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Old 03-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7hv vs Gaui x7

sorry for yet another comparison question, but i am just having a terrible time deciding between 700class helis. there are too many good options!

I have a ton of 6s5300 spyder packs, a beastx, and a few other misc parts that will work on either heli. So does anyone out there have/flown both? how is the battery tray system comparison between the two? parts and finish? i know parts availability for the compass helis is sometimes in question. I would really like to use 696 rail blades. any comparison will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Watch this!
Sorry I was thinking this post said 7HV vs Goblin but now I see it's 7Hv vs X7 DUH!!!

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xVtru-rSC0[/ame]
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i actually just did. definitely like the 7hv over the goblin, but i work for a hobby shop and can get the x7 for about the same price as the 7hv (just a tad more than a 7hv)
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i actually just did. definitely like the 7hv over the goblin, but i work for a hobby shop and can get the x7 for about the same price as the 7hv (just a tad more than a 7hv)
That makes it tough. I hear great things about the X7 and 7HV. I picked the 7HV based mostly on price difference, initial and crash.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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X7 is almost like an el Odin or so in size other then that it looks like its working well. Cant help you much more as i only seen the x7 once last summer at 3D masters.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I looked at the X7, Synergy E7 and the Compass 7HV before I made my 7HV purchase.
I found the X7 was a heavy bird that would be better suited to higher head speeds. I wanted something that could handle the low head seeds and the higher head speeds all in one package. The X7 is weighing in at 12 to 12,5 lbs RTF. My 7HV is only 11.3lbs RTF. This makes the compass more suited for low head speed flying. Itís easy to set the 7HV up for either flying style and at the flip of a switch increase your head speed and enjoy all the benefits of the extra power.

The Synergy was a well-built heli, but itís to light and expensive for my taste. I also did not like the belt issues that people are having with them. I see 5 for sale and two of them have Logo belts installed on them. The other issue I had with Synergy is the fact the they do not seem to support the older models very well. The N9 is only about 2 years old and itís dis-continued and parts are not available.

I purchased the 7HV because of its versatility, less expensive repair costs and all the happy people that are flying it.
I have been very happy with my purchase so far.

Best of luck in your decision.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've flown both and also did setups on both, 7hv is mine x7 my friends, firstly x7 is more expensive and heavier. If you can get both for the same price i'd go x7, why? because the 7hv has a crappy stock tail so you have to upgrade to be in the same company as the x7. Would i trade my hv for the x7?, no but i did upgrade my tail with the rjx one.
Hv is and looks bigger in the sky, has a lot more space for electronics etc, x7 is very narrow and tight to work on. Thing is x7 is a lot more expensive so place it in TDR and raptor e 720 company, both helis i have and will take above x7.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Stolla,

Did you ever fly the stock tail on the 7HV, sir?
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I just got the quick UK tail for my compass helis its a direct bolt on...i agree i don't like the tail on compass helis but other then that i love them
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I just got the quick UK tail for my compass helis its a direct bolt on...i agree i don't like the tail on compass helis but other then that i love them
Link please...
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this the one i got Thursday txt11 is the part number comes in a few colors

http://www.readyheli.com/TXT11-S-Qui...r_p_36433.html

http://www.quickuk.eu/products
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this the one i got Thursday txt11 is the part number comes in a few colors

http://www.readyheli.com/TXT11-S-Qui...r_p_36433.html

http://www.quickuk.eu/products
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Both are nice helis. Parts availability is pretty similar from what I've seen, Nankin does a good job, and if they don't have it another dealer usually does. Same deal for empire. I can show you my 7hv sometime if you want. I'm sure you may have seen chris x7 to compare.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Did you ever fly the stock tail on the 7HV, sir?
Some don't like plastic, that's just how it is, I don't mind as performance wise it's hardly noticeable, metal grips give marginally harder stops and more contant accel start, tail performance otherwise is the same. However crash wise plastic is superior both for price of part and spare the rest of the tail for the extra stress of rigid grips.
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All the fus about the plastic tail on the 7HV I think you all are just bling happy
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"All the fus about the plastic tail on the 7HV I think you all are just bling happy"

I am in complete agreement! The same tail is on the Odin, the 6HV, the Knight 3D, and probably other Compass machines. I don't mind the plastic, and the tail works and works well, IMHO.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Some just like to tinker too.
I am trying the QUK as they have worked well for me in the past and stand up in a tail strike or even crash.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I love how easy it is to service the plastic tail grips since they come apart in halves.


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Old 03-21-2012, 12:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I love how easy it is to service the plastic tail grips since they come apart in halves.
You hit the nail on the head .... I love the way the tail grips come apart.

I've never had an issue yet with the plastic grips on any of my Compass machines.
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