorhead

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The problem with 'clones' is you don't know how long they are going to be around for parts support and what's the customer service like?! You also won't get the support on the forums because the chances are no one has even heard of the heli before!
And don't forget, the lower in price you go for a clone (there are varying degrees of quality here), the more likely your bargain heli's parts are going to be made entirely of Chinesium. Not always great for stuff that spins at high RPMs. And that's just for the mechanical stuff. Don't get me started on cloned electronics.

Do your research first and always ask, "I wonder how they can sell this whole kit for $69". Ponder that before "Add to cart". Caveat emptor.

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09-27-2017 10:52 PM  9 months agoPost 15
EEngineer

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TX

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If you do such business at a pawn shop, you should expect to get screwed......lol

Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs

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09-29-2017 01:21 PM  9 months agoPost 16
jharkin

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ON the topic of watches... there is a difference between an outward "show" of success and real success.

Go read a book called "The Millionaire next door"
https://www.amazon.com/Millionaire-...naire+next+door

Stanley and Danko did an extensive study in the 90s on the lifestyle habits of self made millionaires. On the topic of watches they found that most wore neither Timex or Rolex.

You know what the most popular watch was with the real millionaire set?
A Seiko.

Funny thing, I wear Seiko

(BTW, most real self made millionaires are not living in gaudy McMansion houses either. And they dont drive bimmers)

-Jeremy
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