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07-10-2018 02:18 AM  3 years ago
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Velos 880?
What ever happened to this Heli and brand? I thought it was rather cool heli even if it was expensive guess looks were not enough for it to catch on.

the Website is still up and active... and active on facebook, yet alot of suppliers have discontinued it ( I cant find one that does supply it) and not much in the way of heli owners activity on the web. seems they are trying to pass it off on the UAV market (tough sell against modern quad/hexa copters)

such potential. sad.
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07-10-2018 02:49 AM  3 years ago
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They lost a ton of money trying to sell to the hobby market
And they are actually doing pretty well as a UAV vendor.

I shared a flying field with one of their main beta-testers and watched it evolve into a pretty awesome heli.

There was only 2 FBL that could be used with the 4-servo swash.
And the price was beyond what most hobbyist could afford. By the time it was all-up and ready to fly, the price tag was approaching turbine-territory.
But, no turbine could ever keep up with the Velos beast for 3D smack.
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07-10-2018 11:34 PM  3 years ago
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The examples I had seen at IRCHA looked like it was an overweight SOB. I had a N7 Turbine I built with a wren 44 that moved faster than that thing for less moneyTeam Synergy, Team FBL Rotors-------if its not broke...it will be!
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07-12-2018 04:09 PM  3 years ago
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Dan Minick The examples I had seen at IRCHA looked like it was an overweight SOB. I had a N7 Turbine I built with a wren 44 that moved faster than that thing for less money
That's odd. The one I've seen was being smacked around like a 700. It moved a lot of air. But, it does sting when it goes in.

Price wise, it's like putting together two electric 700s. The kit is twice the price of a 700 kit ($2k when it was available), and requires 2 motors, two escs, and 2 sets of packs. About the only thing not duplicated are blades, FBL unit (even though the NEO is 2x the price of most other units), and servos.

It was impressive to see fly when in capable hands.
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07-12-2018 07:48 PM  3 years ago
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cudaboy_71 About the only thing not duplicated are blades
well it does have two IDENTICAL rotor blades... (remember that one guy that proved you could fly with one blade on a 450)

but the cost was not with the extra motor and pack... It was the kit alone at an elite level eccentricity that put it out of reach of most, cause honestly we can find bargains when it comes to ESCs and Motors. Even When it comes to packs, yeah it needed 2 sets, but honestly alot of guys already have enough packs to apply to this model if they already had a decent 700 along with charging equipment...

Still sad the kit price was overboard and never came down enough to enable access to a broader market, and like what was mentioned the 4 servo swash system which limited the FBL choices made it that much more difficult.

Too bad we are seeing a general decline and the advancements die off... Seems it comes down to Lipos, CF and FBL as the last great advancements in RC helicopters
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