My first Assault heli after much HK-Helis from 450 V2, 450 GT, T500, 500 GT, 600 GT. Wow, what a big step in quality! I`ve built 4 or 5 Align 700 DFC for friends, and on every one i found some things not so good. But this heli shows no weak points, all is machined very nice and looks awesome. All shafts and gears run true, all bearings run soft and have no play, rotor head and tail rotor move softly. I think there is no need to change parts for my soft flying style, a hardcore 3D pilot maybe will change the main gear. There are only 2 things on the minus side: the canopy is de-formed due to the packaging, some heat can correct this. And the tail rotor need the "flip the grips" mod, it blows in the wrong direction when the control alr is 90 degree to the tail boom. Easy made. Can`t wait to build it!Super heli. I have 6 of these. Flying them all on 14S.
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No brainer 700.Al primo volo mi si sgranata la corona principale ho rischiato di cadere.Questo elicottero un pericolo pubblico.I materiali sono di pessima qualit,non compratelo.a*******************************************************************************************************************8Very impressed with the overall quality. There are some differences in parts between this and the Trex700 but a great many Trex parts do fit fine. I was unable to remove feathering shaft due to lots of thread lock. When finally dismantled I found thrust bearings were wrong sizes. (3 one size and one of another...should be in pairs) Not available as HK spares. However Align items fitted perfectly. Hard to beat for the money, so much so I now have two!
Easy upgrades available if you want to bling it up a bit with Trex parts.JUST BOUGHT THREE OF THESE HELIS IN THE SALE. THEY ARE A BARGAIN AT THAT PRICE. THE QUALITY OF THE KIT IS EXCELLENT. THE DFC HEAD IS A WORK OF ART. BIG IMPROVEMENT ON THE EARLIER HK KITS. NICELY FINISHED CANOPY, A BIT THIN BUT CAN BE SHEATHED WITH ANOTHER LAYER OF GLASS CLOTH. OVERALL GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY. WILL REPORT BACK WHEN BUILT AND TESTED. THANKS. HK.Nice kit this, the head appears to be of the same quality as my 700n dfc. The frames are nice, main bearing blocks and bearings are nice and smooth, I was a bit scared of the swash plate (v2) but after trying to rip the balls out by hand gave it a try and its holding up well so far. the electronic plates look a bit cheap but don't need to be strong anyway. my tail assembly had a few sharp edges but easily fixed. I fly hard 3d and all I changed was the main gear to a helical cut one, The threaded links between the dfc arm and swash ball link as theses one have a hole through the middle of them instead of an external hex to stop them turning while you adjust them which i didn't like (weak) had to get the align servo to swash links as the ones supplied in the kit are far to long also had to get an align mainshaft as the collar slipped on the first flight there's no way two little grub screws will hold 700 thrust other than that it's a beautiful kit with all the latest features.I'm kind f upset, received the kit today, when I was unboxing the things The canopy was cracked in several parts but the cardboard boxes were in perfect conditions, which probably means a lack of care during packaging at international hobbbyking's warehouse. I know it is not an functional important part of the kit but it is its skin. so dissapointing.Received the order 4/27/2015:
First impression, what a big box! Hobbyking outdid themselves with this model heli, extremely well packed & nothing damaged...a good thing! Looking at the the components, they look VERY large, this sucker is HUGE OMG!!! Can' t wait to get this one built & equipped, gonna cost a small bundle indeed. Overall impressions, this is a definite A model heli for the size & money. To all the HK haters out there, get a clue... This is the s***t!
Why spend your hard earned $$ on any other brand? Unless u r stuck on stupid...
I give this assault 700 almost a good two thumbs up. Ok so the tt is bent a little that needs to be addressed. And the tail slider binds I just filed it a little. I like the dfc head, I threadlocked all screws and it looks like most of it was already done. Just checked to make sure.