3rd Heli - HeliFreak
Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopter Support > Compass Model Helicopters > Compass 7HV, 7HVU and Chronos


Compass 7HV, 7HVU and Chronos Compass Compass 7HV, 7HVU and Chronos Model Helicopter Discussion


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-28-2012, 05:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,963
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Everywhere
Default 3rd Heli

OK... So I've been dreaming and researching and debating and trying to talk myself into a new Heli, especially the Diabolo. I've sold off all my old helis and just have my Logo 6003D and 7HV left. I also have $3,100 burning a hole in my pocket from all the stuff I sold in the last year.

Sitting here, I have a vBar, BLS451/251 servo setup, RX, BEC, Xera motor, etc... just need an ESC and a kit.

I've had my finger hovering over the buy button for a JIVE 120HV for a good price all day, but I just can't fathom what I will put it in. I can't come up with a Heli that will complement my fleet of 2. One that I will sub in for one of the others when I head to the field. I won't own 2 of the same thing again. If I crash one I will fix it. We live in the days of priority mail. No need for spares depreciating on the shelf.

Anyone have this problem? Have I reached a point of maturity where I've realized a man only needs two helis to love and take care of? Should I be happy to have a mega spare parts fund sitting in the bank? Should I be spending the time I used to spend building and selling helis taking my kids out of school for fishing trips instead (I don't like fishing, but they (4&6) do).

I think I may have reached the point of Heli zen... I just caught my thumb and my ring fingers touching.

I don't know man... Conflicted.
__________________
1 - Diabolo 1 stuffed with, well, see below
2 - Diabolo 2 stuffed with testosterone, jittery sweat, and rippling flanks
OverTemp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Port Elizabeth South Africa
Default

the diabolo will complement your fleet, set it up for speed with beast x
Stolla is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 07:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,963
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Everywhere
Default

Why BX vs vbar?
__________________
1 - Diabolo 1 stuffed with, well, see below
2 - Diabolo 2 stuffed with testosterone, jittery sweat, and rippling flanks
OverTemp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 07:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Italy
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OverTemp View Post
Why BX vs vbar?
pitching up tendency at high HS and a LOT of degrees of pitch? For this reason i think also Banshee Team pilot use BeastX. For speed is the best between the 2.
__________________
Compass 7HVU - SAB Goblin 700 - Logo 550SE - All with Vcontrol
uragano47812 is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 08:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,646
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Default

I have the same stable as yourself, I chose to add the Diabolo, but I will fly the 7 HV the hardest...


Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
__________________
Team Rotorquest/ SAB Heli Canada
mtymyk is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 08:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,469
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtymyk View Post
I have the same stable as yourself, I chose to add the Diabolo, but I will fly the 7 HV the hardest...

Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
Can't wait to see this thing rock the sky How's the build going so far?
__________________

belcom is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 08:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,646
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by belcom View Post
Can't wait to see this thing rock the sky How's the build going so far?
Check your texts



Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
__________________
Team Rotorquest/ SAB Heli Canada
mtymyk is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 09:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 8,983
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Midland, MI - USA
Default

I am envious to be in a position to build a Diabolo, or perhaps a TDR. Personally, I came to the conclusion that a pair of helis is about right for flying them both all the time. However, you sound like me, in that, you are hankering for a project. I'm building a scale project for the building fun, but don't expect to fly it much. Just enjoying creating it.

Build it with what you have. You don't have to build it to compete. Just to have fun. Learning BX when I am a Vbar guy doesn't cut it. A Diabolo or a TDR would be an ultimate project IMO.
__________________
= Rb43 =
Rob43 is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 09:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,469
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Default

$3100 sounds just about right for the xxtreme, no? $2400 for the kit everything except servos included. You would have to upgrade those 451s to something stronger though.
__________________

belcom is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Port Elizabeth South Africa
Default

Bx is the easiest system to learn i can think of, myself vbar guy since the first units came out, still have 5 on vbar, still prefer it 3d wise.
Stolla is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 07:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 5,844
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wiltshire England
Default

