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Old 12-18-2019, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thinking about picking up a logo 700

I currently fly a trex 700l as my 700 size. I own 2 logo 600 and I love the way they fly which is why I am very interested in this one. When the 700 first came out I was all on board but then heard some reviews of it crashing terrible and that pretty much any crash is a rekit. However I have spoke to other that say usually only the bottom frame breaks which is an easy fix. I am also kind of not crazy about the fact they didn't go full belt on the tail. Does the 700 fly similar to the logo 600? for those that own them, are crashes that bad? also how are the crash costs in comparison to something like a trex?
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The problem with comparing crash costs is that there are simply too many variables that can affect how much a single crash costs. I've had crashes that should have been a rekit based on how hard they hit but ended up only being a few parts. I've also had crashes that didn't look bad at all but ended up being one of those times where I fixed it with parts but really should have rekitted it.

It's too easy to look at two helicopters and want to know how much one costs to crash vs the other. But it's really not a useful comparison because of the variation in crashes.

In the end, in my opinion, if you have to ask how much a 700 costs to crash, you probably shouldn't be looking at 700s. Not talking about you here - just in general, mainly for those who are looking at their first 700. Any 700 will be expensive to crash... it's the nature of the beast. Is an extra $50 on a $300+ crash going to make a difference?

In my experience, LOGOs tend to be fairly expensive to crash. Not because you break a lot, but because the parts are expensive. You won't break much most of the time, but what you do break will probably be pretty expensive. Crashing a Synergy is the same way. They're robust helis, but parts are expensive.

Some people will say "well to compare crash costs, just take the typical parts that break in a crash and add up the cost for brand A and brand B." That's a nice idea in practice, but aside from the regular variation and unpredictability from crash to crash, some helicopters will have parts that break or bend that don't on other helicopters. This is especially noticeable on helicopters with very low parts count, like many of the Mikados. I never crashed my LOGO 480 before I sold it, but I did look into how much I might spend if I were to crash it. The parts are expensive, but the entire helicopter has an extremely low parts count... there's not much to break.
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, it flys like a larger logo 600. Great heli.

I've never crashed it so can't tell ya.

I'm not sure where expensive parts comes from. They aren't at all.

Look at an entire main frame, main gears, one way, grips, head. Not expensive at all.

My logo 600s (3 of them) crash damn well.
The whole exploding logo thing is true, but yes it's a plastic frame. (I've not yet killed one myself). Break it and you buy all new for 38 per side. However, no bearing blocks to bend, break, etc. Like number said it's way to hard tell what eill break or not.

The tail on the Logo 700 is amazing.

The torque tube works well and makes pulling the tail a snap compared to full belt.
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here is a quick breakdown of parts cost. The Logo 700 over in some thigns, but under in others.

Align can be a pain. Bend a tail box plate, etc and they only sell the whole unti for a whopping 72 bucks. They do that on a few parts.

Conisder flying style. All align have a very low tail ratio and are poor for low headpseeds. Logos shine here.

If you want really cheap parts, Look at an XL Power 700.

05047 MAIN ROTOR YOKE, LOGO 700
$39.00
Align T-Rex 700X FL Main Rotor Housing Set (700X)
$32.99

05048 MAIN BLADE HOLDER WITH BALL BEARINGS, LOGO 700
$36.00
Align Main Rotor Holder (DFC/FL)
$52.99 (x2)

05049 BLADE HOLDER ARM, LOGO 700
Your Price: $25.00
Align 700FL Main Rotor Holder Arm Set
$19.99

04508 SWASHPLATE DRIVER LEVER, LOGO 700/800 XXTREME
$33.00
Align T-Rex 700X Control Arm Set (700X)
$20.99

04703 SPINDLE SHAFT ROTOR HEAD, LOGO XXTREME 700
$15.00
Feathering Shaft 700 HN7025A
$5

04291 LANDING STRUTS LOW PROFILE LOGO 600/690/700 WHITE
$22.00
700X Landing Skid(White) H70F001XX
$7.99
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Skid Pipe HN7049
$5.99

05017 MAIN GEAR 136 TEETH, MODUL 1, LOGO 700
$20.00
Align T-Rex 700X CNC Slant Thread Main Drive Gear (112T/13.5mm)
$26.99

05015 UPPER SIDE-FRAME RIGHT, LOGO 700
$38.00
Align Carbon Fiber 2mm Main Frame (1) (700X)
$27.99

05030 LOWER SIDE-FRAME RIGHT, LOGO 700
$21.00
700X Carbon Fiber Main Frame(L)-2.0mm H70B005XX
$34.99

04711 MAIN ROTOR SHAFT 240MM, LOGO XXTREME 700
$22.00
Align T-Rex 700X Main Shaft Set (700E DFC)
$10.00

05035 TAIL BOOM 25X774MM, LOGO 700
$20.00
700 Carbon Fiber Tail Boom-Matte Black -H70T005XX
$34.99

05036 TORQUE TUBE 10X743MM, LOGO 700
$15.00 no ends. Ends seperate.
Align Torque Tube with ends
$15.99

04584 TAIL ROTOR HUB, LOGO XXTREME
$22.00
700 Tail Rotor Hub H70T002BX
$5


04583 TAIL ROTOR BLADE HOLDER, LOGO XXTREME
$14.00

04569 TAIL ROTOR HUB SET WITH BLADE HOLDER, LOGO XXTREME
$40.00
700 Tail Rotor Holder H70T001BX
$27.99

04568 TAIL ROTOR LEVER, LOGO XXTREME
$12.00
700 Tail Control Arm H70T011XX
$10

04567 TAIL ROTOR CONTROL SLEEVE ASSEMBLY, LOGO XXTREME
$25.00
Metal Tail Pitch Assembly HN7079B
$20.99
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Tail Pitch Control Link H70T009XX
$5.99

05121 VERTICAL FIN, CARBON, LOGO 700
$20.00
Align Carbon Fiber Vertical Stabilizer (700X)
$24.99

05046 TAIL ROTOR SHAFT WITH BEVEL GEAR, LOGO 700
$14.00
Align T-Rex 700X Torque Tube Rear Drive Gear Set
$16.99
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