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Old Nov 25, 2012, 04:19 AM
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Lets see if I have this picture thing figured out.
I'm jealous, I ordered mine last week from oomodel, but as it's the green one it apparently isn't in stock! They're shipping it out Monday apparently, all the electronics are on their way,now the wait begins..... That one looks about ready for a maiden too! Video please.. I'm sick of watching the promo..
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Put two flights on it today, mainly getting the tail right. Strangly three times on the second flight it shut itself down on spool up for just a second and spooled back up, the electronic we're fine on my HK 450 so it must be from the tight gears. Guess that will be tonight's project.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:23 AM
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Does it fly like a bigger bird swinging those 360mm blades?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:35 AM
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One more next to the 6HV

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That thing looks gorgeous

I love my 7hv to..
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Put another few flights on it today, hands were shaking lol. I just love the sound of it. It does feel smoother with the bigger blades, basically the same setup as my 450 but a much more stable feel.

The gens ace 6s 1200 doesn't seem to give me much flight time at this point, thought it might be due to the tight gear contact creating extra drag. I did a little filing to the frame to release some pressure on the gears which turned out great, very smooth feeling, but still a short flight time, maybe 3 minutes.

Farmer, I put my first two flights on the 6HV today, wow was it way more intimidating then the smaller ones. I can see why everyone says the larger helis fly better though, and much easier to see. I can definitely see a 7HV somewhere in the future.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Kool @ a 480 thread being started up. I plan on buying one soon. Subscribed
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Any video yet?
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Sorry, no video on it, wouldn't know where to start. It would be nice to be able to look back and see what all was happening right before I plant one.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Anyone can already comment on quality?
How does it fare compared to align or gaui?
It will be a notch under Align Quality. Keep in mind Gaui is a bit better then align. I dont have this heli yet, But i believe ALZRC to be the same Quality as tarot. With my Tarot 450 pro v2 the only change outs I had to do were soft frame screws. And soft front and rear t.t gears.

Troy: Any chance You have a 450 ? If so a couple pics for side by side comparison with your new 480 Would be great.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Here's a few for comparison. The 480 has a lot heavier screw set over the align, the bearings felt about as good as my HK 450. Also the main gear teeth are at an angle instead of straight like the align.

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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Excellent pics troy. Much appreciated.. I did not realize the 480 comes with slant gears. This explains why it is so quiet in flight. My 550 has slant gears, That heli is whisper quiet compared to my others. Good to know Info troy. Thanks for the heads up
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:30 PM
just gotta mess with it!
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Looks like you could easily use a shorter mainshaft on the 6HV, those grip links look really long! Nice though!
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Troy...thx for the build and review. I recalled seeing that promo video but I wasn't certain on the size compares to a 450 pro. Seems like it should be almost as stable as a 500 but with cheaper replacement parts..except for the tail back. Is the boom and that fiberglass covering integrated into one piece?
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Hey ridge racer, the tail boom is just a fiberglass hollow cover, the tail boom tube is still there with the servo control rod under it and then the tail cover slides over it.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Since it just uses 450 Pro mechanics, anyone should be able to do an easy stretch on their 450 by getting the longer tail boom and TT shaft.
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