Don't forget the warp now !!
__________________
Oxy 3 SK540 Minijazz 20 / WARP 360 SK540 Koby 55 / Goblin 500 SK540 jive 100 / 6HV ultimate Helijive120 SK540 / 7HV SK540 Kosmik200 / Futaba18mz / Skookum support rep
heathy is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Default

Maybe a scale build or not your thing?
__________________
GimpyGolden is online now        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 07:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Default

Oh ya, or a Goblin...it's the best!
__________________
GimpyGolden is online now        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2012, 03:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,963
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Everywhere
Default

You have a Goblin too? How's it compare to the 7HV? I was seriously thinking about one.
__________________
1 - Diabolo 1 stuffed with, well, see below
2 - Diabolo 2 stuffed with testosterone, jittery sweat, and rippling flanks
OverTemp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2012, 08:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,131
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Carrollton,Georgia
Default

I wanted a Goblin bad. I know with the profile of the boom it would help my aging eyes with orientation. My flying skills are poor but I love the hobby
I was interested to see my first Goblins at SEFF and side in they have a very visible profile . I was really liking what I was seeing. When I noticed that head in or tail in the all but disappeared . Darn, I loved the look but I need all the visual clues I can get

I bought the Compass as I could see it better in general.

Getting old ain't for sissies
__________________
Compass7HV,Sk720HeliJive120HV Pyro 700 52L allHV
Outrage 550: Scorpion 4020-1390,CC125A ESC,WR ESC
Logo 5003D Scorpion Sk720 4020-1100, Blade130X MCPX
TT E-620 SE x 2: Scorpion 4025-740 200srx, nano qx JR Parkmites x 2
Jamesppp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2012, 08:57 AM   #16 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,963
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Everywhere
Default

Tell me about it. I'm not that old, but am starting to feel it.

Screw getting old. I'm fighting it. I'm working out like a maniac.
__________________
1 - Diabolo 1 stuffed with, well, see below
2 - Diabolo 2 stuffed with testosterone, jittery sweat, and rippling flanks
OverTemp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Default

I had a Goblin, sold it and bought a second 7Hv.
One of my concerns was visability as noted above, nose in it's gone and I have great vision.

Also didn't like the early adopter bit, seems rightfully so with the issues they've had though they seem to resolve them quickly.

Biggest reason still seeing myself as a newb pilot I wanted a second similar machine so when one is down due to crash or other issues I can pick up and keep flying the same feel.

A nice machine it was just didn't fit my needs.
__________________
GimpyGolden is online now        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-29-2012, 05:15 PM   #18 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 8,983
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Midland, MI - USA
Default

Working out MY aging eyes...
__________________
= Rb43 =
Rob43 is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 06:04 AM   #19 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,963
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Everywhere
Default

I'm also debating on getting an E-Revo 1/10 Brushless truck. Everyone here drives too... No airplanes, helis and trucks. I drove a buddy's and it was kind of a riot, and runs forever.

Am I crazy? Anyone else have a car/truck?

I guess resale is decent should I lose interest in it.
__________________
1 - Diabolo 1 stuffed with, well, see below
2 - Diabolo 2 stuffed with testosterone, jittery sweat, and rippling flanks
OverTemp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 06:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 8,983
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Midland, MI - USA
Default

Pretty wild...I used to run 1/10 trucks back during the NiCd Age. Running at a LHS which had an indoor dirt track. It was a total blast. But, it cost me as much as helis keeping everything running. But it was soooo much fun.
__________________
= Rb43 =
Rob43 is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply




Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the HeliFreak forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your REAL and WORKING email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Use a real email address or you will not be granted access to the site. Thank you.
Email Address:
Location
Where do you live? ie: Country, State, City or General Geographic Location please.
Name and Lastname
Enter name and last name here. (This information is not shown to the general public. Optional)
Helicopter #1
Enter Helicopter #1 type and equipment.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Helicopter #2
Enter Helicopter #2 type and equipment.
Helicopter #3
Enter Helicopter #3 type and equipment.
Helicopter #4
Enter Helicopter #4 type and equipment.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Copyright © Website Acquisitions Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1