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Old 05-03-2012, 11:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Another question. The field I fly at isn't huge, but it's not small either. Is buying a 700 size heli a bad idea? right now I can just do normal fff loops, flips, rolls nothing crazy.

I want a 700 bad, but I don't know if it will be as fun in a smaller area. I've never even seen a 700 size heli so I don't really know if it's too much. The largest heli i've seen is a 550 stretched to 600, but I know a 700 looks a lot bigger in pictures... decisions decisions.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:27 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I'd say if you are going to buy a 700 join a club or make sure you have plenty of space where you are sure no dog walkers/people are going to cross the field, they seem to be deaf and don't look up (the walkers not the dogs). Same goes for the 550 really.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I sold all my nitro gear and bought a 550 about 6 months ago, aiming to get a 700 at some point - but now I wish there was a way of having a slightly bigger heli than the 550 but still use a single 6s 5000 pack.

Somebody said try a Logo 500, but surely its the same size as a 550, and must swing the same size blades?

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Aha, take a look at the Logo 500SE, swings 600mm blades, in fact just got mine and it has a pair of Edge 603's. Takes 6S 5A, same as the 550.
Upgraded mine straight away with a 600 boom, tail and belt etc!
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:32 AM   #25 (permalink)
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That's what I don't understand, thought you couldn't run 600 blades on a single 6s pack without stressing the packs?

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:54 AM   #26 (permalink)
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That's what I don't understand, thought you couldn't run 600 blades on a single 6s pack without stressing the packs?

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As I best understand it, the older T600 ESP using 600mm ran on 6S. I believe folks complained that I was underpowered.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:17 AM   #27 (permalink)
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The old 600 electric was underpowered for hard 3D and had a tendency to kill Lipo's. I upgraded my old 600 electric to 12S and never looked back. Well worth it and the batteries aren't too bad ... running 2 X 3300 mah turnigy Nano's 45C and fly 3D for about 4:30 and it rocks! Using Scorpion 4035 - 530 and Castle HV85 along with CC BEC Pro. All that said I have a friend who still flies his all stock 600 electric and flies sport and loves it so I guess it depends on your flying style as to whether or not you would consider the old one underpowered. I also have a new 600 ePro and that is my favorite of all my heli's including my 700 electric and Whiplash E FBL.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Another thing to think about is if you're flying t550 then the t700e shares more than just batteries. Having extra main gears, links, and tail grips laying around that will work for both helis is really nice.
I also have a 700e and for being an older design is a very capable heli. I actually just bought mine a couple months back and am not at all tore up about the new design possibly coming out soon. I think the bellcranks will probably save me some servos in the long run. (I hope)
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